CHARACTER COUNTS

Kids teaching character through actions All the education degrees, money in the bank or professional attributes just can’t add up to the importance of a person’s integrity. The character of a person shows his or her true colors. Teaching good character is a responsibility of parents, schools and the community. The concept is simple. There … Read More…

MEET THE NEW SUPERINTENDENT

Veteran educator Dr. JoEtta Gonzales joins Casa Grande Elementary School District by Bryan Harris, Ed.D., Director of Professional Development & Public Relations, Casa Grande Elementary School District In April 2016, following an extensive nationwide search, Dr. JoEtta Gonzales was selected to follow Dr. Frank Davidson as the next superintendent of the Casa Grande Elementary School District. … Read More…

CAC HOSTS INDUSTRY SKILLS SUMMIT

by Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing Central Arizona College recently hosted the Arizona Advanced Technologies Corridor Industry Skills Summit. More than 80 college representatives and manufacturers participated in the one-day technology session. Central Arizona College, Maricopa Community College District and Pima Community College heard from companies such as Raytheon, Intel, Lucid Motors, … Read More…

CGUHSD REGISTRATION SCHEDULE

CASA GRANDE UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 2017-18 Registration First day of school is Thursday, August 3 REGISTRATION SCHEDULE ALL STUDENTS MUST REGISTER If you are planning to attend Casa Grande Union High School 2730 N. Trekell Road 520-836-8500 Parents must have registered online starting Monday, July 17. Parents and students will also need to attend … Read More…

LEGACY TRADITIONAL SCHOOL PRINCIPAL MIA VEGA ATTENDS NATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOL CONFERENCE

Legacy Traditional School – Casa Grande’s Principal Mia Vega recently attended the annual National Charter School Conference in Washington, D.C. with district leaders and other administrators from Legacy campuses across the state. Keynote speakers included Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Steve Perry of Capital Preparatory Schools and Netflix co-founder/CEO and charter school founder Reed Hastings, who … Read More…

CATCHING UP WITH JEFF LAVENDER

Veteran Casa Grande principal discusses school successes and building a culture of achievement LIVING: Tell us a little about your background in education. Jeff Lavender: I became the principal at Ironwood Elementary School in 1996 after being a classroom teacher for five years in the Balsz School District in East Phoenix. After my first year as … Read More…