J.O. Combs Unified School District to host summer job fair

The J.O. Combs Unified School District will host its Second Annual Summer Job Fair 8 a.m.-noon Thursday, June 6. It will be at the Combs Traditional Academy Gymnasium, 37327 N. Gantzel Road in San Tan Valley. This free event is open to the public and will provide job seekers with the opportunity to interview on-site […]

Free breakfast, lunch for all under 18 offered by Queen Creek school district

The Queen Creek Unified School District’s child nutrition department is offering a summer feeding program starting May 28. All children 18 and under are welcome to eat breakfast and lunch at no charge. The meals will be offered at the Queen Creek Boys and Girls Club, 22557 S. Ellsworth Road. Breakfast will be 7:30-8:30 a.m. […]

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 […]

J.O. Combs Unified School District offers food programs this summer

Two summer food initiatives are being offered by J.O. Combs Unified School District. Funded through the USDA, the Combs summer food program will provide free meals to anyone 18 and under from June 3 through June 27 at Harmon Elementary School, 39315 N. Cortona Drive in San Tan Valley. The program is available Monday-Thursday with […]

Central Arizona College has live new-student orientation May 29 via Blackboard

Central Arizona College students have a new way to complete new-student orientation via a live session in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. The last planned online orientation — from the Aravaipa Campus, 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 — is designed for anyone with questions about navigating the college experience. An orientation team will answer student questions in […]

Host a scholarship student from Germany

ASSE Student Exchange Programs is seeking American families to host high school students from Germany. The students have received a scholarship through The Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange Program, a U.S. State Department sponsored program, according to a release. The scholarship provides an opportunity for 250 young Americans to spend a year in Germany, while at […]

Growing up Combs: 51 seniors receive unique distinction on graduation day

Among the 341 beaming seniors walking the stage at Combs High School’s graduation ceremony on May 21 were 51 students who also celebrated another unique accomplishment. These 51 high school seniors are the latest to join a special group of alumni who “Grew Up Combs,” meaning they attended J.O. Combs Unified School District institutions since […]

Dawn Kennaugh new principal at Jack Barnes Elementary

Dawn Kennaugh is the new principal of Jack Barnes Elementary School in the Queen Creek Unified School District. Mrs. Kennaugh’s hiring was approved at the May 14 QCUSD Governing Board meeting. She will take over for Laura Valenciano who is retiring after this school year, according to a release. “Dawn comes highly recommended and has […]

Queen Creek teacher wins Zero Gravity Corp.’s national science competition with help from her students

When Zero Gravity Corp. announced its nationwide “Mission: Microgravity” competition for educators, one Arizona teacher dared to go where few have gone before. With a little ingenuity and assistance from her eighth-grade students, Nancy Foote, Sossaman Middle School’s conceptual physics teacher, was awarded the winner’s title and will be testing a variety of experiments on […]

Star Students recognized by Queen Creek Town Council

Six local middle and high school students were recognized by the Queen Creek Town Council at the May 15 Star Students ceremony. The Star Students program recognizes students who are helpful and considerate of others while demonstrating good citizenship. Teachers at participating schools nominate students to be recognized during the ceremony, according to a release. […]