At Coolidge Unified School District’s December 14th regular Governing Board meeting, Art Moncibaez was recognized as Coolidge’s A+ School Employee of the Year.   Add a comment

At Coolidge Unified School District’s December 14th regular Governing Board meeting, Governing Board Student Character Awards were presented to students from Coolidge.  The following students were recognized and given a bumper sticker:  Add a comment

At Coolidge Unified School District’s December 14th regular Governing Board meeting, Cody Dumas was recognized as Coolidge’s Student of the Year.  This award was bestowed upon this Coolidge High School student at the Coolidge Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet, which was held on November 5, 2011.

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Editor’s note: In honor of their tireless work and dedication, the Independent is profiling local principals in our Meet the Principal feature. Steve Adolph is princi­pal of Coolidge School District’s San Tan Foothills High School in San Tan Valley. To receive a profile form, send an e-mail to

Name: Steve Adolph

Age: 55

School: San Tan Foothills High School, 1255 W. Silverdale Road in San Tan Valley

How long in education: This is my 34th year in education

Why I chose to work for this school: I retired as superintendent of the Tempe Union High School District so that I could finish my career in education doing what I loved most, working in a school with students, the staff and the community. I chose San Tan Foothills because it is a wonderful school with a great staff, won­derful students and a fabulous community.

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The San Tan Foothills chapter for Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently participated in their second annual March for Babies event.  Twenty-five students shared their Saturday in Casa Grande at Peart Park for the event, and raised funds for the March of Dimes prior to the walk. San Tan Foothills High School also provided a booth at their homecoming carnival for donations, requested contributions on line, begged for spare change, sold t-shirts, as well as invited Mrs. Arizona to visit the campus and speak to students. Add a comment

At Coolidge Unified School District’s Sept. 14 governing board meeting, Joe Galish, business teacher and Future Business Leaders of America advisor for San Tan Foothills High School, was recognized for receiving the New Adviser of the Year Award for FBLA at the 36th Annual Arizona State Conference for Career and Technical Education, according to a press release.

This award is reserved for advisers with one to three years of experience. Add a comment

At Coolidge Unified School District’s November 9th regular Governing Board meeting, Jessie Arroyos, Principal of Heartland Ranch Elementary School, was presented with a check from McDonald’s for $1,000.

The school was awarded this money because Ms. Arroyos applied for a mini grant as part of McDonald’s Fourth Annual Classroom Supply Grant.

Only ten schools in the state of Arizona were awarded money.

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At Coolidge Unified School District’s November 9th regular Governing Board meeting, Outstanding Service Awards were presented to employees Patricia Wyzard, Cena Palmer, Leticia Rosales (not present), Jim Davis and Rickey Evans (not present) of Mountain Vista Middle School and Charisma Masa of San Tan Heights Elementary School.

These employees’ hard work and dedication were commended and each person received a plaque to commemorate their achievement.

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