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Reminders for Juniors: College Road Map and PSAT

Family Night this Thursday, Oct. 19, is the College Road Map for current Juniors and their families. Also happening next week, Weds. Oct. 25, is the PSAT for Juniors only (9th and 10th graders will be taking different versions of the PSAT in the Spring).

Interested in City High? Come visit us!

It’s not too early to look ahead to the 2018-2019 school year! Are you or someone you know interested in attending City High? Prospective students and families are strongly encouraged to visit City High School as part of the application process. We hold school tours throughout the year. The tours include a presentation and Q & A session for participants, and are a great way to learn more about City High School’s academic program, resources, and staff. Our next school tour is Thursday evening, October 26, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. More tours are available in the mornings and evenings over the next few months.  We’d love to meet you!

Pennington St. Closed Oct. 17-22 for TenWest Festival

The TenWest Festival begins Oct. 14 in and around downtown Tucson, including Pennington. St., with panels, talks, performances, mixers, and workshops. Pennington St. between Stone and Scott Aves. will be closed to traffic starting as early as Tuesday, Oct. 17 through Sunday, October 22. 

Alternate options for student pick up and drop off:

  • In front of the Main Library (southbound Stone Ave.).
  • Scott Ave., north of Pennington St. (Scott Ave. south of Pennington St. remains closed due to construction)
  • Pennington St. between Stone Ave. and Church Ave. (alongside Jacome Plaza)

 

 

Important dates in October and November

Lots of things are happening at City High during October and November!

October 2-4: Junior Trip to Northern Arizona

October 5: Last day of Quarter 1

October 6: Family Night: Movie at Las Milpitas

October 6: No school for students; staff professional development day

October 9-13: Fall Break; no school

October 11: Quarter 1 report cards mailed home

October 16: Quarter 2 begins

October 19: Family Night: College Roadmap (Juniors only)

October 27: Community Day (More details coming soon!)

October 31: Halloween Costume Contest (during school)

November 2: Family Night: Drama Preview: The Handmaid’s Tale

November 5: All Souls Procession Make-Up Meet-Up

November 9: 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off

November 10: Veterans’ Day; no school

November 16: Family Night: How to Talk to Your Child About Marijuana

November 23-24: Thanksgiving break; no school

November 30: Family Night: VOICES Showcase

Also check our City High Community Calendar for updates and events.

Family Potluck and Movie Night at Las Milpitas Friday, Oct. 6

The City High Family Association invites you to a free outdoor screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Rated PG-13) at Las Milpitas de Cottonwood Community Farm, located at 2405 S. Cottonwood Ln., Friday. Oct. 6. Gates open at 6 p.m.; movie starts at 7 p.m. Free popcorn! Bring your own beverage, chair and/or blanket, and a dish to share. Let us know if you’re going on our Facebook event page!

Family Association Meeting Thursday, Sept. 28

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Join us Thursday night, September 28, at 5:30 p.m. for the first meeting of the City High Family Association. The aim of the Family Association is to encourage sustainable and effective partnerships between all members of the school community, including teachers, families, and students. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Our evening will revolve around small roundtable conversations to:

  • View each partner as making equally valuable contributions, while respecting
    different contributions
  • Respect student needs and preferences
  • Address barriers to involvement in schools by families, and actively help previously
    uninvolved families to become involved
  • Create better programs, opportunities and learning for students and families
  • Give families appropriate opportunities to contribute to school decision-making and
    governance

Family Night Sept 28 Flyer

Important Dates in October and November

Building Photo 47 East Pennington

Lots of things are happening at City High during October and November!

October 2-4: Junior Trip to Northern Arizona

October 5: Last day of Quarter 1

October 6: Family Night: Movie at Las Milpitas

October 6: No school for students; staff professional development day

October 9-13: Fall Break; no school

October 11: Quarter 1 report cards mailed home

October 16: Quarter 2 begins

October 19: Family Night: College Roadmap (Juniors only)

October 27: Community Day (More details coming soon!)

October 31: Halloween Costume Contest (during school)

November 2: Family Night: Drama Preview: The Handmaid’s Tale

November 5: All Souls Procession Make-Up Meet-Up

November 9: 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off

November 10: Veterans’ Day; no school

November 16: Family Night: How to Talk to Your Child About Marijuana

November 23-24: Thanksgiving break; no school

November 30: Family Night: VOICES Showcase

Also check our City High Community Calendar for updates and events.

Downtown street construction– what you need to know!

Building Photo 47 East Pennington

City High School is located in downtown Tucson for a reason: it allows us access to a variety of resources and places, and gives us the energy of being right in the middle of things. We’ve been here since 2004, and have seen downtown come back to life in really exciting ways.

Navigating around the streets of downtown Tucson through this revitalization, though, can be a challenge, especially in the mornings. The beautification project on Scott Ave. is underway and on-schedule, and should be completed by the end of October. Here’s an update on the project, from the Downtown Tucson Partnership:

“Underground utility work on Scott Avenue in downtown Tucson has been completed and work to improve the streetscape between Congress and Pennington streets has begun. 

Crews working for the City of Tucson have begun excavation of the west side of Scott Avenue in the project area, including the southbound travel lane and the sidewalk in front of businesses in that location.

The work requires the continued closure of southbound Scott Avenue between Pennington and Congress, but the northbound travel lane remains open to provide access to the parking
garages on the east side of the street.

Scott Avenue motorists wishing to travel westward will need to continue north to Alameda
Street. Right turns onto eastbound Pennington Street will be allowed.

Access to all businesses will be maintained during the streetscape improvement work.

Crews are scheduled to work weekdays from 6 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., although some evening work may be required for paving operations.

The project will include installation of five new streetlights, improved landscaping including planter boxes in locations, replacement of sidewalks, extension of roof drains from adjacent buildings and drainage improvements in the project area.”

For more information about current road closures around downtown, visit the Downtown Tucson Partnership’s Road Closures web page, and consider signing up for their email list to get regular updates about events and construction projects downtown.

City High awarded competitive health and wellness grant

City High School has been awarded a very competitive grant by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family to implement a High School Health and Wellness program.

City High School is 1 of just 6 schools to receive this grant in Pima County. The intent is to provide programs and services for high school students to prevent the onset of the use of alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs and to foster the development of social and physical environments that promote healthy and drug-free lifestyles. Research on this evidence-based program has shown that students who participate increase their resistance skills, have more unfavorable attitudes toward underage drinking and drug use, and communicate more frequently with parents on these topics.

If you would like more information about this new initiative, contact Health and Wellness Coordinator Erica Saunders.

Introducing our Wellness Advisory Council

Our new AmeriCorps VISTA member Ariana Garcia is already hard at work on Health and Wellness programming here at City High. One of her first projects is the Wellness Advisory Council, which will be focused on student wellness, what that means to the school, and how to integrate it into everyday student life.

Opportunities include:

  • Developing and facilitating wellness-related curriculum in high school advisories.
  • Modifying and facilitating the same curriculum in middle school advisories.
  • Participating in Town Hall discussions in Tucson about wellness
  • Leadership experience.
  • Possibility of traveling to Phoenix to talk to state legislators about wellness-related issues.
  • Collaborating with other school groups to incorporate wellness into school culture
  • Experience in education and outreach
  • Resume building

If you or your child is interested please email Ariana Garcia (ariana@cityccl.org) for more information.

The first meeting will be Wednesday, September 20 at 1 p.m. in the Whole School Meeting room.