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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.
Getting $10,000 for their POWER Pack program was a big deal for the Marana School District, but when an additional $5,000 was donated, it was even better.
Estes Elementary School, in the Marana Unified School District, has earned the 2014 A+ School of Excellence award presented by the Arizona Educational Foundation.
On Friday, Roadrunner Elementary School, in the Marana Unified School District, celebrated its 30th year anniversary with an assembly in the morning and a community carnival in the evening.
Rocky the Roadrunner gets the students revved up for the assembly.
Pamela Beine, the MUSD assistant superintendent, speaks to the students and staff at the school last Friday.
Letting the administrators know they are good listeners, students give the thumbs up.
John Durako has spent more than 20 years as a teacher at Roadrunner Elementary School.
MUSD Governing Board President Dan Post focused his speech on how many former students now have kids of their own in attendance at Roadrunner Elementary School.
The martial arts club at Roadrunner Elementary School put on a performance during the school’s 30th anniversary celebration last week.
Sally Pargas, left, and Keli Dungan watch as the 30th year celebration takes place at Roadrunner Elementary School. Pargas has been at the school since it opened in 1983.
Roadrunner Elementary School’s martial arts club performs.
Along with all of the students, former faculty members and students attending the celebration last week.
Erica Hull leads the band at Roadrunner Elementary School.
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.
Caleb Burrows, who attends Roadrunner Elementary School, listens to a word being read during last week’s spelling bee that took place at Mountain View High School.
Smiles lit up the faces of 35 Roadrunner Elementary students as Elks Lodge volunteers helped them shop for $140 worth of clothing and shoes on Dec. 1, at J.C. Penney in the Tucson Mall.
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.
Students returning to Thornydale Elementary and Roadrunner Elementary schools will see some new faces as each school in the Marana Unified School District has a new principal for the 2012-2013 school year.
The Marana Unified School District Governing Board has recognized 2012 Teacher of the Year and Support Staff of the Year. The awards were presented during last week’s Governing Board meeting.
For the last 20 years, volunteers from the non-profit organization known as OneSight have been donating more than just their time when it comes to vision care. This year, the Marana Unified School District has been fortunate enough to be selected as the latest beneficiary of the program’s outreach.
Last week, the Marana Unified School District held its annual district-wide spelling bee at Mountain View High School.