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Monday, 16 March 2020 20:03

EDUCATIONAL FUN

Now that you have some extra time on your hands, since Arizona’s Governor and Superintendent of Public Instruction announced that all Arizona schools will be closed, you may need to find some new things to do. Don't worry, we have you covered. Here is a list of some fun but still educational activities. Participate in the Law Day Contest Learn more about civics by playing icivics Compete in the 9th Circuit Civics Contest Weigh in on What Do You Think? Enjoy!
Friday, 06 March 2020 12:30

JAKE'S LAW

Arizona has a new law that targets saving young lives, Jake's Law. Jake's law is named after Jake Edward Machovsky who died by suicide in 2016 at the age of 15. His family had tried everything to help their son, including sending him to stay at mental healthy facility when he was suffering from suicidal thoughts. However, insurance only covered a short period of time that his parent's knew wasn't long enough to help him. After Jake's death, they discovered that due to an insurance mistake Jake had not been given the life saving care that he had been entitled.…
Friday, 14 February 2020 14:32

108 FOR STATE 48

Arizona, one of the youngest states in the nation is 108 years old today. It was the last of the 48 continuous states to be added to the union on February 14, 1912. Our young age is just one of the many features that makes this state unique. There is a long list of things that make use different and Arizona has made some of those things official. For example Arizona has official state neckwear, the bolo tie. We also have an unusual official native animal, nope not the coyote, the ringtail an animal with a long stripped tail that…
Monday, 03 February 2020 11:41

ICIVICS AZ REGIONAL E-TOURNAMENT

January 30th, 2020, marked a historic event in iCivics history when it hosted their first ever virtual iCivics AZ Regional Tournament. Over 300 students across Arizona participated in the event. Students competed in teams and played the online iCivics game Counties Work. Counties Work is a games that has players manage local government, evaluate citizen requests and maintain a balanced budget. Of the 109 teams that participated 16 will move on to the State E-Tournament that will be held on March 3rd, 2020. To see a list of those competing in the state tournament click here or to try Counties…
Friday, 10 January 2020 10:51

WE THE PEOPLE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 2020

The Arizona We the People State Competition was held on Friday, January 10th at Mesa Community College. The We the People program simulates congressional hearings where students testify as constitutional experts in front of panels of esteemed judges; often legislatures, judges and lawyers. Ten high school teams competed in the competition from all across the state but ultimately, at the end of the day, Mountain View High School reclaimed their first place title. Mountain View will have the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. to compete in the We the People National finals. Our second place winners, Corona del Sol…