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They say Europe is the birthplace of fencing, and Ahwatukee Foothills resident Rachelle Arama has her ticket punched to the continent.
Schools are out for the summer throughout Ahwatukee, and the Kyrene School District is hosting its Kyrene Summer Academy at Kyrene de la Colina Elementary so students can be active throughout the break.
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.
Coaching turnover at the high school level has become more and more prominent.
East Valley native Lyndsey Fry, a member of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team, spoke to fifth- and sixth-graders at Horizon Community Learning Center (HCLC) in Ahwatukee on Thursday about pursuing their dreams.
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.
Lowell Elementary School Physical Education Teacher Tim Bergen receives a $5,000 check for his participation in the Walk On! Challenge 2014. [Submitted photo]
Kerr Elementary School Physical Education Teacher Ryan Eide receives a $5,000 check for his participation in the Walk On! Challenge 2014. [Submitted photo]
In 2008 the United States Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) appointed a committee of national experts to revise existing physical activity guidelines to include recommended amounts of physical activity for people of all ages (www.health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines). The guidelines for children recommended:
An English teacher from Desert Vista High School, Dr. Cicely Cobb, and civil rights advocate, the Rev. Jarrett Maupin, hosted a press conference outside of the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Court Building in downtown Phoenix on Thursday morning to highlight alleged physical, verbal and emotional abuse she has experienced at the school.
Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) hosted a meeting Tuesday evening to discuss the pros and cons of changing the district’s graduation-credit requirements.
Recently while traveling on a plane with my daughter, Drew, I took an hour away from work and read one of her humorous books, “Timmy Failure.”
Kyrene Monte Vista Elementary School will be hosting its annual Spring Carnival with many entertaining attractions for the entire family to enjoy.
Literacy refers to being educated or cultured. If pressed to define literacy, most people would cite the three Rs (Reading, wRiting, and aRitmatic). But modern definitions include literacy in other important areas including: computer/technology, science, humanities (including art and music), health, and physical literacy. We all want our children to be competent in the 3 Rs, and science. Most now recognize the need for computer/technology literacy. Other areas of literacy are often deemed less important. For example, the Scottsdale schools are currently considering cutting music, art, and physical education programs to save money. When finances are tight, these areas of literacy are often neglected. All to frequently these subjects are pitted against each other, ignoring the fact that the “whole child” comes to school, and that literacy in all three areas is critical to overall learning and child well-being.
BOW, N.H. — Combine Twister, paint-by-numbers and the ancient Hindu practice of breath control, meditation and poses, and you get Yoga by Numbers.
Desert Vista High School’s Science Bowl team recently captured the state championship at the 2014 Arizona Regional Science Bowl, competing alongside 32 different schools across the state.
Students from Kyrene de la Colina Elementary school flooded campus fields to participate in the annual field day on Friday, this year called “Happy Field Day.”
Former Kyrene Centennial Middle School sixth-grade teacher James Giannopoulos was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of luring a minor for sexual exploitation, according to Kyrene School District officials.
To better equip students with a healthier lifestyle during and after school, Mary Dean, physical education instructor at Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary School, and three of her colleagues presented their research on “Wellness Weeks: A Total School Approach for Promoting Physical Education” at last year’s Arizona Health and Physical Education state convention.
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).
Throughout her life, Dr. Marie Axman has seen her fair share of changes when dealing with moving around the country.
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.
On Oct. 18 Jan Evans, director of the Arizona Health and Physical Education Association, honored two tireless advocates for health and fitness at its annual state convention. Debbie Striker from Kyrene de la Paloma was named Arizona Health and Physical Education Teacher of the Year and Jama Nacke, principal of Kyrene Middle School, was awarded Administrator of the Year.
For the past 10 years, Mountain Park Community Church has offered the Ahwatukee community Christian-based yoga not only to give a person’s body peace, but also peace in a spiritual sense.
There was a time when Aaron Frana and Zac Griffin worked long hours in close quarters and ate cold pizza while pouring over game film.