Coffee Cart Club begins at Combs Middle School

Combs Middle School life skills class — which focuses on everyday skills, both academic and functional for students with special needs — started a Coffee Cart Club this year. The purpose of the club is to empower the students with meaningful experiences that they could carry on past their time in junior high school, according […]

Meet the Teacher: Stacey Fentress works to make learning easy

Name: Stacey Fentress School: Higley High School Why you chose to work in the district: I live in the community, My kids are in this community What I like most about what I do: Inspiring young minds that they can do great things Where did you come from: Phoenix If I had picked a different […]

Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek gives Webster’s dictionaries to third graders

Webster’s dictionaries were recently given to Ellsworth Elementary third graders in the J.O. Combs Unified School District in San Tan Valley. According to a press release, students received the free dictionaries from the Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek.

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 […]

2018-19 Queen Creek school district parent institute courses announced

The Queen Creek Unified School District is expanding its Parent Institute offerings for the 2018-19 school year, hosting free classes focused on issues affecting families at home and at school. The classes are intended for QCUSD parents and guardians, according to a press release. Below are the dates and times for upcoming classes, which will […]

Meet the Teacher: Hunsaker strives to be a positive influence at QCHS

Name: Joe Hunsaker Age (optional): 63 School: Queen Creek High School Why you chose to work in the district: This district has a positive reputation of teachers that support each other, and support students. That is the type of district I want to be a part of. What I like most about what I do: […]

Combs Traditional Academy students take hands-on approach to scientific method

Students at Combs Traditional Academy, 37327 N. Gantzel Road in San Tan Valley, are learning about the scientific method. They are using their observation and investigation skills to make some hypotheses about many different experiments, according to a press release. “What will happen to this gummy bear in water?” and “How many drops of water […]

Cambridge Academy in Queen Creek introduces new STEM curriculum

Recently, the students at Cambridge Academy in Queen Creek spent an entire school week focusing on and celebrating the charter school’s new STEM-based curriculum. STEM Week, which took place Aug. 13-17, was an ideal way for the teachers and staff at Cambridge Academy to introduce the curriculum from the ROZZY Learning Center, according to a […]

J.O. Combs school district students of the month for September

The J.O. Combs Unified School District recently recognized the students of the month for September. Students are recognized for the various pillars of the Character Counts Program, which include responsibility, trustworthiness, citizenship, caring, respect and fairness. The following students were recognized for demonstrating the character trait of responsibility: Miranda Garcia, Combs High School, 12th grade. […]

Higley Unified School District students remember 9/11

On Monday, Sept. 10, the bell rang at Williams Field High School, signaling the end of classes for the day. A group of students gathered in the school’s courtyard as the sun’s blaze echoed off the surrounding pavement. Packages were opened and small flags were distributed. Students tenderly placed American flags into the soil, one […]