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The office of Public Relations aims to keep students, parents, staff, and community members current on news and activities within the Marana Unified School District. These news releases and articles are issued by the public relations office.

2015-2016 School Year

September 29, 2015
Marana High School announces hire of Trevor Harvey, Head Baseball Coach

September 29, 2015
Marana Middle School Safety Days Oct, 1 and 2

September 9, 2015
MUSD events to commemorate Patriot Day

August 31, 2015
Rattlesnake student touches lives in Peru
Students travels to Peru to donate school supplies

August 25, 2015
MUSD breaks ground on new elementary school
Groundbreaking ceremony scheduled Friday, August 28 @ 9am

August 14, 2015
Marana schools earn national recognition
Energy conservation success nets EPA ENERGY STAR

July 29, 2015
Public invited to view new Marana district school textbook
Members of MUSD’s Curriculum Management Team are evaluating the textbooks Essentials of Fire Fighting and Essentials of Fire Fighting Study Guide, for the Marana High School Fire Science class. The textbooks are available for public viewing Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. beginning August 3, 2015 through October 23, 2015.

2014-2015 School Year

June 18, 2015
New elementary school in Gladden Farms Community
MUSD to host information meeting on June 25

May 22, 2015
Summer Food Program expects to serve over 10,000 meals
USDA Summer Food program begins June 1

May 11, 2015
Class of 2015 Graduation Ceremonies

April 15, 2015
Ironwood Elementary students place 1st at Arizona Odyssey of the Mind
Team advances to World Finals

April 14, 2015
Dramatic re-creation to show teens dangers of impaired or distracted driving
Community agencies and first responders come together to save teen lives

April 14, 2015
Early career educators in the Marana district recognized by Alpha Chapter-Delta Kappa Gamma
Thirteen teachers recognized for going above and beyond

April 10, 2015
Marana Middle School principal selected
Heather Pletnick to serve as new principal

April 10, 2015
Mountain View High School principal selected
Todd Garelick to serve as new principal

April 7, 2015
Mountain View Early Childhood Education students going to nationals
Students claim 16 medals and qualify for nationals

March 30, 2015
Marana Winds performs for third time
Free community concert - a crowd pleaser on April 22

March 11, 2015
Kindergarten Roundup at Marana Unified Schools
Full day Program, No cost, Enroll Now

March 6, 2015
World War II day event for Tortolita Middle students
U.S. Veteran of World War II visits school

March 2, 2015
Marana High automotive students win Arizona High School Pit Crew Challenge
Tam claims state title and wins $6,000 tool box

February 18, 2015
Excellence celebrated in Marana
2340 Foundation awards student scholarships and honors employees

February 13, 2015
Assistant Superintendent selected

Marana USD announces selection of Kristin Reidy as assistant superintendent.

February 5, 2015
Marana senior named State Play of the Week
Francisco Uriarte named a MaxPreps and the NSCAA Player of the week Dec 8-14, 2014

January 28, 2015
Marana Middle School students wins Marana District Spelling Bee
Matthew Glasshoff wins by correctly spelling "meticulous"

January 15, 2015
Marana teachers earn National Certification
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announces Susan Quinn and Kari Sjursen have received national certification.

January 13, 2015
Public invited to view new Marana district school textbooks

January 6, 2015
Marana district Early Childhood Program now enrolling
Licensed preschool enrolling now for 2015-2016

December 10, 2015
Roadrunner Elementary students treated to shopping spree and Santa holiday luncheon
Casas Adobes Elks Lodge #2663 make a difference during the holiday season

December 9, 2014
Marana Superintendent selected as the All Arizona Superintendent of the Year
The Arizona School Administrators has selected Dr. Doug Wilson as the All Arizona Superintendent of the Year for Large Size District.

December 9, 2014
Marana High Cheer Teams to perform in Holiday Bowl, San Diego
Teams will premiere their performance on December 18

November 13, 2014
Twin Peaks student attends Cardinals Kids' Combine
Isaiah Roebuck was chosen from students nominated statewide to participate.

November 6, 2015
Thornydale Elementary celebrates 40 years
Celebrating 40 incredible years of academic success and exceptional service

November 4, 2014
Mountain View receives Veterans Memorial
Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 442 dedicates memorial bench

October 15, 2014
Marana High students stand up against bullying
Students to stand against bullying during third annual event

October 1, 2014
Volunteers make a difference at DeGrazia Elementary
Employees of Coca-Cola volunteer to benefit students and staff 

September 26, 2014
Rocky's Fall Round-Up carnival at Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary
Evening of fun-filled community fun

September 25, 2014
Marana educator recognized for 40 years of teaching
Sue Richey celebrates 40th year of teaching in Marana district.

September 23, 2014
Quail Run teacher recognized for excellence
Tucson Values Teachers and Office Max/Office Depot shine spotlight on Quail Run educator

September 12, 2015
Marana High School Girls Head Basketball Coach announced
Coach Camron Dozier to serve as interim

September 12, 2014
Marana educator receives State Farm Good Neighbor Student Achievement Grant
Educator will lead her class in a service and learning project to address childhood obesity

July 31, 2015
Marana district Superintendent rides school bus 
Superintendent joins students on first day of school August 4

July 28, 2015
Marana schools welcome students and parents
Back to School events - School begins August 4

July 24, 2014
SOS supports Marana schools
Five schools selected to receive volunteer services.

2013-2014 School Year

June 23, 2014
Public invited to view new Marana district school textbook
Environmental Science for AP for the Mountain View High School AP Environmental Science course.

May 29, 2014
Public invited to view new Marana district school textbook
Reviewing Practical Recording Techniques, the Step-by-Step Approach to Professional Audio Recording, for Mountain View High School.

May 27, 2014
Summer Food Program expects to serve 12,000 meals 

May 22, 2014
Two Marana teachers each receive $5,000 grant
Money to fund school programs to fight childhood obesity.

May 16, 2014
Students expand awareness of food sources
Tortolita Middle School Aquaponic System dedication ceremony May 17.

May 16, 2014
Coyote Trail special education teacher recognized for excellence
Mellodie Stratman, special education teacher, presented with Tucson Values Teachers & OfficeMax award.

April 28, 2014
Estes Elementary School is an A+ School of Excellence winner
Estes has earned the award presented by the Arizona Educational Foundation.

April 22, 2014
Estes Elementary takes unique approach to annual Career Day event
Marana High School students present career information to elementary students.

April 21, 2014
Marana High School Head Basketball Coach Selected
Coach Kevin Corner - Meet & Greet April 28

April 21, 2014
Historical figures come to life at Ironwood Elementary
Families and classmates invited to Living Wax Museum event

April 2014
Director of Educational Services receives Outstanding Faculty Member award
Marianne Castellon honored at APEA Conference

April 17, 2014
Marana Middle School principal selected as 2014 Inside Tucson Business Up & Comer
Kristin Reidy one of seventeen honored

April 11, 2014
Marana district selects new Principal for Quail Run Elementary School
Andrea Divijak, associate principal Marana Middle, joins Quail Run July 1

April 11, 2014
Picture Rock students dedicated to service
"Leadership Club" gives back to community

April 11, 2014
Marana High School Special Olympics
Students win 39 medals at track meet on April 5

April 4, 2014
Culinary Students awarded scholarships and internships
Mountain View High School students excel in C-CAP Arizona

March 31, 2014
Early career educators in the Marana school district recognized by Alpha Chapter-Delta Kappa Gamma
Fifteen teachers go above and beyond.

March 28, 2014
Free community concert benefits Marana School District
Marana Winds performs for the second time April 28

March 25, 2014
Marana High School students learn about transnational criminal organizations.
Sylvia Longmire, expert in this area, speaks with students.

March 24, 2014
DeGrazia Elementary to celebrate 30 years!
Festivities will be held April 4.

March 24, 2014
Public invited to view new textbook

March 6, 2014
Marana Schools' 2340 Foundation celebrates excellence in Marana
Foundation awards scholarships and honors employees in Marana School District

March 2014
Ohio State Alumni Club of Southern Arizona presents Teacher of the Year award.
Robert Kennerly, a teacher at Mountain View High School, receives award.

February 26, 2014
Kindergarten Round-up set for MUSD schools
Parents can begin registering students for kindergarten Monday, March 25.

February 25, 2014
Marana USD names Employees of the Year
Congratulations to Kim Meine, Sara Anderson, Sarah Clem - 2014 Employees of the Year.

February 24, 2014
Public invited to view Marana district school textbooks

February 14, 2014
Marana district teacher earns National Certification
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced that Amy Corner from Marana Middle School received certification.

February 13, 2014
Sun safety a priority at Butterfield Elementary
School receives $8,000 grant from the American Academy of Dermatology for shade structure.

February 5, 2014
Mountain View student, Mariah Desmarais, receives Lanny Williams Scholarship.

January 30, 2014
NFF-CHOF announces the 2014 Scholar-Athlete Award Recipients.

January 29, 2014
Twin Peaks exceeds goal for diaper drive
Students collect over 7,000 diapers.

January 28, 2014
Marana High teacher named finalist for the Outstanding High School Faculty Awards Program
John Sugameli, a construction teacher, has been named a finalist.

January 24, 2014
Marana district teacher earns National Certification
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced that Shannon Carmichael from Coyote Trail Elementary received certification.

January 24, 2014
First Responders assist Marana Special Olympic athletes
Picture Rocks Fire District and Marana Police Department to participate in basketball scrimmage with students.

January 22, 2014
Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary students wins Marana district Spelling Bee
Congratulations to Matthew Glasshoff - champion.

December 11, 2013
Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 to treat Roadrunner students to shopping spree and holiday luncheon. 

December 9, 2013
Estes & Twin Peaks Elementary Schools named 2013 NCEA Higher Performing Schools.

November 23, 2013
Estes Elementary to host thier annual Grand persons appreciation event on November 27.

October 29, 2013
Teacher Excellence awarded at Thornydale Elementary
Teacher Jennifer Miller was presented the  October 2013 Teacher Excellence Award by Tucson Values Teachers and OfficeMax.

October 23, 2013
Grammy award-winning country music artist Bryan White to perform at Tortolita Middle School

October 23, 2013
Mountain View students recognized by Southern Arizona Special Olympics

October 16, 2013
WATCH D.O.G.S. Program kicks off at Tortolita Middle School
An initiative of the National Center for Fathering, is an innovative program to provide positive male role models.

October 2, 2013
Twin Peaks teacher honored during "A Day Made Better" national event.
Kendra Lewis received more than $1,000 in much-needed classroom supplies.

September 30, 2013
Marana High students take a stand to Stomp Out bullying

September 23, 2013
High school students learn dental assistance
MUSD and MHC will host an Open House of the Dental Assisting Career and Technical Education Program on Tuesday, October 1.

September 20, 2013
Firefighters Are Your Friends
Picture Rocks Fire District firefighters and paramedics engine 121 C-shift visit kindergarten students at Desert Winds Elementary School.

September 18, 2013
Mountain View student named National Merit Scholar Semifinalist
John Reynolds, Mountain View High School senior, has been named a Semifinalist in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

September 17, 2013
Premiere electric violinist, Christian Howes, breathes new life to strings at Mountain View High School

September 11, 2013
First Lady's Lets Move! initiative lands in Marana
Marana Middle School hosted a Let's Move Active Schools special event on September 11. U.S. Assistant Secretary of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Michael Yudin joined others...read more.

August 22, 2013
Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation awards gratn to Thornydale Elementary School.

August 21, 2013
Sixteen Schools, 25 Teams, One Duel in the Desert
Marana Middle School hosts 4th annual Falcon Football Jamboree Aug. 23-24.

August 5, 2013
Artificial turf enhances athletic programs at high schools
The newest District athletic improvement bond project offers students state-of-
the-art safe synthetic turf fields in time to kick-off the 2013 football season on Aug. 29.

August 1, 2013
Marana Schools Earn A's!
ADE's 2012-13 school letter grades for the District show great academic success. Six Marana schools earned the Arizona Department of Education’s highest Achievement Profile of an A!

August 1, 2013
Going Green...Solar Panel Installation

MUSD students will now be able to learn first-hand about solar energy due to solar producing energy structures constructed at eight schools, at no cost to the District. Solar panels harness clean renewable energy from the sun and offer an easy and affordable way to meet electrical needs

2012-2013 & 2011-2012 School Years