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Mexican American Student Services

Mexican American Student Services | 3645 E. Pima St., Tucson, AZ 85716 (Catalina HS: AERO Bldg-Upper Level) | (520) 232-8566 | Email Us

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¡Adelante! - September 30


Event Flier (in PDF) |  Register Online

When: Saturday, September 30, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: University of Arizona, César E. Chávez Building, 1110 James E. Rogers Way

  • College and Career readiness for K-12 Latino families
  • Learn how Tucson Unified School District can help you and your children succeed at school, and prepare for college.
  • Obtain valuable information to improve your family and daily life.
  • Childcare and translation services available.

Se acerca la conferencia anual para padres y estudiantes "Adelante", aproveche la oportunidad de poder ayudar a su hijo a llegar a la Universidad!! Lo esperamos el sábado 30 de septiembre desde las 8:30am a la 1:00pm. Habrá desayuno para toda la familia, guardería para sus hijos y servicios de traducción. Para inscribirse y obtener más información llame a la oficina de Servicios a Estudiantes México Americanos al 225-3880.

Mexican American Heritage Month - September 15th - October 15th

Mexican American Heritage Month - September 15th - October 15th

Mexican American Student Services will be presenting an array of educational and enriching activities at Catalina High School during Mexican American Heritage Month. For more information, see the Heritage Month Flier (in PDF).

September 15, Friday - Opening Ceremony (Football Field)

Guest Presenter: Miguel Flores
Member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and Tohono O'odham Nation. Provides Spiritual Leadership and Traditional medicine for the Tohono O'odham and Yaqui. His goal is to provide Native and Latino men, women and youth in developing healthy and holistic lifestyles by achieving harmony and balance.

September 19, Tuesday - History of Mexican Independence Day (Auditorium)

Conference period 10:12am-10:52am
Guest Presenter: Alexandro Escamilla
Tucson Unified School District teacher from Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Instruction

September 20, Wednesday - Mestiza Rhetoric (Classroom)

Guest Presenter: Cristina D. Ramirez
Assistant professor in the Rhetoric Department of English at the University of Arizona. An author of the article "Forging a Mestiza Rhetoric: Mexican Women Journalists' Role in the Construction of National Identity."  Her book Occupying Our Space: The Mestiza Rhetorics of Mexican Women Journalist and Activists presents critical issues in identity.

September 27, Wednesday - Ballet Folklorico (Auditorium)

Director Bruno Loya
Ballet Folklorico Los Tucsonenses
Tucson High Magnet School Ballet Folklorico

October 3, Tuesday - Abecedario del Sur (Classroom)

Conference period 10:12am-10:52am
Guest Presenter: Alex Jimenez
Former scientist Alex Jimenez approaches art from a different perspective with an emphasis on the process and steps to arrive at a final image. This presentation will highlight artwork based in South Tucson.

October 17, Tuesday - Actor of "Digna"(Classroom)

Conference period 10:12am-10:52am
Guest speaker: Alba Jaramillo
Alba is an actor and an activist for Women's Rights who grew up in Tucson. She studied immigration law at the University of Arizona. She stars in a one-woman play, "Digna,"written by Patricia Davis and presented by Teatro Dignidad. This play explores the experiences of Digna Ochoa, an internationally recognized Mexican indigenous civil rights attorney.

October 19, Thursday - Mariachi Performance (Auditorium)

Conference period 10:12am-10:52am
Director John Contreras
Mariachi Aztlan de Pueblo High School
Our Staff

Photo of Staff

From left to right:
Bianca Solis, Angelica Muñoz, Dominique Calza, María Federico Brummer, JC De La Torre, Anne Felix, Anita Cuellar.

Our Services
  • About Us
    image of graduate students in caps and gownsMexican American Student Services is a service oriented department serving Tucson Unified School District Latino students and monitoring student progress for success.

    The MASSD will assist with the improvement of academic achievement of Latino students and promote cultural sensitivity through our schools and community. We provide individualized and specialized learning support, cultural awareness, and community tutoring and mentoring. Our department works with schools, exceptional education and other district departments to meet student needs. Even though the department's primary focus are Latino students, we serve all students.

    Student Success Specialists placed in schools provide direct services during in-class instruction, before and after school tutoring.

    The Mexican American Student Services Department staff is composed of 6 Student Success Specialists, one Administrative Assistant and one Director. The Department is housed inside AERO Bldg- Upper Level at Catalina High School; the physical address is 3645 E. Pima St.

  • Department Goals 2017-2018
    • Work to eliminate the opportunity gap for Mexican American/Latino students.
    • Offer K-12 mathematics and reading tutoring services.
    • Provide in-class support for students in 23 Tucson Unified school sites.
    • Establish mentoring and advocacy programs to increase Latino students’ attendance, academic performance and graduation rates.
    • Engage with community organizations and college partnerships to offer mentoring, tutoring and community services to TUSD families.
    • Increase Mexican American/Latino students’ academic achievement for college preparation.
    • Implement mentoring and tutoring programs to meet students’ academic and social goals.
    • Collaborate with community organizations and colleges to increase educational opportunities.

We are committed to integration, diversity, and racial equity.