All 27 seniors from four schools in the Tempe Union High School District, who were selected last fall as 2017 National Merit Scholarships Semifinalists, have now been named 2017 National Merit Finalists. The finalists include students from Desert Vista, Corona del Sol, McClintock and Mountain Pointe.
A big donation from a local non-profit has given Tempe High School's Mariachi de Tempe a boost in confidence and flair. The students recently received brand new trajes - or Mariachi suits. Until now, they wore simple black shirts and pants or skirts for performances. The new uniforms make them feel official, they say.
The Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA) has named Marcos de Niza Choir Director Darin Shryock the 2017 Music Educator of the Year.
Corona del Sol teacher Scott Werner has received a national honor. The Director of Percussion was named by School Band and Orchestra Magazine in the 19th annual 50 Directors Who Make A Difference issue. He is the only person selected to represent Arizona.
The advanced girls chorus "Cantabile" from Mountain Pointe received its first ever Superior rating at the NAU Jazz & Madrigal Festival on Feb. 11, 2017.
With superior performances in Arizona, theater students from Mountain Pointe High School have qualified for nationals. It’s the first time they will attend the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The McClintock Chargers had their highest state team finish since 2008, led by twins Gator and Marco Groves who each earned their third straight state wrestling titles.
Corona Del Sol High School was selected as the National Academic Quiz Tournaments High School Team of the Week for the week of February 4, 2017. The team finished undefeated at the recent Arizona Quiz Bowl Association February Tournament held at Arizona State University.
Seven Tempe Union High School District students were crowned individual state champions and Corona Del Sol earned the Division I team title in the AIA High School Wrestling Championships, held at the Prescott Valley Event Center Feb. 9-11, 2017. A total of 23 wrestlers from five Tempe Union schools finished in the top six in their respective weight classes.
Social Studies textbooks will be recommended for adoption to the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board at the Feb. 15, 2017 Board meeting.
The textbooks will be available in the District Office lobby for public review from Feb. 15, 2017 to March 1, 2017. The Board will vote on the recommendations at its March 1, 2017 meeting.
Seventeen preschoolers in the Early Learning Center at McClintock High School participated in the annual St. Jude’s Trike-A-Thon on February 10, 2017. The students spent the week leading up to the event learning about bicycle safety and collecting donations for St. Jude's Research Hospital.
You wouldn’t expect the Tempe Union High School District Office to be full of people on a Saturday.
We Want You Back kickoff meeting But on the chilly morning of January 7, 2017, the place was packed and the air was bursting with energy and excitement. Dozens of people showed up with one mission in mind – to visit the homes of students who have left the District and encourage them to return to school.
More than 3500 Arizona DECA students, advisors and volunteers participated in the 2017 District Conference held Jan. 17 at Arizona State University. Tempe Union students competed by school in District 5.
Two Desert Vista teachers will have great stories and experiences to share in their classrooms after trips that will take them across the globe. Social Studies teacher Dawn Schmidt and World History teacher Linda Burrows have been selected to participate in prestigious overseas study programs.
McClintock High School was party headquarters for the annual Smiles of Christmas celebration. Held on November 29, 2016, the event drew nearly 200 students from across Tempe Union High School District and another 200 from Threw Elementary school.
Padre Pride was front and center at the recent Investiture Ceremony for Maricopa County Superior court Judge Erin O’Brien Otis, who was appointed to the Court in September by Governor Doug Ducey. Judge Otis is a 1994 graduate of Marcos de Niza High School and Tempe Union High School District JROTC cadets participated in her Jan. 20, 2017 ceremony.
Desert Vista and Corona del Sol have qualified to compete with the best of the best at the National Academic Quiz Tournaments 2017 High School National Championship Tournament to be held May 26-28 in Atlanta.
The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) has announced that Dr. Anna Battle, Assistant Superintendent for Operations, has been recognized by the association as a Certified Athletic Administrator. According to NIAAA, Dr. Battle is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.
The Being in the Know Project from Community Bridges presented by Stephanie Siete is coming to Desert Vista on Thursday, January 26, at 6:30 pm, in the Dr. Joe McDonald Auditorium.