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October Roundup

Homecoming Week was a huge success! Thanks to our Student Council students who organized an amazing spirit week full of energy and fun. The bonfire/game night was well attended by students, the Friday football game and homecoming dance went off without a hitch, and fun was had by many.


There were many clubs that helped to prepare the Fall Festival and Haunted House for our students and the community. A special thanks to the Comic Club and Fashion Club students and their sponsors; this was the second annual event, and we look forward to continuing the tradition.


Congratulations to the Girls Volleyball program. The 9-10 team, JV team, and varsity team all won their final match of the season. A special thanks to seniors DesaRae Blanchette, Angela Solorio, Michelle Vasquez, Dominique Vazquez, Htoo Ko Lo Wah, and Lindsay Suarez for a great season and for their commitment and dedication to the team.

Congratulations to our October Colts with C.L.A.S.S. winners.

Freshmen- Jamerrius Anthony

Sophomore- Adryan Covarrubias

Junior- Stephen Olsen

Senior- Peter Konow


We are excited to partner with the City of Phoenix and their Adopt-A-Street Program. Cortez students and staff will participate in four community clean-ups on Dunlap Avenue from 35th to the I-17. Our first clean-up date will be Friday, November 3rd from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm. 


Are you passionate about the arts or sports? Now, you can fuel your passions AND save on taxes! AZ Tax Credit program lets you donate up to $400 to extracurricular activities at your local high school while earning a tax credit. Invest in your interest and your neighborhood school. Details at under the Tax Credit link.


Save the dates:

  • Annual District Marching Band Festival- Glendale Community College at 6:30 pm on November 6th.  This free event is open to the public.
  • Veterans Day- November 10th (No School)
  • Future Freshmen Night- Cortez Auditorium at 6:30 pm on November 16th. Please spread the word and share this information with neighbors and friends who have a child in eighth grade.