Category Archives: Alumni Resources

Attention Former Graduates (and their parents)

Notice:   INACTIVE Special Education Records

The Vail School District Special Education Office is in the process of destroying SPECIAL EDUCATION records for students that graduated from high school five years ago. We are required to notify parents or students, if they are 18 years or older, to give them an opportunity to review the records before they are destroyed. If you believe that you or your child might have Special Education records and would like to review them, please contact Cindy Cahill at 879-2051 or email at . Records are due to be destroyed on March 1, 2017.

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.

Career Pathways & Employment Fair for Youth Ages 16-24

Hey Pantano Students!

Need a job? Want a career? The Career Pathways & Employment Fair,  (for youth ages 16 – 24) offers opportunities to apply for internships, employment and job shadowing, and will provide you with information about the careers you’re interested in.

The event is May 4, 2016, 3:00pm at the Tucson International Airport.

REGISTER EARLY:  Find out more information and register online at

Career Pathways and Employment Fair

Scholarships to Apply for Soon!

As promised, when we find scholarships, we’ll pass the information along. We want you (our students and the families of our students) to be thinking about life after high school. We also want to help you be successful in reaching your higher education goals by helping you find and apply for scholarships!

Below are five scholarships that have deadlines approaching. If you need help applying, ask a Pantano Staff Member!

1. Kaibab Industries, Inc Scholarship Fund-

Student Eligibility: Future ASU students only! Are you planning to attend ASU? Kaibab Industries Inc. is offering a scholarship opportunity that is only open to future college freshmen who have already been admitted to ASU.

To apply:  If that describes you, you can view the link to the Kaibab Scholarship online starting in November.

2.  Horatio Alger Scholarship – $5,000 – 50 Awards (Deadline: October 25, 2015)

Student Eligibility: Open to students who are enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2014 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation. Additional criteria can be found on their eligibility page.

To apply: Go to their application page and follow instructions.

3. Good360 Sustainability Scholarship – $1,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: November 30, 2015)

Student Eligibility: “We want to hear how sustainability has touched your life. If you’re a high school senior applying to college, or you’re currently a college student, and you have an interest in sustainability and the environment, then we’d love to hear your thoughts on what sustainability means to you. Thus, we’re sponsoring a college scholarship with an award of $1,000 to go towards tuition.”

To apply: Applications can be found by going to their application page.

4. Flosum Scholarship – $750 – 1 Award (Deadline: December 15, 2015)

Student Eligibility: You are eligible if (A) you are enrolled in an accredited 4-year university or college located in United States; or (B) you are a graduating high school seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or above.

To apply: Applications can be found by going to their scholarship page. 

5. Points Raffle Scholarship – $10,000 – 10 Awards (Deadline: November 3, 2015)

Student Eligibility: You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US, and be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

To apply: This is given away as a raffle drawing. You can enter the raffle at this link.

Looking for Scholarships? Let us help!

Greetings Pantano Family,

We hope you all had a wonderful and safe summer vacation!  For those of you who have left the nest forever and have eyes set on college, we’re still here to help.

We are often approached by businesses, organizations, and schools that want to spread awareness of scholarship opportunities. If you check the “After Graduation” tab on our website, you’ll find many links to help you in your search for college funding.

For example, the scholarship shown below is still open, but not for much longer. Click the image to be taken to the application process.

Arizona State Credit Union Scholarship