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Sunday, August 14, 2022

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By Michelle Chance After more than a decade of using outdated math textbooks, Maricopa Unified School district students will begin learning from brand new curriculum...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

MUSD board honors students for achievements

By Michelle Chance         Over a dozen Maricopa High School students were recognized Wednesday at the Maricopa Unified School District Board Meeting for excelling in community...

MUSD to purchase new testing system

  By Michelle Chance The days of struggling with a burdensome assessment system will be over for teachers and students at Maricopa Unified School District beginning...

Gangs, drug intervention program presented to freshmen

About 500 freshmen at Maricopa High School heard a presentation this week from intervention specialists Rob and Lucinda Boyd. The founders of The Streets Don’t...

MUSD Rotary Club Kids of the month

The Maricopa Rotary Club honored their February Students of the Month at the Governing Board meeting March 29. Maricopa High School Senior and CAVIT student...

Brian Winter comes full circle at Maricopa High School

By Michelle Chance Maricopa High School will see changes in its administrative staff beginning in the fall. The current dean of students, Brian Winter, will...

Siegel: Classes help future elementary teachers overcome math-phobia

By Murray Siegel The Maricopa school system (MUSD) is in the process of hiring 50 teachers to fill positions created by the passing of the...

MHS DECA students, advisor shine at state

Thirty Maricopa High School DECA students attended the annual Arizona DECA State Career Development Conference On Feb. 26-28. Students faced competition from more than...

Travel Club gets official extracurricular nod at MUSD

By Michelle Chance A new Maricopa High School club will give students the opportunity to become cosmopolitan early in life. The Maricopa Unified School District Governing...

‘Future City’ state finalists present to MUSD board

By Michelle Chance Middle school students participating in the regional Future City Competition presented their projects to the MUSD School Board Feb. 22. Team Sura from...

Million-dollar math curriculum to get MUSD up to date

  By Michelle Chance The Maricopa Unified School District will go after a new math program. Wednesday, the Governing Board approved a committee’s authoritative power to recommend...

InMaricopa Spotlight: Coutre talks about putting override funds to use

Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board President Patti Coutre sat down with InMaricopa's Mason Callejas to talk about the challenges ahead for the district...

MUSD board delays modified calendar until 2018

By Michelle Chance The Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board approved a much discussed modified calendar Wednesday. However teachers, school staff and students won’t see...