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Marana Community Rallies for MUSD!

Student raking gardenNational Day of Service was hosted in honor of the 9/11 anniversary, transforming it into a day of doing good. Marana Unified School District was honored to be a part of it, with the community stepping up to make a big difference at several schools – painting, cleaning, freshening up, organizing, and more. We have an amazing community that we are proud to be a part of! Thank you to everyone who participated, donated, and gave their time!

Stop Hunger Walk/Run, plus Packing School Food Pantries!

The Marana High School Football, Girls’ Volleyball, and Swim teams showed up in numbers to run for hunger, along with members from The Vision Church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, school, and community members. Approximately 80 Tiger football players, 40 volleyball players and 30 swim team members plus their families participated in the run and also packed two vehicles full of food donations, plus $550 in monetary donations for the Marana High School and Marana Middle School's food pantries!  

"Our team got back at 1:00 a.m. from Sierra Vista's game last night. I wasn't sure if my team would show up this morning, and I'm so happy they did. They are tired. I'm tired. But I make it a priority to have the team give back to the community," said Tiger Football coach Mr. Phillip Steward.

Assistant Swim coach Mr. Matt Pope agreed. "It's really great to have the three school teams working together with our community, for our community. I grew up in Marana, and I know the need is great. We all lift each other when we work together: the school, the community, the churches. This will help a lot of people." 

Campus Beautification at MMS, MHS, and GFE:

Volunteers from the Boy Scouts Big Horn Patrol Troop 2020, Red Cross, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, plus Marana Middle School (MMS) students and Mr. Norzagaray, cleaned up and beautified the gardens at MMS, which were in need of weeding and pruning. Additionally, 24 units of blood were donated at a Red Cross blood drive hosted at the school.

Marana High School had a strong turnout of volunteers with nearly 50 participating led by Mr. Villanueava. They painted and beautified many exterior areas and the locker rooms.

The Gladden Farms Elementary cafeteria walls got a fresh coat of paint with help from about 20 volunteers of all ages. The volunteers also spruced up the grounds by moving bricks, weeding, and cutting back overgrown vines. This team was led by GFE administrators, Mrs. Persaud and Mr. Schubel.

 “As I was driving away that afternoon, my heart was filled with joy and appreciation to our community for helping to serve in this capacity. Volunteering is an important part of the community and that played out on Saturday,” said Mrs. Persaud, Gladden Farms Elementary School Principal.

Special Thanks

Thank you to all 9/11 National Day of Service participants and supporters!

  • MUSD Students, Teachers, Coaches, Administrators, Parent Volunteers, and Families
  • Boy Scouts Big Horn Patrol Troop 2020
  • Red Cross
  • The Vision Church
  • The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints

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