Funding approved for Queen Creek High School resource officer

The Town of Queen Creek and Queen Creek Unified School District are paying for a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputy to work as a school resource officer. The Queen Creek Town Council approved 5-2 on a consent agenda June 5 with other items the third and final year of an intergovernmental agreement for an SRO […]

John Scrogham AZ Family and Consumer Sciences Education Administrator of the Year

John Scrogham, career and technical education coordinator at the J.O. Combs Unified School District, has been selected as the Arizona Family and Consumer Sciences Education Administrator of the Year. Arizona FACS Ed supports the Association for Career and Technical Education by providing a professional organization for FACS educators, opportunities for professional development and promotion of […]

Central Arizona College to host advanced technology academy

Central Arizona College will host the Third Annual Young Advanced Technology Academy for students entering seventh through 10th grades at the Signal Peak Campus, 8470 N. Overfield Road in Coolidge, in June. The academy will engage students in advanced technology such as robotics, manufacturing, welding, hydraulics and construction. Hands on, project-based learning in these areas […]

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. […]

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 […]