App Keeps Parents Involved

A report on KGUN 9 features La Paloma South teacher Andrea Lithgow explaining the benefits of ClassDojo, a popular app used at all La Paloma Academy campuses. ClassDojo allows parents to keep up with their student’s academic progress in real time and provides instant communication between parents and teachers.

Read More

Helping Kids Adjust to a New School Year

Getting back into the routine of school can be difficult. KGUN 9 spoke with La Paloma South teacher Shuanna Fuentes, who describes the procedures she follows to help kids adjust to the new academic year while at school and home.

Read More

How Much Homework is Too Much?

Teachers and parents often disagree about how much homework is too much. KGUN 9 talks to La Paloma South Principal Paul Bummer, who says the school’s teachers use common sense in assigning an age-appropriate amount of homework. Principal Bummer also stresses parental involvement and the use of school resources to lessen the strain of homework.

Read More

Tucson Police Teach Safety at La Paloma South

KGUN 9 features members of the Tucson Police Department at La Paloma South, where they held assemblies teaching gun safety, school safety, and, according to Principal Paul Bummer, emphasizing the message to students, “If you see something, say something.”

Read More

La Paloma’s Spirit of Giving Featured on Tucson News Now

Tucson News Now spotlights all three La Paloma campuses, as students and teachers strive to bring holiday cheer to the less fortunate. At Central, an 8th grade bake sale raised $400 for Toys for Tots; at Lakeside, 2nd graders are collecting toys for Diamond Children’s Medical Center; and students at South participated in the Red Sleigh Toy Drive.

Read More