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Parents invited to preview sexual awareness curriculum

Parents of ninth-graders are invited to preview the district's sexual-awareness curriculum Aug. 10; parents of seventh-graders, Aug. 19.

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Mesa Public Schools will open August 4 with remote learning for all students

Learn more about the Safe. Strong. Ready. school opening plan.

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Mesa Public Schools Governing Board Selects New Superintendent

At the April 14 meeting, the Mesa Public Schools Governing Board voted to enter into contract negotiations with Dr. Andi Fourlis as the next superintendent of schools. Appointing a superintendent is one of the primary jobs of a Governing Board. The board worked diligently on this process for months and considered community feedback from surveys, stakeholder meetings and focus groups....
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Mesa Public Schools to host Meet the Finalists livestream event April 6

The public is invited to join Mesa Public Schools for the April 6, 2020, Meet the Finalists livestream event to learn more about the candidates for superintendent of schools.

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Governing Board announces superintendent finalists

At a special board meeting March 27, 2020, the Mesa Public Schools Governing Board selected three finalists for the position of superintendent of schools. The finalists are: Dr. Andi Fourlis, current deputy superintendent at Mesa Public Schools Dr. Heath Morrison, current president of the School group at McGraw-Hill Education Mrs. Holly Williams, current executive director of...
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Governing Board announces superintendent search

The Mesa Public Schools Governing Board has retained McPherson & Jacobson, LLC, to assist in their search for a new superintendent. The board seeks input from community stakeholders as an important element of the search process. Parents, staff, students and members of the community are encouraged to participate in an anonymous online survey to share their thoughts about the state of the...
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Three district schools receive water filling stations from Plastic Oceans International

Crismon, Redbird and Washington elementary schools have received free water filling stations, thanks to a donation from Plastic Ocean International’s Rethink.Refill. initiative . The initiative, which is a partnership with Arizona-based firm Footprint, also provided 100 stainless steel reusable water bottles to each school. “Rethink.Refill. is an opportunity to...
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Red Mountain High senior nominated for U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education Program

R ed Mountain High senior Bella Moya has been named a nominee for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education Program. Moya received the nomination for her research in the biotechnology program at Red Mountain High School. She is one of five Arizona nominees. Each nominee is selected based on academic rigor, technical competence, employability skills, and...
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Mesa Public Schools forms employee recruitment partnership with Arizona Department of Economic Security

In summer 2019, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman approached Mesa Public Schools Superintendent Ember Conley with an idea: a pilot partnership between the district and Arizona Department of Economic Security. The goal? To help alleviate a classified employee shortage. "Running a successful school takes a team of talented professionals working alongside our...
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53 district schools named America’s Healthiest

Mesa Public Schools received the most awards in the nation for a single school district.

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Red Mountain High student named Broadcom MASTERS finalist

Red Mountain High freshman Rylan Gardner has been named a finalist in the Broadcom MASTERS competition. Nationwide, 30 out of 2,348 student applicants are selected as finalists for the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) competition. The program seeks to inspire young scientists, engineers and innovators. Gardner will next compete in...
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Mountain View High teacher receives Fulbright grant

Tamara Scott, an American Sign Language teacher at Mountain View High School, has received a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Short Term Program (DAST) grant from the U.S. Department of State. Recipients of the grant are selected on the basis of leadership potential, and academic and professional achievement. She is one of 13 K-12 teachers who will travel abroad as part of Cycle II...
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Eight district seniors named 2020 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

District seniors from Mesa, Mountain View, Red Mountain, Skyline and Westwood high schools have been named as semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Mesa Public Schools wins $100,000 in national FAFSA completion challenge

Mesa Public Schools has won the $100,000 grand prize in the National Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion Challenge. The award was presented Sept. 18, 2019, at the 2019 National College Access Network (NCAN) conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. The district was recognized for its innovative practices, leadership, effectiveness and sustainability with the FAFSA...
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Taryn Tidwell named Teacher of the Year finalist

(Submitted by Elliott Adams/Mesa Public Schools) Taryn Tidwell, choir and drama teacher at Shepherd Junior High School, has been named one of five finalists  for 2020 Arizona Teacher of the Year. Each year, the Arizona Educational Foundation highlights outstanding public school teachers in Arizona, one of which is named Teacher of the Year and represents the state in the...
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Governing Board meetings now begin at 5 p.m.

Starting with the Aug. 13, 2019, meeting, Mesa Public Schools Governing Board meetings will begin at 5 p.m. Meetings will kick off with student, staff and school recognitions, followed by Board business. Mesa Public Schools Governing Board meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in the Board Room, Curriculum Services Center, 549 N. Stapley Dr., Mesa, AZ 85203. Find...
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John Trezise named Maricopa County Exemplary Principal

The Hermosa Vista Elementary principal received the award during a surprise celebration May 10.

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Three district seniors named Flinn Scholars

Jordan Harb, Nathaniel Ross and Liam Wilson are members of the 34th class of Flinn Scholars.

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Six district schools earn 2019 A+ award

Six Mesa schools have been named among the best K-12 public schools in the state. These outstanding schools are winners of 2019  A+ School of Excellence ™ awards from the Arizona Educational Foundation: Emerson Elementary School, Christel Swinehart-Arbogast, principal Ishikawa Elementary School, David Shill, principal Lincoln Elementary School, Josh Henderson,...
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Ready, set, learn

Kindergarten at Mesa Public Schools is the perfect jumpstart for student learning. Enroll now for Fall 2019.

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17 district schools win Civic Engagement Awards

Mesa Public Schools won more 2017-18 Civic Engagement awards than any other district in the state.

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Two district schools earn 2018 National Blue Ribbon awards

Franklin Junior High School and Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies received the prestigious award for overall excellence in education.

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Six district seniors named 2019 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Seniors from Mesa, Mountain View and Westwood high schools have been named to the elite list of students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Eighteen district schools named America's Healthiest

For the second year in a row, Mesa Public Schools was the only Arizona district to be recognized by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

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Celebrate Citizenship Day, Constitution Week

At their Sept. 11 Governing Board meeting, members proclaimed Citizenship Day on Sept. 17 and Constitution Week from Sept. 17 to 23 in Mesa Public Schools.

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