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MHS grad at Mayo Clinic for mystery illness

His mother’s updates read like a nightmare, because that is what the situation has been. In fact, it is a recurring nightmare. IF YOU GO What:...

What’s on the ballot? Some big questions

Aside from all the candidates to elect, Maricopa voters have three issues to decide in the General Election. Two of the issues are statewide questions...
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Family searching for missing MHS student

A Maricopa High School student left class Thursday and jumped into a blue sports car that drove away. The student, Maeva McGuire, 17, told staff...
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COVID-19 outbreak to close MUSD school for 16 days

A Maricopa elementary school will be closed for 16 days, starting Tuesday, after a coronavirus outbreak was reported Monday. In a message on its homepage,...
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MUSD consultant, two children to be remembered Friday

A celebration of life gathering is scheduled for Friday for the Maricopa Unified School District consultant and her two children who died in a...

Maricopa monument unveiled; a vision realized

Members of the Maricopa Youth Council and the Youth Mock City Council were on hand Wednesday afternoon at the City of Maricopa’s Public Works...

MHS suspends in-person learning due to lack of staff

Starting Nov. 3, Maricopa High School will suspend in-person learning through Nov. 13. According to communications sent to parents by Maricopa Unified School District, the...
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Groundbreaking set for new high school

A date has been set for groundbreaking on Maricopa Unified School District’s new high school. Construction of the new facility, which will be the district’s...

MHS homecoming a victory despite 55-0 loss

Maricopa High School hosted Casa Grande Union High School for its homecoming game Friday. The Rams (2-1) were dominated by the Cougars (3-0) on...

New high school to be named Desert Sunrise

The Maricopa Unified School District chose Desert Sunrise as the name for the city’s new high school Wednesday night, choosing not to use any of...

What’s behind MUSD’s call for Prop 437

By Joycelyn Cabrera Proposition 437 introduces a $68 million bond on the November ballot for the main purpose of building a second high school in...

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...

Letter: Vote no on Prop 437

By Alan Marchione Here we go again. This November, taxpayers once again find themselves badgered by the Maricopa Unified School District on what percentage of...

Gallery: 179 photos from the MHS graduation

Maricopa High School crowned a new class of graduates on Wednesday night in Ram Stadium, as the Class of 2021, teachers and administrators, and...
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Schools mourn loss of popular educator

The Maricopa Unified School District is mourning the loss of one of its most popular educators, Adaptive Physical Education Teacher Pam Mankel, who passed...

MUSD unveils mascot for Desert Sunrise High School

The new high school has a mascot. Desert Sunrise High School, which is under construction on the east side of town, will be known as...

MUSD breaks ground on 2nd high school

The Maricopa Unified School District took a step toward a new future when it broke ground on the city’s second high school Friday. Located...
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MUSD names principal for new high school

The Maricopa Unified School District has appointed a principal for its second high school. Marlene Armstrong, who was hired last year as the assistant principal...

Rams’ solution at kicker no hack

In a world where females are breaking down barriers in countless ways, some areas have remained primarily the domain of males. Football is typically...

Attendance borders offered for second high school

The committee tabbed by the Maricopa Unified School District to recommend attendance borders for the city’s second high school made its initial recommendations Wednesday...
2020 MUSD School Board Candidates

Meet the MUSD School Board candidates: Anderson, Knorr, Jordan, Armstead-Payton

  This year, the terms end for three members of the Maricopa Unified School District, and all three are seeking re-election. Four candidates will appear...
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MUSD sets new start date for in-person instruction

  Maricopa Unified School District will come back to in-person classes Sept. 8. That is the day after Labor Day and two weeks after Gov. Doug...
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Desert Sunrise construction nears completion

They’re down to the details. Construction on the city’s second high school, Desert Sunrise, is nearing completion, according to Tim Goyette of CHASSE Building Team. “The...

School authorities, law enforcement find threats to be unfounded

The Maricopa Unified School District took precautionary measures Monday in response to rumors of guns on campus at both Maricopa High School and Desert...

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...
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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...
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MUSD repurposing pecan trees from new high school site

There is good news for those concerned about the fate of nearly 1,000 pecan trees that populated the site of Maricopa’s new high school....

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...

MUSD confirms COVID case at elementary

  Maricopa Unified School District announced today another case of COVID-19, the third since the beginning of the school year. A staff member at Saddleback Elementary...