News & Events

What’s new at Kino?

These annual Kino events are open to the community and Kino friends and family. See what we’re up to this month on our event calendar.

Fall Hoedown

The Kino Hoedown is a fall tradition here, where Kino families and extended community come together to celebrate in the nice fall weather. This is a not-to-miss event with student performances, fun activities like Chicken Bingo, and a community potluck!

Winter Book Breakfast

Kino’s annual Book Breakfast helps to sustain our ever-growing school library. Enjoy a delicious breakfast lovingly prepared by our teachers. The cost of admission is only one new book. We also have fun activities showcasing our library volunteers’ work each school year.

Spring Art Auction

Our annual art sale and auction is a fun evening that supports our extensive arts department. With student artwork on display and for sale, many donated artwork, crafts, services, and goods from local Tucson businesses and artists are up for auction.

The Kino Newsletter

Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

This Monday was a total solar eclipse! Thanks to a generous donation by Christine (Nathan's mom), all the students (and teachers) were able to wear solar eclipse glasses to safely view the eclipse. Scott even brought in his telescope (with a special filter) so the...

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Project Week

Project Week

This week was Project Week at Kino! It was hard to keep track of all the fun projects throughout the week. Here are some workshop highlights: scrapbooking with Neha, knitting with Cezanne, painting the basketball court with Tony, a picnic with Caroline, sheep shearing...

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Career Panel & Ken’s Goodbye Party

Career Panel & Ken’s Goodbye Party

Career Panel This week, Serena (our counselor) organized a career panel for our high schoolers. We had five panelists speak: Andrew, an electrical engineer who specializes in digital signal processing; Caleb, an apprentice at a local construction company; Genesis, a...

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Senior Project Sneak Peek

Senior Project Sneak Peek

This year both our seniors, Diego and Nico, are working with Charlie to add workshops to the Animal Center for their Senior Projects!Nico is adding a Kino Department of Land Management Headquarters (DLM) on the west side of the woodworking/storage building. Nico...

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Psychology Discovery @ Flandrau

Psychology Discovery @ Flandrau

This week, Dawn and Caroline took their Anatomy and Physiology, Human Nature, and Psychology classes to U of A's Flandrau Science Center to their Psychology Discovery exhibit. Students were able to participate in a series of hands-on activities on a variety of topics,...

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Love of Reading Month

Love of Reading Month

This year, in addition to teaching Spanish and music, Cezanne has also taken on the role of Kino Librarian. She's got a troupe of volunteers, self-titled the "Library Gremlins," that have been helping her upkeep the library, shelve books, clean, decorate, and make...

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Goodbye, Mary Jane

Goodbye, Mary Jane

Many of you may have noticed Mary Jane's absence recently. Mary Jane has been a fixture at Kino for decades, first as a Homeroom Teacher, then the Director, and most recently as the Primary Language Arts teacher.  Unfortunately, due to health issues, Mary Jane...

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The Scoundrel & Scamp Theater Performance

The Scoundrel & Scamp Theater Performance

This week, the theater students performed three original skits at the Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre (located in the Historic Y downtown). Their teacher, Zac, spent the semester helping them collaborate to write their own takes on classic fairy tales.  Dress...

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Glass Class

Glass Class

This is Rebecca Huerta's second year volunteering to do glasswork with junior high and high school students. In this class, students learn how to safely score and cut sheets of glass to make intricate designs. Students lay out and glue their projects together, which...

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Animal Care

Animal Care

Hoof Training Students in Lisa's Hoof Training use positive reinforcement to shape the behavior of the animals. We have two mini-donkeys (Wicket and Waffles) and three sheep (Nova, Cinnamon, and Alabama). Each student develops a close relationship with "their" animal,...

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Holiday Concert Rehearsals

Holiday Concert Rehearsals

Our students have been hard at work rehearsing for the holiday concert next Thursday. We'll be having a full rehearsal for the whole school at 2:00pm and a performance that evening at 6:00pm (right after the Board introduction/Q&A). We hope you can make it to...

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Scoundrel and Scamp Drama Class

Scoundrel and Scamp Drama Class

This year, Kino has partnered with The Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre for a drama class for Junior High and High School students. Their resident teaching artist, Zac Austin, comes weekly to teach kids how to perform.  He starts class with professional acting...

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