Pio Pico students experienced a private screening for the film "The Hate You give" based on the best selling novel by Angie Thomas. Starr Carter is the main character in the novel who is constantly switching between two worlds -- the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what's right.
Quote: “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” - L.M. Montgomery
Greetings Pio Pico Middle School Teachers, Students, Support Staff, and Community Members October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and International Walk to School Day. These very important events in October are critical to raise awareness about healthy life style choices. They are also important for fund raising for research and promoting good health and detecting disease early. Important to adults and students is good health. This month make an appointment with your physician to get a check up if you have not done so this year. Taking care of your self is an act of being at peace with your self. It is also an act of being safe, respectful, and responsible.
Dr. M. L. Ra’oof, Principal
Quote: “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community…Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” (Cesar E. Chavez, March 31, 1927- April 23, 1993)
Dear faculty, staff, and students,
Happy April 3, 2018. This week I want to reintroduce you to Cesar E. Chavez who was born near Yuma, Arizona, on March 31, 1927, Cesar E. Chavez employed nonviolent means to bring attention to the plight of farmworkers, and formed both the National Farm Workers Association, which later became United Farm Workers. As a labor leader, Chavez led marches, called for boycotts and went on several hunger strikes. Cesar Chavez died on April 23, 1993, in San Luis, Arizona. Cesar E. Chavez is an American hero. His legacy lives on!
Remember Cesar E. Chavez’s example of selflessness and always be Safe, Respectful, and Responsible (SWPBS Motto).
Dr. Miranda Ra’oof, Principal
Welcome to Pio Pico Middle School. As principal, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our school. We are proud of our students, teachers, and educational programs. We have a very supportive school community, an outstanding staff, and great students. Our teachers and staff, along with students and parents, have the goal of providing what is best for our students. I am proud to be part of such a positive learning environment.