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EDITOR’S NOTE — Following is part of a regular feature provided by Casa Grande-area schools about their programs and activities. More items can be found at www.pinalcentral.com/casa_grande_dispatch/ under Education.

Casa Grande Union High School District

Free COVID-19 Shots

The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, approved for age 12 and older, will be offered for free on Tuesday, September 14, from 3:30-5:30 pm in the CGUHS Library Room B153. Bring your medical and prescription insurance card. The COVID-19 vaccine is free regardless of insurance status. Ages 12-17 must have a completed consent form signed by a parent or guardian. Walk-Ins are welcome. Receive a 10% off groceries coupon for each vaccine received, good at Albertsons/Safeway AND learn how you can get up to $74 in free groceries by transferring prescriptions. For a copy of the event’s flyer, visit www.cguhsd.org/doVaccineClinics.aspx. If you have questions, please contact your high school.

No School – Professional Development Day

Classes will not be held on Friday, September 17, due to teacher’s Professional Development Day. Regular school hours resume on Monday, September 20.

Voting Begins September 13

Both high schools and four staff members have been named to the Top 3 of the Greatest of the Grande Contest sponsored by the Casa Grande Dispatch. In the first portion of the contest, held August 2-23, Casa Grande residents nominated local businesses, services, and people as their favorites. Over 18,000 nominations were received. In the second portion of the contest, Casa Grande residents can vote for their favorite of the Top 3 from September 13 - October 3. Congratulations to the nominees: [Shopping & Services Category: Public School] Casa Grande Union High School and Vista Grande High School; [People Category: Nurse] Linda Cassidy, CGUHS; [People Category: Principal] Glenda Cole, VGHS; and [People Category: Teacher] Casey Farnsworth, CGUHS, and Martin Gustafson, CGUHS. Voting begins Monday, September 13. First place winners will be announced November 18.

Governing Board Meeting

The next Governing Board Meeting is Tuesday, September 28. For a link to a live video feed and agenda, visit www.cguhsd.org/doGoverningBoard.aspx.

Food Service

Children need healthy meals to learn. CGUHSD offers healthy meals to all students at no cost every school day in the school year 2021/22. Your student(s) receive free breakfast and lunch meals every school day regardless of your household’s income. Families are still encouraged to submit a school meal application for free or reduced-price meal benefits because this information may be used for other programs, such as Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), Federal and State funding for your school, reduced registration fees for academic tests, free or discounted fees for athletic programs, discounted rates for internet service, and many more! Questions? Call (520) 876-9400 ext. 4146 or visit www.cguhsd.org/doFoodServices.aspx.

Meal Distribution

Meal distribution takes place on Mondays (for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday meals) and Thursdays (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday meals) at the front gates of CGUHS (10-11 AM) and VGHS (9-10 AM). Questions? Call (520) 876-9400 ext. 4146 or visit www.cguhsd.org/doFoodServices.aspx.

Contact Us

Save time! Call or email us prior to visiting our office: [CGUHS] 520-836-8500 or www.cguhsd.org/cgDirectory.aspx; [VGHS] 520-876-9400 or www.cguhsd.org/vgDirectory.aspx; [District] 520-316-3360 or www.cguhsd.org/doDirectory.aspx. We look forward to working with you!

Casa Grande Union High School 

(520) 836-8500

Engineering I

The all-female Engineering I class is putting to use the skills they learned last year in the Introduction to Computer Aided Design course and in the Fundamentals of Fabrication & Manufacturing course to design, fabricate, and assemble the worktable that they will use for the remainder of their time in the Engineering program. Over the years, designing and constructing their own worktable has become a rite-of-passage for Engineering I students. The CTE Engineering I class also includes sophomores Jordan Ruble and Melody Limon. The Cougars are taught by CTE/Mathematics teacher John Morris. Visit their webpage at www.cguhsd.org/cgEngineering.aspx.

Get to Know Us!

Set your computer homepage to CGUHS and stay up-to-date on all the activities and news! Explore all the tabs: About > Families > Departments > Programs > Classrooms > at www.cguhsd.org/casagrandeunionhighschool_home.aspx. Proud to be a Cougar!

Vista Grande High School

(520) 876-9400

Register Now! Tests Limited

Sophomores & Juniors interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT on Tuesday, October 26, can sign up in the Bookstore. The fee for the test is $18 and includes a QR code for the Official PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide and Khan Academy for individualized test prep. The PSAT/NMSQT measures what you're learning in school, determines if you're on track, and opens doors for opportunities to prepare and pay for college. Some of the benefits of taking the PSAT/NMSQT test include: connection to $300 Million in Scholarships, eligibility for the National Merit®?Scholarship Program *Juniors only, learning your academic strengths, and free access to personalized prep. Official practice tests with answers are also available on Blackboard. Sign up early as tests are limited.

Get to Know Us!

Set your computer homepage to VGHS and stay up-to-date on all the activities and news! Explore all the tabs: About > Families > Departments > Programs > Classrooms > at www.cguhsd.org/vistagrandehighschool_home.aspx. Proud to be a Spartan!

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