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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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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. 13; parents of seventh-graders, Aug. 22.

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Erik Von Burg wins Presidential Award

The Gifted and Talented department specialist has been named one of the nation's top STEM educators.

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Red Mountain High School and the City of Mesa Adaptive Leisure program present Shrek the Musical JR. June 14-16

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...
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Mesa Public Schools earns national grant to increase FAFSA completion rate

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...
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Dobson High student named Flinn Scholar

Dobson High senior Kelli Brown is one of 22 Arizona students to earn the scholarship award from the Flinn Foundation.

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District debuts drone activity in ongoing partnership with Boeing

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,...
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Four Mesa schools earn 2018 A+ award

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 Zaharis...
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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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