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Charity For Middle, High School Boys Thriving in Ahwatukee

A local charity designed for middle and high school boys to give back to the community is thriving in Ahwatukee. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the Boys Team Charity Ahwatukee is an organization started last ... Read More

In Blog, Education on June 12, 2018 by Community Expert Team

Four Ahwatukee Schools Earn Top Marks by the Arizona Education Foundation

Four schools in Ahwatukee have earned the designation of A+ School of Excellence by the Arizona Education Foundation. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Colina, Esperanza and Sierra elementary schools, which are part of the Kyrene ... Read More

In Blog, Education on May 2, 2018 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Young Entrepreneurs Academy Students Impress

Six students who participated in the Ahwatukee chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy are getting some help to launch their small businesses. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the six students met recently with a volunteer investors panel ... Read More

In Blog, Business, Education on April 24, 2018 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Woman to Run For Kyrene Justice of the Peace

An Ahwatukee woman has announced her candidacy to be the justice of the peace for Kyrene district, which covers Ahwatukee and parts of Tempe and Chandler. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sharron Sauls recently announced ... Read More

In Blog, Community News, Education on February 26, 2018 by Community Expert Team

Local Teachers Receive Rare Professional Certification

Three Kyrene School District teachers - including two from Ahwatukee schools - have earned certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. According to Ahwatukee Foothills News, the teachers who received the honor include: Michele ... Read More

In Blog, Education on February 1, 2018 by Community Expert Team

Esperanza Elementary School Welcomes New Four-Legged Staff Member

A new first-of-its-kind project for the Kyrene School District has a dog walking the halls of Kyrene de la Esperanza Elementary. According to Ahwatukee Foothills News, Bolt, a blonde Labrador and Golden Retriever mix, is a ... Read More

In Blog, Education on December 19, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Students at Summit School of Ahwatukee Give Back Through Service Projects

For 83 students at the Summit School of Ahwatukee, community service projects are becoming a way of life. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, this school year the students, led by teacher and student council advisor ... Read More

In Blog, Education on November 28, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Teacher Wins Emmy Award for Writing Work on PBS Series

A 15-year Kyrene de los Cerritos teacher recently earned an Emmy award from the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for her work on a PBS series. According to ... Read More

In Blog, Community News, Education on November 21, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Kyrene Schools Earn Grant to Help Preschoolers With Dyslexia

The Kyrene School District has earned a grant to help preschoolers overcome dyslexia. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Kyrene schools recently earned a three-year, $100,000 grant from the Burton Family Foundation to help the district ... Read More

In Blog, Education on November 8, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Local In-School Program Helps Children Understand Cancer

An in-school program developed by a local family, and the Children's Cancer Network, is helping students learn about and better understand cancer. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the Chandler-based Children's Cancer Network’s Honoring Our Peers ... Read More

In Blog, Community News, Education on October 18, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Kyrene Schools to Hold Blood Drive Inspired by Two 7-Year-Olds With Cancer

Inspired by two first-grade boys with cancer - and in recognition of September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - Kyrene School District is holding a blood drive on Friday, Sept. 29. According to Ahwatukee Foothills News, Kyrene Monte ... Read More

In Blog, Education on September 29, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Salvation Army Collecting Supplies for Local Students in Need

While the start of the school year is still weeks away, the Salvation Army is partnering with several local businesses now to collect supplies for its Backpack Support Our Students (SOS) program. According to the Phoenix ... Read More

In Blog, Education on July 12, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Elementary Schoolers Make Pen-Pal Friends Through Literacy Program

Nineteen Ahwatukee first- and second-graders made some new friends while learning literacy skills this year. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the elementary students at Magical Journey Learning Center in Ahwatukee have been writing most of ... Read More

In Blog, Education on June 7, 2017 by Community Expert Team

More than 1,300 Seniors Set to Graduate From Ahwatukee Schools

More than 1,300 seniors are set to graduate from Ahwatukee’s two public high schools. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, seniors at Mountain Pointe and Desert Vista high schools will receive their diplomas during graduation ceremonies ... Read More

In Blog, Education on May 17, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Kyrene del Milenio Elementary School in Ahwatukee Gets New Principal

Kyrene del Milenio Elementary School in Ahwatukee has a new principal. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the Kyrene School District Board approved the appointment of Jamie Weinberger to assume leadership of the school. The move ... Read More

In Blog, Education on April 14, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Woman Named a 2017 Rodel Exemplary Principal

An Ahwatukee woman is one of eight to receive a statewide award for school principals. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Tonja Yalung an Ahwatukee resident and principal at Kyrene de los Ninos Elementary School in ... Read More

In Blog, Education on March 29, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Kyrene Schools Working to Reshape Learning for Elementary, Middle Schoolers

Kyrene School District is full-steam-ahead in its efforts to reshape elementary and middle school students learn over the next five years. According to Ahwatukee Foothills News, Superintendent Jan Vesely assembled a group of about 43 administrators, ... Read More

In Blog, Education on March 10, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Desert Vista Lacrosse Team Raises Money for Charitable Causes

The Desert Vista High School lacrosse team is doing more than playing their game—they’re also trying to make a difference. According to Ahwatukee Foothills News, for the last nine years the team has held a fall ... Read More

In Blog, Community News, Education on March 2, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Two Ahwatukee Residents Elected to Kyrene Schools’ Governing Board

Two Ahwatukee residents have been elected to the governing board of the Kyrene School District. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, John King was elected president last week while Kristin Middleton was elected vice president. The ... Read More

In Blog, Education on January 27, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Student Earns National Recognition for Computer Work

An Xavier College Preparatory School student and Ahwautkee resident has earned recognition from the National Center for Women and Information Technology. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, junior Skylar Smith, along with her classmate Gillian Vaughn, received ... Read More

In Blog, Education on January 19, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Elementary Schoolers Participate in ‘Day of Code’

Students at Ahwatukee’s Kyrene del Milenio Elementary School got a hands-on lesson in computer coding earlier this month. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the school’s entire student body, from kindergarten through fifth grade, played games ... Read More

In Blog, Education on December 27, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Phoenix Symphony Director Visits Desert Vista High School Orchestra

Desert Vista High School’s chamber orchestra got a treat last week when the music director of the Phoenix Symphony dropped by. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Phoenix Symphony Music Director Tito Munoz not only visited ... Read More

In Blog, Education on November 2, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Bowl Trophy Honors Rivalry Between Town’s Two Football Teams

This year, when Ahwatukee’s two high schools—Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe—played football, there was a trophy up for grabs. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the winner of this year’s game was presented with the Ahwatukee ... Read More

In Blog, Community News, Education on October 6, 2016 by Community Expert Team

16 Ahwatukee Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Sixteen Ahwatukee seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, one Mountain Pointe High School senior and 15 Desert Vista High seniors join 16,000 other students from across the country ... Read More

In Blog, Education on September 28, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Desert Vista Boy’s Golf Team Finishes Third at National Invite

Ahwatukee’s Desert Vista boys golf team fared well recently at a national invitational. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the team finished third in the competition, and and was the top team from Arizona. The 23-team field ... Read More

In Blog, Community News, Education on September 13, 2016 by Community Expert Team
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