Director of School Construction and Public Relations at Florence Unified School District
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Mechelle Dawson was honored as the Classified Employee of the Month.
She has worked in the Special Education classrooms at Magma Ranch since it opened in 2009.
Principal Rebecca Hendry expressed her appreciation for the dedication Ms. Dawson brings to the job.
The Florence Unified School District November Governing Board Meeting was held at the District Office Auditorium in Florence on Wednesday, 11/14/12.
Magma Ranch K-8 hosted the meeting, providing curriculum and student leader reports.
- Florence Unified School District
- Suzanne Warchal
- Karla Calzadias
- Trevyn Badger
- Tashawn Tarver
- Mariah Cruz
- Lainey Wallace
- Kori Aguilar
- Mikaela MasonEspudo
- Zane Nelson
- Katilyn Chamberlain
- Mike Vasquez
- Wrangler Guilliam
- Grace IsomVences
- Dominic Fredette
- Andru Miles
- Kenzie DeVries
- Xavier Smothermon
- Caroline Earnhardt
- Donovan Soto
- Jake Daily
- Keyshawn Winborn
- Kainani Manalo
On Monday, November 19, Speak Out Arizona hosted a dinner at the O'Connor House with former U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Arizona Senator Sandra Day O'Connor, where volunteers from around the state were recognized for their service. Cassandra Williams (Florence High School) and Bryan “Gator” Stephens (Poston Butte High School) attended the event representing their schools, and the PBHS Jazz Band performed as featured entertainment, led by director Aaron Heinen.
Florence Unified School District is proud to announce that Florence High School has been recognized as a 2012 NCEA Arizona Higher Performing School.The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) identifies higher performing schools as elementary, middle, and high schools that have consistently outperformed their peers with similar student populations over a three-year period. Florence High School was recognized for consistent improvement from previous years for student achievement in math.
It has come to our attention that a small group of children have been going door-to-door asking for donations on behalf of the District to support the Student Transitions Education Program, our alternative school, which is commonly known as S.T.E.P.
These collections are not authorized by the District; please do not donate.
Every year, the Project Bridge Family Assistance Program delivers holiday boxes full of food and household cleaning and hygiene products to families in need.
This year, the number of families served at Thanksgiving has more than tripled.
With limited resources, this effort would not be possible without the generosity of folks like Jim and Norlene Tchida who donated $750 to purchase turkeys and hams for the 70 food baskets that will be delivered.
“Why should I learn math? When will I ever use it?” If your child has ever asked this question, you may be glad to know that there is a good answer, and, thanks to a $5,000 grant from the D’Backs Give Back To School Challenge Program, teachers David Carpenter and Dr. Mary Ploense will not just tell students what that answer is, but will be able to lead them to discover the answers for themselves.
On Saturday, October 27, Poston Butte High School Junior Christian Penn performed with the University of Arizona Honor Choir as a tenor.
This distinguished choir is made up of 60 high school students selected by audition, representing schools from throughout Arizona.
At this annual event, the students and their directors participate in two busy days of rehearsals, educational opportunities and social activities; the Honor Choir then presents its culminating performance, sharing the stage with the UA Symphonic Choir and the Arizona Choir.