Three Yuma schools were recently identified by the National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) as 2013 Arizona Higher Performing Schools.
Of the 145 schools recognized in Arizona, local campuses include: Alice Byrne Elementary School, Gadsden Elementary School and Desert View Academy.
NCEA selects schools based on consiste
Grant Gullickson recalled the fear that overcame him as he waited anxiously for rescue, floating in the 52-degree waters of the English Channel as German shore batteries continued to open fire all around him.
After receiving several direct hits, the USS Corry, one of the lead destroyers in the invasion of Normandy, began to sink, forcing
Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the desert tortoise shelter at Arizona Western College will not only get remodeled and improved, but it is expected to almost triple in size.
Science Club students from AWC and Northern Arizona University met Friday and Saturday with staff and members of the community t
At a board meeting Tuesday, superintendent Bob Klee announced that a consultant company was recently hired to conduct a classification and compensation study for the Crane Elementary School District.
With findings are expected to be reported back as early as March, Klee shared that the selected company, Public Sector Personnel Consultant
The contributions of education to the well-being and advancement of residents of south Yuma County will be celebrated Thursday in a public event in San Luis, Ariz., hosted by the city, Arizona Western College and the Gadsden Elementary School District.
Golden Family Night is modeled after the annual AWC Fam
A number of updates will be on the agenda for the upcoming Yuma Union High School District board meeting on Wednesday. In addition to an update of the internal YUHSD budget, there will also be an update on Ready Now Yuma and on board policies. An overview on the school resource officer program as well as on alternative programs will also b
A ballot measure that would allow Somerton’s school district to exceed its budget limit over three years was leading by a slim margin that was too close Wednesday to decide the outcome of the question.
The proposed budget override in the Somerton Elementary School District received 337 “yes” notes and 324 “no&rdqu
Today’s migrant children might have a leg up over their parents, and others, when it comes to technology. They are being taught with paperless methods and the newest technology available.
At the Yuma Elementary School District 1 school board meeting Monday, Maria Nixen, the coordinator of the district’s Migrant Program, and o
McDonald’s locations in Yuma will hand out free books on Saturday as part of Read On Arizona.
Beginning at 1 p.m., McDonald’s restaurants in Arizona will be giving away a free Scholastic book, ranging from the toddler to the sixth-grade age range, to the first 100 families that attend the event. Families will also receive a f
A survey about forming a Joint Technical Education District (JTED) is currently being conducted within the Yuma Union High School District.
Parents are being asked to complete a survey to share their opinions about the need for a JTED in Yuma County. Responses will be used by the Yuma JTED steering committee to determine the intere
SAN LUIS, Ariz. – A year after stepping down as community development director for the city, Michael Trend has joined the Gadsden Elementary School District.
“I am happy to be able to collaborate in this position,” said Trend, who has assumed the post of director of school effectiveness for the district that serves elem
The shelves at the Yuma Community Food Bank are about 30 percent full, reported Mike Ivers, president and CEO.
During a time when donations have slowed, Ivers said that schools in the Yuma community have worked to change that by holding food drives on their campuses.
"Food drives are a big lifeline for the Food Bank, as
“GREASE”WHEN: 7 p.m. Oct. 31, Nov. 1-2WHERE: Gila Ridge Performing Arts CenterGOING ON: Watch the performance of “Grease” by Gila Ridge high school drama studentsCOST: $5 presale; $7 at door
ESSAY CONTESTS, SCHOLARSHIPSWHEN: Entries due Nov. 1WHERE: VFW Post 6790,
As part of a $2 million grant it received in 2012, Northern Arizona University-Yuma is holding a free STEM Conference for K-12 teachers to assist the college with further integrating math and engineering strategies into its curriculum.
On Oct. 26, the professional development event will allow for teachers to participate in elementary and
Yuma-based charter school Carpe Diem is looking to expand to Texas.
Carpe Diem's charter school application was recently approved to operate a network of charter schools in San Antonio by Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams.
Carpe Diem Schools founder and CEO Rick Ogston said that the plan is to start with one
School districts recently approved a resolution to make Oct. 21 to 25 School Bus Safety Week in Yuma.
In line with National School Bus Safety Week, Yuma Elementary School District 1 and Yuma Union High School District approved declarations to remind students of ways to get on and off the bus safely, to recognize the work of school
FALL CONCERTWHEN: Doors open 6:15 p.m., concert 7 p.m. todayWHERE: Cibola High School auditoriumGOING ON: Cibola High School Choral Department will perform a fall concert featuring the Cibola High School beginning, concert and performing choirsCOST: $5 presale; $7 general admissionINFO: Call 502-5975 or
The first five years of life are a critical time for children as 90 percent of their critical brain development occurs by age five, said First Things First regional director Rudy Ortiz.
Studies from the National Institute for Early Education Research show that children who have gone through quality preschool programs have show
When looking at options for early childhood education, First Things First regional director Rudy Ortiz recommended that parents look at a number of factors to make sure they choose a program - whether public, private or home-based - that best fits their family's needs.
First and foremost when deciding on a preschool, Ortiz said that
The new Engineering Technology building at Arizona Western College’s main campus was recently unveiled to the community, allowing for the public to tour the inner-workings of the high-tech facility.
The grand opening of the first phase of the AWC and University of Arizona building was celebrated Tuesday and is expected to not only
Seniors in Mrs. Hunold’s Free Enterprise classes at Yuma Catholic High School recently heard a financial presentation “worth a minimum of $100,000.”
“I’m going to tell you how you can save at least $100,000 by having good credit,” Mohave State Bank business development manager Jeff Byrd expla
Yuma Elementary School District 1's retirement policy will be on a governing board meeting agenda on Monday.
The policy will be up for revision at the meeting and it will be recommended to change the current point system criteria with normal requirements as defined by the Arizona State Retirement System.
"Currently, the 80
The Yuma Union High School District governing board approved its Performance-Based Compensation Plan at a meeting Wednesday.
The plan for the 2013-2014 school year, which was approved by 97 percent of YUHSD staff, will allow for teachers to receive additional funds from an increase in state sales tax. Proposition 301, approved
JAZZ CONCERTWHEN: 7 p.m. todayWHERE: Gila Ridge High School, 7150 E. 24th St.GOING ON: AWC and Gila Ridge High School Jazz Ensembles will perform a joint concert; free, open to publicINFO: Call 344-7573 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHOOL CHOIRSWHEN: 7 p.m. FridayWHER