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There will be seven new principals at Deer Valley Unified School District at the start of the 2017-18 school year, including four in NoPho.
Ever since the Shin family moved to Arizona from Korea 12 years ago, Daniel Shin has been a sushi chef. Now he and his wife Jenny Shin have opened their own place, Echo Sushi, in Tramonto.
Curtis Finch, the new superintendent of Deer Valley Unified School District, moved from Michigan to Arizona last month to take over for the retiring James Veitenheimer. In&Out Magazine asked Finch why he’s here and what he thinks about some of the district’s pressing issues.
Final details for the design of a self-storage facility along Gavilan Peak Parkway were approved by Anthem Community Council at its monthly meeting July 26.
Weather experts dubbed the event a once-in-1,000-year rain catastrophe. The monsoon storm blew in and essentially parked over the town, knocking down trees and cacti with near hurricane-force wind gusts and dumping up to 5.01 inches of rain in 90 minutes.
The Anthem Community Council set a tentative timeline for four enhancement projects expected to be completed in three years, in this order: community center remodel and expansion; pickleball courts; dog park; skate park expansion.
ADOT will begin building a wrong-way driver detection system on parts of I-17 in Phoenix in early August and expects testing to begin early next year, the agency announced today.
A 14-year-old boy suffered a leg injury and severe head trauma after a mountain bike accident on a Daisy Mountain trail this morning.
ADOT explains the complex “diverging diamond traffic interchange,” which will replace the roundabout at I-17 and Happy Valley Road, at a public meeting July 25 in which residents expressed concerns about the setup's safety and efficiency.
Population growth between Happy Valley Road and Carefree Highway will soon force construction of another elementary school to accommodate new students. Meanwhile, other DVUSD schools are shrinking.
Boulder Creek is the largest DVUSD high school right now. But if projections hold, it will have fewer students than Sandra Day O’Connor High School and Barry Goldwater High School by fall 2024.
Elementary school enrollment is declining in Anthem, Tramonto and Desert Hills, even as nearby North Phoenix schools see student populations growing.