Help Your Child be Ready for School Success https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/1985Education7/13/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/9bWqkykbQ1MHelp Your Child be Ready for School Success <div class="ExternalClass6FED1F53011D4D7AB1156AF6861E5EAC"><html> <p>​​Every year, I look forward to welcoming our new kindergarteners.</p><p>Kindergarten is a big step in your child's education, and there are things you can do this summer to help them get ready for that exciting first day of kinder.</p><p>Your Phoenix Public Library has great summer programs like Kindergarten Boot Camp and Story Times. There are also fun activities that you can do at home.</p><p>Have a regular bedtime and morning routines. Encourage their independence, like washing their hands by themselves. Scribble and draw on paper with crayons. Make time to read together for at least 20 minutes a day.</p><p>Go to <a href="https://www.firstthingsfirst.org/" target="_blank">FirstThingsFirst.org</a> for more ways to help your child be ready for school success.</p><p>For more information, visit <a href="/education/schools" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/education/schools</a> ​. ​</p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/educationVideoeducationEducation
Summer Learninghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/1951Education6/15/2021 3:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/UoolD0OPHasSummer Learning<div class="ExternalClassA958622E0EC0417685D5D5D6F6BEB4A4"><html> <p>Summer is a great time for family fun. If your child is about to start kindergarten, it can also be a great time to get ready for that first day of school. </p> <p>Your Phoenix public library has programs to help, including Kindergarten Bootcamp and Tools for School.</p> <p>You can also stop by one of four Phoenix Families First Resource Centers, which are supported by First Things First, for fun activities and helpful information. </p> <p>If your four- or five-year old is due to start kindergarten this year, don't wait. Enroll today by calling your local elementary school. It's a big step to school success.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="/education/schools" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/education/schools</a>.<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/educationVideoeducationEducation
Get Your Kids Kindergarten Readyhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/1907Education5/18/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/Ln3s_8eLt-oGet Your Kids Kindergarten Ready<div class="ExternalClassAB8965F6070147A2B100A562C54B1452"><html> <p>​<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=NJbAsjU7OeE" target="_blank"><strong>Watch bilingual video</strong></a><br></p> <p>Kindergarten is a big step in your child's education, but you are your child's first teacher.</p> <p>If you are the parent of a baby, toddler or a preschooler, there are things you can do now to help them be ready for that first day of K. Like reading together daily. </p> <p>Visit your local Phoenix public library to get a free library card, you can also join in on Storytimes and other early childhood programs.</p> <p>Go to <a href="https://www.firstthingsfirst.org/" target="_blank">FirstThingsFirst.org​</a> for more ways to help your child be ready to take that first big step to school success.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="/education/schools" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/education/schools</a>.​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/educationVideoeducationEducation
Outstanding Youth Winners Announced During Virtual Eventhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/1884Education5/7/2021 8:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/PtCmBre99FoOutstanding Youth Winners Announced During Virtual Event<div class="ExternalClass496DF897DDF342A594995DDE797B682F"><html> <p>Eighteen students that live in Phoenix or attend Phoenix schools were selected from dozens of applicants as the 2021 Outstanding Young Men/Young Women (OYMYW)​ of the year.<br></p><p>​Each district winner received $500. The two overall winners were awarded an additional $1,500.​</p>​ <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/educationVideoeducationEducation
Outstanding Young Men/Young Women Virtual Celebrationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/1876Education4/29/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1876/Newsroom_EOD_Alpha.jpgOutstanding Young Men/Young Women Virtual Celebration<div class="ExternalClass7BBDDBBA91CC43578F344A92F92F8FF0"><html> <p>Everyone is invited to join the 2021 Outstanding Young Men/Young Women (OYMYW) of the Year virtual event to recognize and honor the outstanding achievements of students and their positive contributions to society.<br></p><p>Eighteen students that live in Phoenix or attend Phoenix schools have been selected from dozens of applicants as the 2021 OYMYW of the year and will be recognized at an upcoming <strong>virtual program at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 6</strong>.</p><p>Each district winner will receive $500 and is eligible to become the citywide winner. The two overall winners will be awarded an additional $1,500. </p><p>Each student applied for the award by submitting a nomination form, essay, recommendation letter, and also took part in selection interviews. </p><p>To watch the virtual OYMYW celebration on May 6 or at a later date, visit <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/cityofphoenixaz" target="_blank">youtube.com/cityofphoenixaz</a>.​<br></p><p><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/educationNewseducationEducation
Enroll in Kindergarten Today!https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/1869Education4/22/2021 6:30:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/uHmt2C3s4zsEnroll in Kindergarten Today!<div class="ExternalClass778C016EF0794EDEBE849280BF501B42"><html> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xIXDmrt9Og" style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>Watch bilingual video</strong></a><br></p><p>Kindergarten is a big step in every child's education.</p><p>In kindergarten, socialization, language, early literacy, and problem solving, are just a few life-long skills they'll learn and will use throughout their school years and life.</p><p>If your four or five-year-old is due to start kindergarten this year, don't wait. Contact your local elementary school to enroll today. </p><p>Start them on their way to school success. Every child deserves early childhood education.</p><p>For more information, visit <a href="/education/schools" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/education/schools</a>.​<br></p><p><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/educationVideoeducationEducation
Deadline Extended for Outstanding Young Man/Young Woman of the Year Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/246Education2/25/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/246/Newsrooom_Eduaction_004.jpgDeadline Extended for Outstanding Young Man/Young Woman of the Year Program<div class="ExternalClass57C33B0A4BE040CDB1C0D7A7EEACD099"><html> <p>The city of Phoenix Youth and Education Office is now accepting applications for the 2021 Outstanding Young Man/Young Woman (OYMYW) of the Year awards.  </p><p>The OYMYW of the Year program recognizes and honors the outstanding achievements of young people, enhances the perception of youth and raises community awareness of the positive contributions of youth.This awards program is open to any students currently enrolled in high school in Phoenix or live within Phoenix city limits. Here's how it works:</p><ul><li>One young man and one young woman will be selected as winners from each city council district and receive an award of $500.</li><li>In addition, each district-level winner will be eligible for an additional $1,500 award if they are selected as the citywide winners.</li></ul><p>Students interested in applying will need to write an essay, submit a recommendation letter and proof of legal residence in the United States. Finalists will be interviewed by members of the community. District award winners will be invited to a luncheon or virtual program sponsored by Rotary 100, Arizona Public Service (APS), and Salt River Project (SRP) where the citywide award winners will be announced.</p><p>Eligible students can apply through the online application form located at <a target="_blank" href="/education/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">phoenix.gov/education</span></a> before 5 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2021.</p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZpJcpArJQI&feature=youtu.be" target="_blank"><strong>Video: PHXTV Virtual Reporting </strong></a></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/educationNewseducationEducation
Phoenix Distributes Thousands of Laptops to Local Schoolshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/1715Education1/20/2021 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1715/Newsroom_Education_013.jpgPhoenix Distributes Thousands of Laptops to Local Schools<div class="ExternalClass44A6C10A341A40788A6D64D862FAA45C"><html> <p>To keep students connected and ready for distance learning, the city of Phoenix and School Connect have partnered to provide internet-enabled laptops to assist local schools in closing the technology gap. </p> <p>"The digital divide has only been amplified by the current COVID-19 crisis. It is more crucial than ever to provide our students, families and educators with the tools they need to continue learning, despite interruptions to traditional in-person schooling," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. "With the distribution of approximately 10,000 devices, I'm proud the city has stepped up to make distanced learning more manageable, accessible and equitable."</p> <p>As the pandemic continues, the digital divide has become even more challenging for local school districts. One issue is that devices and laptops are often returned to schools damaged. The laptops provided by this partnership will help schools achieve and maintain a 1:1 student-to-device ratio for grades K-12. </p> <p>"School Connect and Scottsdale Bible Church are grateful to partner with the city to make it possible for students to have equitable access to online resources," said Tracey Beal, Executive Director, School Connect. "Every laptop purchased will enable the students to achieve academic success using the technology they need."  </p> <p>The Phoenix City Council approved $2 million in CARES Act funding and School Connect received a $1 million donation from Scottsdale Bible Church to purchase the devices. The laptops will become the property of the school districts who will be responsible for creating guidelines for issuing, maintaining and monitoring the student devices. </p> <p>Phoenix has implemented a variety of measures to help address the local digital divide, from providing <a href="/newsroom/housing/1406" target="_blank"><span lang="EN">devices to families and seniors</span></a> in local housing facilities to expanding <a href="/newsroom/information-technology-services/1551" target="_blank"><span lang="EN">mobile Wi-Fi access</span></a> in the community. <br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/educationNewseducationEducation



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