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NHS defending champions finish season strong

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By Joseph Wright On Thursday February 16th the Nogales High School Boys Varsity Basketball team went head to head against Casa Grande in round 1 of the AIA Division II State Championship. The Apaches were fighting to defend their title this year and they played game 1 with a drive and intensity to make it happen but as NUSD Superintendent ... Read More »

JROTC at Rio Rico High School

Junior ROTC of Rio Rico High School.

BY JOSEPH WRIGHT A feeling of pride and patriotism filled the cafeteria of Rio Rico High School on Saturday, January 28, 2012 during the Massing of the Colors ceremony for The Military Order of The World Wars. The event, which is rotated annually between Nogales and Sahuarita, was hosted for the first time by the Junior ROTC of Rio Rico ... Read More »

PRESENTATIONS AT WELTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Ms. Villareal’s class of Mary Welty Elementary School presented biographies dressed as the person that they were presenting on the morning of Friday, December 23rd.

Ms. Villareal’s class of Mary Welty Elementary School presented biographies dressed as the person that they were presenting on the morning of Friday, December 23rd. Read More »

Catholic schools week

Catholic Schools week in Santa Cruz County

BY JOSEPH WRIGHT Catholic Schools Week is a annual national celebration that begins on the last Sunday of January (January 29, 2012 - February 5, 2012) that focuses on the important role that Catholic schools play in providing students with values-based education. Since there are two Catholic schools in Santa Cruz County, the celebration is considered important for the community. ... Read More »

‘Champion for Change’ award recipient

ister Rosa Maria, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Tucson

BY JOSEPH WRIGHT On Wednesday, January 25, 2012, Sister Rosa Maria, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Tucson was honored at the White House as part of President Obama’s “Champions for Change.” She is the only female Hispanic/Latina who has received this award. Sister Rosa Maria is a Nogales native and an ex-alumna of Lourdes Catholic. She has been ... Read More »

Santa Cruz County Spelling Bee

SCC Superintendent of Schools Alfredo Velasquez hosted this year's 2012 SCC Spelling Bee.

By Joseph Wright Competitive spirit was high on February 9th 2012 at the Santa Cruz County (SCC) Complex for the 2012 SCC Spelling Bee. Twenty-five students from all over the county gathered to compete for the chance to participate in the Arizona State Spelling Bee. The event, which was sponsored by the Rio Rico Rotary Club, began at 9 a.m. ... Read More »

Rio Rico Teacher Chosen to Attend Constitution Seminar in Boston, MA

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RIO RICO, AZ, Jan 30, 2012 — Rio Rico High School US History and Government teacher, Allison Fluke, has been chosen as one of eighteen teachers nationwide to travel to Boston, Massachusetts. March 16-18, Ms. Fluke will participate in the Ashbrook Center seminar sponsored by Liberty Fund entitled “Liberty and the Constitution: The Massachusetts Ratifying Convention.” Four seminars are offered ... Read More »

Rio Rico High School Taps New Baseball Coach

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Eli Doyle, local resident and Nogales High School graduate of 1981, begins his duties as Head Baseball Coach at Rio Rico High School, February 6−date of the first permissible practice of the season. Even though the Governing Board is expected to approve his contract at the following day’s board meeting, Doyle says he’s ready to hit the ground running with ... Read More »

Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 Announces New Communications Specialist

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Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 (SCVUSD #35) announces that Carol Cullen has been hired to fill the new position of Communications Specialist. Board President, Harry Clapeck, said of the new position, “We hope to open lines of communication so that residents have a clearer understanding of the good work being done in our schools, and we have ... Read More »

Renowed Dentist: Dr. John Betz

Dr. John Betz

“In my life, I have been a dental assistant, dental lab tech and a dental supplier, prior to becoming a dentist,” said Betz. “After this, and also because I was a veteran, I received a scholarship from the Public Health Service and the Surgeon General to complete dental school. After completing dental school at the University of Minnesota, as a ... Read More »

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