Hey everyone! My name is Kelley Nelson and I am so excited to be returning to Pima Elementary as your 5th grade Math teacher! After 5 years in another district it’s good to be home! I have a bachelor’s from NAU and I am also a Master IEP Coach. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 22 years and have 3 amazing sons and a future daughter in law that we love! In my spare time you can find me in the cockpit of an airplane or hauling my horses down the road to a barrel race. I can’t wait for school to start, it’s going to be a great year! Thanks in advance for sharing your kiddos with me!
Hello there! I was asked to share a little bit about me since I will be a new teacher at Pima this year! My name is Mckyla Bartlett and I will be teaching Algebra 1 and 2 at Pima High School. I graduated from Pima High School so to be teaching in the same classes I was learning in is definitely an amazing experience. I am currently still finishing my degree in Secondary Education with only about a year left in my degree. I have been in the Gila Valley my whole life but Pima has always been home. I have been a substitute teacher for the past 3 years at Pima Schools. I am very excited to be able to teach your kids how amazing math can be and will teach my students how to fall in love with it as much as I have. I'm so excited to have your kids in my class and I can't wait to get this school year started! It's GREAT to be a Roughrider!!
Just a reminder, PJHS is having their Back-to-School Orientation tonight, 7/27. We will start with an informational meeting in the cafeteria at 6:00pm. When that meeting finishes, we will give parents/students the opportunity to head on over to the JH building and meet the teachers/staff.
Pima Schools is excited to welcome all our New Teachers!
Pima Schools is currently looking for Substitute Teachers for the 22-23 school year. Please submit an application, resume, a copy of your valid teaching/substitute certificate, and a copy of your Finger Clearance Card. If you do not have a Certificate or Fingerprint card, we can help you obtain one. Please contact Dorothy Taylor (Substitute Coordinator), or Chelsea Curtis (HR) for more info. Please see the attached link for more info on how to apply today. https://www.pimaschools.com/page/how-to-apply
K-6 Classroom Supply Lists
Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Pima Unified School District’s intent to destroy the Special Education records of students who are no longer receiving Special Education services born in the year 1999. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student must retrieve these records by July 5th, 2022. Records may be picked up in the Special Education Office. If you have any questions, please contact Dorothy Taylor at 928-387-8074 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This notice is pursuant to A.R.S. §41-1351 and the General Records Retention Schedule for School Districts and Charter Schools Student Records (#000-11-53) established by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (L.A.P.R.), Special Education Records (including placement records, referrals, evaluations, testing data and other related records) will be destroyed “four (4) years after fiscal year of final enrollment.”
Summer Food Program begins June 1 with Breakfast available from 7 to 8:30 and lunch available from 11:30 to 1. Free meals will be provided to all children under 18. Service available at Pima School Cafeteria on corner of Main Street and 200 S.
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The Roughrider “Grins N Giggles” Summer Reading Program will offer 2 programs during 2 different sessions for 1st and 2nd grade. Please see the flyer for more information. Paper copies will be sent home the week of May 2nd. For more information contact: Dorothy Despain, email@example.com, 928.387.8069
We are excited to be able to offer our 5th-12th graders the special opportunity of having Kacey McCallister speak directly to them at our schools April 25. This is such a great opportunity for our youth to learn more about how to persevere. We still encourage families to attend that evening at EAC if possible.
As mentioned before, the Safford Library is hosting a new program called, The Super Hero Us program for special needs students and their families. This week for the program at the Graham County Library, they will be reading Diane Alber’s A Little Spot of Anxiety book. Each family attending will get their own free copy to take home. They will talk about how and when to practice the calming techniques this book teaches to help your child learn how to manage the big emotion of anxiety/worry. If interested, please join them at the library, today, Thursday April 14th, 6-7pm.
The Safford Library has recently launched a new program for kids with special needs and their families. Parent support, networking, and hands-on activities for the kids. The program will focus on the Spot of Emotions books and curriculum in the coming months, with families taking home a book corresponding to each emotion as it is taught each month.
If you are looking for an awesome character-building, grit-building, and amazing experience, you should consider taking your family to this event! It is sure to motivate and inspire!
PJHS Testing Schedule
Free physicals (Dr. David Bryce) for Pima athletes for the 2022-23 school year! ALL high school students must have a physical done with the new AIA forms, even if they had a new one done for spring sports. Packets will be available in the school offices and MUST be returned by March 29th, 4 pm.
CONGRATULATIONS to Pima High School's Girls Basketball team - The Repeating State CHAMPIONS!
PHS FBLA competed in a virtual Regional Conference at the end of January. We had 29 students compete and 13 who placed in the Top 3 of their event! Congratulations to these students. We're exciited to attend the State Conference in April and continue the strong tradition of FBLA success at Pima High.
February may be the shortest month, but sometimes it feels like it takes forever to get from New Years to Spring Break. At Pima Schools we are blessed with the Woot Woot Train (engineered by Counselors Katie Williams and Ashley Scorse) to bring a quick break and a bright smile. It's Great to be a ROUGHRIDER!
Congratulations to the Pima Junior High 7th grade boys basketball team. They are the 2021-2022 EAJHA Champions!! The boys worked hard all season and earned the championship.