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Watch and Read News Stories about QCUSD

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

October 2019

QCUSD Teacher Heather Hilland Named Educator of the Year by QC Chamber
Desert Mountain Elementary teacher Heather Hilland with Principal Jim Richardson. (Submitted photo)
The Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce held its 10th Annual Business Awards Dinner on Thursday, September 19 at Encanterra Country Club. Community members, businesses, and a teacher were honored with awards.

September 2019

How Queen Creek Helps Students Succeed After Graduation
Queen Creek Unified School District seeks to help students succeed with post-secondary and business partnerships, rigorous course offerings, and technological skills. Queen Creek Unified’s mission is to empower each student to achieve excellence in all pursuits and lead with integrity. This mission drives the district’s strategic plan which has five priorities; the first priority being helping students succeed.

Queen Creek Educator Wins Mac and Gaydos’ Pay Tribute to a Teacher
The first KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Mac & Gaydos’ Pay Tribute to a Teacher award of the 2019–20 school year goes to a Queen Creek educator lauded for his work with special needs students.

A+ Teacher of the Week: This Queen Creek Teacher is Shaping the Future
Helen Litle is an incredible kindergarten teacher in Queen Creek. Trisha Hendricks shares her story.

Back to School: Desert Mountain Elementary
FOX 10's Cory McCloskey is hanging out with students in Queen Creek at Desert Mountain Elementary.

August 2019

New High School in Mesa Lets Students Pick Career Paths
A brand new high school is opening in the East Valley and it's far from your traditional high school.

A+ Teacher of the Week
Building Exceptional Relationships: Teacher at Queen Creek Middle School receives A+ Teacher of the Week award.

Queen Creek Teen Goes above and beyond for Little Sister with Rare Disease
Teenage boys have a lot on their minds and usually their little sister isn't one of them. But that isn't the case for one Queen Creek teen whose story is inspiring a group of his peers.

Arizona Schools Can Apply For State Money To Hire Police Officers, Counselors, Social Workers
Starting Sept. 16, Arizona public schools can apply for money to hire police officers, counselors, and social workers. The State Board of Education approved the new application process for the School Safety Program at its meeting Monday.

Queen Creek Football Aims for Championship Season with Joe Germaine Back as Head Coach
 Joe Germaine almost forgot what it takes to be a head coach. Lots of paperwork, administrative duties, making sure the lower levels, feeder programs are up to speed.

July 2019

High-tech School Opening Soon Near Mesa, Queen Creek Border
A brand new high school is opening in the East Valley and it's far from your traditional high school.

Queen Creek Unified Opens Two New Schools in Mesa
The Queen Creek Unified School District will open up two new schools in Mesa on Wednesday.

Propelling More Kids to College Through Teacher-Centric Efforts
In Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD), students are benefiting from increased teacher-centric efforts, including training and support. It’s part of AVID‘s national program aimed at closing the achievement gap and creating a college-going culture in schools.

Arizona Teachers Get Pay Raises for New School Year
As the new school year gets underway, teachers are seeing more money in their paychecks. Teachers in the Mesa Unified School District got 5% pay raises this school year after getting 10% raises last year.

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