Pima County Spelling Bee
Two eighth-grade boys schooled the competition at Saturday’s Pima County Spelling Bee, qualifying them for the state contest next month in Phoenix.
Christopher O’Connor, a student at St. Cyril of Alexandria School, and Caleb Smith, a student at Esperero Canyon Middle School, survived more than 30 rounds and knocked 41 competitors out of the contest before reaching the hefty final word, “corpulent,” said Jaymie Jacobs, who organizes the county bee.
The STEMAZing ProjectIt’s not magic, it’s science. That’s what students at Col. Smith Middle School learned early on this semester when they participated in a number of experiments, hosted by DaNel Hogan, the STEM Coordinator here at the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office. A former Einstein Fellow and science teacher, DaNel engaged the 6th -8th grade students using sixteen hands-on science activities. She was assisted by Nubia Bertsch, also from the Pima County School Superintendents’ Office, and by University of Arizona South elementary and secondary education pre-service teachers who were able to practice their student engagement strategies. In the afternoon, 7th and 8th grade students had a chance to learn a little bit about nuclear science from DaNel who talked with small groups about radiation and showed them additional demonstrations. Another successful event brought to Southern Arizona by The STEMAZing Project.
Pursuant to A.R.S. 15-904(C), the FY2013 Annual Financial Reports for the following school districts can be found at: http://www.ade.az.gov/schoolfinance/Forms/LEAQuery/SubmittedFiles.aspx
- Pima Accommodation District No. 00
- Empire Elementary School District No. 37
- Redington Elementary School District No. 44
- San Fernando Elementary School District No. 35
Arizona College and Career Ready StandardsSAREC (Southern Arizona Regional Education Center) will host College and Career Ready workshops for administrators and teachers throughout Cochise, Pima and Santa Cruz counties.
Common Core Level II Workshops (Arizona College and Career Ready Standards)
A variety of sessions will be offered focusing on building awareness and knowledge of the new Arizona College and Career Ready Standards. Participants will:
- Examine and understand the new standards and crosswalks;
- Unwrap the new standards and identify important ideas;
- Consider implications for implementation of the new standards;
- Dig deeper into the content of the new standards.
Our Offices are now located at 200 N. Stone Ave. on the northeast corner of Stone and Alameda downtown Tucson.
New LocationOur Offices are now located at 200 N. Stone Ave. on the northeast corner of Stone and Alameda downtown Tucson.