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The Oro Valley Marketplace was set alight with the bright faces of hundreds of children and their parents, each anticipating the arrival of the big man in red himself.
Join the Oro Valley community for a festive evening of live entertainment, activities for children, free refreshments, the lighting of the OV Holiday Tree and a special appearance by Santa on a Golder Ranch Fire truck. The event will be held Friday, Dec. 5, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Oro Valley Marketplace (on the southwest corner of Oracle & Tangerine).
Marana Unified School District is going to the voters in November to ask for $125 million in bonds.
Copper Creek Elementary School held its annual fundraiser, the Hawk Walk, last week. In lieu of selling candy or similar items, students get donations from family and friends. They then walk around a course that covers most of the school’s campus while encountering many surprises along the way.
The Ironwood Ridge High School mascot runs around the plaza of Copper Creek Elementary School getting high fives during the annual Hawk Walk fundraiser event.
Ironwood Ridge High School freshman Yara Solorzano gives a high five to a student participating in the Copper Creek Hawk Walk.
Ironwood Ridge High School freshman Yara Solorzano gets tossed into the air along the Hawk Walk route at Copper Creek Elementary School on Friday, Aug. 22. The event is the school’s largest fundraiser for the year.
On August 4, 2014 the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) publicly released 2014 AIMS results and the A-F school letter grades for schools throughout the state. The Marana Unified School District earned a high profile of B. One elementary school earned the ADE’s highest Achievement Profile of an A and fifteen Marana schools earned the Achievement Profile of a B.
Marana Unified School District students will begin the school year
Ironwood Ridge High School
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.
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.
For two Seattle Pacific University students, the scene was all too familiar.
The holiday season is once again here. All around us we are reminded of the upcoming holidays. Children eagerly await the arrival of Santa Claus, decorating the tree, hanging lights, and of course the sweets Parents delight in the joy of their children with everyone eagerly looking forward to holiday gatherings with family and friends.
Last week, event organizers held the 11th annual Project Graduation Business Breakfast with the intention of getting people interested in helping and donating to the cause.
Amphitheater School District
During the bright summer months, the Marana Unified School District has been installing solar panels and structures at eight schools, all at no cost to the district.
As Oro Valley Safeway Manager Mike Hennings prepares for retirement after 42 years with the company, he says the career is all he’s ever known.
You may be surprised to learn that, according to 2010 Census data, there are now as many residents in Oro Valley under the age of 18 as there are over the age of 65. No longer just a retirement community, Oro Valley is now taking a look at its new profile and asking an important question: Are we meeting the needs of all residents?
Delta Kappa Gamma is an international organization of women educators whose purpose is to promote the professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. Aligned with that purpose, Delta Kappa Gamma/Alpha Chapter will host their first annual “Early Career Educator” appreciation and recognition brunch recognizing 16 outstanding early career educators from the Marana Unified School District. The brunch will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Last week, the Amphitheater and Marana Unified school districts held their annual district-wide spelling bees, each sending four students and an alternate to the Pima County Spelling Bee next month.
Marana Middle School eighth-grader Jeremy Parry spells the winning word, “gruesome” as Ironwood Elementary School sixth-grader Thomas Rood reacts after he misspelled “siege.” This is the second year in a row Parry has won the Marana Unified School District’s spelling bee.
The 13th annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration will be held this Friday, November 30, 2012 at the Oro Valley Marketplace, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. The event will be emceed by KOLD News 13 Anchor Dan Marries, and the tree lighting will be conducted by Mayor Satish Hiremath.