Volume 43, No. 3, Sept. 16, 2014

Weather alerts; 3rd annual Multicultural Education Conference; Theresa Price: Woman of the Year; Op Shop College Fair; Free flu vaccines; Westwood IB program best in state; Irene Frklich: EVHCC Educator of the Year

Weather Alerts

The district will post all official weather-related information on the website. In addition, it will use SchoolMessenger, the mass communication system; the all-users news feed; Facebook; Twitter and the media to get the word out.

You must have a current phone number on file with Human Resources to receive the SchoolMessenger broadcasts. To update your contact information, please complete and submit a Change of Personal Data form.

You’re invited to the 3rd annual Multicultural Education Conference

Join your colleagues for a look inside the principles and practices of multicultural education during a free conference offered from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College Pecos Campus.  Participants will enjoy breakout sessions, panel discussions, guest speaker and lunch.See the flier for more information.  Please register by Friday, Sept. 19.

Theresa Price: Woman of the Year

Theresa PriceCongratulations to Theresa Price on her recent selection as the 2014 American Indian Excellence in Leadership Woman of the Year. As the Native American Education Program specialist, Price has served American Indian students in Mesa for more than 30 years. She is being recognized for providing unyielding support for students and acting as an agent of change in Indian education. Her influence extends to state and national levels as she advocates for students with the Arizona Department of Education and the Indian Education Office in Washington D.C. Price will receive her award at the Arizona American Indian Excellence in Leadership award ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Discover the opportunities available for high school students        Graduate

College and Career Readiness will host the 34th annual Op Shop College Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 at Skyline High School. Junior and senior high school students and families are encouraged to attend this exciting event to visit with more than 150 colleges, universities, technical and vocational schools, military services and professional organizations. It is never too early to prepare for the future and this is the perfect place to begin. The college fair is open to all east valley families and is free to attend.

Flu season is around the corner, get free vaccinations

Mesa Fire and Medical Department is teaming up with Mesa Public Schools to provide free flu vaccinations for anyone six months and older.

Oct. 15, 4 to 6 p.m.
Skyline High School
845 S. Crismon Rd., Mesa

Oct. 16, 4 to 6 p.m.
Dobson High School
1501 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa

Clinics will be held in the auditorium lobby. For more information please call 480-644-6829.

IB AwardsWestwood International Baccalaureate program celebrates best in state 

Congratulations to Westwood’s Judith Harper, English teacher, and Paige Zuraw, senior.

Harper is the 2014 Arizona IB Diploma Program Teacher of the Year, a distinction awarded to only one teacher annually. The award recognizes her exemplary fidelity to IB principles and practices.

Zuraw earned recognition as the 2014 Arizona IB Diploma Program Student of the Year.  She was selected for her distinguished academic performance and dedication to the IB Learner Profile.  Zuraw will receive a $500 scholarship to use towards educational expenses.  

East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year Award Irene Frklich

On Thursday, Sept. 25, Irene Frklich, ELAD department specialist, will be recognized as the Educator of the Year by the East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Frklich has served Mesa Public Schools since 1970 as a teacher, director and specialist, and most importantly as an advocate for children. She is active in the community, serving on boards such as the Mesa Association of Hispanic Citizens and the MCC Latino Advisory Board. We are honored that Frklich is a part of MPS and congratulate her on her accomplishments.


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