Phi Theta Kappa to conduct blood drive at CAC Signal Peak campus

Central Arizona College will have a blood drive Thursday, Jan.31, at the Signal Peak campus, 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge. The event, sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. A bloodmobile will be located in the visitor lot. As a thank you for giving blood, a voucher […]

Inaugural Queen Creek Unified School District open house Jan. 23

The Queen Creek Unified School District invites residents to an open house for the 2019-20 school year on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 23. During the open house, students and parents will have the opportunity to learn about QCUSD schools, departments, and programs. The new district STEM trailer will also be on display. Additionally, registration packets will […]

Meet the Teacher: QCHS’s Gabriel Gahn follows father into teaching

Name: Gabriel Gahn School: Queen Creek High School Why you chose to work in the district: Queen Creek reminded me of my home town of Prescott AZ. Small Town feel, even though we have grown quite a bit lately. What I like most about what I do: Teaching is FUN. I would say most days […]

Combs schools recognizes January students of the month

The J.O. Combs Unified School District continues to partner with Banner Ironwood in a Student of the Month program, which recognizes one student every month from each of the district’s schools. This month’s honorees includes 11th-grader Alexia Arledge of Combs High School; eighth-grader Rachael Peterson of Combs Middle School; second-grader Max Curtis of Combs Traditional […]

Local high school band members to perform at Herberger Theater Center

Phoenix-area high school marching bands and musicians will bring select performances of Arizona Theatre Company’s production of “The Music Man” to a “climactic” ending when they march down the aisle to close the shows. Bands from Fountain Hills High School, North Canyon High School and American Leadership Academy in Gilbert will rehearse with the cast […]

Queen Creek Unified District participating in national school lunch program

Queen Creek Unified District will be participating in the national school lunch program and the school breakfast program. As part of this program, all QCUSD sites will offer healthy meals every school day, according to a release. Breakfast is free to all students who qualify for free/reduced meals; and $1.25 for paid students. Lunch is […]

Williams Field RoboHawks awarded top robotics honor

Williams Field High School’s FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) Robotics Club, the RoboHawks, won first place at the state qualifying tournament in Tucson in early December. The team was also awarded the Inspire Award, given to the team that embodies the challenge of the program, according to a release. In addition, the team received these honors: […]

Arizona Department of Education launches website detailing school performance

The Arizona Department of Education launched the state’s School Report Cards website, an education resource created to assist the public learn more about schools throughout the state. The website — launched Wednesday, Dec. 19 — serves as an accountability platform, lists the A-F letter grades for schools, provides all federal and state reports and catalogs […]

Williams Field senior receives Arizona School Boards Association scholarship

Williams Field senior Ashley Hostetler was awarded a Jack Peterson Scholarship this month by the Arizona School Boards Association. The award is given to a high school student who plans to study education, according to a release. Inspired by her own teachers, Ms. Hostetler plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. She was […]

College recognizes GED grads at San Tan Campus ceremony

Central Arizona College recognized 14 individuals for completing the GED or high school equivalency test during a commencement ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the CAC San Tan Campus. Three students, Brandi Laaksonen, Rachell Miles and Megan Zwetzig, shared their own stories that led them to the accomplishment. The following students received their GED during the […]