Combs Middle School students do ‘Everything is Possible’ learning

Students at Combs Middle School in San Tan Valley participated in “Everything is Possible” mindset lessons. Students explored their personal dreams and were taught the concepts of dreaming bigger than they think is possible, increasing expectations for themselves and always pushing for more, according to a press release. Students considered the benefits of demonstrating a […]

Diab Scott new director of CTE and curriculum at Queen Creek Unified School District

Nancy Diab Scott has been hired as the new director of career and technical education and curriculum for Queen Creek Unified School District. The QCUSD Governing Board approved Ms. Diab Scott’s position at the April 2 board meeting. She will officially join the district at the start of the 2019-20 school year. Ms. Diab Scott […]

Leuschner named athletic director for Eastmark High School

Kraig Leuschner has been hired as the athletic director of Eastmark High School, the newest school in the Queen Creek Unified School District. Eastmark HS is to open in July in the Eastmark community near Ellsworth and Ray. The QCUSD Governing Board approved the hiring of Mr. Leuschner at the April 2 board meeting, according […]

Narancic appointed to Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board

Courtney Narancic is the newest member of the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board. She joins fellow board members Ken Brague, Jennifer Revolt, Samantha Davis and Bill Schultz. Mrs. Narancic replaces Susan Leonard who stepped down in February. Mrs. Narancic’s first official governing board meeting will be May 14, according to a release. Mrs. […]

Epperson new varsity football coach at American Leadership Academy Ironwood

American Leadership Academy Ironwood hired Travis Epperson as its varsity football coach for the 2019 season. Mr. Epperson will be taking the reins in the Warriors’ second year in the 3A Division of the Arizona Interscholastic Association. “Being the head football coach at ALA Ironwood was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up,” Mr. Epperson […]

Combs Traditional Academy students learning about life cycle of a butterfly

What memories do you have of your first few years in school? Perhaps there was a caring adult, a special book, or an activity you connected with as a child. The kindergarten students at Combs Traditional Academy in San Tan Valley have had the chance to learn through observation, and have hopefully been given a […]

Meet the principal: Brian Butson of Frances Brandon-Pickett Elementary

Name: Brian Butson School: Frances Brandon-Pickett Elementary What I’m excited about and why: I am excited about going into my second year with QCUSD having a stronger knowledge base of how to grow our school and community. What I like most about being an educator here: Great people and amazing kids. When and why I […]

Higley High School students find success in various fields

Several Higley High School students performed at the Winter Guard Arizona Championships recently and several other students earned recognition in a national language competition. Higley High School is one of two high schools in the Higley Unified School District. Part of its school boundaries dip into the Town of Queen Creek. Higley color guard wins […]

Meet the principal: Allison Carmichael to make jump to Silver Valley Elementary

Name: Allison Carmichael School: Currently, Gateway Polytechnic Academy but in 2019-20 Silver Valley Elementary Town/Neighborhood: Mesa What I’m excited about and why: This neighborhood, in the northern area of the Queen Creek Unified School District, is just exploding with excitement as young families flock to the area. Due to the rapid growth of the area, […]

Combs senior becomes first chair oboe in state band

Caroline Wu, a junior at Combs High School, has become the first chair oboe in the all state band. Over spring break, she went to Indianapolis to participate in the Honor Orchestra of America as their first chair oboe, according to a press release. Combs High School is part of the J.O. Combs Unified School […]