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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Teachers back in class for SchoolCity Assessment Training

Thursday, Maricopa Unified School District teachers will finish training for the new assessment system the district purchased earlier this year. SchoolCity replaced the contract MUSD...

‘Zero chance’ budget option has chance with school board

Draft budget talks progressed Wednesday evening at the Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board Meeting. However, board members are split between three proposals that...

School Budget in a Snapshot: Pay raises, buses, classroom size

The budget priorities for the Maricopa Unified School District are homing in on three main areas: funding for afterschool activity buses, setting classroom target...

Chestnut stays as superintendent of MUSD

The hunt for a new superintendent will not be on Maricopa Unified School District’s agenda any time soon Superintendent Steve Chestnut, who announced earlier in...

Sequoia Pathway graduates 61 (GALLERY)

Sequoia Pathway Academy saw 61 seniors graduate Friday in front of a standing-room-only crowd. The Class of 2017 heard from Principal Nate Lamma, valedictorian...

MHS graduates get final sendoff (VIDEO)

More than 380 students graduated from Maricopa High School during ceremonies at Ram Stadium May 25. The Class of 2017 earned $6.75 million in...

MHS, Pathway gear up for graduations

The Class of 2017 will soon complete their high school journey this week as they walk across the stage, receive their diplomas and turn...

MHS Cisco Academy students earn awards, certification

In its fifth year of existence, the Cisco Academy at Maricopa High School achieved some significant milestones. They created the 24 Pin Technologies student-led business. ...

MUSD 8th graders unify for promotion (GALLERY)

Numbering 510, eighth graders from Desert Wind and Maricopa Wells middle schools in the Maricopa Unified School District came together for a unification ceremony...

MHS 9th grader’s essay on respect earns award

A Maricopa High School freshman received honorable mention in a countywide essay contest. Fernando Ramirez was one of 3,400 students who participated in the Pinal...

MHS students compete for Gammage high school theater awards

Adjudicators from Arizona State University Gammage came to see "Beauty and the Beast," the Mariciopa High School Theatre Company's spring musical. With this adjudication,...

ADOT alters plans to accommodate graduation traffic

Arizona Department of Transportation will accommodate graduation ceremonies planned for next week by delaying nightly night work on John Wayne Parkway and Maricopa-Casa Grande...

Local VFW veterans talk about Vietnam War with DWMS students

Four gentlemen from the Maricopa chapter of the VFW Post 12043 visited Desert Wind Middle School in Shannon Hull's and Jennifer Szoltysik's classrooms on May...

MHS student arrested after gun found in car

A student at Maricopa High School was taken into custody Monday after a gun was found in the student's vehicle. Maricopa Unified School District Superintendent...

MUSD board honors student artists, athletes, scholars

By Michelle Chance Spring athletes and artists received recognition during the Maricopa Unified School District’s Board meeting Wednesday. Track and field coach Sheldon Hutchinson presented certificates...

Students take charge at MES for Leadership Day (GALLERY)

The scholars at Maricopa Elementary School had a chance to toot their own horns Friday as parents and community members gathered for Leadership Day. Children...

Native American student art on display (GALLERY)

Maricopa Unified School District's Native American Education Program hosted an art expo featuring student artwork, San Carlos artist Douglas Miles of Apache Skateboards giving a...

School staff pay prioritized over after-school busing

By Michelle Chance Boosting pay for district employees remained the Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board’s top priority Wednesday night. During an ongoing budget debate between...

MUSD approves million-dollar math curriculum

By Michelle Chance After more than a decade of using outdated math textbooks, Maricopa Unified School district students will begin learning from brand new curriculum...

MHS graduates earn $6.75 million in scholarships

On Monday evening Maricopa High School held its annual "Evening of Honors" to recognize the academic accomplishments of the Class of 2017. There will...

Cadets tour Titan Missile Museum

Today Maricopa High School's Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, Lt. Col. Allen Kirksey, USAF, Retired, took eight AFJROTC cadets to the Titan Missile Museum just...

Beyond the Diploma: Outstanding seniors showcase ambition

The class of 2017 at Maricopa High School and Sequoia Pathway Academy is filled with many goal-oriented, career-minded individuals. Learn about just a few...

MHS cadets receive awards, promotions (GALLERY)

With guests comprised of veterans, active duty personnel, elected officials and others, the Maricopa High School Air Force Junior ROTC presented more than 15...

Siegel: Gifted education worth investment at Maricopa schools

By Murray Siegel Special Education is a branch of education focused on students with special needs, such as learning disabilities, behavioral or physical challenges, or...

Review: ‘One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ at SPA high school

When one of fiction’s most memorable screwballs is hauled into an insane asylum in Sequoia Pathway Academy’s production of “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s...

MHS orchestra earns ‘excellent’ rating

This week the Maricopa High School Symphonic Band and Chamber Orchestra participated in the ABODA State Concert Festival held at Chandler Center for the...

Suicide, depression awareness comes to MUSD

Maricopa parents were asked to get uncomfortable Wednesday. Roughly 30 people attended a program by the Arizona-based “notMyKid” organization, which focuses childhood and adolescent depression...

Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ solid showmanship at MHS

A charming version of the stage adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” is playing at Maricopa High School this weekend. The dancing-and-springing production by...

MUSD override improvements sluggish but on track

The Maricopa Unified School District indicates it is on track implementing override funds despite fighting the tide of a state-wide teacher shortage, and a...

MHS mathematicians win 1st place

On April 10, Maricopa High School mathematics teachers Grant Hanks, Jerri Early, Morgan Dalton, Rebecca Walker and Chris Ansley took 110 students to the...