News & Announcements

  • Kyrene teacher awarded $1,000 certificate from Fiesta Bowl Charities

    This week, Kyrene Traditional Academy 3rd grade teacher Julie Ormiston was recognized by Fiesta Bowl Charities and College Football Playoffs for being an unsung hero for her students, families and KTA team.

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  • Kyrene student receives 2020-21 Arizona Indian Education Association scholarship

    A Kyrene student is a recipient of this year’s Arizona Indian Education Association (AIEA) Student Scholarship. Akimel A-al Middle School 7th grader Hayden Connor will be awarded the Middle School/Junior High Exemplary Scholarship.

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  • Kyrene School District Purchases HEPA Filters

    Kyrene Elementary School District’s Governing Board just approved the purchase of HEPA air filtration systems for every classroom in Kyrene. The Board voted to approved the purchase at its August 25 meeting, and all filters are scheduled for installation prior to September 17, when the first students will return for in-person instruction.

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  • Banner Health’s Safety Town uses Kyrene campus to teach life-saving lessons

    Banner Health’s Safety Town first “popped up” in Arizona in 2017. This fictional town fits in the back of a large truck, ready for their next pop-up event. 3D houses, swimming pools and roadways help educate children on common dangers inside and outside of the home.

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  • NEA Foundation Selects Kyrene Educator to Receive National Award

    Each year the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation selects public school educators from across the country to receive the prestigious California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence.

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  • Kyrene's Safe Return to School

    It is with a hopeful heart that I announce Kyrene School District’s return to school, at the start of the 2020-21 school year, with both in-person and distance learning opportunities. Thank you for your patience while hundreds of individuals invested thousands of hours into developing a plan that provides choices for families and a safe environment for all.

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  • Superintendent Statement on Inclusion

    Kyrene Superintendent Dr. Jan Vesely just delivered a statement during tonight’s Governing Board meeting.

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  • Kyrene announces Poetry Contest winners

    Each year, Kyrene hosts a Poetry Contest where students can submit and recite their favorite works. While we can't gather to celebrate them in person, we hope you will join us in congratulating our 2020 Poetry Contest winners!

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  • Six Kyrene schools receive "No Place for Hate" designation

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has announced its list of schools in Arizona that have earned the designation of a “No Place for Hate” for 2020.

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  • Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!

    You are the hearts, hand and minds of our front lines. Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!

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  • Kyrene Values Teachers & Staff

    The Kyrene Values Teachers & Staff awards looked a little different this spring, but Superintendent Dr. Jan Vesely still found a way to surprise the winners. This quarter, Kyrene employees were given the opportunity to recognize their colleagues through Kyrene Values Staff and Kyrene Values Teachers nominations.

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  • Virtual District Art Showcase

    The Kyrene School District Art Showcase is an annual tradition that brings hundreds of pieces of artwork to District Office. It's an event that our students, teachers and families look forward to each year, and we are keeping the tradition alive by hosting it virtually on this page. While the showcase may look a little different this year, we still hope you enjoy the wonderful works created by our young artists.

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  • Kyrene Middle School student receives Courage Award from the City of Tempe

    In March, Kaylee was recognized as part of Kyrene's Courage Awards for being an inspiring leader and positive role model in the face of adversity. We are proud to share that Kaylee was also recognized by the City of Tempe for the 2020 Tempe Youthfest and Courage Awards.

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  • Congratulations to Kyrene's Tempe Diablos Excellence in Education Award finalists

    Congratulations to our Kyrene Excellence in Education Award finalists! For 30+ years, the Tempe Diablos have awarded educators and school staff for their dedication in enhancing learning, promoting positive school culture, and for leaving a lasting impact on students, colleagues and the community as a whole.

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  • Kyrene celebrates Black History Month

    February is Black History Month, and our Kyrene students are engaging in a variety of activities that promote their learning and understanding of the stories, struggles and accomplishments of those who contribute to our collective American story.

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  • Kyrene students share inventions at the 5th Grade Gifted Showcase

    From biodegradable balloons to taco drones, students showed off their original inventions at the Kyrene School District Gifted Showcase. 5th grade students proudly displayed their projects and prototypes that outlined the conceptual process, creative design and final trials.

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  • Kyrene Honor Band, Orchestra and Choir perform at Honor Music Festival

    On Thursday, Kyrene School District students, parents and community members gathered to celebrate a long-standing tradition that recognizes the importance of the performing arts.

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  • Kyrene School District Spelling Bee

    The top spellers from around Kyrene School District competed last night at the annual District Spelling Bee. The 25 participants ranged from students in grades 4 to 8 and were the winners of their individual school spelling bees.

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  • Kyrene students attend Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life

    Middle school students from Kyrene School District discovered what it means to be “Difference Makers” at the fourth annual “Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life” conference that took place earlier this week.

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  • Kyrene educators earn National Board Certification

    Two Kyrene educators were recognized in December, 2019 by Kyrene School District and Arizona K12 Center for earning National Board Certification (NBC).

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