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Portela surprised with Spirit of Cotton Award

Portela surprised with Spirit of Cotton Award

Phoenix Suns Charities surprised Ray Portela, head coach of the Sunnyslope High School boys’ varsity basketball team, with the 13th..

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Glendale Union High School District Choirs bring home trophies after fest Over spring break, 73 members of Sunnyslope High School’s..

Local youth capture flag football trophy

Local youth capture flag football trophy

A group of third- and fourth-grade North Central Phoenix students, from Madison Simis Elementary, Madison Traditional Academy and SS. Simon..

Two students make finals in poetry contest

Two students make finals in poetry contest

The Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Finals were held at the studios of Arizona PBS in Downtown Phoenix on March 3. Ten students, representing..

Plans needed for campus shootings

Plans needed for campus shootings

As the number of shootings on school campuses across the country continues to climb, a local teacher argues that campuses of all types and..

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Glendale Union High School District Spring recital raises funds for dance program The music is being cut, the costumes have being ordered,..

Students take pledge to live healthier

Students take pledge to live healthier

For the 13th consecutive year, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona inspired students to be a part of its Walk On! Challenge, held last month..

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Glendale Union High School District Sunnyslope choir hitting high notes Thirty choir students from Sunnyslope High School were named to the..

Family members visit virtually

Family members visit virtually

Sherri Johnson gets her preschool class of 3-year-olds settled down on the carpet inside the classroom at St. Francis Xavier School, as her..

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Glendale Union High School District Spring sports just ahead A new season of sports is quickly approaching for Glendale Union students...

Three area schools receive STEM grants

Three area schools receive STEM grants

Arizona has a number of educators who inspire students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). APS and the..

An old sport, a renewed interest

An old sport, a renewed interest

The game of squash was invented at Harrow School in England in the 1830s after racquetball players discovered a deflated ball proved much..

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Glendale Union High School District GUHSD Board honors WHS Achievers Washington High School’s best of the best were honored Nov. 1 during..

Service dogs trained, presented to soldiers

Service dogs trained, presented to soldiers

The Camelback High School Spartan Paws Club, which provides a service learning opportunity for students by working with service dogs in..

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Glendale Union High School District Hard-working band in need of new trailer The Sunnyslope High School Viking Pride Marching Band has..

High school band teams with middle schoolers

High school band teams with middle schoolers

The sea of purple and white that made up the section of the Washington High School Marching Band in the bleachers during the homecoming..

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Glendale Union High School District Honors, AP Open House on Nov. 16 Student success and achievement are priorities at the Glendale Union..

Saint Mary’s celebrates 100 years with Gala

Saint Mary’s celebrates 100 years with Gala

When Arizona achieved statehood in 1912, the young Catholic men and women of Phoenix had no high school to call their own. Just five years..

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Glendale Union High School District ‘S Mountain’ gets annual makeover In September, Sunnyslope High School freshmen continued a..

Teachers volunteer in team-building effort

Teachers volunteer in team-building effort

A non-traditional team building experience prepared Madison Heights Elementary School for the start of the 2017-2018 semester in early..

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Glendale Union High School District DeBusk honored for leadership Jim DeBusk, Washington High School’s Choir director, has been awarded..

Garcia returns to Brophy as coach

Garcia returns to Brophy as coach

For almost four decades Brophy baseball patriarch Tom Succow has led the Broncos but, with his retirement, Josh Garcia, a Brophy alum, will..

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Glendale Union High School District Open houses set for August Each school in the Glendale Union High School District offers an Open House..

Student turns ‘wish’ into shaded hangout

Student turns ‘wish’ into shaded hangout

Make-A-Wish Arizona wanted to grant Camelback High School student Joseph Grant a wish, but Joseph had another idea. The senior gave his..

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