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
On Friday, December 15, 2017, fifty-four 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Pio Pico girls were among more than 10,000 others for a very unique experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center. These happy, enthusiastic girls were invited guests to learn about empowering girls to do great things by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, current U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, former First Lady Michelle Obama, and several leaders in business.
Leading them on this exciting trip were Principal Dr. Miranda Ra'oof, Ms. Myles, Ms. Peraza, Ms. Lainey, and Mr. Walls. One student, Juanita Garcia, was even interviewed and did a fantastic job speaking on Fox 11 News! Not only were our students among the best dressed to fit the occasion, everyone cooperated to make this a trip one each will long remember.
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.