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Junior Jazzercise Celebrate, May, National Fitness Month!

San Cayetano Students enjoying the class

Children of all ages will get fit at school while having fun with the Junior Jazzercise “KIDS GET FIT” program at San Cayetano Elementary on May 8, 9 & 18 and at Bracker Elementary on May 16. During National Fitness Month! Lourdes Jeong, certified Jazzercise Instructor will be hosting a Junior Jazzercise program in an effort to raise awareness about ... Read More »

Summer school programs


For Several hundred students in Nogales Unified School District, the end of May is not the end of school. NUSD hosts numerous, some designed to help struggling students catch up on their skills and others to engage students in fun, but educational opportunities. And most of the classes are funded by state and federal grants, as opposed to being paid ... Read More »

Annual Water Festival educates youth!


The 4th annual Water Festival was held this past May 3, 2012 from 9-2p.m. and the Nogales High School. The Nogales High School Science Club, The University of Arizona, SCC Superintendent Alfredo Velasquez, the Santa Fe Ranch and various other organizers organized the event. The festival brought all the fourth grade students from Nogales Unified School District to the NHS ... Read More »

Event Helps Families, Young Kids Learn!

Dr. Aaliyah Samuel, Director for the FTF Santa Cruz Regional Council

CONTRIBUTED Families with kids birth to 5 years old are invited to play and learn together at the First Things First Celebrates the Young Child event on April 21. Research shows that most of a child’s brain develops before they are 5 years old. Kids with quality early childhood experiences do better in school, have better relationships with classmates and ... Read More »

CNA program at SCVUSD

Niza Zamudio shaving Darlene Nido for the SCVUSD #35 CNA Program.

Up until a few years ago, there weren’t a lot of options for the students of Rio Rico High School as far as vocational classes were concerned. That is when Elanor Rankin, a long time employee of Santa Cruz County School District #35, got approval to set up a JTED program; a program designed to give students a head start ... Read More »

Love of Reading Week at DSMS

Alfredo Velasquez

CONTRIBUTED 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, ... Read More »

IME Becas


The Consulate General of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona held a breakfast on March 21st at 9:30 a.m. for members of the Local Committee of IME Becas to meet with the 11 students from Cochise College that were awarded scholarships from this program. What is IME Becas? In 2005 the Government of Mexico announced the launch of the IME Becas Program, ... Read More »

RRHS Agriculture Program


For the last 18 years, since Rio Rico High School opened it’s doors, it has maintained an agriculture program with a focus on plant science. But really it’s only been over the last few years that it has really started to bear fruit. The program, which is also associated to the school’s Future Farmers of America club, gives students an ... Read More »

NHS Mariachi


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 »

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