Narancic appointed to Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board

Courtney Narancic is the newest member of the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board. She joins fellow board members Ken Brague, Jennifer Revolt, Samantha Davis and Bill Schultz. Mrs. Narancic replaces Susan Leonard who stepped down in February. Mrs. Narancic’s first official governing board meeting will be May 14, according to a release. Mrs. […]

Queen Creek fifth grade field trip to California includes floating-lab tour, dissection lab

An overnight field trip to California for fifth-grade students was recently approved by the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board. The March 28-29 trip to San Diego is for Enhanced Learning Program students, according to the March 5 Governing Board agenda item from Desert Mountain Elementary School Principal Jim Richardson. The trip price is […]

Fashion Club students traveling to Los Angeles for field trip

Queen Creek High School Fashion Club students are traveling to Los Angeles April 5-6 for a field trip. The trip was approved as part of a consent agenda March 5 by the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board. The students are to travel by two vehicles to visit the Fashion Institute of Design and […]

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 Middle School student Dillon National Geographic Society state competition semifinalist

Queen Creek Middle School seventh-grader Matthew Dillon has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of 100 semifinalists eligible to compete in the Arizona State GeoBee. The contest will be held March 29 in Tucson. At the State GeoBee, he will have the opportunity to compete for a spot at the […]

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 […]

Queen Creek teacher job fair slated for Feb. 27

The Queen Creek Unified School District is looking for new team members to join its teaching team. QCUSD is hosting a teacher job fair 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the district office, 20217 Chandler Heights Road. According to a flyer for the fair, starting salary for teachers with a Bachelor’s degree is $44,000, and […]

Calling all kindergartners: QCUSD student round-up Feb. 12

The Queen Creek Unified School District is hosting a Kindergarten Round-Up at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at all elementary schools in the district. This event is an opportunity for families to learn about the high-achieving QCUSD kindergarten program and class expectations, as well as ask questions of teachers and staff, according to a […]

Full-day preschool OK’d for Queen Creek school district

A full-day preschool option has been approved for the 2019-20 school year in the Queen Creek Unified School District. The QCUSD Governing Board voted 4-0 Feb. 5 in a consent agenda to approve the change from part- to also flexible full-day. Results from a preschool parent survey showed the community is asking for a full-day […]

Silver Valley Elementary selected as name of Cadence at Gateway school

Silver Valley Elementary has been selected as the official name of Elementary School No. 7  in the Cadence at Gateway community near Ellsworth and Ray roads. The Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics-focused pre-Kindergarten through sixth-grade school in the Queen Creek Unified School District opens in July. Students for Silver Valley Elementary can be registered […]