Grand Opening for New STEM-Focused Charter in Eastmark

Sequoia Pathfinder Academy at Eastmark opens its doors for the first time in just a few weeks! Construction is nearly complete on the STEM focused school, which will also offer courses in art and music. Everything about the school promotes…

Faith-based preschool opens in Mesa

A new preschool has opened up in Mesa after fresh renovations. Munchkins Preschool has 16,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor playground and six classrooms. Munchkins staff members provide part-time and full-day care for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old.…

DRHS Senior Emily Kocher Graduates on Time While Battling Cancer

Emily Kocher’s parents were cool enough to allow the 18-year-old to get her first tattoo on her most recent birthday. Of all the possible combinations, the Mesa resident opted for a gold ribbon on her right forearm. The gold ribbon…

Help Augusta Ranch Elementary Make a Bench

Augusta Ranch Elementary is a part of a contest with East Valley Recycling Alliance, where they have the chance to win a bench for the school made from recycled material. They are looking for donations of grocery bags, dry cleaning…

New Charter School to Open August 2014 at Eastmark

Pathfinder Academy at Eastmark will be the second charter school to open at Eastmark. Classes in the elementary school will begin in August 2014. The new tuition-free school will focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) principles and is…

Two DRHS Players in Polynesian All-American Bowl

Three East Valley high school football players are among the participants in this year’s Polynesian All-American Bowl. Josiah Polamalu Gates (Hamilton), Fou Ili (Desert Ridge) and Danny Siamau (Desert Ridge) are among 70 high school players nationally from the Pacific…

DRHS’ Taren Morrison Named 2013 EV Tribune Player of the Year

By Mark Heller, Tribune Mark Heller is the East Valley Tribune sports editor. He can be reached at mheller@evtrib.com or (480) 898-6576. Most competitive athlete’s goals are big in either stature or wishful thinking: state championships, scholarships, breaking records, etc.…

DRHS Semifinal Game Postponed Due to Field Conditions

Desert Ridge High School’s semifinal game versus Mountain Pointe High School scheduled for Friday, November 22, has been postponed by AIA due to field conditions at McClintock High Sch0ol, whose field is hosting the game. The game will be held…

Apple Plant Approved by Gilbert School Board

After a rousing amount of comments, emails, and phone calls from East Valley residents, the Gilbert Public School Board unanimously voted to support a tax break for Apple, Inc, who will now continue with their plans to purchase and rehab…

DRHS Band is Hawaii-Bound for Pearl Harbor Day

Members of the award-winning Desert Ridge High School Marching Band will be heading to Hawaii in the coming weeks to take part in a Pearl Harbor Day parade. Under the direction of band director Stephanie Campbell, the band was selected…