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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 »

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 »

Student of the Quarter Awards

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The Nogales Rotary Club honored seventeen scholars from thirteen different Nogales schools for their exemplary scholarship and citizenship. The students were introduced during the meeting, along with their teacher or school representative. Parents who were able to attend were asked to stand to be recognized also. The requirement for earning the award is not just good grades, the recipient also ... Read More »

SCVUSD Welcomes 2014-15 New Teachers

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SCVUSD kicked off the school year with a “New Teacher Orientation”, welcoming 21 new teachers to the district. Teachers will be working at the following schools. Mountain View Elementary: Samantha Wolle, Kindergarten. Peña Blanca Elementary: Marcy Miller, 4th Grade; Drew Berns, Music; Marinez Alvarez, Prevention Specialist; and Kenneth Poppino, 5th Grade. San Cayetano: Shauna Young, 1st Grade; and Donald Smith, ... Read More »

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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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 »

Dior Velez, San Cayetano 3rd Grader, Wins SCVUSD Future Chef Competition

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The Pesto Parmesan Italian Sandwich, created by Dior Velez, 3rd grader at San Cayetano Elementary, took first place at the recent “Future Chef” competition at SCVUSD. The sandwich was made with toasted bread spread with pesto, topped with provolone cheese, turkey, ham, parmesan cheese, and spinach, then capped with another piece of toasted bread. Judges referred to it as having ... Read More »

Peña Blanca Elementary First Grade Class Wins SARSEF 3rd Place Grand Award

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Yolanda Fuentes’ first grade class won the 3rd place SARSEF Grand Award in the Engineering, Physics and Mathematical Science category at the weeklong 2014 Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Fair held at the Tucson Convention Center last week. The first grade class answered the science question, “Containers as Speakers — Which container makes cell phone music the loudest?” After ... Read More »

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