The Weekly Dish

Message From Principal Danzy:

Greetings Vista Grande Family,

We are preparing for fall break and I hope that you have time set aside to reset relax and enjoy family and friends. I have an exciting few days planned to enjoy some bbq and the zoo. I know I know the zoo is some times controversial, but after reading The Life of Pi it gave me a different outlook on zoos. Have great break!!!

Student Highlight:

Luis Alvarado:

Luis is an outstanding young man that is always polite, respectful, and pleasant. Luis is always willing to step up and help with anything that is asked of him without hesitating. He is the true embodiment of the Vista Grand Spartan Spirit.

Staff highlight: Christi Saucedo

Mrs. Saucedo is a teacher in our Social Studies department and has been here for..I won't say how long. However, she is a most excellent teacher and staff member that does not hesitate to advocate for our students of Vista Grande on many levels. WE/I THANK YOU!! Also, she had on the absolute best college t-shirt on for our college shirt Mondays, Eastern Michigan University. She wore for the loss that her Arizona State University took from my Eastern Michigan University.

Announcements:

  • Fall Break October 3rd-14th, 2022

  • FAFSA Applications will open on October 1st, 2022. Please get on a complete the form as soon as you possibly can. If you are having problems with the site or navigating the site please email: Mia Khan at mkhan@cguhsd.org or Jared Walther at jwalther@cguhsd.org. This is very important and we want to make sure that we are able to take care of this as soon as possible.

  • FAFSA Applications will open on October 1st, 2022. Please get on a complete the form as soon as you possibly can. If you are having problems with the site or navigating the site please email: Mia Khan at mkhan@cguhsd.org or Jared Walther at jwalther@cguhsd.org. This is very important and we want to make sure that we are able to take care of this as soon as possible.

  • Please vote for Greatest of the Grande, www.pinalcentral.com. People - Best Teachers Lisa Demarest and David Carter, Best Principal Mr. Danzy; Shopping & Services, Public School Vista Grande High School and Casa Grande Union High School. You can vote once a day through October 2.

  • Process Shift:

    Students will have 2 weeks, after their initial registration to start the year, to make a transfer to another campus. After the 2-week window, they will not be able to transfer to any other campus until the start of the next semester with approval. The exceptions to this are for ESS referrals, as required by the determined needs, and physical family moves into a different school boundary.


  • Do you have new student that need a little help navigating OneDrive, Outlook, Blackboard, etc?? The collection of Freshmen Success Videos is available here: https://web.microsoftstream.com/channel/a46538ec-52e2-4f9a-875f-15e01471d27f

    Please use them as needed.

    Tech support for INOVA Students:
    520-374-7170

    7am – 4pm
    M-F

What's Cookin Mr. Danzy? Something that you have seen before but might need again:

Barbecue Spaghetti and Smoked Chicken wings

Ingredients:

- 3 lbs. Ground Beef (preferably 80/20)

- 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil

- 3 or more cups of your favorite bbq sauce (I make my own, if you have one you like use that)

- 1 yellow onion

- 3 Tbsp garlic

- 1box of your favorite spaghetti noodles

Directions:

- Dice the onion and Sautee until translucent

- Add and brown hamburger

- Boil noodles according to the directions on the box

- When hamburger is done add to noodles

- Add the desired amount of sauce

- Enjoy at your own risk

Smoked Chicken Wings

- 10-15 wings whole or separated

- Season to your liking

- Smoke for 1.5- 2 hours at 250-275 degrees