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 […]

Assaults in Pinal County near Queen Creek reported April 6-10 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of assaults near Queen Creek reported April 6-10 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. Incidents investigated by PCSO included: Aggravated assault, reported at 3:13 p.m. April 6 in the 900 block of East Canyon Rock Road. Aggravated assault, resisting/interfering with police, reported at 12:29 p.m. April 6 at West Combs […]

Burglaries reported in Queen Creek April 6-10 to Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Above are the general locations of burglaries reported April 6-10 to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Queen Creek. Those investigated by MCSO included: Burglary at a residence, reported at 10:07 a.m. April 6 in the 24900 block of South Power Road. Burglary at a residence, reported at 11:56 p.m. April 7 […]

Enrollment, incoming-athletes events planned at Eastmark High School

Two events are planned in April for Eastmark High School in the Queen Creek Unified School District. They are: Eastmark High School enrollment night and a community meet-and-greet event will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Eastmark Great Park, 5100 S. Eastmark Parkway in Mesa. Come out to enroll your child and […]

Pan de Vida Foundation changes logo, mission statement

After 16 years of service in the communities of Queen Creek and San Tan Valley, the Pan de Vida Foundation is getting a facelift — a new logo and rewording of its mission — to better communicate its goals. The mission is now “to meet children’s, senior citizens’ and families’ basic needs while promoting self-sufficiency,” […]

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport announces best month ever, 24% increase in first-quarter traffic

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport continued its streak of record-setting passenger activity by welcoming 224,864 total passengers during March; the highest monthly passenger total in the history of Gateway Airport. March represented the 18th consecutive month of year-over-year passenger growth for the airport. For the first quarter of 2019, activity is up 24% over the same time […]

Meet Your Teacher: Theresa Sanford strives to make learning fun at Jack Barnes Elementary

Name: Theresa Sanford Age: 46 School: Jack Barnes Elementary Why you chose to work in the district: My own children went to Queen Creek schools and I love this district. I live and work in Queen Creek and I feel a close connection to this community. What I like most about what I do: I […]

Students of the month at J.O. Combs Unified School District

The J.O. Combs Unified School District continues to partner with Banner Ironwood in a Student of the Month program, which recognizes one student every month from each of its schools. There is a selection process in place where students are recognized for the various pillars of the Character Counts Program, which include responsibility, trustworthiness, citizenship, […]

Combs Middle School students do ‘Everything is Possible’ learning

Students at Combs Middle School in San Tan Valley participated in “Everything is Possible” mindset lessons. Students explored their personal dreams and were taught the concepts of dreaming bigger than they think is possible, increasing expectations for themselves and always pushing for more, according to a press release. Students considered the benefits of demonstrating a […]

Queen Creek to start pilot recycling project at Founders’ Park

The Town of Queen Creek’s Environmental Services Division has been working on a pilot project to make recycling available in public spaces, starting with Founders’ Park, 22407 N. Ellsworth Road. The Town of Queen Creek’s Environmental Services Division has been working on a pilot project to make recycling available in public spaces, starting with Founders’ […]