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Rio Rico School Blitz 2017

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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

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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 »

4th Annual Public Safety Officer Awards

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The Rotary Club of Nogales hosted their 4th Annual Public Safety Officers Awards Dinner on Friday, June 9th, 2017 at the Quality Hotel Americana. The event recognized 15 public safety officers within Santa Cruz County for their service. Family, friends, and colleagues attended the event to show their support to the officers recognized for dedication and hard work in the ... Read More »

University of Arizona South

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The University of Arizona South held its graduation ceremony along with Cochise College on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the James C. Clark Auditorium at Nogales High School.  Family, friends, and school personnel were all in attendance to support the graduates. U of A Graduates: Monica Navarro Ian Danielson Jenniffer Estrada Ivonne Flores Margarita Gonzalez Brigitte Curiel Juan ... Read More »

Rio Rico High School Class of 2017

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Rio Rico High School Class of 2017 held their graduation ceremony, on Thursday, May 25th, at 7:00 pm. The Rio Rico Marching Hawks Band played, while the graduates came down the stairways in their customized graduation caps. From every angle of the stadium, friends, school faculty, and family were able to see the graduates walking down the stair in their ... Read More »

James Quijada Receives AIA Scholar Activity Award

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Rio Rico High School JROTC Senior, James Quijada, received the AIA Dr. Voie Stuart Chase Coy 2016-2017 Scholar-Activity of the Year Award for the 6A Conference. The Dr. Voie Stuart Chase Coy 2016-2017 Scholar-Activity/Athlete of the Year Award is given each year to students whose academic accomplishments are a positive model for others, who possess high levels of integrity and ... Read More »

DCS-Serving Santa Cruz

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The Department of Child Safety formerly known as a Child Protective Services currently serves children and families in Santa Cruz County. The office is located at the Department of Economic Security in Nogales, Arizona on the top floor. The DCS for years have assisted children, youth and families in Santa Cruz County. The role of DCS is to protect children ... Read More »

Serving Santa Cruz County

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UA South has been offering higher education services in Santa Cruz County since 2008. UA South, or UA Santa Cruz as it was initially known, first started as a collaborative effort between the Outreach College of the U of A and UA South. Commerce was the first major offered, and later, elementary education from there, services transitioned to UA South. It ... Read More »

RRHS Students Achieve Top Results in Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards

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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 »

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