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Gilbert High School offensive coordinator and ex-NFL quarterback Max Hall has lost his position with the Tigers amid accusations he possessed cocaine and shoplifted items from two stores in the East Valley during the Labor Day weekend.
My youngest son started middle school this year. On the first day of classes, climbing on the bus with all his No. 2 pencils and three-ring binders, he also carried with them enough anxiety to fill a mama’s boy’s backpack. It wasn’t just the reality of a new school that put them on edge; it was middle school, and that is scary enough all on its own.
It’s back-to-school time again. If you have young children, you might be hustling them to the store for backpacks and binders. But if you fast-forward a few years, you can envision driving your kids a little farther — to their college dorms. And when that day comes, you’ll want to be financially prepared. So you’ll want to avoid making costly mistakes when preparing for, and paying, those big bills. Here are some of the most common of these errors:
Throughout the years, the Kyrene Foundation’s Family Resource Center has been on the forefront of assisting families in the Kyrene School District who are in need of assistance.
Summer vacation is now a thing of the past, as families across the Kyrene School District flooded their schools Monday morning for the first day of the 2014-15 school year.
A group of about 30 volunteers, representing five grass-roots organizations, got together Tuesday night in Guadalupe to pack and prepare nearly 100 backpacks full of school supplies for children in need.
When it’s time to start stocking the school backpack, it’s easy to just grab a stack of plain, boring notebooks.
The signs in front of local schools do not carry a message that most kids want to hear — “School Begins in Early August.” In spite of protests, our kids are now making the usual preparations: buying school supplies, school clothes and often a new backpack. Whether old or new, some guidelines for using backpacks will come in handy for both youth and their parents.
Desiree Holley reaches for a marker for the 100 backpacks that four groups including her bible study group Sons of Thunder were preparing for the new school year, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Guadalupe, Ariz. [Zachary Joseph Hillenbrand / Special to AFN]
(L-R) Josefina Marquez, of From Gangs to Jobs, and Roseanne Campoy, of Learning by Play, pack backpacks with school supplies for learning center children in Guadalupe on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
Destiny Rodriguez, 17, from Guadalupe Learning Lab, packs backpacks with school supplies for learning center children in Guadalupe on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
(L-R) Sons of Thunder bible study group members Josh Shiffer, Lauren Anderson, Chelsea Wiser, Andy Anderson and John Hofer gather school supplies to pack into backpacks for local schoolchildren, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Guadalupe, Ariz. [Zachary Joseph Hillenbrand / Special to AFN]
The Salvation Army Phoenix is collection school supplies to assist underprivileged students as part of its 2014 Pack to School Drive.
Matthew Nelson was trekking along in the Santa Rita Mountains, just southeast of Tucson, when he came upon a little brown sign on the trail.
The Kyrene Foundation will partner up with a Denny’s location in Chandler this Saturday in efforts to celebrate the remodeling of the business and further the fundraising for the Stuff the Bus drive.
The 2014-15 school year is right around the corner, and the Kyrene Foundation is hosting its Stuff the Bus donation drive to better equip families for the first day of school.
HERE: Calling all Y OPAS volunteers
Teens from all over the state are anxiously ditching backpacks and books for a variety of summer activities. These less structured days often mean more time behind the wheel as these young drivers have the time and the desire to gain much-needed driving experience. Before handing over the keys, parents should know car crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens, with the next three months being acutely dangerous for teens.
Students at Horizon Community Learning Center in Ahwatukee rushed toward the school’s field as they celebrated annual Water Day Tuesday during their physical education classes.
More than 27,000 fifth-graders in school districts across Arizona participated in a health-based challenge that also provided three Mesa schools $5,000 grants.
For 16 years Steve Mancuso did everything he could to get Mountain Pointe swimmers to post their best time possible.
Throughout the week, Kyrene del Milenio Elementary School will be hosting its Take Your Parent to Art Day so parents can see what their child has been working on during the school year.
Monotony had set in.
Today an Ahwatukee Foothills man is setting out on a five-month journey to conquer all 2,185 miles of the Appalachian Trail, and raise $10,000 for charity along the way.
Family road trips are an important piece of our heritage, so it’s likely that most of us have a special road trip tucked away as a favorite childhood memory. Mine was a summer jaunt to visit family in Lake Stevens, Wash. Endless “license plate game” and “cyclops” hours later, and we arrived at our first main stop — Redwood National Park. As I unfolded myself out of our station wagon, I’ll never forget my jaw-dropping awe as I peered to look up at these giant trees kissing the sky. Although we camped only a night among the canopies of these behemoths, it’s that part of the two-week trip that was forever etched in my memory. As an adult and parent, state and national parks remain a favorite; there’s something about the unspoiled beauty and beckoning adventure that makes everyone feel like a kid.