Mesa Community College Children’s Center’s curriculum focuses on each child’s needs

In one classroom, a group of children act out chosen animals to improve their creativity; in another room, a child works on healthy habits by washing his hands after a quick snack. A flurry of activity was underway on a Friday morning at the Mesa Community College Children’s Center, which was recognized for providing quality […]

Mesa Police Department seeks to recruit diverse groups of officers

If it were not for the connections he built with local police officers as a teenager, Mesa Police Department Lt. Ruben Quesada said he might not have been in the profession. “I grew up in Maryvale and was involved in the (Phoenix Police Department) Police Activities League,” Lt. Quesada said. “I met police officers, specifically […]

City of Mesa exploring ways of providing early education

About a year and a half ago, Mesa Vice Mayor David Luna said he and other city officials realized that too many young children in Mesa were coming to kindergarten unprepared. This realization, Mr. Luna said, stemmed from a conversation that Mesa Public Schools Superintendent Michael Cowan had with Mesa Mayor John Giles about the […]

FujiFilm Electronic Materials U.S.A. Inc. to expand Mesa facility

  On March 20 the Mesa City Council approved a resolution laying the groundwork for FujiFilm Electronic Materials U.S.A. Inc. to enter into a development agreement with the city manager to expand its current facility, west of Mountain road and north of Pecos road, 20 acres to the west over to Signal Butte Road. “That […]

Rep. Michelle Udall introduced bill to assist students with math portion of AzMERIT test

The Arizona Board of Education’s current math competency requirements that serve as a guide for the promotion of eighth grade students will remain the same for now, after a bill designed to add additional provisions died before reaching the House Appropriations Committee. HB 2473, introduced by state Republican Rep. Michelle Udall of Mesa, would have […]