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A+ Charter School interview fair and enrollment tours for the 2022-2023 school year

A+ Charter Schools opened as a new charter school for the 2020-2021 school year. And already they are experiencing growth as they expand their...

Desert Sunrise on time, budget

Construction of the city new Desert Sunrise High School is “on time and on budget,” according to Mark Rafferty, a partner with Facilities Management...

MUSD to provide paid sick leave for staff out with COVID

The Maricopa Unified School District governing board voted unanimously Wednesday to provide up to 10 days of emergency paid leave for employees who have...

Teachers to get 5% raise

The Maricopa Unified School District governing board voted Wednesday to give a 5% pay raise to all current teachers and raise pay for incoming...

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...
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MUSD revises COVID quarantine protocols 

The Maricopa Unified School District governing board updated its protocols for isolation of students or teachers who have a positive COVID test at last...

MUSD approves high school attendance borders 

The Maricopa Unified School District governing board approved the attendance borders for the city’s two high schools at its meeting last Wednesday by a...

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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Downey elected new president of MUSD governing board

The Maricopa Unified School District elected its newest member, Robert Downey, president of the governing board for 2022 at its meeting Wednesday. Downey, who was...

MHS soccer teams to raise funds for pediatric cancer

The Maricopa High School girls’ and boys’ soccer teams will hold a fundraiser at their games Monday and Tuesday to raise funds for the...

Milestone celebrated at city’s new high school

Maricopa’s second high school, named Desert Sunrise by the Maricopa Unified School District last month, reached another milestone Thursday as MUSD held a “beam...

Schools overcame many challenges in 2021

Coming off the chaos of 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools to in-person learning, forced students and staff to wear masks and observe...

InDiscussion: Dr. Tracey Lopeman, Maricopa Unified School District Superintendent

2021 has been a whirlwind of a year for the Maricopa Unified School District. The public school system saw the passage of the MUSD...

5 reasons to become a substitute teacher in Maricopa Unified School District

Set Your Own Schedule Flexible schedules have become a top-priority in today’s job market. MUSD substitute teachers have the ability to decide exactly when...
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Learning to read in Maricopa schools

For several years, emphasis has been placed on the learning of mathematics and science in the elementary grades, yet nobody disputes that the most...

Video: Desert Sunrise continues to progress

The Maricopa Unified School District took a step toward a new future when it broke ground on the city’s second high school on May...
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CAC Recognizes 63rd Nursing Pinning Class

Twenty-one Central Arizona College students were recognized as graduates of the 63rd Nursing Division for completing the college’s nursing program this fall. The pinning ceremony,...

CAC radiologic technology graduates recognized

Central Arizona College recognized seventeen radiologic technology students during a pinning ceremony at its Superstition Mountain Campus on Sat., December 11. This special ceremony...

As a master teacher, Koontz makes a difference in kids’ lives

Teacher Quality is the Key Factor to Student Success. Students, especially those struggling in math and reading, need a teacher with the experience and...

The Oatman Massacre: Rescued by the Mojave

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the latest installment in a series dealing with the Oatman massacre and the experiences of the family members who survived...

Maricopa High teacher jumps from hoop drills to pupils

Both on the basketball court or in the classroom, Anthony Ike “Tony” Fuller has had one goal: help young people reach their potential. The former...

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...

Benefit of MUSD override goes well beyond students

Voters in Maricopa faced a big decision Nov. 2 in deciding the fate of Proposition 457, the continuation of the Maricopa Unified School District’s...

Maricopa Music Circle, Maricopa Chorus join forces for holiday spectacular

The Maricopa Music Circle (MMC) and Maricopa Chorus will perform together at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, in a concert guaranteed to lift...

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...

The beauty of mathematics

What is mathematics? To many readers of this column, it is subject matter you must learn in school with a series of rules and methods...

Final recommendation made on new school attendance areas

The committee charged with determining the attendance borders for the city’s two high schools once the second school opens next year has completed its...

Leading Edge Academy Maricopa places 10 students in poetry competition

Nearly 30 students from Leading Edge Academy Maricopa qualified to represent their grade levels at this year's Leading Edge Academy Network Poetry Contest against...

Poll: Residents want new name options for second high school

The Maricopa Unified School District committee charged with coming up with the name for the city’s new high school presented its recommendations to the...

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...