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  • Trevor Browne JROTC Marksmanship Team Takes First Place in the Old Pueblo Rifle Match in Tucson

    Posted by Communications at 9/14/2017

    The Trevor Browne JROTC Marksmanship Team took first place in the Old Pueblo Rifle Match in Tucson, September 10, in the first rifle marksmanship competition of the 2017-2018 school year. Six other JROTC programs from around the state competed.  Led by Ramon Zozaya, who took top honors at the match, the team is made up of Ashley Gutierrez, Jasmine Sompit, and Jacqueline Urquidez.  The Bruin cadets are coached by First Sergeant Michael Jurczak.    

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  • South Mountain School Community to Hold Water Drive

    Posted by Communications at 9/14/2017

    The South Mountain school community is holding a Water Drive with St. Vincent de Paul for community members in need, September 11-15.  Students and staff will be collecting water bottles with a goal of 4,000 (two per student.)  The community service activity will culminate with the students removing the water bottle brand stickers and replacing it with   inspirational messages written by the students Saturday morning at the school cafeteria. These messages will bring reflection and hope for those receiving the water bottles.  Former South Mountain graduate Marcelino Quinonez (Class of 2002) who is now the Director of Youth Outreach at SVdP helped to organize the event.  

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  • South Mountain Alumnus & Teacher National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences National Student Production Awards

    Posted by Communications at 9/14/2017

    South Mountain alumnus Amanda Salameh,  along with teacher/advisor Heather Jancoski were announced as nominees for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences National Student Production Awards, also known as the Emmys.  Nominees were selected from high school student entries across the country in 23 programming and craft categories.  National winners will be announced at the awards presentation, which will be live-streamed October 3 from Los Angeles. 

    Salameh, who graduated last year,  produced a video essay (single camera only) called “Females in Aerospace.”  She advanced after winning a Rocky Mountain/Southwest Chapter Emmy.  She is the second South Mountain student in the past two years to be nominated for a national Emmy.

    Over 200 young professionals, from 19 regional chapters of the NATAS were narrowed down from 1,500 entries by judges selected from industry professionals to advance to the national competition.

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  • Phoenix Union High School District Employees Strive to Instill Six Core Values

    Posted by Communications at 9/14/2017

    Phoenix Union High School District employees strive to instill six core values-compassionate, collaborative, committed, courageous, creative and conscious. At Metro Tech, the administration is celebrating examples of those with “traveling trophies,” to its employees. For teachers, English teacher Cassandra Villegas earned Committed;  English teacher Erika Harvey, Collaborative; and PR/Health teacher Nick Malko, Compassionate.  Maintenance/Campus Operations worker Gilbert Enriquez earned the Committed Trophy. 

    The school also selected the Professional Learning Community of the Month to the Exceptional Student Services Vocational program, and members James Irvine-Business Prep; John Snyder-Horticulture; LaCholla Caraway-General Tech and Dennis Bullino-Commercial Building Maintencance.

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  • Metro Tech Announced as Nominees for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences National Student Production Awards

    Posted by Communications at 9/14/2017

    Metro Tech alumni Natalie Torres, Cande Duran, and Ashley Salazar, along with teacher/advisor Bob Marquis were announced as nominees for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences National Student Production Awards, also known as the Emmys.  Nominees were selected from high school student entries across the country in 23 programming and craft categories.  National winners will be announced at the awards presentation, which will be live-streamed October 3 from Los Angeles. 

    The three Metro girls produced commercial, called “Workplace Etiquette Video.”  These students advanced after winning a Rocky Mountain/Southwest Chapter Emmy.

    Over 200 young professionals, from 19 regional chapters of the NATAS were narrowed down from 1,500 entries by judges selected from industry professionals to advance to the national competition.

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  • Carl Hayden to Hold Open House

    Posted by Communications at 9/14/2017

    Carl Hayden will hold an Open House, Friday, September 22 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.   Freshmen students will also be receiving theirfree  smart phones or hot spots as part of the Sprint 1Million Project that night.  The evening culminates with a football game as the Falcons host Maryvale at 7 p.m.

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  • Betty Fairfax T Host Naturalization Ceremony

    Posted by Communications at 9/14/2017

    Betty Fairfax will host a Naturalization Ceremony on Monday, September 18 to welcome 100 new United States citizens, who will take the Oath of Allegiance to America, administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  It is the third consecutive year that a Phoenix Union school is the site of this ceremony, which will conclude the PUHSD “Civics Week” and targeted instruction to help support students’ success on the state-mandated U.S. Citizenship Exam. PUHSD will have administered the exam to some 9,000 students the week before.  It also coincides with the start of National Citizenship Week.  Superintendent Dr. Chad Gestson will be the keynote speaker.

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  • The Camelback Dance Program Holds First Annual Spartan Scramble Golf Tournament

    Posted by Communications at 9/14/2017

    The Camelback Dance program is holding its first anual Spartan Scramble Golf tournament, to benefit the students of the dance department.  Proceeds will allow the varsity dance team, Camelback Elite, to attend multiple local competitions this school year, and provide funding for costumes and other necessities for the 150-student program.  The tournament will be Saturday, October 28 at the Mountain Shadows Golf Course in Paradise Valley at 8 a.m.  For player and sponsorship information, contact Camelback’s Director of Dance, Heidi Wilkes, at hwilkes@phoenixunion.org or (480) 438-9120. 

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  • Bioscience High School One of the Beneficiaries of the Eighth Annual Pie Social

    Posted by Communications at 9/14/2017

    Bioscience High School will be one of the beneficiaries of the eighth annual Pie Social, co-sponsored by Roosevelt Row and Phoenix New Times, to be held at Margaret T. Hance Park at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 19. There will be celebrity chefs, and community bakers.  Tasting tickets will be $15 for five tastes.   

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  • Phoenix Union Sports Hall of Fame Benefit Golf Tournament - October 7

    Posted by Communications at 9/14/2017

    The Phoenix Union Sports Hall of Fame Benefit Golf tournament is October 7 at the Grand Canyon University Golf Course.  Sponsorships, foursomes and individual players are invited to play with the Hall of Famers for the 7:30 shotgun scramble.  This year a new event for non-golfers is a nine-hold putt-putt tournament on a course constructed by the South Mountain construction students.  Foursome and player registration deadline is September 29.  For more information, call (480) 289-5761. 

    The third annual Phoenix Union Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony will be held at the Talking Stick Resort Arena, December 19.

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