School Notes: February 4, 2014
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EMCC to host Tour for Diversity in Medicine
Estrella Mountain Community College will be hosting the Tour for Diversity in Medicine (T4D) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 4 at 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale. The tour will provide a full-day workshop for recent community college graduates, undergraduates and post-baccalaureate students. Enrollment is limited to 150, and pre-registration is required. To register, visit tour4diversity.org.
The T4D is a grassroots effort started by a couple of doctors. The tour will travel to six western colleges and universities to help minority students pursue careers in medicine and dentistry.
Litchfield Park residents make dean’s list
Becca Craft of Litchfield Park, a junior exercise science major, was named to the Dean’s List for fall 2013 at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn. To be on the list, a student must maintain a minimum 3.4 grade point average and have full-time status.
Jason Valle of Litchfield Park was named to the Dean’s List for fall 2013 at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kan. To be on the list, a student must end the semester with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Avondale resident makes dean’s list
Kristal Reszler of Avondale, a nursing and health sciences major, was named to the spring semester Dean’s List at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Students from Luke make dean’s list
Park University in Parkville, Mo., has announced its Fall 2013 Dean’s List. The following students from the Luke Air Force Base campus center made the list: James F. Adams, Nikeva Dominguez, Tabitha Everett, Leroy Hernandez, Chad William LaValley, Joann L. LaValley, Cheryl Polk, Eddie Polk, Ernest E. Ridings, Donaciano Salinas, Johnny Dante Seabron, Thomas Eric Skinner, Stephen Raymond Skvara and Torrey N. Wilcox.
To qualify for the list, students must be seeking degrees, have completed 12 or more graded hours at Park University either in one 16-week term or in two consecutive accelerated terms and earned a grade point average of 3.6 or higher with no incomplete grades.
Avondale announces Kindergarten Round Up
The Avondale Elementary School District will begin registering students for free full-day kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year with a Kindergarten Round Up event. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at each district elementary school.
Students must be 5 years old before Sept. 1 to be eligible for kindergarten. Parents or legal guardians should plan to take the following documentation: certified state birth certificate (military copies are accepted), updated copy of immunization records, proof of residence with name and address of parent or guardian and any legal documentation regarding custody issues (if applicable).
Littleton district to host school tour
The Littleton Elementary School District will be hosting a showcase district community tour starting at 8 a.m. Feb. 19. Local business and community leaders, elected officials and interested patrons are invited to attend. Space is limited. To sign up, call Patti Young at 623-478-5611.
Participants will start the tour at the district office, 1600 S. 107th Ave., Avondale, with a breakfast, then load on to school buses to travel to two schools and the district welcome center. Student ambassadors will lead the school tours and answer questions. The tour will finish at 9:30 a.m. back at the district office with a surprise guest.
District 19 Democrats donate toothbrushes
Rep. Mark Cardenas, D-District 19, Rep. Lupe Contreras, D-District 19, and Senate Democratic Leader Anna Tovar, D-District 19, distributed more than 200 toothbrushes to two local elementary schools Jan. 31: Fowler Elementary School in Phoenix and Porfirio H. Gonzales Elementary School in Tolleson.