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If you step into Krisha Leyva’s class be prepared for a lot of energy, a lot of hands-on activities and not a lot of handholding. Leyva believes in being upbeat and animated, but she also believes in letting kids make their own discoveries. This philosophy has led her to being a finalist for STEM Superhero Awards for Most Dedicated STEM teacher, which is sponsored by the Arizona Super Bowl committee.
Marana Middle School teacher Krisha Leyva is a finalist for the Most Dedicated STEM Teacher award.
Canyon Del Oro went down 7-0, but then scored 28 in a row on their way to a 38-21 win over Verrado High School in the first round of the Division III state football playoffs.
Desert Winds Elementary
While Congressional District 1 is the 10th largest in the nation, and has one of the most diverse populations – both Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D) and challenger Ariz. House Speaker Andy Tobin (R) agree that the majority of the district is rural and the needs of constituents are common.
Candidates for Legislative District 11 State Senate and House of Representatives will appear at the second 2014 Election Forum sponsored by Citizens for Picture Rocks (C4PR) on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Picture Rocks Community Center, 5615 N. Sanders Road. Former State Representative from Picture Rocks Jennifer Burns will again moderate as invited Senate candidates Jo Holt (D) and Steve Smith (R) respond to questions submitted from the community.
The desert is home to many hidden habitats which allow local life to flourish. While many Tucsonans are aware of habitats of the animal variety, many have yet to encounter one which is nestled away on the northwest side of town: Accelerated Learning Laboratory, a small charter school that offers preschool, elementary, and secondary school.
Storms affected every football game in Southern Arizona last Friday. There was not a single game in the area that was not delayed or postponed. Two games, CDO/Ironwood Ridge and Pusch Ridge/ Scottsdale Christian did not resume that night.
The story of the week in high school sports was the return of Bridgett Doucet. The CDO senior cross country runner finished second in the state two years ago, but missed all of last season dealing with an illness. She did come back for the track season, but she served notice at least week’s Northwest Showdown that she was all the way back and a real contender for a state championship.
Tortolita Middle School's cafeteria during renovation.
Following a pot-luck dinner, six Picture Rocks teenagers created a Youth Forum during the Aug.19 Citizens for Picture Rocks (C4PR) meeting.
Northwest side students did well in Pima County’s anti-graffiti poster contest.
An underground water line break has resulted in no running water in some buildings on the campus of Marana Middle School. Water remains available in one portion of the campus. Portable restroom facilities and hand wash stations are being delivered and bottled water will be available all day.
Andy Litten knew when he took the Marana coaching job that it would not be a quick fix. Inheriting a zero-win team, was not easy, but changing the culture that begun to accept losing. After two successful seasons, which the Tigers have won nine games in the last two seasons after winning just eight the previous four seasons, the goal is simple; get to the postseason.
Another school year has arrived and the community wants it to be enjoyable for students, parents and teachers.
The Marana Police Department and the Marana Unified School District are proud to announce the return of the School Resource Officer Program. The Marana High School and the Marana Middle School now have an officer on campus full time. Officer Mario Williams will be assigned to the Marana High School, and Officer Melissa Larkin will be assigned to the Marana Middle School.
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.
When former Marana High School teammates Toby Bourguet and Sean Roebuck agreed to play on a competitive flag football team, little did they know it was going to drastically changed their lives. More importantly, it changed their children’s lives.
Levi Morse did not like the Marana High School logo and decided to do something about it. Morse teamed up with his older brother, Shawn, and designed a new tiger-head logo. Now, it is being used around the school
Ironwood Ridge High School
Hannah List is going to be a seventh grade student at Tortolita Middle School in the fall. She attended Quail Run Elementary throughout her elementary years where she was a role model to all and a true leader among her peers. While at Quail Run, Hannah was awarded the Kind Kid Award after being nominated by her fellow students. She worked as a teaching assistant for special needs students and worked with the English Language Learns program to create instruction movies which will be used as teaching aids for future students. Hannah’s gifted education (GEM) group placed 2nd in the city-wide Kidstruction contest this school year. She also received a 3rd place ribbon at the Southern Arizona Regional Science & Engineering Fair. As part of a GEM service learning project Hannah donated her hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.
Tortolita Middle School’s Service Learning Class will celebrate the completion of their Aquaponic System during a dedication ceremony May.