2018-19 Queen Creek school district parent institute courses announced

The Queen Creek Unified School District is expanding its Parent Institute offerings for the 2018-19 school year, hosting free classes focused on issues affecting families at home and at school. The classes are intended for QCUSD parents and guardians, according to a press release. Below are the dates and times for upcoming classes, which will […]

Meet the Teacher: Hunsaker strives to be a positive influence at QCHS

Name: Joe Hunsaker Age (optional): 63 School: Queen Creek High School Why you chose to work in the district: This district has a positive reputation of teachers that support each other, and support students. That is the type of district I want to be a part of. What I like most about what I do: […]

Combs Traditional Academy students take hands-on approach to scientific method

Students at Combs Traditional Academy, 37327 N. Gantzel Road in San Tan Valley, are learning about the scientific method. They are using their observation and investigation skills to make some hypotheses about many different experiments, according to a press release. “What will happen to this gummy bear in water?” and “How many drops of water […]

Cambridge Academy in Queen Creek introduces new STEM curriculum

Recently, the students at Cambridge Academy in Queen Creek spent an entire school week focusing on and celebrating the charter school’s new STEM-based curriculum. STEM Week, which took place Aug. 13-17, was an ideal way for the teachers and staff at Cambridge Academy to introduce the curriculum from the ROZZY Learning Center, according to a […]

J.O. Combs school district students of the month for September

The J.O. Combs Unified School District recently recognized the students of the month for September. Students are recognized for the various pillars of the Character Counts Program, which include responsibility, trustworthiness, citizenship, caring, respect and fairness. The following students were recognized for demonstrating the character trait of responsibility: Miranda Garcia, Combs High School, 12th grade. […]

Higley Unified School District students remember 9/11

On Monday, Sept. 10, the bell rang at Williams Field High School, signaling the end of classes for the day. A group of students gathered in the school’s courtyard as the sun’s blaze echoed off the surrounding pavement. Packages were opened and small flags were distributed. Students tenderly placed American flags into the soil, one […]

QCUSD breaks ground on new elementary school in Mesa

Community members were invited to join Queen Creek Unified School District officials on Sept. 10 to celebrate the groundbreaking of QCUSD elementary school No. 7. The new school, which is not yet named, is in the Cadence at Gateway community located in the northern part of the district’s boundaries. QCUSD has hired DLR Group to […]

Meet the Teacher: Karri Wunderlich teaches for the ‘a-ha’ moment at Sossaman

Name: Karri Wunderlich School: Sossaman Middle School Why you chose to work in the district: Ten years ago, I followed my previous administrator to her new school. What I like most about what I do: I enjoy helping students and seeing the ‘a-ha moment’ when working through problems. I want the students to feel successful […]

Harmon Elementary celebrates grandparents with special lunch

Jack W. Harmon Elementary School students are welcoming their grandparents to Harmon’s annual Grandparents Day Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 12. This is a special day for both the Harmon students and the visiting grandparents, according to Principal Angie Beauchene. The total lunch time for Grandparents Day is from 10:20-12:05 p.m. Each grade level’s lunch time is: […]

Campus-wide program connects freshmen with upperclassmen in Higley Unified School District

The transition from middle school to high school can be daunting for students as they try to juggle new responsibilities and pressures, but the Higley Unified School District’s Link Crew program at Williams Field and Higley high schools in Gilbert helps alleviate the stress. Student leaders run the campus-wide initiative the Link Crew aiming to […]