Category: Education


  • William Allen Harpring: Legacy of Service and Devotion

    William Allen Harpring: Legacy of Service and Devotion

    William Allen Harpring, affectionately known as Bill, left an indelible mark on the world during his 92 years of life. Born in Paris, IL, to John Lawrence Harpring and Ruth Elizabeth (Twigg) Harpring, Bill’s journey was one of resilience, service, and dedication to family. Early Life and Military Service Bill’s early years were shaped by…

  • Rotary Club Mentorship Boosts Scholarship Success for Students

    Rotary Club Mentorship Boosts Scholarship Success for Students

    High school seniors and juniors face numerous challenges as they prepare for life after high school. One significant challenge is the pursuit of scholarships, a process that the Rotary Club of Green Valley has identified as an area for improvement. Identifying the Need for Improvement Rotarian Ron Munkres initiated the mentorship program after observing a…

  • Sahuarita High School Culinary Students Shine at SAVOR Festival

    Sahuarita High School Culinary Students Shine at SAVOR Festival

    Sahuarita High School’s culinary students showcased their creativity and culinary skills at the SAVOR Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festival, held in Tucson. The event, part of Sahuarita’s CTE program, provided these high schoolers with a unique hands-on learning experience. Culinary Creations Unveiled Under the guidance of Chef Ester Flannigan, the SHS program made its…

  • Green Valley Property Tax Fix: Legislative Solution Addresses Overcharge

    Green Valley Property Tax Fix: Legislative Solution Addresses Overcharge

    In a recent Green Valley Council Board of Representatives meeting, Chief Deputy Pima County Treasurer, Chris Ackerley, discussed the potential resolution to a property tax issue caused by a change in state law. The issue resulted in a 16.7% property tax increase for some Green Valley taxpayers. Ackerley highlighted House Bill 2173 as a possible…

  • Local School Districts Address Bus Driver Shortage Challenges

    Local School Districts Address Bus Driver Shortage Challenges

    In November, the Sahuarita Unified School District (SUSD) faced a challenge as they suspended 26 school bus routes due to a shortage of bus drivers. While all routes are back, both SUSD and the Continental Elementary School District are still grappling with a deficit in the number of drivers required for smooth operations. National Trends…

  • Eagle Scouts Fix Mud Problem for Continental School

    Eagle Scouts Fix Mud Problem for Continental School

    For years, the dirt and gravel area adjoining the basketball courts at Continental School posed a significant challenge, rendering the space unusable whenever it rained. This issue caught the attention of Walden Grove High School student Logan Descamps, who, in pursuit of his Eagle Scout project, approached his former school with a proposal to address…

  • SUSD Student Grades Improved Last Year… Mostly

    SUSD Student Grades Improved Last Year… Mostly

    How did Sahuarita schools do in the state report card? Every year, the state of Arizona gives letter grades to schools based on how well they are doing in different areas. These grades are like report cards for schools. They help parents, teachers and students know what is going well and what needs to improve.…

  • Sahuarita Unified School District (SUSD) Seeks $50mil In Tax Funds

    Sahuarita Unified School District (SUSD) Seeks $50mil In Tax Funds

    The Sahuarita Unified School District (SUSD) is currently seeking approval from voters for a $50 million bond that is slated for the upcoming November 7th ballot. The purpose of this bond, according to school officials, is to initiate a range of improvements and upgrades across all schools within the district. From ambitious projects such as…

  • SUSD Gets Nearly 90 New Teachers & Staff

    SUSD Gets Nearly 90 New Teachers & Staff

    Big Cheers and High-Fives as SUSD Welcomes Nearly 90 Awesome New Teachers and Staff! Oh, boy, oh, boy! Something super exciting is happening in our town! The Sahuarita Unified School District (SUSD) is throwing a huge, colorful welcome party for almost 90 brand-new teachers and staff members! Woo-hoo! Picture this: bright balloons soaring up high,…