Youth

Teacher of the Year launched innovative learning at South Valley Jr. High
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Teacher of the Year launched innovative learning at South Valley Jr. High

March 10th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Srianthi Perera Kymberly Winn did away with lectures and instead brought inquiry-based learning to her seventh grade classroom at South Valley Jr. For her innovation, and other qualities of being caring and enthusiastic and...
Leading Edge Academy offers competitive championship sports in Gilbert
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Leading Edge Academy offers competitive championship sports in Gilbert

March 9th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Beth Duckett Leading Edge Academy, a K-12 network of charter schools based in Gilbert, has grown by leaps and bounds since its 2002 inception Founder Delmer Geesey, a pastor, had envisioned a top notch traditional educational...
Pre-teen queen dreams of a life close to animals
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Pre-teen queen dreams of a life close to animals

March 1st, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Srianthi Perera At just 9 years old, Alena Mascarenas has a vision board filled with plans for the future. This year, however, the Gilbert girl’s schedule has been decided for her. In November, following a glittering...
Gilbert High School Girl Scout installs monofilament receptacles at town lakes
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Gilbert High School Girl Scout installs monofilament receptacles at town lakes

February 8th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
Kaitlyn M. Janssen, a junior at Gilbert High School, is just adding the finishing touches to a project that will qualify for a Girl Scout Gold Award. Janssen has installed monofilament receptacles to place unwanted fishing line...
Local pianists among winners in the Arizona Musicfest competition
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Local pianists among winners in the Arizona Musicfest competition

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
Nine young musicians from the Valley and Tucson took home top honors in piano during the first of six events in the 16th annual Young Musicians Competition organized by Arizona Musicfest. Among them were Miles Fawson of Casteel...
Gilbert school among winners in $100,000 D-Backs school challenge
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Gilbert school among winners in $100,000 D-Backs school challenge

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation announced 22 winning schools in the “D-backs $100,000 School Challenge,” presented by University of Phoenix. Among them is Weinberg Elementary School in Gilbert. With more than 200...
East Valley school districts recognize need for school nurses
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East Valley school districts recognize need for school nurses

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Natalie Tarangioli, Cronkite News School nurses do more than bandage scraped knees—they often provide a lifeline to a student’s medical care for a chronic condition like asthma or diabetes, advocates say. A national...
Despite brain surgery, Gilbert Dawgs youth participates in football national championships
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Despite brain surgery, Gilbert Dawgs youth participates in football national championships

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
The Gilbert Dawgs, with the help of defensive end, Patrick, became state champions this year. They even made it all the way to the national championships. The team even raised enough money – $60,000 – to travel and compete in...
Gilbert school districts pondering mandatory CPR training
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Gilbert school districts pondering mandatory CPR training

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Paul Maryniak Imagine having a heart attack when you’re out in public amid a group of strangers and everyone runs away. Now you have some idea why Arizona is requiring mandatory cardiopulmonary resuscitation training as a...
Higley High’s unified-sports program helps students with disabilities
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Higley High’s unified-sports program helps students with disabilities

December 6th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Emily Lockwood   Parents cheer from the stands. Students celebrate on the field. It’s football season, once again. But in this game, the points on the scoreboard are not what’s celebrated most. The focus is more on...