BACK TO CLASS: School starts today for the Scottsdale and Paradise Valley unified school districts and Wednesday for Fountain Hills schools.
COLLEGE PREP: Students and parents interested in learning more about preparing to apply to colleges can attend an online seminar offered by the Gilbert-based AZ Learning Alternatives. The seminars are 7 p.m. today for students and 7:30 p.m. today for parents at www.azlearningalternatives.com.
VOTER GROUP: A community group supporting the Fountain Hills Unified School District’s override and bond initiatives appearing on this November’s ballot is having its first meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the Saguaro Blossom Mortgage Conference Room, 17251 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 3, Fountain Hills.
BOARD CONVENES: The Scottsdale Unified School District’s governing board will have its first meeting of the school year 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the district’s Education Center, 3811 N. 44th St., Phoenix.
MIDDLE SCHOOL MIXER: Scottsdale sixth-graders can play games, win prizes and meet other new middle school students at an after-hours party at Scottsdale’s Arabian Library. Registration is recommended for the event, which will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the library, 10187 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Road, Scottsdale. Visit http://library.ci.scottsdale.az.us/teens/programs.cfm to register.
PARENTS MEET: The first Scottsdale Parent Council meeting of the school year will be 9:30 a.m. Aug. 28 at the Scottsdale Unified School District’s Education Center, 3811 N. 44th Street, Phoenix. The first meeting will feature a question and answer session with superintendent John Baracy.