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Assistance League receives $20K donation to clothe schoolkids

THUNDERBIRD CHARITIES AWARDS $20,000 TO ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF EAST VALLEY Thunderbirds Charities has announced an award of $20,000 to Assistance League of East Valley for...

Tempe Prep Senior Receives Prestigious U.S. Coast Guard Academy Appointment and...

Congratulations to Tempe Prep Senior Josh Hudson for being offered an Appointment to the United States Coast Guard Academy majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a full...
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Crexendo Releases VIP Business Communications Platform

Crexendo VIP: Business Communications with 100% Uptime GuaranteeTempe-based Crexendo recently announced the planned acquisition of NetSapiens, who, according to Frost & Sullivan, is the...

Mail-In Ballots for CUSD Override Election Will Be Mailed Oct. 11

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Sept. 5, 2017): Ballots for the upcoming override election to allow the Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) to maintain the current 15...

Kyrene to Celebrate National Arts in Education Week

The Kyrene School District will celebrate National Arts in Education Week, September 10-16, with a presentation at the Tuesday, September 12 Governing Board Meeting....

Community Leaders Come Together to Help Queen Creek Schools

On Friday, September 08, 2017, the Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD) hosted a CAFE for community members passionate about making a difference in...

Video: Avondale Elementary Launches Mobile STEAM Lab Project

The Avondale Elementary School District will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to introduce its brand new and truly one of a kind Mobile STEAM...

College Connect Workshop and College Fair on Sept. 16

College Connect is hosting a workshop and college fair on Saturday, Sept. 16 that will focus on communication skills, marketing yourself to colleges and...

Tempe Prep students get taste of governing at Boys State and...

While most kids were at home binge-watching Netflix this summer, some of our juniors spent a week learning about city, county, and state government...

Corona Senior Nominated for Rocky Mountain Emmy Student Production Award

Senior Catie Schwartzmann has been nominated for a Rocky Mountain Emmy Student Production Award for her SPOT127 story about "Geek's Night Out."  Geeks night out took place...

Mail-In Ballots for CUSD Override Election Will Be Mailed Oct. 11

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Sept. 5, 2017): Ballots for the upcoming override election to allow the Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) to maintain the current 15...

New school year brings new programs and classes to Queen Creek...

The Queen Creek Unified School District is proud to offer a variety of new classes and programs at Queen Creek High School. Starting in...

Queen Creek Unified School District wins ‘Certificate of Excellence’ award

The Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International has awarded Queen Creek Unified School District No. 95 its Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting...
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ASU Gammage Hosts High School Musical Theater Awards

Chiffon dresses, crisp bowties and red carpet glamour worthy of the Tony Awards decorated ASU Gammage as high school thespians from around the Valley...

Queen Creek High School students past and present achieve FFA success

Queen Creek High School FFA member Bailey Roden recently won the Arizona FFA State Prepared Public Speaking Career Development Event. The event was held...

Desert Vista Chooses Varsity Baseball and Girls’ Basketball Coaches

Desert Vista High School is recommending that Cody Brassfield be approved by the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board as the school’s 2017-18...

Education Valued by Students of All Ages

The students of the Adult Education Program in the Queen Creek Unified School District understand the value of being an educated member of the...

Tempe Union Class of 2017 Accomplishments by School (Video)

The seven high schools that comprise the Tempe Union High School District hosted graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18 for...

40 TUHSD High School Students Earn Degree from Rio Salado College

A record 93 high school students are on track to graduate from Rio Salado College this month, earning associate degrees before their high school...

Desert Vista Names Girls Head Cross Country Coach

Desert Vista High School is recommending that Doug Christofis be approved by the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board as head girls cross...

Addressing Diversity in Tempe Union

Dr. Cliff Moon considers his first nine months in Tempe Union’s newly created role of Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator part of what he calls...

World-renowned Violinist to Perform with MdN Chamber Orchestra

In its final concert of the school year, the Marcos de Niza Chamber Orchestra is excited to be joined by a special guest -...

Desert Vista Earns Second A+ School of Excellence™ Award

For the second time, Desert Vista High School has earned the A+ School of Excellence™ Award from the Arizona Educational Foundation*. This comprehensive school...

Tempe Union Offers Summer Education Academy – 2017

Tempe Union High School District’s Summer Education Academy, aimed at helping students in the District recover and/or gain credits toward graduation while engaging students...

Community Salutes Event Honors 56 Tempeans Enlisting in Military

The community is invited to a sendoff salute to 56 Tempeans on Monday, May 8 at 6 p.m. at the Tempe Center for the...

Queen Creek Students Take Home Gold, Silver and Bronze in State...

Medical Terminology, Health Education, and Speaking Skills; just three areas of competition for middle school students in the Queen Creek Unified School District. The...

QCUSD students become Special Olympics athletes!

On April 6, Queen Creek Middle School Special Education teacher Meredith Alaniz invited Special Olympics Arizona to bring their Unified Fan Activation truck to...

Teen Life: An Ode to Corona Science Teacher Mike Trimble

Mike Trimble is a high school biology teacher at Corona del Sol High School in Tempe but he's way overqualified for the job. He...

Queen Creek Unified Honored for Public Relations

Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD) has won six awards from the Arizona School Public Relations Association (ASPRA) and was honored at the Superintendents'...

Marcos de Niza Best Buddies Wins Best Chapter in Arizona

The Marcos de Niza Best Buddies chapter was recently named 2017's Most Amazing Chapter in Arizona. According to Best Buddies Arizona, the club at Marcos is...

Make the Little Mermaid A “Part of Your World”

Newell Barney Middle School presents - Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. The 60-minute...

CdS Percussion Wins State Championship, Ranked #1 in US

Less than one week after Corona del Sol Percussion won the won the Winter Guard International (WGI) Percussion West Power Regional Champinship in San Bernardino,...

Queen Creek Unified School District names new Associate Superintendent of Business...

Dr. Perry Berry, Superintendent of Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD), announces the hiring of Ms. Bobette Sylvester-McCarroll as QCUSD Associate Superintendent of Business...

43 Tuscon Seniors On Merit Scholar List

The National Metrit Scholar program has been one of the more prestigious programs in the country which provides scholarship money to America's best and...

Tempe Prep Seniors Receive National Merit Recognition

  Congratulations to Tempe Prep's 10 seniors who have earned prestigious national recognition for their impressive PSAT scores.Over 20% of Tempe Prep’s senior class has...

Queen Creek High School Students Earn Top Honors at DECA Conference

College and career readiness for high school students is more important now than ever before. With so much competition, students need to start preparing...

Local Students Participate in This Week’s “Tempe Empty Bowls” Fundraiser

This week is Tempe Empty Bowls, an annual event to raise funds to benefit feeding programs of Tempe Community Action Agency and United Food...

Tempe Youth Leadership now accepting applications

Applications are now open for Tempe Youth Leadership Class XVIII, and all Tempe high school sophomores and juniors are invited to apply. Tempe Youth Leadership...

Queen Creek Schools and Business Leaders Team Up for Student Success

What do students lack when they enter the workforce? When surveyed, business leaders in the southeast valley said "soft skills" such as decision making,...

Community Celebration to Honor Jack Barnes Elementary

The U.S. Department of Education named Jack Barnes Elementary a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Schools are nominated by the state department of education...

Queen Creek Unified School District Announces Three New Board Members

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, three newly elected members of the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board took the Oath of Office. Jennifer...

Tough Ending for Corona Girls Cross-Country Team

The once hopeful season for the Corona del Sol girls cross-country team ended in heartbreak, on several levels. Three days before the city meet, a...

Cross-country: The Perfect Sport for Athletes on a Budget

If you’re looking to play a sport and not go broke, you might try try cross country running. Compared to other sports at Corona del...

McClintock High School Hires New Football Coach

McClintock High School is recommending that Corbin Smith be approved by the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board as head football coach and...

NFL Foundation Awards $100,000 Grant to Marcos de Niza High School

The students, staff and community of Tempe Union’s Marcos de Niza High School will soon benefit from a $100,000 grant to refurbish its football...

Pearl Harbor Day – 24th Annual Massing of the Colors

The 24th Annual Massing of the Colors will be held on Pearl Harbor Day, December 7th at Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe....

Corona Cross-Country Captain Leads Both On and Off the Team

Cross-country favorite Riley Wright doesn’t just run the course. She helps run the team. The Corona del Sol High School junior knew she wanted to...

New ASU Partnership Inspires Students to Teach

It's no secret the teacher shortage in Arizona is growing. In fact, the Arizona Department of Education recently formed a taskforce to find solutions to...

Corona del Sol Names New Head Football Coach

(Tempe, Arizona) - Corona del Sol High School is recommending that Jon Becktold be approved by the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board...

Queen Creek Schools Hosts Food Drive for Families in Need

The holidays are in full swing; that means food, family and festive celebrations. For students and staff in the Queen Creek Unified School District,...

Tempe Union Selects Dr. Kevin Mendivil as New Superintendent

On September 14, The Tempe Union High School District Governing Board voted to select Dr. Kevin Mendivil as the district's new superintendent, pending contract...

Six Tips to Pick the Best Kindergarten for your Child

Madison School District will be hosting their annual Discover Madison Tour on Thursday, November 9, 2017, for families interested in learning more about the...

Tempe Prep Junior Named Arizona High School Volleyball Player of the...

  Congratulations to Tempe Prep Junior Mary Shroll for being named the MaxPreps Arizona High School Player of the Week by the American Volleyball Coaches...
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Queen Creek Middle School Hosting Veterans Day Banquet, Help Requested

 Queen Creek Middle School (QCMS) is hosting its second annual Veterans Day Banquet (VDB) on Thursday, November 9, and is seeking assistance from the...

Arizona Cardinals Player Reads to Holdeman Elementary Students

September 12, 2017 was a special day for Holdeman Elementary. Why? Arizona Cardinal Quarterback Drew Stanton stopped by with his funny, energetic, feathered friend...
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Community Invited to Kick-off Health & Wellness Program at Queen Creek...

Queen Creek High School (QCHS) recognizes substance abuse prevention education is critical. For this reason, a new High School Health and Wellness Program is...

The Problem: Arizona’s Latino Achievement Gap

Latinos are becoming the fastest growing population group in Arizona, yet the significant Latino student achievement gap from other students remains. James Garcia, Director of...

25 Tempe Union Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Twenty-five academically talented high school seniors in the Tempe Union High School District will compete for the 62nd Annual National Merit Scholarship awards offered...

Arredondo Raises Over $2K to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Arredondo Elementary proves yet again that having a big heart can go a long way. Each year, the teachers enrich their classrooms by teaching...
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Volunteers Needed for Madison Schools Events

Registration now open for projects at Madison Schools on Sept. 30 School Connect helps build partnerships by engaging the faith community and collaborating with community...
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Cadence at Gateway Open Doors For High School Students

  An in-depth initiative that Harvard Investments developed in partnership with East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) – Cadence Builds – enabled 100 high school...
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Subway Kids & Sports Rides Into Desert View Elementary To Surprise...

Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona, in partnership with Subway Restaurants of Arizona, Dasani Water, Shamrock Farms and The Be Kind People Project, rode...

Volunteers Needed for Mesa Lunchtime Mentoring Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters  is actively recruiting community members who live or work near Emerson Elementary School in Mesa to give two to four...

Kyrene School District Receives Dyslexia Preschool Pilot Program Grant

The Kyrene School District is proud to announce a groundbreaking public/private collaborative project to offer the first in-school Intervention for Preschoolers with Dyslexia. Through the...

Kyrene’s Nancy Dudenhoefer Moves from Kyrene to KJZZ/KBAQ

Nancy Dudenhoefer, Public Information Officer for Kyrene School District for the past ten years, has been recruited to a position heading up Development with KJZZ...
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QCUSD Joins National Adult Education Campaign

The Queen Creek Unified School District Adult Education Program joins the Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning (AALL) and more than 55,000 adult educators from...
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Ward Traditional Academy Reading Buddies Do More Than Read Together

Five years ago two teachers who happen to be sisters, Ashley and Erica Smeltzer, started the Reading Buddy Program at Ward Traditional Academy. They...
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Hudson Elementary Students Learn a Lesson in Energy Conservation from SRP

On September 27, two fifth-grade classes at Hudson Elementary learned a real life STEM lesson from SRP about energy usage and conservation that could...
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Carminati Receives a Helping Hand from Kiwanis Club of Tempe

Kiwanis Club of Tempe (KCOT), an affiliate of Kiwanis International, has been lending help to children around the City of Tempe and specifically Tempe...
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Online Funding Helps New Classroom Seating Become a Reality at Rover...

Last week, ABC News 15 Reporter Nohelani Graf paid a visit to Rover Elementary to support and bring awareness to a fundraiser for some...
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250 Pairs of New Shoes Donated to Frank Elementary Thanks to...

When Kathleen Esquibel toured Frank Elementary School for a business development visit, she couldn’t help but notice that many students were walking around with...
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Scales Students Dance Under the Stars in Ballet AZ Performance!

Ballet Arizona recently hosted their annual Ballet Under the Stars event at Tempe Center for the Arts Amphitheater. This free event attracted people from...
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Blessings in a Backpack Donation Brings Smiles to Thew Elementary Kids

On September 28, Thew Elementary’s gymnasium erupted with cheers and smiles as students realized that their early morning assembly was actually a large community...
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PBL Spotlight: Fuller Second-Graders Design School Campus Maps

Visitors at Fuller Elementary School certainly won’t have trouble finding their way around campus thanks to Jessica Foster’s second-grade class! These second-graders created their...
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Queen Creek Unified Student Donates Blood, Awarded New Car

Congratulations to Queen Creek High School student Cariayn Rutherford! The 17-year-old won a new Volkswagen Passat R-Line in a raffle for selected blood donors...

KJZZ’s Youth Media Center, SPOT 127, Again Wins Regional Awards

KJZZ’s Youth Media Center student productions were honored by the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Saturday...
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Queen Creek High School Students Encourage Sustainability

By Morgan Charboneau, FCCLA QCHS chapter treasurer:   Queen Creek High School (QCHS) students helped the community get in the Halloween spirit early this year, and...

Children’s Museum of Phoenix Introduces “In The Pipeline” Program at Kyrene...

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix and Kyrene School District are working together to build upon student creativity through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)...
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A New Era for Parenting: Virtual Safety

Trying to keep your child safe in a world of constant hazards and tragedies can be overwhelming. Now, enter a whole new world of...

Highland High Recognized for Most Blood Donations

When it comes to blood donations in Arizona, teens rule, and when it comes to most high school blood donations, Highland High School continues...