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Sierra Linda High School performing arts chairman Antonio Lozano sang West Side Story with the Tempe Wind Symphony at the Tempe Center for the Performing Arts on February 26.

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Math. Science. Literature. These are some of the important subjects emphasized in the common school’s curriculum. But when it comes to providing a well-rounded education, it goes well beyond these basic elements. The arts play an oft-understated role in defining the youth, and giving them th…

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Fifty-five Valley students—including those from Verrado High School—faced an assortment of brain-bending questions at the recent Arizona Regional High School Bowl.

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Know a student who’s doing something remarkable? Tell us about it! Email Christina Fuoco-Karasinski at christina@timespublications.com.

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Quentin Elementary School second-grade teacher Brenda Alamillo was named the K-5 Teacher of the Year for Arizona by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). She was recognized at the Voice of Democracy, Patriots Pen & Teachers Award Banquet Saturday, January 20 at Holiday Inn in Casa Grande.

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Tres Rios Service Academy was recently recognized as an Arizona School of Merit through the Arizona Department of Education’s (ADE) Excellence in Civic Engagement Program for applying the six proven practices of civic learning to its curriculum.

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Mark Aguire and Connie Krogulecki-Crowley were appointed to the Liberty Elementary School District Governing Board by Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson in late December.

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The Agua Fria Union High School District Governing Board approved a superintendent employment agreement and performance-based pay plan with Superintendent Dr. Dennis Runyan on December 13.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is searching for the next great kid chef to create a delicious and healthy side dish recipe for its eighth annual Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge.

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When junior Kayanna Martin goes to lunch at Buckeye Union High School, she has more meal options to choose from, thanks to a $2,000 cafeteria renovation implemented this school year.

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Three teachers in the Buckeye Elementary School District (BESD) were awarded $5,000 each from the Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers.

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Verrado High School musicians will march through London’s West End to celebrate New Year’s Day, hitting landmarks like Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square.

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Qualified high school students are offered an opportunity to spend an academic year, semester or summer holiday in Europe, Asia, North or South America, Australia or South Africa as part of the ASSE International Student Exchange Program.

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The Arizona School Boards Association selected Pendergast District Governing Board for its top honor for school boards for the prestigious Lou Ella Kleinz Excellence in Governance Award.

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Litchfield Park resident Madelynne Clair Olexa, 17, won a scholarship to Duke University that may be worth up to $300,000 after competing against 5,759 other QuestBridge 2017 National College Match finalists.

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“And, the Emmy goes to …” is a sentence that every aspiring actress, writer, newscaster, producer and editor aspires to hear. For a Goodyear student, that came true.

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When Crossroads Academy was founded in Tonopah in 2013, it had big goals but humble beginnings. During its first four years, Crossroads Academy, formerly known as Tonopah Academic Center, operated out of a small community room at the nearby TravelCenters of America truck stop.

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If you derive joy from following politics and the news media – the hobby equivalent of putting your hand in a moving garbage disposal because you love “tinkering” – you’ve no doubt heard the term “whataboutism” a lot lately. Smart pundits have begun tossing around the label like President Tr…

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Legacy Traditional Schools recently revealed its Avondale location is one of three campuses to receive an “A” rating under the 2017 AzMERIT state assessments. The other two campuses given this prestigious grade are in Peoria and Surprise.

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Physical therapy students from Franklin Pierce University in Goodyear took part in the recent “Make a Difference Day” by helping city officials beautify Wildflower Park.

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After three years as a member of Beat the Odds, an initiative founded by the Center for the Future of Arizona, Quentin Elementary School in Avondale has been honored with the program’s prestigious gold award.

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Tolleson Union High School District board member Devin Del Palacio joined other Latino elected officials for the NALEO Southwest & Midwest Regional Governance Policy Institute held from October 27 to October 28 in Santa Fe.

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Bales Elementary School eighth-grader Leonardo Perez was selected as one of 14 chief science officers from the state to be STEM advisers to Gov. Doug Ducey. The students will share their opinions on STEM education, water policy, workforce and economic development and health care in Arizona.

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Saddle Mountain Unified School District psychologist Dr. Shane Hunt was awarded the Arizona School Psychologist of the Year Award by the Arizona Association of School Psychologists during its recent annual conference. In his acceptance speech, Hunt shared how a school psychologist helped him…

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Area schools will show students what Veterans Day truly means by hosting ceremonies honoring soldiers. Here are two of the celebrations.

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Estrella Mountain Community College students have teamed up with some of New York’s top talent to present Proof, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play that kicks off the school’s theater season.

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The Pendergast Elementary School District’s Sen. Martin Quezada and Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux will be honored by the Arizona Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents during its annual conference November 5 and November 6.

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Westwind Elementary School’s seventh-grade writing teacher, Tim Ramsey, recently contributed a story to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone, which hit stores October 31.

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Buckeye families who need assistance during the Christmas holiday season can register for the Christmas “Cause” Holiday Assistance Program at Buckeye Family Resource Center, 210 S. Sixth Street, Building 700.

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Hannah Eichman of Buckeye was named to the 2017-2018 team of Agri-Techsans, Texas Tech University’s award-winning organization of student recruiters.

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With the support of local farmers, the Saddle Mountain Unified School District received a $25,000 America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program grant, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

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