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 […]

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 […]

Meet the teacher: Corey Rislund finds QCUSD through job fair

Name: Corey Rislund School: Francis Brandon Pickett Elementary Why you chose to work in the district: Funny story, I never thought of working in Queen Creek until I randomly saw something about the job fair during my last semester of student teaching. I decided to go and as soon as I walked in to the […]

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 […]

Nelson, Glonek, Aguirre top Queen Creek school district spellers

More than 20 Queen Creek Unified School District students competed Jan. 17 in the district spelling bee at the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center. The winners are: Claire Nelson, fifth grade (Gateway Polytechnic Academy). Sage Glonek, seventh grade (Queen Creek Middle School). Elijah Aguirre, eighth grade (Newell Barney Middle School). Each school held individual spelling […]

Newell Barney Middle School named AVID national demonstration school

Newell Barney Middle School in the Queen Creek Unified School District on Jan. 22 was named an AVID national demonstration school. Advancement via Individual Determination is a college-readiness system that aims to incorporate best-practice teaching strategies for teachers and students. Of the 180 AVID sites in Arizona, Newell Barney is one of just three middle […]