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February 9, 2018

The regular School Board meeting will be Thurs. Feb 15 @ 6PM in the Board Room.

Aztec High School

BEGINNING MONDAY, JAN. 22, ALL STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR THEIR STUDENT ID’S whenever on campus. Each students will receive a free Aztec Strong lanyard this week, but any lanyard or clip which enables them to wear their ID will be acceptable. Students will not be allowed to sit in classes without the ID. If they forget their ID, they will need to report to the Dean’s office. From there, they will have several options to get back into class.

AHS is developing a club to encourage and educate students interested in computer programming. We will be meeting after school on Mondays. If you are interested in being a part of this new opportunity, sign up outside of room 300.

• EOC Senior Retakes – February 14th and 15th. Students will be notified of where and when this week. All schedules will be posted on the office window.

This week, Playmakers are having their first set of music rehearsals. We will be going into full swing for our performance of Fiddler on the Roof. However, we are still looking for more students who would be interested in playing the smaller roles of the of the community in the village as well as to help with the choir pieces. If your child is interested in being a part of this great experience, please contact Ms. Youts.

Yearbook sales in room 401, they are now $60 or can be purchased online at http://www.yearbookordercenter.com for $60

We are also preparing for a trip to the Thespian Festivals in February and we are need of chaperones for the trip. We will also be needing extra hands for the upcoming show, if you know of anyone who loves to sing and act please spread the word.

Sadly, several of our fundraising projects were derailed by the tragic events at school in December. We are working hard to recover, but need help to reach our goal of $4800. Each $400 sponsors one ‘future engineer.’ If you can donate, or know someone who can donate to our cause, please contact Laura Hays at 505.334.9414 or [email protected]

• Key Club is student led, service leadership club that provides countless hours of service to our school and community. Two of our signature projects are the Movies in the Park all summer and the Halloween Haunted Village for Charity. Upcoming projects include Pennies for Patients and the Spring Blood Drive. Anyone interested in learning leadership skills through participating in service projects is invited to attend. Due to having two lunches, Key Club now meets Thursday mornings at 7:35am in Mrs. Klein’s room 802.

• Aztec High has accepted the challenge of helping to find a cure for Blood Cancer! Over the next 3 weeks, our school will be working to reach a goal of $1000. The Pennies for Patients campaign will run from Jan. 22 – Feb. 16. Boxes have been delivered to

6th hour classes along with information about the 6th period class donation competition and how to build an individual or class web donation site. Prizes will be: 1stPlace, an Olive Garden Pasta Party, 2nd place will be ice cream floats and sundaes, and 3rd place will be ice cream novelty treats. To be eligible for the Pasta Party, the winning class must raise over $75. Also, Ms. Shea has agreed to have two hat days. For a dollar donation, students can purchase a pass to wear their hats for the day on February 9th & 16th. So start bringing you change, set up a class web page, use your social media contacts, buy a hat pass, and let’s meet our goal of $1000 this year.

• Science club is coming down to the wire on our 2 year effort to get students out to Mt Lemmon Observatory Sky School for some training on the big ‘scope, Biosphere 2 including the engineering that made it workable, and a tour of the University of Arizona campus. After the tragic events of early December, we were unable to complete some of our fundraising efforts. Any donations would be appreciated. We are also selling firewood that students cut and are willing to bring to you and even stack for you. Check the Talon for our weekly ad, we are certainly willing to work, we just need the opportunities.

• National Honor Society is offering tutoring services during lunch and after school Tuesday and Thursday. Check in with NHS if you would like to have peer help with school work

Koogler Middle School

Peach’s Neet Feet Hustle and Art day has been rescheduled for March 9th. More details to come. Our Natural Helpers will be assisting with this day and each grade level will get to participate in an hour of fun, collaborative Art.

-Parent meetings for Track will be February 6th and February 13th at 4pm in the cafeteria. Students need their physicals and the rule agreement form turned into Coach Riddle or Coach Cowden before they participate in practices.

Fundraising is in full swing for PTSO. We are currently selling tickets for a raffle that will be held during Parent Teacher Conferences. Tickets will be for sale at lunch starting Tuesday. During Basketball games on Jan 18th & 25th as well as during Parent Teacher Conferences. Tickets are $2 each, 3 for $5 or 8 for $10. Winners will be drawn and and announced Friday Feb. 9th

Monday, February 12th, 2018 at 5:30pm, Indian Education meeting in Room 125, Koogler Middle School. Navajo Tacos to be served. Parents/Guardians of Native students, surveys will be sent home with students. Please return by February 8th to be eligible to win a Navajo calendar!

Park Ave. Elementary


Tiger Time is Park Avenue’s intervention or enrichment block. This occurs Tuesday-Friday from 2:30pm-3:00pm. Students may rotate to different teachers based on their specific need. During this time teachers are engaging students in targeted activities in Math and ELA.

. In February, we will be jumping rope and learning some floor hockey skills. For those interested in track, sign-ups will begin sometime in March. Dates TBD. Coach Eighme

Feb 14 PTO Meeting.

Feb 16 Spring Class Pictures--Progress Reports sent home.

Feb 19 No School in observance of Presidents Day

FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE - Remember if your child has a temperature over 100 or is vomiting please keep him/her home. Because there are so many illnesses going around, we are requiring students to be fever/vomit free for 24 hours before returning to school.

Lydia Rippey Elementary

WE HAVE A COMMUNITY CUPBOARD set up at Lydia Rippey! This is a cupboard of non-perishable food to help out our community. Please leave what you can and take what you need.

McCoy Elementary

Feb 19 no school in observance of President’s Day


PTO meets the first Tuesday of each month at 3:30PM in the Library to discuss upcoming events at McCoy. Door prizes given out at each meeting, child care provided, and participation awards for teachers with the most parent attendance.


A new PTO Board will need to be elected this upcoming April at our monthly PTO meeting for the 2018/2019 school year.


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