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 April 19, 2013
News from the Counseling
News from the Counseling Department

Week of April 22, 2013


Honors Assembly Forms

In the senior packet that was mailed home last week, there were a few forms that needed to be filled out and sent back to CDO. One of those forms was a form that asked your senior to list all colleges that he/she was accepted to, and all scholarships and/or awards that he/she received. This form is very important! We use it to determine who will be recognized at the Honors Assembly, to properly recognize students for their college acceptances, and to complete several year-end reports. This is the only format that we have for collecting this data. Please help ensure that your senior completes this form and returns it to Mrs. Castro in the Administration office by this Friday, April 26. We appreciate your support!


Summer School at CDO

Summer school registration is now open! Summer school will be held at CDO this summer and registration is handled on the CEP website at (hover over "Community Ed" at the top of the page and you will get a drop down menu that includes "high school summer school"). Information regarding dates, fees, and courses offered can also be found on the website. Please remember that if your student fails a course that is required for graduation, they must make up that course in order to ultimately earn their diploma. Summer school is a great way to make up that credit!


Online Summer School

The Amphitheater School District will be offering online summer school again this year. There is no fee for online summer school, but we urge you to consider carefully before signing your student up for an online class. Online classes require a great deal of self-motivation and a certain level of maturity in order for a student to find success in the class. If your student is interested in taking a class online this summer, please have him/her see their counselor to get a referral.


Pima Community College Orientation

Pima Community College will be hosting a High School to PCC Orientation on Friday, April 26 from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Northwest campus. Seniors who are planning on attending Pima Community College after graduation should attend this event. All new Pima students are required to attend an orientation prior to registering for classes, and this orientation is tailored to meet with needs of incoming high school students. Students should fill out an application to PCC (this can be done online at and complete their assessment tests prior to attending the orientation. If your student is planning on attending this orientation, please have him/her sign up in the counseling office so that we can provide PCC with a head count. Transportation will not be provided. 

Congratulations to our Students

Congratulations to the CDO Film Club on their second awesome film fest!  This club works very hard to bring a new outlet for creativity to our campus.

 The most recent fest results:

Best Picture Award: El Zorro Astuto by: Madeline Dunlap, Samantha Nettling, and Erin Ferber

Best Cinematography Award: You Will Die Today by: Evan Cramb, Josh Case, and Robbie DeBoucher

Best Acting Award: Amour Confondu by: Citlali Aguilar-Ca´┐Żamar and Payton Wells

Best Screenplay Award: You Will Die Today by: Evan Cramb, Josh Case, and Robbie DeBoucher

Best Audio Award: El Zorro Astuto by: Madeline Dunlap, Samantha Nettling, and Erin Ferber

Congratulations to all the film makers for their excellent entries!

Thanks to all the teachers and students who participated in making the films.




This spring has been incredibly busy with our Career and Technical Education students competing in state competitions. CDO students did exceptionally well and earned the following awards:


Marketing State Competitions:


Anthony Cordova earned a $1,000 DECA Scholarship for 3rd place in Business Operations Marketing Research


Trevor Dickerson, the current State DECA officer, is running for a National DECA office and earned 4th place in Automotive Services


Valerie Linquist 3rd place in Sports and Entertainment Business Operations Marketing Research


Celeste Perkins-2nd oplace in Hospitality Marketing Research

Bryana Blackmon 2nd place in Hospitality Marketing Research


Architecture and Construction State Competitions


Austin Sanchez placed first in masonry competition

Jon Burros placed first in cabinet making competition


Both of these students will be going to Kansas City in June for National competition


Steve Anders and Chris Parrish placed 3rd in two person carpentry competition

Lauren Bowyer placed 3rd in Architectural Drafting


Dustin Traylor place 4th in the Technical Drawing competition

Chandler Babler, Savannah, Salazar, Eric Pisciotta and Taylor McCann placed 4th in the team construction competition


Early Childhood Education in FCCLA state competition


Early childhood Event

Mary Carswell 1st place-National Contender

Alyssa Sisson 2nd Place national Contender

Amanda Tveten Gold medal

Alicia Beaunier Silver Medal


Teach and Train Event:

Rachel MC Cracken 1st place: National contender


Chapter Service Project-Display Event:

Kylie Brandt, Ellen Rubly, and Natasha Kunzler silver medal


These students will be competing in Nationals in July in Nashville, Tennessee


Rachel McCracken and Mary Carswell earned $2500 scholarship to Grand Canyon University


Culinary Arts

 C-CAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Programs) awarded Nicole Carpenter a $50,000 scholarship to the Art Institute of Tucson.

Bryn Timmis was awarded as one of the Top 10 Junior in Arizona.

CDO Landscaping Project Needs Tax Deductible Donations

 CDO Landscaping Project Needs Tax Deductible Donations


     Canyon del Oro High School is a beautiful place for students to learn. However, the entrance to the school is in need of some attention. This semester, Patti Schmalzel, Administrative Intern for Principal Marcia Volpe, will be leading a group of alumni, students, and volunteers in beautifying the circular drive in front of the school.


The lay-out of the design for the project is being completed by Jim Luckow's Advance Construction Technologies students: Isaiah Unruh, Meredith Alarcio-Caldon, Lauren Bowyer, Matti Clayton, and Keith Cook.


Students from the National Honor Society and Ceramics classes are also involved. The project includes laying new ground covering and installing boulders. Native plants will be artistically arranged, along with new drought tolerate trees. 


We hope to begin installing the rock and vegetation on Saturday May 4th. So far, the CDO 70's Alumni group and Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society have donated monetary and materials help.


However, we need additional financial help to purchase the remaining needed supplies and materials. If you are interesting in making a tax deductible donation for the project, please make your check out to Canyon del Oro HS and identify CDO Landscaping in the memo line. Checks can be dropped off to Rhonda Baker in the administration office.



Updated Information for Golf Tournament


Check out these great electric guitars donated by Instrumental Music for the CDO Band Golf Tournament.  They will be part of the silent auction at lunch after golfing.

We would still love to have more golfers come out and support this band fundraiser so please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested.  Don't like to golf??  Come join us for lunch and check out all of the great auction items too!




Electric Guitar-Cort G Series G200




Electric Bass-Corsair S-Greg Bennett Design with Stand 



Project Graduation Volunteers Needed

Project Graduation


The Project Graduation party is fast approaching and is in need of many volunteers to make it happen.  You do not need to be a parent of a graduate to volunteer.  We still need help with the set up on Friday, May 17th through Tuesday, May 21st.  Many positions are available during the event itself on Tuesday evening, May 21st starting at 7PM.    Desperately seeking volunteers to work early morning shifts on Wednesday, May 22nd.  Also, will need help with clean up and putting decorations away on Wednesday as well. 

We have made it easier for you to sign up by using Volunteer Spot (an online sign up and reminder tool).  Just follow these 3 easy steps and you are done. 

1) Click on this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
2) Enter your email address. (No registration required!) Please note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone or send spam emails.  The email is provided so we can send you reminders of the upcoming event.  

3) Sign Up! 

It's that easy and you will be helping many seniors stay safe!!

Thanks for your support.

Project Graduation needs your help

We are well below our target goal of 200 prizes.  

Project Graduation is just weeks away and we are very excited to provide our CDO graduates with a memorable night.  A big part of that night involves prizes and our goal is that 50% of the students leave with a prize.  

This year we are extremely low on donations (money and prizes).  The kids have made a wish list so we thought we would include that to make your shopping easy!

Or if you'd rather, we have a fabulous prize committee that will do the shopping for you!  


Big Prize Ideas: Computers and Accessories, High end digital camera, Video Game Systems, Visa Gift Cards

Smaller Prizes: Mini Fridges, Flat screen TVs, IPods& MP3s, Microwave, DVD/Blue-ray player, Luggage Set 

Gift Cards: Target, Restaurants, Ikea, Department Stores, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, iTunes, Grocery Store, Music Stores, Amazon, Book Stores, Movie Theater and other entertainment venues.



Please parents, businesses, any donations that you can make are tax deductible. 




News from the Announcements
THE DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT is coming up on May 10. Come pick up information and paperwork in the Dome. All paperwork and money must be in by May 3. The first 16 teams will be allowed to participate, so don't waste time and come sign-up in the Dome




ATTENTION JUNIORS AND SENIORS as you all know prom is being held this Saturday, April 27, at the Tucson Museum of Art 8:00 p.m.-midnight. If you haven't already, you can purchase your tickets this week for $45.00 or $50.00 at the door. You will need your numbered ticket and CDO ID to get in Saturday night. If you're bringing a non CDO student you need to have a signed permission slip turned in by TODAY. And now for our 2013 Prom Queen/king nominees. Our king nominees are AJ Hoyos, AJ Camacho, and Ben Yankovich. Our Prom queen nominees are Jill Urbina, Stephanie Strickland, and Lisa Zimmer. Congratulations and we look forward to seeing all of you Saturday for A Night Under the Sea Prom 2013.




CDO Athletics Calendar 

please check for changes 

Max Prep-CDO 



Spring Schedules 

JV Softball 

Varsity Softball


Freshman Baseball

JV Baseball

Varsity Baseball




1st Annual "Musician's Cup" Golf Tournament


The CDO Band Boosters is hosting its

1st Annual "Musician's Cup" Golf Tournament on

Saturday, May 4th.

We are looking for lots of golfers, business sponsorships and raffle/silent auction items.


Golfer Fees are: $100 or $340 per foursome

Golf Registration Form


Sponsorship Packages start at just $120 for a hole sponsorship.

Golf Sponsor Form 


If you have any questions, please email 


We hope that you will register to golf  or consider sponsoring this great fundraiser.  



Here's what we are fundraising for, our current Top 3 instrument needs are:


Jupiter 594L Brass Sousaphone with Case- Looking to purchase up to 3- MSRP $4,195 each after educator discount
Dynasty 010-M541L Marching Mellophone- Looking to purchase 3-
$1,025 each after educator discount
Adams MCKF-43 4.3 Octave Marimba with endurance field frame-
$3,915after educator discount.



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In This Issue
News from the Counseling
Congratulations to our Students
Landscaoing Project
Updated Information-Golf Tournament
Project Grad Volunteers Needed
News from the Announcements
Band Golf Tournament

  2013 Graduation Dates

CDO - May 21, 2013

IRHS - May 22, 2013

AHS  - May 23, 2013



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