Schools share a day of service

2013-09-16T00:00:00Z Schools share a day of serviceAlexis Huicochea Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Service day to include gardens and murals

Twelve Tucson schools are participating in a day of service on Sept. 28 to make campuses healthy and productive places for students to learn.

The projects, which including planting gardens, installing water-harvesting systems and painting murals, are part of the Green Apple Day of Service, a global event. Some schools will also host sustainability workshops. The community is invited to volunteer at any of the following schools:

• City High School

• Presidio Schools

• St. Mark’s Preschool

• Safford K-8 Magnet School

• Drachman K-6 Montessori Magnet School

• Borton Magnet School

• Pueblo Magnet High School

• Utterback Magnet Middle School

• Roskruge Bilingual K-8

• Kellond Elementary

• Manzo Elementary

• Holladay Magnet School

Schools can still develop Green Apple projects and register them with the Center for Green Schools, which administers the Green Apple program.

To learn more about the service projects, to sign up to volunteer or to register a school, go to

TUSD offers math help on many Saturdays

Free Saturday math help is available for TUSD students in grades five through 12.

The service, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is sponsored by the district’s Mexican American Student Services department but is open to all TUSD students.

Students are asked to bring math assignments with them. Parents can request math packets or homework from their child’s teacher.

Math help sessions will be offered on Sept. 21, 28; Oct. 26; Nov. 2, 16, 23; Dec. 7, 14; Jan. 11, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15; March 1, 8, 29; April 5, 12, 26; May 3.

They will be at the following locations:

Valencia Middle School library, 4400 W. Irvington Road, for students in grades five through eight.

Boys and Girls Club, 3155 E. Grant Road, for students in grades six through 12.

Pueblo Magnet High School library, 3500 S. 12th Ave., for students in grades nine through 12.

For more information, call 225-6229. To register for math help, go to

Elementary school tutor-training offered

Free tutor-training sessions are being held at the end of the month for adults interested in working with elementary school students to improve the students’ reading and writing skills.

The Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring Program will hold sessions for volunteer tutors on Sept. 25 and Sept. 26 at Oasis headquarters, 2099 E. River Road, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Materials are provided.

After the training, tutors will be placed with students for one-on-one sessions twice a week. These will take place either at a Pima County public library convenient to both student and tutor, or at the student’s school.

For more information, call Carlinda Dirks or Janine Prewitt at 322-5627 or email

Compiled by Alexis Huicochea. Contact Alexis at or 573-4175. On Twitter @AlexisHuicochea

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