Underground utility easement approved for Gateway Polytechnic Academy

A power-distribution easement has been approved for Gateway Polytechnic Academy, 5149 S. Signal Butte Road in Mesa. The easement for the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District runs along Signal Butte Road west of Gateway Polytechnic Academy. It is north of Ray Road and is approximately 6 feet deep in the majority of […]

Meet the Teacher: Rauen loves aha moments when students realize they understand a concept

Name: Shelli Rauen, second grade teacher   School:  Gateway Polytechnic Academy What I like most about what I do:  Hands down, I love what I do for those aha moments the kids have when they realize they understand the concept.  The smiles that come with that moment are heartwarming.  Where did you come from:  I […]

Meet the principal: Allison Carmichael to make jump to Silver Valley Elementary

Name: Allison Carmichael School: Currently, Gateway Polytechnic Academy but in 2019-20 Silver Valley Elementary Town/Neighborhood: Mesa What I’m excited about and why: This neighborhood, in the northern area of the Queen Creek Unified School District, is just exploding with excitement as young families flock to the area. Due to the rapid growth of the area, […]

Meet the teacher: Kelli Gordon loves to see student growth

Name: Kelli Gordon Age (optional): One of my students recently started telling people that I am 24, and I think we should continue that rumor! School: Gateway Polytechnic Academy Why you chose to work in the district: I moved from New Mexico 4 years ago, and my husband and I fell in love with Queen […]

Swaninger new Gateway Polytechnic Academy principal

Thomas Swaninger is the new principal of Gateway Polytechnic Academy. Mr. Swaninger’s hiring was approved at the March 5 Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board meeting. He will take over for Allison Carmichael as she takes on her new role as principal of QCUSD’s newest school, Silver Valley Elementary, starting in the 2019-20 school […]

Meet the teacher: Megan Alvarado loves the uniqueness of teaching

Name: Megan Alvarado School: Gateway Polytechnic Academy Why you chose to work in the district: I came to Queen Creek for many reasons. One big reason, I saw a lot of potential opportunities for a district that is quickly growing. I love to learn from the ground up, so watching Queen Creek grow one family […]

Gateway Polytechnic fills school bus with donations for food bank

Gateway Polytechnic Academy in Queen Creek stuffed a school bus with non-perishable items for the United Food Bank as part of a food drive. One class in particular (first grade) donated the most items thanks to a big donation on their behalf from Salad and Go, according to a press release. First-grade along with their […]