Highlights and Recognition
2013 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION DATES S.T.A.R.: Tuesday, May 21, 7pm, Desert View Gym Desert View: Wednesday, May 22, 7pm, Football Field Sunnyside: Thursday, May 23, 7pm, Football Field
First Things First has awarded a grant to provide Parents As Teachers home visitation services to families in central, north and south Pima County. This grant process was led by Sunnyside's Parents as Teachers in collaboration with Amphitheater School District, Casa de los Niños, and the Easter Seals Blake Foundation.
Desert View High School’s Air Force JROTC unit was awarded the “Outstanding Organizational Unit Award” by national AFJROTC Headquarters. Criteria include number of hours of community service and achieving the unit’s goals:
The BEST Professional Development in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University, has selected Kim Roberts, program facilitator/instructional coach for Los Amigos Technology Academy, as the BEST Mentor of the Year for the Sunnyside Unified School District.
Los Amigos has been approved to receive a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant for $127,574 from the Arizona Department of Education. It will fund the school’s after-school program, Leopard Spots, as well as parent engagement activities.
Noah Mickey-Colman, the teacher technology facilitator for Billy Lane Lauffer Middle School, has been selected as the Educational Technology Specialist of the Year by the Arizona Technology in Education Association (AzTEA). He was nominated by Lauffer teacher Jackie Nichols.
Congratulations to the members of the Sunnyside District Touring Orchestra who earned the top rating of Superior for their performance at the Music in the Parks festival in Anaheim, California on March 10. This group featured the top string musicians from Sierra and Lauffer middle schools under the direction of Gabrielle Halko and assistant director Bethany Wigtil.