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Interscholastics, Clubs, and Organizations

Interscholastic Sports

Safford K-8 proudly competes in the following interscholastic sports events:
  • Elementary School softball
  • Middle School basketball (boys and girls)
  • Middle School volleyball (boys and girls)
  • Middle School soccer (boys and girls)
  • Middle School track and field (boys and girls)


Club: MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement)
Fee: $10.00
Meeting Time: Thursdays 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm
Advisor: Mr. Lewis
MESA is a national program that promotes math, science and engineering to middle and high school students. The club is connected with the University of Arizona and encourages students to think about a college education. The members work in teams to design, build and test projects that are then entered into a statewide competition called “MESA DAY”. There are currently 31 middle school teams around the state. In 2014 Safford came in 7th at MESA day and are the current solar car champions.
 Students making cars  Students sitting on stairs
 Students showing off medals  Girls posing with medals

Mexican American Student Services

In-class student support to PYP students offered in Room 213.

Teacher: Diana C. Soto

Cost: free

After school tutoring: Tuesday 3:50 to 4:30pm - Wednesdays 2:50-3:30pm

Saturday Math help offered at:

Pueblo High School, 3500 S. 12th Ave (Library) and

Valencia Middle School 4400 W. Irvington Rd. (Library)

PSPE (Personal Social Physical Education) Enrichment Program

The Personal Social Physical Education Enrichment Program meets after school on Fridays from 4:00-5:15 and is available to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Students have the opportunity to participate with any of equipment, such as tricycles, scooters, bicycles, flag football, creative play with foam discs, mats, etc. We also participate in community activities, which is part of the IB curriculum. Some events include Meet Me at Maynard’s, Sabino Canyon Kid’s Classic, The Great Pumpkin Race, Get Moving Tucson, El Tour de Tucson, Tucson Family Fitness Fest, University of Arizona Women’s Basketball and Library field trip, Cyclovia Tucson, Diabetes Walk, and MS Walk.

Meets Friday after school and on some weekends

Coordinator: Nancy Billeci

Grades 3-5

Cost: $3.00

TucsonĀ­ Korea Ambassador Program (TKAP)

Eighth-grade students apply to become ambassadors in the Korean exchange program at Safford. These students participate in six after school Korean culture classes where they learn about the traditions and values of South Korea in addition to some basic expressions in the Korean language. In January Safford ambassadors host the Korean students during their visit.

The after school classes are from 4:00 until 5:30pm.

Program coordinators:
Selena Heald, Language and Literature MYP 2 and 3
Ilse Billings, Coordinator

Participation in this program is free.



Yearbook Club

Students will be given an introduction to basic photojournalism as they create Safford’s Yearbook. Students will be exposed to and gain basic knowledge about: camera functions, shooting photos, utilizing proofreader marks, creating layouts, computer software, making business decisions, fundraising, and teamwork.

We meet officially on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:50-4:45. However, students are encouraged to attend extra-curricular activities outside the school hours to take photos for the yearbook.

There is no cost to participate in this program.

Advisor: Maria Magdalena Abalos

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