TOMBSTONE

Huachuca City School

One quarter down, and the momentum is in full speed at Huachuca City!

Play of the week: The Mustang Ladies wrapped up their volleyball season by playing a game against staff & parents. Although the ladies played their hearts out, this is the fifth consecutive year that staff wins! The middle schoolers came to cheer on their peers and enjoyed the game!

Unit of the week: Mrs. Henry wrapped up her “3 states of matter” unit with Root Beer Floats! Students described the soda as the liquid, the ice cream as solid, and the bubbles as gas. Listening to second graders use words such as particles, matter, and hypothesis was mind-blowing!

Teaching Strategy of the week: Mrs. Paul uses music and dance to give her kids a body and brain break.

Highlight of the week: Harvest is imminent while staff and students are eager to see our pumpkins ripen.

Win of the week: Mrs. Gonzalez won $100 from Beyond Textbooks!

Walter J. Meyer School

Mrs. Harczak Resource Room

In the Resource Room, we have been busy welcoming back our students! We have been reviewing and working on all student goals. All students have been exhibiting outstanding effort, which has started the school year off with much excitement! As for the student “Pull-Out Services this year, our younger students have been working on their ELA and Math skills by practicing letter & number recognition, phonics, site words, touch math skills (addition & subtraction) and multiplication drills. The older students have been working on their own Math skills by practicing time drills and reviewing many different math algorithms. They have started reading their new novel for this school year, “Surviving the Applewhites.” They will also begin student-based literature circles soon, which enhances their ELA skills. The students were introduced to this group activity last year and truly enjoyed it! As for our Inclusion Services (services provided in the classroom), the Special Education Team has been able to support all of our students during their ELA and Math classroom instruction time. We are thrilled to be able to provide this service to our students, as it allows them to be exposed to their entire grade-level curriculum. We are excited to be back and ready to have a wonderful 2019/2020 school year!

Mr. Phillips Physical Education

New Year, New Classes, New Physical Education Teacher! We are starting off this year strong, with a great group of students. We are focusing on ADE standards, incorporating team sports, small group and individual activities, as well as a couple different types of dance steps. Our main topics are hand/eye, and hand/foot coordination across all grades, and working to put them to a rhythm as they are able.

Starting in September, we will be having representatives from the University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension, helping us to implement a 4H “Catch Kids” Healthy Habits and Nutrition Program. These classes will be held on Mondays, for all grade levels. The students will be learning about the basic concepts of health and nutrition, healthy snacks and beverages, fast foods (Go, Slow, Whoa foods), screen time, bone health, and more. Each module will include a Family Tip Sheet to help families understand what the students are learning.

Tombstone High School

The photo design students skyped with John Daniszwski (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Daniszewski) at the associated press headquarters in New York City. John is the Senior editor of International News with 500 reporters in his charge.

The NRCD will be hosting a soils conference at Tombstone High School this weekend. This should be a great event.

Band and Choir are beginning preparations for our Winter Concert to be held on Thursday, Dec, 12th at 6:30pm at Historic Schieffelin Hall

Race the sun solar powered race kart team completed their initial training Sat, 21 Sept. They now begin the schematic and fund raising/sponsorship portion of the program.

Here are the results of the entries for Tombstone High School students at the Cochise County fair;

Jace Mitchell: Grand Champion- Hampshire hog

Natalie Colburn: Best Fur- Cavy, Grand Champion- Cavy Showmanship, Grand Champion-Dog Showmanship

Skyler Mazzanti: Supreme Champion- Buck, Grand Champion- Dairy Goat Showmanship, Grand Champion- Clothing and Textiles

Ysabel Romero: 4th in her lamb class, 5th in Beef Builders

Daniel Romero: 7th in his lamb class, 7th in Beef Builders

The Art club students will be painting shop windows in Tombstone again this year for Halloween.

The THS Marching Yellowjackets will be participating the the Helldorado Days parade in Tombstone for the first time in 20 years! The parade will be on Allen Street in Tombstone on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. Please come support your THS Band program!

SIERRA VISTA

Joyce Clark Middle School

As the quarter comes to a close and Fall break draws near,

There is one thing left to do that all students fear.

It is scarier than Halloween and fills the students with fright,

The one last thing they must do is write!

But why oh why teacher, the students whine,

Why must we focus on standard 7.W. zero-nine (7.W.0.9).

Why must we practice supporting our main idea with evidence from literature or informational text?

If we must write like this, who knows what is next.

Fear not young students, it is only practice for the end of the year test,

The only thing teachers ask is that you work hard and try your best.

If you have to write more than one paragraph, it will be okay,

When you get older, you will look back one day.

Grammarly will not always save you if that is your plan,

It is always good to have a foundation for writing whether you are a young woman or man.

Exploration Art is having their art show in the library on 10/10 all day and the parents are invited to the reception on 10/10 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Come and see their amazing work.

JCMS Symphonic Band participated in Buena’s pre-game show Friday night at Buena. The Bands played Think, Respect, and The Star Spangled Banner.

The Sierra Vista Unified School District strives to increase the educational performance of every student. We accomplish this through high quality teaching and learning in safe, supportive school environments. We believe education is the shared responsibility of students, parents, schools and community.

Buena High School

Senior Quote forms are now available. Your quote can be up to 140 characters and must be school appropriate. Cost is $5 and there are no refunds. Forms are available in Student Services.

Interact Club is doing a service project called “Crutches for Africa” through February. They are collecting all mobility devices – there is a box in Student Services for collection.

In partnership with Cochise College, the Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise invites students, families, and educators to the annual Cash for College Scholarship Awareness Night on Thursday, October 17th from 5-7 pm at the Cochise College Student Union. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about the postsecondary programs available. This event is free and open to all students in Cochise County. There is no need to register.

CHARTER

Center for Academic Success

The first grade students presented their music program, “Hoedown”, under the direction of Rose Marie Dokken on Thursday, Oct. 3rd. The students performed on kazoos, sang by a campfire, squared danced, and finished with the Boot Scootin’ Boogie line dance. All of the poster decorations were made by the students. Refreshments were provided by Perry Hicks: The Country Lawyer, Arizona Comfort Systems, and Merle’s Automotive Supply. Cal Ranch provided western props to enhance the atmosphere. Door prize winners were Amber Smith and Daniel Hamilton who each won Mister Car Wash and Panda Express certificates. The concert collected 15 lbs. of food to be donated to Peaches Pantry in November. Next concert is Oct. 30th, 2nd grade – a character education program.

BISBEE

Bisbee High School

Construction Coach McCutcheon

BHS Construction is off to a great start again this year. The Advanced Construction Classes have a 93% completion rate for the OSHA 10 hour Construction Awareness course. This is our industry certification we do every year and is recognized by industry and the AZ Department of Education.

BHS Construction students are starting a number of community focused projects to build a better Bisbee. Be on the lookout for new community bulletin boards sometime around Christmas.

BHS Construction will also be making picnic tables, benches and planters that will be for sale at Our Thrift Store. We will also be making Leopold Benches from salvaged material from the gymnasium bleachers and for an additional fee we can engrave your name on the bench. These benches are a piece of history of Bisbee High School that you can take home and display with pride.

For more information contact: jmccutcheon@busd.k12.az.us

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The Sierra Vista Unified School District strives to increase the educational performance of every student. We accomplish this through high quality teaching and learning in safe, supportive school environments. We believe education is the shared responsibility of students, parents, schools and community.

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