PXU Newsletter December 22, 2022
Have a great Winter Break!
Linda Abril Graduates 45 Students at December Graduation
Lorenzo Cabrera Receives Award from Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Congratulations, Mr. Cabrera!
Mr. Cabrera was also featured recently in an interview discussing breaking the cycle of poverty. Click the button below to view Mr. Cabrera's video interview:
Dr. Logan Fox Recognized by the NIAAA as a Certified Athletic Administrator
Congratulations, Dr. Fox!
PXU Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony a Success
Chandler Hovik: Friday Night Fever Coach of the Year and Earl Putnam Coach of the Year
See above for a 12News interview with Coach Hovik and click the button below for his Sports360AZ interview.
Student Profile: Meet Alani Goins
On campus, Alani is very involved. She is an International Baccalaureate (IB) student, a part of Black Student Union, National Honor Society, IB Club, and Volleyball. Her favorite part about attending Fairfax is the diverse community and the opportunity to meet so many people and different personalities. After graduation, Alani plans to attend an out of state university to study psychology on a pre-med track to become a psychoanalyst with a practice of her own. She wants to be involved in studying how the mind works and how people operate. Her dream college is Yale, but she is keeping her options open. She currently has an internship with Dr. Oldschulte, who studied under world-famous psychoanalyst Dr. Anna Freud. During her internship, she has had the rare opportunity to witness private counseling sessions.
As of right now, Alani is a semi-finalist for both the Gates and Coca-Cola Scholarships. She plans to do more research and apply to more scholarships.
Carl Hayden and South Mountain Meet Up for Holiday Hike
We hope you had fun, Hayden and South!
Trevor G. Browne Bruins Army JROTC Service Learning Project
On December 14th, the Bruins Army JROTC Battalion donated 232 pieces of clothing to the Student Support supplies and clothing closet (pictured above). This clothing was collected during their ongoing clothing drive to help Trevor Browne students in need. This effort will last throughout next semester, and is off to a great start as the SY 22-23 Service Learning Project. The cadets will learn about the needs on their campus and their surrounding community.
Way to go, TGB JROTC!
Reema Sharma Representing Central in Bowl Game Events
Betty Fairfax Boys Basketball Travels to New Mexico
On November 30th, the Stampede basketball team left on an adventurous trip to New Mexico (pictured above). The team participated in the three day “Capital City Basketball Tournament” at Santa Fe High School. Senior Owen Kunes was named to the All-Tournament team. Freshman Vinny Rodriguez scored 23 points in their 55-53 victory versus Espanola Valley High School.
Besides the tournament, one of the trip’s highlights was the opportunity to travel to Albuquerque to the University of New Mexico. At UNM, the team met with one of the university’s coaches and was given a private tour of the basketball facilities. During the tour, the athletes saw the weight room, film room, practice gym, locker room, media/interview room, and went on the basketball floor in the “Pit.”
What a great trip! We hope you had fun and are happy to have you representing Phoenix Union.
Wilson Has Sweet End of Semester Treat
Congratulations to Wilson's Student Government for a successful fundraising event!
Franklin Participates in Francis Quarales Neighborhood Story Home Tour
Congratulations, Franklin! See above for a photo from the event.
Trevor Browne Auto Tech Attends Women in STEM Event
What a great opportunity!
Carl Hayden Handball Tournament
Great job, Carl Hayden Handball! See above for a photo from the tournament.
PXU Employee Wellness Support
Do you or a PXU Employee you know need any support? PXU has Health and Wellness Clinicians on staff to support our staff with difficult times. If you or a colleague are in need of emotional or mental health support, please click the link below to be directed to a form for support. A Staff Health and Wellness Specialist will respond to you within 24 hours (Monday thru Friday).
PXU is Hiring!
Phoenix Educator Preparatory Application Now Live
ElevateEdAZ is an initiative of the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation focused on aligning classes and curriculum with workforce needs, creating opportunities for students to apply academics through work-based learning, and increasing student exposure to career pathways. ElevateEdAZ is designed as a model for Arizona schools to better integrate high wage, high demand, high skill career pathways into the K-12 education system. With College and Career Coaches already embedded at the Academies at South Mountain, Metro Tech High School, and Phoenix Coding Academy, ElevateEdAZ looks forward to providing many impactful experiences to students and educators this coming school year.
We encourage you to share with your networks and encourage students to seek out the resources that ElevateEdAZ provides!