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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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Lowell library awarded extreme makeover

Target and Heart of America Foundation chose Lowell Elementary for a READesign.

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Junior high students blend art, technology

Kids at Carson, Mesa, Powell and Smith are Learning Through Engineering Design and Practice.

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Michael Cowan named superintendent

Michael Cowan will begin his new duties July 1. Debra Duvall, who has served as superintendent since 2000, will retire June 30.

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Children raise money to build school in Kenya

Frost Elementary youngsters are taking on an ambitious project, Brick by Brick, with a goal of raising $8,500.

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Students experience A World in Motion

Taylor Junior High is partnering with General Motors and SAE International in an exciting hands-on program called A World in Motion.

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ACT helps students prepare for testing

Resources abound to help students and parents prepare for the college-entrance exam and career opportunities.

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Public library offers free tutoring online

One-on-one tutoring focuses on math, science, social studies and English.

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Mesa students learn to embrace diversity

The Mesa Youth Summit fosters dialogue, understanding and leadership.

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MPS space program gains national attention

National acclaim and two new space stations are on the horizon.

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Apply for open enrollment in MPS

MPS offers many educational choices. We welcome students from other Mesa schools and other districts.

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Rodel Foundation names Exemplary Teachers

Amy Hamilton of Redbird Elementary and Angela Herreras of Stevenson Elementary won $10,000 Rodel Exemplary Teacher Awards.

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Mesa teacher wins $25,000 award

Jennifer Svans, Kerr Elementary second-grade teacher, is Arizona's Milken Educator Award winner.

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