Registration for summer classes and programs begins April 22

Summer camps, pool time and triple digit heat. It’s all right around the corner, which means now is the time to start planning the...

Queen Creek Students on path to become Family Community Career Leaders...

By: Rachel FisherRecently, five Queen Creek High School (QCHS) students competed at the Family Community Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) state conference.            Bryan Incardone...

Tempe Prep Students Travel Abroad with Tempe Sister Sities

By Jacqueline RischExperiencing new cultures, tasting new foods, and meeting new people – ah, traveling! What’s not to love? Traveling exposes you to a...

Arizona FAFSA Rates

  Though Arizona’s temperatures are usually pretty hot, the state’s FAFSA completion rate is not. Forty three percent of college seniors successfully completed...

Annual Event Celebrates Tempe Community, Educators that Impact Tempe Kids

For the past 28 years, the Tempe Impacts Education (TIE) Foundation have hosted their annual Joseph P. Spracale Education Awards Dinner bringing our community...

College Connect hosting summer job fair for teens on April 13

Meet potential employers at College Connect’s April workshop, which will feature a summer job fair with dozens of businesses that are hiring. There will...

Queen Creek Unified School District Middle School Bands Achieve Superior with...

Newell Barney and Queen Creek Middle Schools, the two middle schools of the Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD), scored Superior with Distinction ratings...

Girls in Tech – Microsoft YouthSpark – Girls and Boys 10-12

Girls in Tech Phoenix is excited to be partnering again with the Microsoft Store to offer ten free YouthSpark Workshops. Developed by education experts...

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Building Challenge

Ladies and gentlemen, start (building) your engines! Arizona Science Center, Universal Technical Institute, and Hot Rodders of Tomorrow are teaming up to challenge the...

New Arizona Company Expands Opportunities for New Generation of Well-Rounded...

Scott Novis, Founder, and CEO of Bravous Youth Esports, is an engineer by trade but a sports lover by heart, which lead him to...

Free waves, swim lessons, CPR demos at April Pools Day on...

Get ready to enjoy the waves at Kiwanis Wave Pool as we kick off the swim season with April Pools Day on Saturday, April...

Two Madison Schools Students to Compete in State Geographic Bee

Will Compete Against Top 100 Arizona Students in Grades 4-8Madison Heights Elementary 4th grade student Gavin Hoskins and Madison #1 8th Grade student Marcus...

Tempe community centers hiring for several summer positions

Know a student who wants a great summer gig? Tempe’s community centers are hiring for several positions, ranging from lifeguards to coaches to concessions...

Tempe Student Competes in Arizona State Spelling Bee

27 of the best spellers from across the state came together to compete and represent their districts in the Arizona State Spelling Bee on...

Midwestern University Hosts Largest “Match” Day in Arizona

On Friday, March 15, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) at Midwestern University hosted “Match Day” for its 200 graduating medical students. Match Day is...

Take a Trip Down the Rabbit Hole with The Madison Education...

Madison Education Foundation Raises Funds for 6,000 Local School Children Through Inaugural Wonderland-Themed Gala The Madison Education Foundation will host their first ever Imagination Gala this...
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Geeks Night Out STEAM festival returns on March 20

Robots and solar-powered race cars, anyone? Join more than 70 Tempe wavemakers and Discover the Science at the 8th annual Geeks Night Out. Representatives...

Tempe Public Library is Tapped as Finalist for 2019 National Medal...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 11th, 2019)  – The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced that Arizona’s Tempe Public Library is among the 30 finalists...

KID CHEF FROM SCOTTSDALE WINS HEALTHY COOKING CONTEST

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) just announced the grand-prize winner of its 2019 Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge. David Hummert, a 9-year-old...

Queen Creek Unified School District Student Named State Competition Semifinalist by...

Queen Creek Middle School 7th-grader, Matthew Dillon has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of 100 semifinalists eligible to...

Annual Madison Dash to the Bash Announced for March 9

On Saturday, March 9th, the second annual Madison Dash to the Bash will be held on a course through scenic North Central Phoenix. The...

Community invited to exhibit at Geeks Night Out on March 20:...

The City of Tempe invites businesses, organizations and schools with a STEAM focus to participate in the 8th annual Geeks Night Out, presented by...

500 children receive free dental care at A.T. Still University’s Give...

On Friday, Feb. 22, A.T. Still University's Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) and the Arizona Dental Foundation hosted the annual event,...

Tempe Experience Corps seeks volunteers for young readers

Make a difference in a child’s life and consider volunteering for AARP Foundation Experience Corps, a program in the City of Tempe that matches...

A.T. Still University ranks first in healthcare education

A.T. Still University (ATSU) has been ranked number one in healthcare education for 2019 by Ranking Arizona magazine. Ranking Arizona is the...

Tempe Public Library closed on March 7 for staff training

Tempe Public Library will be closed to the public on Thursday, March 7 so the team can take part in Staff Training Day. The...

Spring Break Youth Camp at AAWL

No school? No problem! The Arizona Animal Welfare League offers youth camps for animal lovers! Kids between the ages of 6 and 14 can spend...

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...
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