Photos: Ellsworth Elementary School pays homage to local veterans

On Nov. 9, Ellsworth Elementary School honored and celebrated veterans at its annual Veterans Day assembly. Ellsworth Elementary, 38454 N. Carolina Ave. in San Tan Valley, invited all veterans to the event to honor their service. After the assembly, veterans were set to speak with students in classrooms for questions and answers. This holiday started […]

Queen Creek school district parent institute courses slated

The Queen Creek Unified School District has expanded 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 […]

San Tan Elementary students prepare care packages for military personal

This holiday season, a service member somewhere in the world will open a care package adorned with the colorful musings of an elementary-aged child. This service member might be in a remote, hostile area, or on a ship or under the ocean’s azure in a submarine. This service member might receive little to no support […]

ALA Queen Creek junior high girls cross-country wins state

For the sixth consecutive year, the American Leadership Academy Queen Creek’s junior high girls cross-country team has finished atop the state standings. In the 1.5 mile race, ALA Queen Creek had four of its runners finish within the top 10 with Evelynne Carr finishing first overall, beating her teammate Alona Haymore by about 21 seconds. […]

Strength test: Casteel wrestling team works out with QCFD to kick off season

Wearing firefighter gear — a jacket, helmet and oxygen tank — the Casteel High School wrestling team partnered with the Queen Creek Fire Department and East Valley Institute of Technology for their first preseason work out this fall. “We put our heads together as coaches, looking at what can we do to look at their […]

QCUSD defines boundaries for new high, elementary schools

Eastmark High School and a new elementary school have boundaries after the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board discussed and approved by a vote of 4-0 the perimeters for both schools at its Tuesday, Oct. 16 meeting. The school board discussed the boundaries in the study session where district staff presented several options. Later […]

College district, Loyola Marymount officials sign transfer admission agreement

The Maricopa County Community College District and Loyola Marymount University have signed a transfer admissions agreement that will enable students attending the 10 MCCCD colleges to receive guaranteed fall admission to LMU if they meet specific requirements. The agreement will allow students who maintain GPA and unit requirements to transfer into select programs at LMU. “We are […]

Queen Creek school district board updated on override, bonds

The Queen Creek Unified School District may go out for a maintenance and operations override in November 2019, according to a recent presentation made to the governing board. The M&O override and bond expenditures for fiscal year 2017-18 were the topic of the Oct. 16 study session presentation by Crystal Zachary, QCUSD chief financial officer. […]

Queen Creek Virtual Academy, E-Academy student handbooks approved

Handbooks outlining virtual learning guidelines for Queen Creek High School students was recently upgraded and approved. The Queen Creek Virtual Academy Student Handbook 2018-19 and Queen Creek E-Academy Student Handbook 2018-19 was approved on consent Oct. 16 during a Queen Creek School District Governing Board meeting at 20217 E. Chandler Heights Road. According to a […]

Arizona education department gives As and Bs grades for Queen Creek schools

The Arizona Department of Education has notified Queen Creek Unified School District that its schools received A and B grades for academic growth; proficiency on English language arts, math and science; and other measurements. Erika Copeland, executive director of K-12 educational services, and Robin Bayles, curriculum specialist, provided a PowerPoint presentation at the Oct. 16 […]