This spring, I watched the movie ”The Bad Guys” at the cinema. Originally a book series written by Aaron Blabey and made up of 16 books, The Bad Guys have been put onto the big screen! The film was released on April 22, 2022. The movie is now available on digital, Blu-ray and DVD.

Watching the movie will not spoil anything if you want to read the book after you watch the movie—or the other way around—as the movie does not follow many of the book’s plot points.

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 Imagine being able to connect to reliable, high speed hotspots all around Pima County; for free. Thanks to Pima County Public Library in partnership with Cox, there are now 70 available hotspots that are completely free. Fifty more will be released during mid- July 2022. These hotspots can be found all over Pima County in places such as libraries, Boys & Girls clubs, parks, and community centers.

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 Have you ever wanted to do crafts? If so, what would you make or what would you like to do?

Joni Hopp makes many art and crafts. “I’ve always been crafty,” explains Hopp. One of the favorite things Hopp has done is working in a dental office. “You never know where life is going to lead you,” she says.

Hopp began her crafty adventure by making dolls for her kids, similar to Cabbage Patch Kids dolls. She made the dolls realistic, even with a belly button.

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 This July is going to be plastic free. Plastic Free July started in 2011. It means that this July we should be using less plastic. This can help stop the amount of pollution. Anyone can do the challenge of Plastic Free July.

Nine percent of plastic has been recycled. The other 91% is in landfills and oceans. Plastic Free July was invented by Rebecca Prince-Ruiz. According to plasticfreejuly.org,  “Rebecca believes that as individuals, by changing our relationship with plastic and challenging our consumption, together we can work towards a world without plastic waste.”

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 “In the Desert Every Drop Counts” is the City of Phoenix phrase to invite us to be more careful in the ways we use water.

What things can you do to not waste water?

For example, each time you brush your teeth, you should turn off the faucet while brushing. This way, you don’t waste about 16 liters of water a minute. I just learned this from the City of Phoenix website.

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Top Image: The Santo Cristo de Burgos would have looked very similar to this galleon, which was built in the Philippines. Image: oregonencyclopedia.org

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How do you turn math into magic, plotting points in the air to paint a picture in the sky? By using drones, of course! Or, more accurately, hundreds or even thousands of synchronized drones programmed to perform a dazzling, stellar storyboard.

Like a marching band creating images on a field, drones can provide incredible moving pictures in the sky. Unlike fireworks, drones can also spell out words and messages. Using light, color and mathematical know-how, drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) put on a spectacular sky show that is hard to beat!

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Group shot of 12 teachers that were recognized as Teacher of the Month.
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Congratulations to the Valley teachers recognized during the 2021–22 school year. Thank you to all the students, parents and others who nominated an outstanding teacher. Your teacher could be recognized during the upcoming school year! Read more

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