Hard Work Yields Solid Wins for Tempe Prep Girls Soccer

By Maya Kostov 13-0. Tempe Prep Girls Soccer team crushed North Point Prep 13-0. It’s moments like that when you realize how much of a...

Impact Gymnastics Academy In Phoenix Announces Summer Camp Themes

Impact Gymnastics Academy Announces Summer Camp Themes   For summertime fun, while staying out of the heat, Impact Gymnastics announces its summer day camp sessions from...

JA Bottles for BizTown: enjoy a night out for a good...

Join us in JA’s BizTown and enjoy an evening filled with decadent wine tastings from a variety of wineries, both local and national! Your participation...

Snap, Sip & Savor at Photography Essentials: Composition & Cocktails

The magic of memories is not just in experiencing them but also in capturing them beautifully. Get expert tips and tricks with Photography Essentials:...

Tempe Public Library previewing new StoryWalk® at PlayDay on Feb. 23

For the second year in a row, Tempe Public Library will host an interactive StoryWalk® at next Saturday’s PlayDay event at Kiwanis Park. Participants...

Spring Tempe Opportunities brochure now available: registration begins Feb. 19

The spring Tempe Opportunities brochure is filled with easy, convenient and economical solutions to keep the entire family active as we step into spring....

Hayden’s Ferry Days brings Tempe’s history and heritage to life beginning...

Explore Tempe’s unique history at the 4th annual Hayden’s Ferry Days, a multi-day celebration of Tempe’s rich history and heritage. The celebrations include a...

Tempe Prep Wrestlers Win Middle School State Championship

By Hayden SampsonAs a young athlete, progress is the only thing that matters next to winning. Luckily for Tempe Prep eighth graders Nick Murray...

Tempe Prep Alum Shares Entrepreneurial Experiences in Africa

By Anna MelisPicture this: You are doing your homework and all seems hopeless, then all of a sudden it doesn't seem quite as bleak....

Entries for Tempe Public Library Writing Contest being accepted until Feb....

Aspiring writers and artists are invited to show off their talents in the 2019 Tempe Community Writing Contest. Writers can submit original work beginning...

College Connect February Update

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by discovering the college and career you or your student loves! what College Connect is offering this month. Learn more at...

Vote for your Favorite Kid-Inspired Healthy Dish Today

 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona asked local kids to create their best recipes for a healthy and tasty side dish and boy did...

Mentoring Matters: TD3 Purchasing Department Mentors Students in Math, Career Explorations

The Tempe Elementary School District Purchasing Department is taking on an extra task some may consider daunting – bringing math to life for students.For...

Free games, sports, activities and more at PlayDay on Feb. 23

At PlayDay, families can take part in several free activities that will get their legs moving and their hearts pounding. Check out an inflatable...

Local author to mentor aspiring writers at library workshops

It’s the spring of the aspiring writer as the Tempe Public Library kicks off its Writer in Residence program. Local author Sharon Skinner, known...

Tempe Prep Concerts Abound

By Taylor ConleyImagine singing in front of a room full of people, bright lights shining in your face. This is what Tempe Prep's 10th...

TOP SCHOOL SPELLERS WILL REPRESENT THEIR DISTRICTS IN REGIONAL SPELLING BEES

High hopes and some impressive brain power were on display at three elementary school district spelling bees in January. More than 70 children competed...

New Tempe awards will celebrate arts and culture wavemakers in the...

Do you know an outstanding creative? Have you attended an event, been impressed by local advocacy, or seen a performance that moved you or...

Tempe Prep Shows Grit on the Soccer Field

By Jacqueline RischTied 0-0. Second half of overtime. The clock is ticking away, every second pre­cious in the fight for victory. With Oliver Ricken...

Tempe Prep High School Information Night – Thursday, January 31 at...

Current 8 and 9th grade students and their families are invited to learn more about the education offered at Tempe Preparatory Academy at its...

Support My Club Welcomes Karen Thomas as New CEO; Celebrates Growth...

Support My Club, the student-focused online platform that allows school clubs and teams to request their needs and have them fulfilled by the community,...

Public meeting to discuss proposed expansions to Tempe’s adapted recreation programs

Tempe is hosting a public meeting to collect feedback on the proposed expansion of the city’s adapted recreation programs. The meeting will take place...

Free library workshop featuring Steve Savant will explain social security benefits,...

The Tempe Public Library is hosting a social security workshop featuring national talk show host Steve Savant, in partnership with the Society for Financial...
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VIDEO – Brazilian Cultural Experience Available in Tempe

Arizona Homestay along with Global Launch is proud to welcome a group of Professors from various cities in Brazil to Arizona this February 9-16th....

MCC Student Earns National Recognition for Poetry

A local community college student has received an exciting award for his poetry prowess! Please learn more about Jacobo Perez and his creative endeavors,...

Skyline High Freshmen Pursue U.S. Congressional Award

Service learning is a big part of Jay Cryder's freshman AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) class. "Giving back to the community has always been something we encourage...

Free College Connect workshop on Feb. 2: Career preparation, technical careers

College Connect is hosting a workshop on Saturday, Feb. 2 that will cover everything students and parents need to know about career readiness and...

Tempe Prep High School Information Night – Thursday, January 31 at...

Current 8 and 9th grade students and their families are invited to learn more about the education offered at Tempe Preparatory Academy at its...

DEBORAH G. CARSTENS, VALLEY PHILANTHROPIST AND CHILD ADVOCATE SERVES AS HONORARY...

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix announces the appointment of Deborah G. Carstens as Honorary Grandparent Chair of their 2019 Gala …And the Beat Goes On. The...

Unleash your superpowers at Tempe Public Library’s FanCon

Grab your capes, costumes and unleash your superpowers at the Tempe Public Library’s FanCon on Saturday, Jan. 26. Fans of Marvel, DC, Star Wars,...

Tempe Prep Girls Soccer Gaining Traction

By Hayden Sampson“I remember having barely enough play­ers my freshman year to have a team,” says Tempe Prep’s Varsity Girls Soccer team’s senior captain,...

Tempe Prep’s H.O.P.E. Crew Honors Differences Among Students

By Sarah GoodykoontzH.O.P.E. Crew is a club at Tempe Preparatory Academy that is dedicated to helping in the community through acceptance, service, and, well,...

Lisa Ling Announced as Keynote Speaker for Valley of the Sun...

 Journalist, author and television host Lisa Ling will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 We Are United Luncheon — the annual fundraising event...

Reminder: Tempe Kindergarten Registration Begins Thursday!

Tempe Elementary Kindergarten Program – Where Bright Futures Begin!Kindergarten registration for Fall 2019 begins this Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 5 – 6:30 p.m....

Community Ed Workshops for Fun and Lifelong Learning!

GateWay Community College is excited to announce Community Education classes starting in January 2019! Community Education is a collection of workshops designed to be...

How to Find Best Education Programs for Your Special Needs Child...

Are you a parent of a child with disabilities? If you are searching for a guide on how to find the right educational programs...

Phoenix IDA Makes Investment in the Future Supporting Early Language, Literacy...

  Southwest Human Development, Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development, was recently awarded a $45,000 grant by the Phoenix IDA to support several...

College Connect January Update

The holidays are over and college discussions are kicking back into high gear as the second half of the school year is underway. Get...

Gilbert High School Hosting Open House on January 28

Are you interested in becoming a Tiger? You're in luck, because Gilbert High School is hosting an exciting Freshman Preview & Open House on Monday,...

9th Annual Kids’ Healthy Cooking Contest Now Open

It’s that time of year again—time to make New Year’s resolutions. This year, why not resolve to get kids in the kitchen to cook...

Tempe Prep Students Explore East Coast Colleges and Historical Sites

By Jacqueline RischFrom the Big Apple to the famous Ivy Leagues, Tempe Prep covered it all! Over fall break, juniors and seniors had the...

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS CELEBRATES NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH

Looking to make a difference in your community in 2019? Why not make mentoring part of your New Year’s Resolutions this January. Mentoring not...

Register Your Child for Kindergarten at Tempe Elementary!

Tempe Elementary Kindergarten Program - Where Bright Futures Begin!Kindergarten registration for Fall 2019 begins on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 5 - 6:30 p.m....

Free Weight Loss Workshop Helps Arizonans Keep New Year’s Resolutions

 Matt Hoodie, owner and fitness trainer at TRANSFORM Scottsdale, not only talks-the-talk but walks-the-walk when it comes to weight loss. Hoodie lost close to...

Valley High Schools, Musicians Join Cast of Arizona Theatre Company’s “The...

            PHOENIX, Ariz. (Jan. 3, 2019):  Phoenix-area high school marching bands and musicians will bring select performances of Arizona Theatre...

Seven achievable resolutions to ring in the new year

A New Year wouldn’t be complete without making a few resolutions. To help you get started, here are ten easy, convenient and economical resolutions...

City of Tempe website has new look, more features and functionality

The City of Tempe website, tempe.gov, has a new look and several new features to help improve the digital experience for residents and visitors. ...

Tempe Prep Sophomore learns life lessons earning Taekwondo Black Belt

Respect. Honor. Discipline. All are skills Tempe Prep sophomore Sierra Smith has learned from the past nine years of taking Taekwondo. Starting at age...

Tempe Prep’s Academic Field Day Mixes Grades 6-12 in Spirited Team...

By Grace Newman“Krypto!” Welcome to the wonderful world of Academic Field Day at Tempe Prep! Dress up with your team’s Disney movie and show...

Tempe Elementary School District Governing Board Receives Award from Arizona School...

The Tempe Elementary School District Governing Board has been selected to receive the Total Board Boardsmanship Award. This award, from the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA), marks...

Tempe awards local teachers, aspiring artists with grant funding for arts...

The arts make Tempe a better city. They create a sense of place and help attract visitors. They capture the city’s eclectic identity. Studies...

Queen Creek Middle School HOSA Students Give Back to Community

The holidays are here which means family, friends, and food. However, for some families, food can be hard to come by during the holidays....

Tempe Prep Senior spends summer at Harvard, Girls State, and volunteering...

You thought your summer was busy? Tempe Prep Senior Jacqueline Kirk had arguably one of the most eventful and interesting sum­mers possible. Between three...

Winter Tempe Opportunities brochure highlights sports, fitness, arts and educational programs

The winter Tempe Opportunities brochure is filled with easy, convenient and economical solutions to keep the entire family active as you kick off the...

Someburros Owner and Book Author Pays Visit to Frank Elementary

Many people may be familiar with Arizona Mexican food restaurant Someburros, but last week, Frank Elementary students learned first-hand how this local chain got its...

Middle Kid Zone now taking registrations for spring: New Gililland location...

Tempe’s Middle Kid Zone is now accepting registrations for its winter and spring out-of-school-time programs at Ward Traditional Academy, Fees, Tempe Academy and Gililland...

Selleh Park floating islands could improve water quality, create wildlife habitat

The pond at Selleh Park is now home to four floating islands that could help improve water quality without the use of chemicals. The...

ASPIRE Academy Students Take First Prize at ASU Cryptorally Competition

Students from ASPIRE Academy took home first place this past weekend at Arizona State University’s annual Cryptorally Competition! Cryptology is the science of making and...

Free Financial Fitness workshop series featuring Steve Savant coming to Tempe...

questions about social security that have never been answered. The Tempe Public Library is hosting a workshop series to help answer all your financial...

December at the Tempe History Museum: Music, Peruvian dancing and a...

Music, Peruvian dancing and a Tempe holiday tradition are all happening this month at the Tempe History Museum and Petersen House. The museum’s feature...

Celebrate the holiday season at historic Petersen House beginning Dec. 1

Experience a Tempe Christmas tradition at the Petersen House for three weekends in December. Celebrating turn-of-the-century style with a Danish flair in honor of...

ASU’s Jewish Sorority is Growing Both on Campus and in the...

Alpha Epsilon Phi is one of the newest sororities on Arizona State University’s campus. Founded in Spring 2018, the Jewish sorority recently welcomed a...

Profile: ASU West Professor Joins Fight Against Prop. 305

Arizona State University English professor Sharon Kirsch has been teaching for 27 years and still feels the same passion she felt since...

Where Is Your Child Going to Middle School?

Learn more about Tempe Middle Schools at our last two Middle School Orientation Nights! These events are the perfect opportunity for you and your...

TONIGHT! Tempe Prep Invites 5th Grade Families to Middle School Information...

Current 5th to 7th grade students and their families are invited to learn more about the education offered at Tempe Preparatory Academy at its...

New tutoring service connects students to certified teachers

Educational Services, Inc. (ESI), the leading provider of employee staffing for school districts introduced its newest service, LearnerLink. LearnerLink is a tutoring and mentoring...

Free College Connect workshop on Dec. 1: Everything you need to...

College Connect is hosting a workshop on Saturday, Dec. 1 that will cover everything students and parents need to know about finding and applying...

APS Foundation Gives $200,000 to Expand ST Math Across Arizona

Thanks to an ongoing partnership between APS Foundation and MIND Research Institute, Arizona students are experiencing math in a whole new light. A grant...

Tempe Prep’s PhD Faculty Bring Expertise to the Classrooms

Nine out of Tempe Preparatory Academy’s 38 faculty members have education specialist degrees or doctoral degrees. That’s about 24 percent of the faculty, which...

Midwestern University Welcomes “Kitten Lady” to Glendale for Free Workshops

Hannah Shaw, social media’s “Kitten Lady,” is partnering with the Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine to host two workshops at the University’s Glendale...

Tempe Prep Choir Director’s Enthusiasm Pushing Cantamus to New Heights

Perhaps you’ve heard Tempe Prep students humming catchy tunes in the halls throughout the school day. Or maybe you’ve heard some muffled voices behind...

Tempe Prep Leads Valley Schools in National Merit Scholars

The most elite high school recognition. The most incredible accomplishment. The opportunity to top all opportunities. This is the National Merit recognition.National Merit recognition...

Fun Home Comes to Phoenix Theatre

Phoenix Theatre’s Fun Home Gives Drama Students Tools to Learn Not only is Phoenix Theatre bringing five-time Tony® Award-winning musical Fun Home to the...

OPINION: Arizona Public Schools May Face a Crisis With Proposition 305

“Say no to prop 305,” AZED 101 group said that taking out funding in public schools could cause an unprecedented teacher shortage in the...

Tempe Public Library hosts NaNoWriMo “Write-Ins” for aspiring novel writers

National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo, kicks off in November and the Tempe Public Library will provide space for writers who want...

Sanders rallies with Garcia in Tempe

The sea of people in blue “Feel the Bern” T-shirts and holding purple “Sun devils for Garcia” signs cheered as gubernatorial candidate David Garcia...

Best-selling author, local authors, publishers and artists featured at Tempe Book...

The 3rd annual Tempe Book Festival will be held on Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tempe Public Library....

School District Superintendent Meets with Fifth Grade Student to Discuss Recycling

Who inspires you? For one Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD) student, it is the Superintendent. On October 16, Jack S., who attends Gateway...

Spanish Cooking Class October 29th

Join us at Hackett House in Tempe for a Spanish Cooking Class on October 29th from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. MenuCroquetas de Sepias Ahumado (Smoked...

Candidates debate education and Prop. 305

Education issues dominated the Clean Elections Commission debate as topics such as education funding, college tuition, and Proposition 305 were heavily discussed. The debate took...
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