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San Tan Foothills to Participate in Project Lead the Way

Students at San Tan Foothills High School, one of the two high schools in the Coolidge Unified School District, will have the opportunity next year to participate in Project Lead the Way (PLTW).  PLTW students have been proven to achieve significantly higher scores when it comes to reading, math and science.  

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San Tan Foothills HS Grad/Dropout Rates Better than Arizona Average

The Arizona Department of Education recently published data on the state’s graduation and drop-out rates for the 2010-2011 school year.  San Tan Foothills High School, a Coolidge Unified School District high school, showed better rates in both areas as compared to the overall numbers for Arizona.

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San Tan Foothills High School took 1st place in the Real World Design Challenge!

This challenge provided a great opportunity for our students to gain real world experience in the engineering design process.  We were able to work with engineering design software used in the industry today and connected with several community members and mentors.

There were 8 teams competing here at STFHS.  The STFHS winning team is “Blackout”, consisting of:

Karla Elias - Project Manager/Lead Designer Emmy Toomey - Documentation Specialist Robert Kinnebrew - Lead Simulation Engineer Arron Gorny - Lead Engineer Mariana Munoz - Lead Mathematician Jordan Lopez - Lead Scientist

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San Tan Foothills Future Business Leaders of America

Bright and motivated students make up the San Tan Foothills Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) program.

These motivated future leaders recently completed their FBLA regional competitions at the ASU Polytechnic campus.  The competition included 14 other schools with over 300 students.  San Tan Foothills competed with 25 well prepared students.  That preparation propelled them into victory lane throughout the competition.

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San Tan Foothills Freshman Preview Night

San Tan Foothills High SchoolSan Tan Foothills High School will be hosting Freshman Preview Night on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium.

San Tan Foothills High School is a four year comprehensive high school which offers a diverse curriculum.  University and college preparatory courses are available as well as honors courses.  The school also offers a track for career and technical bound students.  During the Freshman Preview Night, the school’s extracurricular activities and clubs will be showcased and any questions will be answered.

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San Tan Foothills FEA Winners

San Tan Foothills FEA WinnersThe San Tan Foothills High School chapter for Future Educators of America (FEA) recently attended the FEA State Competitions at Grand Canyon University.  Fernanda Munoz won a silver medal in the Interview, Application, and Resume competition.  Celenn Ramsey won a bronze medal in the Essay competition. 

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San Tan Foothills FBLA March for Babies

The San Tan Foothills chapter for Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently participated in their second annual March for Babies event.  Twenty-five students shared their Saturday in Casa Grande at Peart Park for the event, and raised funds for the March of Dimes prior to the walk. San Tan Foothills High School also provided a booth at their homecoming carnival for donations, requested contributions on line, begged for spare change, sold t-shirts, as well as invited Mrs. Arizona to visit the campus and speak to students.

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San Tan Foothills Dr. Seuss Day

Jamarcus Neal and Marenz Bruce

For the past two years, it has become a tradition that San Tan foothills football team help with the Dr, Seuss reading  event at San Tan Heights.

Head football coach Rodger Schenks and members of the football team  read several Dr. Seuss books to San Tan Height elementary school.

Schenks said this is just one of the ways his team tries to act as mentors to younger students.

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San Tan Center students using bikes from George Johnson to access higher education

CACCentral Arizona College's San Tan Center is fast-becoming a Mecca for the burgeoning community of the San Tan Valley.

Located at the headwaters of the Copper Basin neighborhood along Hunt Highway, the facility has given students from around the area a place to continue their education.

But Copper Basin is surrounded by cotton fields and open land, so getting to CAC's San Tan Center requires a vehicle or a determined walk.

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Safety Squad at Harmon

Each morning several 4th and 5th grade students arrive early at Jack W. Harmon and they stay a little late in order to promote and help maintain safety at the school.  These dedicated students are known as the Harmon Safety Squad.  The organizer of the group is 4th grade teacher Felecia Dallago who is the chairperson of the school’s Safety Committee.  The group is in its second year of service and has grown to about 60 students.

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Sheriff Babeu Supports Florence K-8

Pictured Left to Right: Chief Deputy Steve Henry, Florence K-8 Assistant Principal Hugo Hernandez, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu

On August 6, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu presented Florence K-8 with a check for $1,500.00 from Rico Funds to support Florence K-8 Athletics. This money will be used to provide scholarships for students who cannot afford the fee to participate. This will help keep our students off the streets and will help them stay drug and alcohol free.

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Seamless Transfer Of College Credits Now Possible

Partnership signed between CAC and U of A


Students attending Central Arizona College (CAC) will seamlessly transfer to the University of Arizona to complete their bachelor’s degrees in a variety of disciplines thanks to the Arizona Transfer Admissions Pathways (AZ-TAPs) partnership agreed upon by the two institutions.

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San Tan Valley's Legacy Traditional Becomes Fully Accredited

Legacy Traditional School District, the largest K-8 charter school district in Arizona, has been awarded, a district-wide accreditation. Legacy Traditional joins just 13 other school systems in the state to be fully accredited and became the second K-8 school in San Tan Valley to receive this honor. The decision came following an extensive review process conducted by a five-member external review team from AdvancEd, the world’s largest educational community. During the weeklong review process, the team observed the learning environments at the district’s campuses and collected thousands of documentary records. In addition, the team conducted 169 interviews with founders, board members, administrators, teachers, support staff, students and parents.

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San Tan Valley Teacher Attends Seminar On The Civil War in Global Context

This summer, Combs High School history teacher Deborah Painter-Plimley will travel to Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA to attend a one-week competitive application seminar entitled “The Civil War in Global Context.”

Directed by Allen C. Guelzo, Henry R. Luce Professor of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College, this seminar will set the Civil War in its global context, examining its impact on our nation's military, diplomatic and financial relations with Europe.

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San Tan Valley school district to open traditional academy

Yet another public school district is gearing up to open a traditional academy to fulfill demands from area families.

J.O. Combs Unified School District, located in San Tan Valley, leans against the dividing line of Maricopa and Pinal counties at Meridian Road.

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San Tan Valley Head Start Program

The San Tan Valley Preschool Head Start and Early Head Start programs are now accepting applications. Preschool Head Start is a center based program for 4 year olds. Priority is given to low income families, homeless families, and families with children that have a disability. This is a kindergarten readiness program that provides health and family services.

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San Tan Valley Combs district close to 4,500 students

Sanchez and Ochoa

Jul. 28, 2011 02:17 PM
The Republic |

Enrollment has hit 4,470 students in the J.O. Combs Unified School District in the San Tan Valley area, according to a district release. That includes kids enrolled in community pre-kindergarten classes.

Six additional classrooms have been added at Combs Middle School, two in each of...

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San Tan Valley Academic Recognition Awards

The San Tan Valley Academic Recognition Awards focuses on recognizing the academic accomplishments of students, teachers and schools that comprise the San Tan Valley.  This year’s event took place at San Tan Foothills High School in Coolidge on Thursday, April 26th.  

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San Tan Heights Mighty Mustang Awards

San Tan Heights Elementary School held an award assembly last week, and would like to congratulate the following students for winning a Mighty Mustang Award for January: 

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San Tan Heights Elementary News

Peace Officers Memorial pictured outside the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Florence

San Tan Heights Elementary will honor 60 outstanding students in our Mighty Mustang award ceremony at 1:00 pm on May 9th.

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