Queen Creek Unified School District hosts event for Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary

The Queen Creek Unified School District, in collaboration with McCarthy Construction and The ADM Group, hosted a ribbon-cutting event Tuesday, July 10 for Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary School; QCUSD’s newest STEAM-focused neighborhood school at 22801 E Via Del Jardin. In attendance were Faith Mather Sossaman’s son Jamie and his wife Sue and their adult children: […]

Queen Creek pension costs continue to increase as town grows

The Arizona state program that provides lifelong monthly retirement income to town and school district employees is requiring additional funding from both employers and employees. Beginning in July, town and school district budgets are increasing funding set aside for pensions. State retirement system The Arizona State Retirement Systems retirement pension provides a lifetime guaranteed benefit […]

Meet the Bus Driver: Riders on this bus learn rules about safety, respect ‘and no food’

Name: Nikki Metcalf Position: Queen Creek Unified School District bus driver Why I chose to work in the district: I chose to work in the district so that I would be on the same schedule as my kids. What I like most about what I do: What I enjoy the most about my job is […]

Queen Creek school resource officer agreements approved for 2 districts

Agreements with two school districts for school resource officers were approved June 20 by the Queen Creek Town Council. They are with the Queen Creek and Chandler unified school districts. School resource officer programs across the nation are founded as collaborative efforts by police agencies, law enforcement officers, educators, students, parents and communities, according to […]

Meet the Teacher: Callahan educates Pickett Elementary students

Name: Ashley Callahan Age (optional): 28 School: Pickett Elementary Why you chose to work in the district: QCUSD truly values students, families and staff What I like most about what I do: Being a special education teacher, I love helping children discover their potential Where did you come from: I grew up in Gilbert If […]

Queen Creek school district earns distinction for financial reporting

The Association of School Business Officials International has awarded the Queen Creek Unified School District with the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting. ASBO International’s COE recognizes districts that have met the program’s standards for financial reporting and accountability, according to a release. The award is for the district’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the […]

QCUSD honors longtime employees, retirees at May meeting

The Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board honored longtime district employees and retirees on Tuesday, May 8. Honored for 15 years of service are: Pilar Crewse Molly Jacobs Catherine Miller Beverly Nichols Marchand Passerby Maria Pinedo Rebecca Thuer Honored for 20 years of service are: Eileen Beverage Carrie Lalama Graciela Perez de Jacquez Christine […]

Meet the Teacher: Newell Barney Middle School’s Kyle Olson

Name: Kyle Olson Age: 37 School: Newell Barney Middle School. Why you chose to work in the district: I love the Queen Creek area and the people I work with. Queen Creek is a great place to live and work as there are so many opportunities in a growing community. What I like most about […]

Meet the Teacher: Queen Creek Elementary School’s Heather Raymond

Name: Heather Raymond Age: 46 School: Queen Creek Elementary School. Why you chose to work in the district: I had a great interview with Steven Ray (director of special education) and felt Queen Creek Unified School District was part of a welcoming community that supported and valued its teachers. What I like most about what […]

Queen Creek district camps provide summer options for students

The Queen Creek Unified School District offers summer camps that include activities from badminton to swimming. The Youth Athletic Program is a district initiative that provides year-round sports camps and clinics for students in grades K-12. All interested students are welcome and do not need to attend a Queen Creek district school to participate, officials stated in a release. Instruction […]