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Sunday, August 14, 2022

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...
Murray Siegel

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...

MUSD students honor veterans

The Maricopa Unified School District hosted its annual Veterans Breakfast Wednesday, with more than 40 MUSD employees and community members paying tribute to the...

Vietnam vet shares memories with JROTC class at MHS

The Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) program at Maricopa High School is thriving, with about 130 students, or 5% of the...
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MUSD holds off naming new high school

The Maricopa Unified School District postponed a decision on naming the city’s second high school at Wednesday’s governing board meeting, choosing to take more...

MHS students stand against drugs during Red Ribbon Week

The Red Ribbon Annual Art Contest has been proven to be a success for Maricopa High School this year with 60 art entries. Bianca Rendon,...
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Schools mourn loss of popular educator

The Maricopa Unified School District is mourning the loss of one of its most popular educators, Adaptive Physical Education Teacher Pam Mankel, who passed...
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Passage of MUSD override a boon to district

Passage of MUSD override a boon to district The narrow – and for now, unofficial – passage of Proposition 457 will benefit students and the...

Sequoia Pathway kicks off playoff run tonight

It’s time for some playoff football. Sequoia Pathway High School opens its run for a 2A state title tonight when the Pumas travel southeast of...
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Voters approve MUSD override – unofficially

With counting nearly complete, the Maricopa Unified School District budget override has passed by a slim margin – at least unofficially. In counting that concluded...
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Final MUSD override election results not likely until next week

While preliminary results of the vote on the Maricopa Unified School District budget override bill show just 131 votes separating the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’...

Ballots still left to count on MUSD override

Results of the vote on the MUSD override bill will have to wait another day or two. As of Tuesday night, the 'No' votes were...
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MUSD override fate decided today

The fate of the Maricopa Unified School District’s current budget override will be decided today, as the deadline to receive ballots in the all-mail...
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Enhancing elementary school learning

The word “elementary” has two seemingly conflicting definitions. For some, elementary means basic or simple as when Sherlock Holmes said, “Elementary, my dear Watson.”...