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.


22 April, 2019

Just a reminder …

The 2019 Alumni Picnic is NEXT SATURDAY!  (April 27)

This year we’re back at Ft. Lowell Park (Ramada 1) and as always, will bring the usual picnic supplies. We’ll have burgers and dogs, beer for the adults, and drinks for everyone (and if we run low, we’ll send out for MORE.)

Someone we know will be celebrating a milestone birthday soon, so there WILL be cake!

If you can bring a side dish, great! If you can’t, come anyway! (Sorry, we can’t provide for special diets.)

This is a family event so bring the kids!

(Tucson Parks and Rec has a no glass bottle policy so if you bring beverages, please stick to plastic or metal containers.)

Hope to see you there!

2019 Project M.O.R.E. Alumni Picnic
Saturday, April 27
Ft. Lowell Park, Ramada 1
11:30 – 4:00


2 February, 2019

Fellow MOREons,

Once again I have sad news to share at the beginning of a new year.

Irma was contacted by Idy Linares’ granddaughter, to let her know that Idy passed away January 20, 2019 after a brief illness.

In her email to Irma, Idy’s granddaughter said:

“My Grandma took a lot of pride in being a teacher and she made sure to let most of her nurses know about her career with TUSD and the importance of proper grammar. One day we spend several hours talking and she recalled several hilarious stories from incidents that had happened in the classroom at Project More.”

Idy was our friend, our colleague, our teacher, and I’m sure she would be quite embarrassed by expressions of sentimentality, but I will say it was my pleasure to have known her and that I will miss her and think of her often.

Idy’s remains will be cremated and entombed in David, Panama. No services or obituary are planned.

Take care of yourselves, love each other, help each other, take care of each other.

John “C”