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 […]

Girl admits to writing threatening letter found at QC Middle School

The writer of a threatening note that was found last month at Queen Creek Middle School has been identified. The girl, whose name was not released, is 12 years old and a student at the middle school, 20435 S. Old Ellsworth Road, Capt. Randy Bryce of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said during a phone […]