PHS Fundraiser – COSTCO Night!

Costco Fundraiser Night

Save the date (and save your bulk shopping) for the Costco School Event Fundraiser benefiting Pantano High School on Saturday, August 27, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

How to help Pantano:

Save your Costco shopping for this exclusive event, and don’t forget bring a flyer (print one from the image above, or pick one up at PHS). For every $100 you spend, PHS gets a ream of paper (but only if you have the flyer!)

If you’re feeling extra generous, you can donate one of these Wish List items when you shop. Just purchase an item and throw it in our student-decorated Pantano High School Box when you exit.

PHS Wish List 

Expo markers (As many as we can get!)




Poster Board

Printer Paper

Crayola Markers (10 or 12 packs)

Twin-Pocket Folders with Fasteners

1-inch Three Ring Binders

College Rule Filler Paper

Zebra Pens

Construction Paper


Composition Books

Elmer’s Glue

Scotch Tape

*You must be a member to shop at Costco during this event.

Student Evacuation (Weather)

Attention Parents,

Due to today’s severe storms, students from Pantano High School and Andrada High School will be taken to Cienega High School where they can be picked up by parents starting around 12:30pm. Cienega’s address is 12775 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way, Vail, AZ 85641.

Students who drove today were released from school and allowed to drive home at 12:15pm to help them avoid the storm.

Thank you for your understanding. Drive safe out there.



Pantano High School


Reminder: Apply for Free or Reduced Lunch


Your child may qualify for free or reduced price meals 

July is a busy time of the year for parents. Parents are reviewing budgets for school related purchases such as clothing, school supplies, getting children ready for the upcoming school schedule and getting prepared to support many daily activities such as homework and after school activities. Your food service department is here to help relieve another one of the common causes of stress: having to budget for your child’s meals. This way you can focus on the other areas that require your attention.

How can we help? By finding out if your child qualifies for free or reduced priced meals for this upcoming school year. This is why filling out a National School Lunch Program application as soon as possible is very important! Otherwise you may find yourself paying for full price meals when your child could have been receiving a free or reduced price meal!

Don’t forget, if your child does qualify for a free or reduced price meal, this applies not only to lunch, but to breakfast as well. So take advantage of both meal programs! Want to find out if your child qualifies for a free or reduced price meal? Fill out an application today!

How to apply for free or reduced lunch:

Visit or your school office for a free and reduced meal application and information on how you can take full advantage of this helpful program.

S.T.E.M. Camps Summer Program

Are you interested in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Are you fascinated by either robots or bioengineering? If so, you may want to consider spending your summer with the Arizona Youth University’s S.T.E.M. Camps, located at the UA Tech Park.

Explore a future career this summer. See the flyer below for more information. Financial assistance is available for all programs.

YMCA Stem Camps Flyer

Aspiring Artists – Chance to Show What You’ve Got (ages 18-25)


The National Park Service is celebrating its Centennial (1916 – 2016) this year, and as part of this celebration, we are extending an invitation to young artists to collaborate with our National Park through art. The Centennial Youth Art Show is completely coordinated, curated, and judged by young people employed at Saguaro National Park.

They are calling for young artists ages 18-25 to create and submit 2D or 3D art with a Sonoran Desert theme. Submissions will consist of an image of the art piece, a Word document that gives the title, medium, size, and description (max 200 words) of each piece; if artist would like to include a short paragraph about his/her background/inspiration, it can be added as well. Submissions will only be accepted via email in JPEG format with appropriate resolution and no later than May 13th, 2016. The chosen artists will submit their artwork by May 25th, 2016.

The art will be on display June 3rd and 4th, from 6 – 8 PM during a special program. They will display up to 3 pieces of art (1 main submission –  4’x’4 max, and the option of 2 equal/smaller pieces) per selected artist at the Saguaro National Park (Tucson Mountain District) visitor center auditorium in a show open to the public. These artists will have an opportunity to gain exposure in the community and possibly sell their art! Main submission pieces will be judged by a youth judging panel and two winners will be selected to have their art on display at the visitor center for an extended 3 weeks. Also, with the help of Friends Of Saguaro National Park (a non-profit who will be funding our artist reception), the winners will be selected to participate in FOSNP’s professional art auction in October as well as receive an Annual Pass to enter any national park or federal recreation site fee-free.

If there are any questions, please contact the chair of the Youth Art Show Committee, Corina Yeh at or 520-733-8603.

Prop 123 Information Night with Vail Parent Network

Arizona’s next election will give you the chance to vote on Prop 123, which will affect education across Arizona. Vail Parent Network invites you to attend an informational night where you can listen to advocates on both sides of the argument, and participate in a question and answer session.

When: Tuesday, March 29th, 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Vail School District Office

Prop 123 VPN