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For over 30 years, John Selkirk has helped the Scottsdale Unified School District’s growing student body by teaching human anatomy such as the skeleton, muscles, heart, digestion, brain, kidney, hair and more. more
The Arizona Educational Foundation has announced 10 candidates considered for the 2022 Arizona Teacher of the Year Award and Saguaro High School Social Sciences teacher Ashley Crose is on the list. more
Holocaust education is getting a boost in Scottsdale Unified schools as a new state law aims to increase student content in learning about antisemitism and the horrors it has caused. more
Embarking on its 125th anniversary, the Scottsdale Unified School District has come a long way from teaching eight children in someone’s home to officially forming the district with 14 pupils and then building its first school. more
The Society for Science has announced awarding a $5,000 STEM Action Grant to Scottsdale-based community organization, National Forest Foundation for the Project Green Drone AZ project. more
Summer break has swept by and the Scottsdale community is already in back-to-school mode planning new teacher orientations and staff preparations amidst the school’s 125th anniversary. more
Brophy College Preparatory seniors, John Cole Lomax and Henry Palmer, have been awarded 2021 National Merit $2,500 scholarships after being named National Merit finalists earlier in the year. more
Arizona Science Center has awarded its inaugural Chevy Humphrey Women in STEM Scholarship to Alicia De Jesus Armenta, a 2021 graduate of Metro Tech High School in Phoenix. more
As students transition from online to in person classroom learning, Gateway Academy faculty is ready to assist many autistic students who are re-learning socialization skills lost when the pandemic forced schools closed. more
Parents at a recent Scottsdale Unified School District governing board meeting expressed concerns over what they deemed explicit books, which are part of a supplemental materials list. more
Still scarred from its storied past, Scottsdale Unified School District officials carefully consider an appropriate way to draft an internal auditing policy. more
Even after the Scottsdale Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Scott A. Menzel addressed certain rumors circulating — from the board meeting in secret to teaching critical race theory — he and board members were met by parents’ passionate pleas about educating children on equality, current events and learning material. more
The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board unanimously approved the district’s $481.7 million expenditure plan for the 2021-22 fiscal year, which begins on July 1. “As you … more
Scottsdale Community College’s Dr. Lisa Young was recently elected to the board of directors for Open Education Global as a representative for North America. more
Recognizing some “frontline” employees who stepped up during the pandemic was the least the Scottsdale Unified School District could do by offering stipends from $100 to $1,000 to honor its substitute teachers. more
The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board approved new principals for the 2021-2022 school year with hiring Dr. Junior Michael as principal of Ingleside Middle School and Matt Gromek as principal of Kiva Elementary School at its June 8 meeting. more
Chaparral High School Class of 2021 graduate Larsen Jett Emig, of Scottsdale, has been appointed to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy as a member of the Class of 2025. more
Completing a full school year — passing the challenges presented by a global pandemic — were reasons to celebrate for educators in the Scottsdale Unified School District as leaders and students alike have graduated from an academic year of “firsts.” more
Trouble is brewing in the West Valley as one school district seeks to sever ties with the state’s school board association. more
In a significant return to normalcy, hundreds of Scottsdale Unified School District seniors celebrated years of hard work with a special time honored tradition: Graduation. more
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