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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...

1/3 of Valley parents won’t allow kids to play football

Contributed by Barrow Neurological Institute Despite increased emphasis on concussion education and player safety, one-third of Valley parents won’t allow their children to play football, according to a new survey by Phoenix’s Barrow Neurological Institute. At...

Teens cement bond playing conjoined twins

By Colleen Sparks With the many hours they spend practicing lines, learning songs and battling nerves as they portray characters on stage, it’s no wonder actors bond with each other like family members. But two Chandler...