Before- and After-school Care on a Budget

Principal Paul Bummer, from LPA’s South campus, discusses the importance of the free before- and after-school programs which are available to La Paloma Academy students and are an excellent resource for families on a budget.

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Keep Back-to-School Anxiety at Bay

The first day of school is just around the corner. Tucson’s La Paloma Academy Lakeside Principal Sean Watins says parents should start easing kids back into school mode before the end of summer.

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La Paloma Academy Named a Reader Favorite by AZ Daily Star

On September 27, 2015 in a special section of their Sunday Edition, the Arizona Daily Star published the results of their 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards votes. La Paloma Academy performed admirably in the charter school category, finishing in the top three out of 34 schools on the ballot. As such, they were awarded “Favorites” status and appear in the special issue.

Principal Sean Watins Addresses Recent AzMerit Results

Principal Sean Watins spoke with Tucson News Now’s Monica Grimaldo about the recent AzMERIT results that were released. Principal Watins said that the test results are unofficial and that they are currently analyzing the data to find how they can improve. Test results were expected to be low because it was the first year and students would be unfamiliar with the format.

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April Rubasch Featured on KOLD

April Rubasch, Title I Coordinator, shared some summer educational ideas for parents with a small summer budget this morning on KOLD. She showed viewers how to make a lava lamp during an in-studio interview. KOLD also posted a link with other educational ideas that parents can do with their children.

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La Paloma Academy Staff, Students to Break Ground on Solar May 21

What: La Paloma Academy and Stelcor Energy solar project groundbreaking ceremony

Who: La Paloma students, staff and charter holder Raena Janes, and Stelcor Energy Director of Commercial Projects Robert Neifert

When: 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Where: La Paloma Academy Central Campus, 2050 N. Wilmot Road

Why: Launch of installation of solar panels at the Central and Lakeside campuses. The addition of solar power this summer will potentially save the charter school more than $1 million over the next 20 years. La Paloma students will use a golden shovel to dig the first hole for the installation, which will ultimately free resources that will benefit their academic environment.