Translation from Creole: Hello. Good morning! How are you? Neely Traditional Academy celebrated International Mother Language Day on February 21st. The day is observed throughout the world to promote linguistic and cultural diversity in classrooms. Neely is proud of the language diversity on their campus and on this day students celebrate by sharing something in their native language on the daily announcements. Click the headline for more…
Greenfield Junior 8th Grade students put their culinary knowledge to the test in a battle for the tastiest cupcake during the Second Annual Cupcake Wars. Working in teams they collaborated, made decisions and shared responsibilities culminating in delightfully delicious cupcake displays, which were judged by lucky staff members. Click the headline for photos and more….
The annual competition provides an opportunity for young students to learn how to think and speak clearly. Kindergarten through sixth-grade students are challenged to develop leadership qualities, learn the history of our nation’s laws, and to gain an understanding of the responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship. Click the headline for this years top competitors…..
Highland’s Bill Bitter, has been recognized as one of the giants in the field of music education. The Arizona Music Educator of the Year Award is presented at the annual Arizona Music Educators Conference. The award “names the greats in our state, those who excel at teaching and who go above and beyond with their students.” For more and a video of their performance click the headline…..
The 28th annual “New Horizons High School Art Exhibit" featured four GPS art students. The exhibit is presented by the historic Shemer Art Center and Museum, located in Scottsdale. The annual event supports art education in Arizona and celebrates talented art students. Click the headline to view the artists and their work…..
Principal Bill Roth was offered a unique opportunity to recognize and celebrate the wonderful teachers at Ashland Ranch. Spa Fly, a luxurious "Spa on Wheels” offered three free makeovers to lucky Ashland teachers and Principal Roth accepted. Winners were selected through a drawing. Click the headline for the transformation…..
If you are old enough to remember the Apollo 13 flight and the first human steps on the moon, you might be surprised to know that today few young children express the desire to be an astronaut. Also, they are unfamiliar with the excitement the space race engendered decades ago. Sixth-grade teachers at Greenfield Elementary have set out to change that. Click the headline for the story….
GPS is pleased to announce that Jonathan Shimabukuro is definitely ‘proficient’ at spelling! Jonathan, an 8th grade student at Mesquite Junior High, was named Grand Champion at the Gilbert District Spelling Bee, held January 21, 2014. This year, the highly competitive event is noteworthy for being the longest Gilbert District Bee in history, at 47 rounds of competition. The winning word? Proficient! Click the headline for a list of top spellers and details about the upcoming Region 6 Bee…
Volunteer Jim Ford reminisces about his high school years: “I had no idea that there are these small armies of staff, parents and volunteers that put such effort into making High School such a wonderful experience for the students.” Today he is a parent volunteer, working with the DRHS band to facilitate a wonderful high school experience for the current generation of students. Click the headline to read more about this outstanding parent volunteer….
Each day during lunch recess a group of Settler’s Point Elementary students pull bright green t-shirts over their clothes, grab a clipboard and pair up to patrol the playground as “Peace Helpers”. These student volunteers take their position seriously and have been trained in a very specific process to facilitate conflict resolution between students. More at the headline...