Bulldog Byte Fall 2016
Welcome to the fall edition of the Bulldog Byte. Our goal is to provide our parents/guardians and community information on the wonderful accomplishments of our students as well as information about our programs and staff. We publish the Bulldog Byte quarterly and offer one summer edition. You may access past newsletters on our website. On behalf of the faculty and staff at Superstition I would like to thank you for supporting us in making Superstition High School a caring and supportive place that inspires success for all students.
Photography Students Win at State Fair!
Superstition High School is excited to be offering art and photography classes this year. Students in photography submitted photographs they had taken at the State Fair. Congratulations to these students who won either a Blue (1st place), Red (2nd place), or White (3rd place) award for photography according to their grade and category at the Arizona State Fair Student Art Show Enrique Davis won a blue award in General Photography. Isela Galvan won a blue award in General Photography. Sam Thammavong won two blue awards, one red award, and one white award in Cell Phone Photography. We could not be more proud of these students showing off the amazing things going on at Superstition High School! Congratulations!
Photography students have been taking pictures of each other, landscapes, animals and more. In order to get some of these pictures they went on a field trip to the Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium. Art students are also creating a mural in the cafeteria.
Spotlight: New Staff
Lisa Goolsby was born and raised in Arizona. She left after high school to serve in the Army. She recently moved back to Arizona from Georgia where she taught English and Reading and coached track for the last 11 years. Ms. Goolsby has a Masters degree in Instructional Technology and a Specialist in Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction and is excited for the opportunity to teach our students here at Superstition.
Harold Smith grew up in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from Dayton’s Roosevelt High School and went on to college at Wittenberg University. Mr. Smith taught in Ohio for 28 years as Head of the Art Department, where he and his wife, Anita, raised their two daughters and one son, before moving to Arizona in 2005. He is proud to begin his 42nd year of teaching at Superstition High School as art and photography teacher.
Fall Awards Ceremony
Congratulations to all of our Fall Award recipients. Whether you were celebrated because of your academic excellence, character, or perseverance we are proud to call you and all of our students Bulldogs! All spring award winners were celebrated at the assembly.
Academic Award Winners:
Gradpoint Award: Jesus Medina
Citizenship Award: Josh Davis
FLEX Award: Ashley Nanez
Service Learning: Holly Gibbs
Best Attendance Award: Sherri White
Graduates: Holly Gibbs, Jesus Medina, Hayden Pena
Student Council has been working hard to inspire spirit and fun at Superstition High School. They asked Power 98.3 to play at lunch on October 6. Students danced, participated in a basketball shootout and had a wonderful time.
The week of October 3-7 student council organized spirit week. Monday was nerd/jock day. Tuesday was twin day. Wednesday was PJ day. Thursday was orange and black for Halloween. Friday was red to support the troops.
Student Council students also helped Superstition High School remember 9/11 by coloring and displaying thousands of flags in honor of those who died to show remembrance of the tragedy
The Superstition STORM Club will be continuing our work with Adopt a Highway this month. Students are hard at work cleaning up our streets and making our community a better place to live in.
On Thursday, October 20, we also headed to the Maricopa County Animal Shelter to help out with the animals. Students are excited about working and caring for abandoned animals.
We will also be participating in the ALS walk and going to the State Fair to learn all about gardening.