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Take a moment to watch or read stories about Queen Creek Unified School District in the news. You will find various news stories from throughout the school year posted on this page. Enjoy! 

QCUSD News Clips and Stories

April

Dr. Berry: Growth, Opportunity at Queen Creek Unified School District
Two words have become synonymous with Queen Creek Unified School District. Those words are growth and opportunity.

Leuschner Named Athletics Director for Eastmark High School
Kraig Leuschner has been hired as the athletics director of Eastmark High School, the newest school in the Queen Creek Unified School District. Eastmark High School is to open in July in the Eastmark community near Ellsworth and Ray.

Diab Scott New Director of CTE and Curriculum at Queen Creek Unified School District
Nancy Diab Scott has been hired as the new director of career and technical education and curriculum for Queen Creek Unified School District.

Community Takes Part in Queen Creek Unified Engagement Event
Queen Creek Unified School District’s mission is to empower each student to achieve excellence in all pursuits and lead with integrity. Effective partnerships are imperative when it comes to achieving this mission.

Meet the Principal: Allison Carmichael to Make Jump to Silver Valley Elementary
Article about Principal Allison Carmichael

Your Family Recipe Could Be Featured on QCUSD School Menu
The Queen Creek Unified School District’s Child Nutrition Department is seeking a family recipe to be featured on the school menu for the 2019–20 school year.

Queen Creek Unified School District Middle School Bands Achieve Superior with Distinction Ratings
Newell Barney and Queen Creek Middle Schools, the two middle schools of the Queen Creek Unified School District, scored Superior with Distinction ratings at this year’s Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association festival.

March 2019

QCUSD Student Named State Competition Semifinalist 
Queen Creek Middle School seventh grader, Matthew Dillon, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of 100 semifinalists eligible to compete in the Arizona State GeoBee.

Queen Creek School Receives National AVID Recognition
Newell Barney Middle School (NBMS) in the Queen Creek Unified School District was named an AVID National Demonstration School on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

Meet the Principal: Chasity Cruz of Queen Creek Elementary
Article about QCE Principal Chasity Cruz

Meet the Principal: Jim Richardson of Desert Mountain Elementary School
Article about DME Principal Jim Richardson

Valley Construction Company Using Virtual Reality Goggles to Unveil New Project
A Valley construction project is using virtual reality goggles as a way to show off its vision to the community.

TI's Chloe Smarter Than A 7th Grader?
Queen Creek student wins Geography Bee

Queen Creek Middle School Student Dillon National Geographic Society State Competition Semi-Finalist
Queen Creek Middle School seventh-grader Matthew Dillon has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of 100 semifinalists eligible to compete in the Arizona State GeoBee.

Swaninger New Gateway Polytechnic Academy Principal
Thomas Swaninger is the new principal of Gateway Polytechnic Academy. Mr. Swaninger’s hiring was approved at the March 5 Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board meeting.

Pugh New Principal for Newell Barney Middle School
Luke Pugh is the new principal of Newell Barney Middle School, a National AVID Demonstration School. The hiring of Mr. Pugh was approved at the March 5 Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board meeting.

Fashion-Club Students Traveling to Los Angeles for Field Trip
Queen Creek High School Fashion Club students are traveling to Los Angeles April 5 through April 6 for a field trip. The trip was approved as part of a consent agenda March 5 by the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board.

Queen Creek Team to Attend U.S. Open Robotics Championship
Robotics students at a Queen Creek middle school are to travel out of state April 3 through April 7 for a field trip. The trip for Newell Barney Middle School national robotics students was approved as part of a consent agenda March 5 by the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board.

Meet the Teacher: Tammy Dolence Values Strong Relationships
Article about QCE teacher Tammy Dolence

Meet the Teacher: Kelli Gordon Loves to See Student Growth
Article about GPA teacher Kelli Gordon

Meet the Teacher: Monica Mesman Wants Strong Community at Sossaman Elementary
Article about FMSE teacher Monica Mesman

February 2019

5th Grade Spelling Champ
Meet Claire Nelson. She is a 5th grade spelling champion and a student at Gateway Polytechnic Academy. Find out how she prepared, and learn her tips for competition success.

Queen Creek Students Make Light-Up Valentines
Fourth graders at Queen Creek Elementary School made Valentine's Day cards that light up. The cards were part of a project to teach the students about circuits.

Get Kindergarten Ready with Queen Creek
Video - Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Corey Rislund, is here with your guide to prepare your child for kindergarten.

Queen Creek Teacher Job Fair Slated for February 27
The Queen Creek Unified School District is looking for new team members to join its teaching team.

Calling all Kindergartners: QCUSD Student Round-Up on February 21
The Queen Creek Unified School District is hosting a kindergarten round-up at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12 at all elementary schools in the district.

Queen Creek Baseball Coach Mikel Moreno Deployed
Mikel Moreno, the former Mesa High and Arizona State standout who was The Arizona Republic's Coach of the Year in 2017, is in Afghanistan serving his country as a captain in the Army reserves.

8 Valley Companies Hiring Right Now
Looking for work? Check out these eight valley companies looking for people right now.

Eastmark High First Basketball Coach Named
Shawn Lynch, who coached Mesa to the 2003-04 6A state boys basketball championship, will become Queen Creek Eastmark's first boys basketball coach when the school opens in the summer.

Shawn Lynch Named Boys Basketball Coach at Eastmark High School
Pending approval from the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board, Superintendent Perry Berry announced the hiring of Shawn Lynch as the head boys basketball coach of Eastmark High School.

Schureman Steps Down as Head Coach at Queen Creek
Travis Schureman stepped down as the head coach of the Queen Creek football program on Wednesday morning. Offensive coordinator Joe Germaine will resume his role as the Bulldogs head coach.

Joe Germaine Returns to Lead Queen Creek Football Program as Head Coach
Joe Germaine, who led Queen Creek to its only football state championship as head coach, will return to that role at the 6A school.

Queen Creek High School Athletic Director Paul Reynolds Announced New Head Coach
Queen Creek High School Athletic Director Paul Reynolds announced Joe Germaine will return as head coach of the QCHS football team. Coach Germaine will resume his head coaching responsibilities starting with the 2019-20 school year. 

Full-Day Preschool OK’d for Queen Creek School District
A full-day preschool option has been approved for the 2019–20 school year in the Queen Creek Unified School District.

New High School Featuring Career Path Academies Opens in Queen Creek
Eastmark High School, a comprehensive school featuring Career Path Academies, will open this July for students in seventh through tenth grades and registration for students has begun.

Silver Valley Elementary Selected as Name of Cadence at Gateway School
Silver Valley Elementary was the selection as the official name of Elementary School No. 7 in the Cadence at Gateway community near Ellsworth and Ray roads.

Meet the Teacher: Corey Rislund Finds QCUSD through Job Fair
Article on Corey Rislund, Frances Brandon Pickett Elementary Teacher.

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    Queen Creek Unified School District
    20217 East Chandler Heights Road 
    Queen Creek, AZ  85142
    Phone:  (480) 987-5935
    Fax:  (480) 987-9714