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Ladies and gentlemen, start your summer. More than 20 neighborhood pools across the East Valley make affordable places to while away hot days, and many go beyond basic lap pools to mimic the attractions at pricey water parks.
Approximately 712 graduates will receive diplomas as part of the Class of 2013. The school reports 134 of those seniors are receiving a scholastic diploma.
Mesa teachers showed up en masse to the district’s school board's April 9 meeting to show their support, but also remind them that it’s time for a raise.
Jordan Elementary School will close as a neighborhood campus at the end of the school year and become home to an early childhood education program, the Mesa Unified School District governing board decided Tuesday night.
Being not only a gym rat but the coach's son, Brandon Haagsma spent a lot of time around Valley Christian's boys basketball championship teams growing up: 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2007.
A handful of Mesa Unified School District campuses could be converted next school year — one to house special needs programs and one to test creative education methods — under a plan proposed this week.
The Gilbert district will start anew with the process to close Gilbert Junior High School after questions have been raised about whether or not the district followed state statutes the first time.
Area football players were snubbed on the All-Arizona team voted on by the football coaches association.
Two years ago, the Tempe Elementary School District governing board voted to close three schools.
Upset parents, confused children and signs that read “Save our school” have become a familiar sight in the East Valley in the last few years.
Many parents were unhappy Tuesday night as they learned more about their school district’s proposal to close Gilbert Junior High as a neighborhood school and move Gilbert Classical Academy into its space.
Gilbert Junior High School would be closed as a neighborhood school and Gilbert Classical Academy would move there under a plan outlined in a parent letter sent home this week.
Mesa school officials are trying to come up with innovative ways to repurpose an elementary campus to align the needs of the community with dwindling dollars and students.
Westwood High School, above, and Dobson High School, shown at a recent practice, below, are both located in older neighborhoods of Mesa and have seen plenty of struggles on the football field in the last decade as fewer and fewer young families move into its boundaries.
School books, desks and boxes are tucked into many corners and hallways at the former Brimhall Junior High School in Mesa.
Roy Leggett, lead custodian at Franklin at Brimhall Elementary and Franklin Junior high moves filing cabinets from the schools library, Friday, July 6, 2012 in Mesa. [Tim Hacker/Tribune]
Boxes ready to be unpacked at the joint campus of Franklin at Brimhall Elementary and Franklin Junior high, Friday, July 6, 2012 in Mesa. [Tim Hacker/Tribune]
Principal Jeffrey Abrams talks near the elementary playground while giving a tour on the campus of Franklin at Brimhall Elementary and Franklin Junior high, Friday, July 6, 2012 in Mesa. [Tim Hacker/Tribune]
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Mesa school teachers and staff will get a pay raise next year after four years of salary freezes.
Mesa police and school officials are investigating a number of recent break-ins at two junior high cafeterias and a high school library that resulted in more than $2,000 in damage and stolen food items.
Mesa will begin testing the waters this month on a parks and recreation improvement package that could lead to the first major upgrades in the city since voters approved a bond package in 1996.
A community committee is recommending the Mesa Unified School District put a $285 million bond question on the Nov. 6 ballot to address technology, aging buildings and failing facility systems.
A Mesa facilities planning committee will recommend closing a handful of elementary schools and rebuilding when appropriate when it finalizes its recommendation next week for the district governing board.
Sixth-graders at Chandler’s Andersen Elementary School may attend school at the adjacent Andersen Junior High School next year.