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Welcome Back to a Cleaner, Safer, Sunnyside
Welcome Back to a Cleaner, Safer, Sunnyside The Center for Disease Control, The Arizona Department of Health Services and the Pima County Health Department have provided us with guidance on school...
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Sunnyside Community Circle w/ Law Enforcement
Please tune in to this important conversation between SUSD students andour law enforcement partners!  The event will be streamed LIVE on this page on October 29th at 5:30pm. See you then...
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Letter to Parents RE: Parent Choice Learning Options
September 9, 2020   Dear Sunnyside Families — It’s incredible to think that one month of remote learning is already behind us. Although we would like nothing more than to have students...
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FREE School & Weekend Meals—UPDATED!
FREE MEAL PROGRAM HAS BEEN EXTENDED The federal government has allocated funds that have allowed us to extend our free summer lunch program. Starting Thursday, September 3, we will...
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On-Site Learning Acknowledgement Form
Parents/guardians, please fill out and sign this form as soon as possible and prior to your student(s) beginning hybrid in-person learning. https://forms.gle/YkfqUYDLYfaHbnTXA
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Start of school announcement
Please watch this video as Superintendent Holmes shares important information about the start of school.   Mire este video que les comparte nuestro Superintendente Holmes con...
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Apollo 21st Century
Apollo 21st Century Clubs will begin virtually on August 31, 2020 If you have Queations or concerns you can contact the program coodinator: theresag@susd12.org or 520-545-4567 Art Club...
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Sunnyside Opening Day 2020
July 29, 2020 Dear Sunnyside Learning Community, A lot has happened since we closed our doors for traditional schooling on March 23rd. Over the last few months we have seen our Nation grow more...
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Profile of a Graduate
Our Vision: Every child... College, Career and Community Ready. Our Mission: Our mission is to develop students with a strong sense of identity, purpose and agency, so that they leave our system...
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SUSD on Social Media
Following Sunnyside Unified School District on social media keeps you informed on what's going on in your school, your neighborhood and your community.   FOLLOW SUSD— facebook.com/...
Welcome Back to a Cleaner, Safer, Sunnyside The Center for Disease Control, The Arizona Department of Health Services and the Pima County Health Department have provided us with guidance on school safety measures that are designed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Over the last few months, school staff has worked to ensure that the proper safety measures are in place in order for us to responsibly welcome students back to campus for hybrid in person learning. Please watch the video below to become familiar with the safety protocols we have in place to help protect our staff and students. For more information about our responsible reopening, please visit our Reopening Page Students, Do Your Part! This school year will look different for all of us. Although students are looking forward to being back on campus and reuniting with teachers and friends in person, it’s important to remember that it’s up to all of us to do our part to keep eachother safe. Please enjoy the PSA some of our students have helped to create! For more information about our responsible reopening, please visit our Reopening Page
Please tune in to this important conversation between SUSD students andour law enforcement partners!  The event will be streamed LIVE on this page on October 29th at 5:30pm. See you then!  
September 9, 2020   Dear Sunnyside Families — It’s incredible to think that one month of remote learning is already behind us. Although we would like nothing more than to have students back on campus, I have been so impressed by how our teachers and students have engaged in remote learning. I am so proud of our learning community and of your support as parents in helping our students adjust to this environment. Thank you for your commitment and patience through these ever-changing times.  Throughout this pandemic, our commitment to you has always been to reopen schools when the health department indicates it is safe to do this. Last week the Arizona Department of Health Services data dashboard signaled that Pima County met the criteria to open schools. However, local data from the Pima County Health Department places our schools at “moderate risk” for opening schools with public health tracking and prevention metrics not being met at this time. Given the progress we have made, we anticipate all the Pima County Health Department criteria required to consider opening schools (in limited capacity for hybrid instruction) to be met by mid-September. To review the nine criteria that Pima County school districts are following for making decisions on opening, please click HERE. For this reason, our Governing Board has set a target date to begin in-person hybrid instruction immediately following our Fall Break, which is now scheduled for October 12th – 16th. This means that the first day for in-person hybrid instruction will be October 19th, provided that the nine Pima County Health Department reopening criteria have been met. In order for us to best prepare for a responsible reopening, we are asking for your help in the planning process. Families will need to decide what choice is best for them so that we can anticipate how many students will return for in-person instruction. Families, please note that you may choose to keep your students online for remote learning for the second quarter if that is your preference. The two options are as follows: Hybrid Model – students will alternate between in-person learning and structured, online (asynchronous) learning throughout the week. Students will be assigned to an “A” or “B” schedule and will attend school on alternating days, for example: Group A attends Monday/Thursday and Group B attends Tuesday/Friday. This will help to ensure that fewer students are on campus which helps to maximize physical distancing and safety measures. On Wednesdays, all students will participate in remote learning with the teacher. An effort will be made to keep families/households together. For a detailed description of the hybrid model, visit our website’s “Reopening” page which you can access by clicking HERE. Remote Learning – parents have the option to keep their students in remote learning. Learning will continue to occur in a fully remote setting. Students who continue in remote learning may engage remotely with a teacher in a structured learning environment. It is likely that students remaining in remote learning will be assigned to a different teacher(s) than they are currently assigned to given that many teachers will be delivering in-person instruction. Students who continue in remote learning may engage remotely with a teacher and have both teacher led (synchronous) and teacher assigned (asynchronous) learning experiences. In the case that there are low numbers of families selecting the remote learning option, students will be enrolled in SOSA and engage in a self-paced learning environment. More details can be found HERE. It is extremely important that you make your selection by no later than Friday, September 18th. Please make your selection by filling out the questionnaire you can access by clicking on this link. This questionnaire is critical in helping us plan ahead so that we can ensure we have the proper safety measures and staffing in place for your children. In collaboration with the Pima County Health Department, we have implemented several mitigation strategies that are aligned with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for the safety of staff and students. We invite you to review our mitigation plan which can be found on our website’s “Reopening” page, or by clicking HERE.  If you have any questions or concerns, please use our online form to reach us. I want to thank you again for your patience, understanding and assistance with this important request. Steve Holmes Superintendent 9 de septiembre de 2020   Estimadas familias de Sunnyside — Es increíble pensar que un mes de aprendizaje remoto ya ha quedado atrás. Aunque nada nos gustaría más que tener estudiantes de regreso en las escuelas, me ha impresionado mucho la forma en que nuestros maestros y estudiantes se han involucrado en el aprendizaje remoto. Estoy muy orgulloso de nuestra comunidad de aprendizaje y de su apoyo como padres para ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a adaptarse a este entorno. Gracias por su compromiso y paciencia en estos tiempos cambiantes. Durante esta pandemia, nuestro compromiso con ustedes siempre ha sido de abrir las escuelas cuando el departamento de salud indica que es seguro hacerlo. La semana pasada, el panel de datos del Departamento de Servicios de Salud de Arizona (Arizona Department of Health Services data dashboard) señaló que el condado de Pima cumplía con los criterios para abrir las escuelas. Sin embargo, los datos locales del Departamento de Salud del Condado de Pima colocan a nuestras escuelas en “riesgo moderado” de abrir escuelas con métricas de prevención y seguimiento de salud pública que no se cumplen en este momento. Dado el progreso que hemos logrado, anticipamos que todos los criterios del Departamento de Salud del Condado de Pima requeridos para considerar la apertura de escuelas (con capacidad limitada para instrucción “híbrida” combinada-en línea y en persona) se cumplirán a mediados de septiembre. Para revisar los nueve criterios que siguen los distritos escolares del condado de Pima para tomar decisiones sobre la apertura, vaya a este enlace AQUÍ. Por esta razón, nuestra Mesa Directiva ha establecido una fecha límite para comenzar la instrucción combinada en persona inmediatamente después de nuestras vacaciones de otoño, que ahora están programadas para el 12 al 16 de octubre. Esto significa que el primer día para la instrucción combinada en persona será el 19 de octubre, siempre que se hayan cumplido los nueve criterios de reapertura del Departamento de Salud del Condado de Pima. Para que podamos prepararnos mejor para una reapertura responsable, les pedimos su ayuda en el proceso de planificación. Las familias deberán decidir qué opción es la mejor para ellos para que podamos anticipar cuántos estudiantes regresarán para recibir instrucción en persona. Familias, tenga en cuenta que pueden optar por mantener a sus estudiantes en línea para el aprendizaje remoto durante el segundo trimestre si así lo prefieren. Las dos opciones son las siguientes: Modelo híbrido (combinado) – los estudiantes alternarán entre el aprendizaje en persona y el aprendizaje estructurado, en línea (asincrónico) durante la semana. Los estudiantes serán asignados a un el horario "A" o "B"  y asistirán a la escuela en días alternos, por ejemplo: el grupo A asiste lunes/jueves y el grupo B asiste martes/viernes. Esto ayudará a garantizar que haya menos estudiantes en las escuelas, lo que ayuda a maximizar el distanciamiento físico y las medidas de seguridad. Los miércoles, todos los alumnos participarán en el aprendizaje a distancia con el profesor. Se hará un esfuerzo para mantener unidas a las familias/hogares. Para obtener una descripción detallada del modelo híbrido, visite la página "Reopening" de nuestro sitio web, a la que puede acceder haciendo clic AQUÍ. Aprendizaje remoto – los padres tienen la opción de mantener a sus alumnos en aprendizaje remoto. El aprendizaje continuará ocurriendo en un entorno completamente remoto. Los estudiantes que continúan en el aprendizaje remoto pueden interactuar de forma remota con un maestro en un entorno de aprendizaje estructurado. Es probable que los estudiantes que permanecen en aprendizaje remoto sean asignados a un maestro diferente al que están asignados actualmente, dado que muchos maestros impartirán instrucción en persona. Los estudiantes que continúan en el aprendizaje remoto pueden interactuar de forma remota con un maestro y tener experiencias de aprendizaje dirigidas por el maestro (sincrónico) y asignadas por el maestro (asincrónico). En caso de que haya un número bajo de familias que seleccionen la opción de aprendizaje remoto, los estudiantes serán inscritos en el programa SOSA y participarán en un entorno de aprendizaje a su propio ritmo. Se pueden encontrar más detalles en este enlace AQUÍ. Es extremadamente importante que realice su selección a más tardar el viernes 18 de septiembre. Haga su selección completando el cuestionario al que puede acceder en este enlace. Este cuestionario es fundamental para ayudarnos a planificar con anticipación para que podamos asegurarnos de que tenemos las medidas de seguridad y el personal adecuados para sus hijos. En colaboración con el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Pima, hemos implementado varias estrategias de mitigación que están alineadas con las pautas del Centro para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC) para la seguridad del personal y los estudiantes. Les invitamos a revisar nuestro plan de mitigación que se puede encontrar en la página "Reopening" de nuestro sitio web, o haciendo clic AQUÍ. Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, utilice nuestro formulario en línea para comunicarse con nosotros. Quiero agradecerles nuevamente por su paciencia, comprensión y ayuda con esta importante solicitud. Steve Holmes Superintendente View or Download the PDFs sent to parents:  September 9, 2020 - Spanish | English July 2, 2020 - Spanish | English Jun 19, 2020 - Spanish | English May 21, 2020 - Spanish | English
FREE MEAL PROGRAM HAS BEEN EXTENDED The federal government has allocated funds that have allowed us to extend our free summer lunch program. Starting Thursday, September 3, we will provide free meals to all children under the age of 18 (no lunch application needed). Parents or students may stop by a school or designated bus stop Monday–Friday (excluding holidays) to receive a school lunch and a breakfast to go for the following morning at the following times: Schools – 10:30am – 1pm Bus Route – 11am – 12pm     Meal Distribution Starting 10/19 Please note that meal distribution at schools and bus locations will continue once we begin hybrid in-person learning. All bus routes and school sites will distribute meals daily starting on October 19th.   School & Weekend Meal Distribution Sites You may pick up grab-and-go breakfast and lunch at one of the school locations listed below. In addition, we are now distributing weekend meals that may be picked up at select locations (Monday – Friday 10:30am–1pm). The schools listed below IN BOLD will distribute weekend meals. This means that on Fridays you may now pick up a total of six meals per student: 2 Friday meals, 2 Saturday meals and 2 Sunday meals.  Apollo Middle School Billy Lane Lauffer Middle School Craycroft Elementary School Challenger Middle School Desert View High School Drexel Elementary School Elvira Elementary School Esperanza Elementary School Gallego Primary Gallego Intermediate Liberty Elementary School Los Amigos Elementary School Los Ninos Elementary School Mission Manor Elementary School Ocotillo Learning Center Rosemarie Rivera Elementary School Santa Clara Elementary School Sierra 2 - 8 School Star Academic High School Summit View Elementary School Sunnyside High School Mobile Meals – Bus Distribution Sites Below is a list of sites where school buses will distribute grab-and-go breakfast and lunch from 11am–12pm. All school buses will continue to be equipped with mobile hotspots. For detailed information for each location, click on the bus icons on the interactive map below. S. Masterson Ave & E. Behan St. (SE Corner) S. Fontana Ave & E Delta Rd. (NW Corner) Fairy Duster & Silverweed (Rancho Valencia Rest Area) Old Vail Rd & Country Club (park on Vail Rd)  * this route will now be delivering meals at E Bantam Rd & Via Noche Buena Desert Shadows Park (on Greenway Dr.) Ponderosa & San Xavier Rd @ Ramada Santa Clara Ave. and Melridge St. 9776 S. Nogales Hwy (near Family Dollar) San Xavier Education Center Felix and Lansing Strav.    
Parents/guardians, please fill out and sign this form as soon as possible and prior to your student(s) beginning hybrid in-person learning. https://forms.gle/YkfqUYDLYfaHbnTXA
Please watch this video as Superintendent Holmes shares important information about the start of school.   Mire este video que les comparte nuestro Superintendente Holmes con información importante sobre el comienzo de la escuela.
Apollo 21st Century Clubs will begin virtually on August 31, 2020 If you have Queations or concerns you can contact the program coodinator: theresag@susd12.org or 520-545-4567 Art Club lydiac2@susd12.org Basketball Clinic teresam@susd12.org Robitics stevenb@susd12.org Culinary Arts wanynem@susd12.org History and Writng veronicav2@susd12.org Culture Club pauletted@susd12.org Math/STEM Tutoring ruthh@susd12.org manishj@susd12.org emiliepm@susd12.org nadiao@susd12.org Homework Help tammyp@susd12.org mayelan@susd12.org
Our Vision: Every child... College, Career and Community Ready. Our Mission: Our mission is to develop students with a strong sense of identity, purpose and agency, so that they leave our system as effective learners who act with purpose to achieve the conditions they desire in their own and others’ lives. Since the release of the 1983 report “A Nation at Risk” our public school systems have been challenged with the task of improving public perception regarding how we prepare students for the future. This issue of a quality of education was compounded with the accountability requirements under the No Child Left Behind of 2001, which focused primarily on one assessment.  This narrow focus on one metric as the definitive measure of school quality misrepresents the complexity of educating students and diminishes the great work of educators across this nation who make a difference in the lives of students every day, in every classroom. And though aggregate performance is a key variable for measuring success, it simply fails to tell a bigger picture of what our students have and will be able to do in the future.  For this reason we felt it critical to recast our PROFILE OF A GRADUATE within a broader narrative of student success. This new framework provides an unparalleled level of clarity that aligns our mission, vision, and the work.  This new iteration of our graduate profile picks up where our Strategic Plan left off in 2015 and drives the work forward through five competencies, key to each student’s journey towards graduation: 1). Knowledge for Learning, 2). Knowledge for Impact, 3). Creative Confidence, 4). Critical Consciousness, and 5). Self and Systems Awareness.  In addition to college and career readiness, Community Ready was added to this iteration of the work thanks to feedback we received from community members, as well as industry and higher education professionals who expressed certain intangibles that Sunnyside students brought to their organizations. Attributing to our students traits like, “community-minded”, “a sense of social justice”, “respectfulness” we felt strongly that Community Ready also provided us with a framework to bridge the gap between knowledge and agency. This framework allows our District to capture the summative experiences that mark each child’s learning journey so that personalizing the classroom is less about technology, and more about each student’s ecology.  Thank you for being a part of our journey.      COMPETENCY #1: KNOWLEDGE FOR LEARNING Our students are knowledge creators. We look to them to not only master the content, but also to transfer knowledge across disciplines: From science to the humanities, from mathematics to the social sciences—Sunnyside students are deep thinkers and well-rounded learners with a strong sense of academic identity.  We trust our students as knowledge co-creators who share their expertise with peers and teachers as part of an intentional process of collaboration. Sunnyside students understand that learning is a social and shared responsibility. By listening respectfully, students value learning from one another as they begin to develop transferable skills like responding positively and constructively, which are important skills to employers as they are assembling their teams.   COMPETENCY #2: KNOWLEDGE FOR IMPACT When Hurricane Harvey crippled the Texas coast in 2018, Sunnyside students in our JTED Construction program rolled up their sleeves, gave up their spring break, and traveled across the country to rebuild homes. When faced with the opportunity to speak at the state capitol demanding an increase in teacher pay, one Sunnyside student took to the microphone, took a deep breath and pumped up a crowd of tens of thousands.    Our students are engaged participants in their future, not merely bystanders. Equipped with deep knowledge of history and a sense of what is fair, our students are adept at using social media and student organizations to drive change. Sunnyside students are aware of community issues and possess real-world knowledge gained from internships and other experiences that put global issues into a local context.   COMPETENCY #3: CREATIVE CONFIDENCE All students are creative, and it’s our responsibility to nurture that creativity. Borrowing from the work of Tom and David Kelley (IDEO, Stanford d.School) we define creative confidence as the natural human ability to come up with great ideas and the courage to act on those ideas.  Sunnyside students take part in human-centric experiences that use empathy, systems thinking, and design thinking to unlock their creativity. Through building prototypes, using causal loops, challenging assumptions, and acknowledging that all ideas are worthy, our students learn how to take risks. More importantly, creative confidence relies on human collaboration, which is embodied in the performing arts. Sunnyside's tradition of excellence in the fine arts provides a first point of entry for students into a world of creativity that gives them opportunities to gain confidence and succeed.    COMPETENCY #4: CRITICAL CONSCIOUSNESS Workplaces, schools and colleges, and other social environments are defined by internal cultures and norms that are not always visible from the outside. Some environments are built to nurture and empower, while other systems have internal cultures that hinder upward mobility. This is why we give students the tools to identify systems that perpetuate inequality so they’re prepared to take action.  In collaboration with League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson and the YWCA Southern Arizona we host workshops that help high school students learn about running for office while deconstructing issues such as racism, discrimination, and LGBTQ rights. Fostering critical consciousness through debate empowers our students to keep up with important issues and to demand a seat at the table.    COMPETENCY #5: SELF AND SOCIAL AWARENESS Students who are self-aware have strong intrapersonal skills such as self-regulation, which develops in the early years and aids in problem solving and supports volitional behavior. Social awareness (or social intelligence) is part of an important skill set that, later in life, is what sets a transformational leader apart from an everyday boss. This profile of a graduate takes into account our students’ social and emotional development and values traits such as assertiveness, conflict resolution, positive self-talk (to name a few)—as important indicators—of self- and social awareness, which is key to our students’ ability to thrive after high school.   NEXT STEPS 1. Create a graphic representation of the Graduate Profile 2. Introduce the Graduate Profile at the 2018 Administrative Summit 3. Develop indicators for each of the Graduate Profile competency areas 4. Establish a continuum or rubrics by grade band for each indicator that will be used to support internal accountability metrics with the desired outcome of establishing our own school label system    
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July 29, 2020 Dear Sunnyside Learning Community, A lot has happened since we closed our doors for traditional schooling on March 23rd. Over the last few months we have seen our Nation grow more divided on the public health impact of this pandemic, which has placed school reopening at the center of a political debate. Although starting school remotely is not ideal, scientific evidence along with recent guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Pima County Health Department suggests that the high level of community transmission supports the need for schools to remain closed for in-person instruction. It is most certain that we will stay in a remote learning situation minimally until after Labor Day. As educators, we are accustomed to using data to inform our decisions and will continue to do so in making decisions for in-person learning moving forward.  However, the COVID-19 virus is not the only issue of debate our Nation is contending with. The killing of George Floyd has exposed long-standing racial inequities in every aspect of American life and has forced a deep reckoning across society. From mass protests to intimate conversations with family and friends, conversations about race and equity are part of a national dialogue. For this reason, schools must find their place in the conversation and look at ways to improve the systems that perpetuate inequalities for children.  I would like for us to reflect on the following questions throughout the year as we have further discussion on equity: What are systemic patterns or practices in our schools or departments that foster inequalities and limit students’ future opportunities for success? What biases (unconscious or conscious) do we hold about the community and students we serve that may impact our approach to student learning? For those of us who don’t interact with students, how can we examine some of our own internal biases to create a work environment that is more inclusive of all? The conversation on equity is not new to the Sunnyside Learning Community. Equity is the foundation of our Graduate Profile and is central to the formative assessment process we have been implementing for the past few years. Drawing meaning to our work in the context of equity must be more intentional as we dive deeper into our own personal improvement of practice regardless of the position we hold in the organization.  On a personal level, much of my family conversation about race this summer took place while watching the movie version of the Broadway musical, Hamilton. The significance of diversity in the cast (led by mostly Black and Latino actors) and music (hip hop and R&B), and historical backdrop provided for rich discussions on multiculturalism and institutional issues of race that I know were critical and important for my family to engage in given the events that were happening across the globe.  As we embark on this year of many unknowns, I ask that we look at the opportunities that lie ahead for the students we serve. My hope is that we seek not to return to normal- which implies going back to the status quo - but that we learn from this experience and challenge our system to provide better and more equitable educational opportunities for the children in our community. As Hamilton would say, let’s “not throw away our shot”! Let’s seize the moment to revolutionize our students’ experiences so that they are College, Career, and Community Ready. In solidarity with you, Steve Holmes Superintendent

School Staff

Thad
Dugan
Principal - MS
Apollo Middle School
Lea
Lopezgamez
Assistant Principal - MS
Apollo Middle School
Eneida
Orci
Assistant Principal - M
Apollo Middle School
Frank
Basurto
Coach (out)
Apollo Middle School
Christina
Bojorquez
Campus Monitor
Apollo Middle School
Michelle
Bonham
7th Grade Science Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Lydia
Campbell
Librarian
Apollo Middle School
Trisha
Cortez
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Jose
Figueroa
Coach (out)
Apollo Middle School
Shannon
Fojtik
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Cindy
Gambone
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Amanda
Gamez
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Norma
Garcia
Office Assistant
Apollo Middle School
Ramon
Garnica
Crossing Guard
Apollo Middle School
Debbie
Hall
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Marisa
Herrera
Certified SLP
Apollo Middle School
Cindi
Holtzman
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Andrea
Joshi
AmeriCorps Comm Sch Coord
Apollo Middle School
Elizabeth
Kupar
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Julie
Macias
SPED Personal Care Asst
Apollo Middle School
Wayne
Marvin
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Nadia
Orozco
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Edaena
Poroj
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Rey
Reyes
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Joy
Schaefer
Nurse Specialist
Apollo Middle School, Challenger Middle School
Michelle
Sotelo
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Shanna
Syme
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Maria
Tello
Pathways to Teaching
Apollo Middle School
Luisa
Verdugo
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Apollo Middle School
Veronica
Villegas
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Amalia
Aguilar
Cafeteria Helper
Apollo Middle School
Edward
Armijo
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Celina
Borquez
Attendance Clerk
Apollo Middle School
Steven
Brown
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Asiah
Bruner
Community Liaison
Apollo Middle School
Guadalupe
Cadena
Custodian
Apollo Middle School
Sonia
Cota-Shade
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Apollo Middle School
Valera
Deming
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Paulette
Dixon
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Manuel
Duarte
IT Tech
Apollo Middle School
Rachael
Eggebeen
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Claudia
Felix Ballesteros
Custodian
Apollo Middle School
Richard
Fimbres
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Maria
Gallardo
Head Custodian
Apollo Middle School
Abigail
Gallego
Office Assistant - 225
Apollo Middle School
Theresa
Gonsalves
Teacher Coach
Apollo Middle School
Yaneth
Grijalva Vasquez
Cafeteria Helper
Apollo Middle School
Ruth
Heaton
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Manish
Joshi
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Richard
Katz
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Senorina
Lopez
Custodian
Apollo Middle School
Kathy
Mayorga
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Angelica
Mckenzie
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Suzanne
Mendoza
Pathways to Teaching
Apollo Middle School
Adrianna
Mendoza
Health Office Admin Assis
Apollo Middle School
Maria
Moctezuma
Cafeteria Manager
Apollo Middle School
Teresa
Mortara
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Tracy
Mortara
Office Manager - Middle
Apollo Middle School
Sharreen
Mortensen
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Mayela
Nieves
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Apollo Middle School
Nicholas
Nogales
Coach (out)
Apollo Middle School
Janet
Olvera
Counselor
Apollo Middle School
Aida
Orendain
Custodian
Apollo Middle School
Kimberly
Ortega
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Apollo Middle School
Alejandrina
Ortega
Custodian
Apollo Middle School
Amy
Padilla
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Tammye
Paz
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Lindsay
Pino
Academic Interventionist
Apollo Middle School
Emilie
Puig-Mendez
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Galla
Purwin
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Blanca
Quintana
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Apollo Middle School
Edward
Robles
Cafeteria Helper - 208
Apollo Middle School
Jose
Robles
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Ryan
Schuhmacher
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Linda
Spores
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Apollo Middle School
Julia
Vasquez
Cafeteria Helper -189
Apollo Middle School
Ricky
Villegas
Campus Monitor
Apollo Middle School
Jennifer
Warnstedt
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Joy
Yakovlev
Teacher
Apollo Middle School
Apollo Middle School
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Fax Number: 
(520) 545-4516

Apollo Junior High was named after the Apollo 11 Moon Mission. The Apollo mascot The Eagle was the lunar module that took astronauts to the moon. Legend has said that the C-building at Apollo was built in the shape of the lunar module if you were to look down at the building from space.

In Partnership with the community, Apollo Middle School prepares all students for college and career readiness by sharing real world experiences, team building, and empowering students to reach their highest potential.

School Details
Year Opened: 
1971
Grades: 
6-8
Enrollment: 
600
Mascot: 
Eagles
Colors: 
Forest Green and Gold
Uniforms: Required
Tops: White or Forest Green Polo Tops
Bottoms: Black or Khaki Pants or Shorts

School Activities

Physical activities are a common form of recreation and a source of well-being, and are key to improving physical fitness and physical and mental health. Community activities give students the opportunity to better know themselves, to open up to others and to gain a better sense of belonging to their community. Community activities encourage students to play an active role in society and become responsible citizens and inspirational role models.

  • Cross Country
  • Flag Football
  • Girls and Boys Soccer
  • Girls and Boys Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Track & Field
  • Band & Orchestra
  • AVID
  • The Science of Sport
  • Culture Club
  • Garden Club
  • Special Olympics
  • Culinary Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Health and Wellness

Events

  • Student Recognitions-Student of the Month, Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance
  • 21st Century Celebration