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.
Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies, Ishikawa, Highland and O'Connor elementary students will compete at the Regional Sixth-Grade Math Challenge in May.
Dinner and Harps, on May 5, promises to be a memorable evening, featuring a gourmet meal and the most magnificent music! Admission to the concert is free. Dinner tickets are on sale now.
Red Mountain High's Mali Cao, Pinnacle yearbook staffer, is one of only 68 winners in the National Showcase: 2014 Photo Contest.
What can the few remaining Holocaust survivors teach us before they are gone? Red Mountain High students found out from Helen Handler.
Come to a free screening of the award-winning "First Generation" documentary at 6 p.m. April 23 at the Mesa Arts Center. Everyone's welcome.
The Voices 2014 anthology features the work of first-place winners in this year's district writing contest. Enjoy the unique, compelling and engaging voices of Mesa Public Schools students and staff. Now is their time to be heard!
The district's School Safety and Security Department invites parents and other trusted adults to Take 25 and make time to talk about child safety.
Join us at the Young at Art opening extravaganza from 5 to 10 p.m April 25 at the district's Creative and Performing Arts Building, 155 N. Center St., Mesa. The Young at Art exhibit continues through May 1. Admission is free. Everyone's welcome.
Award winners will be honored during our 45th annual celebration at 7 p.m. May 2 at the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., Mesa.
Second-graders in Amy DeLong's class at Highland Elementary are in the running for up to $20,000 to create an organic garden. Vote daily April 1-21 on the Seeds of Change website.
Red Mountain welding students, taught by Dan Hurst, won the Mesa Public Schools Best in the West invitational. Hurst, a veteran in the industry, is an expert in hands-on experience and real-world applications.
Employees of the Month in Mesa Public Schools are Doug Aaron, Custodial Department; Chris Coughlin, Taylor Junior High; Vicki Grant, Falcon Hill Elementary; and Holly Platt, Sirrine Elementary.
Sign up for senior high summer school now through 4 p.m. May 30. Classes begin June 2. Register in person, online or by mail.
Family Day is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29 at Superstition Springs Center, 6555 E. Southern Ave., Mesa. Join us for free family activities and entertainment.
Mail-in and online registration are open for K-6 Summer Fun Days. Academic and special interest classes are set for 8 a.m.-noon, Monday through Friday, June 2-27. Students throughout the district are welcome.
Alumni, former employees, neighbors, families and friends are invited to join current students and staff at Red Mountain Ranch Elementary's 20-year celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. April 17 at 6650 E. Raftriver St., Mesa.
Everyone is invited to join students and staff at Whitman Elementary School's Fiesta 50th Celebration of excellence in education from 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 6 on the campus at 1829 N. Grand, Mesa.
The results are in for this year's K-12 district writing contest. Winners will be honored May 1, and their work will be published in the annual Voices anthology this spring.
Employees of the Month in Mesa Public Schools are Jane Lemon of Pomeroy Elementary Montessori, Art Gallardo of Red Mountain High, Carol Rowley of Holmes Elementary and Brittany Lambert of MacArthur Elementary.
You're invited to play in Skyline High's Coyote Pride Golf Outing on April 12 at Viewpoint Golf Resort. Play is limited to 32 teams, so sign up soon!
Keller Elementary students won six awards in Grand Canyon State Games writing contests.
Karen Miller, Mesa Public Schools harp specialist, won the Excellence in Teaching Music Award from the Arizona Music Educators Association.
Mesa Public Schools will treat you to the most magnificent music! Bring your friends and family to a free High School Harp Ensemble performance at 7 p.m. Feb. 24.
Families throughout the East Valley are invited gather information and talk to experts about how to help students with disabilities succeed in the transition from high school to adulthood. Join us April 8.
The school board honored six February Students of the Month from a variety of grade levels and regions. The superintendency, principals, teachers, families and friends gathered to recognize the winners and to celebrate their success.
Sousa won first place in the 2013 School Cents shopping partnership program sponsored by Superstition Springs Center. The mall awarded 10 Mesa schools thousands of dollars.