1 August, 2020

More sad news in a year full of sadness.

Molly Tiss, Office Manager/Registrar at PASS, died yesterday (31 July, 2020.) Many MOREons were concurrently registered at MORE and PASS and will remember Molly fondly.

Susan Tiss, Molly’s daughter posted on Facebook:

My Mom, Molly, died peacefully yesterday evening.

I am grateful to the nurses and staff at Peppi’s House, who helped my family through the whole process and who ensured that my mother was comfortable and able to finally rest.

Her wishes were simple and clear, there will be no services.

If you knew her personally and wish to do something in her memory, in lieu of flowers or other gifts, please consider a small donation in her name to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, where she served as a volunteer docent for over 20 years.

Thank you to everyone who reached out to me and my family over the last several days, it has been wonderful to know that we have so much support and love.

Requiescat In Pace Molly.

13 March, 2020

Spring Alumni Picnic Canceled

Exercising an abundance of caution in light of recent events, the organizing committee has decided to cancel and reschedule the 2020 Spring Alumni Picnic.

We know how much everyone looks forward to this event and apologize for any inconvenience cancellation will cause.

We are looking at October dates, and will post a new event when plans are confirmed.


16 January, 2020

Happy New Year fellow MOREons!

Good news to start the “Roaring 20’s” … a copy of the long missing 1994 Video Yearbook and Graduation Ceremony tape has been found and is available for viewing on the Project MORE alumni website. The original master copy remains missing so these digitized copies of the copy are less than quality video, but they’re better than nothing

Check them out at


BTW check back soon for an announcement of the dates for the 2020 alumni picnic!


24 December, 2019

Sad news this Christmas Eve.

Mike Shack (PM ’90) reports that fellow MOREon Andy Sauers (PM ’93) died suddenly Monday night.  No details.

Requiescat In Pace Andy.

Added 25 Dec.
Andy graced the color cover of the first issue of the newly designed Tucson Citizen Calendar section (Sept. 6, 1990.)  I had the original hanging on my office wall for decades, but alas, it was lost when I retired.  Here’s a  B&W reproduction, but the lack of color really doesn’t do him justice.

John ‘C’

1 December, 2019

Fred’s Obituary

16 November, 2019

Sad news as the year draws to a close.

Tom Anderson reports long time Alt. Ed. teacher and all around good guy Fred McConnell (Cherry Field, Senior High Accommodation & PACE) lost his fight with cancer and died this morning. No details available at this time.

Requiescat In Pace Fred.


From John Kundrat

Fred’s haiku

Fun Fred McConnell
“ don’t give a shit “
But he did …


3 November, 2019

Newly Added: History

To say times have changed would be an understatement.  Institutional memory is being lost and there are no administrators, teachers or staff employed in TUSD who witnessed MORE’s founding and evolution.  Those currently associated with the school may find the documents in this section quite baffling, as little (if anything) remains of the original Project M.O.R.E. save for the name.

We’re asking any old-timers who experienced the evolution of M.O.R.E. and wish to share their stories, to contact us via the link in the left column. Those stories will be compiled and included in the History section for preservation.

30 October, 2019

Blast from the past … Project M.O.R.E. Staff, circa 1989

L to R
Standing: John K, Kathy, Joe, Pat, Pam, Ed, Bob, Maenelle, Vicki, Annie, Franz, John C, Tom, Jesus
Kneeling: Del, Jim, Mary, Olga

21 October, 2019

Newly Added ….

To say times have changed would be an understatement.  There are no administrators, teachers or staff employed in TUSD with any institutional memory of the founding and early years of Project M.O.R.E.  Those currently associated with the school may find the documents in this section quite baffling, as little (if anything) remains of the original Project M.O.R.E., save for the name.  To keep the memory alive, a new History page has been added to the drop-down menus.  Check out some of the original Project M.O.R.E. documents.


20 October, 2019

Special thanks to Tom Anderson for digging deep into his archives and pulling out some memorable memorabilia.

Park Avenue Journal – May 1995
Park Avenue Journal – October 1995
Park Avenue Journal – Dec. 1995

These and more can be found under the Publications tab.


19 October, 2019

Newly Added …

TYP Vol. 8 No. 1 2010-11
TYP Vol. 7 No. 1 2009-10


22 September, 2019

A whole lot of updating is going on …

Latest additions:

2011 Yearbook
2011 Senior Class Picture
TYP Magazines (2)
2008 Senior Class Picture (Extracted from TYP Magazine)

Latest updates:

Re-scanned for clarity and easier downloading

1981-2 Yearbook
1984 Yearbook
1999 Yearbook
2001 Yearbook

Absent Friends was updated

Photo Albums updated for easier viewing and downloading

Menus adjusted for easier selection

Park Avenue Journals (Publications menu) have been reformatted for easier viewing and downloading.



28 April, 2019

Pretty good turnout for the 2019 Alumni Picnic! The “old-timers” were well represented, going waaaaaaay back to 1976! (Not to mention the well seasoned faculty.) We missed a few people in the pics; John Kundrat, Deryl Shipp, Mike Esser and perhaps others. Oh well, we’ll catch them next time.

Speaking of next time, in order to avoid the heat, we will definitely move the date of the 2020 picnic to earlier or later in the year.

Special thanks to cabrona pero cariñoza (AKA Liberti Moreno) and Tom Anderson for their help in organizing, securing permits and, of course, the beer 🙂

See you next year!

John “C”

Click the group shot below to open a 2019 Alumni Picnic slideshow.