ahwatukee.com on Facebook
- Main Street
Arts & Life
Arts & Life
- Special Sections
Displaying results 1 - 25 of 214 for school counselor. Subscribe to this search
Grief support for children is lacking in Ahwatukee Foothills, but it’s a serious cause that some Ahwatukee groups are hoping to find a solution for.
In order to assist parents and students in making important decisions regarding high school education, the Tempe Union High School District open houses have been scheduled.
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.
Every high school student wants to succeed in the classroom. We all want to gain knowledge, earn good grades, and set the stage for success in college and beyond. Excellence in the classroom comes from dedication and hard work. Remember, every student wants to succeed, but not every student wants to pay the price or has the strategies it takes to succeed.
Mountain Pointe High School will be honoring six new inductees into its Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 27 in the school’s gym lobby.
In 2004, I received my doctorate in American Studies. Upon graduation, I moved to Arizona for job opportunities and the warm climate. Six months after my move, I noticed a series of Rio Salado Community College advertisements regarding alternative paths to certification.
Colleges offer high school seniors several application deadline options to control as well as predict the number of students who will actually matriculate to their institutions in the fall. Your job is to understand your options and plan a strategy that will best suit your goals for admission. Now is the time to make your plan as the first application deadlines are often in early November.
15215 S. 48th St., Suite 161
The media, both traditional and digital, play a vital role in society. In its truest form, the role of the media is to inform the general public about events and issues that affect them. They are the protector of our First Amendment right to free speech and should serve as an objective watchdog of the government. They bring to light positive stories about our communities, call attention to issues that we need to be concerned about and of course, make sure we know what our favorite sports teams are up to and what the weather will be like over the next few days.
Each fall, after crossing the hurdle of back-to-school fever, parents of high school juniors and seniors have the added burden of facing the confusing college application process. News stories remind parents of the spiraling tuition costs and increased unemployment among college graduates while colleges sell parents on the need for a degree in today’s changing American economy.
Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe have released the names of the induction classes for their respective hall of fames.
Tim and Suzanne Wolf of Ahwatukee announced that their son, Alex, 13, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor in the Boy Scouts of America. Wolf began scouting as a Cub Scout with Pack 879 at Kyrene de los Cerritos Elementary and earned his Arrow of Light, the highest rank in Cub Scouting, when he was 10. He then bridged into Boy Scout Troop 14, which meets at Esperanza Lutheran Church. His Eagle Project consisted of building a wall within the offices of The 100 Club in order to create a therapy room for police officers and firefighters to meet with counselors. The 100 Club is a nonprofit organization that provides immediate assistance to fallen and injured police and fire personnel and their families following a critical incident. For more information or to make a donation, visit http://www.100club.org/web/100Club.
Preparing teens for adulthood includes helping them navigate the ins and outs of social media. Sometimes teens don’t think before they act. But, this makes sense because the prefrontal cortex is not fully developed until the mid-20s. This part of the brain is responsible for “executive functions;” which includes the ability to organize thoughts, solve problems, foresee possible consequences and delay gratification. That’s why many times adolescents do things that simply don’t make sense to us. So, when it comes to social media they need to be educated.
At 14, Tyler Cohen had never been out of the country or traveled without his Long Island family when he found himself in Costa Rica on a monthlong service trip for teens.
Desert Vista High School students this week presented a near-complete application for teacher evaluations to be rolled out in the fall, a project more than a year in the making.
Joss Bates was dropped off at his Ahwatukee home last weekend to find 114 notes hanging around his front yard, displaying quotes, words of comfort, love and encouragement written on them from friends and family.
For high school seniors this is the time of year when emotions run high. The month of April brings its own set of challenges as seniors approach May 1, National Decision Day. This is the day when seniors who have been offered admission to a college or university must accept or decline all offers. How will you make this very important, perhaps even life-changing decision? Here are a few tips to guide you:
There was a time when America was a far off place for Fred Mann.
It will be sad to see the gentle South African go.
Attorney General Tom Horne and a Sierra Vista Republican lawmaker are pushing a plan to let principals, teachers and janitors at public schools carry guns.
Arizona State University President Michael Crow will receive the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society’s highest award for his support of veterans through his leadership, actions and advocacy.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce firmly believes that thriving businesses build a thriving community. The chamber is a visible business leader that advocates and drives business opportunities. Through business alliances, we are a catalyst for more than 450 member businesses and provide a regional voice benefiting our community.
After a near fatal accident 18 years ago, which left my husband permanently blind, I thought the grief would never go away. The grief was so intense it permeated every cell in my body. The intense loss of sharing our dreams: seeing our twin boys play baseball, snow ski and watching them walk across the stage to receive their high school diplomas, were shattered in a single instant. The trips we had planned on taking with friends were crushed in a fleeting moment. I still miss the feeling of “I am safe” when I looked into his eyes. His gaze had always told me things would be OK.
High school student Trenton Keller, 16, was found dead by family members early morning Sunday.