Supporting Education for Decades

Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce by Helen Neuharth, President/CEO, Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce During the 27 ½ years I have been the President/CEO of the Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce, one of the most personally rewarding aspects of the job has been helping to develop the connection between local business and Casa … Read More…

The Arts: Part of a Well-Rounded Education

by Corianna Lee, Director, Coolidge Performing Arts Center As budget cuts continue to be part of the norm of public education, often the first areas affected by cuts are arts programs such as visual arts, music, dance and theater. When this occurs, students are greatly affected because these opportunities are more than “frills” in the … Read More…

CGESD Summer Food Service Program

“Serving Free Meals to Hungry Children since 1992!” For 27 years, Casa Grande Elementary School District (CGESD) has been serving free meals to children in the community during the summer months. Our summer meal program has grown from a humble staff of 24 employees serving approximately 7,200 total meals from six sites in 1992 to … Read More…

ABOUT THE COVER

The original photo of the historic Pinal County Courthouse was provided by Michael Joseph Baca. The cover illustration was provided by artist Jacques Laliberte. When asked about the coloring page concept, Laliberte wrote, “A lifelong lover of magazines, shortly after arriving in Prescott I started my own newsletter called Art-rag. Thinking about this cover, the … Read More…

EDUCATION NEWS BITS

Your local schools and colleges are not just the places students go to learn new things. Casa Grande is home to public, private and charter schools that produce top-quality graduates, as well as colleges and trade schools that prepare your children for bright futures. There is big news to share here: A school is celebrating … Read More…

CENTRAL ARIZONA COLLEGE – YOUR COMMUNITY COLLEGE

by Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing Since 1969, Central Arizona College serves and educates the diverse communities of Pinal County. With five campuses and three centers located strategically throughout the county, CAC provides accessible, educational, economic, cultural and personal growth opportunities for those of all ages. CAC empowers its students and staff … Read More…

RETHINKING EDUCATION FOR FUTURE SUCCESS

by Jennifer Weber, The Grande Innovation Academy Education has surpassed the basic three R’s of Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. In order to prepare students for success in college and their careers, a “whole child” approach needs to be taken. The Grande Innovation Academy has devoted time and resources to develop creative spaces to teach the … Read More…