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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
Lisa Rickel from Thornydale Elementary holds a $5000 check from the WalkOn! Challenge.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona recently awarded two Marana teachers a $5,000 grant for each of their schools to fund health-related programs in Arizona. The grants were awarded based on the winners’ exceptional execution of the 2014 Walk On! Challenge.
Estes Elementary School, in the Marana Unified School District, has earned the 2014 A+ School of Excellence award presented by the Arizona Educational Foundation.
There has been a great deal of discussion lately about transportation road funding and how the Northwest side has fared in the distribution of these resources.
The Marana Unified School District (MUSD) recently named three employees, 2014 MUSD Employees of the Year.
Teachers are in the classroom for about 40 hours each week and apart from parents, they are often seen as some of the most influential people in students’ lives. While some may do the bare minimum there are others that go above and beyond. Jennifer Miller, a third-grade teacher at Thornydale Elementary School, is one of those people.
Jennifer Miller, a third grade teacher at Thornydale Elementary School received the Teacher Excellence Award, which was given by Tucson Values Teachers and OfficeMax. The award is to recognize teachers who go above and beyond in their commitment to teaching and helping their students.
Circled together in a room, children work through their grief by each taking a moment to share the name of a loved one that has passed away.
Twin Peaks Elementary teacher, Kendra Lewis, received a surprise visit in her classroom from Marana OfficeMax employees on October 1, 2013 as part of the seventh annual “A Day Made Better” event.
Amphitheater School 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.
While near Butterfield Elementary School around Ina and Thornydale roads, Michael Moriarty saw this red-tailed hawk using a palm tree as a perch.
Members of the Pima Community College baseball team visited Thornydale Elementary School on Tuesday for Love of Reading week. Three players visited nine classrooms total to go read to kindergarteners, first and second grade classes.
Thornydale Elementary student Isaac Castillo recounts the spelling of a word after sitting down during the Marana Unified School District’s spelling bee last week.
Thornydale Elementary student Isaiah Garcia plays with his name badge as other students take their turn spelling words during the Marana Unified School District’s spelling bee last week.
Some said it couldn’t be done, that his goals were unrealistic.