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Westwood to sponsor powwow March 27

Everyone is welcome. Stop by the campus at 945 W. Eighth St., Mesa, from noon to 10 p.m.

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Arizona AP Teacher of the Year

Bill Mellyn, Mountain View High School chemistry teacher, is Arizona's Advanced Placement Teacher of the Year. His school received a $1,000 grant.

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Come to the MPS Honor Concert in the Ikeda Theater

The Mesa Arts Center will host the Honor Orchestras Concert on April 13.

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Taylor wins national Teaching Excellence Award

Southwest Automotive Engineers International ranks Taylor Junior High tops in integrating math, science, marketing and public speaking.

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Mesa Public Schools to offer free full-day kindergarten

Free full-day kindergarten will be available at all elementary schools in the Mesa Unified School District for the 2010-11 school year.

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Salt River Brass presents Way Out West concert

Buy $10 tickets for the March 20 performance to help fund the Dobson High Band trip to China.

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Mesa school earns counseling award

Johnson Elementary School has been recognized as a model counseling program by the American School Counselor Association.

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25 Mesa seniors named finalists in National Merit Scholarship Program

Mesa Public Schools is pleased to name 25 seniors announced as finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. 

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Shepherd library crew lands rave reviews

Students have earned fame and fortune, for their junior high media center, at campus book fairs.

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Students excel at music auditions

In all, 386 students earned the privilege of performing at All-Regional Festival Concerts.

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Skyline High DECA wins at Eastern Area Conference

Judges award top marks on marketing exams and business challenges.

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Mesa school earns nod for IB Programme

Frost Elementary School received authorization from the International Baccalaureate Organization for its Primary Years Programme.

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Students to hone leadership skills

The Mesa Youth Summit for 300 junior high students is set for Feb. 5.

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Students, schools, counselor win Mesa MLK Day awards

Awards include Student of the Year, Educator of the Year, Teaching Social Justice and academic honors.

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Register for 2010-11 kindergarten

Registration is being conducted throughout the school year at all elementary campuses.

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Mesa school board approves Defining the Future recommendations

The Mesa Public Schools board approved the seven recommendations of the Defining the Future initiative.

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Board elects new president and clerk

The Mesa Public Schools Governing Board elected David Lane as its president for 2010. Steven Peterson will serve as the board clerk.

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Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies is accepting applications

Attend an informational meeting Feb. 2. Applications are due by Feb. 19.

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Mesa high schools among America's best

U.S. News and World Report named five MPS schools in its list of the nation's top high schools.

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Carson named Rodel Exemplary Teacher

The award-winning Barbara Carson of Lindbergh Elementary is a top-notch teacher with a track record of extraordinary student achievement.

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Peers honor Higbee as a top science teacher

Poston Junior High's Jay Higbee was named Middle School Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Science Teachers Association.

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Our schools and departments are special!

Examples of the district's unprecedented excellence in education abound. Here's a sample of our impressive achievements in 2010-11. There's no better place to learn!

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Earn state tax credits by donating to schools

Arizona law provides a tax credit for contributions to Arizona public schools for extracurricular activities or character education programs.

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Entz Elementary wins National Blue Ribbon Award

Entz, ranked in the top 10 percent statewide, received a plaque and a flag from the U.S. Department of Education.

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National Merit names 2010 semifinalists

MPS is proud to recognize the 29 students named semifinalists in 2010 National Merit scholarship competition.

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