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The Essence of Volunteer Work


The act of donating one’s time freely and willingly for the common good of others without a monetary or financial gain are volunteers. Whenever They are an essential component in our community. Whenever we come across people who at any given time or place who hold others’ wellbeing above themselves are “priceless” to our community. If only more people in ... Read More »

SCVUSD Hosts Info Night on Middle School Cambridge Honors Program

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Information about the Cambridge Assessment International Education program at Coatimundi Middle School and Calabasas PreK-8 School will be presented on Thursday, January 11, 2018, 5:30 p.m. at Calabasas School in the middle school (grades 6-8) Multipurpose Room.  This presentation is open to community members, students and any parent/guardian living in Southern Arizona who is interested in enrolling their student in ... 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 »

Mexican Consulate Host Labor Week Workshops


The Nogales General Mexican Consulate hosted a series of workshops in the highlight of labor week rights. This year they hosted two series of workshops: “Successful Women” and “Employee to Employer.” The workshop was open to the public. The workshops were held on Wednesday, August 30th at the General Consulate of Mexico Bicentennial Hall on Cardwell. The workshop had two ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Southern Arizona Autism Association


The Southern Arizona Autism Association is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization providing autism awareness in Santa Cruz County. They advocate for families and children living with autism. Their main goal is to provide awareness throughout Santa Cruz County through education and training. The organization formed in 2013. They currently serve 200 families throughout Southern Arizona and Sonora Mexico. They offer an array of programs including a support group for parents of children and young adults with special needs. The programs they offer ... Read More »

Jump Back 2 School Planning Committee

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The Jump Back 2 School Committee met Wednesday, June 21st to continue with their planning of their back to school event. According to the National Federation Survey (2010), the cost to prepare a child for their first day of school is $422.00 dollars. Not every family can afford such an expense, especially if they have more than one child. As ... Read More »

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