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Special Schedule Thurs. Dec. 16; No School for Students Fri. Dec. 17

Student-Led Conferences for 10th and 12th Graders Jan. 5, 6, 7

Sophomores and Seniors have been preparing for their Student-Led Conferences, happening January 5, 6, and 7, 2022, the week after Winter Break. The Student-Led Conference, a City High School tradition, is facilitated by the student’s Advisor and attended by parents, peers, and other teachers. Students discuss their development and mastery of City High School’s Habits of Heart and Mind by presenting evidence in the form of work they have done over the course of the fall semester. They also set and discuss goals as well as discuss their understanding of the social emotional skills we’ve started to focus on this year.

Parents of 10th and 12th graders: Online sign up for Student-Led Conferences is now live! 30-minute conference time slots are available:

  • Wednesday, January 5th from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 6th from 8:30-11:00 a.m. or 4:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 7th from 8:30-11:00 a.m.

To schedule a conference for your City High student, click on your student’s Advisor’s name (below) to select a conference at a time that is convenient for your family. The link will take you to a Google Calendar Appointments page. Please advance to the week of Jan. 2-8 to see available appointments. Appointment spots will show up as grey rectangles. You will only schedule ONE conference with your student’s Advisor. Please do not schedule more than one conference, or schedule a conference with another Advisor.

If you aren’t sure who your student’s Advisor is or you need help, email Brett Goble at, or call 623-7223 and ask for Susan, Annie, or Brett.

City Creatives Tues. Dec. 14



Join us for CITY CREATIVES Tuesday, December 14th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at City High School. Live music, theatre performances, art show & print sale.

All proceeds from art show and print sale go directly to student artists and to fund Prom for all students.

Special Schedule Thurs. Dec. 16

On Thursday, December 16, the high school will run the following special schedule:
PER 1: 9:00-9:50
PER 2: 9:55-10:45
PER 3: 10:50-11:40
PER 4: 11:45-12:35
LUNCH: 12:35-1:15
PER 5: 1:15 – 2:05
PER 6: 2:10 – 3:00
This schedule will allow all classes to meet since Friday, 12/17 is not a school day. Advisory will not meet on 12/16.

City High Student Wins 1st Place in the AIPA Fall Journalism Contest

10th grader Malena Wilson won first place in the AIPA fall journalism contest. She won the top award for a feature story in broadcasting.

Here is her winning story:

Malena also received a second place award in the Podcast category for one of her coronavirus diaries. A few other students also won honorable mentions for their coronavirus diaries:

Maddie Hill (Commentary category)

Rocky Wright (Commentary category)

Julia Ortiz (2 awards–one in Commentary category and one in Podcast category)

Carter Kraft (Podcast category)

Congratulations to these students and to Audio Documentaries teacher Sarah Bromer!

No School Thurs. Nov 25 and Fri. Nov. 26

No school Thurs. Nov. 25 and Fri. Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving. We’ll see everyone back at school Mon. Nov. 29.


National Day of Mourning & Resistance Thurs. Nov. 25 at La Indita

In collaboration with La Indita, City Center For Collaborative Learning will be hosting a National Day of Mourning and Resistance Thursday, November 25 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. This aligns with our CityCCL mission of acknowledging that we reside in the traditional lands of the Tohono O’odham and Yoeme. In solidarity with their historical and contemporary experience, CityCCL will join La Indita in highlighting the ways indigenous communities continue to resist.

Workshops include Tohono O’Odham Language and Native American Medicine.

When: November 25, 2021, 12:00-3:00 PM (food served at 12:30) 

Where: La Indita Restaurant, 722 North Stone Avenue 

Cost: FREE!


12:00 Welcome

12:05-12:15 Traditional O’odham Blessing

12:15-12:30- Calpolli Teoxicalli Nahua Indigenous


12:30-1:00 – Eat Food Prepared by La Indita

1:30-1:50 Tohono O’odham Language Lesson

1:50-2:10- Native American Traditional Medicine Lesson

2:15-2:30- Altar of Remembrance

2:30-2:55 Acoustic Music

2:55-3:00 Closing Blessing

No School Thurs. Nov. 11 for Veteran’s Day

No school for students Thurs. Nov. 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day.

Friday, Nov. 12 will be a Community Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Community Day Friday, Nov. 12

City High students will be participating in a school-wide Community Day on Friday, Nov. 12. Community Days are days when we engage with the larger community, either by going out or by bringing community members in. This Community Day, students will be going out into the community to a location of their choice. Students have already chosen from the following activities:

Tucson Museum of Art tour and activity
MOCA tour and activity
Planting flowers on Toole with Downtown Tucson Partnership
Ben’s Bells
Buffelgrass cleanup w/Tucson Clean and Beautiful near Mission Garden
University of Arizona Museum of Art tour
E-waste recycling on campus
Touring Southern Arizona Heritage Museum/Jan. 8 memorial (Court Complex)
City High Beautification (painting, planting)
Making cat toys to donate to a shelter
Jewish History Museum tour
Visiting Mission Garden
Hiking Tumamoc Hill
Volunteering with Owl and Panther

Students are expected to wear Community Day Dress (either a City High t-shirt or clothes without large logos/words). Different activities will have different requirements; students will get an email with specific information about their chosen activity. Several activities are within walking distance of City High. Some activities require transportation via SunTran or SunLink. Masks are required for riders on SunTran or SunLink. 

Community Day Schedule:

9:00 Meet in Advisory

9:15 Meet with Activity Leader; leave for activity

10:00-12:00 Activities!

12:40-1:30 Back at school for lunch

1:35 Meet in Advisory

1:35-2:00 Debrief morning activities

2:00-3:00 Veteran’s Day guest speakers in Advisories


Check our Instagram and Facebook pages for photos of the activities on Friday, Nov. 12.

Half-Days for Students Oct. 21 & 22 for Student-Led Conferences

Students will have half days in the afternoons on Thurs. Oct. 21 and Fri. Oct 22 to accommodate Student-Led Conferences for 9th and 11th Graders.


9-11:30 Student-Led Conferences; no classes for students

11:35-12:3o PERIOD 1

12:30-1:05 LUNCH

1:05-2:00 PERIOD 2

2:05-3:00 PERIOD 3


9-11:30 Student-Led Conferences; no classes for students

11:35-12:3o PERIOD 4

12:30-1:05 LUNCH

1:05-2:00 PERIOD 5

2:05-3:00 PERIOD 6