Mesa City Council passes resolution to create Education and Workforce Development Roundtable, announces appointees

At their Study Session meeting on April 22, City Council approved appointments to the Mesa Education and Workforce Development Roundtable. The resolution (passed on April 5) established a centralized body to streamline and coordinate efforts to advance Mesa’s education and…

Mesa College Promise: High School Graduates Can Apply for Mesa College Promise Funds

The first Mesa College Promise eligible high school graduates will receive funding to attend Mesa Community College (MCC) beginning with the fall 2021 semester. Each student accepted into the program will have their own academic advisor, a Promise orientation, plus…

School Year 2022-23 to start earlier than expected for Gilbert Public Schools

Public schools in Gilbert could possibly move the beginning of classes earlier than usual and extend its fall and spring breaks for school year 2022-23.  At a meeting last Feb. 23, suggested modifications for the school calendar have been discussed…

Desert Ridge next football head coach, Roy Lopez

Roy Lopez, a native of Apache Junction in the far East Valley, has been hired to take over the Desert Ridge program and will be introduced to the team on Friday in the school gymnasium. The support of the community…

Emergency Lunch Pickup Information

From Mesa Public Schools: Lunch is free for ALL CHILDREN under 18, whether you attend Mesa Public Schools or not. The meals will include lunch and a breakfast for the following morning. Lunches available at all Mesa Public Schools elementary…

Historical Writing and Video Contest for Mesa students

The Mesa Historic Preservation Board is sponsoring a writing contest for all fourth-grade, fifth-grade and sixth-grade students and a video contest for sixth-grade through twelfth-grade students living in the City of Mesa. The contests are open to students regardless whether…

Eastmark High School in Operation; Gilbert Schools Start New Year

The brand-new Eastmark High School held their grand opening on July 11 and began classes on Wednesday, July 24. The new school, located just east of Ellsworth on Ray Road, has begun for students grades 7-10 and will add Grades…

Desert Ridge Students Graduate from Mayor’s Youth Committee

Congratulations to the 2019 Mayor’s Youth Committee (MYC) graduates! This year, 21 juniors and seniors from public and charter high schools throughout Mesa completed the program that began in September. MYC is made up of an elect group of students…

Gilbert Schools Announces Boundary Changes

The Gilbert Public Schools Board approved boundary changes for the 2019/2020 school year on January 23, 2019. While the majority of the district is not affected, there are a few areas in 85209 and 85212 that will see a change…

Augusta Ranch Student named Spelling Bee Champion

Augusta Ranch Elementary student Kincade Phelps was named one of 7 Champions and will represent Gilbert Public Schools at the Regional Bee on Friday, February 22 at Williams Field High School. 33 students participated district-wide from Elementary and Junior High…