QCUSD teacher Heather Hilland named Educator of the Year by QC Chamber

The Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce held its 10th Annual Business Awards Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 19, at Encanterra Country Club. Community members, businesses and a teacher were honored with awards. This year the chamber named Queen Creek Unified School District teacher Heather Hilland as Educator of the Year. Mrs. Hilland teaches kindergarten at Desert […]

Nov. 5 election: Queen Creek, Higley school districts seek budget overrides

Voters within the Queen Creek and Higley unified school district boundaries will decide Nov. 5 if they can continue maintenance and operations 15% budget overrides. HUSD is also asking to modify a list of previously approved capital projects. They will be mailed-ballot only elections. Monday, Oct. 7 is the last day to register to vote […]

Network QC luncheon features QCUSD curriculum director

Nancy Scott, director of career and technical education and curriculum for Queen Creek Unified School District, will speak on how to get a business involved in the classroom at the Aug. 13 QC Luncheon with the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce. It is 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday in the Queen Creek Library’s Zane Gray Room, […]

$13,000 in Chromebooks, iPads donated to Queen Creek Elementary School

A check for $13,000 for 32 Chromebooks, iPads and carts has been donated to Queen Creek Elementary School, 23636 S. 204th St., by the school’s Parent Teacher Organization. The donation was accepted in a vote of a consent agenda at the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board’s July 9 meeting. The entire school will […]

Summer camps offered at three Queen Creek schools

Discovery Kids Break Camps are offered at three locations in the Queen Creek Unified School District. The summer camps are held 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday through July 19 (not July 4) at: Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary, 22801 Via Del Jardin in Queen Creek; Frances Brandon Pickett Elementary, 22076 E. Village Loop Road South in Queen […]

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 […]

Queen Creek High School nursing students take top honors at state

Queen Creek High School nursing students are headed to a national nursing competition. The students are in the QCHS Medical Professions class and are also part of the Queen Creek HOSA club. HOSA, which used to be known as the Health Occupation Students of America, is a club for students interested in future health professions, […]

Queen Creek school district facility rental fees approved

Facilities at Queen Creek Unified School District can be rented for free by some organizations and also for a fee by others, from as low as $10 an hour for a classroom to $2,000 a day for the swimming pool. Fees to rent QCUSD facilities will remain the same for 2019-20 but will likely go […]

Incoming-athletes event slated for Eastmark High School

Eastmark High School’s incoming-athlete night is 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Gateway Polytechnic Academy, 5149 S. Signal Butte Road in Mesa. The meeting will provide future Firebirds the opportunity to learn about the athletic department at Eastmark High School, including its vision, the register-my-athlete clearance process, upcoming dates and what programs the school will […]

Your family recipe could be featured on QCUSD school menu

The Queen Creek Unified School District’s child nutrition department is seeking a family recipe to be featured on the school menu for the 2019-20 school year. The item is to have six ingredients or fewer, not including spices; be kid-friendly; low sodium; reduced fat; whole grain encouraged; ingredients grown or sourced domestically; can be a […]

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