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Over the weekend, Kyrene Monte Vista Elementary School’s choir sang the national anthem to open a Phoenix Mercury game.
I grew up with a lot of religious rules. To violate these rules was to subject oneself to the judgment of God. If you had a fundamentalist upbringing, you may be familiar with some of these restrictions. No drinking, no smoking, no dancing, no playing cards or going to the movies, no mixed-bathing (a prospect that intrigued my teenage mind), no Sabbath-breaking (though we did not actually gather on the Sabbath), and absolutely no questioning of religious authority.
While Summit School of Ahwatukee’s regular classes are already in session, registration is still open for its Toddler Discovery program for families who would like their children to begin their education at an early age.
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:
St. John Bosco Catholic School (SJBCS) is gearing up for the 2014-15 school year by hosting its annual Meet the Teacher night on Monday, Aug. 18.
For anyone interested in encouraging more play in the life of their child, the Cultural Wellness and Family Enrichment Center will be hosting a viewing of the film “Where Do the Children Play?” on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Pomegranate Café in Ahwatukee Foothills.
A court-approved adoption while a biological parent is appealing his loss of parental rights is illegal and void, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
A Chandler charter school has been recognized as being among the best in the world.
Heavy traffic filled the intersection of Elliot Road and 51st Street on Monday afternoon after BASIS Ahwatukee’s first day of the 2014-14 school year.
A controversial spotlight shines upon Phoenix, once again, as a tearful mugshot of Valley resident Shanesha Taylor circulates around the world.
Desert Garden Montessori will host school tours for families interested in enrolling their child for the 2014-15 school year.
Horizon Community Learning Center will host its A Day in the Life event on Wednesday, Aug. 13, for parents of kindergartners through sixth-graders to witness what the school has to offer their child academically.
What do Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, have in common? Besides the fact that they are both splendid, waterfront communities, probably not much. Except this: Seventy-five years ago this week, these towns were the first public release points for one of the greatest films ever. “The Wizard of Oz.”
For the next few weeks, elementary schools across the Kyrene School District will host their curriculum night for parents to witness what their students do in their classes.
The No. 1 company for real estate sales in the Valley, with $4.8 billion worth of residential real estate sales in the past year, is expanding its leadership team with the addition of two executives.
Going back to school is a hectic time for families; juggling supply lists and schedules is enough to make any parent frazzled. It’s easy to understand how safety may sometimes take a backseat during these preparations. As a leader in traffic safety, AAA suggests all families take this important quiz to brush up on their knowledge to ensure a safe start to the school year.
HERE: Ahwatukee Girl Scouts open houses
With a state election looming — so very important — I pause in the last few moments of calm to ponder the state of the human process.
AIMS scores are out again.
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.
Saying schools have proven they can do better, the state's top education official said Monday it's time for lawmakers to provide more cash — or at least settle the lawsuit over withheld inflation funding.
Roscoe, a handsome buff-colored, long-haired, 2-year-old male has been very fortunate to have found an incredible foster mother who has nurtured him back to good health after being rescued. She reports that he is one of the friendliest and laid back felines she has ever met. He gets along well with other cats and maybe dogs. He is a flexible feline as he can be very independent when you are busy and incredibly snuggly when you want him to be with you. Gentle but playful, Roscoe would be a wonderful addition to any home with a family or just a single parent looking for a friend. The foster mom reports that she has really enjoyed watching Roscoe blossom over the last few weeks. She knows that he will adjust to any situation as long as he is loved and slowly transitioned to his new environment Can you give Roscoe a second chance at a new life in a forever home?
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has joined forces with 200 other mayors across the country in a national fight to stop bullying.
With the 2014-15 school year starting next week, teachers across the Kyrene School District are preparing to begin the year on the right foot.
It’s that time of year again when the kids are going back to school. Some students, who are on the year-round schedule, have already started. Others are going to start on Monday. From pre-school to college, students, parents and teachers are getting ready. But what about the rest of us?