25 October, 2015

Group Shot

We think everyone would agree, the 2015 Autumn Alumni Picnic was a success! It was great to visit with old friends and make some new ones too. Special thanks Liberti Moreno for making the arrangements and Thomas Anderson for providing the beer!

People liked the picnic so much that instead of waiting a year, we’re going to have another in April so keep watching this page for details.

Until we meet again, here’s an page full of picnic pictures to tide you over ’till the next picnic.  http://projectmorealumni.com/2015-autumn-alumni-picnic-at-la-madera-park/


3 October, 2015

This year just continues to produce bad news.
Ginger Stevenson-Arzani reports that nurse Laurel Kruger died yesterday.  No details at the moment.
Requiescat In Pace Laurel


11 September, 2015

It’s not always easy to ask for help, even when it’s to save one’s own life.  Fellow MOREon Scott Sederholm (‘89) could use our help.  Please check out his gofundme page http://www.gofundme.com/rv3trzv8


1 September, 2015


Hey fellow MOREons!

It’s September and Autumn (Autumn in Tucson?) is just around the corner so it’s time to announce the 2015 Autumn Alumni Picnic!

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

Sunday, October 25
La Madera Park
2700 E La Madera Dr
11:30 – 4:00 or thereabouts

We’ve always held our Alumni Picnics on Saturdays which excluded fellow MOREons with work or family commitments so this time we’re doing it on a Sunday and hope we can see some new (old) faces.

Map to La Madera Park

La Madera is a neighborhood park. You may have seen news stories last year about the community coming together to renovate and make upgrades.  Check out La Madera Park

The park has only one ramada (so it will be easy to find us), lots of shade, a brand new playground (so bring the kids), basketball and even horseshoes. (Did you hear that Franz?)

Put your hands together and give Liberti Moreno rousing applause for finding this park and getting the necessary permits (including s beer permit of course!)

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, or projectmorealumni.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.)

Disclaimer: On Faecbook the “Hosts” include Project MORE but that’s the Project MORE Alumni, not the school!

It’s been a kind of rough year having lost so many friends so why not take this opportunity to visit with current friends, reconnect with old friends and make some new friends!

See you October 25!

*Formally called the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. First Annual Alumni Picnic but we lost count :-(

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





22 August, 2015

Our condolences go out to Doris Williams who lost her husband Clyde yesterday. We love you Doris!

Reported by J L Ginger Stevenson-Arzani

8 August, 2015

OK, this hasn’t been a good year.  More sad news … today we learned that Joey Flores (’94) has died.  No details available.  Requiescat In Pace Joey

Joey Flores Facebook page



9 July, 2015
More sad news.  Kate Gallion reports that Tom Gillespie, long time Science teacher at TAPP has died.  While Tom never taught at MORE, many of our students attended TAPP and remember Tom fondly.  http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/29514726/tusd-man-who-died-on-hike-with-grandson-was-tucson-teacher links to the KOLD coverage.  Requiescat In Pace Tom.

6 June, 2015

ADS remembers Burney Starks

31 May, 2015
Shockingly sad news. Kate Gallion reports that our good friend Burney Starks died today. According to Kate “He collapsed at church this morning and despite given CPR immediately, paramedics were not able to revive him.”

Requiescat in Pace Burney


18 April, 2015 – Spring Alumni Picnic


It was a small turnout but lots of fun!
Check out the 2015 Spring Alumni Picnic page for more pictures.

Several alumni have express regret at not being able to attend a Saturday picnic as they have to work so we’re considering having the Fall Picnic on a Sunday.  Check out the Project MORE Facebook page to weigh in on our poll (coming soon.)


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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