Welcome to Good News Biweekly!
Say Hello to Autumn PXU Family!
Can you believe it's September already!? Sorry, we missed you last week. Sometimes life gets in the way, you know? But we are excited to welcome you back this week and share the unique news we have gathered for you these past weeks. From a message to our teachers to battling the Creek Fire in the Sierra National Forest, we have some uplifting stories to prepare you for the week!
Like always, Even though we are in the middle of a pandemic, it does not mean we should stop spreading positivity or sharing the innovative things happening in our district.
A Message For All PXU Teachers
We know things can be challenging during this time but just remember that you are not alone. You are loved, appreciated, and you are an inspiration to many individuals here at #PXU, and to many outside of our district.
Metro Tech Students Nominated For 2020 NATAS Student Production Award
Check out the nominees:
This Is Who We Are – Floral (Small Business) Metro Tech High School | Bob Marquis (Advisor), Yazmin Pedrote (Filmmaker), Lilibed Rojas (Filmmaker).
Trevor Browne Alum Volunteers to Battle California Wildfires
Their mission is to save structures on the night shift. The most dangerous time to fight a fire.
According to an article by FOX 10, There are 25 separate fires burning across two million acres of California -- set off by extreme heat, dry conditions, heavy winds, and lots of lightning.
To help our sister state, several Arizona hotshot teams are on the way to help battle the flames. One is from the Tucson area, one from Sedona and another from the Valley.
“We’re working a forest with a lot of timber, big trees that make the fire so big. It can be really dangerous," said Mitton.
“Sometimes it gets a little scary and nerve-racking but with good training and proper knowledge knowing what we’re getting into, we try to keep ourselves safe as best we can."
To read the full article, click the link below.
Frito-Lay and Feed the Children Supplement a Quarter-Million Meals for Students
Check it out #PXU Family: Frito-Lay and Feed the Children are supplementing a quarter-million meals for students this Fall, and PXU is one of the many districts receiving support. How awesome is that!
To provide some much-needed relief during the #COVID19 pandemic, Frito-Lay has partnered with Feed the Children, a leading nonprofit focused on alleviating childhood hunger, to launch the "Building the Future Together" initiative to support thousands of students across the United States. The program will provide shelf-stable food to supplement more than a quarter-million meals and distribute 500,000 pantry staples, school supplies, snacks, books, hand sanitizer, and personal care items to schools.
Wilson Teacher Throws First Pitch at D-Backs Game
Supported by Raytheon Missiles and Defense, the MVT Program celebrates and empowers exceptional teachers across the state of Arizona. Since 2016, 250 teachers have been recognized as monthly D-Backs MVTs, each receiving a $1,000 grant for classroom supplies. The Teacher of the Year receives a $5,000 grant.
Cardenas also had a cardboard cutout of himself displayed behind home plate during one of the D-Backs' games from 8/24 to 8/27. #DbacksGiveBack
Wholesome Moments In PXU
Ashley Landa | Cesar Chavez High School
I want to give a shout out to Cyndy Nelke in the Benefits Department. As a new teacher she has helped me maneuver the enrollment process with SO much patience and kindness. I know her job is not easy, yet she handled all of my questions with grace! Big thanks to her! 😊