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Thousands of high school graduates celebrated recently across the Valley, each worthy of praise — but a special group of students had twice the reason to cheer.
Mountain Pointe has selected Cheri Smith as its new softball coach, pending Tempe Union High School District board approval.
The city of Phoenix’s 2014 Outstanding Young Woman of the year is a gifted pianist, philanthropist, aspiring neuroscientist and recent graduate of Desert Vista High School.
May 7-21, the Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) had some textbooks for review at the district office. There were a couple of history books, one on chemistry, one on biology and a couple of others.
Coaching turnover at the high school level has become more and more prominent.
Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe high school seniors from the Tempe Union High School District are preparing for a milestone achievement — graduation.
The Tempe Diablos hosted its 25th annual Excellence in Education award ceremony Monday evening at the Tempe Center for the Arts, honoring teachers, students and faculty members across Kyrene, Tempe Elementary and Tempe Union High school districts.
Dr. Linda Littell, executive director of community relations for Tempe Union High School District, recently announced that she will be retiring at the end of the school year.
Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School and Mountain Pointe High School recently were accredited as an A+ School of Excellence by the Arizona Education Foundation.
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.
Mirada Canyon is a small community nestled between South Mountain Park and Ray Rd. off of S. 33rd Pl. adorned with flags, plants and small decorations, this neighborhood is comprised of less than one-hundred homes. Just down the street from Kyrene Centennial Middle School and Kyrene de la Colina Elementary School, Mirada Canyon sit within the Kyrene and Tempe Union high School school districts.
For once Dani Jones didn’t take advantage of an opportunity to impress.
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.
The Tempe Union High School Education Foundation invites the community to attend the fifth annual HOPE in Education. While admiring an exceptional display of student and staff artwork, guests will enjoy delicious hot pasta, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. A silent auction along with a drawing for a unique “gift card tree” will also be part of the festivities.
In 2014, the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 20 years of excellence. The year will be filled with a variety of events, including the anniversary mixer on March 19. The chamber’s mission remains true today: to provide ongoing support, resources and community connections for businesses to succeed in meeting their goals.
Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) will be recommending Christine Barela to replace Dr. Anna Battle as principal of Desert Vista High School.
Tempe Union High School District student artwork is now on display on the second floor of the Tempe Public Library. The District Art Show opened last week and will run through May 6. The opening reception is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The Tempe Police Department and several local schools collected nearly 10,000 pounds of food for a local animal shelter. The shelter, Lost Our Home, has worked with the department to provide a shelter for animals that have been abandoned, abused or injured.
The following Tempe Union High School District students have advanced to the finalist level for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship.
Editor's note: Due to a recent reprinting of the DV track and predictions of heavy rain tomorrow, the 5K for brain tumor research has been postponed until March 23.
Listen to live music while browsing a selection of hand-crafted bowls, pots, mugs, necklaces, platters and vases made by local artists and students, during this annual charity sale, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the courtyard at Tempe Library Complex.
Shirley was born May 14, 1936 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. Her father was Ralph Simmons (deceased) and mother is Lillian Stonescipher Simmons (97). Shirley was a true Phoenician and lived almost all her life in the Valley. Shirley met Hiley in orchestra at Phoenix Union High School in her junior year and they became high school sweethearts. They went on to Arizona State College, where they were music majors, and were married on June 24, 1955 after her freshman year. Her parents insisted that she complete one year of college, first. After her two sons were born, Ralph on April 26, 1956, and Tom on November 21, 1957, she resumed her studies at ASU with a career change to business, majoring in accounting. She also attended Gregg Business College.
Lauro Garcia has worked at Kyrene Altadeña Middle School as the building manager since the school opened in 1994.
Dr. Anna Battle, principal at Desert Vista High School, will be recommended to the Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) Governing Board on Feb. 5 as the new assistant superintendent for district operations.
The Tempe Union High School District will be hosting a free financial-aid workshop for high school students who are interested in going to college.