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“Successful Women”


The General Consulate of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona held its 2nd series panel of “Successful Women,” on Monday, March 6th at the bicentennial hall in celebration of International Women’s Day. The guest panel was composed of three successful community leaders: Marie Montenegro-Ochoa (DCS supervisor), Claudia Mariz Oroz (business woman), and Mercedes Castro (Our House Shelter case manager). The first panel ... Read More »

Santa Cruz County Spelling Bee 2017

Spelling Bee 2017

The Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office hosted the 2017 Spelling Bee. The event was held on Friday, February 3, 2017. The event coordinators: Marisol Chiquete-Bolaina, and Julie A. Ulrich. It was held at the Santa Cruz County Complex. The Spelling Bee began with a pledge of allegiance followed with a warm welcome by the Santa Cruz County Superintendent  Alfredo I. ... Read More »

U of A Doctoral Candidates Visit Lincoln Elementary


On January 10th Lincoln Elementary welcomed a group of doctoral candidates from the University of Arizona at their school. The group consisted of twelve doctoral candidates and three professors that were greeted at the school entrance by the school STUCO Officers, along with their guides (Ms. Mayra Garcia and Mr. Carlson). Mr. Velásquez, School Superintendent, Mr. Young, Chief Deputy, and ... Read More »

2nd Annual Nogales Toy Run


On Saturday, December 17th, 2016 Circles of Peace, ADDYCT, and Maxima 99, and Arizona Lifeline hosted a toy run at the Teyechea Park at City Hall from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The event was a fun-filled event for the whole family. Children and their parents had an opportunity to meet Santa Claus, listen to Christmas music, enjoy free hot dogs, hot ... Read More »

The Elephant in the Room


The Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office was recently invited to the state capitol to participate in the 2nd Annual Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family in Phoenix, Arizona on October 24th. The event was hosted by the governor’s office as part of their Red Ribbon Week. The theme of the event  “The Elephant in the Room” was introduced by ... Read More »

Domestic Violence Official Proclamation March of Peace & Candlelight Vigil


The office of the Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office and Victims Services Division hosted their Annual Domestic Violence Official Proclamation March of Peace & Candlelight Vigil in memory of victims of domestic violence who lost their lives, and honor survivors. The goal was to bring community awareness. It was held on Monday, October 3rd at 5:30 p.m. the Santa Cruz ... Read More »

Calabasas School Kicks Off Governor’s Office Healthy Families/Healthy Youth Pilot Program


Calabasas School is embarking on a new project this year! It is being sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Youth Faith and Family in conjunction with the Office of the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent, Alfredo I. Velásquez. The goal of the program is to prevent drug abuse and addiction through education and training. Both Calabasas School and county staff ... Read More »

Teacher of the Year Awards 2016-Western Celebration

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2016 Teacher of the Year Awards Dinner-Western Celebration The Teacher of the Year Awards Dinner took place on Friday August 5th at the Esplendor Resort Sonora Ballroom. The event was co-sponsored by the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office, Mr. Alfredo Velasquez and Nogales Rotary Club, Mr. Abelardo Duran. The event was spearheaded by Ms. Patricia Barraza Preciado special events ... Read More »

Jump Back 2 School 2016

Making a difference for our children at Jump Back 2 School!

The Jump Back to School Committee would like to thank the organizations, volunteers, and sponsors for their support. The event helped to serve more than 1,000 families. There were a total of 508 backpacks distributed the day of the event to children and families in need. Comittee Members: Denisse Melendez Judith Mendoza Mary Lopez Lorenia Tamayo Rosie Ainza Kathy Scott ... Read More »

Annual Children’s Health Fair

Children's Health Fair 2016

The Children’s Health Fair was held on April 30th at the Oasis Theater from 3:00 p.m. The event was hosted by Making Connections 4U, the Nogales Unified School District, The Santa Cruz Superintendent’s Office, and SACASA. The event was held in celebration of Children’s Day. Nogales Unified School District and the Santa Cruz Superintendent’s Office sponsored 200 tickets for the ... Read More »

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