Block 1 Blood Drive
September 20th marked the first successful Blood Drive of the 2017-18 school. Sponsored by United Blood Services and coordinated on campus by Key Club student, many students stepped up to the challenge and provided 81 life-saving procedures with their 27 donations. Th next Blood Drive will be Tuesday, December 6th.
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Field Trip Friday
During the month of September, student took full advantage of Field Trip Fridays. Students in Ms. Fortino and Mrs. Jacob's science classes were able to spend a day at the World Wildlife Zoo & Aquarium. Mrs. Sparks took her classes to a Shakespeare production and Ms Lieu's class went to the Phoenix Art Museum. Seniors also took a campus tour of Glendale Community College. Be sure to check out Tiny's Calendar to see where PA will be going next!
Release the Fear
PAHS's Art Humanities class had the unique opportunity to work with guest artists from the Release the Fear program, which seeks to instill "acceptance, hope, and self empowerment...through the creative process". Students worked through team building exercises and shared some powerful moments with each other. Through the various games, students developed their communication skills, worked with others to problem solve, and learned to see that there were others around them who were facing the same struggles, fears, and self doubt. Students learned to look within to realize and actualize their own potential and creativity. In the end, students came together to complete a collaborative mural.
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What an amazing way to end a busy September! Thank you to all students and guests who came out to our Fall Festival that took place on Friday, September 29th! Lunch was extended so that everyone could enjoy a free BBQ lunch and play all the games for prizes. Additonally, we had 17 high-school-age guests on our campus with their friends to check out the campus! A special thanks goes out to Key Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, #BulldogPride, Something Better, Art club, and all staff members that ran the games and helped make this first Fall Festival a great one!
Important October Dates:
Monday, October 2-5: SPRIDE Week. Check Tiny's Calendar to see what dress days and lunch-time activities are in progress.
Thursday, October 12: Last Day of Block 1! All Block 1 grads are invited to attend a small celebration and pick up their grad shirt in the office at 1pm. The Student of the Block presentation will occur during 2nd hour and we'll be raffling off two prizes for the final Tiny Token Raffle of Block 1: A Chromebook & 2 lower-level tickets to an upcoming Coyotes Hockey game.
Fall Break, October 13-22: The office will be open for Block 2 enrollments. Block 2 Schedules will be available in Synergy on Friday, October 20th.
Monday, October 23: 1st Day of Block 2! Schedules will be available for pick-up in the courtyard beginning at 7:30 am.