Freshmen Continue To Cause Most Altercations At Pueblo

By Britney Carreon (Beginning Journalism)

Assistant Principal Frank Rosthenhausler at Pueblo High School announced that the amount of physical altercations this year has stayed “relatively the same as last year and the year before that.”

At the beginning of this school year, last August, the disciplinary action for fights changed from just having a three-day suspension. After November, this TUSD policy changed to having a “Big F”, which is a code to indicate the severity of a fight, which usually results in a student being suspended for three days. A “Little F” is a code that results in a three-day in-school suspension, usually requiring a student to spend those days with Mr. Mario Reyes, Pueblo’s ATS (Alternative To Suspension) teacher.

However, if there are any threats on Facebook, and this becomes public on school campus, this offense will have to be counted as a school threat, resulting in more severe consequences, Rosthenhausler said.

According to Rosthenhausler, there were approximately 17 total fights this school year.

He said that freshmen continue to cause the most drama on campus, and they make up the majority of physical altercations at Pueblo. Rosthenhausler said that the primary excuse for most fights was girls fighting over boys.

“The old cliché of ‘girls getting cheated on and wanting to fight the other girls’ is very common,” he said.

Rosthenhausler added, “Kids who don’t have issues resolved during their elementary and middle school years often bring those unresolved issues with them to high school.”

“When I first got to Pueblo, about five years ago, , I didn’t think there would be a lot of violence, but that quickly changed. These disciplinary problems are sometimes overwhelming.”

According to Mr. Mario Reyes, there are ways that Pueblo can reduce the number of altercations.

“With the restorative practice—which is detecting an issue before the situation gets out of hand—and finding quick ways to resolve these issues, we can minimize the number of altercations,” Reyes said. “We can also increase awareness of tensions and have more respect for one another, which would really help to ease tensions.”

New Principal Carlos Armendariz

Carlos Armendariz was officially appointed Principal of Pueblo High School by the TUSD Governing Board for the 2010-2011 school year. Carlos served as interim when Patricia Dienz was appointed Director Of High School in February of 2010. He’s been a part of Pueblo’s administrative team for the last 5 years.

Carlos during the welcome back meetings.

In his own words:

“I am honored to have been appointed as Principal of Pueblo High School for the 2010-2011 school year. “

Interview Process For New Principal Underway

Pueblo has started the interview process for our new Principal. The search committee met today for the 1st round of interviews.

Pueblo had a considerable amount of applicants from various backgrounds. This round of interviews will determine the top applicants that will move on to the 2nd round of interviews to be conducted by the Assistant Superintendent.

Search Committee prepares for interviews

We will keep you informed with the latest on the search for Pueblo’s new leader.

Big Turn-Out At Open House

Our Back To School Celebration Open House brought many to Pueblo to tour the campus.

Parents and students had an opportunity to talk to club sponsors and athletics coaches during the club & sports crawl. Then parents followed their child’s regular day schedule and visited all their classrooms to listen to teacher presentations.  Teachers then discussed their course curriculum and requirements.

We thank everyone for their effort in making this a successful event. See you at our next Open House.

Back To School Celebration

Pueblo will be hosting it’s annual Back To School Celebration on August 26th from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Everyone attending will have an opportunity to meet with coaches, club sponsors, and our Athletic Director to learn more about our extracurricular activities. Teachers will be available to discuss course requirements and classroom expectations.

6:00-6:50 Patio Club & Sports Crawl

Coaches and club sponsors will be available in the patio to provide information about their programs and answer questions about how to get involved in extracurricular activities at Pueblo.
Entrenadores y patrocinadores de clubes estarán disponibles en el patio para proveer información acerca de sus programas, y para contestar preguntas acerca de como participar en las actividades extracurriculares de Pueblo.

6:00-7:00 Attendance Office Schedule Pick-Up
The office staff will be available to provide copies of student schedules for parents.
El personal de la oficina estará disponible para proveer a padres de familia con copias de los horarios de clases de los estudiantes.

6:00- 8:30 Counseling Office Parental Access Information
Counselors will be available to print parental access information for parents. The information will provide you with the information that you need to look up student information such as grades and attendance online.
Los consejeros estarán disponibles para imprimir información de acceso para padres. Esta información proveerá las herramientas que ustedes necesitan para revisar las calificaciones y asistencia del estudiante.

7:00-8:30 Classrooms Presentations by Teachers
Parents will have the opportunity to visit their student’s classrooms and meet their teachers. Parents will move from class to class with six-minute passing periods.
Los padres tendrán la oportunidad de conocer a los maestros y visitar los salones de clases de sus estudiantes.

We will use the following bell schedule for these presentations:
Usaremos el siguiente horario para las presentaciones:

1st Period: 7:00-7:10
2nd Period: 7:16-7:26
3rd Period: 7:32-7:42
4th Period: 7:48-7:58
5th Period: 8:04-8:14
6th Period: 8:20-8:30

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