Due to federal government requirements and rising food costs, Mesa Public Schools breakfast and lunch prices will rise slightly in the new school year.
More than 3,600 students graduated May 21, 2015, from Dobson, Mesa, Mountain View, Red Mountain, Skyline, Westwood and East Valley Academy high schools.
In spring 2015, approximately 45,000 Mesa Public Schools students took the new AzMERIT assessment.
Sarely Licona will attend University of Rochester on a full-ride scholarship, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
As principal David Christensen retires this year, he leaves behind a literacy legacy for his Longfellow Elementary students.
The Mountain View and Westwood seniors won the competitive scholarship package from the Flinn Foundation. The merit-based scholarship, given to only 21 Arizona seniors this year, is valued at $115,000.
2015 Arizona A+ School of Excellence™ award winners include Highland, Ishikawa, Keller, Mendoza, Porter, Robson, Sirrine, Sousa and Washington elementary schools.
Mountain View High School's third annual event showcases the talents and musical gifts of students with special needs. This year's show is Friday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in the school's auditorium. Tickets are $2, or $1 with school ID. Children under 5 are free.
The school board and superintendent proclaimed May 4-8 as Teacher Appreciation Week and May 5 as Teacher Day in Mesa Public Schools. Join us in acknowledging the lasting contributions of teachers to our lives, our community and our country.
Norberg has volunteered at Ishikawa Elementary for four years. He was recognized as the Volunteer of the Month at the April 28 board meeting.
Employees from Crossroads, Community Education, Mountain View High School and Las Sendas Elementary School were honored for their outstanding work at the April 28 board meeting.
Award winners will be honored during the 46th annual celebration at 7 p.m. May 8 at the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., Mesa.
Red Mountain High School becomes the first comprehensive high school in the East Valley to offer the program to students.
Seniors Nicole Gimpl and Sarah Kocher were selected for the NSPA Journalism Honor Roll.
More than 1,100 students will be honored at the April 30 event.
Parent Leader Training will be held April 23 at 6:30 p.m. The next Superintendent Latino Parent Council meeting is set for April 29 at 5 p.m.
The Governing Board and superintendent proclaimed April 20-24 as Public School Volunteer Week in Mesa Public Schools. Join us in celebrating the contributions, service and dedication of our volunteers.
The annual arts gala will be held Friday, April 24, at 5 p.m.
The Governing Board recognized six outstanding Mesa Public Schools students at the April 14 board meeting. Students from Skyline High School, Rhodes Junior High, and Irving, MacArthur, Salk and Washington elementary schools have been named April Students of the Month.
Eat at participating Mesa locations on April 21 to support the Mesa Foundation for Educational Excellence
Students, staff and parents at nine district elementary schools will welcome new leaders this fall.
Employees from Salk Elementary, East Valley Academy, Red Mountain Ranch Elementary and Whitman Elementary are honored as March winners.
The Governing Board honored six March Students of the Month from a variety of grade levels and schools. The superintendency, principals, teachers, families and friends gathered to recognize the winners and to celebrate their success.
Abanezer Sisay and Paige Zuraw each won a $1,000 scholarship from the Mesa Citizen of the Year Association.
Mesa Public Schools recognized Carol Larsen from Jefferson Elementary at the district's Feb. 24 school board meeting.
Mesa Public Schools Employees of the Month are Whittier's Kathy Brotherton, Transportation's Angel Castillo, Washington's Stephanie Stork and Longfellow's Cathy Thompson.
Parents and guardians are invited to attend the meeting Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m., at the district's Student Services Center, 1025 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa.
The Governing Board, superintendency, teachers, principals, friends and family celebrated the success and achievements of six stellar students at the Feb. 10 board meeting.
Get a blast of this year's SciTech Expo, "Full STEAM Ahead," on Saturday, Feb. 21, at Red Mountain High School.
Brenda Huizar of Lincoln Elementary and Carolyn Wong of the Native American Education Program were recognized as Volunteers of the Month at the Jan. 28 board meeting.
January Employees of the Month are Dr. Rebecca Cryder of Skyline High School, Nick Delgudico from Operations, Josh Henderson from Whitman Elementary and Diane Hobbs of Johnson Elementary.
Mesa Public Schools introduces an informative app that provides fingertip access to district news and information.
The Governing Board, superintendency, teachers, principals, friends and family celebrated the success and achievements of six stellar students at this week's board meeting.
Students from all grade levels were invited by the City of Mesa to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the "Many Faces, One Community" districtwide contest.
Mountain View High School senior Grant Laufer has won the 2015 U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship. He will spend a week in the nation's capital to get an up-close look at government.
Five students from across the district were honored at the December board meeting. Winners celebrated their success with friends, family, teachers, principals, superintendency and the governing board.
December winners represent Wilson Elementary and Taylor Junior High.
The retiring Governing Board president received the award at the ASBA-ASA Annual Conference.
Rayan Alsemeiry, Ruben Inzunza and Catherine Bui were named QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship recipients. Only 501 students nationwide are awarded the scholarship.
The Porter Elementary teacher was honored by the Rodel Foundation of Arizona and will mentor high-potential student teachers.
Mesa Governing Board honored six November Students of the Month from a variety of schools across the district. Friends, family, teachers, principals and superintendency gathered to pay tribute to this month's winners.
Arizona Educational Foundation honors the Westwood teacher at November luncheon.
Mesa sports’ biggest night is back. Mesa City Sports Hall of Fame inducts its 2014 members at Red Mountain High School tonight at 7 p.m.
Westwood and Carson families were invited to sign up for discounted high-speed Internet and buy a computer for only $10, thanks to the Connect2Compete program.
Employees from Field Elementary and Skyline High School honored as November winners.
The National Hispanic Recognition Program, administered by the College Board, recognized six academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students across the district.
Phoenix Indian Center honored Theresa Price as the 2014 Woman of the Year
Mesa Public Schools officials recognized Leah James of Entz Elementary at the district's October 28 school board meeting.
Westwood High School's homecoming parade is always a neighborhood affair, with families coming together to celebrate, cheer on the school and collect sweet treats. This year's parade, held Friday, October 24, was an extra-special event. That’s because the parade’s grand marshal was Westwood High School cancer survivor Roberto Blanco.
Representatives from Webster Elementary, Shepherd Junior High, Taylor Junior High and Red Mountain Ranch Elementary were honored as October winners.
Hope comes in many forms. For the students at SHARP School, it is in the the wisdom of a 6-year-old goldendoodle — a service dog named Hope — and her handler, Pam Reinke.
The civic group’s flagship annual event is to be held Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Kino Aquatics Center.
Students from a variety of grade levels and regions were honored as October Students of the Month. The school board, superintendency, principals, teachers, families and friends were there to recognize the winners and celebrate their success.
Health Services encourages everyone to stay healthy and stay in school.
Mesa Public Schools officials recognized Joan Bradley of Mountain View High School at the district's Sept. 28 school board meeting.
East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce honored Irene Frklich as the 2014 Educator of the Year.
Employees of the Month in Mesa Public Schools are Nancy Herrera, Washington Elementary; Aldy Montufar, Lincoln Elementary; Kim Raczynski, Taylor Junior High; and Cathy Thornton, Sousa Elementary.
The student cadets in Mesa High School's Air Force Junior ROTC program hosted a homecoming dance on September 12 for the residents of The Citadel assisted living facility in Mesa.
Mesa Public Schools students are informed and engaged citizens.
Junior and senior high school families are invited to attend Op Shop from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 29, at Skyline High School, 845 S. Crismon Road, Mesa. Parents and teens throughout the east valley are welcome to our college and career fair.
National Merit® Scholarship Program Semifinalists hail from Dobson, Mountain View and Westwood high schools.
Parents and guardians are invited to attend at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the school district's Student Services Center, 1025 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa.
Target and The Heart of America Foundation donated materials, books, technology and volunteer hours to completely reimagine the Field Elementary library.
Mesa Youth Volleyball is open to third- through eighth-grade boys and girls throughout the community.
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. 19.
Dr. Michael Cowan, superintendent, was named Distinguished Administrator of the Year by Arizona School Administrators, Inc. for his leadership and contributions to education.
Mesa United Way presented the Spirit of Mesa Award to Mesa Public Schools for contributions to the community.
Mesa United Way honored Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo as the Employee Campaign Leader of the Year. Villanueva-Saucedo is the Mesa Public Schools community liaison.
More than 3,900 seniors graduated from Dobson, Mesa, Mountain View, Red Mountain, Skyline, Westwood and East Valley Academy high schools.
Mesa's Eisenhower Center for Innovation staff is making a difference in the lives of their students.
Mountain View High School's Sky and Talon Duncan will perform in June at the Spirit of the Planet Festival in Bergamo, Italy.
Free breakfasts and lunches will be served this summer to bridge the hunger and nutrition gap for children in need. Adult prices will range from $1.25 to $3.25.
Mesa elementary schools wrapped up their 18th annual Battle of the Books competition with a third place finish at regionals.
The Mesa Public Schools Governing Board approved calendars for 2015-16 and 2016-17 at its May 13 meeting. The district's 2014-15 calendar was adopted in 2012.
Mesa Public Schools elementary students earned top awards at the Maricopa County Sixth-Grade Math Challenge.
Mesa Public Schools kindergartners, and their counterparts throughout Arizona, will receive new books to take home, thanks to a remarkable couple that cares about kids and community service.
Valley Honda Dealers awarded Diana Bamper, Mesa Public Schools kindergarten teacher, $5,000 in classroom supplies and equipment at a schoolwide assembly.
Allen Quie, principal of Jordan and Red Mountain Centers for Early Education in Mesa Public Schools, received the Outstanding Administrator Award from the East Valley Council for Exceptional Children.
Junior high and high schools students and families throughout the district are invited to REDCON from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 10 at Red Mountain High, 7301 E. Brown Road, Mesa.
We're hiring and training school bus drivers. Driving a school bus is a great part-time job for adults, 21 and older, including college students. Complete the easy online application.
Fifth- and sixth-graders in the Gifted and Talented Program at Roosevelt Elementary in Mesa Public Schools recently "spit" into a microphone, but not the way you think!
2014 Arizona A+ School of Excellence award winners include Falcon Hill, Red Mountain Ranch and Zaharis elementaries; Taylor Junior High; and Red Mountain High.
The Arizona Partnership for Immunization presented the Hot Shot Award to Nadine Miller, director of the Mesa Public Schools Health Services and Audiology Department.
Mesa Public Schools officials recognized Brad Nelson of Red Mountain Ranch Elementary at the district's April 22 school board meeting.
The school board and superintendent proclaimed May 5-9 as Teacher Appreciation Week and May 6 as Teacher Day in Mesa Public Schools. Join us in acknowledging the lasting contributions of teachers to our lives, our community and our country.
Kathryn Notarpole, Stapley Junior High seventh-grade social studies teacher, and students Austin Cox and Morgan Denman, will represent Arizona at the National Oratory Retreat and Performance at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., where Lincoln's legacy lives!
Employees of the Month in Mesa Public Schools are Chris Donlon of Whitman Elementary School, Bob McCartney of Crossroads Success School, Dick Miller of Rhodes Junior High School and Bonnie Roberts of Lincoln Elementary School.
Sign up soon for KidzCamp and Tweens 'n' Teens summer programs. The Community Education Department of Mesa Public Schools offers a multitude of opportunities to beat summer boredom for students of all ages throughout the East Valley.