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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 »

Creo Project Recognized Across Arizona

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The CREO Project is in its 3rd year of funding. It is a program funded for 4 years through the US Department of Labor. The CREO project includes the MetroMatematicass Program and Career Readiness Program. The Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office was recently awarded a Summit Award and Merit Award at the 2016 Arizona Association of Counties Conference for their ... Read More »

Little Red School Introduces New Technology

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Little Red School is the first is the State of Arizona to introduce a new technology to its school to help students learn. Little Red School Superintendent Kathy Romero from Santa Cruz Elementary District #28 was the one who spearheaded this initiative. “Students will love this new technology. It is fun and intuitive students will want to use technology to ... Read More »

Working behind the scenes!

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The Santa Cruz County Superintendents Office worked behind the scenes to ensure all students across Santa Cruz County have the supplies they need to be successful. School supplies, and backpacks were taken to several schools across Santa Cruz County who do not participate in the Jump Back 2 School or the Rio Rico School Blitz. Little Red, Patagonia, and Elgin ... Read More »

Teacher of the Year Nominees

Teacher of the Year Nominees

The office of the Santa Cruz Superintendent and the Rotary Club will be hosting their 9th Annual Teacher of Year Awards. This event recognizes teachers among Santa Cruz County for the work, and dedication to their profession. It is important to recognize our teachers who make a difference in our children’s lives. They work closely with our children, and youth ... Read More »

Summer Professional Development Opportunity

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This summer 5th-8th grade English Language Arts (ELA) teachers had an opportunity to participate in a writing workshop sponsored by Mr. Alfredo Velasquez, Santa Cruz County School Superintendent. The workshop was hosted on June 20th-24th at the Santa Cruz County Complex. The workshop Summer Professional Development Opportunity provided an opportunity for participants to increase their knowledge, and skills. Participants who ... Read More »

Nogales High School Graduation 2016

Graduation 2016

Stepping onto the Nogales High School Stadium on May 20, 2016, was an exhilarating feeling. The energy of the people was present and it was well felt. The parents and countless family members that were there in support, along with the school staff, district members, photographers, journalists, and law enforcement/security personnel all exuberated a sense of pride when it came ... Read More »

Cochise College Commencement 2016

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On Tuesday, May 10th Cochise College held its 2016 commencement ceremony at the Nogales High School Auditorium.  Red caps populated the first couple of rows at the auditorium as Cochise College graduates celebrated their educational accomplishments. Graduates were surrounded by family, friends, and faculty who supported them throughout their educational journey. Everyone in attendance had the pleasure of enjoying a ... Read More »

Pierson Vocational High School 2016

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Tuesday, May 17th Pierson Vocational High School held its commencement graduation at the school gymnasium for the “Class of 2016.”  The ceremony opened with graduates walking into the beautifully decorated white and blue gymnasium. One by one the graduates entered the gymnasium wearing their white & blue cap and gowns. The ceremony later followed with the salutation of the flag, ... Read More »

Rio Rico High School 2016

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The Rio Rico High School graduation ceremony was held on Thursday, May 26th at the school stadium. The Rio Rico Marching Hawks played, while the graduates came down the stairways in their customized graduation caps. From within every angle of the stadium attendees were able to see the graduates in their red & black caps and gowns fill the seats ... Read More »

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