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Dr. Kristi Sandvik, superintendent of the Buckeye Elementary School District, participated in the National Superintendent Roundtable at the American Heart Association’s Annual Scientific Sessions Conference on Nov. 15 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was one of only 10 superintendents in t…

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Gina Godbehere, a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office knows the importance of being proactive when it comes to youth suicide.

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A city of Goodyear event called Chalk Art in the Park was a big hit for kids — and parents who enjoyed watching the kids get creative.

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High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry their friends or loved-ones are at risk. They will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children feel safe b…

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Carter Johnson’s brain is like a database of information—especially reptiles and birds. The Litchfield Park 17-year-old is autistic, which made going to school in his early years exceptionally difficult. But his love of learning and a little help from those around him gave him opportunities …

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Avondale’s Michael Anderson Elementary School welcomed professional NASCAR driver Tom Gilliland before his K&N Pro Series Race. 

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For young and old who wonder how nuclear power happens, Palo Verde Generating Station’s Energy Education Center in Buckeye recently opened its doors to the public. 

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Ryder Raney started with a little sprout … and grew quite a capacious cabbage.

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With messages including “your scars are your superpower” and “you have the power to create a legacy,” stirring inspirational stories greeted students at Odyssey Preparatory Middle School. The speakers included a major league baseball player and New York City firefighter, who both selflessly …

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Sergio M. Velazquez, a science teacher at Millennium High School in Goodyear, recently came up with a project he felt students would find irresistible:

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When they walk into the Westwind Elementary School writing class, seventh graders aren’t told what not to do.

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They are making pizza pies now, but they may be studying pie charts soon.

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Western Maricopa Education Center is putting a new spin on trunk or treat with airplanes, food trucks and classic cars—and it’s all for a good cause. 

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On Oct. 7, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) released the 2018-19 statewide assessment results for Arizona public school students in grades 3 through 12. 

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Success hasn’t come easy for Elijah Rusk. Born in South Phoenix, Rusk was rescued from an unhealthy family situation by his grandparents. 

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At 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman will visit Desert Thunder Elementary School in Goodyear.

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American cartoonist and writer Scott Adams once said, “There’s no such thing as a small act of kindness.” This month, at the Learning Experience (TLE) center in Goodyear, preschoolers are learning that message and the positive impact they can have on the lives of other children. 

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Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park is raising awareness and funds for children with cancer in our community. On Saturday, Oct. 19, the Zoo is partnering up with Anchored Kings Screen Printing to raise funds for Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children.

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation announced it raised more than $831,000 in September for its Step Up Stop Cancer campaign for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The total includes cash and in-kind donations from businesses and individuals.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. All month, Litchfield Park Library is accepting donations to help domestic violence victims. Some of the most needed items include toiletries, shoes and clothing.

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Girl Scouts Troop 6010 recently earned their Bronze Award—the highest award available to a Girl Scout Junior, or girl in fourth through fifth grade—by sharing their love of reading with the Estrella community. 

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Five West Valley students are among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

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For the past 20 years, the Arizona Family College Savings Plan (AZ529) has helped families accumulate more than $1.9 billion in tax-deferred college savings.

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In late August, when Quick Quack Car Wash held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new Buckeye location, it kicked off “10 Days of Free” unlimited washes for residents. But the car wash chain, which now has nine Arizona locations, went a step further to show its commitment to the community.

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Joel Cluff loves to read, and his dad is good at woodworking. So, when it came time to plan his Eagle Project, a free mini sharing library seemed a natural fit.

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Ten years ago, when Pavan and Sharon Vasudev started coaching the Beep Patrol, a FIRST Robotics team from Litchfield Park, they didn’t know what to expect. Today, the couple mentor and encourage K-12 children in the West Valley to be science and technology leaders and innovators.

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Neurons are the cells that make up the wiring of the brain. Many of them crisscross and connect to different brain regions, so when killed by a stroke the damage can spread everywhere.

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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H) recently celebrated graduates of the Recovery College. The graduates have spent the past six months learning positive psychology strategies for their own personal and professional growth at SB&H and to support their work with the orga…

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Recent Desert Edge High School graduate Caleb DeShazer will soon return home from 45-day stint studying in South Korea through a National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship. 

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The city of Tolleson will host its Mother/Son Fan Wacky Olympics from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, September 14, at the Tolleson Parks & Recreation Center, 9251 W. Washington Street.

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Know a student who’s doing something remarkable? Tell us about it! Email Connor Dziawura at cdziawura@westvalleyview.com.

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Know a student who’s doing something remarkable? Tell us about it! Email Connor Dziawura at cdziawura@westvalleyview.com.

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Former teacher Karen Márquez Morales is sharing the secrets of teamwork and fulfilling dreams with her new book, “PAC-12 Tales.”

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At the Future Business Leaders of America’s recent National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Goodyear’s Millennium High School won big in a variety of technology and media-related events. 

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Two students from Waddell won the nation’s highest awards at the 2019 SkillsUSA Championships in Louisville in late June. 

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Students at Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC)—a public career technical education district—earn certifications that qualify them for well-paying careers upon graduation. 

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Goodyear’s Desert Star School is introducing its new principal, Jessica Worthington, through a series of special events. 

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ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is looking for local families to host students between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries, including Japan, Germany, Italy, Thailand and Spain.

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