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.
Westcor and Fiesta Mall donated $3,100 to MPS through the School Rewards Program.
Franklin Junior High is open to seventh- and eighth-graders districtwide.
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!
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.
The Sabercats achieved the top ranking among more than 140 schools nationwide.
Several options will be available in the 2009-10 school year for children whose birthdays are after the regular kindergarten deadline of Aug. 31.
Information on H1N1, or swine flu, includes prevention tips, a hot line, district resources, and updates from county, state, national and international health organizations.
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.
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.