Peoria schools Tag

So you say you’re new to the Valley of the Sun, well join the millions of transplants that already live here. Chances are you came from somewhere in the country with seasons, well we don’t really have seasons here so that is your first adjustment, but here are some big no no’s when it comes to living here. 1.  Don’t think that just because it is a dry heat that it’s not hot or you don’t need to drink fluids.  You must hydrate yourself, regularly!  Take a bottle of water out with you, stop and grab a soda, iced tea anything.  Just drink! 2.  So you go to step in the shower and didn't really look before getting in, and oops stepped on a scorpion. OUCH!  Well lesson learned, you moved to their territory and they have been here millions of years before you.  They are not going anywhere so, look before stepping!

Have you ever thought about going back to school or getting that degree that you started a long time ago?  Well if you live in the Glendale Homes for Sale area you probably have driven by Glendale Community College’s North Campus many times. The GCC North Campus, located on Happy Valley Road just east of 67th Avenue is a perfect location for those living in the Northwest valley and thinking about going back to school or finishing up a program.  This beautiful campus offers complete degree programs, a fitness center, library, cafeteria, student study space, and on site bookstore.

There are so many fabulous reasons to live in the Glendale Homes for Sale area.  To try to narrow it down to just 10 may be a challenge but I will do my best. 1. Every year Glendale holds the annual Chocolate Affaire in downtown Glendale.  This chocolate lovers dream takes place in February and you can delight from various food booths that boast everything chocolate.  From cheesecake to chocolate pizza and everything in between.  Who wouldn’t love this! 2.  We are home for the Arizona Cardinals and the University of Phoenix Stadium.  Not to mention we are the host city for the 2015 Superbowl.....enough said!

The kiddos have gone back to school! Let’s try to hold in your excitement parents! With heading back to class in the Glendale Homes for Sale area, kids may feel a little overwhelmed and getting organized may help with the stress of school.  Here are some tips that can make the transition a bit easier on everyone. Allow for plenty of time in the morning.  Feeling rushed puts stress on everyone, even kids.  If you plan to give yourself enough time to do all of your morning routines you will have a much more pleasant experience.  Making lunch the night before, laying out clothes, packing your school bag, and putting everything you’ll need to take with you by the door will ensure that you aren’t scrambling around for things at the last minute.

I would say one of the hardest decisions a parent has to make is who you are going to entrust your child with all day.  There are so many options and types of day care out there and you really need to do your homework and find the right fit for you and your child.  Living in the Glendale Homes for Sale area we are fortunate that we have many options so close to us. Located in the heart of the Glendale Homes for Sale area is the Phoenix Children’s Academy, at the corner of 39th Avenue and Happy Valley Road.  This is not only a day care facility but a pre-school too.  Phoenix Children’s Academy takes kids from 6 weeks of age to 12 years (before/after school program) but the majority of the care is for the 2-5 year olds.  With the capacity for 193 children and hours from 6:00am-6:30pm kids are put in more classroom settings rather than a day care environment.  Each age group has a structured day of learning with time for rest, outdoor play and meals too!  You have the flexibility here to have your child attend for 1/2 days or full days and the cost depends on the age and time frame you need.

If you live in Arizona and are sending your child to school for the first time you may realize that you have choices, lots of choices.  It can be overwhelming; I myself being from back east am amazed that you have a choice other than the school located within the boundaries of your home.  Living in the Glendale Homes for Sale area there are so many choices of public, charter, and private schools. One of the charter schools in the area is called Candeo.  Located in the northwest part of town at Lake Pleasant Pkwy and W. Calle Lejos, this K-6 school started in 2008 and has been a success ever since.  With an excelling ranking and about 432 students in attendance Candeo centers its teaching principles on ten Core Knowledge approach to learning. 

Sandra Day O’Connor High School is the newest addition to the Deer Valley Unified School District. This $44.5 million dollar school, located in the Glendale Homes for Sale neighborhood is located off of Happy Valley Road and 35th Avenue.  It consists of grades 9-12. Built in 2002 and home of the Eagles, SDOHS was named for Sandra Day O’Connor who is a native Arizonan and was the first woman appointed as a Supreme Court Justice.  Headed by Principal Dr. Bryce Anderson, SDOHS strives “to foster and teach the attributes of integrity, self-discipline, perseverance, honesty, and respect for other people and the environment”. SDOHS is a school of the Academy of American Studies, which means in part that the program teaches student’s using in depth lessons of U.S. History by incorporating lectures, visits to historical locales and national sites.  It is a program designed to engage the students throughout their four year high school experience.

  Have you ever heard the saying “you only get one chance to make a first impression”?  Well the same holds true for homes.  Living in the beautiful communities of Glendale Homes for Sale, we come to expect the homes here to have fantastic “curb appeal”.  But what is that exactly? When a prospective buyer drives up for the first time to see a home, the first thing they will see is the front yard, and front of the home.  If there are weeds growing or paint chipping the impression is this home was not taken care of on the outside, what am I going to see on the inside?  Even if the interior was maintained or even recently upgraded with the most current design trends, the first impression did not “impress”.