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Members of the Wickenburg High School spring musical cast are Aaron Kanieski (back, from left), Lyby Aguirre, Elizabeth Kennelly, Holden Campa, Angel Page, Isabel Bowie, Trinity West, Alexis Johnson, Kimberly Campbell (middle row), Summer Gomez, Coy Bowser, Megan Oberdieck, Josiah Garduno, M…

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A phrase you will hear frequently around the Transportation Department is “You just can’t get good help these days”. Sometimes I think it is a miracle that we can find any help at all. The process for becoming a bus driver is not an easy one. There are many qualifications a driver must obtai…

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The Wickenburg High School DECA chapter is constructed of 25 students from freshman to senior. Many chapter members join Wickenburg DECA with the desire to be involved in the community and acquire community service hours. Not only do members join for service hours, but have ambition in compe…

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The Elks junior student of the month Megan Ullery, age 13, is the daughter of Andy and Shantelle Ullery of Wickenburg. She is an eighth grade student at Vulture Peak Middle School, and has been active in volleyball for three years, piano for six years, student council, LDS church youth group…

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National School Choice week encourages the promotion of events that raise public awareness of the different K-12 education options available to children and families, while spotlighting the benefits of school choice. Pictured are Hassayampa Principal Carissa Hershkowitz (back, center) and Ha…

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ASSE international student exchange program is offering need based scholarship worth approximately $11,000 each year to qualifying American high school students interested in studying abroad for one academic year.

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Wickenburg Little League will host two free clinics for players, coaches, and parents on Jan. 19 and 20, to help prepare for the 2018 season. Main speaker will be former MLB pitcher Roy Thomas; additional guests include CIF Hall-of-Fame High School Coach Dan Bodary from Lompoc, Calif.; and m…

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Anyone paying Arizona income taxes can choose to “self-direct” a portion of their state income taxes in support of Arizona’s “School Choice” policy.  In local terms, this means that AZ taxpayers can choose to channel their taxes back into their local economy by designating the funds for priv…

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We are at the halfway point of the school year, with many exciting things happening in the IT Department here at Wickenburg Unified School District. Our goal in the IT Department is to continue to find new ways to facilitate student learning and growth through the use of technology. To that …

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The Wickenburg elks drug awareness committee recently completed judging the annual, nationwide drug awareness essay contest. This competition is open to students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade. This year’s essay was titled “What heroes do.”

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In response to last week’s column by Sara Fitzpatrick on the recent changes to the certification process for teachers, Superintendent Dr. Howard Carlson shared that the district looks forward to helping those interested in becoming teachers to get certified, and it’s not near as difficult as…

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On Saturday, Dec. 2, winners from the school hoop shoots came to Vulture Peak Middle School to participate in the 2017-2018 Wickenburg Elks Lodge final hoop shoot. A total of 37 students, ages 8-13 from around the district participated.

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Katie Cushman, 13, is the Elks student of the month for November. Katie is the daughter of Kevin and Susan Cushman of Wickenburg and is an eighth grader at Vulture Peak Middle School.

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Wickenburg PTA’s Christmas Tree Community Outreach is in full swing. PTA provides the pre-lit trees, the decorations, and groups of youngsters to decorate the trees at a variety of locations. The group who decorated the tree at Westpark includes Riley Webster (back, from left), Miles Haley, …

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Sometime during the next month, the most important day of our year in the Transportation Department will come. This is the day the Arizona Department of Public Safety comes to conduct a safety inspection on all of our buses.