CCUSD Welcomes World Language Teachers
Feb21

CCUSD Welcomes World Language Teachers

February 21, 2017 Courtesy of the Cave Creek Unified School District Cave Creek Unified School District’s PreK-12 World Language Program Teachers and Assistants Introduced At the February 13, 2017, CCUSD Governing Board Meeting, Cristina Ladas, World Language Coordinator, introduced the World Language Guest teachers and assistants for CCUSD. Each year, CCUSD receives guest teachers and assistants from other countries.  Ms. Ladas...

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Sonoran Trails Middle School Robotics Team Wins Award
Feb17

Sonoran Trails Middle School Robotics Team Wins Award

February 17, 2017 Courtesy of Cave Creek Unified School District Team wins Innovate Award! The Sonoran Trails Middle School Robotics Club, located in the Cave Creek Unified School District, competed in the Good Year Qualifying Tournament this past weekend.  Although they faced some mechanical difficulties and a broken fuse, the team had an awesome time and gained great experience at the qualifying tournament. On Monday, February 13,...

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Reminiscing: The Character on the Corner by Liz Stapleton
Feb14

Reminiscing: The Character on the Corner by Liz Stapleton

From A Peek at the Peak, June 1989 By Liz Stapleton Ogden Years ago, when Pinnacle Peak Road an unmarked, dusty road leading east up to Pinnacle Peak Patio and Reata Pass and then down the long hill to the Verde River, a very colorful and rare character resided at what is now the intersection of Scottsdale and Pinnacle Peak Roads. The lone, faded sign at that corner read “Curry’s Corner,” after one of the old...

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CCUSD Celebrates National Counselors Week, Feb. 6-10
Feb07

CCUSD Celebrates National Counselors Week, Feb. 6-10

Courtesy of Cave Creek Unified School District   Here in CCUSD, we believe we have the BEST counselors on the planet.  Here’s an up-close and personal look at these amazing people.  Black Mountain, Desert Willow, Lone Mountain, Horseshoe Trails Elementary Schools and Desert Sun Academy Julie Vandenberg:  Julie is a certified teacher, recipient of the RAMP Award, AZ School Counselor of the Year, American School Counselor of the...

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Mystery Spraying Over Phoenix
Feb06

Mystery Spraying Over Phoenix

By Gary Zalimeni January 6, 2017 Conspiracy of Silence? My last article in The Peak, “One Mile From Home,” drew a huge response from environmentally concerned residents all over the valley. My past experience has taught me to ignore adversity, indifference and lazy, incompetent government bureaucrats and pursue the truth. So let’s start with some very troubling facts followed by important questions: Facts Just recently my...

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The Importance of Volunteering by Emily Cheang
Feb02

The Importance of Volunteering by Emily Cheang

By  Emily Cheang 5th grade, Lone Mountain Elementary School   Community service is working to benefit a group in your community without pay.  It is taking time out of your day to do something good for others.  There are many different types of volunteer work.  Some jobs may include, stocking shelves at a food bank, serving food for the homeless, or even feeding stray puppies at a dog shelter.  No matter what you do, there is always a...

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Walking to Houston by Marilyn Burnett
Jan29

Walking to Houston by Marilyn Burnett

Sunday, January 15, 2017 By Marilyn Burnett I’ve been an athlete my whole life, from Boys and Girls Club softball and after-school kickball to high school soccer, golf, tennis, biking, weight lifting, and finally, my true love — running.  After participating in numerous 10K and 10-mile races, I set my sights on a marathon and eventually completed two.     However, not long after the second one, I hit a health bump in...

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CCUSD’s Burdick Named Arizona Superintendant of the Year
Jan27

CCUSD’s Burdick Named Arizona Superintendant of the Year

January 2017 Courtesy of Cave Creek Unified School District  Dr. Debbi Burdick named the American Association of School Administrators’ (AASA)  Arizona Superintendent of the Year   With 42 years in education, Dr. Burdick has held the position of Superintendent in the Cave Creek Unified School District since 2008.  She came to the District in 2004 as the Associate Superintendent.  She has been a teacher, principal and teaching...

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Cactus Shadows High School Celebrates Opening of New Field House
Jan25

Cactus Shadows High School Celebrates Opening of New Field House

   January 25, 217 Courtesy of Cave Creek Unified School District   Cactus Shadows High School, in the Cave Creek Unified School District, held the Grand Opening of their Fieldhouse on January 23, 2017.  Governing Board President, Mark Warren, cut the ribbon signifying the grand opening of the fieldhouse.  A community celebration is in the planning stages for Fall 2017.  Those in attendance included CCUSD Board Members Janet...

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CCUSD Celebrates National School Choice Week
Jan25

CCUSD Celebrates National School Choice Week

 January 25, 2017 Courtesy of Cave Creek Unified School District   It’s National School Choice Week and Cave Creek Unified is celebrating.  Did you know that 86% of Arizona parents choose local public schools for their children?  Cave Creek Unified School district, the number 1 School District in Maricopa County, offers its students and their parents’ Choice.   Chinese, French or Spanish Immersion, a World Language Program (PreK-12),...

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