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Adrienne Fluitt of BASIS Oro Valley has been recognized by the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions as a recipient of the 2014 Yale Educator Award.
Like many Tucsonans, Victoria Steele was moved by the events on January 8, 2011. Unlike most, Steele saw it as a call to action and ran for the State House of Representative, winning a seat in District 9.
The University of Arizona will have another record-setting year with the greatest number of incoming freshmen, the highest overall enrollment and greater student diversity, preliminary figures indicate.
(BPT) - Imagine feeling suddenly sad, angry, alone, confused and worried, without really understanding why. This is how 75 percent of grieving children claim they feel after losing a loved one, according to the National Alliance for Grieving Children. While the journey to acceptance of a loss is difficult for everyone, a child’s limited ability to understand death can make his or her way of grieving much more difficult. Children of all ages grieve differently than adults, and hospice professionals can provide the help they need.
(BPT) - Kathy Hesselgrave’s 90-year-old mother’s health declined to the point where she was no longer able to live in her home by herself. Because her mother needed help cooking and taking her medication, Hesselgrave found herself taking care of her mom, splitting the days and nights with her niece. Other family members pitched into help, too, but it became too much.
(BPT) - As students young and old head back to school, attention turns to getting good grades. Smart parents know that positive study habits boost success in the classroom, but finding ways to encourage kids academically can be difficult. A growing body of evidence proves peer learning and study groups are main drivers for academic success.
As local districts prepare for the new school year, many are also making plans to have school resource officers on site thanks to $12 million in state funding approved by the School Safety Program Oversight Committee.
(BPT) - There’s the summer vacation you dream of: happy children playing games, parents relaxing, cheerful grandparents, smooth roads, short lines and easy-to-schedule outdoor sports and activities for the kids. And then there’s the reality, which more closely resembles “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”
For two Seattle Pacific University students, the scene was all too familiar.
(StatePoint) The irony of summer is that for many people, it’s the most important time of year to stay fit, but it can actually be the hardest time of year to stick to one’s diet.
(NAPSI)—As the U.S. housing market continues its rebound, many buyers and lenders are trying to understand the new landscape and what it means. With tougher credit standards, fewer buyers qualify for mortgage loans. While housing prices remain below the peak of several years ago, they have been steadily rising, according to the Illinois Association of Realtors.
The Picture Rocks Intermediate School’s Leadership Club recently visited the State Capitol in Phoenix. PRI Counselor Kathy Provencio said the students “found the visit very informative and felt like they got to experience an important part of state history.”
Marana High School will have two new basketball coaches next fall. Girls coach Sarah Whaley confirmed on Sunday that she has stepped down as coach to take a new position at the high school.
(BPT) - When you think of public servants or people who do heroic jobs, do you picture police officers, firefighters and soldiers? While all those people selflessly serve the public, they’re not the only everyday heroes whose jobs contribute to the greater good. The field of public service is broad, encompassing teachers, health care workers, law enforcement professionals and social workers.
A new afterschool sixth grade student club at Picture Rocks Intermediate School, has participated in a variety of community outreach and service activities this school year. The “Leadership Club” currently consists of eighteen students, nominated by teachers, all of whom exhibit high academic performance, exemplary behavior, and good citizenship and leadership.
Camping, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. Camping teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership—all amidst the fun of campfires, bugle calls, canoeing, archery, talent shows, and meaningful relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience.
Flooded rail lines. Bigger, more frequent droughts. A rash of wildfires.
(StatePoint) If you are the parent of an older child or teen, you may not think about his or her day-to-day medical needs as often as you did during early childhood. But older kids also are dependent on you, especially when it comes to emotional health and wellness.
They are just another face in a crowd of students. They walk the hallways with their classmates, take notes in class and take part in sports. Unknown to many though is their life outside of school – one that is filled with abuse, neglect and emptiness. Looking to give them hope to rise above those odds is a non-profit organization called Youth on Their Own.
Marana High School, in the Marana Unified School District, announces the selection of Kevin Corner as head basketball coach.
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(NAPSI)—Students collect more than information—they also collect a lot of stuff. Fortunately, getting all that stuff home at the end of the semester doesn’t have to be difficult.