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Thursday, June 30, 2022

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...

Maricopa DECA scores big at state

Maricopa High School's Maricopa DECA competed at state last weekend and came home with several noteworthy wins. Their team of competitors included Alen Nezirevic, Alex...

‘Wizard of Oz’ on stage at LEA (GALLERY)

Leading Edge Academy Maricopa presented the musical "The Wizard of Oz" to a full house Friday. Drama and choir students with live accompaniment from...
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MUSD prepares for closures after AZ teachers ‘overwhelmingly approve’ walk-out

Schools in the Maricopa Unified School District could close late next week after teachers voted to approve a statewide walk-out. Leaders of the #RedForEd movement...

8th grader wins MUSD spelling bee (GALLERY)

The correct spelling of “lilac” won a Maricopa Wells Middle School student the district spelling bee Tuesday night. https://youtu.be/3NZ7_ZXK7kQ Eighth-grader Lexie Nordhoff took first place after...

ESS teachers raise worries about ‘rushed’ in-person plan

  Being required to offer in-person schooling for special-education students by Monday, 10 teachers at Maricopa Elementary School are asking for more time and lots...

MUSD will host School-Safety Forum

The Maricopa Unified School District is hosting a School Safety Forum on Thursday, March 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Administrative Offices...
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MUSD to close middle school as quarantine limits teachers

Numbers of COVID-19 cases had been creeping up recently at Maricopa Wells Middle School. Today, the school district opted to close the school from...

MUSD approves guaranteed budget for athletic fields

When it was announced that Maricopa would be getting a second high school, there was speculation that the school, known as Desert Sunrise High...
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CAC earns Bronze Military Friendly School designation

Central Arizona College has earned the 2021-2022 Bronze Military Friendly School designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data...

MHS swimmers set school records at home meet

Though Maricopa High School’s boys’ and girls’ swim teams finished third in their first home meet of the season, they knocked personal best times...

No need for a cape when you have an apron

School lunches (and breakfast) have always been an important service at Maricopa Unified School District, but the closures caused by COVID-19 placed the Child...

Golf tourney raising funds for Pathway teachers, Chromebooks

This event has been postponed ... Sequoia Pathway Academy hosts its second annual Big Drive for Education Golf Scramble on April 28.IF YOU GO What: Big...

Lifelong Ram reigns over middle school through ‘tough’ transition

Maricopa Wells Middle School Principal Thad Miller has spent his entire professional career at Maricopa Unified School District. And his 20-plus years as an...

MHS teachers back on campus to prep for school year (GALLERY)

Breakfast treats and coffee, donated by Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks, greeted Maricopa High School teachers as they returned to campus July 17. New Principal...
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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...

MUSD fetes new high school with soft opening

The atmosphere was festive Tuesday morning at Desert Sunrise High School as Maricopa Unified School District leaders celebrated the soft opening of the city’s...

Maricopa teachers show solidarity with statewide movement to improve pay

Maricopa public school teachers joined a statewide movement Wednesday in protest of low teacher pay. “This is not an indictment of our local schools; it’s...

Run for MUSD school board

  Want to be a school board member? Prospective candidates have until July 6 to file paperwork to run for three open positions on the Maricopa...

‘Safety, success, service’: New superintendent preps for new year (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwnh4WiCSrU Students in the Maricopa Unified School District begin class Monday on a modified calendar and under new leadership. Months into her new job, new...

MHS dance students in performance (GALLERY)

Members of the Maricopa High School Performance Company, part of the school's dance program, performed their winter recital, "Dedications," Friday and Saturday in the...

MUSD ramps up Alternative School plans

The Maricopa Unified School District’s governing board discussed at a Wednesday meeting an implementation strategy for the district’s newly founded Alternative Secondary Program. Per the...
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‘Streets’ program labor of love for Boyds

There is no voice like the voice of experience. Someone who has been there and done that is a more respected source than someone...

170 photos of MHS graduation by Victor Moreno

Members of the Maricopa High School Class of 2022 accepted their diplomas Thursday night during commencement ceremonies in Ram Stadium. Teachers, administrators, friends and family...

Saving a life earns student MPD Explorer of the Year

By Joycelyn Cabrera Sixteen-year-old Dreama King was awarded the Maricopa Police Department Explorers’ “Explorer of the Year” after she prevented a peer from committing suicide...
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MUSD studies hybrid or closure in wake of COVID

Overwhelmed. It was a term used frequently at a Monday meeting hosted by Arizona Superintendent Kathy Hoffman with school leaders and Health Director Dr....

MUSD Superintendent Lopeman gets full performance pay

Maricopa Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Tracey Lopeman was awarded her full 5% performance pay by the governing board. The five-member board met for about...

Cadets earn awards, promotions at JROTC night (GALLERY)

Maricopa High School Air Force Junior ROTC presented its annual awards night Saturday with a series of honors and promotions  and a Change of...

MUSD begins hunt for next superintendent

The Maricopa Unified School District will vote to kick-off the process for its superintendent search Wednesday night. The MUSD Human Resources Department could receive a...

Ducey executive order requires schools to reopen

An executive order issued Wednesday by Gov. Doug Ducey returning schools to “in-person, teacher-led instruction” wouldn’t appear to have much of an effect in...