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Jeep crashes into school bus with no students in it; both drivers injured

A sport-utility vehicle crossed the center of the road and struck a school bus Friday shortly after 3 p.m., according to Maricopa police. There were...
Pima Butte Elementary School

MUSD gets high marks from the state in first post-pandemic letter grades

There has been concern about academic progress in Maricopa public schools in the wake of COVID-19, but based on letter grades released this week...

MHS Band sets personal record in championship

Maricopa High School Marching Rams achieved its best score to date in the AzMBA 3A Championship with its performance of “In the Cards” Saturday...

MHS swimmer reaches state final

Maricopa High School sophomore Connor Schrader debuted in the Arizona Interscholastic Association Division II State Swimming Championships by bettering his school record times in...

Will Arizona’s new school-voucher law take a financial bite out of MUSD?

Four years ago, Arizona voters said no to Proposition 305, a referendum that would have significantly expanded Arizona’s school-voucher program, after the Legislature approved...

MUSD studying elementary school boundary changes

Maricopa’s growth means widespread changes across the city, and the effects will trickle down all the way to elementary-school students next school year. The Maricopa...

Fire Prevention Week: Home-escape plan may save your life

You’re relaxing at home. Suddenly, you notice smoke billowing. Usually, it’s from the kitchen. By the time you see it, you might have only...

The stars came out for Mayor Nancy Smith’s first State of the City address

It was a who's who of Maricopa at the reception that preceded Mayor Nancy Smith's first State of the City address on Oct. 19. Captains...

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...

Signs of fall: Local high school football teams preparing for season

Prep football schedule Desert Sunrise High School School will only play JV for 2022 season September 1st at Sequoia Pathway, 4 p.m. 14th at Benjamin Franklin, 6 p.m. 21th at...

Desert Sunrise JV football to debut at cross-town foe

The Desert Sunrise High School junior varsity football team will open its inaugural season at cross-town opponent Sequoia Pathway on Sept. 1. And the regular...

Haunted Hustle 5k at Central Arizona College

Maricopans of all ages took part in Halloween-theme activities at Central Arizona College Maricopa campus on Saturday. In costumes, friends and families gathered to take...

Questions sharp, probing as students take on mayor in mock news conference

Mayor Smith fielded questions about crime, economic development, why there is no shopping mall and water usage at a proposed surf park in Maricopa.  But these...

Police, schools deal with SnapChat threat, suspicious man at bus stop

Maricopa Police Department had calls from two schools this week for very different reasons. Thursday night, Leading Edge Academy reported a SnapChat message by a...

Maricopa Wells Middle School wins girls’ track title

Yet another Maricopa middle school athletic team has brought home a conference title. The Maricopa Wells girls’ track team narrowly edged Casa Grande’s Villago Middle...

MPD Explorers seeing changes this semester

The Maricopa Police Department Explorers Post will meet on a different day and at a new location, according to Maricopa High School Resource Officer...

Desert Sunrise High equipped with tools to meet needs of 21st-century students

19Construction continues at a rapid pace to keep up with projected enrollment at Desert Sunrise High, which opened in July.  City and school officials toured...

MHS students meet Buffalo Soldiers (GALLERY)

Three members of the Buffalo Soldiers of America, led by Arizona chapter President Chaz Jackson spoke to two sessions of students at Maricopa High...

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...

Poll: Maricopans favor school vouchers 

Education has been a hot-button issue in Arizona in recent years, and Gov. Doug Ducey has been at the heart of much of it. Ducey...

Flashback: Pima Butte opens doors

In July 2005, Maricopa schools welcomed students for the first day of the new school year. Pima Butte, a new elementary school in Rancho...
MHS Softball Senior Game

Rams softball team plays Senior Day game (GALLERY)

The Maricopa High School softball team celebrated its seniors on Thursday with a game against the Tucson High Badgers. The Rams lost the Senior Day...

Longtime Maricopa historian and school teacher Pat Brock dies

EDITOR's NOTE: This post has been updated to reflect funeral arrangements.  Pat Brock, who documented the history of Maricopa in her books “Reflections of a...
MUSD properties map

MUSD now owns 15 properties after purchase of new high school site

With the acquisition of a 65-acre parcel for its second high school, Maricopa Unified School District now owns 15 properties. Five are undeveloped. In December, MUSD...

Central Arizona College Now Accepting Applications for New LPN to RN Bridge Program

By Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing Central Arizona College is now accepting applications for the new Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Registered...
Murray Siegel Maricopa

GTK: Murray Siegel, education columnist

Murray Siegel has been a resident of Maricopa since 2007. He writes about education for InMaricopa. Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y. Maricopan since: 2007 Occupation: Retired teacher; writer Family: Wife...
Heritage Jr High flag football champs

Heritage Academy captures state flag football title

A Maricopa school has brought home a state championship on the gridiron. Heritage Academy recently won the Canyon Athletic Association middle school Division 2 flag...

Class of 2022 graduates from Maricopa High School

As the sun set on their high school years, the Maricopa High School Class of 2022 graduated Thursday night. Family and friends gathered to watch...

Maricopa students place at Middle School Math Contest

Central Arizona College’s math department recently hosted the 2019 Middle School Math Contest at the San Tan Campus. More than 130 students from 13...
MHS Clue 2021

MHS Theatre Company returns with farcical ‘Clue’

The arts have been victimized by the coronavirus pandemic all the way down to the high school level. That includes the Maricopa High School...