ASSE seeks local families for international student exchange programs

American Scandinavian Student Exchange International Student Exchange Programs, in cooperation with community high school, is looking for Queen Creek families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15-18 from a variety of countries. ASSE students come with an enthusiasm to practice their English and experience American culture such as food, sports, shopping and […]

High school students volunteer summer hours to learn medical field

Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center launched their 12th summer teen volunteer program in June. Since it began in 2006, the volunteer services program has included more than 1,360 high school students wanting to learn about hospitals and health care. Each year, Dignity Health’s East Valley hospitals – Chandler Regional […]

Queen Creek Unified School District hosts event for Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary

The Queen Creek Unified School District, in collaboration with McCarthy Construction and The ADM Group, hosted a ribbon-cutting event Tuesday, July 10 for Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary School; QCUSD’s newest STEAM-focused neighborhood school at 22801 E Via Del Jardin. In attendance were Faith Mather Sossaman’s son Jamie and his wife Sue and their adult children: […]

JO Combs district participating in school lunch, breakfast programs

J.O. Combs Unified School District is participating in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. As part of the programs, all of district schools will offer healthy meals every school day. Breakfast will cost $1.25; lunch will cost $2.65, $2.90 or $3.40. Children may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Reduced-price meals […]

Meet the Bus Driver: Riders on this bus learn rules about safety, respect ‘and no food’

Name: Nikki Metcalf Position: Queen Creek Unified School District bus driver Why I chose to work in the district: I chose to work in the district so that I would be on the same schedule as my kids. What I like most about what I do: What I enjoy the most about my job is […]

Free online program provides practice for college admissions tests

March2Success, a free online academic readiness program, has added features to help students prepare for standardized admissions tests for college and beyond. The U.S. Army-sponsored program now has free full-length practice tests for the Medical College Admissions Test, the Dental Admissions Test, several different nursing tests and a full prep course for the ACT and […]

Queen Creek school resource officer agreements approved for 2 districts

Agreements with two school districts for school resource officers were approved June 20 by the Queen Creek Town Council. They are with the Queen Creek and Chandler unified school districts. School resource officer programs across the nation are founded as collaborative efforts by police agencies, law enforcement officers, educators, students, parents and communities, according to […]

Meet the Teacher: Callahan educates Pickett Elementary students

Name: Ashley Callahan Age (optional): 28 School: Pickett Elementary Why you chose to work in the district: QCUSD truly values students, families and staff What I like most about what I do: Being a special education teacher, I love helping children discover their potential Where did you come from: I grew up in Gilbert If […]

Queen Creek school district earns distinction for financial reporting

The Association of School Business Officials International has awarded the Queen Creek Unified School District with the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting. ASBO International’s COE recognizes districts that have met the program’s standards for financial reporting and accountability, according to a release. The award is for the district’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the […]

Queen Creek residents graduate from ASU

Arizona State University’s May 7 graduation included nine students from the town of Queen Creek. The following students graduated from ASU: Kyle Brague: Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Andrew Goldberg: Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Jordan Lopez: College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Alayna Mallory: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Jillian Roust: […]