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Amid COVID-19, students across the world have experienced unique circumstances when it comes to their education.  While parents, teachers and schools had to be quick to adapt to meet students’ needs, some parents might have noticed a decline in their child’s knowledge as they deviated from t…

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Though COVID-19 created dramatic changes in education, it didn’t change the fact that elementary school children at Title I schools in Maricopa County need uniforms, backpacks, supplies and clothes.

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In the “A”-rated Litchfield Elementary School District, we rely on strong partnerships to offer academic rigor in a caring environment to more than 12,000 students. We often say that schools cannot do it alone, because we are aware that our educational excellence is tied directly to the supp…

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Avondale Elementary School District became the first public district in the state to receive the HealthyVerify certification. The district also discussed reopening plans at a governing board meeting July 7.

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As schools across the nation resume in virtual formats, it is important to remember that online education is a significant change for children and adults. This is going to take some getting used to by everyone involved.

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The $2,500 P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year was presented to Catherine Broski, who recently graduated from Millennium High School. 

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Though Gov. Doug Ducey ordered that students may not return to classrooms until Aug. 17, that does not mean learning has to be delayed.

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 Agua Fria, Canyon View, Desert Edge, Millennium and Verrado high schools may start the fall semester like they left off in the spring—online.

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In a June 11 letter to parents as well as information on its website, Tolleson Union High School District announced it will cancel graduations for Copper Canyon, La Joya, Sierra Linda, Tolleson, University, West Point and Westview high schools. 

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Know a student who’s doing something remarkable? Tell us about it! Email Tom Scanlon at tscanlon@westvalleyview.com.

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Honeywell hired Martin Hernandez, a graduate of Westview High School in Avondale, through the Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates (JAG) program. Hernandez was hired to help produce critical personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The two JAG students were hired …

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On May 6, Archway Trivium West student Lavender James of Goodyear won the Great Hearts 2020 Bard competition after reciting “All the World’s a Stage” from Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” Lavender gave her recitation over Zoom, where she was awarded first place. The event was live streamed on…

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Eliminating high fives, coaching in groups of 10 people or fewer, and administering regular temperature checks are among the recommendations the Arizona Interscholastic Association is endorsing for high school athletes as they begin practice for the fall sports season.

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Saddle Mountain Unified School District’s two elementary schools will host Kindergarten Round Ups, at which the community is invited to see how the schools’ kindergarten classes operate, meet teachers and register for school. 

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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…

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