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  • New security for Amphi schools

    New security for Amphi schools

    Thursday, August 8 2013 2:19 PM EDT2013-08-08 18:19:10 GMT
    Amphitheater Middle School students will start arriving for their first day of school this morning, and many will see a change in campus security. A top priority for the school was making sure students
    A top priority for the school was making sure students and parents felt safe.  Construction crews spent the summer upgrading the school's security system.
  • New look greets Amphi Middle School students

    New look greets Amphi Middle School students

    Thursday, August 8 2013 2:18 PM EDT2013-08-08 18:18:04 GMT
    Today students throughout the Amphitheater School District are heading back to school and this year brings a new look for Amphi Middle School. Construction crews are putting some finishing touches on
    Construction crews are putting some finishing touches on a $7.1 million in additions and renovations.
  • Flowing Wells superintendent begins first full year

    Flowing Wells superintendent begins first full year

    Thursday, August 8 2013 2:16 PM EDT2013-08-08 18:16:01 GMT
    Flowing Wells School District is not only saying hello to a new year, but a new superintendent as well.  The 2013-2014 school year will be the first full school year for Dr. David Baker. Tucson News Now
    Tucson News Now spoke with Dr. David Baker, who said he is fortunate to have been with the district for about 20 years, first working as a teacher, then as an administrator.
  • SE Arizona school district will start school year a day late

    SE Arizona school district will start school year a day late

    Monday, August 5 2013 9:18 PM EDT2013-08-06 01:18:42 GMT
    Palominas, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Palominas School District parents, teachers, students and staff got a shock on Monday, the day that was supposed to be the first day of the school year. A monsoon storm
    Palominas School District leaders are planning for school to start Tuesday.
  • Back to school driving safety tips

    Back to school driving safety tips

    Monday, August 5 2013 5:40 PM EDT2013-08-05 21:40:18 GMT
    The Oro Valley Police Department reminds the public to exercise driving caution as most public and private schools are back in session this week. The following are safety precautions from the Oro Valley
    The Oro Valley Police Department reminds the public to exercise driving caution as most public and private schools are back in session this week.
  • 1st day of school canceled in Palominas

    1st day of school canceled in Palominas due to road damage

    Monday, August 5 2013 3:09 PM EDT2013-08-05 19:09:22 GMT
    According to the Palominas District website the first day of school has been moved to Aug. 6.
    According to the Palominas District website the first day of school has been moved to Aug. 6.
  • Tips on saving for back to school shopping

    Tips on saving for back to school shopping

    Monday, August 5 2013 2:48 PM EDT2013-08-05 18:48:38 GMT
    Looking for a way to save some money on back to school shopping?  Here are a few tips to follow: - Pack a lunch – this is healthier for the kids and can be a cost saver. - Shop at home first – every
    Tips on how to save when back to school shopping.
  • Special breakfast for parents of kindergartners

    Special breakfast for parents of kindergartners

    Monday, August 5 2013 11:18 AM EDT2013-08-05 15:18:57 GMT
    Students in Marana Unified School District are starting school today, many of who are beginning their school years.  We are talking kindergarten students. One Parent Teach Organization is providing a special
    Estes Elementary School's PTO is offering a ‘Boo Hoo Breakfast' starting at 7:45 a.m.
  • Drivers, students and 'back to school' zones

    Drivers, students and 'back to school' zones

    Monday, August 5 2013 10:26 AM EDT2013-08-05 14:26:16 GMT
    Sunnyside High School will soon be packed with students and buses very soon.  So this means drivers need to slow down and stay alert when coming up to a school zone Motorists need to pay attention to
    Sunnyside Unified School District, just one of the many districts in Tucson starting school this morning, will soon be packed with students and buses very soon. 
  • State releases AIMS results, school letter grades

    State releases AIMS results, school letter grades

    Sunday, August 4 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-08-04 12:00:12 GMT
    63% of the state's schools received a letter grade of A or B.
    63% of the state's schools received a letter grade of A or B.
  • Third annual teacher school supply giveaway

    Third annual teacher school supply giveaway

    Friday, August 2 2013 11:06 AM EDT2013-08-02 15:06:51 GMT
    Just in time for back to school, one local business is gearing up for their big school supply giveaway this weekend. Zanes Law is donating thousands of school supplies to local teachers this weekend,
    Zanes Law is donating thousands of school supplies to local teachers this weekend, and there are lots of supplies to give away this year.
  • PCDEQ: Conserve, save while heading back to school

    PCDEQ: Conserve, save while heading back to school

    Wednesday, July 31 2013 9:06 PM EDT2013-08-01 01:06:17 GMT
    The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality offers tips for conserving resources and saving money while going back to school. Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic may be known as the three "R's" for
    Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic may be known as the three "R's" for the new school year, but PCDEQ is encouraging the public to also be prepared to reduce, reuse and renew.
  • TUSD'S new bus yard not ready to open on the first day of school

    TUSD'S new bus yard not ready to open on the first day of school

    Wednesday, July 31 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-07-31 22:49:33 GMT
    Students in the Tucson Unified School District head back to classes Thursday, but TUSD's brand new bus yard won't be open in time. The Westside Transportation Center was just dedicated on the far southwest
    The district is waiting for federal approval.
  • TUSD continues work on curriculum

    TUSD continues work on curriculum

    Wednesday, July 31 2013 1:16 PM EDT2013-07-31 17:16:55 GMT
    Less than two days remain until Tucson's largest school district goes back to class, and some changes will be noticeable on the first day of school. The unitary status plan is a federal mandate to insure
    Less than two days remain until Tucson's largest school district goes back to class, and some changes will be noticeable on the first day of school.
  • 'Gifts of Love' backpack giveaway this morning in Tucson

    'Gifts of Love' backpack giveaway this morning in Tucson

    Wednesday, July 31 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-07-31 15:25:26 GMT
    Later this morning families in need have a chance to help get their kids ready for school.  Hundreds of backpacks full of school supplies are ready to go. Interfaith Community Services, Ina office is
    Hundreds of backpacks full of school supplies are ready to go.
  • TUSD bus safety tips for the 1st day of school

    TUSD bus safety tips for the 1st day of school

    Wednesday, July 31 2013 10:06 AM EDT2013-07-31 14:06:16 GMT
    Families are getting ready around Tucson, as tomorrow is the first day of school for the city's largest district.  Officials from Tucson Unified School District want families and their students to be
    Families are getting ready around Tucson, as tomorrow is the first day of school for the city's largest district.
  • Retailers lure back-to-school shoppers with deals, discounts

    Retailers lure back-to-school shoppers with deals, discounts

    Friday, July 26 2013 8:12 PM EDT2013-07-27 00:12:33 GMT
    It is hard to believe, but it is almost that time of year again: back-to school.  For many local students, the upcoming weekend is the last one of summer.  Before back-to-school, there is back-to-school
    According to the National Retail Federation there won't be as much shopping as last year, though.  The NRF's back-to-school survey found families will spend an average of $634.78 on clothes, shoes, supplies and electronics this year, down from $688.62 on average last year.
  • Free back-to-school immunizations offered

    Free back-to-school immunizations offered

    Thursday, July 25 2013 1:13 PM EDT2013-07-25 17:13:35 GMT
    Families who have no health insurance are being invited to attend one of four immunization events to get ready for the new school year.
    Families who have no health insurance are being invited to attend one of four immunization events to get ready for the new school year.
  • Summer is over for many students in Vail

    Summer is over for many students in Vail

    Monday, July 15 2013 5:55 PM EDT2013-07-15 21:55:15 GMT
    Happening today, summer vacation is already officially over for some students. It's back to the books this morning for students in the Vail School District.  Classes began at 7:35 a.m. for kindergarten through
    Classes began at 7:35 a.m. for kindergarten through eighth graders at Cottonwood Elementary in Vail.
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