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 […]

QCUSD breaks ground on new elementary school in Mesa

Community members were invited to join Queen Creek Unified School District officials on Sept. 10 to celebrate the groundbreaking of QCUSD elementary school No. 7. The new school, which is not yet named, is in the Cadence at Gateway community located in the northern part of the district’s boundaries. QCUSD has hired DLR Group to […]

Queen Creek teacher LaFawn Berry awarded $2,000 for her innovative program

LaFawn Berry, a teacher at Gateway Polytechnic Academy in Queen Creek, has received a $2,000 grant as part of Voya Financial Inc.’s unsung heroes awards competition. The school at 5149 S. Signal Butte Road in Mesa is in the Queen Creek Unified School District. Through the Voya Unsung Heroes program, Voya Financial awards grants to K-12 educators […]

New Queen Creek high school at Ellsworth and Ray to be named Eastmark

Queen Creek Unified School District now has a second high school, which is to be named Eastmark High School. Per QCUSD policy, a committee made up of district staff, students, parents and community members provided name options to the governing board. Board members approved the name during the Aug. 7 school board meeting, according to […]

Queen Creek district approves purchase of land for seventh elementary school

A 15-acre site in Cadence at Gateway phases 2-3 in Mesa is to be purchased for a new Queen Creek Unified School District elementary school, the governing board decided recently. The property for the district’s seventh elementary school is generally southeast of Ray and Ellsworth roads. “The district is paying nothing for the land for […]

Photos: Class of 2018 graduates from Queen Creek High School

Queen Creek High School’s class of 2018 graduated on Wednesday, May 23, at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe. This senior class has been offered more than $13 million in scholarship money and awards, according to Queen Creek Unified School District PR and Marketing Specialist, Stephanie Ingersoll, noting that many will attend university and colleges, trade […]

QCUSD honors longtime employees, retirees at May meeting

The Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board honored longtime district employees and retirees on Tuesday, May 8. Honored for 15 years of service are: Pilar Crewse Molly Jacobs Catherine Miller Beverly Nichols Marchand Passerby Maria Pinedo Rebecca Thuer Honored for 20 years of service are: Eileen Beverage Carrie Lalama Graciela Perez de Jacquez Christine […]

Teacher job fair hosted by Queen Creek school district Feb. 26

The Queen Creek Unified School District is looking for qualified educators to join its team. A teacher job fair will be hosted by the public school district 4-7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, at the district office, 20217 E. Chandler Heights Road in Queen Creek. QCUSD’s starting salary is $39,500, according to a flier sent […]

Resigning staff could pay higher fees to break contract with Queen Creek school district

Teachers seeking to break their contract with the Queen Creek Unified School District could pay up to $2,000 — double the existing penalty — in fees to the district, according to changes being proposed to the school district’s resignation policy. The fee increase is being proposed to help recoup the expenses associated with finding a […]

Towns named principal of new Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary School

Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary set to open July 2018 in Queen Creek Unified School District   Dr. Perry Berry, superintendent of Queen Creek Unified School District, has announced Sherry Towns as the principal of the new Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary, starting with the 2018-19 school year. Mrs. Towns is part of the QCUSD administration team. […]