Cherokee Elementary rebuild design plans on display for Scottsdale school board

Officials from Orcutt Winslow, an architect firm working on the rebuild of Cherokee Elementary School, stood before the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board Tuesday, Aug. 20 to give an update on their ongoing project. The update included a design concept, which the firm presented previously at an Aug. 12 community meeting, and tentative dates […]

Cherokee Elementary nurse passes away

Cherokee Elementary School nurse Donna Musser passed away at her home in Scottsdale on Sunday, June 2. Ms. Musser started her Scottsdale Unified School District career in 2000 at Cherokee Elementary where she served as cafeteria aide, registrar and then school nurse. A candlelight vigil will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, to […]

Escrow happens at former Scottsdale Schools headquarters

The Scottsdale Unified School District has entered into escrow to sell its former headquarters property next to Arcadia High School. During a Dec. 7 special meeting, the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board voted 4-0, with Governing Board member Kim Hartmann recusing herself from the vote. The meeting was held at Mohave District Annex, 8500 […]

SUSD heads toward contract negotiations in 44th Street property sale

The Scottsdale Unified School District appears to be making its first moves in attempting to sell the old district headquarters on 44th street in Phoenix. For a piece of property abutting Arcadia High School, the district is taking a second stab at putting the property on the market and has had a purchaser — Hospice of the Valley — inquire about the sell. During a Thursday, June 22, special meeting three of the five governing board members approved to move forward with a purchase proposal from Hospice of the Valley for $4.4 million.

It’s not too late to donate — public school tax credit

So I asked myself, what can I do as a parent to help at my daughters’ school? Both of our daughters attend Cherokee Elementary right here in the heart of Paradise Valley. I am a 17-year practicing tax lawyer with an emphasis on IRS tax resolution and bankruptcy. In my opinion, I know people, I […]

Bomb threat puts Cherokee Elementary School on lockdown

Cherokee Elementary School in the Town of Paradise Valley, Parkview Elementary School in The Dysart Unified School District and Fulton Elementary School in the Chandler Unified School District all received bomb threats on Tuesday, Oct. 20, according to officials. Cherokee Elementary School, 8801 N. 56th St. in Paradise Valley, received a threat via telephone around […]

Young Arcadia team is focused on growing up quickly in 2015

The Arcadia High School football team lost its season finale last year and finished the season 7-3, just shy of the playoffs.

Scottsdale Charros honor outstanding educators and students

The Scottsdale Charros held its 29th annual Outstanding Students and Educators Awards Banquet April 24 at the Doubletree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley-Scottsdale. View the official program distributed to all award recipients and attendees at the April 24 event by clicking here. The event was co-sponsored by the Scottsdale Unified School District, ASU Mary Lou Fulton […]

SUSD’s Online Learning Program earns accreditation

Scottsdale Unified School District’s Scottsdale Online Learning program in April received its accreditation through AdvancED, a nonprofit school-accrediting agency. AdvancED reported that SOL outperformed its peers nationally in all three domains rated: Teaching and Learning Impact, Leadership Capacity and Resource Utilization, and that six areas were rated as “powerful practices” that set the standard for […]