World Teachers' Day honors local pair
Two local educators were honored last week at UNESCO's World Teachers' Day.
Karen Lieneke of Aztec Middle College West Campus and Meg Riley of Catalina Magnet High School were two of 68 teachers honored by the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.
The pair participated in the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program, traveling to Ghana in March.
World Teachers' Day examines issues facing teachers on the national and regional levels from an international perspective.
Foothills foundation names 5 new trustees
Five people have been selected to serve on the board of trustees for the Catalina Foothills School District Foundation.
The 14-member board works to support educational excellence by raising money for teaching positions and resources, as well as endowment funds that support specific instructional programs.
The new members are: Jan Gutbub, treasurer; Lyssa Holmes, secretary, and Patricia McCabe, Peter Pritz and Jennifer Roth.
For more information, go to www.cfsdfoundation.org
St. Gregory students in sun-safety study
St. Gregory College Preparatory Middle School students are participating in a study that aims to increase sun-safety awareness.
The Texting 4 Teens campaign was developed by the Skin Cancer Institute at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.
It looks to see if sending text messages can activate awareness of the importance of sun-safe behaviors, promote increased knowledge of skin-cancer facts and risks, and produce an increase in sun-safe practices among middle-schoolers.
Compiled by Alexis Huicochea and Jamar Younger. Contact Jamar Younger at email@example.com