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 […]

Mobile education unit plans stop in Queen Creek

A traveling, interactive mobile unit offering an up-close look at the personalized education options available to students nationwide will make a stop 9-11 a.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Queen Creek Blended Learning Center, 18477 E. 186th Way. K12 Inc., which is sponsoring the tour, provides an “award-winning curriculum with dedicated, Arizona-certified teachers, an active […]

Nonprofit needs families for student exchange program

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs, in cooperation with high schools, is looking for local families to play host to teens from a variety of countries. “ASSE students come with an enthusiasm to practice their English and experience American culture – food, sports, shopping and more,” according to a program release. “They also love to share their own […]

Phoenix Children’s Chorus auditions in Chandler, Phoenix

The Phoenix Children’s Chorus will conduct auditions this month for its 35th anniversary choir season. Auditions are open to boys and girls entering first-12th grades in the fall. In the East Valley, an audition will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Chandler Gilbert Community College, 2626 E. Pecos Road, Chandler. A audition is […]

Phoenix Children’s Chorus auditions set for East Valley, Phoenix

The Phoenix Children’s Chorus will conduct auditions this month for its 35th anniversary choir season. Auditions are open to boys and girls entering first-12th grades in the fall. In the East Valley, auditions will take place 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5, and 6 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Chandler Gilbert Community College, 2626 E. Pecos Road, […]

State Senate OKs tax extension for education

The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that continues an additional .06-cent tax beginning in 2021 that will be devoted to the state’s public education system. Money generated by the tax will provide $667 million each year for 20 years. In addition, the bill shifts $64 million from a debt service program to another fund […]

Queen Creek students roll on to national robotics championship

  Two Queen Creek elementary school students have won local robotic challenges and have qualified to attend the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Ky., April 29-May 1. Carson Kasper and Ethan Giovanetto, fourth-grade students at Sequoia Pathfinder Academy at Eastmark, competed locally with more than 400 competitors and were selected to attend the VEX […]

New governing board inducted for QCUSD board

Next board meeting will be Jan. 24 at district office   On Tuesday, Jan. 10, three newly elected members of the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board took the oath of office. Jennifer Revolt, Bill Schultz and Susan Leonard joined Ken Brague and Judah Nativio on the QCUSD school board. Mr. Brague was re-elected […]

Kiwanis donate dictionaries to local school kids

Christmas came early for students in the Queen Creek Unified School District. All third graders at QCUSD elementary schools received a free dictionary to keep at school or at home. The dictionaries were purchased and distributed by members of the Queen Creek Kiwanis Club. The Kiwanis Club is a nonprofit run by volunteers dedicated to […]

Queen Creek celebrates holidays with festival, parade

Queen Creek celebrated the upcoming holiday season with its 34th Annual Holiday Festival and Parade Dec. 3 in the Town Center. The daylong celebration was a joint partnership of Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek and Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce. About 250 volunteers manned the event and its many activities. More than 10,000 people visited […]