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Tortolita Middle School's cafeteria during renovation.
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.
Ironwood Ridge High School
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.
Tortolita Middle School’s Service Learning Class will celebrate the completion of their Aquaponic System during a dedication ceremony May.
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 its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, April 24, the Marana Unified School District Governing Board voted 3-0 to hire Rex Scott as principal at Tortolita Middle School. Maribel Lopez and Suzanne Hopkins were not in attendance.
The Marana Unified School District (MUSD) recently named three employees, 2014 MUSD Employees of the Year.
Last week, Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary School student, Matthew Glasshoff, won the Marana Unified School District’s spelling bee with the word “stipple.”
It’s tough to turn tragedy into something positive.
He has worked with Shania Twain, Sawyer Brown, Diamond Rio, LeAnn Rimes, and numerous other country singers, and last week, he stopped by Tortolita Middle School.
For about an hour, country singer and songwriter Bryan White spoke and sang to the students at Tortolita Middle School last week.
The seventh- and eighth-graders at Tortolita Middle School were treated to a small concert from Grammy award-winning country singer Bryan White last week. He also spoke about having and persuing a dream – something each child can do.
Sixteen schools brought 25 teams to the Duel in the Desert at Marana Middle School for the 4th annual Falcon Football Jamboree.
Monday, August 5 is the first day of school in the Marana Unified School District. We encourage all students to be in class on the first day of the new school year. For information on registration, school times, bus schedules, call or visit your school today or visit www.maranausd.org. MUSD anticipates welcoming over 12, 200 students.
Amphitheater School District
Tortolita Middle School’s TV Broadcasting & Video Production students entered the 2013 “Step Up, Speak Out, End Bullying PSA Contest” this spring. On April 27, students attended the showcase and awards event at the Loft Cinema where 17 Tortolita students’ video PSAs were played on the big screen in competition with schools across the globe.
Tortolita Middle School students Cyan Cornett, Mikayla Curcio, and Alison Plocki pose with their first place award from the “Step Up, Speak Out, End Bullying PSA Contest.”
Tortolita Middle School will celebrate the school’s 30th anniversary during a special celebration on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.
Six years of playing on the court together, Mt. View High School senior guards Melody McLaughlin and Lauren Reece’s chemistry on the court has helped them lead their team to a 11-4 record.
Last week, the Amphitheater and Marana Unified school districts held their annual district-wide spelling bees, each sending four students and an alternate to the Pima County Spelling Bee next month.
Tortolita Middle School student Elizabeth McGee thinks about the spelling of a word during the Marana Unified School District’s spelling bee last week.
Tim Corkery, Tortolita Middle School eighth grade social studies teacher, is a finalist for the state-level Veterans of Foreign Wars Middle School Teacher of the Year award. The award is presented annually to an educator who demonstrates outstanding teaching skills, patriotism, and dedication to the well-being of learners, colleagues, and veterans in the community.