Coach Curly Santa Cruz Honored

On August 25, coach Saturnino “Curly” Santa Cruz was honored at the inaugural 2011 Tucson Football Jamboree held at Tucson High.  After the 3rd Quarter of the Pueblo vs. Tucson match-up, Curly was presented with the High School Signature Coach Award.

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The commemorative program stated the following:

A graduate of Pueblo class of 62′, Saturnino “Curly” Santa Cruz was an All-City running back and track standout and went on to play college football at Palo Verde College and Cal-Western University. He attained his Master’s degree from the University of Arizona, and he became an acclaimed educator in TUSD for forty years. “Curly” was a teacher, football and track coach and administrator.  He earned “Coach Of The Year” honors in 1988.

On behalf of the entire Pueblo community, we congratulate Curly and his family for this great honor.  Thank you for representing Pueblo!

Dr. Andrew Lettes Awarded

Congratulations goes to Dr. Andrew Lettes, biotechnology teacher at Pueblo, for being awarded the Arizona Innovation Heroes Award by the Science Foundation Arizona.

The award recognizes those who are leading in the fields of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship or have instituted innovative practices or curricula to advance student success and enhance student interest in STEM. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education)

Dr. Lettes with Pueblo CTE Department

Students, colleagues and distinguished guests joined us for the celebration and had very positive statements about our biotechnology program.

On behalf of all the Pueblo Family, we congratulate Dr. Lettes.

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Winter Spirit Assembly 2010

Warriors gathered at the Winter Spirit Assembly to recognize Basketball, Soccer & others. Mariachi Aztlan started things off by playing the National Anthem.

Student & Employees of the Month were also announced by Mrs. Dienz and representatives of State Farm. A big thank you to them for their generosity.

Seniors Look On
Seniors look on at the basketball challenge.

Performance highlights included Ixora, Warrior Drumline and Spirit Woman. The 2010 Senior class was once again victorious of the Spirit Stick. That’s two in a row for them.

All classes were wearing different colors to represent different causes. Donation quantities were announced and Seniors donated the most to Cancer Research. Everyone wins in this activity. Way to go Warriors!

Seniors: Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Juniors: Yellow for Support The Troops

Sophomores: Baby Blue for Diabetes Awareness

Freshman: Orange for Leukemia Awareness

Sophomores in blue to support Leukemia Awareness

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Jennie Elrod On CNN

Our very own Jennie Elrod, math teacher at Pueblo, was featured on a CNN story. Here it is in case you missed it:

Jennie explains what it was all about:

My internship was with the integration team for the Standard Missile 6 development program at Raytheon. We did the final testing phases to collect data and evidence that the SM6 is ready for the “production phase” which means it can be put into mass production and sold to Raytheon customers. The SM6 is a defense missile that has some very innovative capabilities unlike any missile in production today! My role was to collect telemetry data from missile tests, assist in taking the data back to Tucson, and also analyze the data in Tucson labs. We looked to see what information the missile received versus what information was sent to the missile, and use that to understand how the missile behaved… etc. So, we looked at a lot of graphs and codes.

The important part of this internship program was to allow me time and experience to witness the types of skills used in the workforce. In other words, what should I be teaching in my classroom that will prepare my students for a career in math or science?

That pretty much sums it up, it was a great experience and I look forward to working at Raytheon again next summer!

Here’s a clip of some behind the scenes footage of the interview process:

Thank you for sharing this experience with us Jennie.

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Mr. Steven Reff Finalist For Award

Steven ReffSteven Reff, a Pueblo teacher of Free Enterprise and Economics, is a finalist for the Five Star Faculty Award, sponsored by the Honors College of the University of Arizona.  The award honors excellence in undergraduate teaching at the university and is the only award determined entirely by students.

The final selection process will include classroom observations, student evaluations and a half-hour interview. There was no deadline given as to when the winner will be announced.

Congratulations to Mr. Reff and we will keep you posted.