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Before all the celebrating, Kyrene de los Cerritos Elementary School ... gowns,” said Nancy Dudenhoefer... 
The growing nationwide program adopted at Kyrene middle schools says it all: We're a place “Where Everyone Belongs.” WEB, the acronym by which ...
School highlight: Kyrene de la Esperanza Elementary
The program was launched in October of 2014 and the goal is to eventually expand to all Kyrene schools. Students in third through fifth grade have ... 
Boundary changes could affect two Kyrene schools plus dual language program
After an absence of several months, members of the Kyrene School ... of enrollment trends and boundaries affecting the 25 schools in the district. 
Kyrene Parent Summit offers support
Administrators, teachers and staff at the Kyrene School District are often experts on subjects parents may struggle with... 
Two Kyrene students advance to March 21 State Spelling Bee
After wracking their brains for the correct spellings, two Kyrene students have advanced past the Maricopa County Region 1 Spelling ...
Kyrene Traditional Academy receives national nomination
KTA is one of five schools throughout all of Arizona to receive a nomination, and the first Kyrene school in the district to receive a nomination. Christina ... 
Taste of Kyrene to benefit Kyrene Foundation
The event brings together businesses and community members from within the Kyrene School District to raise money for kids and families in need 
Tempe council adopts standards for out-of-school programs
Glider said all 25 schools in the Kyrene School District have out-of-school time programs that have pledged to uphold the standards set forth by the ...  
Kyrene District congratulates spelling bee winners
Congratulations to the winners of the Kyrene District Spelling Bee. The top six spellers will now move on to the Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, ... 
Thanks for the memories…
... 82, and Irene Groves, 92, the Hanger sisters, both look back on memories from their Kyrene Elementary days. [Billy Hardiman/Wrangler News].
Kyrene hosts Community Play Day
Schools around the Kyrene School District will also display their own activities such as Kyrene de las Brisas Elementary School's Mallet Masters; ... 
Kyrene board advances boundary study
New boundaries for elementary schools in the Kyrene district have been approved, and the initial changes are expected to begin for the 2015-16 ...
Aprende Middle School is a 'Cool School'
They set out a goal to collect 500 books to donate to an elementary school on ... It's all part of the Kyrene School District's "Win on Wellness Program.”. 
Fair at Kyrene Monte Vista gives students hands-on exercises on gray matter
The brain fair was made possible by Kids Club applying for a grant from the Kyrene School District to offer students an educational and fun activity. 
Akimel A-al students study class choice as part of Lego robotics event
The team sought assistance from Monica Crowder, a teacher and curriculum specialist for the Kyrene School District, and she assisted the students ... 
Kyrene Foundation food drive provides holiday meal for those in need
Kyrene Foundation food drive provides holiday meal for those in need ... in mind: to serve as many families as possible in the Kyrene School District so ... 
Spinato's Pizzeria marks 4 decades with charity donations
The Spinato's team in Ahwatukee decided to donate to the Kyrene Foundation, which assists families in the Kyrene School District by providing food ... 
Bilingual program moving along well at Kyrene de Los Lagos
Kyle Mady identifies the day of the week in spanish in the Bienvenidos Dual Language Kids Club Early Learning Center at Kyrene De Los Lagos .. 
Pilot program gives each Esperanza student digital device in classroom
First-graders Kane Pantin and Lennon Hall work on laptops in class at Kyrene de la Esperanza Elementary School on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. 
Kyrene de las Lomas students honor service members at ceremony
Coast Guard veteran Jeremy Garnice receives letters from students after the flag raising ceremony at Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary School on ...
Akimel A-al's Christofis leads youth runners at state meet
Local individuals and teams certainly had a say in that matter, as Kyrene Akimel A-al's Brooklyn Christofis ran away with the individual girls title, ... 
Valley school district delivers high AIMS scores in math
Monte Vista Elementary School is just one school in that district that is pretty proud of its growth. It is ranked first in the Kyrene School District, second ... 
Akimel A-al outdoor event to showcase students' artistry
Tahnee Yazzie makes fry bread during "An Evening Under the Stars" at Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle 
 
Kyrene educator named finalist for STEM award
Monica Crowder helps *** during Lego Robotics at Kyrene Akimel A-al ... Award but believes the teachers she works with are the real superheroes.
Kyrene students get healthy lessons via Girls on the Run program
The program is featured at four Kyrene schools in the Ahwatukee area: Kyrene de la Colina, Kyrene de los Cerritos, Kyrene de las Lomas and Kyrene ... 
Fall academy keeps Kyrene students busy during break
“They come from all the Kyrene schools in the community,” she said. “I've worked a few of the academies before and what I've noticed is that we get a ... 
Cerritos Elementary celebrates academy that prepares students for future
Kyrene de los Cerritos Elementary School celebrated its fifth annual ... Kyrene governing board member, said he was thoroughly impressed ...
Kyrene considers proposal to redraw school boundaries
Rick Brammer, a demographer, answers community members' questions about the potential redistricting of schools in Kyrene Elementary School ... 
Kyrene de los Cerritos, A Leadership Academy Fall Leadership Day, Sept ...
The Kyrene de los Cerritos third, fourth and fifth-grade student council ...   
Kyrene middle schools accept 'Rachel's Challenge'
Katie Harmon speaks against bullying for "Rachel's Challenge" at Kyrene Middle ... Sixth-graders atKyrene middle schools will have the opportunity to ...
Phoenix judge talks to Kyrene second-graders about law and government
To cap off the weeklong celebration of Constitution Week throughout the Kyrene School District, Kyrene del Milenio Elementary School invited ...  
Meet the Kyrene school district board candidates
4 general election for two four-year seats on the Kyrene Elementary School District governing board. Current board member Bernadette Coggins is ... 
Heavy rain and flooding affects streets, schools in Ahwatukee
According to the Kyrene School District's Facebook page, all absences and tardies were excused for the day. Students who were not present were ...
Community discusses boundary options for Kyrene schools in Ahwatukee
Members of the School Boundary Change Task Force in Kyrene met ... options for new school boundaries around Kyrene schools in Ahwatukee. 
Community discusses boundary options for Kyrene schools in Ahwatukee
Members of the School Boundary Change Task Force in Kyrene met ... This is the first time in more than 20 years that the Kyrene School District has ... 
Kyrene announces free, reduced meal plan
The Kyrene School District recently announced its free and reduced meal policy for its students under the National School Lunch Program, USDA ... 
Kyrene expects to cut transportation costs by switching to propane-fueled buses
Director of Facilities and Transportation Eric Nethercutt walks out of one of the new propane buses at theKyrene School District on Monday, Aug. 
Council brings Kyrene PTOs, business leaders together
Kyrene School District hosted its annual Parent Superintendent Council (PSC) at the district office Tuesday morning in efforts for Parent Teacher ... 
Kyrene Monte Vista's choir members cherish singing anthem at Mercury game
The Kyrene Monte Vista Elementary School choir performs the National Anthem before the Phoenix Mercury basketball game at the US Airways ... 
Easing the burden for school kids in need
Throughout the years, the Kyrene Foundation's Family Resource Center has been on the forefront of assisting families in the Kyrene School District ... 
Curriculum night key to showing parents about kids' education
For the next few weeks, elementary schools across the Kyrene School District will host their curriculum night for parents to witness what their students ...
Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary School
Kyrene de las Lomas is one of the 12 Kyrene schools in the Ahwatukee ... The Ahwatukee Foothills Newshosts a forum with the 9th Congressional ... 
Never too young to start a 2nd language
Bienvenidos, Spanish for “welcome,” has been around the Kyrene School District for the past six years at Kyrene de los Niños and Kyrene del Norte ... 
First day of school sees flurry of activity across Kyrene district
Summer vacation is now a thing of the past, as families across the Kyrene School District flooded their schools Monday morning for the first day of the ... 
Ahwatukee schools receive top grades from state
For the first time, all six schools in the Tempe Union district — Corona del ... Kyrene schools in Ahwatukee scored high within the grade system, with ... 
Kyrene teachers spend final week of summer preparing for school year
David Schauer, superintendent of the Kyrene School District, speaks at a training event for Kyrene Kids Club staff at Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary ... 
School-supply costs, requests keep growing
Barnes said she is particularly concerned by the amount of classroom supplies she expects she will have to buy for her Kyrene School District ...  
What's new at Tempe schools?
More-secure front offices: Funds from the district's 2010 $116 million voter-approved bond paid for front-office remodeling projects at Kyrene del Norte, ...  
Kyrene gears up for start of school with Meet the Teacher
With the 2014-15 school year about to start, the Kyrene School District is... Michael Lamp, principal at Kyrene de la Estrella Elementary School, said ...  
Kyrene sells land near Club West to housing developer
Rosewood Homes is expected to build single-family homes on the land, a plan that should to bring new families with children to the school district.  
Keeping teachers healthy and happy
She'll share her passion with the Kyrene School District this coming school year as the district's wellness coach. Before she became the wellness ...  
Kyrene School District ready for the 2014-15 school year
During the spring and summer, the Kyrene Governing Board and district leaders were hard at work considering ideas that would impact ...  
New Kyrene instructors learn ins, outs of district at orientation
Valerie Shand, of Esperanza Elementary School, receives her laptop during orientation for new teachers for the Kyrene School District on Monday, ... 
Kyrene campuses receive front-office remodels
Throughout the summer break, seven schools around the Kyrene School District have had their front office remodeled to increase safety for its ... 
Kyrene Adventure Tours is a field-trip-based camp that runs Monday... and provides trips around Arizona for students in the Kyrene School District. 
Local Denny's owners assist Kyrene Foundation with school items drive
Amanda Nosbisch, prevention manager for Kyrene School District, said she's excited to see the community support for the Kyrene Foundation and the ...  
Kyrene board approves 2014-15 budget
Kyrene School District's governing board gave the OK to fix some critical roadways at several schools when it approved the 2014-15 Proposed Budget ...  
Kyrene Foundation seeks to Stuff the Bus with donations
Donations can also be dropped off at the Kyrene School District Office, 8700 S. Kyrene Road, Tempe, no later than Friday, July 18 ...  
Kyrene students explore other cultures during trip to Europe
In efforts to give students more appreciation of other cultures, the Kyrene School District recently sent 30 students and parents to Europe through its ...  
Kindergarten roundup: Kyrene hosts meeting for incoming families
To make the transition as simple as possible, the Kyrene School District will host its kindergarten and pre-kindergarten roundup at Colina ...  
Rosewood Homes makes major donations to Ahwatukee schools
David Kitnick, the founder of Rosewood Homes, donated $10,000 to Kyrene de la ... District 6 Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio, attended... 
Colina hosts Kyrene Summer Academy to keep kids active this summer
Schools are out for the summer throughout Ahwatukee, and the Kyrene School District is hosting its Summer Academy at Colina ... 
Ahwatukee's Mark Breyer awards Kyrene teacher for excellence
During the final week of class, Ahwatukee attorney Mark Breyer popped into a Kyrene School campus to reward a great teacher...  
Dale: Kyrene is one of the most teacher-engaging districts in AZ
I have experienced the Kyrene School District from many different aspects for the past 26 years. I was once a Kyrene kid and today I am ... 
Kyrene to host governing board overview May 12
Kyrene will be hosting its Governing Board Candidate Overview tomorrow for community members interested in running for election.
Esperanza hosts inaugural science fair
Third-grader Jenaia Hunter performs sublimation during the inaugural science fair at Kyrene de la Esperanza Elementary School on Thursday, May 8 ...
Dual-language program popular at Tempe schoolThe dual-language program at Kyrene de los Niños is one of 21 such programs...Students come from 13 other school neighborhoods and 14 other districts, ...
 
Kyrene Foundation aids 8th-grade girls with apparel
School is coming to a rapid end, and many students across the Kyrene School District are trying to find the perfect outfit for their 8th grade ...
Akimel athletic secretary receives performance recognition
Athletic Secretary Rita Carney at Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School on Monday, April 20, 2014. Carney is being recognized as Outstanding Office ...
Lagos teacher named Teacher of the Month
First-grade teacher at Kyrene de los Lagos Elementary School, Michele Bennett, was recently named Teacher of the Month by Breyer Law...
Keller Williams collecting food for Kyrene Resource Center May 8
Each year, the Kyrene Family Resource Center through a joint effort with the foundation and the Kyrene School District provides 300 homeless ...
Kyrene officials discuss school choice with residents
Superintendent Dr. David Schauer speaks during a facilities meeting between Kyrene School district and local sports organizations at Kyrene ...
Kyrene to offer various community summer camps
Seventh-graders Katie Alexander and Will Lombardi rehearse scenes from Aladdin at Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School on Monday, Mar 24, 2014.
A night of art: Kyrene to host inaugural Fine Arts Showcase
Brenda Mulkey, music showcase coordinator, said the Fine Art Showcase was an effort for Kyrene to showcase the fine arts ...
Kyrene open houses equip incoming families for future success in district
Pranati Dereddy, 10, tries to play the trumpet during sixth-grade orientation at Kyrene Centennial Middle School on Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014.
Spring Break Academy kicks off at Colina
Throughout spring break the Kyrene School District offered its students ... The classes are designed by the district, focusing on children's interest ...
Kyrene de la Brisas rolls out its 30th annual heart-warming production
This year marks the 30th production in 20 years for the Kyrene de la Brisas Gecko players, who ... 
Colina student advances to Arizona Spelling Bee
Nearly 34 students from grade levels fourth through eighth across schools in Mesa and the Kyrene School District competed for the chance to go to ...
Kyrene committee discusses school boundaries
Last March, the Kyrene School District began recruiting parents, community members and businesses to review certain agendas such as boundary ...
Taste of Kyrene helps families in need
The Kyrene School District will be hosting its fourth annual Taste of Kyrene and will be open to all community members in efforts to support the Kyrene ...
Kyrene School District seeking more parents for boundaries task force
The Kyrene School District says that more parents are needed for its School Boundary Task Force, which is reviewing school capacities, trend data ...
Annual God's Garden Preschool Transportation Day is Feb. 22
Among other vehicles confirmed: a Kyrene School District school bus, Joe's Mobile Gym, Chick Fil A cow car, an ambulance, UPS truck, GiGi's ...
Kyrene elementaries earn Gold Awards for student improvement
Two Kyrene School District elementary schools were feted during assemblies ... Kyrene School District Superintendent David Schauer and Assistant ...
Taste of Kyrene event to help students, families in need
Last year, nearly $40,000 was raised for the foundation, which provides resources for Kyrene School District students, their families and teachers who ...
KSD hosts Kyrene Parent Summit
The Kyrene School District hosted its Kyrene Parent Summit at Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School last Thursday, equipping parents with different ...
Ahwatukee Foothills News 
Lomas Volunteer Bob Redpath helps fifth-grader Josiah Sanders with his math at Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary School on Friday, Jan. 24, 2013 
 
Ahwatukee Foothills News
From left: Artist Terry Allen and Media Specialist Laura Hendrickson stand near the mural at Kyrene de la Colina Elementary School.
 
 
 
 
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