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Westwood senior wins Gates Millennium scholarship

Sarely Licona will attend University of Rochester on a full-ride scholarship, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Longfellow students receive books to remember principal

As principal David Christensen retires this year, he leaves behind a literacy legacy for his Longfellow Elementary students.

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2015 graduation information

Mesa Public Schools will graduate more than 3,800 seniors Thursday, May 21. Graduation ceremony times and locations are: Dobson High School : Dobson football stadium at 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 6  p.m.  East Valley Academy : Hilton Phoenix/Mesa at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets required.  Mesa High School : Mesa High Jackrabbit...
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Four Mesa Public Schools students selected as Flinn Scholars

The Mountain View and Westwood seniors won the competitive scholarship package from the Flinn Foundation. The merit-based scholarship, given to only 21 Arizona seniors this year, is valued at $115,000.

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Nine Mesa schools win A+ Award

2015 Arizona A+ School of Excellence award winners include Highland, Ishikawa, Keller, Mendoza, Porter, Robson, Sirrine, Sousa and Washington elementary schools.

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VIP Variety Show celebrates all students

Mountain View High School's third annual event showcases the talents and musical gifts of students with special needs. This year's show is Friday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in the school's auditorium. Tickets are $2, or $1 with school ID. Children under 5 are free.

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Board proclaims Teacher Appreciation Week!

The school board and superintendent proclaimed May 4-8 as Teacher Appreciation Week and May 5 as Teacher Day in Mesa Public Schools. Join us in acknowledging the lasting contributions of teachers to our lives, our community and our country.

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Michael Norberg honored as Volunteer of the Month

Norberg has volunteered at Ishikawa Elementary for four years. He was recognized as the Volunteer of the Month at the April 28 board meeting.

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Board honors April Employees of the Month

Employees from Crossroads, Community Education, Mountain View High School and Las Sendas Elementary School were honored for their outstanding work at the April 28 board meeting.

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Join us at the Student Service Awards

Award winners will be honored during the 46th annual celebration at 7 p.m. May 8 at the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., Mesa.

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Red Mountain selected for AP Capstone Diploma program

Red Mountain High School becomes the first comprehensive high school in the East Valley to offer the program to students.

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Red Mountain seniors earn national journalism honors

Seniors Nicole Gimpl and Sarah Kocher were selected for the NSPA Journalism Honor Roll.

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CTE students to be recognized April 30

More than 1,100 students will be honored at the April 30 event.

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Informational parent meetings scheduled

Parent Leader Training will be held April 23 at 6:30 p.m. The next Superintendent Latino Parent Council meeting is set for April 29 at 5 p.m.

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Board proclaims Public School Volunteer Week!

The Governing Board and superintendent proclaimed April 20-24 as Public School Volunteer Week in Mesa Public Schools. Join us in celebrating the contributions, service and dedication of our volunteers.

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Young at Art celebrates 27 years

The annual arts gala will be held Friday, April 24, at 5 p.m.

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Students of the Month honored at board meeting

The Governing Board recognized six outstanding Mesa Public Schools students at the April 14 board meeting. Students from Skyline High School, Rhodes Junior High, and Irving, MacArthur, Salk and Washington elementary schools have been named April Students of the Month.

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Chick-fil-A® Spirit Day benefits Mesa Public Schools

Eat at participating Mesa locations on April 21 to support the Mesa Foundation for Educational Excellence

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Governing Board names new principals

Students, staff and parents at nine district elementary schools will welcome new leaders this fall.

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Mesa recognizes Employees of the Month

Employees from Salk Elementary, East Valley Academy, Red Mountain Ranch Elementary and Whitman Elementary are honored as March winners.

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Red Mountain welding team wins Best in the West contest

Red Mountain's welding team celebrates its win with a group photo. For the second year in a row, Red Mountain High School won the combined team build project in the Mesa Public Schools/CTE Best in the West Invitational Welding Contest, which was held March 6. Students from Mesa's six high schools, and five schools outside of the district, participated in the competition. Vern...
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Students of the Month shine at the board meeting

The Governing Board honored six March Students of the Month from a variety of grade levels and schools. The superintendency, principals, teachers, families and friends gathered to recognize the winners and to celebrate their success.

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Dobson girls basketball team wins state title

It was an exhilarating night for Dobson's girls basketball team March 2, 2015, at Gila River Arena in Glendale. The sixth-seeded team had made it to the state championship game against the fifth-seeded Millennium Tigers of Goodyear.  After a tense and close game, the Mustangs took the lead in the fourth quarter and never looked back. Dobson ultimately won the game 58-49. Dobson last...
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Mesa high schools raise more than $12,000 in Change for Change coin drive

Mesa Public Schools' six comprehensive high schools raised $12,795.26 for Mesa United Way in the Change for Change money drive. The drive ran from Feb. 17-27 at Dobson, Mesa, Mountain View, Red Mountain, Skyline and Westwood high schools. Each school's student council rallied fellow students to raise money to help families in Mesa.  Superintendent Michael Cowan and student...
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Mesa, Westwood seniors win Student Community Service Awards

Abanezer Sisay and Paige Zuraw each won a $1,000 scholarship from the Mesa Citizen of the Year Association.

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