6 March, 2015

Spring is in the air (at least for those of us who don’t live in Boston) so It must be about time for our Spring Alumni Picnic!

Put a big schulenheiser* on your calendar anticipating an afternoon of camaraderie and bonhomie!

Saturday, April 18
Ft. Lowell Park, Ramada 3
11:00 – 3:00 or thereabouts

If you enter Ft. Lowell Park from Craycroft, Ramada 3 is rear the north end of the parking lot and should be easily seen but just in case Liberti Moreno offered to make neon posters to help us find our way.

BTW put your hands together and give Liberti a hug for organizing this event.

The Ramada has a grill and we’ll bring charcoal and BBQ tools. (We may even spring for a small keg.) Each time we’ve had a picnic we asked that you bring food for yourselves and a bit more to share and we’ve always had plenty to go around. (Tucson Parks and Rec has a no glass bottle policy so if you bring beverages, please stick to plastic or metal containers.)

WE NEED YOUR HELP NOTIFYING OUR FELLOW ALUMNI! If you know of any alumni (alumnus?) that doesn’t frequent Facebook, projectmorealumni.com, alternativeedalumni.com or classmates.com please extend a personal invitation and ask them to “like” the Project MORE Facebook so they get an invitation and updates!

We also need your help tracking down several items of memorabilia. If you have any of the following you would be willing to loan us please bring them to the picnic. We promise to take good care of them and will return them as soon as they are copied or scanned. Wanted items include:

Graduation Programs
Any pre-1986
1991 and 2003

Graduation Videos
Any pre-1991
1994, 1998 and 2001

Photographs and any other Memoribilia
Any you wish to share (be sure to clearly mark your name so they can be returned.)

See you April 18!

*schulenheiser: not sure if it’s a real word but it sounds better than “mark your calendar.” Besides, it’s fun to say “schulenheiser” :-)


3 January 2015

Sad news to start the New Year.  Tom Anderson reports that Clyde Tidwell has gone to that big alternative school in the sky.  While Clyde didn’t teach at MORE,  many alumni from the 70’s and 80’s remember him fondly as the heart and soul of Cherry Field (Senior High Accommodations.)  Here’s a link to  Tom’s pictures of Clyde on the TUSD Alternative ED Alumni website. http://www.alternativeedalumni.com/clyde/

Requiescat in pace.

Clyde's B-day 4Clyde Tidwell
27 October, 1920 – 2 January, 2015

10 December, 2014

Cort Russell (’98) comes through again, this time with links to YouthStorefront videos and a link to “Coming To”, performed at MORE.

Check them out at http://projectmorealumni.com/youthstorefront-project-videos/ and http://projectmorealumni.com/youthstorefront-project-videos/

Remember, If you have any memorabilia you want to share, send it along and we’ll get it posted.

8 December, 2014

Thanks to all who participated in our Alumni Picnic survey.  The survey is now closed and we’ll be posting the results shortly.

(Edited) Cort Russell (’98) sent us a few pics from the 1998 graduation and newspaper articles from 1997, 98 and 99 Tucson Citizens.  Check them out at  http://projectmorealumni.com/1998-graduation-pictures/  and http://projectmorealumni.com/tucson-citizen-articles-1997-99-from-cort-russell-98/

If anyone has any memorabilia they want to share, send it along and we’ll get it posted.

Wayne Esquivel (’92) wrote with additional info about Chris McFarland’s date of death and we’ve added it to the Absent Friends page.  Requiescat in pace. On a happier note, Wayne has three kids, still plays the guitar (as do two of his kids) and has been teaching elementary school for the last 12 years :-)

If you want to share your story, send an email and we’ll post it !

Happy Holidays!

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