CCUSD: October Cross Country Events Ease Student Transition
Oct05

CCUSD: October Cross Country Events Ease Student Transition

October 5, 2017 Courtesy Cactus Shadows Unified School District The 7th Annual CCUSD All Elementary School Cross Country Race is on Monday, October 9, 2017 at Sonoran Trails Middle School. Sonoran Trails and Cactus Shadows Cross Country athletes run alongside their younger counterparts to make sure the race goes smoothly. Seven years ago, the CCUSD elementary principals brought the idea to Don Larson, Sonoran Trails PE Teacher/Health...

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CCUSD: Amy Dummett Named Lone Mountain Elementary Teacher of the Year
Sep15

CCUSD: Amy Dummett Named Lone Mountain Elementary Teacher of the Year

  September 15, 2017 Courtesy of Cave Creek Unified School District Lone Mountain Elementary School’s, Amy Dummett, selected Lone Mountain Elementary School’s 2017-18 Teacher of the Year!   Lone Mountain Elementary School, located in the Cave Creek Unified School District, is pleased to announce that sixth grade math teacher, Amy Dummett, has been selected as the 2017-2018 Lone Mountain Elementary School Teacher of the Year!...

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The “Y” in July
Jul24

The “Y” in July

July 24, 2017 By Edie Shannon I go to the “Y” in July Too hot to go hiking, sez I So I tread on a mill, And not up a hill When I go to the “Y” in July The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your thoughts about this article by using the “Submit a Comment” box at the bottom of this page. All comments are reviewed based on The Peak’s Comment Policy prior to publishing. GPPA Membership Make a...

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Medicare Corner 1
Jul14

Medicare Corner 1

June 30, 2017 Dear Medicare Counselor, Q: I have a Medicare drug plan and they have stopped covering one of my medications. What are my options? A: You have several options: You may switch Medicare drug plans every year during the Open Enrollment Period (OEP) between October 15 and December 7. A SHIP Medicare Counselor can help you search and identify which plans cover your medications for least cost for the coming year starting Jan...

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Scottsdale Arts Receives $100,000 Grant From Flynn Foundation
Jul13

Scottsdale Arts Receives $100,000 Grant From Flynn Foundation

July 13, 2017 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The nonprofit Scottsdale Arts has received a $100,000 grant from the Phoenix-based Flinn Foundation to support its new Scottsdale Arts Presents initiative. The award follows a $25,000 planning grant awarded by the Flinn Foundation to Scottsdale Arts in 2016. Scottsdale Arts Presents enables the organization to expand its reach, brand awareness and service to the community by presenting artists and...

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CCUSD Receives Grant for Health & Wellness Program
Jul05

CCUSD Receives Grant for Health & Wellness Program

July 5, 2017 Courtesy of Cave Creek Unified School District   Cave Creek Unified School District is proud to announce that Cactus Shadows High School has received a grant award for The Health and Wellness Program from the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family. Thirty-one Arizona schools across six counties received this funding from the program that aims to prevent drug and alcohol abuse and increase well-being. The...

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What is STEM? Why is it important?
Jun25

What is STEM? Why is it important?

June 25, 2017 By Les Conklin Some of my grandchildren live in Colorado and others live here in Arizona. Some are in middle school, some high school and others are college students. They all know what STEM is. Their teachers, professors and school administrators all know what STEM is. How about you? If you would like to learn more about STEM, the website at the bottom of this article has an excellent introductory piece on the subject....

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Can you pass this college admission test from the 1890s?
Jun16

Can you pass this college admission test from the 1890s?

June 12, 2017 Contributed by Claude H. Trottier, University of Rhode Island, ’60 Here are the requirements for admission to the Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts for September 1893. The College, which later became the University of Rhode Island,  had opened the year before. Note.  Dear reader, I assume this was a closed-book exam and in 1893 they did not have access to a calculator or Google. Good luck....

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Students Giving Back through Superintendant’s Challenge
Jun01

Students Giving Back through Superintendant’s Challenge

June 1, 2017 Cave Creek Unified School District’s Students Giving Back to the Community through the Superintendent’s Challenge   Dr. Debbi Burdick, Superintendent of the Cave Creek Unified School District, implemented the Superintendent’s Challenge in the 2012-2013 school year.   The Challenge started with Cactus Shadows High School students and Sonoran Trails Middle School Students.  CSHS students who earned 200 hours by their senior...

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Educators: You’ll REALLY BE APPRECIATED at the MIM in July.
May31

Educators: You’ll REALLY BE APPRECIATED at the MIM in July.

May 31, 2017 Free Admission All Month + Educator Preview Day on July 29th  The Musical Instrument Museum is offering free museum admission for qualifying preschool through 12th-grade educators, school and district administrators, principals, registered student teachers, and homeschool educators will receive free museum admission and other benefits. Educators can pre-register for Educator Preview Day, which will be held at the museum,...

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