Due to federal government requirements and rising food costs, Mesa Public Schools breakfast and lunch prices will rise slightly in the new school year.
More than 3,600 students graduated May 21, 2015, from Dobson, Mesa, Mountain View, Red Mountain, Skyline, Westwood and East Valley Academy high schools.
In spring 2015, approximately 45,000 Mesa Public Schools students took the new AzMERIT assessment.
Sarely Licona will attend University of Rochester on a full-ride scholarship, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
As principal David Christensen retires this year, he leaves behind a literacy legacy for his Longfellow Elementary students.
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.
2015 Arizona A+ School of Excellence™ award winners include Highland, Ishikawa, Keller, Mendoza, Porter, Robson, Sirrine, Sousa and Washington elementary schools.
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.
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.
Norberg has volunteered at Ishikawa Elementary for four years. He was recognized as the Volunteer of the Month at the April 28 board meeting.
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.
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.
Red Mountain High School becomes the first comprehensive high school in the East Valley to offer the program to students.
Seniors Nicole Gimpl and Sarah Kocher were selected for the NSPA Journalism Honor Roll.
More than 1,100 students will be honored at the April 30 event.
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.
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.
The annual arts gala will be held Friday, April 24, at 5 p.m.
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.
Eat at participating Mesa locations on April 21 to support the Mesa Foundation for Educational Excellence
Students, staff and parents at nine district elementary schools will welcome new leaders this fall.
Employees from Salk Elementary, East Valley Academy, Red Mountain Ranch Elementary and Whitman Elementary are honored as March winners.
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.