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Catholic Charities Westside Head Start is enrolling students for the 2020-21 school year, which will include expansion into the Littleton School District serving Avondale and Tolleson for Head Start, Early Head Start, pregnant mothers and home-based programs.

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Teachers at Great Hearts Trivium Prep in Goodyear have been seeing double for the last four years.

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The city of Avondale is inviting high school and college seniors to take part in the Faces of Avondale Graduate Recognition.

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The Rotary Club of Goodyear PebbleCreek announced the five winners of its Outstanding Youth Scholarship program. The seniors submitted a detailed application, complete with references, documentation of community service hours and a personal essay.

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All seven schools in the Littleton District will host a “Tunnel of Hope” at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 21, to celebrate eighth grade promotion in a drive-thru fashion. Families of eighth graders can drive through their school parking lot, where there will be balloons and music set up. 

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The city of Goodyear encourages high school students interested in learning more about how their city operates to apply to join the Goodyear Youth Commission. 

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When Millennium High School senior Catherine Broski toured in-state schools with other Flinn Scholar finalists, she admitted she was a little intimidated. 

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I’ve dreamed of my senior year for so long that now that I am graduating from Agua Fria High School everything feels so surreal. 

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The Avondale Municipal Art Committee invites  budding artists to take part in the Achieving Artists — Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers Scholarship Art Contest. This art contest is open to all high school-age graduating seniors in Avondale who are planning on enrolling into college.

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Parents self-isolated for long hours with their kids might be looking for ways to keep them entertained, motivated to learn or even just relaxed. 

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First Things First, Arizona’s early childhood agency, is committed to providing parents and caregivers with information and resources to support families with young children as communities continue to be impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has awarded Saddle Mountain Unified School District No. 90 the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year 2019.  

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The Mexican American Golf Association, Phoenix Chapter, is offering eight $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school students.

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The state’s estimated 86,000 high school seniors won’t be prevented from graduating just because the governor shut down Arizona schools through the end of the academic year.

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West Valley school districts are continuing to adjust after Gov. Doug Ducey’s March 30 order closing schools for the remainder of the academic year.

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Two weeks ago, West Valley students  went on spring break, but the rising concerns of COVID-19 prevented the normal resumption of classes. On March 30, Gov. Doug Ducey extended school closures through the end of the school year. 

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The Arizona Council for Exceptional Children announced the Samuel A. Kirk Teacher of the Year Award winner is Shaylyn Savage, a special education teacher at Sunset Ridge Elementary in Glendale. The award is given to those who significantly impact the education of students with disabilities t…

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It’s one thing to learn about water quality from books and in a classroom lecture. And it’s quite another thing to learn about water quality from the water itself. That was the thinking behind Dr. Jershon Eagar, high school science teacher at BASIS Goodyear. 

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The Agua Fria Union High School District will be exhibiting talented fine arts students again for their second annual Agua Fria Fine Arts Showcase. This free showcase gives students a platform to show the community their different skills and talents, with dance and theater performances, band…

The Liberty Elementary School District brought its six schools together to showcase the students’ talents.

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When it comes to a child’s education, parents have a lot to think about. Should their child go to a public school? Which one? Or maybe they should attend a charter school or private school?

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The holidays are behind us, but if you have a preschooler who will be entering kindergarten next school year, it’s not too early to start getting them ready. In fact, many schools hold their kindergarten registration events beginning this month.

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The Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board elected Marie Sullivan as president and Laurin Hendrix as Governing Board secretary last week. The seven Governing Board members were elected from five geographical districts within Maricopa County and two at-large positions repr…

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Estrella Mountain Community College named Dr. Manuel Gomez the college’s new vice president of Academic Affairs last week. 

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Anxiety among children continues to climb, contributing to rising rates of depression and mental and behavioral disorders. More than 7% of children 3 to 17 in the U.S. have been diagnosed with anxiety, which can greatly alter “the way children typically learn, behave and handle their emotion…

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The Food and Drug Administration stunned many in late December when it raised the age to buy tobacco and vaping products to 21. Retailers around the West Valley said they were not anticipating this; however, some understand the benefits the new law can bring. 

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona’s annual “Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge” is open through Jan. 24. Research shows encouraging kids to cook has many benefits. They are more likely to try new foods and it fosters reading and math skills.

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Agua Fria Union High School District will have a ribbon-cutting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, celebrating the Phase 1 improvements at Agua Fria High School, 530 E. Riley Drive, Avondale.

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Grace Fellowship Academy in Buckeye promotes STEM field opportunities for its students and recently held a small competition showcasing their abilities.

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If given a chance, members of West Valley robotics clubs would spend all day tinkering with robots. Granted, they are getting ready to compete in VEX IQ competitions at the local, regional, state and world levels - which takes a lot of practice to get their robots working just right. It’s cl…

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As it starts to cool down in the Valley, Girl Scouts– Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) wants to remind West Valley residents of all the amazing opportunities to explore the outdoors – right in your backyard. Check out these Girl Scout approved ideas for getting in touch with nature and e…

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Desert West Dance Academy in Goodyear is a place where students come to dance their hearts out. It’s also a place that feels like family. So when its owner, Lindsay Butterfield, lost her son Hunter due to complications from open-heart surgery, it was like they had lost one of their own.

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