Anasazi Named International Baccalaureate Program Candidate School


Anasazi Elementary School, part of the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD), has been named as a Candidate School for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). The IB aims to create global student citizens who learn to think critically and creatively about the world and its issues, and how they relate to them. In […]

PVSchools To Host Job Fair July 10


The Paradise Valley Unified School District will host a job fair to fill open Education Support Professional (ESP) positions for the 2019-20 school year Wednesday, July 10, from 8am–noon at the District Administrative Center, 15002 North 32nd Street, Phoenix. “Our Educational Support Professionals are a very important part of the daily success of our school […]

Tavan, Mountainside Principals Named for 2019–20 School Year


New principals have been appointed to lead Tavan Elementary School in Phoenix and Mountainside Middle School in Scottsdale. Tavan assistant principal Julie Ballard will take over from longtime principal Margaret Serna, who moves to the administration side of the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) as executive director of Title 1 Schools. Ballard has served as […]

PVSchools To Hold Public Hearing for Proposed Tax Increase


Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVSchools) announced the intention to raise its primary property taxes over the current level to pay for increased expenditures in those areas where the governing board has the authority to increase property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019. The Paradise Valley Unified School District is proposing an […]

CCUSD To Hold Public Hearing for Proposed Tax Increase


Cave Creek Unified School District No. 93 (CCUSD) announced the intention to raise its primary property taxes over the current level to pay for increased expenditures in those areas where the Governing Board has the authority to increase property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019. The Cave Creek Unified School District is […]

Local Restaurant Hosts Sports Equipment Drive to Help Area Children in Need


Twin Peaks restaurant has partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP) for a summer sports equipment drive. From June 14 through Aug. 2, all three Valley Twin Peaks locations will support the need for sports equipment for local youth. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix hosts summer camps at […]

Holland Community Center to Host Young Entrepreneurs Class


Aspiring entrepreneurs ages 11–17 are invited to participate in a new class offered at Foothills Community Foundation’s Holland Community Center. The five-week startup workshop will educate and inspire young, creative minds about the opportunities to do business in today’s world. The program is set up to be an engaging and participant-driven workshop where attendees will […]

Library Summer Reading Program Blasts Off June 1


Maricopa County officials are encouraging residents — particularly young readers — to include summer reading in their vacation plans. More than 60 libraries across Maricopa County participate, so people of all ages can log their reading online, complete challenges, and attend library events to win prizes. Beginning June 1, participants can start logging their summer […]

Camp Hubbard to Hold Open House Events May 4


Now that summer’s almost here, it’s time to get the kids enrolled in fun-filled summer day camp. Camp Hubbard — a Valley summer sports camp since 1998 — will host informative open house events for parents and children Saturday, May 4, 12:30–3:30pm, at its four summer day camp locations: Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix; St. […]

Get a Jump on Summer at Free YMCA Family Event


Area families are invited to have fun and gear up for summer at the Desert Foothills YMCA’s (Y) Healthy Kids Day event, Saturday, April 27, 9am–noon. Healthy Kids Day is a national Y initiative to improve the health and well-being of children. During this free event, families can enjoy games and giveaways, as well as […]