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J.O. Combs Unified welcomes 2 new administrators to leadership team

J.O. Combs Unified welcomes 2 new administrators to leadership team

"We are thrilled to welcome Peter and Carly to our leadership team for the upcoming school year," said Dr. Gregory Wyman, superintendent of the J.O. Combs Unified School District. "I know that their passion, knowledge and experience will offer invaluable contributions to our schools, students and families, and we look forward to working alongside these talented professionals as we continue to serve the Combs community."
HUSD Governing Board calls on voters to decide budget continuation, bond

HUSD Governing Board calls on voters to decide budget continuation, bond

The two issues on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot are a continuation of the existing 15% Maintenance and Override funding as well as a bond proposal for school safety projects, essential maintenance, school improvements and transportation investments.
J.O. Combs Unified School District celebrates May Students of the Month

J.O. Combs Unified School District celebrates May Students of the Month

The program provides an opportunity each month for one student from each of the San Tan Valley school district's eight schools to be recognized for demonstrating one of the various pillars of the Character Counts program.
Pac-12 Baseball Tournament swings back into Scottsdale Stadium May 21-25

Pac-12 Baseball Tournament swings back into Scottsdale Stadium May 21-25

Nine teams, including the Arizona State University Sun Devils, will compete this week. The championship game will take place Saturday evening. Each of the nine schools are guaranteed two games.
QCUSD announces name for new elementary school

QCUSD announces name for new elementary school

Construction of Mountain Trail Academy is set to begin this month. Located near the intersection of East Galveston Street and South Mountain Road in Mesa, this 90,000-square-foot facility will serve as the learning space for the district's second STEAM- (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) focused school.
HUSD: Chaparral Elementary named Leader in Me Lighthouse School by FranklinCovey Education

HUSD: Chaparral Elementary named Leader in Me Lighthouse School by FranklinCovey Education

Leader in Me is an evidence-based PK-12 model, developed in partnership with educators, designed to build resilience and leadership in students, create a high-trust culture and help improve academic achievement. This model equips students, educators and families with the leadership and life skills needed to thrive, adapt and contribute in a dynamic world.
J.O. Combs Unified School District celebrates student, staff excellence

J.O. Combs Unified School District celebrates student, staff excellence

As we close the school year, let's take a moment to appreciate the educators who have made a positive impact in our lives or the lives of our children. Let's celebrate the accomplishments of our students and recognize the contributions of outstanding students, staff and parents who make our community an amazing place to live, grow and thrive.
Spotlight on QCUSD alumni during graduation month

Spotlight on QCUSD alumni during graduation month

Our alumni stand as testament to the everlasting value of a QCUSD education. Many have gone on to become role models and leaders within our community and far beyond. It's these achievements we seek to honor with our Alumni Spotlight recognition, celebrating those who continue to make a significant impact in the community.
Queen Creek High Bulldogs win 6A state baseball championship

Queen Creek High Bulldogs win 6A state baseball championship

Outfielder Tait Reynolds ended the game with a dramatic 7-6 walk-off single into left field during the bottom of the 10th inning to give Queen Creek the 6A title win over the Sandra Day O'Connor Eagles.
QCUSD: Prep for graduation

QCUSD: Prep for graduation

This year, 27 seniors from Eastmark High and Queen Creek High were honored with scholarships showcasing their hard work and dedication to their education.