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Talented young dancers have a chance to show off their creativity and compete to be awarded the best choreographer in the second Next Generation of Fine Arts Competition.
Freshmen, it’s not too early to start thinking about your college plans. Your first step is to build a strong resume. If you establish high standards and work hard, you will set yourself up for unlimited opportunities when you apply to colleges in the fall of your senior year. Here are some tips to get you started:
The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence has nominated Lauren Woodworth, Kids Club program coordinator for Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary School, for this year’s Outstanding Afterschool Professional Award.
In honor of the 14th annual national Lights On Afterschool celebration this Thursday, Oct. 17, Kyrene Kids Club and Kyrene After Hours will join more than 1 million Americans in more than 8,000 communities nationwide in an event organized by the Afterschool Alliance to rally support for after-school programs.
Keeping students completely engaged with everyday curriculum can be a relentless process, but Kyrene Traditional Academy (KTA) offers a more old school approach when it comes to learning.
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Education advocate and founding chairman of the Helios Education Foundation, Vince Roig, has been named the 2013 Afterschool Champion by the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE).
A mentoring organization for at-risk youth in south Phoenix is in desperate need for volunteers and is turning to Ahwatukee Foothills for help.
This Tuesday, Aug. 27, will be the final day to vote in the Phoenix City Council election.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA, a nonprofit organization serving the community, has opened the doors to its new “state-of-the-art” Team Ortho Youth and Teen Center, giving the children in the community an entertaining place to visit after school.
Quinn Cooney of Mill Creek, Wash., is excited about starting high school in September, but she’s not looking forward to waking up at 5:30 a.m. to arrive on time. Classes for ninth-graders start at 7:30 a.m., 45 minutes earlier than they did in middle school.
School is right around the corner, which means students may need after-school help with their course material.
As Arizona mayors, we work to find solutions to the issues facing our cities and towns. We roll up our sleeves to get the job done.
In the United States the average kid (age 8-18) spends 7.5 hours a day in front of a screen or on the phone. To counter sedentary living patterns, national physical activity guidelines for youth have been developed. The guidelines call for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for children and teens. The guidelines are based on the amount of physical activity necessary to promote good fitness, health, and wellness. Only 29 percent of high school students meet the 60-minute daily guideline and 14 percent don’t do any physical activity that causes them to breathe hard or that increases heart rate on any day during the week.
Out on the grass between classroom buildings and the baseball field at Kyrene Centennial Middle School, a group of 7th graders were measuring indoor temperatures of their model homes for an urban heat island project last week.
With all the gizmos, gadgets and electronic media available these days, it can be tough for parents to get kids to sit down with good old-fashioned books. But regular reading, done for fun, is linked to better school performance and can expose kids to a world of knowledge.
Everest University Online and Everest College Phoenix recently presented the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department with a donation of $5,000 for its Phoenix Afterschool Program. The Phoenix Afterschool Program is an affordable after-school recreation and enrichment program in many locations throughout the city.
Freshmen, it’s not too early to start thinking about your college plans. Your first step — build a strong resume. If you establish high standards and work hard, you will set yourself up for unlimited opportunities when you apply to colleges in the fall of your senior year. Here are some tips to get you started:
In the same vein of “To Kill a Mocking Bird” and “Catcher in the Rye,” Rudolfo Anaya’s “Bless Me, Ultima” has evolved into one of the most widely beloved and challenged books of all time. In some high schools this best-selling Chicano novel is considered a mandatory reading. Other schools have banished the book for its use of profanity, references to witchcraft, and religious themes.
Arizona is facing a literacy crisis and it begins in early childhood.
Everyday after classes are dismissed at Desert Vista High School, engineering and robotics students stick around campus to test, build and design their robots.
Sonoran Science Academy in Ahwatukee Foothills is hosting its fourth International Food and Culture Day near the end of the month.
New Year’s Eve is the last day local school districts will be accepting tax credit donations for the year.
Students can still get their dose of school activities resembling the Kyrene School District’s Kids Clubs during winter break.
With cacti and strip malls obstructing the views at times, visitors could easily write Phoenix off as a place where water and culture are scarce. But this metropolis — which includes upscale Scottsdale and college town Tempe — is a nature lover’s oasis with pristine peaks and the vast Sonoran desert.