Arizona Science Center to host training program for local teachers

In response to the need to expand access to high-quality professional development for Arizona’s science teachers, Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St. in Phoenix, launched the Science Teacher Residency (STaR) program earlier this year. This STEM teacher training program, which Helios Education Foundation supported, provides instruction and mentoring to third through eighth grade teachers […]

Xavier Prep ‘cans’ skirts for a cause

Xavier College Preparatory has a tradition of plaid uniform skirts, but a fundraising effort allowed students to “can” them for a day. Coordinated by the members of the National Honor Society, the entire Xavier community participated in providing meals for the hungry, according to a release. Students were allowed to wear something other than the […]

Xavier volleyball players honored

Xavier College Preparatory volleyball had seven members honored in the 6A Premier Region for outstanding contributions to high school volleyball this past season. Top honors go to Coach Lamar-Renee Bryant as Coach of the Year and senior setter Shannon Shields as Player of the Year. First team honors go to junior outside hitter Bri McKnight […]

Xavier student-athletes sign to compete at collegiate level

Nine Xavier College Preparatory athletes signed National Letters of Intent for collegiate athletic scholarships, the first of three signing ceremonies the school will have for its students. Surrounded by coaches, family and friends, each athlete was called forward and signed their letter of intent, according to a release. The signing of a letter commits the […]

College district, Loyola Marymount officials sign transfer admission agreement

The Maricopa County Community College District and Loyola Marymount University have signed a transfer admissions agreement that will enable students attending the 10 MCCCD colleges to receive guaranteed fall admission to LMU if they meet specific requirements. The agreement will allow students who maintain GPA and unit requirements to transfer into select programs at LMU. “We are […]

Brophy Fashion Show funds financial aid scholarships

The Brophy College Preparatory Mothers’ Guild and Neiman Marcus will be the hosts Friday, Nov. 9, for the annual Brophy Fashion Show with proceeds benefiting the Brophy Financial Aid Fund. This year’s event, Men for Others, will take place at the Camelback Inn and feature Art in Fashion presented by Neiman Marcus. In addition, more than 250 […]

Charter school association CEO to leave post after decade-plus

Arizona Charter Schools Association president and CEO Eileen Sigmund will leave the organization at the end of November. “It has truly been the honor of my career to lead this organization and help provide a voice for Arizona charter leaders, educators and families,” she stated in a release. “I am so proud of what we […]

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society encourages teens to apply for annual honor

Nominations are open for the 2019 Greater Phoenix Students of the Year program. The event is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s annual service leadership and scholarship initiative for Valley high school students, offering students the opportunity to participate in a seven-week campaign to raise money to help beat cancer “while learning about the spirit of philanthropy […]

Xavier student earns Transamerica Scholarship Honor Roll status

Ashley Menne, class of 2020 at Xavier College Preparatory, has been named to the 2018 Transamerica Scholarship Honor Roll. “When I found out that I made the Transamerica Honor Roll, I felt excited to finally achieve this accomplishment. I also felt that all the efforts I have made this year finally paid off,” Ms. Menne […]

SRP grants program assists teachers

Salt River Project is offering grants for teachers looking for ways to engage their students in the classroom. Teachers are invited to apply for classroom grants to enhance learning in the classroom in the areas of math, science, engineering, technology as well as social studies, according to a release. The SRP Classroom Connections program consists […]