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Queen Creek Unified year in review

Posted 5/25/24

Queen Creek Unified School District has closed out the 2023-24 school year and the it is taking the opportunity to look back the accomplishments of its students, staff, parents and community.

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Queen Creek Unified year in review


Queen Creek Unified School District has closed out the 2023-24 school year and the it is taking the opportunity to look back the accomplishments of its students, staff, parents and community.

First Quarter

  • Three QCUSD teachers were selected for the Arizona STEM Acceleration Project.
  • Lead out Loud students attended a conference where they heard from inspiring speakers and worked on service projects together.
  • QCUSD hosted Community and Family Engagement, or C.A.F.E., events, which brought together nonprofit organizations to meet and discuss how to make the district a better place for students, staff and the community.
  • Crismon High School’s wrestling team won the Arizona College Prep Midseason Tournament.

Second quarter

  • QCUSD is named an “A” Rated School District.
  • Queen Creek High School teacher Christopher Hepworth won the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year award.
  • OCHS track and field coach Shaun Hardt won coach of the year from the National Federation of State High School Associations.
  • Queen Creek Junior High School’s girls eighth-grade basketball team won the East Valley Conference championship.
  • CHS students Ally and Lizzy Small won a Congressional Award and a Presidential Service Award.

Third quarter

  • Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary was awarded an A+ School of Excellence.
  • CHS Future Business Leaders of America students won 12 medals at the Region 2 competition hosted at ASU, and QCHS DECA students brought back 15 state medals from their state conference along with numerous other recognitions.
  • QCHS bands earned several “Superior with Distinction” and “Excellent” ratings at the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association-area Jazz and Concert Band Festivals.
  • QCHS’s Athletic Director Chris Driving Hawk was named 6A Central Regional Athletic Director of the Year.
  • The Eastmark High School cheer team became national champions.

Fourth quarter

  • QCUSD celebrated more than 900 graduating students for the 2023-2024 school year.
  • Graduating students were awarded $45.38 million in scholarships.
  • Newell Barney College Prep’s ROBO Bucs earned a spot in the top 2% of global teams for robotics.
  • Four gold medals and multiple awards were won by QCHS’s Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America club at its
  • Ten students were recognized as star students by the town of Queen Creek.
  • Students from QCHS and EHS received grants from the Queen Creek Schools Education Foundation.
  • Desert Financial donated $10,000 to QCSEF for teacher grants and student scholarships.
  • Sixteen students earned the Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency on their diplomas.
  • QCHS marching band marched in a Disneyland parade.
  • EHS Winterguard won first place at the state championship.
  • QCHS Choral received a superior rating at the AzACDA State Choral Festival.
  • QCHS thespians performed at ASU Gammage, with several nominations for awards.
  • Forty-four student-athletes signed up for colleges and universities.
  • QCHS baseball team brought home the 6A state championship.
  • CHS junior high girls track team were EVC championship.

The 2024-25 school year begins Monday, July 22.