Queen Creek High School begins program focused on spreading positivity

When she was 13, a Colorado teenager drew the outline of her hands on the back her dresser and wrote, “These hands belong to Rachel Joy Scott and will someday touch millions of people’s hearts.” A few years later, Rachel was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings in 1999, and now her hands […]

Queen Creek teacher McFarland featured artist Oct. 6 at museum

Queen Creek High School teacher Gail McFarland will be showing and selling her unique mixed-media paintings as the featured artist 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, on the patio at Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction. She has been painting since she was a child and has sold her paintings all […]

Sheriff Penzone sheds light on school resource officer impacts at QCHS

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone made an appearance at Queen Creek Town Council meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 1, to recognize and discuss his department’s efforts after completing one year of a school safety grant. Mayor Gail Barney, Vice Mayor Emilena Turley and council members Robin Benning, Jeff Brown, Jake Hoffman, Dawn Oliphant and Julia Wheatley […]

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 […]

Queen Creek High School program puts on “New York” fashion show

Queen Creek High School’s fashion design program will have its annual fashion show 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the school, 22149 E. Ocotillo Road, Queen Creek. The show, which costs $5 at the door to the cafeteria, is designed to showcase the work of first- and second-year students in the program. “Fashion design second-year […]

Operation Prom held at QCHS

In partnership with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the local fire department as well as Gilbert Fire, Queen Creek High School hosted Operation Prom Thursday, April 12. High school drama students simulate an alcohol-related vehicular incident while fellow students witness the consequences as they unfold. Hosted by the Queen Creek Unified School District, in […]

Musical ‘Legally Blonde’ April 19-21 in Queen Creek

Queen Creek High School Performing Arts and Misfit Productions present “Legally Blonde: The Musical” April 19-21 at the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, 22149 E. Ocotillo Road. Performances start at 7 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $15, according to a Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1654319571302762/. “Elle Woods’ boyfriend, Warner Huntington III, dumps […]

Queen Creek school district breaks ground for new high school

The Queen Creek Unified School District broke ground Thursday, March 29, for a new school being built on 60 acres in the southwest area of the Eastmark community, just north of Ray and east of Ellsworth roads. High School No. 2, which has not been named, will be a comprehensive high school featuring career path […]

Queen Creek district names principal for new high school

The principal of Queen Creek High School has been selected to lead the district’s new high school, which is set to open in July 2019. Dr. Perry Berry, superintendent of the Queen Creek Unified School District, has announced Paul Gagnon as the principal of the school that is yet to be named. Mr. Gagnon has […]

Parents, advocates rally after Queen Creek High loses five to suicide

A suicide prevention group rallied Friday in front of Queen Creek High School to show support for students, who have lost five classmates to suicide since May. The fifth death was reported just this week. The event was hosted by Project Connect Four, created by mothers in the Valley concerned about rising suicide rates at […]