22 June, 2021
Greetings fellow MOREons!
With this brief respite from our “Shake ‘n Bake” temperatures, we begin to long for those cool days of Autumn, and what better way to spend a relaxing October day than at an Alumni Picnic.
The pandemic forced us to cancel in 2020 but things are beginning to look up, so we’re going to give it another go.
This year we’re back at Ft. Lowell Park (Ramada 1) and as always, we will bring the usual picnic supplies. We’ll have burgers and dogs and drinks (and if we run low, we’ll send out for MORE.)
If you can bring a side dish, great! If you can’t, come anyway! (Sorry, we can’t provide for special diets.)
Saturday, October 23
Ft. Lowell Park ramada #1 (near the playground)
11:00 – 3:00
This is a family event, and our ramada is near the playground, so bring the kids!
Attendees will be expected to follow whatever health guidelines are in place on the day of the picnic. Tucson Parks and Rec has a no glass bottle policy so if you bring beverages, please stick to plastic or metal containers.
Expect to see more annoying reminders as the date grows near 😉
Hope to see you there!
12 May, 2021
Tom Anderson had to dig deep into his archives to pull up this gem. Click the cover to open The Road Kill Times
11 April, 2021
More sad news in a year replete with sadness. Fellow MOREon Teresa Margarita (AKA Teresa Tindal) reports that she learned fellow MOREon Latrice Moore died in 2013. A link to a tribute movie is presented below and on the Absent Friends page.
Requiescat In Pace Latrice.
28 February, 2021
Happy to share a new music video PM alumni Eric Heithaus made with PM alumni Scott Jeffers. (Eric and Scott were in MORE’s first Rock School class.)
8 December, 2020
More sad news in a year that’s been replete with sad news.
Our friend Julian Dombrowski has passed away.
1982 – 2020
John Kundrat composed a haiku that summarizes Julian’s life in just three lines:
Always on the go
Lived life to the fullest
Requiescat In Pace Julian.
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.
1 December, 2019
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
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.
These and more can be found under the Publications tab.
19 October, 2019
Newly Added …
22 September, 2019
A whole lot of updating is going on …
Re-scanned for clarity and easier downloading
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!
Click the group shot below to open a 2019 Alumni Picnic slideshow.