Friday, September 25, 2009

Junior High Band

This is the Newell Barney Junior High intermediate/concert band performing last night at the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center. Newell Barney is the newest school in the district. Three years ago, when we moved here, there were four elementary schools plus Queen Creek Middle School and Queen Creek High School. Newell Barney opened last year as a middle school (6th, 7th and 8th grades).

In an attempt to save money this year, the district decided that instead of having two middle schools, they would have a middle school and a junior high. All fifth and sixth graders in the district attend Queen Creek Middle School now, and all seventh and eighth graders attend Newell Barney Junior High.

No changes were made to the overcrowded high school although I heard last night that nearby Combs school district, which sends its high school students to Queen Creek, will soon open their own high school. From what I've heard, it can't be soon enough!

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