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The rising cost of college is putting new emphasis on helping young people find alternative career paths that won’t leave them heavily in debt. The 18th annual Arizona Construction Career Days, … more
By Roger BallIndependent Newsmedia Both the Dysart Unified School District bond issue and budget override election issues failed to pass. Unofficial results from the Maricopa County … more
It’s election time again for the Dysart Unified School District. The district is asking for a $152 million bond to fund safety and security upgrades (52%), buses (8%), technology, school … more
Students traditionally receive grades that are averaged over the course of the semester. But research shows standards-based grading changes the mindset of whether the student mastered what was … more
The West Valley Youth Orchestra (WVYO) program offers young students the opportunity to join with peers for intensive orchestral training and musical performances. The WVYO was founded in the … more
To celebrate the 273-year old United States Constitution, the Sun City Agua Fria National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter hosted a Constitution Week luncheon at Sun … more
The American Association of Women and the Rotary Club support voting rights and public education. The Northwest Valley and Sun City/Peoria chapters of AAUW and the Peoria and Sun City Rotary Clubs … more
Arizona earned another F this week when a national study ranked the state dead last in school funding — 51st out of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. A nationwide comparison … more
A grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts will allow young thespians from Arizona Charter Academy, 16025 N. Dysart Road, to have a new stage to perform on, as well as funds to help produce … more
By Melissa Rosequist Independent Newsmedia Seven municipal leaders gathered at Scottsdale City Hall for a roundtable discussion on the growing STEM environment within the Valley — leading to … more
By Jason Stone, INDEPENDENT NEWSMEDIA Shelby Clitso is one day hoping to open her own business in her hometown of Kayenta, a Navajo Reservation city in northern Arizona. But instead of … more
The Surprise Fire-Medical Department has arranged a fire truck donation to the Valley Vista High School Fire Science Program at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 at Firehouse 305, 15517 N. Parkview … more
Some Dysart Unified School District leaders are hoping to tout the “extraordinary experience” students have there. Superintendent Dr. Quinn … more
By Jason Stone, INDEPENDENT NEWSMEDIA When Jack Graham came to Ottawa University’s Surprise campus on a football recruiting visit three years ago, it was hard to see the future. “It was … more
Ottawa University Arizona’s sports mascot, Fang, is getting some name recognition outside of Surprise. The university is sponsoring the Mexican gray wolf enclosure at the Phoenix Zoo, 455  N. … more
It goes without saying health plays a pivotal role in student success. Dysart Unified School District understands the importance of keeping them in … more
Age: 38 Town: El Mirage What is your title/occupation? Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher in Sports Medicine and Rehab Services What school do you work at? Dysart High … more
Enrollment in the Dysart Unified School District is increasing, and high school data is showing proof of success with staffing vacancies. That’s … more
What is your occupation? Sixth-grade science teacher. What are you excited about on your campus/in your department and why? I am excited and grateful to work with the staff at Surprise … more
Ten new members have been picked for the Dysart High School HOSA Officer Team, including President Katelyn Marr, Vice President of School Projects Katelynn Morris, Vice President of Competitive … more
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