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Eduarda, Sandy, Mitzi, Yvette
Activist - Improving public education in my local school district
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EVIT Expo celebrates 20 years of making dreams come true. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2012 at The Parent Network
Why A Teen Who Talks Back May Have A Bright Future. To listen to the story click here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2012 at The Parent Network
For those parents who have daughters and evaluate toy choices. Listen here. Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2011 at The Parent Network
Fools was performed by Corona students. Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2011 at The Parent Network
The students and staff in Tempe Union High School District never cease to amaze us by their willingness and even passion for ‘giving back’ to the community. Our student clubs and individual students devote hundreds of hours of community and charitable service annually, reminding us daily that these students will become our future leaders…and that is reassuring. The following is a brief summary of activities in which Tempe Union High School District students and staff demonstrate their volunteer efforts that make a difference in the lives of others: Tempe High School: Jobs for Arizona Graduates (JAG) students are selling paper... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2011 at The Parent Network
The Chandler/South Tempe community was shaken in mid-August when an Aprende Middle School 8th grade student-athlete inexplicably took his own life. Many classmates, teammates, and friends of this incredible young man continue to struggle in the wake of this tragedy. Since Preston was an avid runner who participated in cross country and track, volunteers have rallied to organize a run in his memory. The Preston Kinney Memorial Run will be held on Friday, November 4th from 5:00 to 7:00pm with a start/finish at the Arizona Community Church. Intended to promote healing within the community, the theme of this dusk run... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2011 at The Parent Network
Tempe Union High School District announces general information meetings for the District's International Baccalaureate program at Tempe High School. Attendees will learn about the IB Diploma Programme and the advantages this world renowned curriculum provides students. Just to name two: (1) By attracting the attention of prestigious colleges and universities and, (2) By preparing students to be successful while attending those institutions. The IB Diploma Programme is a college equivalent curriculum designed to help students develop the characteristics of the IB Learner Profile: inquirers, thinkers, knowledgeable, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk takers, balanced, and reflective. Last year's diploma candidates accepted... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2011 at The Parent Network
On Saturday, October 1st the Scottsdale College Fair Foundation will be hosting the 5th Annual Scottsdale College Fair from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. There will be representatives from 98 colleges and universities from around the world, and we are anticipating that this event will attract about 1,000 high school students and their parents from around the valley. Additionally, this event is free and open to the public. They are a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and the link to the website is: The link to the Facebook page is: The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2011 at The Parent Network
... The class, and the Kyrene School District as a whole, offer what some see as a utopian vision of education’s future. Classrooms are decked out with laptops, big interactive screens and software that drills students on every basic subject. Under a ballot initiative approved in 2005, the district has invested roughly $33 million in such technologies. Read more here. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2011 at The Parent Network
Explore possibilities here. Breakfast Skewers (fruits and vegetables. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2011 at The Parent Network
If you are looking for some wonderful opportunities for quality, family entertainment you have to look no farther than one of the Tempe Union High School District schools. Listed below are just a few of the high school student performances scheduled for September and October. You may check the school websites for details on the performances. Sept. 27th Tempe HIgh School Orchestra Concert 7-8 p.m. Sept. 29th Tempe High Band Concert 7-8 p.m. October 6th Tempe High Homecoming 8 p.m. October 1st McClintock High School Homecoming 8 p.m. October 6th Marcos de Niza High School Broadway Show October 29th Marcos... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at The Parent Network
Posted Aug 22, 2011 at The Parent Network
Kyrene School District's two newest governing board members said they dived into their new roles when they took office but were concerned in January when they voted on the future of all-day kindergarten because they felt they didn't have enough information for a decision carrying so much impact. Read here. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at The Parent Network
In an effort to provide an opportunity for staff, parents, students and community members to individually discuss issues of interest and/or concern with the Superintendent, monthly "open communications with the Superintendent" have been scheduled at each school site. Please see the following schedule below: September 13 - Mountain Pointe Library - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM October 25 - Tempe High School Library - 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM November 22 - Corona del Sol Room EO53 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM December 6 - McClintock Administrative Conference Room - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM January 10 - Desert... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at The Parent Network
Sparked by the "Me Bag" assignment she created this. Loves milk, the color yellow, and more. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2011 at The Parent Network
Meet the teacher/Curriculum night is ideal for fundraising for PTSO's. Here, Aprende Middle School showcases its apparel line up. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2011 at The Parent Network
Summer fun is over. Swimming with friends and jumping at Airworx makes way for backpacks and books. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2011 at The Parent Network
In New York Times Matt Richtel's words : "Echoing other researchers, Mr. Strayer says that understanding how attention works could help in the treatment of a host of maladies, like attention deficit disorder, schizophrenia and depression. And he says that on a day-to-day basis, too much digital stimulation can “take people who would be functioning O.K. and put them in a range where they’re not psychologically healthy.” The quest to understand the impact on the brain of heavy technology use — at a time when such use is exploding — is still in its early stages. To Mr. Strayer, it... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at The Parent Network
That question was asked at The Diane Rehm Show on NPR. You will find the Podcast here. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2011 at The Parent Network
Brent Brown is named principal at Corona del Sol High School. Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2011 at The Parent Network
For information on strategies Kyrene is considering to close the $5.3 million gap in its 2011-12 budget go here. Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2011 at The Parent Network
Tempe Union High School District is well on its way in the process of choosing a new Principal for Corona del Sol. Parents and community members had a chance yesterday to meet the candidates. Brent Brown Derek Hoffland Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at The Parent Network