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A Central Arizona College alumna, Rep. Dr. Ponka-We Victors, is currently serving her fifth term in the Kansas House of Representatives at the Kansas State Capitol. Rep. Victors grew up in … more
Desert Mountain Elementary School in the Queen Creek Unified School District has received the Arizona Educational Foundation A+ School of Excellence Award. It was one of 44 Arizona schools to … more
Sara Polina, a sixth-grade teacher at Legacy Traditional School in Queen Creek, was recently named Educator of the Year by the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce. She was honored Oct. 8 at the … more
Central Arizona College in conjunction with the Arizona College Consortium will participate in a series of virtual college fairs throughout the 2020-21 school year. Students, families and high school … more
The October students of the month were recently announced for J.O. Combs Unified School District. “The J.O. Combs Unified School District is pleased to continue its partnership with Banner … more
Pinal County Public Health Department monitors COVID-19 cases at all schools in the county. During the past week, a cluster was identified at San Tan Foothills High School in San Tan Valley. With … more
Eastmark High School, which officially opened in August 2019 in Mesa, is expected to have a smooth transition into the AIA’s 3A Conference. Optimism surrounds the Queen Creek Unified School … more
A total of $1,020.69 in donations to schools were recently accepted by the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board. They included: $400.79 from Daniel Barrington of Mesa, from a … more
Students and teachers at Combs High School have mixed feelings about the reopening of the school amid COVID-19. From various protests of teachers participating in a “sick-out” to … more
A student-teaching agreement between Grand Canyon University and Queen Creek Unified School District includes a $500 stipend given to teachers. The agreement for September 2020-June 2023 … more
Sending students back to school for in-person instruction Sept. 8 at the Higley Unified School District was the right thing to do, three vying for Governing Board said. There are three four-year … more
The Arizona Department of Economic Security has given a $60,300 child care COVID-19 grant to Silver Valley Elementary School in the Queen Creek Unified School District. Nearly 2,000 child care … more
Opening Queen Creek Unified School District to in-person instruction Aug. 17 was the right idea, four out of the five candidates for Governing Board believe. That day was the earliest Arizona … more
In 2019, the Arizona state legislature created the Sandra Day O’Connor Civics Celebration Day. The law states that each public school must dedicate the majority of the school day on Sept. 25 to … more
Central Arizona College in conjunction with the Arizona College Consortium will participate in a series of virtual college fairs throughout the 2020-21 school year. Students, families and high school … more
American Leadership Academy has hired Ryan McCurdy as athletic director at the Ironwood 7-12 campus, 850 W. Combs Road in Queen Creek. He will assume his duties later in September. He comes to ALA … more
Queen Creek  resident Aimee Lopez and San Tan Valley residents Cristi Rivera and Taryn Williams are on the Dean's List at Upper Iowa University for the Summer 2020 session. To be honored, the … more
Even though most schools have transitioned to remote learning, Fulton Homes is continuing its annual School Salute program to encourage students to continue developing their love of music. Held in … more
Higley Unified School District students working remotely since July 27 headed back to class Sept. 8. The following are images from the school district at area schools: Higley Unified School … more
The Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology continues online classes and has postponed in-person learning until Oct. 13. The decision was made Sept. 2 by the CAVIT Governing Board, … more
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