Archive — Month: July 2017

Published: July 27th, 2017

Success Story: Adult Ed Services – Luis Hernandez

Luis Hernandez

This story was submitted to ADE Adult Education Services by Heather Patterson of Friendly House. Minor edits have been made for clarity. My name is Luis Hernandez and I am a recent GED graduate. I am excited to share with you all the impact that Adult Education has had on my life and on the [Read more…]

Published: July 27th, 2017

Teen Challenge of Arizona: Back to School Bash

Photo of Reverend Snow Peanbody, Superintendent Diane Douglas, and Pastor Jeff of Teen Challenge Arizona with a student holding his new backpack full of supplies.

The campus of Grand Avenue Teen Challenge of Arizona buzzed with milling families, playing children, and happy canines during the 8th Annual Back to School Bash on July 15, 2017. The free family event hosted a cookout, live band, and hip hop dance group. But the star attraction was the backpack full of free school [Read more…]

Published: July 26th, 2017

5 Tips for School Bus Safety

Image: Yellow background with a school bus, and a child board the bus. Caption reads: 5 Tips for School Bus Safety from Arizona Department of Education

It’s that time again: back to school. For many students, that also means it’s back to riding the school bus. With the help of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, we have compiled some school bus safety tips or students and adults, alike. 5 Rules for Riding the School Bus Stop and Wait—Get to the [Read more…]

Published: July 21st, 2017

Whiteriver and Holbrook Meetings a Success

Image: American flag against light blue painted wall. A gold emblem on the wall that reads Holbrook Unified School District in a circle. There is a gold roadrunner in the center of the circle. To the right of the American flag is the phrase Helping Unique Students Develop. The first letter of each word is red to spell out HUSD.

The We Are Listening Tour visited Whiteriver and Holbrook Unified School Districts on Tuesday, July 18, and Wednesday, July 19, 2017, respectively. Both communities took the opportunity to #BeHeardAZ and engaged in dynamic K-12 education discussions with Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas. Whiteriver USD Superintendent Rea Goklish attended Tuesday evening’s event and Holbrook [Read more…]

Published: July 7th, 2017

Pima County Welcomed Opportunities to #BeHeardAZ


When we think of June, most people rarely think ‘education.’ But that is exactly what more than 100 people were thinking Tuesday and Wednesday night in Tucson, Arizona. Be Heard AZ! That was the theme of both nights as Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas sat with Pima County citizens, education officials, teachers, principals, [Read more…]