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San Cayetano Elementary Hosts 2017 NEHS Induction of New Members


Last night, San Cayetano Elementary inducted 12 new members into the National Elementary Honor Society and welcomed back 11 from last year. “Membership in the San Cayetano Elementary chapter of the National Honor Society has been earned by candidates through the effective demonstration of the four qualities that serve as standards for the Society,” said Miranda Valencia, San Cayetano NEHS Advisor. “The ... Read More »

Connecting the Pieces


The Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office sponsored and hosted a Meet and Greet Breakfast Event with the help of the CCRT (Coordinated Community Response Team) and the Adolescent Wellness Network. Approximately 75 participants attended, including school personnel and local agencies. The goal of the event was to allow local agencies to promote their services within the school community. The event ... Read More »

RRHS Students Achieve Top Results in Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards


Twenty students from Rio Rico High School (RRHS) received prestigious awards from Cambridge International Examinations to acknowledge their outstanding performance in the May 2016 Cambridge examination series, an exam given to students in over 40 countries around the world. Two students received the highest scores in the United States, scoring above all other US students taking the exam. Receiving the ... Read More »

Vanya Gupta Wins SCVUSD Spelling Bee

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In the 23rd round, Vanya Gupta, 7th grade student from Calabasas School, won the SCVUSD Spelling Bee by successfully spelling “crochet.”  Paul Acuna, 6th grade student from Coatimundi Middle School, came in second after being knocked out with “anchovy.”   SCVUSD held its annual district spelling bee at the district office yesterday.  Winners and runners-up from each of the district’s ... Read More »

“Empowering through Education”


The Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office has an important function within our county. Their main role within our county is to serve as a fiscal agent to all school districts in Santa Cruz County, as well as a liaison to the Arizona Department of Education. Their main responsibility includes budget assistance, auditing and approving payments of payroll and expense ... Read More »

U of A Doctoral Candidates Visit Lincoln Elementary


On January 10th Lincoln Elementary welcomed a group of doctoral candidates from the University of Arizona at their school. The group consisted of twelve doctoral candidates and three professors that were greeted at the school entrance by the school STUCO Officers, along with their guides (Ms. Mayra Garcia and Mr. Carlson). Mr. Velásquez, School Superintendent, Mr. Young, Chief Deputy, and ... Read More »

Little Red School Celebrating 95 Years


On Friday, December 30th at 12:00 p.m. Little Red School hosted a lunch Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to inaugurate their new K-5 Playground and celebrate 95 years. The Little Red School playground was made possible through a grant that Kathy Romero, School Principal applied for early in the fall that paid for 50% of the equipment. It was approved by three ... Read More »

People that “Echo”-Chris Young


There is a new rising star in our community Chris Young. He is currently working at the Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office as a chief deputy. Mr. Young started working for the Santa on October 31, 2016.  “The Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office led by Mr. Alfredo I. Velásquez, plays an important role in the success of education within our ... Read More »

Ambos Nogales Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Opens A Satellite Office


On Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. on 337 W. Mariposa rd. Nogales, Arizona the Ambos Nogales Hispanic Chamber of Commerce officially opened its doors to the public. The event was well attended by government officials from ambos Nogales. The Governor of Arizona, Honorary Doug Ducey honored them with his presence for the ribbon cutting along with Lea Márquez ... Read More »

2nd Annual Nogales Toy Run


On Saturday, December 17th, 2016 Circles of Peace, ADDYCT, and Maxima 99, and Arizona Lifeline hosted a toy run at the Teyechea Park at City Hall from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The event was a fun-filled event for the whole family. Children and their parents had an opportunity to meet Santa Claus, listen to Christmas music, enjoy free hot dogs, hot ... Read More »

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