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One of the nation’s largest youth development programs has recently set up a new club here in Fountain Hills. Lisa Ristuccia, a former Fountain Hills Charter School teacher, led the behind-the-scenes effort to get the local 4-H Club up and running, and now she and other volunteers provide yo…

Last Wednesday, June 1, members of the Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board voted unanimously at the end of their business meeting to call for a special election for a bond, and to call a special election for a District Additional Assistance (DAA) override, also knows as a …

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board held a work study session last Tuesday, May 24. The Board discussed potential land sale and bond proposals and decided to only put one of the two on the ballot in November.

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board will have a work study session Tuesday, May 24, at 5:30 p.m. This is a break from the traditional meeting day of Wednesday in order to accommodate Fountain Hills Middle School graduation.

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board discussed revisions to Policy JJJ – Extracurricular Activity Eligibility, at its meeting last Tuesday, May 10. This was the first of two required policy readings.

The Fountain Hills Parent Teacher Organization held an appreciation breakfast for all its sponsors at FireRock Country Club on Friday, May 6. Michael Maroon-Silvertree Wealth Partners underwrote the event, and Dwight Johnson was the FireRock host.

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board approved a revised budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year at a business meeting last Tuesday, May 10. The meeting began with a public hearing on the revised budget led by FHUSD’s Director of Finance, Catherine King.

On Friday, April 29, Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation that expands the rights of parents and allows them more influence into their children’s education. The legislation, HB 2161, allows parents to sue school districts and school officials if they believe that an employee or district is…

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board met last Wednesday, April 27, for a work study session. The Board discussed its budget and attempted to clarify issues concerning the potential sale of FHUSD property.

Graduation is right around the corner, a time of celebration for Fountain Hills High School seniors.

At last Wednesday’s Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board meeting, Interim Superintendent Dr. Patrick Sweeney and Fountain Hills Education Association President TJ Buckley updated the Board on recent developments at the high school.

Did you work a job while in high school? Were you an umpire for Little League baseball games or did you work behind the register at a fast-food restaurant, or did you do something else?

Fountain Hills High School’s Senior Recognition Night is next Wednesday, May 11, at the Fountain Hills Community Center. The program will include scholarships and awards for seniors, with friends, family and community members invited to the celebration beginning at 7 p.m.

The Fountain Hills Coalition presented a drugged and drunk driving seminar to parents and students last week on Wednesday, April 20. Mike Scharnow, the coalition’s executive director, said he was pleased with the turnout of 75 people, which included a healthy contingent of middle and high sc…

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board will meet tonight, Wednesday, April 27, for a work study session starting at 5 p.m. This is the first regularly scheduled meeting since the Board approved Dr. Cain Jagodzinski as the new Superintendent for 2022-23.

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The Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board offered a contract to Dr. Cain Jagodzinski to serve as superintendent for next school year at a special meeting held Wednesday, April 20. Jagodzinski was a finalist for the position in 2020, is a former teacher and principal at Fount…

On April 7, the Arizona Board of Regents approved a rise in tuition and fees across the three state public universities: Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona.

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board met last Wednesday, April 13, for a business meeting. The Board discussed ongoing standardized testing, heard a presentation on last year’s fiscal audit and discussed policies and procedures for next year.

The Fountain Hills Athletic Booster Club’s Third Annual Reverse Raffle was a success on Saturday night, April 2. The fundraiser was hosted at Parkview Taphouse, and the boosters were able to raise $14,580 for student athletes.

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board will meet tonight, Wednesday, April 13, for a business meeting at 6:30 p.m. The business meeting will include an audit presentation from Henry and Horne, LLP, and more conversations about planning for the next school year. This eveni…

The Fountain Hills Unified School District governing board voted unanimously Wednesday evening, April 6, to part ways with Superintendent Kelly Glass. This action comes after a three-month investigation into Glass' actions while serving as superintendent, the results of which have not yet be…

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board will meet today, April 6, for a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. The Board may vote to go into executive session at the beginning of the meeting for an unknown duration.

Dwight Johnson, President of the Verne C. Johnson Family Foundation, surprised the Fountain Hills Unified School District Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Board of Directors with a donation check in the amount of $25,000 to kick off the 2022-2023 school year.

The Fountain Hills Parent Teacher Organization (FHPTO) is having a social session at Sipps Eatery tomorrow, Thursday, April 7, from 9 to 11 a.m. Parents, guardians, volunteers and community members are welcome to attend.

Camp Invention is returning to Fountain Hills Unified School District. Camp Invention will host a summer camp at McDowell Mountain Elementary School from Monday, June 13, to Friday, June 17.

Fountain Hills Unified School District students will be taking standardized tests from the end of March through most of April. The assessment scheduling is different at each school based on the state’s differing testing windows.

Students from schools in Fountain Hills competed in the Dark Sky Student Art Contest at the recent Fountain Hills Dark Sky Festival. Tracy Perry and Marisa Colon, FHUSD art teachers, encouraged their students’ creativity and helped them win monetary prizes.

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board met on Wednesday, March 23, for an executive session, business meeting and a work study session. Interim Superintendent Dr. Patrick Sweeney was not physically present, but he joined the meeting via phone.

The Fountain Hills Girl Scouts will have an ice cream social this Saturday, April 2, at Four Peaks Park from 1 to 2 p.m. Current members are welcome, but the roundup is more geared toward new girls and parents who might be interested in joining.

Join Fountain Hills Community Services for Eggstravaganza, sponsored by Carol Goyena with MCO Realty, at Golden Eagle Park on April 9 from 8 to 10 a.m.

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board will hold a business meeting and work study session tonight, Wednesday, March 23. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. at the FHUSD Learning Center and will be livestreamed on the FHUSD YouTube channel.

Did you buy Girl Scout cookies around town this January or February? Hopefully the answer is yes, because the sales are over and local Girls Scouts won’t sell cookies again until next year.

Fountain Hills Unified School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Patrick Sweeney clarified details surrounding tax credit payments to the schools during last week’s school board meeting. Sweeney added that nothing he said was new, but he was addressing confusion that has been noticeable sin…

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board held a business meeting last Wednesday, March 9. Between recent and upcoming school orientations/registrations and contract agreements, the Board spent most of the meeting discussing the future of FHUSD.

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board will meet tonight, Wednesday, March 9, for a business meeting at 6:30 p.m. The Board will meet at the FHUSD Learning Center, and the meeting will be open to the public and livestreamed on the FHUDS YouTube channel.

The Mary Ellen & Robert McKee branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale is opening their Leader In Training (LIT) program in May, but training begins in late March. Club Members must apply and train for the position, but LIT is open to all students grades 6-12, and will …

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Adamo Education is hosting an informational night next Wednesday, March 9, at their Fountain Hills Location. Tamara Becker, Adamo Education’s president, will inform parents, answer questions, and show what the micro school has to offer from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Fountain Hills Unified School District (FHUSD) Governing Board met for a work study session last Wednesday, Feb. 23. The Board discussed two items, an update from the Fountain Hills Education Association and background and considerations on undeveloped properties.

Camelback Classic Speech and Debate Tournament organizers are looking for individuals to “invest a small amount of time in the next generation” by serving as a community judge at the upcoming Christian homeschool speech and debate tournament sponsored by Mars Hill Speech & Debate Club.

McDowell Mountain Elementary School is hosting preschool and kindergarten round-ups for incoming students next Wednesday, March 2, and Thursday, March 3. McDowell Mountain will provide free pizza to attending families.

The Mary Ellen & Robert McKee Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale is offering a spring break camp here in Fountain Hills. The camp will run from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for the week of March 14-18.

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board will meet at the District Learning Center for a work study session tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 23. The meeting is open to the public and will be livestreamed on the FHUSD YouTube page.

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Parent Teacher Organization’s 19th annual fundraising Gala is right around the corner. The PTO’s biggest fundraiser of the year will happen from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Fountain Hills Community Center on Saturday, March 5.

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board meet last Wednesday, Feb. 9, for an important, but short business meeting. The Board approved a resolution to change healthcare providers for FHUSD staff, and the approved the creation of an advisory committee to consider consolidati…

Camelback Classic Speech and Debate Tournament organizers are looking for individuals to “invest a small amount of time in the next generation” by serving as a community judge at the upcoming Christian homeschool speech and debate tournament sponsored by Mars Hill Speech & Debate Club.

While most sports and extracurricular school activities have resumed their pre-COVID activities, the Robotics Club has not. There have been no Arizona Interscholastic Association sponsored robotics events since the pandemic began, but Mary McDonald is still guiding students to build and crea…