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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...
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...
The Hermosa Vista Elementary principal received the award during a surprise celebration May 10.
Jordan Harb, Nathaniel Ross and Liam Wilson are members of the 34th class of Flinn Scholars.
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,...
Kindergarten at Mesa Public Schools is the perfect jumpstart for student learning. Enroll now for Fall 2019.
Mesa Public Schools won more 2017-18 Civic Engagement awards than any other district in the state.
Franklin Junior High School and Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies received the prestigious award for overall excellence in education.
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.
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.
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.
Parents of ninth-graders are invited to preview the district's sexual-awareness curriculum and meet the teachers Aug. 13; parents of seventh-graders, Aug. 22.
The Gifted and Talented department specialist has been named one of the nation's top STEM educators.
Red Mountain High School and the City of Mesa are once again teaming up for a unique summer theater production.
"It's a musical that features all actors with special needs," says Matt Erickson, director and Red Mountain High theatre teacher. "They're the stars."
Three years ago, Mesa's Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities department approached Erickson with an idea for the...
Mesa is one of 25 organizations in the country to receive up to a $40,000 2018-19 FAFSA Completion Challenge Grant from National College Access Network.
The district received the grant to meet the challenge of increasing the Class of 2019's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion rate by at least five percentage points, as compared to the Class of 2018. The grant is...
Dobson High senior Kelli Brown is one of 22 Arizona students to earn the scholarship award from the Flinn Foundation.
After a successful 20-year partnership with Boeing, Mesa Public Schools' Aeronautical Center of Exploration (ACE) has debuted an exciting new activity .
Fifth-grade students now visiting ACE at Salk Elementary learn how to fly a drone, thanks to Boeing engineers who designed the activity and curriculum.
"This will help students plan their careers in aviation and science, technology,...
Four Mesa schools have been named among the best K-12 public schools in the state. These outstanding schools are winners of 2018 A+ School of Excellence ™ awards from the Arizona Educational Foundation:
Field Elementary School, Scott Cumberledge, principal
Irving Elementary School, Penny Briney, principal
Red Mountain High School, Jared Ryan, principal
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.
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...
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...
Mesa Public Schools won more 2016-17 Civic Engagement awards than any other district in the state.
Mesa Public Schools superintendent will complete distinguished career at the end of the 2017-18 school year.
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...
Franklin educators will accept the nation's most prestigious school award in Washington, D.C., in November.