Education notes: TUSD seeks feedback over integrated schools

2014-07-13T17:00:00Z 2014-07-13T17:51:12Z Education notes: TUSD seeks feedback over integrated schoolsAlexis Huicochea Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

TUSD seeks feedback

over integrated schools

If you were unable to attend one of TUSD’s three boundary review meetings last week, there is still an opportunity to provide feedback. The district is presenting seven options in an effort to provide all students an opportunity to attend an integrated school.

The strategies include changes to attendance areas, merging attendance zones, magnet schools and providing free transportation to some students who attend schools outside of their neighborhood.

To view the options and provide feedback, go to http://www.tusd.k12.az.us/contents/distinfo/boundaryreview/comments.asp

Oro Valley hands out
4 college scholarships

Four Tucson-area students have been awarded Steve Engle Memorial/Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce scholarships.

The recipients are Justin Arnold, a nursing student at Pima Community College; Brianna Volpe, student body president at Mountain View High School; Alexander Yee, the fifth-ranked student at Marana High School; and Ryan Klee, a top graduate at Pusch Ridge Christian Academy.

All four plan to continue their studies at the University of Arizona.

Steve Engle served as Oro Valley’s mayor for many years, personally funding college scholarships for needy students.

The Chamber took up the cause after Engle died.

Kohl’s honors 2 local

kids for volunteer work

Two Tucson youth are being honored for their volunteer work as part of the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship program.

Levi Fallavollita, 13, and 7-year-old Emma Lock were two of nearly 200 young people to be named regional finalists, receiving $1,000 scholarships to be used for higher education. They now qualify for the chance to receive a total of $10,000 in scholarships.

After experiencing the impact of bullying firsthand, Levi wrote two books on how to avoid bullies, including personal stories from his peers about situations in which they had been bullied. Levi also ran anti-bullying workshops and spoke at schools and organizations about his efforts.

Emma created Lock Boxes of Love after her brother was diagnosed with pediatric cancer. Her nonprofit strives to make siblings of cancer victims feel special by providing them with care packages filled with books, blankets and stuffed animals.

Stamp contest offered for Tucson’s birthday

Children ages 5 to 15 are invited to enter the annual Tucson Birthday Stamp Design Contest.

Tucson will be 239 years old on Aug. 20. The winning child will have his or her design on a real postage stamp.

Entry forms may be downloaded from the website at www.postalhistoryfoundation.org or by visiting the Postal History Foundation, 920 N. First Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The deadline is Aug. 1. For more information call 623-6652 or visit www.postalhistoryfoundation.org

2 seniors take honors

in fashion competition

Two local high school seniors took first place honors in the Art Institute of Tucson’s Passion for Fashion Competition.

Emorie Daniel, a senior at Pueblo High Magnet School, took first place in the marketing and merchandising and retail management category, while Sonoran Science Academy senior Blue Hazel took the top honor in the fashion design category.

Daniel and Hazel each received $3,000 tuition scholarships for a fashion program at The Art Institute of Tucson. They now move to the national round of The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition.

Compiled by reporter Alexis Huicochea. Contact Alexis at ahuicochea@tucson.com or 573-4175. On Twitter @AlexisHuicochea

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