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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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Override passes, thank you MPS voters

Yes votes totaled 23,804 to keep the district's override funding in place.

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Read the new issue of MPS Express

This fall's community newspaper is online and in print now for parents and the public.

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Lowell celebrates Library Resource Center grand opening

Lowell Elementary students and staff say "thank you" to Target Stores and Heart of America Foundation. 

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Mesa Agenda newsletter is online, subscribers welcome

Articles, photos and videos focus on Defining the Future public meetings, summer school teaching jogs, Gates Foundation grant, unique employee numbers, payroll information, school and district highlights

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Bos is an Arizona Presidential Award finalist

Colette Bos of Smith Junior High is in the running for national recognition, prizes.

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Come to free Parent University workshops

Learn about child development and effective parenting skills from national consultants and prominent Valley educators. You need not be a Mesa resident to attend.

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Tolman named Arizona's New Marketing Teacher of the Year

Vicki Tolman, Skyline High business teacher, was honored by peers throughout the state.

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Superintendent to host parent, community meeting

All parents and area residents are invited to attend at 7 p.m. Feb 2.

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District awarded history grant of nearly $1 million

Mesa Public Schools received a second grant to enhance history education. This is the second year for the Teaching American History grant to be awarded to the district. The grant amount is $962,000.

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Schools benefit from Westcor grant

Westcor and Fiesta Mall donated $3,100 to MPS through the School Rewards Program.

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Apply for back-to-basics junior high

Franklin Junior High is open to seventh- and eighth-graders districtwide.

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Enroll in ninth-grade program for homeschoolers

Eagleridge Enrichment Program offers ninth-grade homeschool students a personalized transition to a more traditional setting. Benefits abound, including a rigorous curriculum, small classes and free tutoring!

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Class of 2009 receives $50 million in scholarships

Graduating seniors of the seven high schools in Mesa Public Schools have received scholarship offers of more than $50 million. The total is $6 million more than the previous class.


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