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Rockets launch at Desert Wind Middle School

Students from Desert Wind Middle School took to the skies Wednesday in the annual display of rocketry skills. The event was created to give students...

MHS students win medals at SkillsUSA state championships

Ten Maricopa High School students earned gold medals at the recent 2022 Arizona SkillsUSA State Championships. They were among 35 students who represented the high...
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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...

MHS student lands spot at Air Force Academy prep school

A Maricopa High School senior’s lifetime dream of an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy has taken a big leap forward. Charles Liermann received...
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New principal at Desert Wind Middle School

A new principal will take over at Desert Wind Middle School for the 2022-23 school year. Aidan Balt will succeed Carlos Alvarado, who will retire...

Dementia Support Group has new meeting place

Are you caring for someone who has dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? You are welcome to attend the Maricopa Dementia Support Group. The group now meets...
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MUSD welcomes new governing board member

Dr. Gary Miller was sworn in Wednesday evening as the newest member of the Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board. He was appointed to succeed...
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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...

Special needs school continues to grow

Stepping Stones Learning Center has a new home. But, as Anna Hart, the school's founder and executive director pointed out, it is not her home,...

Former member named to MUSD governing board 

Pinal County Schools Superintendent Jill Broussard today announced the selection of Gary Miller to serve the balance of the late Jim Jordan’s term on...

Mobile Elementary Teacher Feature: Jodi Boich, Changing the Face of Middle School Education

Teacher Quality is the Key Factor to Student Success. Students, especially those struggling in math and reading, or those in need of enrichment, need...
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Accelerated learning program to kick off in kindergarten

In recent years, the Maricopa Unified School District has made a concerted effort to improve the assessment of the learning that occurs in its...

CAC students selected for All Arizona Academic Team

CAC students Cristal DeSantiago, Jenna Bishop, Kristi Hill, Rachelle Black, Liliana Flores, and Wynonna Pulma have been selected to the Phi Theta Kappa International...

MUSD governing board tabs Owens as VP

The Maricopa Unified School District governing board selected former president Ben Owens as its new vice president Wednesday evening, replacing Jim Jordan. Jordan 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...

Middle school students show off rocketry skills

Students from Maricopa Wells Middle School took to the skies Friday in the annual display of rocketry skills. The event was created to give students...

Local student wins national scholarship for artwork

A local student has been awarded a national scholarship for her artwork, including a painting symbolizing that everyone is reaching for something in their...

2 candidates get interviews to succeed MUSD’s Jordan

A new member of the Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board will likely be announced next week. Pinal County Schools Superintendent Jill Broussard said she...
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Central Arizona College earns Military Friendly School designation

Central Arizona College has earned the 2022-2023 Bronze Military Friendly School designation. Institutions earning the designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses...

Edkey, DonorsChoose announce partnership 

Edkey Inc., operator of Sequoia Pathway Academy in Maricopa, announced Friday a new partnership with the national nonprofit DonorsChoose to help teachers tap into...

MUSD raises stipends for extracurricular activities

The Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board recently granted stipend increases for school staff who give their time to help students with extracurricular activities. The...

Leading Edge Maricopa to host Kindergarten Roundup

Leading Edge Academy - Maricopa will host a kindergarten roundup from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on March 24, for perspective and current students. This...

County announces filing dates for school board candidates

The Pinal County School Office has made the official announcement of the dates potential candidates for school district governing boards in Pinal County may...

A legacy of service: Community leaders remember Jim Jordan

The city of Maricopa was shaken by the loss of Jim Jordan on Tuesday. The 74-year-old Jordan was a much-loved figure in the community...
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MUSD Governing Board VP Jim Jordan passes

Jim Jordan, the vice president of the Maricopa Unified School District governing board, passed away Tuesday afternoon at the age of 74. He suffered a...
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Jordan, VP of MUSD Governing Board, suffers stroke, in hospital

Jim Jordan, the Vice President of the Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board, suffered a stroke on Wednesday night while at the hospital undergoing...

MUSD to implement advanced learning program

The Maricopa Unified School District governing board heard a proposal Wednesday to implement an accelerated learning program throughout its elementary school levels.  Known as the...

Senior came to MHS to refocus studies — and now he’s headed to the...

Tyler Brown’s first impression of Cornell University came in an Advanced Placement history class in Arkansas, courtesy of a teacher who required students to...
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The current state of our schools

The effects of the pandemic continue to negatively affect learning in our public schools, and recent reports indicate the nature of the problem is...

MUSD, construction team put good fortune to good use

In the spring of 2021, every-one knew Maricopa was going to get a second high school. Maricopa High was crowded. The city was growing at...