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District Announcements
BRUSD Superintendent Search

Blue Ridge Superintendent Search
 
The Governing Board of the Blue Ridge Unified School District #32 in Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona, is seeking qualified and enthusiastic candidates for the position of Superintendent.  Greg Schalow is retiring from the school district after 27 years of service as a teacher, principal, and currently superintendent.  Blue Ridge has enjoyed great stability over the years at the superintendent’s position with only four different superintendents in the past thirty-six years
 
The Board has hired Aylstock Consulting, LLC to advise them through the search process for the next superintendent.  Mike Aylstock may be contacted with questions about the district, position, or application process at mike.aylstock@gmail.com or (928) 202-2124.  The starting date for the successful candidate is negotiable from February 1 until July 1, 2015.

 
Application Procedures
 
Fillable Application
 
Superintendent Job Description
 
Informational Brochure
 
Application materials must be delivered to the Blue Ridge District Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 7, 2014.
 
US News and World Report Names BRHS a Bronze Medal School

US News and World Report recently released their 2015 Best Schools List and awarded Blue Ridge High School with a Bronze Award.  3% of high schools in the U.S. earned a Gold distinction, 9% earned a bronze, and 15% earned a Bronze. **Data are based on the 2011-2012 school year**.
Current 2014-15 Blue Ridge High School Enrollment and Staffing:
728 Students
34.5 Teachers (20.5 Core Teachers/14 Elective Teachers)
Core Class (English, Math, Science, Social Studies) Ratio: 35.5 : 1
Overall Student to Staff Ratio: 21 : 1

You can read the full report HERE

 
TBI 202-Northeast Regional Training Course-Saturday, October 25 @ BRHS-East Library

To pre-register for this training via computer:
1. Locate http://www.ade.az.gov/onlineregistration/calendar/RenderCalendar.asp
2. Select the month of the training (OCTOBER)
3. Click on the date of the training (25th)
4. Click Choose and Continue.
5. Find this training and click Register.
6. Complete the online form and click Continue. Confirmation of registration will be sent via email.
Participants will receive certificates of participation from the Arizona Department of Education.
Registration information contact:
Jeannette Zemeida
Jeannette.Zemeida@azed.gov
602-542-3855
Additional information:
Susan M. Wolf, Statewide TBI Contracted Trainer, ADE/ESS
DrSueWolf@me.com

All Sessions will meet in the Blue Ridge High School East Campus Library
Registration for all sessions can be found by clicking the links below:
TBI 202-October 25 ONE SESSION ONLY 8:30 AM-4:00 PM (Must have taken TBI 101)
TBI 303-November 15 ONE SESSION ONLY 8:30 AM-3:30 PM (Must have taken TBI 101)
 
Two-Time U.S. Olympic Wrestling Instructs and Inspires @ BR Wrestling Clinic

The Blue Ridge Wrestling Club hosted its second annual fall wrestling clinic this past weekend.  Two- time Olympian and National Hall of Fame Wrestler Melvin Douglas was the headline clinician.  Over 70 wrestlers participated in the two day clinic.    Other clinicians at the clinic were ASU wrestlers Dalton Brady and Kevin Radford.
Melvin Douglas was one of the United States' greatest freestyle wrestlers in the 1980s and 1990s.  He was a member of the USA National Team 11 times, a two-time NCAA champion for the University of Oklahoma and competed in the Olympic Games in 1996 and 2000.
Early Career
Douglas was also a three-time Kansas state champion at Highland Park High School in Topeka in 1979, 1980 and 1981 and was later crowned as a USA Junior Freestyle national champion in 1981.
College Highlights
While at Oklahoma, Douglas became an NCAA champion in 1985 and 1986 at 177 pounds and was also a two-time All-American for the Sooners.
National, World, & Olympic Competition
Douglas was a seven-time champion in USA Senior Freestyle competition in 1988, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998. He represented his country in the FILA World Championships six times and won the 1993 world championship at 198 pounds. He also finished second in 1989 and third in 1994 and '95. Douglas competed in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta where he placed seventh at 198 pounds. He also qualified for the 2000 Games in Sydney, Australia.
Dalton Brady is a red-shirt freshman at Arizona State University and plans on wrestling at the 133 pound weight class. Dalton was a 4 x State Champion for Chandler HS.  He was a FILA National Champion, a folkstyle National Champion, and finished 5th in the World Championships in 2011.
Kevin Radford Arizona State (2013-14): Finished the season with a 17-13 record.  Kevin was one of the top freshman for the Sun Devils in his first season posting a record of 16-10 in the 184 pound weight class and is a time NCAA Qualifier.
Kevin graduated of Pine Forest Senior High School (Fayetteville, N.C.) where he lettered four times in wrestling, twice in football and once each in soccer and track & field.  He captained the wrestling team twice and compiled a 160-17 career record in high school.  He was a two time state finalist at the North Carolina state meet at 189 pounds. 

 
ADE Releases 2013-14 District & School Letter Grades