Now is the time to make an Arizona tax credit donation!

As we reach the end of 2013, remember to include Kino in your holiday giving. The Arizona tax credit scholarship program allows you to make a donation of up to $517 ($1034 for married couples) to provide needed scholarships for Kino students, while the amount you donate is credited towards your Arizona income tax liability. In other words, the net cost to you is zero!

We are lucky to live in a state with such generous programs for independent schools, so please, if you haven’t already, make a donation and help us make a progressive education accessible to all children in the Tucson area.

Learn more here or donate the following ways:

Donate by check: Make your check out to Institute for Better Education and mail or bring it to Kino School, 6625 N 1st Ave, Tucson, AZ 85718.

Donate online: Go to the Institute for Better Education. Enter your information and the amount you would like to donate, and be sure to specify “Kino Learning Center” under the “School Fund” option.

Happy Halloween!

Today we ate worms in the haunted restaurant, gambled for candy in the Kino Casino, ate jello dispensed from a unicorn, and bowled with skulls. Hope you had as spooky and fun a Halloween as we did!

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Thanks to all who came to the Hoedown! It was a joyful gathering, full of chili, cornbread, country music, tossing pies at willing students and teachers, and a campfire.

And, of course, it would not be complete without burning a scarecrow.

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In Memoriam: Manuel Preston, Class of 1990

From: William Bevill, Friday, July 26, 2013.

On July 16, 2013 the Kino Community lost one of its own.

Manuel Luke Preston (class of 1990) stayed on at Kino through 1991 as a teaching assistant in humanities before heading to the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was at …

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2013 – 2014 Calendar Posted


See the calendar here.

Here is a quick peek at the dates and events already set for the coming school year as well as some important dates to remember:

Aug 21: Jr. High Orientation

Aug 22: High School Orientation

Keep your eyes peeled and your mailboxes open. Sometime between the 12th and the 23rd …

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