Meet the Teacher: Katelyn Turnbull (Bailes) likes ‘building confidence in kids’

Name: Katelyn Turnbull (Bailes) School: Queen Creek Middle School Why you chose to work in the district: I chose to work in this district because I wanted to be a part of a community that strives to see students succeed.  What I like most about what I do: What I like most about what I […]

Meet the Teacher: Cornelius looking forward to another year of awesome kids

Name: Brett Cornelius Age: 27 School: Queen Creek Middle School, seventh-grade ELA and AVID Why you chose to work in the district: I’d hear amazing things about the Queen Creek district from parents I’d serve in my restaurant (prior to teaching), and at some point I decided that I wanted a part of whatever greatness […]

Queen Creek Town Council recognizes ‘Star Students’

The Queen Creek Town Council recognized 10 local middle and high school students at the Wednesday, March 6 Star Students ceremony. The Star Students program recognizes students who are helpful and considerate of others while demonstrating leadership skills, according to a press release. Teachers at participating schools nominate students to be recognized during the ceremony. […]

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 […]

Meet the Teacher: Matty P assists education process as data specialist

Name: Matthew Patriquin but all my friends call me Matty P. So please, call me Matty P School: Queen Creek Middle School #wildcatpride Why you chose to work in the district: Long story short I met the love of my life. We both are in education, I was at a district in Phoenix and was […]

Meet the Teacher: Physical education instructor tells students to ‘be different, be you’

Name: Kimberly Cowell Age: 30 School: Queen Creek Middle School Why you chose to work in the district: Queen Creek Unified School District has always been one of the most respected districts in the state of Arizona. I knew that if I was able to work in such a highly respected district I would be […]

5K Spooktacular fun run, walk to take place Oct. 21

Registration is under way for the inaugural 5K Spooktacular Family Fun Run and Walk that will take place this weekend, Saturday, Oct. 21. It is scheduled for 8 a.m.-noon at Queen Creek Middle School, 20435 S. Old Ellsworth Road, just south of Queen Creek Road. The registration fee through Oct. 20 is $35 for students with […]

Encouraging kindness: QC school district developing anti-bullying campaign

A Queen Creek family’s struggle to deal with harsh comments and name-calling has prompted school officials to take a proactive approach to discourage bullying. The Queen Creek Unified School District is developing a new anti-bullying/be kind campaign after Mike and Meredith Griffith addressed the school district governing board Nov. 1. Pleading with the board members […]

QCMS Spirit Night at Chipotle to help new anti-bullying program

Hungry to help a program that teaches kids to be nice to each other? Tonight – Nov. 15 – Chipotle Mexican Grill in Queen Creek Marketplace, 21172 S. Ellsworth Loop, will donate 50 percent of its sales between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. for the new anti-bullying/kindness program being developed at Queen Creek Middle School, 20435 […]

Back to school in Queen Creek

All photos copyright Independent Newspapers Kids and their parents in the Queen Creek Unified School District picked up school schedules during the week of July 18. Students at Queen Creek Middle School, 20435 S. Old Ellsworth Road, pictured on this page, picked up their gym uniforms and any other supplies they might need for the […]