Queen Creek school district parent institute courses slated

The Queen Creek Unified School District has expanded 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 […]

Queen Creek school district board updated on override, bonds

The Queen Creek Unified School District may go out for a maintenance and operations override in November 2019, according to a recent presentation made to the governing board. The M&O override and bond expenditures for fiscal year 2017-18 were the topic of the Oct. 16 study session presentation by Crystal Zachary, QCUSD chief financial officer. […]

Arizona education department gives As and Bs grades for Queen Creek schools

The Arizona Department of Education has notified Queen Creek Unified School District that its schools received A and B grades for academic growth; proficiency on English language arts, math and science; and other measurements. Erika Copeland, executive director of K-12 educational services, and Robin Bayles, curriculum specialist, provided a PowerPoint presentation at the Oct. 16 […]

Queen Creek’s Dr. Berry receives superintendent of the year accolades

Queen Creek Unified School District Superintendent, Dr. Perry Berry has been named the 2018-19 All-Arizona Superintendent of the Year for large districts. The honor was granted by Arizona School Administrators, whose 1,400 educational leaders work with students, teachers, parents and communities to provide safe, welcoming, collaborative and effective learning environments for 1.1 million Arizona students, […]

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 […]