2-night science camp field trips to Prescott OK’d for sixth-grade students

Sixth-grade students from Newell Barney and Queen Creek middle schools will be attending three-day, two-night science camps at Chapel Rock in Prescott. The trips were approved in a consent agenda at the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board’s July 9 meeting. The cost is $175 per participant for Newell Barney Middle School students, which […]

Meet the Teacher: Debra Welch says each day is a new one filled with learning

Name: Debra Welch School: Newell Barney Middle School Why you chose to work in the district: Moving from Illinois 10 years ago, I was looking for a school with outstanding leadership, and one that has high expectations for both its teachers and students. Newell Barney was and is a school that demonstrates both those qualities and I am […]

Disneyland field trip approved for Newell Barney students

Eighth-grade students at Newell Barney Middle School can go on a Jan. 24-25 field trip to Disneyland, the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board decided recently. The Governing Board approved the trip as part of a consent agenda at an April 2 meeting. The estimated cost is $250 per student, which includes transportation, seminars […]

Queen Creek team to attend U.S. Open Robotics Championship

Robotics students at a Queen Creek middle school are to travel out of state April 3-7 for a field trip. The trip for Newell Barney Middle School National Robotics students was approved as part of a consent agenda March 5 by the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board. The championship is to be held […]

Pugh new principal for Newell Barney Middle School

Luke Pugh is the new principal of Newell Barney Middle School, a National AVID Demonstration School. The hiring of Mr. Pugh was approved at the March 5 Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board meeting. He will take on the role of principal starting in the 2019-20 school year. He is taking over for Denise […]

Queen Creek Town Council recognizes ‘Star Students’

The Queen Creek Town Council recognized 10 local middle and high school students at the Wednesday, March 6 Star Students ceremony. The Star Students program recognizes students who are helpful and considerate of others while demonstrating leadership skills, according to a press release. Teachers at participating schools nominate students to be recognized during the ceremony. […]

Newell Barney Middle School named AVID national demonstration school

Newell Barney Middle School in the Queen Creek Unified School District on Jan. 22 was named an AVID national demonstration school. Advancement via Individual Determination is a college-readiness system that aims to incorporate best-practice teaching strategies for teachers and students. Of the 180 AVID sites in Arizona, Newell Barney is one of just three middle […]

Meet the Teacher: Newell Barney Middle School’s Kyle Olson

Name: Kyle Olson Age: 37 School: Newell Barney Middle School. Why you chose to work in the district: I love the Queen Creek area and the people I work with. Queen Creek is a great place to live and work as there are so many opportunities in a growing community. What I like most about […]

Newell Barney students to perform ‘Little Mermaid Jr.’ this Saturday

  Noon show added for April 15 About 30 students from Queen Creek’s Newell Barney Middle School will perform two shows of the hour-long musical production “The Little Mermaid Jr.” – one at noon and the other at 5 p.m. – Saturday, April 15, at the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, 22149 E. Ocotillo Road. Admission is […]