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Monday, October 22, 2018

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Gilbert prep football teams prepare for closing half of season

By Zach Alvira, GSN Sports Editor It’s halftime in the 2018 high school football season and several Gilbert schools still have realistic hopes of making the playoffs. Here’s a look as they embark on the closing...

Higley students take on Great Arizona Code Challenge

By Michelle Reese, GSN Guest Writer Smart phone apps, video games and website use are a part of daily life for most Gilbert and East Valley teens. Now, they’re also the ones developing them. Charged with creating...

Gilbert Girl Scouts earn Gold Awards

By Niki D’Andrea   Two Girl Scouts from Gilbert have earned Girl Scout Gold Awards from the Girl Scouts – Arizona-Cactus Pine Council. The award – the equivalent to becoming an Eagle Scout in the Boy...

Recess law likely to have little impact on EV grade schools

Gilbert Sun News staff   A new state law aimed at helping Arizona’s youngest school children reduce their stress in class apparently won’t have too big an impact on East Valley elementary pupils. Area school districts for...

Coyotes marching band heading to London

By Eric Newman   The Campo Verde High School marching band will kick off 2020 in style, marching in the London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival, the largest parade in the world. The Coyotes performed several...

Leading Edge Academy clinches basketball victory

By GSN Contributor   Leading Edge Academy Gilbert won the 2018 Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) 2A Girls Basketball State Championship in a 50-44 victory over Sedona Red Rock High School at the Prescott Valley Event Center...

Weathering it in space

Text by Dawn Antestenis/ photos by Eduardo Barraza, Gilbert Public Schools   The Mesquite High School Aerospace Engineering program worked on a high altitude weather balloon since the start of the school year. In February, they launched the balloon and...
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Conservation theme of Gilbert Water Festival

Story and photos by Eric Newman Nearly 1,700 fourth graders from Gilbert Public Schools came to Gilbert Civic Center grounds on March 7 and 8 to splash, pour and learn all about one of Arizona’s...

New elementary in Queen Creek named

Contributed by Stephanie Ingersoll Elementary school number six in the Queen Creek Unified School District has been named Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary. The school, located near 226th Street and Ocotillo Road in the William Lyon...

Gilbert boy is king of chess

By Melody Birkett Steve Wongso is not your typical 7-year-old. In between studying, he loves playing chess. In fact, he has won two national championships. He’s the First Grade Champion in the 2016 National K-12 Championships. And...