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Pennington Street Showcase, January 31 from 5-7pm

The Pennington Street Showcase Arts and Culture edition is happening on Friday, January 31 from 5-7 pm at City High School.  All families are invited to attend.

This year’s Arts & Culture-themed Showcase will include student performances from Music Workshop, American Studies research projects inspired by the New York Times 1619 podcast, Math Honors Projects, and an art gallery with art prints for sale.

This event is a public demonstration of student learning.  The Pennington Street Showcase allows students from Paulo Freire Freedom School -UniversityPaulo Freire Freedom School -Downtown, and City High School to show their rigorous, authentic, and real-world learning and understanding in front of a meaningful audience.  Come join us for an engaging and fun evening of student excellence.

9th Grade Trip to Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum and Kitt Peak National Observatory, Friday, 11/22

We are very excited to be traveling to Kitt Peak and the Tohono O’odham Nation with our freshman team this year. We developed this trip to enhance our learning about Astronomy and Tohono O’odham culture and border issues in our Big History Project Science/Humanities class as part of City High’s dedication to experience-based learning. This is a unique Tucson opportunity and we want to make sure every freshman student can say that they have looked through a telescope at distant stars! In order to have access to the telescopes after dark, this field trip requires a late start (10:30 am) and late return (approximately 11:30pm) to Tucson. 

Here are the details of the trip:

We will leave Friday, November 22nd at 10:30am and return that evening at approximately 11:30pm. Please note: students are expected to be at school at 10:15am. All students will travel to and from Kitt Peak National Observatory and the Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center & Museum in a chartered busThe group will return to City High School at approximately 11:30p.m. Please make arrangements for your student to be picked up from school at that time.

Please call or email Kathy Moore, 9th Grade Math and Science Teacher, if you have any questions. 

7th Annual Chili Cook-Off, Thursday, 11/21

Chili cook-off

IT’S FINALLY (ALMOST) HERE!

One of our most highly attended events at City High School, the Chili Cook Off!
OR just come and enjoy some chili!
$5 for non-chili chefs, (chili chefs eat free!)
5:30-7pm
See you there!

City High Radio Wins Top Honors at AIPA Conference

City High School took home 8 awards at the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association (AIPA) Fall Conference and Awards Ceremony. The AIPA hosts Arizona’s only state-wide journalism contest. Students compete in each category with peers from all over the state.

  • Best Broadcasting–First Place (“Superior”) for overall excellence in broadcasting in TV/Film/Radio for our podcast “City High Radio”
  • Best Podcast–First Place (“Superior”) for our podcast “City High Radio”
  • Geronimo Sanchez–First Place (“Superior”) in the Radio/TV/Film Feature category for the story “What Is Your Greatest Fear?”
  •  Geronimo Sanchez-– Second Place (“Excellence”) in the Radio/TV/Film Commentary category for the story “Living Dangerously”
  • Duri KimHonorable Mention in the Radio/TV/Film Commentary category for the story “What Holds You Back In Life”
  •  Paloma Martinez–First Place (“Superior”) in the Radio/TV/Film Commentary category for the story “I Haven’t Given Up on Christmas Yet”
  • Paloma MartinezHonorable Mention in the Radio/TV/Film Feature category for the story “A Crisis In the Desert.”
  • Samantha Zazueta–Second Place (“Excellence”) in the Radio/TV/Film Feature category for the story “My Incarcerated Family.”

City High Radio is a youth-produced podcast led by teacher, Sarah Bromer. Students produce both longer length stories as well as shorter Vox Pops. Vox Pops are meant to capture the “voice of the people” and focus on one central question with a medley of community members’ responses woven together and set to a song.

National Merit Scholarship Program Recognizes Iris Zepezauer

Iris Zepezauer and her Advisor, Jean Mulvaney

City High School senior, Iris Zepezauer, has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although these students will not continue in the 2020 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top scorers of more than 1.5 million students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in 2018. We are so proud of Iris for her hard work and for her dedication to academic excellence.