Traffic-flow changes at Queen Creek High School; meeting July 16 to explain shifts

Starting with the 2019-20 school year, there will be a change to traffic flow at Queen Creek High School, 22149 E. Ocotillo Road. A video that explains the change is above; it can also be viewed at vimeo.com/347797432. The parents drop-off and pick-up entrance is changed to the first driveway if heading east on Ocotillo […]

Mindi Johnson new principal at Leading Edge Academy Gilbert Early College

Mindi Johnson is the new principal at Leading Edge Academy Gilbert Early College beginning with the 2019-20 school year. Parents can meet Mrs. Johnson at 6:30 p.m. July 31 at the Gilbert Early College back-to-school night. The school is at 717 W. Ray Road in Gilbert. Mrs. Johnson began working for Leading Edge Academy in […]

Kristin Boatright new principal at Leading Edge Academy Mountain View

Kristin Boatright is the new principal at Leading Edge Academy Mountain View beginning with the 2019-20 school year. She will move into the principal role after spending the last two school years as assistant principal alongside the recently retired Steve Butcher, according to a release. Parents can meet Mrs. Boatright at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1 […]

Central Arizona College District No. 2 school board applications due July 26

The Central Arizona College District No. 2 has a vacancy created due to the resignation of governing board member Debra Banks. The vacancy will be filled by appointment made by Pinal County School Superintendent Jill Broussard. The successful candidate will be seated until Dec. 31, 2020, according to a release. Any eligible resident within Central […]

Central Arizona College sets summer ‘student success’ online webinars

Central Arizona College will offer student success workshops in a live online webinar format during the months of July and August. These free informational sessions will focus on topics that are important to students and their families. They can be accessed from any computer or mobile device with Internet access, according to a release. The […]

Summer camps offered at 3 Queen Creek schools

Discovery Kids Break Camps are offered at three locations in the Queen Creek Unified School District. The summer camps are held 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday through July 19 at: Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary, 22801 Via Del Jardin in Queen Creek; Frances Brandon Pickett Elementary, 22076 E. Village Loop Road South in Queen Creek; and Gateway […]

Peggie Overton new QCUSD director of transportation

Peggie Overton has been hired as the new director of the Queen Creek Unified School District’s transportation department. The QCUSD Governing Board approved the hiring at the June 4 board meeting. Mrs. Overton takes over for Ed Hennerley who retired this year. Mr. Hennerley worked as the district’s transportation director for nearly 25 years, according […]

Meet the Teacher: Debra Welch says each day is a new one filled with learning

Name: Debra Welch School: Newell Barney Middle School Why you chose to work in the district: Moving from Illinois 10 years ago, I was looking for a school with outstanding leadership, and one that has high expectations for both its teachers and students. Newell Barney was and is a school that demonstrates both those qualities and I am […]

Cambridge Academy in Queen Creek announces new curriculum for 2019-20 school year

Cambridge Academy in Queen Creek is launching a new curriculum for the 2019-20 school year. It will be integrated in the kindergarten to fourth-grade primary school and fifth- to eighth-grade middle school, both at 20365 E. Ocotillo Road. “The primary school will utilize Pearson myView2020 and its expertly crafted and research-based literacy program,” Principal Michael […]

Summer camps offered at three Queen Creek schools

Discovery Kids Break Camps are offered at three locations in the Queen Creek Unified School District. The summer camps are held 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday through July 19 (not July 4) at: Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary, 22801 Via Del Jardin in Queen Creek; Frances Brandon Pickett Elementary, 22076 E. Village Loop Road South in Queen […]