You won’t find many Dr. Seuss books in the hands of high school students. But the books’ messages can inspire for a lifetime, like this one: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
The Arizona Department of Education released its 2013-14 letter grades for schools across the state on Monday, and the Kyrene and Tempe Union High school districts and Horizon Community Learning Center all received an overall “A” grade.
As we begin another school year, I am reminded of a quote by Jonathan Kozol who wrote, “A dream does not die on its own. A dream is vanquished by the choices ordinary people make about real things in their own lives.”
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.
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.
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.
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald