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A trip down the grocery store produce aisle could soon feel like a stroll down “Sesame Street.”
The Kyrene Parent Summit will be hosting “A Night of Education for Parents” this Thursday.
An anti-bullying allegory writ on the largest possible scale, "Ender's Game" frames an interstellar battle between mankind and pushy ant-like aliens, called Formics, in which Earth's fate hinges on a tiny group of military cadets, most of whom haven't even hit puberty yet. At face value, the film presents an electrifying star-wars scenario — that rare case where an epic space battle transpires entirely within the span of two hours — while at the same time managing to deliver a higher pedagogical message about tolerance, empathy and coping under pressure. Against considerable odds, this risky-sounding Orson Scott Card adaptation actually works, as director Gavin Hood pulls off the sort of teen-targeted franchise starter Summit was hoping for.
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal will be hosting a presentation giving facts on how College & Career Ready standards will help your child and our state on Thursday, Nov. 7 at Kyrene Aprende Middle School, 777. N. Breeze Blvd., in Chandler.
The Summit School of Ahwatukee will be hosting a workshop, called GirlPower, on Monday, Oct. 21, which aims in the assistance of empowering young women with language skills and self-confidence to develop healthier friendships in their lives.
Two Summit School of Ahwatukee teachers have the honor of being selected as finalists for the “Private School Teacher of the Year” awards from more than 200 nominations.
Self confidence and financial confidence can go hand-in-hand, according to Cynthia Fick of Financial Life Planners in Ahwatukee. That’s why Financial Life Planners decided to become the corporate sponsor for the Girls Rule Foundation.
At Summit School of Ahwatukee the facilities offer preschool programs for children around the area, giving them a chance to start their education career on the right foot.
From left, preschool students Rowan McKinzie, 4, Brady Hayes, 4, and Maddie Riggle, 3, play during class at Summit School of Ahwatukee on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.
Preschool students Maddie Riggle, 3, Caleb McIntyre, 3, Rowan McKinzie, 4, and Brady Hayes, 4, play during class at Summit School of Ahwatukee on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.
From left, preschool students Rowan McKinzie, 4, Brady Hayes, 4, Maddie Riggle, 3, and Caleb McIntyre, 3, play during class at Summit School of Ahwatukee on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.
Preschool student Maddie Riggle, 3, plays during class at Summit School of Ahwatukee on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.
During the summer, The Bank of America Charitable Foundation gave five Valley high school students the opportunity to participate in their 2013 Student Leaders program.
Each year, the Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics (AATM) sponsors a statewide algebra math competition. Summit algebra students distinguished themselves for the third year in a row, with six students scoring in the top 10 percent in the state. Of the six, one Summit student, Mark Rakowski, tied for the third highest score in the state. Classmate Dillon Shipley tied for the state’s fourth place honor.
Back row from left teacher Christy Menard, Dillon Shipley and Mark Rakowski, front row from left, Maiti Grabow, Lauren Shapiro, Lily King and Kyle Harrison of the Summit School of Ahwatukee are math students that scored in the top 10% of the Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics (AATM) statewide algebra math competition.
Each year, the Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics (AATM) sponsors a state-wide Algebra math competition. Summit School of Ahwatukee algebra students distinguished themselves for the third year in a row, with six students scoring in the top 10 percent in the state. Of the six, one Summit student, Mark Rakowski, tied for the third highest score in the state. Classmate Dillon Shipley tied for the state’s fourth place honor. Summit students also earned top math honors in 2012 and 2011. For more information, visit summitschoolaz.org.
Our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution say the United States of America is a sovereign nation. Well, the UN and our progressive pols have other ideas.
Kyrene School District is hosting its second Parent Summit this week with educational classes for parents that includes dinner and childcare.
From left, Kyrene School District staff and parents Ted Gonzalez, Leslie Sigel and Carrie Brown during the first Parent Education Summit last fall.
Summit School of Ahwatukee middle school teachers, Andrea Yocum, Christy Menard and Amy Lecky, are recipients of this year’s Xavier College Preparatory Golden Gator Award for Excellence in Teaching. Xavier High School recognizes junior high teachers who have been inspirational to Xavier freshmen students. This is the third Golden Gator for Lecky, who teaches middle school language arts and literature, and the second for both science teacher Andrea Yocum, and math teacher Christy Menard. In previous years Summit teacher Melissa France has also received this award.
Left to right: Amy Lecky, Andrea Yocum, Melissa France, Christy Menard.
To avoid “brain drain” during summer vacation, local schools in Ahwatukee Foothills are offering up educational programs for kids.
Athletes of all ages have become more specialized.
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Eagle Scout and Mountain Pointe High School junior Jacob Rak-Kinonen, along with Chandler MMA owner Master Paul McGowan, hosted a women’s self defense clinic on Feb. 10 as a fundraiser called “Helping women be prepared” for local Boy Scout Troop 1/A212.