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On August 4, 2014 the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) publicly released 2014 AIMS results and the A-F school letter grades for schools throughout the state. The Marana Unified School District earned a high profile of B. One elementary school earned the ADE’s highest Achievement Profile of an A and fifteen Marana schools earned the Achievement Profile of a B.
Marana Unified School District students will begin the school year
Hannah List is going to be a seventh grade student at Tortolita Middle School in the fall. She attended Quail Run Elementary throughout her elementary years where she was a role model to all and a true leader among her peers. While at Quail Run, Hannah was awarded the Kind Kid Award after being nominated by her fellow students. She worked as a teaching assistant for special needs students and worked with the English Language Learns program to create instruction movies which will be used as teaching aids for future students. Hannah’s gifted education (GEM) group placed 2nd in the city-wide Kidstruction contest this school year. She also received a 3rd place ribbon at the Southern Arizona Regional Science & Engineering Fair. As part of a GEM service learning project Hannah donated her hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.
Estes Elementary School, in the Marana Unified School District, has earned the 2014 A+ School of Excellence award presented by the Arizona Educational Foundation.
During the bright summer months, the Marana Unified School District has been installing solar panels and structures at eight schools, all at no cost to the district.
Delta Kappa Gamma is an international organization of women educators whose purpose is to promote the professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. Aligned with that purpose, Delta Kappa Gamma/Alpha Chapter will host their first annual “Early Career Educator” appreciation and recognition brunch recognizing 16 outstanding early career educators from the Marana Unified School District. The brunch will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Marana student leaders are looking to make a difference in their schools, having recently participated in the Bonstingl Leaders for the Future 2012 Marana Youth Leadership Summit on Thursday.
Teams of student leaders from a Marana intermediate school and six Marana elementary schools will present their final project during the conclusion of the Marana Youth Leadership Summit on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 9:30 a.m. at Twin Peaks Elementary School, 7995 W. Twin Peaks Rd, Tucson 85741.
Marnie Burt and her daughter Darlene, 9, find her fourth-grade classroom at Quail Run Elementary School.
Michelle Molinar, who is a K-2 reading specialist at Quail Run Elementary School, helps students and parents find their way around the school’s campus on the first day of school Monday.
Amy Brunsvold, her husband Curtis, and their 18-month-old daughter Hailey wave to their daughter Alyssa through the window on her first day of kindergarten at Quail Run Elementary School on Aug. 6.
Seth Hollings takes a picture of his 5-year-old daughter Parker before her first day of kindergarten Monday morning at Quail Run Elementary School. The Marana School District started the 2012-2013 school year on Monday, Aug. 6.
To help with confusion, signs near the entrance to Quail Run Elementary School tell students and their parents where classrooms are located around the campus.
Traffic backs up onto Cortaro Farms Road as numerous parents walk their children to class on their first day of school Monday morning at Quail Run Elementary School.
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Quail Run Elementary School fourth-grader Jordan Boley reacts after misspelling a word in the Marana Unified School District Spelling Bee last week.
As Quail Run Elementary School continues its Fitness for Life program, actors from the Phoenix Theater came to perform a play to the fourth and fifth graders about making good decisions.
Phoenix Theater actors Raven Woessner and Isaac Wilson perform a play at Quail Run Elementary School warning students about the dangers of smoking. In addition to smoking, the group focused on the importance of eating healthy and staying active.
Students at Quail Run Elementary School participate along with actors from the Phoenix Theater Monday morning. The theater group warned students about the dangers of smoking, while making good healthy decisions.
Joshua Sherrill, with the Phoenix Theater, performs a scene at Quail Run Elementary School that touched on the unhealthiness and addictiveness of tobacco.
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Marana Unified School District has begun tapping $43 million in bond funds for capital projects authorized by voters last November to improve school and athletic facilities, recondition parking lots and purchase a fleet of new buses.