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Memorial for Stefano Panchesin (Class of 2019), Sat. Aug. 1 at 4 p.m.

City High’s memorial in honor of 2019 graduate Stefano Panchesin, who passed away July 4, 2020, will be livestream via Instagram on Saturday, August 1, at 4 p.m.

If you would like to participate in the live program by saying a few words, reading something, playing a song, etc., please contact Annie Holub at You can also prerecord yourself and submit your video via this Google Form.




Scholastic Book Fair is OPEN April 26-May 9

Our online Scholastic Book Fair is now OPEN! 

25% of all sales come back to the CityCCL schools so we can buy new books. Free shipping directly to your house on orders over $25.

Support our schools and get some fresh, new reading materials!

Shop online April 26-May 9, 2020.

Online Scholastic Book Fair Starts April 27!

Before the coronavirus pandemic, we had been planning on having a Scholastic Book Fair for CityCCL schools at the beginning of May. Even though we can’t browse books in person, Scholastic has set up an online book fair for us!

Starting April 27, you can shop for books online through our special site, and 25% of your purchases will come back to CityCCL schools. Books will be shipped to your house. If you spend more than $25, you get free shipping. Stock up on summer reading material and support CityCCL literacy programs! The Book fair runs through May 11.

Check Facebook, your email, and the 3 schools’ websites for the book fair link soon. For now, check out this interactive book fair flier.

Community Day & Potluck Dec. 4

Our first Community Day for the 2019-2020 school year is Weds. Dec. 4. Students are choosing to participate in one of the following activities:

(Wait, potluck? Yes! When students return from their activities, we will have a school-wide potluck! Students, staff, and families can bring in food to share. Want to bring something? Complete this form.)

On Weds. Dec. 4, Students will check in with their Advisors at 9 a.m. and then go to the meeting place for their activity. Students will travel via SunTran, SunLink, and school bus to their activity locations. Students will return to school by noon and the potluck will be from noon-12:40. Students will be dismissed at 12:40 p.m.


Family Night Thurs. Apr. 25: Writing 101S News Analysis Presentations

The Seniors who are taking the dual-enrollment Writing 101S class through Pima Community College will be sharing their News Analysis Presentations during Family Night this Thursday, Apr. 25, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Learn about why it’s important to think critically about how the media presents information and where to find accurate information about the following current issues:

  • The “Heartbeat” abortion bills
  • The college admissions cheating scandal
  • Responses to the Mueller Report
  • Defunding of the Special Olympics
  • Chick-Fil-A ban in airports

You’ll hear analyses of how several different media outlets reported on the same story and whether the reports were fair or biased.

Halloween at City High!







City High School’s Annual Student Halloween Costume Contest will be held on Wednesday, 10/31, from 11:40-12:30. Students are invited to wear their costumes to school on Halloween, as long as their faces are visible during classes, and no weapons are included in the costume.

Our schedule will be as follows:

Period 2: 9:00-10:15

Period 4: 10:20-11:35

Costume Contest: 11:40-12:30.

Lunch: 12:40

Contest categories will be Scariest, Funniest, Most Creative, Best Group, and Best Overall. Guest judges will decide winners. Prizes include gift cards to local businesses.

See some of the costumes from years past on our Facebook page for inspiration: 2016, 2015, 2014.

Whole School Retreat: Thursday, August 30

We’re gearing up to take the entire school up to the Whitetail Campground on Mt. Lemmon this Thursday, August 30 for our annual Whole School Retreat. Busses will depart City High Schoo at 9:00 a.m. and students will be back to school by 3:00 p.m.  Students will participate in team-building activities with Spencer Gorin from Healthy Play and other community building activities in Advisories throughout the day. Sack lunches will be provided.

Students should wear Community Day Dress as well as shoes appropriate for the mountain. Students should also bring a hat, a light jacket, and a water bottle.

Summer School Session 2 starts Monday, June 18

Session 2 of Summer School starts Monday, June 18 and ends Friday, June 29. Math is the only subject being offered this session. Building hours will be 8:15-4:00 p.m. Registration for Summer School is now closed.

Summer Opportunity: Free Workshops for DACA and Undocumented Students

Scholarships AZ and the UofA Immigrant Student Resource Center are conducting a series of free workshops for undocumented students (high school, college-level, or not currently enrolled in school) to help them find alternative pathways to achieve their educational and professional goals. Complete this form if you’re interested! First one is June 14 from 6-8 p.m. at the Global Justice Center, 225 E. 26th St.

Summer Opportunity: Tucson Youth Nonviolence Institute July 9-20

The Nonviolence Legacy Project will be conducting a Youth Nonviolence Institute July 9-20 at the Pima Community College Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave., from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Youth ages 14-20 will learn leadership skills and Kingian nonviolence practices. Email or call Vana Dee Lewis to register: (520) 993-9390 or