The 58 Mesa Public Schools elementaries will offer free full-day kindergarten for the 2009-10 school year.
The National Association for Sport and Physical Education honored Courtney Teatro of Stevenson Elementary.
The Arizona Association of School Business Officials presented its Best Practices Award to Karen Fleetwood for saving money and being kind to the environment.
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.
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.
Character Education Three Minutes a Day was named one of Arizona's top three programs.
Target and Heart of America Foundation chose Lowell Elementary for a READesign.
Kids at Carson, Mesa, Powell and Smith are Learning Through Engineering Design and Practice.
Michael Cowan will begin his new duties July 1. Debra Duvall, who has served as superintendent since 2000, will retire June 30.
Frost Elementary youngsters are taking on an ambitious project, Brick by Brick, with a goal of raising $8,500.
Taylor Junior High is partnering with General Motors and SAE International in an exciting hands-on program called A World in Motion.
Resources abound to help students and parents prepare for the college-entrance exam and career opportunities.
One-on-one tutoring focuses on math, science, social studies and English.
The Mesa Youth Summit fosters dialogue, understanding and leadership.
National acclaim and two new space stations are on the horizon.
MPS offers many educational choices. We welcome students from other Mesa schools and other districts.
Amy Hamilton of Redbird Elementary and Angela Herreras of Stevenson Elementary won $10,000 Rodel Exemplary Teacher Awards.
Jennifer Svans, Kerr Elementary second-grade teacher, is Arizona's Milken Educator Award winner.