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  • Metro Tech's START Program Hosted Owner Kris Mills of Wok This Way

    Posted by Joseph Haley on 12/20/2018

    Metro Tech  START (Students Training for Achievable and Realistic Transitions) Program is an Exceptional Student Services vocational program in which students with disabilities operate food services for the campus. On December 14, the START program hosted owner Kris Mills of Wok This Way, a vegan/vegetarian food truck specializing in offering individuals with special needs empowerment through employment.

    Students learned how the food truck operates, the types of jobs available, and were trained on how to cook their award winning signature dish- vegetarian fried rice. The students had a great time learning how their training in food services could be applied across other food service industries, and the students gained some valuable networking experience with Mills.

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  • Ten Metro Tech Student-athletes Were Named to the Sports360AZ All-Academic Cross Country Team

    Posted by Communications on 12/20/2018

    Ten Metro Tech student-athletes were named to the Sports360AZ All-Academic Cross Country team.   First teamers were Anahy Rascon Arevalo;  Hidaly Hernandez; Lizbeth Peraza; Angel Palazvelos; Alexis Beltran; Sebastian Mora; Brandon Hernandez and Jesus Gomez.  All had at least a 4.0 grade point average.  Honorable Mention selections were Daniel Rodiguez and Miguel De La Rosa.  The Knights are coached by John Snyder.

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  • Maryvale High School and Fry’s Food and Grocery Store Supporting the Maryvale Community in a Variety of Ways

    Posted by Communications on 12/20/2018

    Maryvale High School and Fry’s Food and Grocery Store are supporting the Maryvale community in a variety of ways.  The school partners with Fry's to "Feed Spirits.” That is Fry's Culture and Community Promise Team's mission that promotes positive relationships and exemplar customer service to the community.  Fry's has generously provided treats for teacher, student and parent appreciation, and has embraced other Maryvale High School initiatives including Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) and Maryvale's Be a Leader Club to promote college awareness and importance. In addition, Ms. Gonzalez' Early Childhood Education (ECE) class has volunteered with Fry's to support their community events as well.   Maryvale ECE students assisted Fry's for their free Santa Picture event, December 13, at which  Fry's donated two holiday meals to Maryvale High School families.  The students are also working with the store to collect new and gently used books. The books will be presented in February during Love of Reading month to partner district Cartwright.

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  • Franklin Counselor Dr. Tom Nerini Was Sworn in as a Board Member for the Maricopa Community Colleges

    Posted by Communications on 12/20/2018

    Franklin counselor Dr. Tom Nerini was sworn in as a board member for the Maricopa Community Colleges, December 10  to represent District 5 in the southwest portion of the district.  He fills the seat vacated by Alfredo Gutierrez. Nerini was asked to run for the seat, collected all the signatures needed to get on the ballot, but when the November election came, he had no opposition and the election was cancelled. His term runs until the end of 2020.      

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  • Betty Fairfax Running Back Anthodius Ashley Was Named to the Class 5A All-State Football Team

    Posted by Joseph Haley on 12/20/2018

    Running back Anthodius Ashley was named to the Class 5A All-State Football team.  Ashley was the 5A Region Player of the Year and the PUHSD Football Player of the Year.  This past season he rushed for 2,098 yards and 34 touchdowns, averaging 209.8 yards per game and 8.4 yards per carry.

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  • The Cesar Chavez Germanic Language Culture Club Takes Part in a Deutschsprachiger Weihnachtsgottesdienst

    Posted by Communications on 12/20/2018

    The Cesar Chavez Germanic Language Culture Club takes part in a Deutschsprachiger Weihnachtsgottesdienst or German Christmas Service each year with the German Society of Arizona.  This year’s event was December 17 in Ahwatukee.  There was Weighnachtsliedersingen (caroling) and caffeetrinken (coffee) mit weihnachtsplatzchen (with Christmas cookies).

    There are 35 students in the German-speaking cultural club, sponsored by Exceptional Students (ESS) teacher Dr. Petra Schmid-Riggins.  She grew up in Stuttgart, Germany and emigrated with her five-year old daughter to Arizona in 1995. 

    “I am deeply rooted in my German origins and culture and would like to pass on the rich language and culture to my club members and future students,” Schmid-Riggins said.

    She will be teaching German at Chavez next school year.  

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  • The Chavez Girls Soccer Team Won the Bronze Division Championship of the Chandler Prep Girls Soccer Tournament

    Posted by Communications on 12/20/2018

    The Chavez Girls Soccer Team won the Bronze Division Championship of the Chandler Prep Girls Soccer Tournament, beating McClintock, 2-1, in  the title game December 15. Through four games, the girls scored 11 goals, while holding their opponents to just three, with 2 shutouts.

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  • Cesar Chavez Senior Andrew Blitzke Was Named to the 6A All State Football Team as a Running Back

    Posted by Communications on 12/20/2018

    Senior Andrew Blitzke was named to the 6A All State Football Team as a running back. Blitzke  rushed for 1,384 yards, for a 9.5 yards a carry average and scored 22 touchdowns for the Champions.  He also led the team in tackles from his linebacker position.  He was the Metro Region Player of the Year, and the All-Phoenix Union Offensive Player of the Year.

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  • Central's The Global Studies Magnet Program Will Welcome Students and Staff from Costa Rica

    Posted by Communications on 12/20/2018

    The Global Studies magnet program will welcome students and staff from Costa Rica, beginning January 14. The students are from Colegio Santa Maria de Guadalupe. Central families will host the group, which will spend some time on campus, as well as visit the sights of Arizona.  The Central Global Studies students will have a busy travel semester as well, visiting Japan in February, China in March and France and Costa Rica in April.   

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  • Linda Abril Educational Academy Had its Mid-year Graduation, December 19

    Posted by Communications on 12/20/2018

    Linda Abril Educational Academy had its mid-year graduation, December 19, with 55 students graduating.  The ceremony took place at Central High School. Over 2,000 students have avoided dropping out and earning their high school diplomas through a personalized, accelerated credit recovery program.

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