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NHS Mariachi

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There is a movement coming out of Nogales High School that for the last two years has been building up momentum and doing it fast. A movement that is taking the name and spirit of Nogales all the way across the country. This movement is the NHS Mariachi Band, lead by Director Alan Aguire. Over the last two years the ... Read More »

Mountain View Students Receive Gold & Silver in Nation’s Largest Essay Contest

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RIO RICO, AZ, Mar. 1, 2012 — Mountain View Elementary School captured the gold and silver in this year’s 4th grade essay contest at the Grand Canyon State Games in Tempe. Cade Fanning walked away with the first place gold medal. Jared Fischer brought home the silver for 2nd place. Celebrating a 20th anniversary, the Grand Canyon State Games Essay ... Read More »

Celebrate Literacy: 4th Annual Love of Reading Week at DSMS

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DSMS educators feel strongly about instilling the love and usefulness of reading. To create passion for reading and show students that reading is more than a skill used for testing purposes, each year Desert Shadows Middle School celebrates the Love of Reading Week. Invitations were extended to community and school representatives. This year the event was held February 13-17, and ... Read More »

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 »

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