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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...
Gilbert High senior selected for U.S. Army All-American Marching Band
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Gilbert High senior selected for U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

December 6th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
Gilbert High School senior Connor Siroky is among 101 marching-band musicians from across the country chosen as a member of the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Siroky will be playing trombone during halftime of the U.S....
Williams Field senior selected to U.S. Army All-American football team
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Williams Field senior selected to U.S. Army All-American football team

December 6th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
Williams Field High School senior Brandon Ruiz has been selected to join an elite class as a 2017 U.S. Army All-American football player. Ruiz, a nationally ranked kicker, will play in the East-West match up on Saturday, Jan. 7,...
Great Hearts student achieves perfect ACT score
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Great Hearts student achieves perfect ACT score

December 6th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
Ruth Kaylyn Oliver, 16, a senior at Great Hearts Arete Prep in Gilbert, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. On average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In a...
Local educators among Arizona Charter Schools Association’s award winners
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Local educators among Arizona Charter Schools Association’s award winners

November 25th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
The Arizona Charter Schools Association has honored exemplary educators with its 2016 Charter Awards, which annually recognizes the top charter teacher, leader, business manager and school in Arizona. “I’m pleased to...
Hofstra University student volunteers at Presidential Debate
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Hofstra University student volunteers at Presidential Debate

November 24th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
Joshua Metzler of Gilbert served as a University Relations Credentialing Center volunteer during the first presidential debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at Hofstra University recently. Along with a...
Schools encouraged to help McDonald’s recycle coffee grounds
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Schools encouraged to help McDonald’s recycle coffee grounds

November 22nd, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
Arizona McDonald’s restaurants are once again signing up schools to participate in the “McCafé School Gardens Grow!” program, which helps schools recycle used coffee grounds from their local McDonald’s. The initiative,...