In The News: New TUSD Program Gives Biotech Students Leg Up

Pueblo High School juniors Justin Pledger, 15, and Vanessa Santacruz, 16, are among 240 Tucson Unified School District biotech students who will work closely with local employers to create career pathways and improve the district’s classroom instruction.

A new program launched Monday will help enable TUSD biotech students to take control of their future, researching career opportunities available locally and what employers are looking for.

The initiative is part of an effort to grow interest in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — and to create career pathways with help from students themselves. The information gathered by students will be shared with the Tucson Unified School District and Pima County One-Stop to develop meaningful programming.

About 240 students from Pueblo and Tucson high schools will take part in the Biotech Pipeline effort.

Students will gather information on nearly two dozen local biotech businesses and conduct interviews to make career connections, learn what companies are looking for and how that connects with what they are learning in the classroom.

“This gives students the opportunity to explore what they want to be and take the next steps,” said Carolina Canastillo, 16, an aspiring veterinarian. “I think it will help students understand what we are learning.”

While participating students have much to gain from the program, by documenting findings the lessons learned can be expanded upon and implemented for future students with an interest in STEM.

“Students learn quite a few skills in the classroom, and through working with people in the industry they’re able to see the application of those skills,” said TUSD Superintendent H.T. Sanchez. “The best part is it ties our kids to employers to begin the conversation about what the employers are looking for in terms of their workforce. That, of course, better informs … all of us in what we need to have in our curriculum.”

Courtesy of the Arizona Daily Star

Warriors Volunteer For National Public Lands Day

Pueblo Fire Service students woke up bright and early on  Saturday morning, September 24th for National Public Lands Day.  At 6:30 a.m., these  volunteers were ready to work.  We praise their efforts and dedication to the City of Tucson with their participation in restoring the beauty and vitality of our public lands.

On the top of A-Mountain. Can you see Pueblo in the background?

Student volunteers that helped clean A-Mountain were: Carlos Meraz, Blanca Valenzuela, Hector Ortega, Angel Tellez, Luis Mendivil & Juan Aguilar. (From Left To Right)

Thank you for representing Pueblo!  You too can get involved!

New Administration Team For 2011-2012

Pueblo would like to introduce our new administration team for 2011-2012.  They have set high expectations for our Warriors this school year.

They will be available to answer questions during a special early session at our upcoming Back To School Celebration on August 30, 2011.  They invite all Pueblo parents to join them and discuss the school year.

Pueblo Administration Team 2011-2012

From Left To Right:

Assistant Principal Operations: Vanessa Casillas

Assistant Principal Instruction: Ana Gallegos

Principal: Vivi Watt

Assistant Principal Activities: Frank Rosthenhausler

“Allow me to introduce myself as the new Principal of Pueblo Magnet High School.  I am very excited to become part of the Warrior community and look forward to meeting and working with you in the upcoming school year.  Ana Gallegos will become the new Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction; and along with Frank and Vanessa we believe we will create an awesome leadership team.” – Vivi Watt

New Marquee Project Taking Shape

In case you haven’t noticed, our 12th Avenue entrance has changed drastically over the summer.  The entryway construction has been completed and traffic is flowing nicely into Pueblo.

The other part of the project is underway with the construction of the new archway already in place.

New archway in place

The archway will be completed with red masonry as the base in the coming week.  Then we move on to the big one, our new digital marquee.

Stay tuned for updates and news on the completion of this project.

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. “

Construction Of New Entryway & Marquee

The planned construction of the new entryway and marquee on 12th Avenue has started. Construction crews broke ground on June 23rd with removal of fencing and asphalt. We are very excited for the new look on 12th Avenue.

Contruction on 12th Avenue

Follow the entire process in our: New Marquee Photo Gallery

We will post video of the finished project once construction is complete.