69.7 F
Maricopa
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Pima Butte Elementary School

Pima Butte Elementary earns National Blue Ribbon award

Pima Butte Elementary School was recognized Thursday as a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School, one of just 367 U.S. public and private schools to...

MHS volleyball opens season (GALLERY)

Maricopa High School’s varsity volleyball team made its debut at the 6A level this week. The Rams lost three matches, though able to win a...

MHS teachers complain of stress, overcrowding in first 72 hours back on campus

Three days after students returned to campus at Maricopa High School, some teachers were pushing back hard against the school board. The staff members wrote...

POLL RECAP: Maricopa parents split on in-person classes for their children

With the Maricopa Unified School District #20 opening middle and high schools this week for in-person instruction, InMaricopa wanted to see how parents felt...

Sides may meet in MUSD land controversy

After a tense school board session Wednesday, two sides may be coming together to discuss the issues that created an impasse. Kelly Anderson, managing partner...

Out millions in MUSD land deal, property owner questions motives

  Craig Emmerson was quite surprised at the news that greeted him Thursday morning. The managing member of Maricopa 240 LLC had negotiated the sale of...
Anderson Lopeman MUSD

MUSD loses preferred property for 2nd high school

Maricopa Unified School district ran into an impasse in its attempt to buy its preferred property for a second high school. “Tonight, we find ourselves...

MUSD board member opposes high school site after family tract passed over

Maricopa Unified School District board member Torri Anderson and her husband, owners of family property passed over for the site of a new high...

MHS swimmers set school records in first meet

  School records were demolished Thursday as Maricopa High School swim team launched its 2020 season. The boys’ and girls’ teams defeated Casa Grande. “It was a...

Charter high schools pave way to get kids back on campus

  Charter high schools are setting an example for returning to campus amid COVID-19 as Maricopa Unified School District prepares to bring back secondary students...

Golf tourney raises funds for MHS football (GALLERY)

The Maricopa High School football boosters hosted the club's annual golf tournament Saturday at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes. Seniors were on hand to thank participating...
CAC Logo Man

CAC sets virtual information sessions

Through its participation in the Arizona College Consortium Fall Tour 2020, Central Arizona College will host “Live” virtual information sessions as part of the...

Teachers say board vote ‘a punch in the gut’

Teachers expressed disappointment and anger Wednesday night as they spoke against reopening campuses before fall break in sharp contrast to the frustrated parents who...

County Health: New data from prisons could impact schools, business

Pinal County’s public health director is warning that school and business dashboards for COVID-19 are going to be harmed by tests in correctional facilities. Tascha...

New AD working to create safe fall season amid COVID

Evelyn Wynn had a wild introduction to Maricopa High School sports. The new athletic director arrived as COVID-19 was changing sports schedules into question marks...

Fall sports comeback: The 3-sport student-athlete

  High school athletes have been on pins and needles in preparation for what they hope is a fall season of competition. Football will be...

Q&A with Maricopa High School Principal Deana McNamee

Born and raised in Northern Arizona, Deana McNamee was an administrator at Winslow Unified School District when she was named this year as principal...

Divided MUSD board compromises on start dates

In what was called a tradeoff, Maricopa Unified School District will open elementary campuses Sept. 14 and middle schools and the high school Sept....

COVID benchmarks achieved for return to school campuses

  Pinal County now meets the recommended benchmarks for schools to return to in-person classes. That does not necessarily mean Maricopa Unified School District will be...

Fall high school sports get go-ahead from AIA

  Arizona Interscholastic Association is letting its fall sports season move forward as planned. The executive board met Wednesday to endorse the latest guidelines from the...

Parents question MUSD on off-campus education experience

  How long will children be learning from a distance? Tough questions and enlightening feedback came at Maricopa Unified School District administrators in a virtual meeting...

County falls short of school COVID benchmarks

  Thursday’s numbers for COVID-19 mitigation benchmarks were one step forward and one step back for schools wanting to bring students back to campus. Pinal County...

MUSD may push back in-person start

  The superintendent of Maricopa Unified School District said Wednesday that a return to in-person education Sept. 8 is “unrealistic.” Among the three benchmarks set by...

After 2 weeks online, Legacy brings many students back to class

  Legacy Traditional School had a “stellar” first in-person day, according to its principal. Dion Koltes, in his second year heading the charter school, said he...

Positive COVID-19 test puts MHS football, wrestling into quarantine

  Maricopa Unified School District informed parents Monday a high school student tested positive for COVID-19. Though classes are being conducted online, some student-athletes are preparing...

Numbers down as Leading Edge starts school in class, online

  While other public schools in Maricopa started the new academic year online weeks ago, Leading Edge Academy opened its doors Monday. About half of its...
Murray Siegel

Assessing distance learning and its fallout

The need for social distancing to quell COVID-19 has changed how schools deliver learning. Distance learning has replaced the face-to-face classroom, and educators are...

Aesthetics aside, MUSD moving forward on 2nd high school

  The first phase of high school No. 2 will be functional if not necessarily beautiful. The planner and architect for the Maricopa Unified School District...

Food bank schedules Backpack Giveaway over two weekends

  F.O.R. Maricopa Food Bank will host its annual Backpack Giveaway the next two Saturdays, Aug. 15 and 22, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event...

MUSD compliance means some in-person schooling next week

  Parents will no longer have to fill out a weekly attendance log. That was one update to the Maricopa Unified School District’s distance learning plan...

Wunderground Shortcode

[wunderground location="33.05,-112.05" /]