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SCVUSD No. 35 Business Office Receives Certificate of Excellence Award for 14th Consecutive Year

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For the 14th consecutive year, Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35’s Business Office has received the Association of School Business Officials International’s (ASBO) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for having met or exceeded the program’s high standards for financial reporting and accountability. For the last 12 years, the Business Office has been led by Isela Brown, ... Read More »

Rio Rico High School JROTC Celebrates Awards Night

(R-L) Chief Koch presents Cadet Christian Flores with the Let 4 Recognition cord, representing four years of participation in the RRHS JROTC.

Over 180 national and institutional awards were handed out to 78 cadets as family, friends and RRHS JROTC graduates cheered on at the JROTC Annual Awards Night at Rio Rico High School. It was a night of pomp, celebration, change of command, and goodbyes. The evening began with cadets marching by class into the gymnasium followed by the Color Guard’s ... Read More »

Live Streem of Rio Rico High School Graduation Class 2014

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Why it pays to graduate

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Graduation ceremonies and other events that mark the end of a school year are rife with tradition. Students know it is important to receive their diplomas but may not have a full understanding of why that piece of paper can help open so many doors. Diplomas date back to some of the earliest schools, but were also conferred upon land ... Read More »

Lourdes Catholic School Class of 2014

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03Baccalaureate Mass: Wednesday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. Celebrated by Most Rev. Bishop Gerald Kicanas, Diocese of Tucson. Graduation: Wednesday, May 21 at 3:30, keynote MS Heddy Maria Nuñez, LCS ‘, Notre Dame ’07, Educator in Tucson, AZ The Members of the Lourdes Catholic School Class of 2014 graduate with 258 college credits, because of the LCS College Now Program, ... Read More »

Cochise College & University of Arizona Recognition Ceremony Class of 2014

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The Cochise College & University of Arizona in Santa Cruz County held the recognition ceremony for the class of 2014 on May 14 at the First Baptist Church in Nogales, Arizona. The ceremony featured speeches by Ms. Sue Neilsen, Director of Santa Cruz Center, Dr. Marcelino Varona, Jr., chair of the Santa Cruz County Provisional Community College Board, Sarah Wieland, ... Read More »

National Physical Fitness and Sports Awareness Month of May

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Salud Por Vida a federally funded program through the Educational Support Services of the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent, Alfredo I. Velasquez is teaming up with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. During the months of April & May Salud Por Vida is taking Kids Get Fit to Santa ... Read More »

RRHS Students Perform with TJI at 2014 Essentially Ellington HS Jazz Band Competition

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Three RRHS students will perform with the 25-member Tucson Jazz Institute (TJI) at the Essentially Ellington Competition at Lincoln Center in New York City, May 7-11, 2014. Students are senior Gabriel Paco (Clarinet and Alto Saxophone), senior Tyler Bauer (Tenor Saxophone and Clarinet), and freshman Richie Brennan (Trombone). TJI will perform three pieces composed by Duke Ellington: (1) “Happy Go ... Read More »

Santa Cruz County 2014 DARE graduation

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Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department hosted this years 2014 Dare graduation for the fifth grade students from around Santa Cruz County at Oasis Cinema on Friday, April 25th. The DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program has a mission to teach students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives. The vision is a world in which students ... Read More »

David Verdugo Selected as SCVUSD No. 35 Superintendent

David Y. Verdugo, Principal of SCVUSD’s Calabasas Middle School, was selected as new superintendent.

A six-month search to replace retiring Superintendent Rod Rich was completed April 8 when the district governing board announced that David Y. Verdugo, Principal of SCVUSD’s Calabasas Middle School, was selected as new superintendent. Chosen from a pool of six final candidates, Verdugo will lead the 3,270-student, six-school district beginning July 1. Verdugo has received numerous awards and recognition for ... Read More »

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