Central Arizona College Radiologic Technology students participate in Volunteer Day

Each year in November, the Central Arizona College Radiologic Technology program conducts its annual Volunteer Day. More than 40 radiologic technology students and their instructors gathered to work on the Gold Mine and Petroglyph trails in the Superstition Mountains. The group met at the trailhead in Gold Canyon at dawn and put in 160 man-hours […]

Southeast Valley’s Parents as Teachers Program named a Blue Ribbon Affiliate

The Arizona Partnership for Children’s Parents as Teachers Program in the southeast Valley has been named a Blue Ribbon Affiliate by the Parents as Teachers National Center as a top performer in the international network. The Parents as Teachers Network serves families in Queen Creek, Mesa and Gilbert through home visits that equip parents with […]

Combs district superintendent finalists meet community Dec. 6

The J.O. Combs Unified School District’s Governing Board invites the community to a forum 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, to meet the finalists for the superintendent position. The forum, which will be in the library of Combs High School, 2505 E. Germann Road, will be moderated by Steve Highlen, Arizona School Board Association consultant. Parents, […]

CAC graphic design student’s work selected by Amazon Prime

Jaren Hemphill, a Central Arizona College graphic design student, was recently notified the poster he designed and submitted for the Amazon Prime original series “Jack Ryan” was selected as the winning entry. Through the art-networking site Talenthouse, Mr. Hemphill reviews creative invites and briefs from major US companies for various graphic design contests. The main […]

JO Combs seeks to fill school board vacancy

The J. O. Combs Unified School District Governing Board has a vacancy, which will be filled by Pinal County Superintendent of Schools Jill Broussard. The successful candidate will be seated until Dec. 31, 2020, according to a press release. Any eligible resident within the J.O. Combs Unified School District who is interested in being appointed […]

Fifth, sixth grade students volunteer with preschoolers at Ranch Elementary

The new Preschool Pathfinders club is making a difference in the lives of the preschool students at Ranch Elementary School in San Tan Valley. Preschool Pathfinders is a leadership club opportunity for 5th and 6th grade students. Students create and conduct preschool activities to promote leadership skills and benefit preschool students’ social and language skills. […]

Queen Creek High School students receive Hands-only CPR training

More than 2,000 Queen Creek High School students received Hands-only CPR training from Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department firefighters. According to a press release, students practiced and watched a quick video before administering CPR to mannequins donated by the American Heart Association during the training on Nov. 21. Two of the firefighters, who assisted […]

Williams Field students raises 12,000 pounds of food donations

Williams Field High School students unpacked more than 12,000 pounds of food Monday, Nov. 19 at United Food Bank that will soon become meals for families in need. The effort was the culmination of the eighth annual Stuff the Bus Food Drive. Students from the Gilbert school spent more than four weeks gathering the food […]

Pinal County middle schools compete in Central Arizona College math contest

Central Arizona College’s math department recently hosted the 2018 Middle School Math Contest at the CAC Corporate Center in Casa Grande. More than 130 students from 12 schools throughout Pinal County participated. In the overall school rankings, Combs Middle School finished first, Circle Cross Ranch Middle School took second and Casa Grande Villago Middle School […]

Gateway Polytechnic fills school bus with donations for food bank

Gateway Polytechnic Academy in Queen Creek stuffed a school bus with non-perishable items for the United Food Bank as part of a food drive. One class in particular (first grade) donated the most items thanks to a big donation on their behalf from Salad and Go, according to a press release. First-grade along with their […]