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CAC’s Leo Valverde to moderate panel at Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities conference

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Central Arizona College adjunct faculty and Phoenix-area attorney Leo Valverde will moderate and present during the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ 26th Annual Conference Oct. 20-22 in Washington, D.C.

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Combs High School to host Relay for Life Event

Combs High School will be hosting a Re­lay for Life event on April 20, 2012.

Organizers are looking forward to this school/community event to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

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Combs Traditional Academy Veteran’s Day Celebration

Superintendent Gayle Blanchard

Combs Traditional Academy, a new K-5 “back to basics” school in the J.O. Combs Unified School District, will hold a special ceremony on November 12th, 2010 in honor of Veteran’s Day. The ceremony will begin at 8:20am around the Combs Traditional Academy’s flagpole as students bring out the flag and raise it, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence. Students, staff, and the community will then be invited into our gym for presentations by a Veteran, students, and our choir. Students in all grade levels will be putting together a writing activity around Veteran’s Day, which will be displayed in our hallways and selected writings will be recited at the ceremony as the grade level presentations.

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Sprint Donates Electrical Infrastructure For Walker Butte Score Board

This summer, the telecommunications company Sprint worked out a deal with Walker Butte K-8 Leadership School to provide a power supply for their football score board.

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Circle Cross Ranch K-8 S.T.E.M. Academy Receives $1,000 Grant from D-Backs

Mr. Jim Segar, Circle Cross Ranch K-8 S.T.E.M. Academy Physical Education Teacher

Mr. Jim Segar, Physical Education Teacher at Circle Cross Ranch K-8 S.T.E.M. Academy, earned a $1,000 grant from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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25 students recognized at CAC’s Superstition Mountain Campus during Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. – A total of 25 students were recognized for their academic achievements during Central Arizona College’s fall Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony Nov. 10 at the institution’s Superstition Mountain Campus in Apache Junction, Ariz.

Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for the Two-Year College, recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students and provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.

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28 future nurses celebrated at Central Arizona College’s nursing convocation ceremony

Twenty-eight Central Arizona College students were celebrated and recognized for completing the college’s nursing program, one of the most challenging curricula offered in higher education.

The program’s 44th Nursing Division Graduating Class was confirmed on May 1 during the Spring 2012 Nursing Convocation Ceremony.

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J.O. Combs Unified School District Participates in National Lunch Program

The J.O. Combs Unified School District will be participating in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.

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31 future nurses complete program

Thirty-one Central Arizona College students were celebrated and recognized for completing the nursing program, one of the most challenging curricula offered in higher education.

Each of the 31 members of the program’s graduating class received pins signifying the student’s completion of the program. Following a candle-lighting ceremony, the graduating students took the Florence Nightingale pledge.

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32 future nurses celebrated at Central Arizona College’s nursing convocation ceremony

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. – Thirty-two Central Arizona College students were celebrated and recognized for completing the college’s nursing program, one of the most challenging curricula offered in higher education.

The program’s 43rd nursing division graduating class was confirmed on Dec. 8 during the Fall 2011 Nursing Convocation Ceremony.

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Spotlight on Innovation Award to be awarded to both FUSD High Schools

The Florence Unified School District (FUSD) is proud to announce that both Florence High School and Poston Butte High School will be receiving the prestigious “Spotlight on Innovation” Award from the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).

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J.O. Combs Unified School District Calls for Bond Election

At the July 8, 2015 J.O. Combs school board meeting, governing board members unanimously voted to approve a resolution calling for a bond election on November 3, 2015. The district will be asking registered voters for $40 million for capital purchases.

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7 Central Arizona College employees graduate from the Hispanic Leadership Institute

Seven Central Arizona College employees who embarked on a 10-week journey to further their education and enhance their understanding through the Hispanic Leadership Institute have successfully graduated from the program.

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Adult Course List Offered by J.O. Combs Unified School District

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Do you want to use your digital camera more effectively?

Do you want to know how to use more of your camera’s features?

Are you baffled by shutter speeds and f-stops?

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Adriana Saavedra returns to Central Arizona College as its new director of library services

Central Arizona College alum Adriana Saavedra has been named as the college’s director of library services.

Saavedra comes from the city of Coolidge where she served as its library manager since 2007. Previously, she was employed as a librarian and technical services supervisor for the Casa Grande Public Library from 2005-07.

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ADE Parent and Education Resources Meeting

Parents frequently face many decisions and have many questions about the challenges and changes their teens are going through.  They are often looking for strategies to help their teens make good choices.  Parents sometimes struggle to prepare for conversations about dating, peer relationships, and cell phone/internet use.

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95 Mountain Vista Middle School Students Promoted

It has been an amazing year for the class of 2016!  Wednesday, May 23, 2012 marked a new chapter in their lives as 95 students were promoted from Mountain Vista Middle School and became Sabercat Freshman.

The Sabercat Percussion Ensemble played while the students entered the San Tan Foothills High School gymnasium.

Our National Anthem was sung by Wolverine Samantha Arrneds.

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92 students honored at Central Arizona College’s Signal Peak Campus student awards ceremony

A total of 29 honors were bestowed upon to 92 different students on Thursday, April 19, during Central Arizona College’s student awards ceremony at its Signal Peak Campus.

Katelyn Roth (Cincinnati, Ohio/Casa Grande Union) headlined the list of winners by taking Student of the Year honors.

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6 easy steps will help students jumpstart their education at Central Arizona College

Photo: L-R - Christine Feller, Jennifer Keonavong and Tonya Thompson

Registration for the 2012 fall semester is now underway at all 10 of Central Arizona College's locations in Pinal County.

Central Arizona College has developed six easy steps for anyone to earn college credits, take personal interest classes, pick up non-degree or community classes, or explore the wide range of degree and certificate programs offered by the institution.

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Simonton Elementary Receives Funding For Projects

Mrs. Ramirez, a 5th and 6th grade teacher at Simonton Elementary, recently had two projects totaling nearly $700 fully funded through, an online charity that helps teachers and students in need.

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