Have you ever wanted to be an author and wondered what it takes to write a best seller? Lisa McMann was able to share some thoughts about her life as an author, her work ethic, and what influenced her to become a writer in a recent phone interview. Then in March, she was in town for the Tucson Festival of Books. She came to meet with fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade classes at my school.

Located in Tres Rios Wetlands, next to the ISM Raceway, March 2–3, theTres Rios Nature Festival was a place to destroy boredom. A nice sunny day with a cool breeze and lots of fun made it a perfect weekend. The festival had many activities for all ages—archery, fishing, paddle boarding, canoeing, zip lining, hands-on and hands-off exhibits, food, drinks, live music andmore!

National Youth Month Challenge™!

Make a deposit into your Hughes savings account in April to participate in the National Youth Month Challenge™!

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Stacy Marr, Tanque Verde Elementary

Stacy Marr teaches third grade at Tanque Verde Elementary. She has been teaching there for ten years, and she also did her student teaching at TVES. 

Marr is a Tucson native who recalls loving the classroom when she was a third-grader. She says she was good in school and loved working... Read more

Tucson Earth Day Festival at Children's Museum

Happy Earth Day—a special day when all of us should focus on the importance of our planet and what we can do to improve its health. 

Earth Day was created in 1970 in hopes of bringing about environmental reform in America. It began in the United States with schools celebrating—20 million... Read more