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Wonder Movie Event

Wonder Movie Event

On November 30th, all 4th grade students attending NUSD schools attended a special viewing of “Wonder” at the Oasis Theater.  The new movie, released in mid-November, deals with issues of bullying, acceptance and kindness.  The idea of using the movie and book as a teaching tool was first suggested by Ms. Ana Karen López, elementary school counselor at Bracker and ... Read More »

Lens on the Border


The Consulate General of Mexico, Santa Cruz Provisional Community College District and Sierra Club Borderlands hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the exhibit “Lens on the Border” on Friday, November 17th at 3:00 p.m. at the college campus. The event was free and open to the public. The event was well attended by the public. The exhibition brought together work from ... Read More »

The Santa Cruz Parent Love Connection


The Santa Cruz Parent Love Connection was founded in 2009. The organization began as a small support group for parents with special needs children and youth. Today, the non-profit organization provides a variety of services to Santa Cruz County families with special needs children and youth. The organization offer services to all children and youth with special needs regardless of ... Read More »

People that “echo”-Maria Scholnick


For this New Year, Border Eco selected Maria Scholnick for our People that “Echo” in our community piece. Mrs. Scholnick was born in the northern part of the peninsula of Baja California Mexico. She was raised for the most part of her childhood in Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico. Her mother was a missionary and her father worked as a weather broadcaster ... Read More »

McPherson Named National Safety Educator of the Year


Richard McPherson, Rio Rico High School CTE Agriculture Science Teacher, was awarded the 2017 CareerSafe National Safety Educator of the Year award at the recent Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) CareerTech Vision Conference in Nashville, TN. The award recognizes exceptional educators who have dedicated their time to prepare students for the future, and helped students recognize and mitigate ... Read More »

Rio Rico Rotary, SCVUSD35 and Garrett’s IGA Deliver Gift Certificates to Families


In response to Rio Rico Rotary’s holiday challenge, students in SCVUSD35 schools raised $6,636 for holiday grocery gift certificates for local families, almost doubling the district’s goal of raising $1 per student. Today, Tony Vartola, Rio Rico Rotary Foundation Treasurer, and John Fanning, Calabasas Principal, delivered this check to Ray Garrett, from Garrett’s IGA, who turned this donation into 132 ... Read More »

Lowe’s Home Improvement Partners with Rebuilding Together

RBT Lowe's 2017 Group picture

Lowe’s Home Improvement is partnering with Rebuilding Together Santa Cruz County to renovate the home of Carlos Parra, Jr. Volunteers will provide repairs to his home, focusing on health and safety improvements. Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide bring together thousands of community volunteers each year, to provide free home repairs and modifications to low-income Americans – older adults, persons with disabilities, ... Read More »

Arizona Teacher of the Year Awards Luncheon


The Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office had the honor of accompanying our 2017 Santa Cruz County Teacher of the Year Mr. Jigar Mehta to the Arizona State Teacher of the Year Awards Luncheon. The event was held on November 07, 2017 at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Mehta, a Math and MetroMatematicas teacher at Nogales High ... Read More »

Meet and Greet 2017


Three agencies collaborated for the second time this year to host a Meet and Greet Event on November 1, 2017.  Adolescent Wellness Network, the Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) and the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office joined forces to plan the event.  Attendees included school staff and personnel from all districts in the county, along with twenty-five community outreach ... Read More »

Power of One Conference 2017


October is always a busy month for the Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office as they host a variety of events on promoting domestic violence awareness. Events included peace walks, intimate ceremonies, and social gatherings. The main goal is to help reduce the number of domestic violence cases in Santa Cruz County through prevention and education. Today, community organizations in the ... Read More »

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