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November 2, 2017


84 Days left until AzMERIT.  Learn as much as you can today!


The weather is getting cooler!  Pistor sweatshirts are on sale now.  $18.00 for sweatshirts.  We have a few for $9.00 that were printed with yellow ink. :)


Honor Roll assemblies are tomorrow: 1st period for 6th grade, 5th period for 7th grade and 6th period for 8th grade.  If you were absent yesterday and or did not attend the Honor Roll practice, please pick up your invitation in the office.  


Student Council meeting today after school.


Boys Basketball and Girls Volleyball pictures are Monday 11/6 in the morning.  Please be ready to turn in your uniforms after pictures.




October 30, 2017


87 school days until AzMERIT!

     

Students may wear their Halloween costumes to school for the Halloween fundraiser.  Participation cost is $1.00.  Students may not wear full face masks, bring weapon accessories, and all footwear must be school appropriate.  Costumes must be modest and appropriate for school.  I will be on the patio tomorrow morning collecting money and giving out the Halloween dress pass.

 

Honor roll assemblies are Friday!  1st period is 6th grade,   5th period is 7th grade, 6th period is 8th grade

 

6th grade students who are testing for GATE: the test is tomorrow.  Please report to your first period class and we will make an announcement when it is time to come to the library.

 

  Please remember, at Pistor Middle School we treat each other with respect, take responsibility for our leaning, and strive for a safe and positive school for all!



October 24, 2017  


Students may wear their Halloween costumes to school for the Halloween fundraiser.  Participation cost is $1.00.  Students may not wear full face masks, bring weapon accessories, and all footwear must be school appropriate.  Costumes must be modest and appropriate for school.


  Picture retake day is this Friday.


 Boys volleyball and girls basketball practice begins today.  Students must have a completed athletic packet in order to participate.


 There are 91 days left until AzMERIT.  It is important to focus on your learning and learn more today than you did yesterday.


  Friday is Walk and Roll to school day!  Walk to school or ride your bike.  Let us know in the office if you did, and you will be entered into a drawing for a prize.

  

Halloween Dance is this Friday from 6-8PM. Cost is $4.00 per person.  Students may wear their costume or appropriate free dress.  Only Pistor students may attend the dance.


  Please remember, at Pistor Middle School we treat each other with respect, take responsibility for our leaning, and strive for a safe and positive school for all!


October 16, 2017

 

Good Morning and Welcome Back!

 

·         Students please make sure you are wearing your student ID.  Teachers, please email Ms. Rodriguez a list of students who do not have on their IDs today.

·         The weather is getting colder.  Please remember that hoodies are not allowed at school.  If you are wearing a hoodie, please take it off now.  Also, if you are wearing a sweatshirt or sweater over your uniform shirt, it must be plain (no pictures, words, logos) and in the colors of our uniform, red, white, black, or gray.

·         Boys volleyball and girls basketball seasons will begin soon.  Athletic packets are available in the front office.

·         Some student schedules will be changing due to test scores on AzMERIT and MAP.  Ms. Mendez, the counselor, will be notifying those students involved.

·         I know that many of you are worried about the state label assigned to Pistor.  If you have not heard, our label is rated as an F for failing.  Many things go into that rating, but the most important thing is our scores on AzMERIT.  We will be providing intervention classes to help students gain the skills they need to pass that test.  Just like athletes practice for games, we use the MAP test and other things to practice for AzMERIT.  We will be reviewing your MAP test scores soon.

·         At Pistor Middle School we treat each other with respect, take responsibility for our learning, and strive for a safe and positive school for all.  Have a wonderful day!





October 5, 2017

Students who signed up for Mexican Baseball League Fiesta tickets should pick them up in the office at lunchtime today.

 

There is no school on Friday or all next week.

 

Wear your costume on Halloween for $1! Students can help raise money for the PBIS Panther Store. The fee to wear your costume to school is $1. Students who do not want to participate may wear their school uniform on Halloween day. Costumes must be school appropriate (not revealing, no full-face masks, no weapon accessories, etc.) More details coming soon.

 

Our campus is starting to look really bad because all of the trash.  Please place your garbage in the trash cans.  Students interested in earning free dress for helping keep the campus clean should come see Mr. Huss at lunchtime. 

 

At Pistor Middle School we treat each other with respect, take responsibility for our learning, and strive for a safe and positive school for all!




October 4, 2017

Thank you to everyone who wore orange for Bullying Awareness Month!

 

Did you know that spraying perfume/cologne/Axe can cause breathing problems for some people?  Please do not spray perfume/cologne/Axe or anything else in classrooms, hallways, bathrooms or on the bus.  Doing this is making people unable to breathe. We will issue a consequence for any student who continues to spray these things in classrooms, hallways, bathrooms or on the bus.

 

Students interested in attending the Mexican Baseball League Fiesta this weekend, please sign up at the office by lunchtime today.

 

There is no school on Friday or all next week.

 

Wear your costume on Halloween for $1! Students can help raise money for the PBIS Panther Store. The fee to wear your costume to school is $1. Students who do not want to participate may wear their school uniform on Halloween day. Costumes must be school appropriate (not revealing, no full-face masks, no weapon accessories, etc.) More details coming soon.

 

Teachers, book group PD today.  Please meet in the Art room for sign in





September 26, 2017

Good Morning!

  

·         Tomorrow is College Shirt Day.  Students may wear a college shirt but must wear appropriate school uniform bottoms.

 

·         Please remember that hoodies are not allowed in the building.  If you are wearing a hoodie now, please take it off.

 

·         Boys Volleyball and Girls Basketball season is starting soon.  All athletes must complete an athletic packet- even if you have played sports before this year.  Pick up forms in the office.  Tryouts are Tuesday, October 17th.

 

·         Tonight is the parent information meeting for the San Diego Field trip at 5:30 in the cafeteria.

 

·         Teachers please finish collecting and return the Federal Impact Aid cards and return them to the office by this Thursday, 9/28.

 

·         At Pistor Middle School we treat each other with respect, take responsibility for our learning, and strive for a safe and positive school for all!






September 25, 2017

Students interested in running for Student Council should see Ms. Armenta today during first period.

 

If you still have money for Gold Cards, please turn them into Ms. Armenta

 

Students, please remember that hoodies are not allowed at Pistor.  

 

At Pistor Middle School, we treat each other with respect, take responsibility for our learning, and strive for a safe and positive school for all!




September 22, 2017

Good Morning!

The Gold Card Fundraiser ends this week.  Thank you to all of those who sold Gold Cards to raise money for our school!

 

If you are interested in Student Council, please pick up the paperwork from Ms. Armenta in room 103.

 

Congratulations to the Pasqua Yaqui Tribe on their Federal Recognition!

 

There is an African American Parent Conference tomorrow at Palo Verde High School from 8:00-1:00.

 

There is a parent information meeting on Tuesday, September 26th at 5:30pm in the cafeteria for the 8th grade San Diego Field Trip.

 

At PIstor Middle School we treat each other with respect, take responsibility for our learning, and strive for a safe and positive school for all!


September 18, 2017

 

Students, today you will begin taking the NWEA measures of academic progress also known as the map exam. This is an important test that will help us to determine who needs additional help in intervention classes, who needs to be accelerated, and ultimately we will use this information to determine students who will need to be retained in their current grade level. Please take this test seriously and do the best that you can. Please understand that you will not know the answers to every question. Give it your best shot Panthers!

 

Also, it has been brought to my attention that some of you are doing something that is called "necking." This is where someone hits another person on the neck. Please know, that this is very dangerous! And while you may call it "necking," we call it assault. Students who commit assault are suspended from school and we do notify the police. Don't be silly panthers and get yourself arrested! Please stop this practice now. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 11, 2017

Good Morning!

Students are dismissed at 12:50 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

 

Tutoring starts today  M-F after school until 5:00 (4:00 on Wednesday).

 

There is a community meeting to learn more about the proposed solar power project at Pistor on Thursday, 9/14 from 5:00-6:00 in the cafeteria.

 

Please remember at Pistor Middle School we treat each other with respect, take responsibility for our learning, and strive for a safe and positive school for all!






September 8, 2017

Good Morning!

Next week are parent-teacher conferences.  Students are dismissed at 12:50 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

 

Tutoring starts next week M-F after school until 5:00 (4:00 on Wednesday).

 

There is a community meeting to learn more about the proposed solar power project at Pistor on Thursday, 9/14 from 5:00-6:00 in the cafeteria.

 

TUSD is offering a community information night for anyone who would like information on becoming a US Citizen on 9/23 from 10-2 at Catalina High School.

 

Please remember at Pistor Middle School we treat each other with respect, take responsibility for our learning, and strive for a safe and positive school for all!



September 6, 2017

Good Morning!

 

The World's Best Panther Award is starting!  Students can nominate their teachers or other Pistor Staff to receive the award.  Nomination forms are located in the cafeteria on top of the piano.  Put completed forms in the box on the piano.

 

Tutoring begins on Monday!  We will offer free tutoring Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:50-4:50 in the library.

 

At Pistor Middle School, we treat each other with respect, take responsibility for our learning, and strive for a safe and positive school for all!


August 28th

Good Morning!

 

Today is picture day.  Students must still wear their IDs on campus.  You may take of the ID while having your picture taken.

 

Teachers, please have your picture taken so you can be included in the yearbook.

 

Thank you for being on time to class!

 

Please remember to keep your binder organized and ready.  Our first binder check is coming up!

 

At Pistor Middle School we treat each other with respect, take responsibility for his actions, and strive for a safe and positive school for all!

 



August 24, 2017

It was great seeing your families last night at Open House!

 

Students please be safe while crossing the street.  Please look both ways before crossing.

 

Students must wear their IDs on a lanyard around their necks and outside of their clothing.  Students who fail to do so will be assigned detention.

 

ID pictures will be taken this week after announcements.

 

At Pistor Middle School we treat each other with respect, take responsibility for our learning, and strive for a safe and positive school for all!

 

August 23, 2017

 

Students- it is very important to look both ways before crossing the street.  We have had two incidents of students who were not paying attention and were nearly struck by cars.  Please be safe!

 

Open house is tonight.  We have our annual Title I meeting starting at 5:00 pm and our Open House starts at 5:30 and ends at 6:30.  I hope to see you there!

 

Picture Day is on Monday.  Students buying pictures may have free dress but must still follow TUSD's dress code policy.

 

Students must wear their IDs on a lanyard around their neck while on campus.

 

We would like to invite students to support our athletes at our home games.  Please remember that any student attending the game must have a parent/guardian present.   

 

At Pistor Middle School we treat each other with respect, take responsibility for our behavior, and strive for a safe and positive school for all!

 

 

August 21, 2017

Students- looking directly at the sun is dangerous.  It will cause permanent eye damage.

 

Teachers- we will live-stream the eclipse in the cafeteria beginning at 9:15AM.  Feel free to bring your classes if you are interested.

 

Our open house is this Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 PM.

 

Picture Day is next Monday.  Students buying pictures can have free dress.

 

We will take ID pictures beginning this afternoon for students who were absent or who need replacement IDs.   Teachers please do an ID check.  Students should wear the IDs on a lanyard around their neck and outside their clothing.  Students who do not, should be sent up to the office to be zapped.

 

AVID binders have arrived!  Students are required to keep their binders organized and all student work, agendas and Cornell Notes in your binders.  We will have binder checks frequently for a grade.  Please talk to your teacher with questions you may have. 

 

At Pistor Middle School we treat each other with respect, take responsibility for our learning, and strive for a safe and positive school for all!


August 16, 2017

 

Good Morning!

 

We will begin taking pictures for student ID cards.   Students, you must wear the ID card on a lanyard, around your neck.  Starting next week, those without their ID cards around their necks will be zapped and assigned lunch detention.

 

Students who have earned free dress must still adhere to TUSD’s dress code policy.  Clothes should not be too short and tank tops, spaghetti straps and half-shirts are not allowed.  All undergarments must be covered. 

 

Pistor Open House is August 23rd from 5:30-6:30

 

Picture Day is August 28th.  Students buying pictures can have free dress on picture day. 



August 15, 2017

Good Morning!

 

We will begin taking pictures for student ID cards.   Students, you must wear the ID card on a lanyard, around your neck.  Starting next week, those without their ID cards around their necks will be zapped and assigned lunch detention.

 

Students who have earned free dress must still adhere to TUSD’s dress code policy.  Clothes should not be too short and tank tops, spaghetti straps and half-shirts are not allowed.  All undergarments must be covered. 

 

Pistor Open House is August 23rd from 5:30-6:30

 

Picture Day is August 28th.  Students buying pictures can have free dress on picture day. 


8/14/17

Good Morning!

 

We will begin taking pictures for student ID cards.   Students, you must wear the ID card on a lanyard, around your neck.  Starting next week, those without their ID cards around their necks will be zapped and assigned lunch detention.

 

Students who have earned free dress must still adhere to TUSD’s dress code policy.  Clothes should not be too short and tank tops, spaghetti straps and half-shirts are not allowed.  All undergarments must be covered. 

 

 Pistor Open House is August 23rd from 5:30-6:30

 

Picture Day is August 28th.  Students buying pictures can have free dress on picture day. 


August 11, 2017

Happy Friday

 

It is wonderful seeing students hurrying to get to class on time. Thank you for your efforts!

 

Please remember that blue shirts are not part of the Pistor uniform.  Red and blue shoes have never been allowed at Pistor.  Thank you for working to wear the appropriate uniform. 

 

Student IDs have started to be issued.  Students must wear their ID cards on a lanyard around their neck (not in their pocket or in their backpack, etc.).  Students not wearing their ID card will be “zapped” and assigned to detention.

 

Students who have requested a schedule change should not be attending their requested class.  We have had some students turn in their form to the office and have assumed the change has been made. Students must follow their printed schedule.  They will be notified when the schedule has been changed and teachers will also be notified.

 

GSRR/PBIS assemblies are today.  See you soon!

 

Have a safe and happy weekend!

 

At Pistor Middle School we treat each other with respect, take responsibility for our learning, and strive for a safe and positive school for all!


August 10, 2017

 

Good Morning!

 

Students, you must use your free dress pass during the month of August.  To use it, bring it to the front office on the day you would like free dress and we will give you a sticker to wear that day.

 

Pistor T shirts are on sale!  Pick up your order form in the front office or print it off of our website.

 

8th graders: we are now offering a Jazz Band class during 4th period.  This is for 8th grade students only.  If you are interested in the Jazz Band, please pick up a pink schedule change form in the office.

 

Students, there is a time and place for different types of language usage.  School is not the place to use profanity.  We have heard many bad words, especially on the basketball courts during lunch.  If you are old enough to use this language, then you are old enough to monitor when it is appropriate.  If we continue to hear profane words, we will begin to assign detention for those who use it.

 

 

Students bus routes can change over the summer. Please make sure your parent has received a letter from transportation with the correct bus route and bus stop for this year.  When the bus arrives, Mr. Salazar will put the bus number up on the fence so you will know which busses have arrived.  If you ride a bus, you should not be going to the ice cream trucks or you will miss  your bus.  Go straight to the bus bay when the bell rings.

 

Please remember, it is important to get to class on time.  Students with 3 tardies will be assigned to lunch detention.  The warning bell is being removed.  Don’t count on the extra time.  Get to class on time.

 

Pistor is a uniform school.  Students who are not in the correct uniform will be “Zapped” and assigned lunch detention.  Red and blue shoes are not allowed.  If you wear a red, collared shirt, it must be a true red, and not maroon.  Hoodies are not allowed.  If you wear a sweater or sweatshirt over your uniform shirt, it must be uniform colors and plain. 

 

Athletic packets are available in the front office. Boys basketball and girls volleyball practice has begun. You must have a physical on file to practice.

 

Please help us keep our campus clean.  It is never OK to throw your trash on the ground.

 

At Pistor Middle School we treat each other with respect, take responsibility for our learning, and strive for a safe and positive school for all!


 


August 9, 2017

 

Good Morning!

   

Today is early dismissal.  School is dismissed at 2:50 PM.

 

Staff, we are meeting for PD in the art room.  We will begin promptly at 3:00PM.

 

Students, you must use your free dress pass during the month of August.  To use it, bring it to the front office on the day you would like free dress and we will give you a sticker to wear that day.

 

Pistor T shirts are on sale!  Pick up your order form in the front office or print it off of our website.

 

8th graders: we are now offering a Jazz Band class during 4th period.  This is for 8th grade students only.  If you are interested in the Jazz Band, please pick up a pink schedule change form in the office.

 

Students, there is a time and place for different types of language usage.  School is not the place to use profanity.  We have heard many bad words, especially on the basketball courts during lunch.  If you are old enough to use this language, then you are old enough to monitor when it is appropriate.  If we continue to hear profane words, we will begin to assign detention for those who use it.

 

 

Students bus routes can change over the summer. Please make sure your parent has received a letter from transportation with the correct bus route and bus stop for this year.  When the bus arrives, Mr. Salazar will put the bus number up on the fence so you will know which busses have arrived.  If you ride a bus, you should not be going to the ice cream trucks or you will miss  your bus.  Go straight to the bus bay when the bell rings.

 

Please remember, it is important to get to class on time.  Students with 3 tardies will be assigned to lunch detention.  The warning bell is being removed.  Don’t count on the extra time.  Get to class on time.

 

Pistor is a uniform school.  Students who are not in the correct uniform will be “Zapped” and assigned lunch detention.  Red and blue shoes are not allowed.  If you wear a red, collared shirt, it must be a true red, and not maroon.  Hoodies are not allowed.  If you wear a sweater or sweatshirt over your uniform shirt, it must be uniform colors and plain. 

 

Athletic packets are available in the front office. Boys basketball and girls volleyball practice has begun. You must have a physical on file to practice.

 

Please help us keep our campus clean.  It is never OK to throw your trash on the ground.

 

At Pistor Middle School we treat each other with respect, take responsibility for our learning, and strive for a safe and positive school for all!

 


August 8, 2017

 

Good Morning!

   

 

Students, you must use your free dress pass during the month of August.  To use it, bring it to the front office on the day you would like free dress and we will give you a sticker to wear that day.

 

Students bus routes can change over the summer. Please make sure your parent has received a letter from transportation with the correct bus route and bus stop for this year. 

 

Please remember, it is important to get to class on time.  Students with 3 tardies will be assigned to lunch detention.

 

Pistor is a uniform school.  Students who are not in the correct uniform will be “Zapped” and assigned lunch detention.  Red and blue shoes are not allowed.  If you wear a red, collared shirt, it must be a true red, and not maroon.  Hoodies are not allowed.  If you wear a sweater or sweatshirt over your uniform shirt, it must be uniform colors and plain. 

 

Athletic packets are available in the front office. Boys basketball and girls volleyball begins today. You must have a physical on file to practice.

 

Please help us keep our campus clean.  It is never OK to throw your trash on the ground.

 

School dismisses at 2:50 tomorrow for early out Wednesdays.

 

At Pistor Middle School we treat each other with respect, take responsibility for our learning, and strive for a safe and positive school for all!

 


August 7, 2017

 

Good Morning!

   

Please give your filled out packet to your first period teacher.  Teachers, mark off the student’s name who has turned in the packet and give them a free dress pass.

 

Students, you must use your free dress pass during the month of August.  To use it, bring it to the front office on the day you would like free dress and we will give you a sticker to wear that day.

 

Students bus routes can change over the summer. Please make sure your parent has received a letter from transportation with the correct bus route and bus stop for this year. 

 

Please remember, it is important to get to class on time.  Starting today, students with 3 tardies will be assigned to lunch detention.

 

Pistor is a uniform school.  Students who are not in the correct uniform will be “Zapped” and assigned lunch detention.  Red and blue shoes are not allowed.  If you wear a red, collared shirt, it must be a true red, and not maroon.

 

If a dog comes on to campus, it is important that you ignore the dog.  Do not touch the dog.  It may be frightened and may bite.

 

Athletic packets are available in the front office. Boys basketball and girls volleyball begins on Tuesday.  You must have a physical on file.

 

Please help us keep our campus clean.  It is never OK to throw your trash on the ground.

 




August 4, 2017

 

Good Morning Panthers!  Welcome to another school year!

 

If you arrive during the Pledge, please stop and stand until we have finished saying the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 

Pistor is a uniform school.  Beginning tomorrow, students who are not in uniform will be “Zapped.”  You will have to call home to let your parent know you are not in uniform.  You will also be assigned lunch detention.  Students may wear red, collared shirts but it must be a true red, not maroon.  Also, we do not allow red or blue shoes.

 

Please get to class on time.  Students with 3 tardies will be assigned lunch detention.  If you are tardy after that, you will be assigned after school detention.

Please stay out of the building when you arrive in the morning.

 

During lunch, students may be in the cafeteria, on the front patio, on the basketball courts, and on the half of the field near the portables.  Students are not allowed in the hallways during lunch.

 

During lunch, please keep all food and drinks in the cafeteria.

 

We will allow two-hand touch football this year.  If you begin to tackle, we will ban football from Pistor.

 

Please remind your ride that students cannot be dropped off or picked up in the parking lot.  The earliest you can be at Pistor is 8:00AM. 

 

Pistor T shirts are on sale.  Stop by the office for an order form.

 

Athletic packets are available in the office for Boys Basketball and Girls Volleyball.  Practice starts on Tuesday.

 

Important packets are being handed out in 1st period today.  Students who bring the packet filled out on Monday will earn a free dress pass.  Free dress is only offered for students who bring it back on Monday.

 

At Pistor Middle School, we treat each other with respect, take responsibility for our learning, and strive for a safe and positive school for all!

 



August 3, 2017

Good Morning Panthers!  Welcome to another school year!

 

  • Every morning we will have announcements beginning with the Pledge of Allegiance.  If you arrive during the Pledge, please stop and stand until we have finished saying the Pledge of Allegiance. 
  • Pistor is a uniform school.  Beginning tomorrow, students who are not in uniform will be “Zapped.”  You will have to call home to let your parent know you are not in uniform.  You will also be assigned lunch detention.
  • Please get to class on time.  Students with 3 tardies will be assigned lunch detention.  If you are tardy after that, you will be assigned after school detention.
  • Please stay out of the building when you arrive in the morning.
  • During lunch, students may be in the cafeteria, on the front patio, on the basketball courts, and on the half of the field near the portables.  Students are not allowed in the hallways during lunch.
  • During lunch, please keep all food and drinks in the cafeteria.
  • We will allow two-hand touch football this year.  If you begin to tackle, we will ban football from Pistor.
  • Please remind your ride that students cannot be dropped off or picked up in the parking lot.  The earliest you can be at Pistor is 8:00AM. 
  • Pistor T shirts are on sale.  Stop by the office for an order form.

 

At Pistor Middle School, we treat each other with respect, take responsibility for our learning, and strive for a safe and positive school for all!

 

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