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Giant BCHS Mural Getting Facelift
By July 11, 2018 Read More →

Giant BCHS Mural Getting Facelift

Staff Writers —When the giant mural of Boulder Creek High School’s mascot was dedicated on March 30, 2010, there was talk that the paint would last 50 years. But after eight years, it’s getting a much-needed facelift. The mural with the giant jaguar was conceived by Dina Holland and created by Lindsay Boggs and Taryn […]

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MCSO Swat Team to Train Deputies on School-Violence Response Techniques

MCSO Swat Team to Train Deputies on School-Violence Response Techniques

By Robert Roy Britt — The Maricopa County Sheriff Department’s SWAT team will train deputies and posse members on the latest techniques for responding to school or workplace violence at the Boulder Creek High School campus Wednesday, July 11. The campus will be closed. There will be a heavy, visible law enforcement presence, and officials […]

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BCHS Choirs Score Big in California Competition

BCHS Choirs Score Big in California Competition

By Lara Gates — Boulder Creek High School Choir Department brought home major honors at the Burroughs Music Showcase in Burbank, California on Saturday, April 14. One hundred seventeen students in five choirs traveled to the competition to go up against schools from across California in multiple categories. BCHS came close to sweeping the competition […]

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Threat Scrawled on High School Bathroom Wall Deemed Not Credible
By February 7, 2018 Read More →

Threat Scrawled on High School Bathroom Wall Deemed Not Credible

A threat scrawled on a bathroom wall at Boulder Creek High School in Anthem and mentioning a specific date was deemed not credible after an investigation, the principal said today. The nature of the threat was not divulged. “Boulder Creek High School staff discovered a threat written on the boys bathroom wall which mentions the date […]

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Back to School: Then and Now

Back to School: Then and Now

By Chris Prickett — Back to school is nothing like I remember. Maybe it’s euphoric recall, but I think I got one or two pairs of trousers, a couple of shirts, a fresh pair of “Chuckie-T’s” for gym class, and some socks and underwear to complete the ensemble. I don’t even think we had to buy our […]

New DVUSD Superintendent Talks Funding, Teacher Pay & Politics

New DVUSD Superintendent Talks Funding, Teacher Pay & Politics

Curtis Finch, the new superintendent of Deer Valley Unified School District, moved from Michigan to Arizona last month to take over for the retiring James Veitenheimer. In&Out Magazine asked Finch why he’s here and what he thinks about some of the district’s pressing issues. In&Out: What led you to pursue this job? Curtis Finch: I […]

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Student Body Shrinks in Aging Anthem Area

Student Body Shrinks in Aging Anthem Area

While the Deer Valley Unified School District expects to build another elementary school sometime in the next decade, none will be needed in the Anthem area, where enrollment is declining as the population ages and more charter schools compete to attract kids, said Jim Migliorino, DVUSD deputy superintendent of fiscal and business services. Diamond Canyon […]

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Caurus Plans Middle School Expansion & New High School
By May 27, 2017 Read More →

Caurus Plans Middle School Expansion & New High School

Three years ago, Caurus Academy struggled to fill classrooms. Now as enrollment grows, with students from Anthem and the North Phoenix area, the charter school plans to lease additional space for an expanded middle-school program this fall and a high school the following year. Five new middle school teachers have been hired, said Principal Dameon […]

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Preschool/Kindergarten Adds Classrooms, High-Tech Gym

Preschool/Kindergarten Adds Classrooms, High-Tech Gym

By Karen Goveia — Castle Preschool and Kindergarten plans to add classroom space this fall along with a recreational room featuring a virtual reality floor. A new building will house two additional classrooms and a 2,000-square-foot indoor gym with a rock-climbing wall, ball pit and the virtual reality playground, which makes the floor behave something like […]

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Gavilan Peak Boys Basketball Goes Undefeated
By February 13, 2017 Read More →

Gavilan Peak Boys Basketball Goes Undefeated

By Brendan Mau — The Gavilan Peak School boys basketball team finished their season undefeated after defeating Sierra Verde in the Deer Valley 7th- and 8th-grade Conference Championship at Talking Stick Resort Arena. They went 8-0 in the regular season and 11-0 overall. With their “style of very aggressive team-based defense and the players playing together, […]

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BCHS Administrators Suspended For Controversial Video
By February 10, 2017 Read More →

BCHS Administrators Suspended For Controversial Video

By Nadine Shaalan and Karen Goveia — After almost three weeks of investigation, the Deer Valley Unified School District announced today the suspension of two Boulder Creek High School administrators for 10 days without pay for violating the Governing Board’s ethics and conduct policies for staff members, as well as the policy for computer and […]

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DVUSD Superintendent to Retire
By February 4, 2017 Read More →

DVUSD Superintendent to Retire

In&Out Staff Writers — After five years serving as superintendent of the Deer Valley Unified School District, Dr. James Veitenheimer has plans to retire at the end of the 2017 school year. Veitenheimer made the announcement at the Jan. 24 DVUSD School Board meeting. The decision, he said in a letter, was a difficult one […]

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