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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

Ahwatukee Student Named a Flinn Scholar

Horizon Honors High School senior Kara Dunn is one of 20 Arizona students to be chosen to receive a Flinn scholarship this year. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Dunn is the first Horizon Honors student ... Read More

In Blog, Education on May 18, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Desert Vista Sending 17 More Athletes on to College Careers

Desert Vista High School recently had 17 more senior athletes sign letters of intent to attend and play for schools around the country. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the following seniors are moving on to ... Read More

In Blog, Community News, Education on April 26, 2016 by Community Expert Team

BASIS Ahwatukee Team Wins Regional Science Bowl

BASIS Ahwatukee’s middle school science team recently won the Regional Science Bowl competition. According to Ahwatukee Foothills News, this was the first time the team has placed first in the annual competition—being beat out last year ... Read More

In Blog, Education on April 21, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Challenge Day Programs Expand to Ahwatukee Schools

Over the past few years schools across the county have worked to implement a variety of anti-bulling programs, but Challenge Day has proven to be one of the most popular. And it’s spread to Mountain ... Read More

In Blog, Education on March 3, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Educator Writes Book on Child Behavior

Ahwatukee educator and behavioral coach Tina Schuler has written a book that she hopes will help teachers deal more effectively with students acting out. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, teachers are commonly faced with behavioral ... Read More

In Blog, Community News, Education on February 11, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union Announces 12th Annual Scholarship Program

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union has announced it’s now accepting applications for its 12th Annual Community Service Scholarship Program. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, scholarships will be give to outstanding local high school seniors who ... Read More

In Blog, Education on December 9, 2015 by Community Expert Team

White House Recognizes South Mountain CC as ‘Bright Spot’

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics recently recognized the South Mountain Community College for Bilingual Nursing Program (BNFP) as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education, according to the Ahwatukee Foothills News. The Initiative hopes to leverage ... Read More

In Blog, Education on October 8, 2015 by Community Expert Team

Fourth-Graders Raise Money for Kyrene Family Resource Center

Fourth-grade students from four Kyrene School District elementary schools recently participated in an art project that aimed to spread a positive attitude in their school community and raise money for the Kyrene Family Resource Center. According ... Read More

In Blog, Education on May 18, 2015 by Community Expert Team

Altadeña Middle School Students Buy Bracelets for Good Cause

After showing her Spanish students a video on the Pulsera Project, Kyrene Altadeña Middle School teacher Anne Bailey said students immediately wanted to volunteer to help the project along. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the ... Read More

In Blog, Education on April 30, 2015 by Community Expert Team

Pilot Program Get Esperanza Elementary Students Digital Devices

A new technology-based initiative that gives each student a laptop or iPad to us in the classroom has debuted at Esperanza Elementary School. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the One-to-One program was implemented just a few ... Read More

In Blog, Community News, Education, news on November 16, 2014 by Community Expert Team

Kyrene Schools Announces Plan for Free, Reduced Lunches

The Kyrene School District, which serves all of Ahwatukee, recently announced its free and reduced meal policy for students under the National School Lunch Program, USDA School Foods Program and School Breakfast Program. According to the ... Read More

In Blog, Community News, Education, news on September 3, 2014 by Community Expert Team

SJBCS Gets Parents and Students Ready for School Year

The school year is approaching quickly and Ahwatukee schools are gearing up for another great year. St. John Bosco Catholic School (SJBCS) hosted their annual Meet the Teacher night this week and gave teachers the chance to meet ... Read More

In Blog, Education, news on August 19, 2014 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee School Districts Receive ‘A’ in Excellence

According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News article, the Arizona Department of Education released its 2013-2014 letter grades for schools across the state, and the Kyrene and Tempe Union High school districts and Horizon Community Learning ... Read More

In Blog, Community News, Education on August 12, 2014 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Music Found New Home in Pecos Community Center

Instructors from Ahwatukee Community Music have a new home at the Pecos Community Center. Classes begin in September, allowing students to try a guitar, ukulele, keyboarding, percussion, brass instruments, woodwind instruments, as well as group voice lessons.   The ... Read More

In Blog, Community News, Education, Events, Things to Do on August 4, 2014 by Community Expert Team
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