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Just a few weeks ago, Kyrene School District experienced a clear election victory for both the continuation of our Maintenance and Operations Override and our second ballot question to allow our governing board to lease, sell or exchange real property (our vacant land). We appreciate this strong vote of confidence and message of support from our community. While Kyrene has a total of 25 schools, 12 of them are in Ahwatukee, educating more than 8,000 students and employing nearly 500 staff members (many who live in the community).
The Kyrene School District has been trying to incorporate new after-school programs to keep students intrigued, and the Community Education Road Crew has just the thing with a new sewing program.
The Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC), located at Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary School, is on the verge of shutting down due to a decrease on enrollment.
During Tuesday night’s Kyrene School District Governing Board meeting, members met to discuss what has been going on throughout the district.
Veterans Day is a time where the country honors those who have served in the military, and Kyrene de la Colina Elementary School commemorated them Friday morning during a special ceremony.
For the past three years, Dr. Jessica and Dr. Tom van Oostrom have been getting all their ducks in a row to form a new Kyrene Elementary Band and Orchestra, and have seen prosperous success with the program.
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.
The Oasis at The Foothills is a small subdivision that sits along the Foothills Golf Course, north of Liberty Ln on S 15th St. The community consists of over 100 homes on five streets. Under the blinking lights of South Mountain, Oasis homes sport a variety colors and are garnished with diverse plant life. Located down the street from Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary School, residents live within the Kyrene School District as well as the Tempe Union High School District in the Desert Vista High School area. Although it is in The Foothills, this quiet neighborhood has a feeling of seclusion due to it's golf course surroundings.
Ahwatukee resident Janet Collins has always shown a passion and desire when it came to Spanish, and eight years ago she was able to share her passion with the Ahwatukee community by beginning Los Niños Spanish School.
Protecting Arizona’s Resources and Children (PARC) has been working tirelessly to support our community by preventing the construction of the proposed South Mountain Freeway as a replacement for the current Pecos Road.
I am writing out my check for property taxes. Many of you do not see the taxes and overrides since you pay them with your house payment. This year, the amount for the Kyrene override went up 3.1 percent over last year. The override amounts are actually more than the elementary bond rates.
“Keep Kyrene Strong.” You’ve seen the bright yellow signs on prominent corners in the Kyrene corridor, but what does that mean, exactly?
The MOMS Club of Ahwatukee North has decided to make quilts that will be donated to schools around the Kyrene School District in order to assist with generating school funding.
Kyrene de los Lagos Elementary • 17001 S. 34th Way
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.
Schools across the Kyrene district are currently enjoying fall break, but that doesn’t mean the district isn’t offering fun activates for its students.
Each year the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce honors local business women through the Palo Verde Women in Business Award.
Wellness is a term that has gained in popularity in recent years. Wellness is used as a name for a variety of products and programs, and as a result the term is sometimes misused. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Digest defines wellness as “a multidimensional state of being describing the existence of positive health in an individual as exemplified by quality of life and a sense of well-being.” Adopting healthy lifestyles, including being regularly active and eating well, are “processes” that lead to the “products” of health and wellness.
After a week of discussion, the Kyrene School District Governing Board unanimously approved its resolution against the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway and Pecos Road alignment.
Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School
During Tuesday evening’s study session, governing board members met to hear a brief discussion regarding the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) which will aid towards maintenance for school facilities.
Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary School recently received the green light to adopt the Kyrene Teaches with Technology Project (KTTP) 2.0 program, designed to integrate new technology devices like an iPad into five second-grade classrooms.
Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary School • 1122 E. Liberty Lane
During Tuesday night’s Kyrene School District Governing Board meeting they honored Assistant Hardware System Specialist Ana Lappegard for the work she has done throughout her years at the school district.
We all agree that education is one of the most important issues for our residents. It is crucial to the future development of our city, and the development of a competitive workforce.