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(BPT) - Multidrug-resistant organisms, such as MRSA – also known as “superbugs” – are on the rise, and now, another superbug, which is typically picked up at hospitals and nursing homes, is posing new challenges for public-health officials. Clostridium difficile, commonly known as C. diff, is a potentially life-threatening bacterium responsible for at least 14,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.1
In a rematch of a razor-close 2012 congressional race, Democratic Congressman Ron Barber is in a fight for his political life against Republican challenger Martha McSally, a retired A-10 pilot who nearly beat him two years ago.
Physical activity may not be the first thing parents or teachers think about when they want to boost a child’s academic performance, but evidence supports the notion that a bit of exercise for the body is beneficial to the brain as well.
Julia Lutz and McKenna, 5, hold hands as they make their way into McKenna’s first day of kindergarten.
Alexander Hansen, 5, hangs his backpack up before his first day of kindergarten at Butterfield Elementary School Monday morning.
Julian Marco Jennings, 5, gets a kiss goodbye from his father Jaried on his first day of kindergarten Monday morning.
For her first day of kindergarten, Arica and Karl Owes walk their daughter, Macy, to class at Butterfield Elementary School Monday.
Kindergarten teacher Teresa Rodriguez, center, explains to parents about when and where they are to pick their kids up from school later in the day.
Marana Unified School District students will begin the school year
(StatePoint) Physical activity may not be the first thing parents or teachers think about when they want to boost a child’s academic performance, but evidence supports the notion that a bit of exercise for the body is beneficial to the brain as well.
Three days a week you will find Andy Morales at Rio Vista Elementary School. On the surface this would not seem like much of a big deal, after all he is the school’s physical education teacher, but Morales does not have any classes to teach. Technically, Morales is on summer vacation, but still comes out those three days a week to tend to various projects he has going on.
When one of Katie Woodall’s students at Copper Creek Early Learning Center found a piece of honeycomb on the classroom patio, she encouraged all the children to study it with magnifying glasses, describe the colors and textures, draw it, and consider how the bees used it in their hive.
Aquatic Center Programs
This is a bit presumptuous, I admit. I’m climbing on my columnist’s soapbox and proclaiming a set of New Year’s resolutions for myself and anyone else who chooses to adopt them. They’re a little late, I admit, but with one column a month, my choice was either to write them way back in December or wait until my first opportunity this year.
Accelerated Elementary and Secondary Schools (AES) student, Jose Antonio Gonzalez Mendoza, a senior this year, took third place in the “Annual World Chinese Bridge Proficiency Competition Finals” held in Yunnan Province, China. Jose became The Southwest United States Regional Representative after winning first place in the “Regional Chinese Bridge Proficiency Competition” held at San Diego State University, May, 2013. Since the competition’s inception in 2002, more than 600 contestants representing over 50 countries have participated. Jose said, “I have to give my brilliant teacher, Claire Wang and her incredible teaching techniques, credit for my success. Without her nurturing support, I would never have dared take on such a challenge.”
Twin Peaks Elementary teacher, Kendra Lewis, received a surprise visit in her classroom from Marana OfficeMax employees on October 1, 2013 as part of the seventh annual “A Day Made Better” event.
Parents don’t need to wait until their children are heading to kindergarten to incorporate learning into their everyday lives. In fact, the sooner they start, the better, as studies show that younger minds are better able to absorb new information.
Parents gather at the window of their child’s kindergarten classroom after dropping them off for their first day of school at Twin Peaks Elementary School Monday.
Wanting to reach out and impact children in a positive way, the Pusch Ridge Christian Academy High School football and cheer teams hosted camps for foster children.
Amphitheater School District
For over 35 years, the Golder Ranch Fire District has been proudly providing fire and emergency medical services to the communities of Oro Valley, Catalina, and SaddleBrooke. Operating from seven fire stations, the men and women of Golder Ranch Fire stand ready to respond 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. But we are much more than a fire department.
As Arizona works to become one of the 47 states to implement Common Core Standards, the Marana School District to set procedures to have teachers ready to teach it in the 2013-2014 school year.