For those of you who don’t know, Odyssey of the Mind is a program where teams of five to seven kids have to solve problems. There are different competitive divisions: Division I is grades 3–5, Division II is grades 6–8, Division III is grades 9–12, and Division IV is for college. Last, there’s the Primary Division for grades K–2. You only compete with your division. 

Jay Johnson, the UofA’s Head Baseball Coach, is ready for his second season with the Wildcats after finishing 49-24 last year and making it all the way to the National College World Series Championship.

Johnson says there are a lot of good things about being the head coach of the Wildcats. 

“I get to wear a baseball uniform to work every day. I’ve grown up my whole life being a part of a team, and I get to be a part of the team every day,” he says. 

Get ready for some madness—March Madness!

That’s the nickname for the crazy, one-and-done college Division I basketball tourney that determines the top team in the nation. And this year, the men’s Final Four (the semi-final and final rounds) will play in front of enormous crowds right... Read more

Get online NOW, all you logophiles (word nerds)! Two leading dictionary companies have added 1,300 words to their online word references in February.

Merriam-Webster kicked off the trend on Feb. 6 by adding 1,000 new words. And with Love of Reading Month and Read Across America recently... Read more

Don’t pack your bags for a trip just yet, but NASA has discovered seven Earth-sized planets around a single star and they could have liquid water—the key to supporting life as we know it!

NASA scientists said last year they had discovered three planets in the system, but... Read more

This past month was the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. This year’s theme was “The Minerals of the Mid West.” The show displayed many beautiful gems and minerals including geodes, calcites, turquoise, fluorite, wulfenite, and more. You haven’t herd of wulfenite? Nether had I until I found out that there Is a house bill to make wulfenite the state mineral of Arizona. If the bill passes Arizona school children will all know what wulfenite is.

Date: 
Saturday, March 18, 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

Field trip to a local financial institution. Learn about savings and good money management. Free classroom presentations and curriculum on financial education for youth, parents and teachers. Hughes was named a top 10 finance resource for teens by BadCredit.org.

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