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Red Mountain, Westwood seniors win Student Community Service Awards

Red Mountain High School's Robin Jackson, and Westwood High School's Katrina Clontz, Hanna Morgan and Jessica Yan have won scholarships from the Mesa Citizen of the Year Association.

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Governing Board selects Dr. Ember Conley as next superintendent

At a special meeting March 6, the Mesa Public Schools Governing Board unanimously voted to enter into contract negotiations with Dr. Ember Conley as the next superintendent of schools. "We had three strong finalists, which made our decision incredibly difficult," says Governing Board President Ben Smith. "The board looks forward to working with Dr. Conley as we lead the district to future...
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Governing Board names superintendent finalists

At a special board meeting Feb. 22, 2018, the Mesa Public Schools Governing Board selected three finalists for the position of superintendent of schools. The finalists are: Dr. Anna Battle, current assistant superintendent of operations at Tempe Union High School District Dr. Ember Conley, current superintendent of Park City School District in Utah Dr. Shaun Holmes, current...
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Twenty district schools earn Civic Engagement awards

Mesa Public Schools won more 2016-17 Civic Engagement awards than any other district in the state.

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Superintendent Cowan to retire

Mesa Public Schools superintendent will complete distinguished career at the end of the 2017-18 school year.

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Boeing awards Mesa Public Schools $301,000 for STEM initiatives

Thanks to four new grant awards from Boeing, Mesa Public Schools continues to offer innovative student-learning and professional development opportunities. Boeing has provided $301,000 to fund science, technology, engineering and math grants, including: Engineering Is Elementary for pre-kindergarten to sixth-grade students — $77,000 Claiming the Evidence : Promoting STEM...
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Franklin at Brimhall earns National Blue Ribbon

Franklin educators will accept the nation's most prestigious school award in Washington, D.C., in November.

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Celebrate Citizenship Day, Constitution Week

At their Sept. 12 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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Mesa seniors named 2018 National Merit® Scholarship semifinalists

National Merit® Scholarship Program semifinalists hail from Mesa, Mountain View, Red Mountain and Westwood high schools. 

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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 and meet the teachers Aug. 14; parents of seventh-graders, Aug. 23.

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Class of 2017 graduates

Dobson, Mesa, Mountain View, Red Mountain, Skyline and Westwood high schools will hold graduation ceremonies May 25. The East Valley Academy and Crossroads graduation is May 24. 

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Jeremy Spilsbury named April Volunteer of the Month

Spilsbury is a dedicated volunteer at Mesa High School. He was recognized at the April 25 Governing Board meeting.

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Board honors April Employees of the Month

Employees from Native American Education Program, and Lowell, MacArthur and Salk elementary schools were celebrated for their service at the April 25 Governing Board meeting.

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Four Mesa schools win 2017 A+ award

2017 A+ School of Excellence award winners include Stapley Junior High School, and Crismon, Jefferson and Pomeroy elementary schools.

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Board spotlights April Students of the Month

The Governing Board honored six outstanding Mesa Public Schools students at the April 11 board meeting. Students from Dobson High School, Fremont Junior High School, and Brinton, Ishikawa, Sirrine and Washington elementary schools have been named April Students of the Month.

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Mesa teachers invited to NASA

Teachers from Kino Junior High, Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies, and Hale, Mendoza and Porter elementary schools will travel to Johnson Space Center April 9-14, 2017, to perform orbital-insertion experiments.

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Jan Stamey named March Volunteer of the Month

Stamey is a dedicated volunteer at Red Mountain Ranch Elementary School. She was honored at the March 28 Governing Board meeting.

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Board celebrates March Employees of the Month

Employees from Information Systems, Skyline High School, and Whittier and Zaharis elementary schools were celebrated for their service at the March 28 board meeting.

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District seniors win Student Community Service Awards

Red Mountain High School's Rebecca Moser, Skyline High School's Arisaid Gonzalez Porras, and Westwood High School's Athena Le and Brianna Rangel have won scholarships from the Mesa Citizen of the Year Association.

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Zaharis to host literacy conference

2016 Newbery Honor Medal recipient Pam Muñoz Ryan will headline the March 25 event.

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Jefferson Elementary School's Joyce Aliment named February Volunteer of the Month

Aliment is a beloved volunteer at Jefferson Elementary School. She was honored at the Feb. 28 Governing Board meeting.

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Board honors February Employees of the Month

Employees from Mesa High School, Poston Junior High, and Entz and Madison elementary schools were celebrated for their service at the Feb. 28 board meeting.

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Dobson, Red Mountain and Skyline students named QuestBridge Match Scholars

Michelle Deng, Jimmy Nguyen and C. Jacob Payne were named QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship recipients. Only 767 students nationwide were awarded the scholarship this year.

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Myers surprised with technology award

AzTEA recognizes Nathan Myers for innovation in educational technology.

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Board celebrates February Students of the Month

The Governing Board honored six outstanding Mesa Public Schools students at the Feb. 14 board meeting. Students from Skyline High School, Rhodes Junior High, and Irving, Lowell, MacArthur and Salk elementary schools have been named February Students of the Month.

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