A new TUSD school, opened in 2011 with high academic expectations, is grappling with improving its performance.
The new transportation center will be built at 4750 W. Jeffrey Road to serve the growing southwest side. The project's architect is Sakellar Associates Architects & Planners Inc.
This image shows what the transportation center will look like from the sky. There will be space for 100 buses.
TUSD is to break ground today on its new transportation center, which will serve the growing southwest side of the district.
Kindergartner Angel Leon, center, danced to music with his "Water Safety" booklet during the interactive assembly at the school.
As 11-year-old Kevin Ray stood in front of 500 of his classmates, he couldn't have been prouder to proclaim what his "it" factor was.
"The Deliverer" hands out prizes and pumps students up before a drowning-prevention presentation by the Drexel Heights Fire District "Fire Pals" program. The program was at Miller Elementary School, on the southwest side, Monday.
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe was given the green light Tuesday to
lease the closed Richey Elementary School campus from TUSD.
Richey Elementary School has sat vacant for more than a year,
and vandals have broken some windows. TUSD has agreed to replace
them. The deal received unanimous approval.
The Tucson Unified School District is trying a different
approach to meet the needs of middle school students who sometimes
fall through the cracks.
Nearly 500 students will be starting off the school year at
TUSD's brand-new pre-K-8 campus today.
The TUSD Governing Board considered hundreds of recommendations
when it reviewed possible names for a new pre-K-8 school going up
on the southwest side.
One evening a year, the Silver & Turquoise Board of
Hostesses brings back the good old days with a gala that benefits
one of the Southwest's most significant historic treasures: Mission
San Xavier del Bac.
Elizabeth Castañeda, Hohokam Middle School, eighth grade
Ashley Wright, 12, writes down notes in her music book during a music lesson with her fifth-grade class at Lyons Elementary School.
Michal Jackson, 12, left, and Seth Pederson, 11, right, play a song on their clarinets during music class at Lyons Elementary School.
Fifth-graders at Lyons Elementary School have only had musical
instruments in their hands for four months, but with practice and
direction, they can now play a few tunes.
Three road construction projects that start today could affect
Three people were arrested on suspicion of DUI Saturday night at
a sobriety checkpoint on South Cardinal Avenue near West Valencia
Road, officials with the Pima County Sheriff's Department said.
Some local military veterans are finding it tough to get a job
in Tucson, even with extra help.