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MMSAP Training in Santa Cruz County

The Arizona Masonic Foundation for Children and the Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office joined forces to bring MMSAP Training to Santa Cruz County, as part of the Healthy Student Grant. Approximately 55 participants attended the 3-day training session held on August 29, 30, and 31. Participants included teachers, administrators, school staff, and community outreach agencies. MMSAP (Masonic Model Student Assistance ... Read More »

Colorful Festival to Commemorate Mexico’s Independence

The General Consulate of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona, commemorated their 207th Anniversary of Mexico’s Independence “El Grito” with a colorful festival.The event was held on Friday, September 15, 2017, at the Pierson Vocational High School. The event was open to the public with free entertainment from both sister cities. It was hosted by the General Mexican Consulate and the City ... Read More »

MADD from the Southern Arizona Affiliate Awards County Attorney

Congratulations George Silva for being awarded the top DUI Enforcement Officer for Santa Cruz County. This event was held on Wednesday, August 23rd at Casino del Sol in Tucson, Arizona. Mr. Silva received his Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Award from the Southern Arizona Affiliate for his work in prevention. He has carried out for the last six years a ... Read More »

People that “echo”-Patty Molina

This month’s editorial is featuring a community leader who has dedicated much of her life to community service. Patty Molina was born and raised in Nogales, Arizona. She returned to Nogales the summer of 1992. Mrs. Molina began working at the Pimeria Alta Historical Society. There she helped organize the society’s library and archives. She also played a huge role ... Read More »

The Santa Cruz Parent Love Connection Summer Community Picnic

On Saturday, August 19tht, parents of children with special needs living in Santa Cruz County had their Annual Summer Picnic at Teyechea park in Nogales Arizona. The purpose of this event is to celebrate special needs children to promote awareness, value, and inclusion with the purpose of creating equal opportunity, so they can be active and important members of our ... Read More »

Santa Cruz Provisional College

Higher education services started in Santa Cruz County in the late 1970‘s and 1980‘s with courses being taught at local high schools and community centers. The-Santa Cruz County Provisional Community College District was established in 2010.The Santa Cruz County Provisional Community College District originally held classes in the Historic County Courthouse and moved into the Santa Cruz Center on Grand ... Read More »

People that”echo”-Stella Perez

This month’s people that “echo’ choice is Stella Perez. A native of Tucson, Arizona, and, a first-generation college student, Dr. Perez earned a Bachelor of Science degree, from the Eller College of Business, at the University of Arizona. She graduated cum laude, with a Masters of Arts in Education Technology from Northern Arizona University, AZ and holds a Ph.D. ... Read More »

Helping Families Succeed!

Parents at one point or another understand how challenging it is to raise a child today. Raising a child is simply hard work, it requires tons of love, energy, consistency, and patience. We all agree that being a parent is tough. Parenting a child with special needs brings even more challenges. Organizations like the Santa Cruz Parent Love Connection is ... Read More »

Teacher of the Year Awards 2017

The Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office and the Nogales Rotary Club held their 10th Annual Teacher of the Year Awards at the Quality Hotel Americana on Friday, August 11, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. The event’s theme this year were black and white, which were displayed on the tables and ballroom decor. The black and white themed event not only recognizes ... Read More »

Rio Rico School Blitz 2017

The Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District is grateful to all those individuals and organizations who contributed to their annual “Back to School Blitz.”  The “Blitz,” is a Saturday-morning event, held just before the start of the school year at one of the schools.  The Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District hosts a “one-stop” back-to-school supplies and services for their ... Read More »

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