Dear Parents, 

We are 23 days away from graduation! With the school year coming to an end, it’s important to talk to students about the dangers of distracted driving. Money Geek has created an educational guide to relay driving risks to teenagers.

We encourage you to explore the following link with your child to help them understand and avoid risky driving behaviors.

Crashes, Car Insurance and Beyond: The High Toll of Distracted Driving-

Be safe out there!


It’s Almost May Graduation!

Hello Pantano Family,

Graduation is almost upon us, so we would like to share with you the important information that all graduates (and their families) must know. Please take the time to read the details below. Any further questions you may have can be referred to the Pantano High School office at 520-879-1202.


Schedule for Graduates   May 22, 2017

8:30 AM   Graduation Breakfast (Pantano High School)

9:30 AM-12:00 PM Graduation practice at Empire High School football field

5:30 PM  Graduates arrive at Empire High School football field for group picture; picture will be taken at 6:00 PM sharp

6:30 PM   Graduation Celebration at Empire High School football field.

Graduate Attire

  • Guys The gown looks much better with a collared dress shirt and tie; but it is not mandatory. Slacks or nice jeans and appropriate shoes. No shorts.
  • Girls-The gown looks better if it covers the hem of your dress, but it is not mandatory and appropriate shoes.  If you are wearing high heels, bring them to practice Monday morning.

Graduation Celebration

Where: Empire High School football field at 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way Tucson, AZ 85747.

When: 6:30 PM Monday, May 22, 2017

Seating: Open

Students, family members and guests, we respectfully ask that you refrain from bringing food and drinks to the ceremony. Water is permitted.


  • Caps & Gowns have been placed on order for your student. Cap & gown units are available for pick up in the Pantano High School office at a cost of $30.00. If paying by check make it out to Jostens.
  • Senior Memorabilia can be purchased through Jostens. If you would like to purchase other items in addition to the cap & gown an order form is included in this mailing. You can place your order with Jostens by calling: 520-344-8777 or e-mail: or complete the attached order form and return it to school.
  • Photos- Students will have a staged shot with the principal taken during the ceremony. An order form will be coming soon for you to pre-order the photo.

April Newsletter

“I’m not going to tell you it’s going to be easy. I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.”
                                                                                                  -Art Williams

Hello Pantano Families,

Please enjoy our monthly newsletter. We will do our best to keep it full of useful information and great things going on at our school.

  • April 3  1st Monday of the Month, teachers wear college shirts to encourage and represent higher education.
  • April 4  AzMerit Testing- Writing
  • April 5  AzMerit Testing- Reading
  • April 6 Field trip to Las Milipitis Nursing Home 
                 AzMerit Testing- Writing
  • April 7 AzMerit Testing- Reading
                Official 30-day Graduation Countdown begins
    Field trip to Santa Rita Nursing Home
  • April 8 ACT Testing
  • April 11 Vail School District Board Meeting
    Site Council Meeting @ 4:00 p.m.
                  AzMerit Testing- Writing
  • April 12 AzMerit Testing- Reading
  • April 13 Awards Assembly @ 10:30 a.m.
  • April 19 ACT Meeting
  • April 26 AzMerit Testing- Math
  • April 27 AzMerit Testing- Math
  • April 28 AzMerit Testing- Math

Spring is in the Air

Hello Pantano Family,

Spring is almost upon us! Pantano High School will be enjoying Spring Break from Monday March 13 through Friday March 24.

We hope you have a great break (and PHS seniors, we want to remind you that this is a great time to complete your Senior Exit Project Shadowing if you haven’t yet)!

Be safe, and we will see you on Monday, March 27th!

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