Florence USD held its district-wide Spelling Bee finals on Tuesday night, 1/22/13 at Circle Cross Ranch K-8.
Imani Nettles, Skyline Ranch took first place by correctly spelling "ineluctable" after runner up, Alina Townsend, Florence K-8, missed the word.Imani then went on to correctly spell "giantesque" to lock in the win! Zoe Linderholm, Anthem K-8 took third place.
Anthem K-8 combined a subtracting defense with an integer offense that multiplied the effect of a co-efficient drag on the opposition’s variables to edge intra-district rival Copper Basin K-8 for the 2012 Central Arizona College Superstition Mountain Campus Middle School Math Contest Championship.Anthem claimed the 10-team event by capturing first place honors in the team competition, the individual event, and in the over school average, forging a 9-8 win over Copper Basin. J.O. Combs Middle School was third.
Recent road construction slated to improve roads in San Tan Valley finished 10 days ahead of schedule, according to county officials. The project, which affected various roads in San Tan Valley, had an original projected end date of May 18, or two weeks from the start date, but instead wrapped on May 8, according to Heather Murphy, communications director for Pinal County.
Copper Basin K-8 students competed this month at the 2012 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) at the Phoenix Convention Center, bringing home an impressive 31 awards in 2nd, 3rd or 4th place.
“Copper Basin’s participation is an endeavor sponsored by teachers Lori Grantham and Shannon Lisko,” stated Principal Joanne Pike. “They work very hard along with our kids to promote the sciences. I am very proud of our teachers as they take on this very large project with great enthusiasm and style.
Dan and Susan, moved to San Tan Valley a couple years ago from Illinois. They knew that they wanted to start a business out here, but finding the right place was a bit of a challenge.
They looked up in the East Valley initially, but both decided that if they could find something here, locally, it would be easier for them as they would always be just down the road if they were needed.
They looked at a location near the Walmart at Hunt and Gary; but never got a call back. They looked at the new center across the street from Walmart, but size was an issue. Then they spoke with the new owners of the Shops at Copper Basin (2510 E Hunt Hwy Suite #22). After only a few conversations, the owners flew out from Texas to meet Dan and Susan and within a few months, Lavelle's Deli and Ice Cream was ready to open to the public.
Residents in San Tan Valley will soon see county-contracted crews working to improve roads in the area. Micro-surfacing is slated to be applied beginning Tuesday, May 1, 2012, on the following roads:
*Hunt Highway at various locations near Magic Ranch, Copper Basin and Johnson Ranch
*Golf Club Drive from Johnson Ranch Boulevard to Hunt Highway
*Johnson Ranch Boulevard from Bismark Street to Golf Club Drive
This pavement preservation project will include a combined total of 41,269 square yards of material used or approximately 5.02 lane miles of improved road. The project will use 619 tons of aggregate and 77.38 tons of emulsion. Southwest Slurry Seal will be performing the work under a contract with Pinal County.