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Message from Principal - Mrs. Paddock

  • Nancy Paddock

    Gladden Farms Elementary, within the Marana Unified School District, is a preK-6 school offering an inspiring and enriching Computer Science immersion academic experience, and an innovative state of the art learning environment. As one of two Code To The Future Computer Science Immersion schools in Arizona, teachers integrate coding, Lego robotics, and creating Minecraft computer science games with curriculum content in English language arts, math, science, and social studies to create an engaging, interactive and fun learning environment where students are provided skills for the high growth, high demand jobs of the future ... Principal's Full Message.

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  • Public Notice: Thornydale Elementary & Associated Boundary Change

    Due to a consistent decline in enrollment and the need to ensure school sustainability and fiscal responsibility, the Governing Board of the Marana Unified School District voted to close Thornydale Elementary School and implement new attendance boundaries, effective June 2019.

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  • Marana Cares Mobile - Winter Break

    Marana Cares Mobile will be on the streets again for 2018-19 Winter Break serving FREE, nutritious and delicious meals to ALL children ...

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  • Please Think Of MUSD Students at Tax Time

    Please think of Marana students when preparing your tax returns this year. The state of Arizona allows for taxpayers to receive a dollar to dollar tax credit (up to $400) on your state taxes for donations that benefit students in public schools! Tax credits can be donated to benefit Marana Unified Schools through April 15 of next year, to be claimed on this year’s taxes, or next! Ask your school for a tax credit form, or donate online ...

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  • MUSD Job Fair Sat., Feb 2, 2019 10am-1pm

    The Marana district is seeking dedicated educators, aides, health office, food service, transportation, support staff, substitutes, and other positions committed to student learning and well-being. Applicants can bring resumes, complete applications, and participate in ...

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  • Gladden Farms Awarded Energy Saver School of the Month

    Congratulations on earning the Energy Saver School of the Month award! Because of your conservation efforts in September, you will be given the award banner to display at your school through ...

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  • Community Enjoys Butterfield Elementary School 40th Anniversary!

    Art activities were offered for children of all ages, everyone sang Happy Birthday and enjoyed birthday cake while drinking hot cocoa and visiting with Billy the Bobcat! It was a wonderful night and a GRAND celebration! Congratulations Butterfield, on 40 YEARS ...

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  • Butterfield Elementary School 40th Anniversary

    Butterfield Elementary School students, parents, current and former staff, and alumni will celebrate the school’s 40th anniversary on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7:45-8:45am and 5:30-7:30pm. ...

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Gladden Farms Elementary Highlights