School Photos - 8th Grade Promotion
The Unicorns had a great send-off with family and friends from the Fox Theatre on May 23. Several people got a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Raul Grijalva's office, including a surprise one for Principal Taranika Sanders. Rep. Juan Ciscomani delivered a video address and talked about being a graduate of both Utterback and Rincon High School.
An Utterback student shakes hands as he receives his 8th grade diploma
Utterback Principal Taranika Sanders smiles as she receives her award
8th grade students clap in the audience
A student reaches out his hand to shake as he receives his 8th grade diploma
Three 8th grade girls laugh in the audience during the ceremony
School Photos - AVID Demonstration School
Utterback Middle School has been named an AVID Demonstration School! Hosting the AVID team for a tour to share the exciting news highlights the hard work and passion that Utterback has invested in creating a supportive and college-bound environment. With only three AVID Demonstration schools in the entire state of Arizona, Utterback's accomplishment speaks volumes about the school's commitment to empowering students and preparing them for success in both college and future careers through the transformative AVID program.
Utterback's principal leads the AVID team on a school tour
Students write on the whiteboard
Utterback teachers gather around a light up AVID sign and a banner reading AVID National Demonstration School
Two teachers smile in a blue frame with balloons saying AVID DEMO next to them
An Utterback staff member in a shirt that says They Never Saw Us Coming sits facing the principal
School Photos - eSports Lab Ribbon-Cutting
Utterback Middle School held an exciting ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new eSports lab! eSports in schools are beneficial as they offer a unique platform that engages students, promotes teamwork, enhances strategic thinking, and provides opportunities for skill development in technology, digital citizenship, and various STEM-related fields. Thank you to all the sponsors who helped make this possible!
The new eSports lab at Utterback
Staff smile as they cut the ribbon for the new eSports lab.
Superintendent Dr. Trujillo smiles at one of the new eSports computers
Staff members smile while looking at one of the new computers
The Utterback principal and staff pose pretending to cut the ribbon on the new eSports lab.
School Photos - First Full Week of School
Students play soccer despite our Tucson heat.
Back to school means back to friends.
A teacher works with students in class.
Students study in class.
At his desk a student sits ready to learn.
Reuniting with a friendly hug.