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Posted: Friday, June 5, 2009 7:57 pm | Updated: 12:41 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Teachers from several East Valley schools will learn about global climate change during four days of training starting Tuesday.

Teachers to study global climate change

Teachers from several East Valley schools will learn about global climate change during four days of training starting Tuesday. This is the second year the Salt River Project and the Arizona Foundation for Resource Education have sponsored the training. The teachers will learn new ways to bring this topic, as well as the future of renewable energy, to the classroom across a variety of subject areas and grade levels.

Mesa board to meet Tuesday

The Mesa Unified School District governing board will meet Tuesday in the board room of the Curriculum Services Center, 549 N. Stapley Drive. The regular meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. An executive session, closed to the public, will begin after the regular session. The board is scheduled to hear an update on the meet-and-confer process that takes place each year between district administrators and staff. The agenda can be found at on the district's Web site at www2.mpsaz.org.

Mesa district summer office hours in effect

With classes done, Mesa Unified School District campuses and the district office have started summer hours. The offices will be open Mondays through Thursdays until July 10. On Monday, July 13, the offices will resume a regular Monday through Friday schedule. Elementary and junior high schools will close for summer break June 15 to July 20. High schools will remain open throughout the summer. New registration for all grade levels will be accepted at the Curriculum Services Center, 549 N. Stapley Drive, when the elementary and junior high campuses are closed.

Home-schooled kids offered enrichment program

Mesa Unified School District's Eagleridge Enrichment Program offers ninth-grade home-schooled students a transitional program. A student can earn credit to receive a diploma in the future. Required ninth-grade classes are English, science, algebra, world history and geography. They will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays. Electives, including physical education and Spanish, will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays. Students from throughout the Valley can attend free of charge. Eagleridge is located at 737 W. Guadalupe Road, Suite 113, Mesa. For information, call (480) 472-3685.

Chandler preschool registration under way

Preschool registration for next school year is under way in the Chandler Unified School District. The preschool curriculum is aligned to the Arizona Early Learning Standards, which were developed for all children 3-5 years of age. For information, go to www.cusdcommunity.com.

Chandler's summer camps start Monday

Summer camps begin Monday in the Chandler Unified School District. Camps are available at various sites around the district and run through July 24. The Kids' Express camps will be held 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Conley Elementary School, Haley Elementary School, Hancock Elementary School, and Jacobson Elementary School. Other options are available as well. Registration is required. For information, see www.cusdcommunity.com.

Higley district judging support for override

The Higley Unified School District is exploring whether to ask voters in November to pass a K-3 budget override, which would give the district an annual $1.4 million. The override is seen as a way to reduce class sizes, particularly in kindergarten through third-grade classrooms.

It could also be used to provide instructional assistants, additional instructional materials and improve instructional support for those grades.

The district is asking the Higley community to take an online survey to learn more and to gauge whether there is interest in voters approving such an override.

According to the survey, the money would allow the district to employ 32 more teachers, lowering class sizes from an average range of 25 to 29, to an average of 22 to 25 students for grades K-3.

Homeowners’ yearly tax rate would increase by $23 per $100,000 of home value. Business owners’ yearly tax rate would increase by $50.06 per $100,000 of business property value, according to the survey.

To take the survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=EpH2veMg9gSKqqTRVFhVLQ_3d_3d.

Information: (480) 279-7000 or www.husd.org.

Gilbert district expected to OK calendar

The Gilbert Unified School District governing board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the district office, 140 S. Gilbert Road.

Board members are expected to approve the 2010-11 district calendar, remove the policy on professional staff vacations and holidays, and approve 2009-10 classified or support staff contracts.

After the meeting in a work-study session, board members are expected to discuss the board’s self-evaluation.

Information: (480) 497-3300 or www.gilbert.k12.az.us.

Higley district board to discuss goals

The Higley Unified School District governing board will meet Thursday at the district office, 2935 S. Recker Road, Gilbert.

Board members will meet for a 5:30 p.m. study session to continue a discussion of board goals. The regular meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Information: (480) 279-7000 or www.husd.org.

Highland High School to host wrestling camp

Highland High School wrestling coach Russ Kilpatrick will lead a summer wrestling camp for beginning and experienced wrestlers 5 years old through eighth grade. The Gilbert Community Services Department is offering the camp Monday through Thursday from June 29 to July 2 at the Highland High mini gym, 4301 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert. Participants must be at least 5 years old by July 2.

The cost for the four-day wrestling camp is $34 and includes a camp T-shirt.

Registration is under way from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Gilbert Community Services Department, 90 E. Civic Center Drive. Online registration is also available at www.gilbertrecreation.com.

Information: (480) 503-6200.

Gilbert offers outdoor excursions for teens

Teens interested in developing their adventure skills and making new friends with the same outdoor interests can sign up for the Gilbert Community Services Department’s annual Teen Outdoor Adventure Club activity series. Upcoming summer excursions include a Camp Pinerock ropes course, Desert Storm Hummer tour and the Titan Missile.

Registration is under way from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Gilbert Community Services Department, 90 E. Civic Center Drive.

Online registration is also available at www.gilbertrecreation.com.

Information: (480) 503-6242.

Activities slated for 11- to 15-year-olds

Eleven- to 15-year-olds who want to make new friends and keep busy this summer can sign up for the Gilbert Community Services Department’s Teen Treks summer activity series program.

Activities include bowling, rock climbing and trips to the Arizona Science Center, Fiddlesticks, Challenger Space Center, Skateland, Golfland, SunSplash, IMAX, Gameworks, Polar Ice and Big Surf.

Registration is under way from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Gilbert Community Services Department, 90 E. Civic Center Drive.

Online registration is also available at www.gilbertrecreation.com.

Information: (480) 503-6242.

School briefs run on Sunday. To submit an item, e-mail the pertinent information to Hayley Ringle at hringle@evtrib.com. Apache Junction, Chandler and Mesa school briefs are compiled by education reporter Michelle Reese. Contact her at mreese@evtrib.com or (480) 898-6549.

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