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SUNNYSIDE SHINES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Three Sunnyside Unified Educators Receive Top Honor TUCSON, AZ. October 23, 2019 — Three Sunnyside Unified School District (SUSD) teachers have been named 2019 Raytheon...
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SUPERINTENDENT HOLMES IS A STAR
Mr. Steve Holmes received the "La Estrella" award from Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, this award is a singular honor given to an individual based upon exceptional service to the Hispanic...
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Generations Magazine Fall 2019 - Front Cover Photo
Generations Magazine - Fall 2019
A Message from our Superintendent As I addressed our outgoing senior class on graduation night, I found myself looking back-and-forth between the faces of our graduates and their younger siblings...
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UA SAYS “YES” TO SUNNYSIDE HS SENIORS
UA SAID "YES!" 135 Sunnyside High School Seniors received their acceptance letters to The University of Arizona this morning at a surprise assembly. Special guests Dr. Kasey Urquidez, Dean of UA...
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2019 STAR TEACHER & PRIDE OF SUNNYSIDE HONOREES
Please take a moment to congratulate our Star Teacher and Pride of Sunnyside honorees. The annual event was created to recognize the valuable contributions of teachers and staff. Schools...
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2019 Hall of Fame Inductees selected
The Sunnyside Alumni Association will host the 2019 Hall of Fame dinner. This year's event will take place on November 16th at Gallego Intermediate Fine Arts Magnet School at 5:00 p.m. The...
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STATE POETRY CHAMP TO ATTEND UA
Edgardo Aguilar is the 2019 Arizona Poetry Out Loud champion. (Photo: Arizona Commission on the Arts)   State Poetry Champ to Attend UA in Fall By: Alexis Blue, ...
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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...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Three Sunnyside Unified Educators Receive Top Honor TUCSON, AZ. October 23, 2019 — Three Sunnyside Unified School District (SUSD) teachers have been named 2019 Raytheon Leaders in Education. The awards honor exceptional K-12 teachers in Pima County who demonstrate excellence in teaching, leadership and support for their peers. “This honor is a direct reflection of the significant work being done in Sunnyside classrooms. Our honorees represent the many exceptional educators in our district who are dedicated to ensuring that our students receive the very best educational experiences,” said SUSD Superintendent Steve Holmes. Winners include Zachary Kadera, 3rd grade teacher at Elvira Elementary, Jacki Nichols, 6th-8th grade teacher at Billy Lane Lauffer Middle School and Larissa Peru, 11th-12th grade teacher at Desert View High School. Steve Holmes said, “We are so proud of these amazing professionals. I commend each of them for their commitment to ensuring that every student they make contact with is equipped with the tools necessary to be successful and make a difference in our community." This is the fourth year Tucson Values Teachers coordinates this celebration of education champions. Raytheon will award the winners $5,000 in gifts – half of which they keep for themselves and the other half goes to their respective school. All winners will be honored at the Stand Up 4 Teachers celebration on November 7, 2019 at Loews Ventana Canyon at 5:30 pm. About SUSD At Sunnyside, we are revolutionizing the public school experience by developing students who are college, career and community ready. Established in 1921 the Sunnyside Unified School District is the second-largest district in Southern Arizona serving more than 16,300 students and families. Located in a culturally-diverse community and surrounded by two First Nations and a neighboring international border—our learning community is flanked by an aerospace and innovation corridor, such that our district is positioned to lead our students into the 21st century through excellence in pedagogy, world-class career and technical education, and a legacy of athletic excellence and passion for the fine arts. For more information, visit us at susd.12.org • Facebook • Instagram • Twitter. ###
Mr. Steve Holmes received the "La Estrella" award from Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, this award is a singular honor given to an individual based upon exceptional service to the Hispanic community in the border region of southern Arizona or Northern Mexico. Congratulations Mr. Holmes.
Generations Magazine Fall 2019 - Front Cover Photo
A Message from our Superintendent As I addressed our outgoing senior class on graduation night, I found myself looking back-and-forth between the faces of our graduates and their younger siblings in the audience with a mix of nostalgia and disbelief. In the blink of an eye—our elementary students became middle schoolers, only to finish high school right in front of our eyes. I think about this through line each day I come to work. I returned to the District that raised me because of a deep sense of responsibility and a need to give back. I’m guessing many of you flipping through this magazine are graduates of the District or have a connection to one of our nearly 2,000 employees. I’m even willing to guess that many of you are serving our District as teachers, bus drivers, librarians, cafeteria staff, or as volunteers. Like Raytheon, Intuit, Pima County and other large employers in our backyard, Sunnyside is investing in its people, because together we create economic prosperity. We’ve redesigned the high school experience through our College and Career Academies; we’ve stayed the course, thanks to a Coherence Framework focused on enhancing the relationship between the student and teacher in the presence of the work; we’ve launched a Graduate Profile to drive our strategic plan; and we’ve invested millions in Bond Projects, thanks to taxpayers who trust us as good stewards of public dollars. As I enter my fifth year as Superintendent it’s become clearer to me that our District plays a critical role in creating better communities. So as you learn about our work over the last year, I invite you to imagine Sunnyside as a destination District where together we invest in our students and our people. Sincerely, Steve Holmes Superintendent Click here for a Spanish version of our Generations Magazine. Printed copies in Spanish are also available at any SUSD school.  
UA SAID "YES!" 135 Sunnyside High School Seniors received their acceptance letters to The University of Arizona this morning at a surprise assembly. Special guests Dr. Kasey Urquidez, Dean of UA Undergraduate Admissions and Blue Devil Alumni and now UA Freshman, Patrick Robles, helped us deliver the exciting news to students and their families. Congratulations Class of 2020!! 
The Sunnyside Alumni Association will host the 2019 Hall of Fame dinner. This year's event will take place on November 16th at Gallego Intermediate Fine Arts Magnet School at 5:00 p.m. The annual dinner is the signature fundraiser for the Alumni Association/Dollars for Scholars, which last year awarded close to $70,000 in college scholarships to graduates from Sunnyside, Desert View and Star Academic High School.  The Hall of Fame awards were established to honor individuals or groups who have made notable contributions to the Sunnyside educational system, the community, or their chosen profession. The awards also honor those who have exhibited leadership and innovations that have contributed to academic success and the quality of life for the Sunnyside community. Congratulations to the 2019 Sunnyside Alumni Association Hall of Fame Inductees:  Pam Betten Debbie Dimmett Fred Hambly Rudy McCormick Chris Suarez Sgt. Wil Corrales  
Edgardo Aguilar is the 2019 Arizona Poetry Out Loud champion. (Photo: Arizona Commission on the Arts)   State Poetry Champ to Attend UA in Fall By: Alexis Blue, University Communications Aug. 20, 2019 As the 2019 Arizona Poetry Out Loud champion, Edgardo Aguilar competed on the national stage in Washington, D.C. Poetry Out Loud challenges high school students to memorize and recite their favorite poems. Edgardo Aguilar with U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. Aguilar had the opportunity to meet Sinema and Sen. Martha McSally while in Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy of Aguilar)   Before Edgardo Aguilar knew about the likes of William Yeats and Maya Angelou, he fell in love with the poetry of musical artists such as Tupac, Bob Dylan and Wu-Tang Clan. Now, as he pens his own poetry, he draws inspiration from a diverse group of musicians and poets, from Johnny Cash to Pink Floyd and The Notorious B.I.G. to William Shakespeare. "My interest in poetry really stems from hip-hop," said 18-year-old Aguilar. "I've always been very fond of hip-hop music and big lyricists, like Nas or Rakim – people that know how to put a spin on words. They're poets in their own way; the only difference is they write a beat on top of it." Aguilar is Arizona's 2019 Poetry Out Loud champion, while led to him representing the state at the national finals of the poetry recitation competition in Washington, D.C., last spring. This fall, he will enroll as a freshman at the University of Arizona, which is home to one of the nation's most extensive collections of contemporary poetry. Aguilar was a senior at Desert View High School in Tucson when he first learned about Poetry Out Loud, a competition through the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation and state arts agencies that challenges high school students to memorize and recite their favorite poems. Participants are judged on memorization, stage presence, articulation and style, among other things. Aguilar recited two poems for his schoolwide competition: "It Would be Nice if With the New Year," by Chicano-American poet Jimmy Santiago Baca; and "Nude Descending a Staircase," by American poet X. J. Kennedy. Aguilar took first place and advanced to the regional competition, held at the UA Poetry Center. Although Aguilar lives near campus with his father, regionals marked his first visit to the award-winning UA Poetry Center – a place he imagines he'll return to as a student. "I know if I need a spot to get my mind straight and get away from it all, it will probably be there," he said. Aguilar placed second in regionals, where the first three finishers earned a spot in the state competition in Phoenix. There, he added a third poem to his repertoire – "A Song: Lying is an Occupation," by 18th-century Irish poet Laetitia Pilkington. Aguilar beat out eight competitors to become the 2019 Arizona Poetry Out Loud champion and was invited to compete in the national finals in Washington, D.C. His journey to the capital, which he made with his stepfather and Advanced Placement English teacher, was not without hiccups. Aguilar's bag didn't make it onto his connecting flight and arrived several hours after Aguilar did. And shortly before he took the stage to recite his first poem, he was hit with a vertigo spell; he's dealt with the periodic dizziness episodes for a few years now.   However, the good far outweighed any bad, and even though Aguilar was eliminated after the first of three rounds for memorization errors, the experience – which also included a tour of the U.S. Capitol and meeting Arizona Sens. Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema – is one he'll never forget. "The best part of the competition was after the competition," he recalled. "That night, after the final round, we had an after-party, and after the after-party we went down to the basement of the hotel and we had our own poetry slam. All the competitors who were able to make it got into a circle and we all just kind of vibed. The energy from that was crazy. Midnight came around and we had to leave, but it didn’t end there. We went out into the hallway nearby and kept doing what we were doing until 5 o'clock in the morning." Aguilar says that, to him, poetry is a way to make sense of chaos in the world. And as someone who was very shy as a child, it's also helped give him a voice. "I needed to get involved in something to express myself in other ways, because it's hard for me to express myself just speaking," he said. "With poetry, you can express yourself freely, no judgment, and you can really reminisce and self-reflect." Aguliar said that as a child he didn't expect to go to college, thinking he'd become a plumber like his father. The oldest of four siblings, he would be the first in his immediate family to earn a college degree. Now, he looks forward to starting at the UA, and while he's not yet chosen a major, he's eager to enroll in creative writing and poetry classes when he can. In the meantime, he plans to continue writing poetry in his free time. "I'm focusing on my general education now, and that will give me time to develop my tone and my style for my writing," he said. "It's really about finding myself."
Please take a moment to congratulate our Star Teacher and Pride of Sunnyside honorees. The annual event was created to recognize the valuable contributions of teachers and staff. Schools select a Star Teacher and one out-of-classroom employee to represent the Pride of Sunnyside. They are honored as they reflect the finest qualities: Caring, knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for excellence in serving our students, families and colleagues.  Click here to view photos from the event.   The 2019 honorees are: Apollo Middle School                    Kathy Mayorga (Star Teacher), Abigail Murrieta (Pride) B.L. Lauffer Middle School            Ricardo Garcia (Star Teacher), Francisco Lopez (Pride) Challenger Middle School             Nancy Price (Star Teacher), Ruben Pacheco (Pride) Craycroft Elementary                   Essence Calhoun (Star Teacher), Nina Rivera Barela (Pride) Desert View High School              Hector Reyes (Star Teacher), Yessica Sehm (Pride) Drexel Elementary                        Ednna Peralta (Star Teacher), Estevan Macias (Pride) Elvira Elementary                         Nicole Handorf (Star Teacher), Edith Corrales (Pride) Esperanza Elementary                  Yvette Laplander (Star Teacher), Lupita Ornelas (Pride) Gallego Primary Fine Arts             Lauren Gerstad (Star Teacher), Karla Gil (Pride) Gallego Intermediate Fine Arts     Mark Zepezauer (Star Teacher), Claudia Newsome (Pride) Liberty Elementary                       Rosa Watson (Star Teacher), Norma Mazon (Pride) Los Amigos Tech Academy            Melissa Soto (Star Teacher), Julian Figueroa (Pride) Los Niños Elementary                   Elizabeth Stevens (Star Teacher), Kimberly Brancatelli (Pride) Mission Manor Elementary           Lourdes Garino (Star Teacher), Alfred Gomez (Pride) Ocotillo Learning Center               Deborah Eisen (Star Teacher), Lianna Castillo (Pride) Rivera Elementary                        Virginia Wheeler (Star Teacher), Alexis Urquides (Pride) Santa Clara Elementary                Lizbet Barrios (Star Teacher), Theresa Saltzman (Pride) Sierra 2-8 School                         Stacy Eilander (Star Teacher), Sarah Valencia (Pride) Star Academic High School           Monica Neice (Star Teacher), Dolores Ruelas (Pride) Summit View Elementary             Monique Leon (Star Teacher), Melanie Martinez (Pride) Sunnyside High School                 Melany Coates (Star Teacher), Stephanie Arnold (Pride) Central Office                               Bernadette Martin (Pride) Food Services                               Martha Flores (Pride) Maintenance                                Steve Olivas (Pride) Transportation                             Guillermo Aldana (Pride)
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    
TEENAGE PARENT PROGRAM SUNNYSIDE INFANT CENTER Sunnyside High School 1725 E. Bilby Road Tucson, Arizona 85706 520-545-5355 Philosophy The Sunnyside Infant Center is set up for the convenience of parenting students enrolled in the Sunnyside Unified School District. We believe that an important function of the center is to provide seNices, support, and quality care for the infants of teen parents while they attend school. We strive to establish an atmosphere in which infants are safe to explore their environment, and provide daily experiences in all areas of development, including gross motor, fine motor, sensory, social, emotional and intellectual development. We use the Arizona Infant Toddler Developmental Guidelines as a guide for lesson planning. Hours of Operation The Sunnyside Infant Center is open from 6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. We are open each day that school is in session. As a parent, you have access to the center any time it is open. The center does not provide transportation. Administration The Sunnyside Infant Center is regulated by the Arizona Department of Health Services and is a child care center within the Teenage Parent Program in the Sunnyside Unified School District #12, located on the campus of Sunnyside High School. The center is covered by liability insurance as required by the Arizona Department of Health Services. Inspection reports are located on site and available upon request. Enrollment Information Eligibility - Infants 2 weeks to one year of age are eligible for enrollment. If the infant is walking when he/she turns 1 year old, their last day of enrollment in the center will be the Friday of that week. If the infant is not yet walking when they turn 1 year old, they will remain enrolled until they are "steady on their feet." This means they can take several steps without falling down or holding onto anything, and/or can stand unassisted from a sitting position. However, if the one-year-old presents a safety issue for the younger infants, your child's enrollment will need to be evaluated. Infants of mothers and fathers in the TAPP program are eligible for enrollment as well as district staff, faculty, and the local community, space providing. DES is accepted. The Sunnyside Infant Center does not take drop-ins. The special needs of any infant will be evaluated on a case by case basis.  Fees - $39.00 per full day (6 hours or more) and $28.00 per part day (less than 6 hours). There is a non-refundable $30.00 fee at the time of registration. 

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Holly
Teacher
Desert View High School
Xiaohan
Hu
Teacher
Desert View High School
David
Hunter
Lead Academic Interventionist
Desert View High School
Ivan
Iturralde
Teacher
Desert View High School
Catherine
Jaramillo
Cafeteria Helper
Desert View High School
Roberto
Jaramillo
Teacher
Desert View High School
William
Jeffries
Teacher
Desert View High School
Michael
Jindrick
Teacher
Desert View High School
Margaret
Johnson
Online Coordinator
Desert View High School
Traci
Kelly
Teacher
Desert View High School
Kristopher
Kmak
Information Technologies Technician
Desert View High School
Kelly
Krieg
Teacher
Desert View High School
Ana
Laborin
Parapro - Special Education
Desert View High School
Maritza
Lara
Administrative Assistant
Desert View High School
Anna
Lawrie
Teacher
Desert View High School
Andrew
Lee
Teacher
Desert View High School
Marco
Leon
Teacher
Desert View High School
Cecilia
Leyva
Custodian
Desert View High School
Alexandra
Lizarribar
Teacher
Desert View High School
Jesus
Lopez
Central Kitchen Cafeteria Supervisor
Desert View High School
Elehazar
Lopez Molina
Lead Custodian
Desert View High School
Olga
Lozano
Attendance Clerk
Desert View High School
Diego
Lozano
CTE STEM Teacher Associate/Teacher Intern
Desert View High School
Maria
Marquez
Custodian
Desert View High School
Julian
Martin
Teacher
Desert View High School
Serina
Martinez
Attendance Clerk
Desert View High School
Samuel
Mendivil
Teacher
Desert View High School
Martin
Montano
Custodian
Desert View High School
Katie
Montgomery
Teacher
Desert View High School
Matthew
Montoya
Teacher
Desert View High School
Michael
Montoya
Teacher
Desert View High School
Jaime
Morado
Teacher
Desert View High School
Maria
Morando
Parapro - Special Education
Desert View High School
Joseph
Mouaya
Teacher
Desert View High School
Claudio
Munoz
Teacher
Desert View High School
Dawn
O'Brien
Teacher
Desert View High School
Corinna
Obermayr
Teacher
Desert View High School
Roberta
Oliver
Teacher
Desert View High School
Jesse
Ortega
Academic Interventionist
Desert View High School
Anna
Paredes
Teacher
Desert View High School
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Cassandra
Pearson
Teacher
Desert View High School
Beth
Pena
Teacher
Desert View High School
Brianne
Perez
AmeriCorps Community School Coordinator
Desert View High School
Larissa
Peru
Teacher
Desert View High School
Samuel
Portillo
Teacher
Desert View High School
Marvin
Portillo
Teacher
Desert View High School
Andrew
Provencio
Teacher
Desert View High School
Shelia
Puckett-Hernandez
Certified Speech and Language Pathologist
Desert View High School
Connie
Quintana
Administrative Assistant
Desert View High School
Philip
Randall
School Psychologist, PhD
Desert View High School
Celina
Rascon
Parapro - Special Education
Desert View High School
Jazzmine
Ray
Campus Monitor
Desert View High School
Linda
Reinke
Teacher
Desert View High School
George
Renteria
Teacher
Desert View High School
Paul
Riley
Teacher
Desert View High School
Robert
Rodriguez
Substitute
Desert View High School
Erin
Rouse-Shott
Teacher
Desert View High School
Carlos
Rue
Athletic Trainer
Desert View High School
Raul
Samorano
Teacher
Desert View High School
Yessica
Sehm
Health Office Administrative Assistant
Desert View High School
Maria
Serrano
Custodian
Desert View High School
Ryan
Shelby
Teacher
Desert View High School
Elizabeth
Skeggs
Teacher
Desert View High School
Maria
Solano
Custodian
Desert View High School
Melissa
Soza
Office Assistant
Desert View High School
Nelida
Sprunt
Teacher
Desert View High School
Frederick
Steffgen
School Psychologist
Desert View High School
Frances
Stoler
Librarian
Desert View High School
Rene
Teyechea
Teacher
Desert View High School
Annie
Tudu
Teacher
Desert View High School
Cynthia
Uber
Teacher
Desert View High School
Anna
Valenzuela
Campus Monitor
Desert View High School
Irene
Valenzuela
Office Assistant
Desert View High School
Edgar
Valenzuela
Academic Interventionist
Desert View High School
Maria
Vasquez
Custodian
Desert View High School
Luz Del Carmen
Velarde
Custodian
Desert View High School
Elvira
Viguerias
Custodian
Desert View High School
Valeria
Villegas-Romo
Teacher
Desert View High School
Roberto
Vizcaino Galindo
Teacher
Desert View High School
Julia
Weakley
Teacher
Desert View High School
Linda
Wise
SPED Personal Care Assistant
Desert View High School
Fernando
Zaroni
Custodian
Desert View High School
Desert View High School
4101 East Valencia Road
Tucson, AZ 85706

Phone Number: 
(520) 545-5100
Fax Number: 
(520) 545-5116

Desert View is fully accredited through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It is a comprehensive high school that offers a plethora of rigorous and challenging courses. The foundation of its success is based in its Freshman Academy. This school within a school serves as a foundational environment which prepares incoming 9th graders for their tenure as high school students. Once students advanced into the upper grade levels they are invited to join one of three College and Career Academies. Each academy focuses on a career pathway where students can earn college credit, industry certifications and take part in work experiences and internships. This combination of core and elective classes has evolved Desert View into a culture of college and career readiness. Additionally, the use of AVID instructional strategies and ample enrollment in Honors and Advanced Placement courses has propelled graduation rates and record amounts of scholarship offerings. This focus on learning and real world experiences has prepared our students for life after Desert View.

School Details
Year Opened: 
1985
Grades: 
9-12
Enrollment: 
2218
Mascot: 
Jaguars
Uniforms: Required
Tops: No Uniforms Are Required
Bottoms:

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.

  • Freshman Academy
  • Athletics (10+)
  • Honors/AP Courses (15+)
  • AVID
  • MESA
  • Skills USA/Career Tech Student Orgs
  • National Honor Society
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Mariachi
  • Folklorico
  • Transition Club
  • College & Career Academies
  • JTED/CTE Programs (10+)
  • Academic Decathlon
  • Air Force ROTC
  • DECA
  • Spectrum Club
  • SWAT (Student Wellness)
  • Robotics & Gaming
  • Yearbook
  • Theater