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

Serena’s Serenity and Kindness Cards

Serena’s Serenity and Kindness Cards

We are excited to have Serena Mendoza join Kino as a part-time counselor this year! In addition to one-on-one meetings, Serena and Caroline hold a bi-weekly class for Junior High and High School students on social and emotional health, called Serenity. They have...

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Halloween

Halloween

This week was our annual Halloween celebration! All the homerooms planned and set up lots of fun activities for the afternoon celebration, which included: a costume contest; werewolf games (on body outlines!); a dance party; a Mario-themed room with Wii games and...

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Shop Project: Parking Spots

Shop Project: Parking Spots

This week, Charlie's shop students started to work on expanding parking spots across from the entrance of the school to help with drop off/pick up. They cut and removed the telephone poles, cleared the brush, and leveled the ground to allow for short-term pull-in...

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Farm Field Trips

Farm Field Trips

This week, three homerooms went on field trips to farms! On Tuesday, Neha and Cezanne took Neha's homeroom to Tucson Village Farm. While there, they picked eggplants, planted broccoli, and made their own pizza from scratch. Students who came back were excited to...

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Camping

Camping

Lake Patagonia Camping Trip This week, Charlie and Dawn took a group of students on a two night camping trip to Lake Patagonia. Here are some pictures of them at the lake and campsite. They are having a great time fishing, kayaking, playing in the sand, and being in...

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U.S. History

U.S. History

Tony's High School U.S. History The U.S. History students started the semester with a unit on indigenous cultures in America. They decided to focus on tribes in the southwest, specifically the Apaches. They've been doing several projects in class to better understand...

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Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Dawn's Jr. High Environmental Science Dawn's junior high students are working on a recycling program and a composting program for our Kino family. They are passionate about the environment and have some really great ideas. They are also working in the green house!...

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Meet the Homerooms, Part 2

Meet the Homerooms, Part 2

Jennifer S.'s Homeroom  Jennisquirrels's Homeroomies: Eliza, Aurelia, Dillon, Mari, Grace, Lucas, Lorenzo, Selki, Amaya, Sam, Kellen, Z, and DiegoJennifer S.'s homeroom is right in front of the art center and has lots of cute Mario Bros decorations.  So far this...

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Meet the Homerooms, Part I

Meet the Homerooms, Part I

This year, we have 6 homerooms and 3 new homeroom teachers! Homeroom is a unique and important part of Kino. Homerooms meet for 30 minutes at the start and end of every school day. They are mixed aged (K-12) and a place for kids to work together, get to know each...

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Primary Dance and Rock Band

On the last day of school, the Primary Music/Spanish class performed the cumbia to El Monstro de la Leguna (Monster of the Lagoon). They showcased their dancing as well as their knowledge of Spanish words for body parts. Here's a video of their performance: After the...

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Senior Projects

Senior Projects

This year, we have five high schoolers graduating from Kino! They are pictured above (from left to right): Mia Redman, Graham Turner, Sofia Wittman, Caden Wilfong, and Jayden McGinnis.  On Wednesday, they all presented their Senior Projects to the...

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Ocean Mural and Camping

Ocean Mural and Camping

During Project Week, a group of junior high and mid-level students began a mural, which they finished this week! This was a student-led project, from start to finish. They sketched, designed, and executed the entire project completely on their own. Click through the...

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