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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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Stapley wins National Academic League championship

The Sabercats achieved the top ranking among more than 140 schools nationwide.

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Kindergarten options abound in MPS

Several options will be available in the 2009-10 school year for children whose birthdays are after the regular kindergarten deadline of Aug. 31.

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Flu update

Information on H1N1, or swine flu, includes prevention tips, a hot line, district resources, and updates from county, state, national and international health organizations.

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Dobson High hosts new Ninth-Grade Bridge

Charter-school students, home-school students and open-enrollment applicants from other districts are invited to experience this personalized transition to a comprehensive high school.

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District to offer free full-day kindergarten

The 58 Mesa Public Schools elementaries will offer free full-day kindergarten for the 2009-10 school year.

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PE teacher wins sportsmanship award

The National Association for Sport and Physical Education honored Courtney Teatro of Stevenson Elementary.

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State organization lauds recycling program

The Arizona Association of School Business Officials presented its Best Practices Award to Karen Fleetwood for saving money and being kind to the environment.

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Read the latest budget update

In May 2009, Superintendent Debra Duvall issued a special report on the most recent developments and plans for the 2009-10 school year as MPS faces unprecedented financial challenges.

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Boeing sends Crismon teacher to Space Camp

Thanks to funding from The Boeing Company, Janece Larson, a sixth-grade teacher at Crismon Elementary, will attend Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., this summer. 

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Eisenhower wins character education award

Character Education Three Minutes a Day was named one of Arizona's top three programs.

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