Sunday, March 9, 2014 4:45 am
Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) will be recommending Christine Barela to replace Dr. Anna Battle as principal of Desert Vista High School.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 8:25 am
The Kyrene School District will be hosting its fourth annual Taste of Kyrene and will be open to all community members in efforts to support the Kyrene Foundation.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 10:08 am
Kyrene de la Estrella Elementary School will be hosting its Estrella Art Walk, displaying different works each student has created throughout the school year.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 5:45 am
The fourth annual Taste of Kyrene is right around the corner and the event is currently seeking members of the community the volunteer during the event.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 7:45 am
The office of the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction will present the facts on how College and Career Ready Standards will help children and the state during Kyrene Parent Summit.
Thursday, January 16, 2014 4:45 am
In efforts to increase bilingual learning, Kyrene de los Lagos Elementary School will be offering dual language courses during the 2014-15 school term.
Sunday, December 29, 2013 9:45 am
The year is almost over, and throughout the year schools across Ahwatukee saw many things that will surely be remembered.
Sunday, December 15, 2013 11:24 am
Making a list and checking it twice, as you manage home, family, friends and business during the holiday season? Do you feel sometimes like you are not giving enough? Do you feel you need more time, energy or money? You are not alone! Think about what you can do that serves family, friends and business.
Sunday, December 8, 2013 8:11 pm
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the Kyrene School District is trying to spread the holiday cheer by asking community members for toy donations for its Winter Wonderland toy drive.
Monday, November 25, 2013 3:45 am
Ahwatukee Girl Scout troops are in the middle of preparations for hosting their own fashion fair event for the Ahwatukee public.
Monday, November 11, 2013 4:45 am
The Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) recently announced its 2014 Arizona Teacher of the Year Ambassador for Excellence, and Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School’s Tara Dale has been chosen as one of the top five finalists for the prestigious award.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 5:45 am
Tara Dale, a seventh-grade general science teacher at Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School, is a semi-finalists for the 2014 Arizona Educational Foundation Teacher of the Year at its awards luncheon on Nov. 14 at the Arizona Biltmore.
Friday, October 11, 2013 3:45 am
Each year the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce honors local business women through the Palo Verde Women in Business Award.
Monday, October 7, 2013 6:45 am
Preschool and kindergarten is a time when children begin getting into the rhythm of school and witness firsthand what the education world is all about.
Sunday, August 4, 2013 7:14 am
With schools in the Kyrene district opening tomorrow, eager students and parents flooded the facilities of Centennial Middle School during last Wednesday’s Meet the Teacher/Curriculum night.
Friday, July 19, 2013 5:49 am
Seven of the 12 Kyrene schools located in Ahwatukee Foothills suffered exterior damage to their facilities during Monday evening’s monsoon.
Monday, June 3, 2013 6:24 am
After seeing her daughter, Delilah, graduate from preschool at the Foundation for Blind Children’s Chandler campus, one mother stood up and recited a poem for parents, staff and students on Thursday.
“The crooked stem no longer mattered, no one missed the leaves, all they saw was the exquisite rose, that someone was a teacher and that rose was my daughter.”
Moved with compassion and empathy, several parents wiped away tears at the Cooperative Preschool for the Visually Impaired during the small ceremony at the campus on Warner Road near the Loop 101.
Parent Christine Knots said the growth she has seen in her son, Cameron, this year has been huge. Cameron, 5, who has been visually impaired since birth, now dresses himself, feeds himself, uses a Braille writer everyday, and started potty training earlier than expected.
“He’s so independent now,” Knotts said.
The foundation graduated nearly 40 students from its preschool program around the Valley this past week, with some students now heading to elementary schools in the Kyrene and Chandler Unified school districts.
For teacher Jean Murphy, every year graduating her students is unique.
“For some reason it’s really hard this year, the changes in the kids have been over the top,” she said, with tears filling her eyes.
Murphy said some of the changes included seeing her students walk, learn American Sign Language, improve in motor skills, and more.
“It’s just about seeing the light bulb come on and take whatever tiny little step it is,” said Murphy. “It’s always so exciting for me.”
Certificates of achievement were handed out to each student on Thursday, along with single, yellow carnations for their parents as a “thank you.”
The preschool program packs in a wide array of services to the students in five-hour days during the week. Students are exposed to music, gymnastics, pet, physical and speech therapies as well as social and cognitive development.
One of the graduates, 5-year-old Aubrey Brock, could have easily been recognized as “Miss Congeniality,” after running off to the back of the stage giggling after receiving her certificate.
Her mother, Aria, said the past year at the preschool has made Aubrey more confident and was truly a “blessing.”
“She was already a social butterfly, but I’ve just seen her bloom here and it’s been amazing.”
Foundation for Blind Children’s Chandler campus is located at 2005 N. 91st Place. For more information, visit seeitourway.org.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 4:49 pm
The Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) announced that 28 Arizona public schools earned the A+ School of Excellence award for the 2012-2013 academic year including one in Ahwatukee Foothills, Kyrene de los Cerritos Elementary School in the Kyrene Elementary District. Darcy DiCosmo is principal.
Monday, April 29, 2013 12:49 pm
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.
Saturday, April 6, 2013 12:49 pm
The 3-year-old resource center in Tempe serving Ahwatukee families is in need of food donations for April.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 6:49 am
As school bells rang in the start of spring classes on Monday, Ahwatukee Foothills students trickled into campus from a two-week break over the holidays.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 10:49 am
Decreases in bond sales and legislative cuts could affect Kyrene School District with larger class sizes, program reductions, and reduced compensation for teachers and staff.
Monday, November 19, 2012 8:36 am
Members of the Senior Advocacy Group of Ahwatukee (SAGA) would like to extend our gratitude to the Ahwatukee Foothills community for making our Inaugural Symposium on Nov. 3 a tremendous success. Over 175 seniors, caregivers, industry experts, vendors and volunteers attended SAGA Symposium 2012, a first-time educational forum on important local resources hosted by the Pecos Community Center.
Monday, October 29, 2012 7:00 am
Nearly 1,200 students at Kyrene Middle School in Tempe gathered last week, challenged to start a “chain reaction” of kindness to others.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 10:49 am
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce has announced nominees for the 2012 Palo Verde Business Woman of the Year and the 10 women are well known in the community for not only their business but their service.