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Coatimundi Teachers Selected as STEM Teaching Fellows

This summer, Coatimundi Middle School teachers Alex Palumbo (7th grade Math), Jennifer Huerta (8th grade Math), and Christina Williams (8th grade Science and Math) were selected as Fellows in the 2018 Cohort of the Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows program at the University of Notre Dame. Coatimundi is one of 10 schools selected from across the nation whose teachers were ... Read More »

2018 Teacher of the Year

On Friday, August 10th, the long-awaited 11th Annual Santa Cruz County Teacher of the Year Awards Dinner Ceremony, took place at the Americana/Quality Inn Mayan Ballroom.  With the soft contemporary/classical sounds of Ivan Orellana in the background and the room decorated in Dr. Seuss motif, the 21 nominated teachers made their way in and took their seats.  The extraordinary group ... Read More »

Distinguished Humanitarian-Sheriff “Tony”Estrada

During the 2018 LULAC Unity Luncheon on Thursday, July 19th Sheriff Antonio “Tony” Estrada received the 2018 Ohtli Award for Lifetime of Service. The award is one of Mexico’s highest civilian honors bestowed to distinguished individuals for their humanitarian service.   The Ohtli Award is bestowed to distinguished individuals who have provided assistance or positively affected the lives of Mexican ... Read More »

ARIZONA@WORK is the leading the way!

ARIZONA@WORK is the leading the way by connecting job seekers to employers! They will be hosting their 5th Annual Santa Cruz County Job Fair & Community Expo scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, 2018, in Nogales, Arizona to be held at the Nogales High School Gymnasium from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Last year, they had over 120 employers at the ... Read More »

People that “echo”-Martiza Cervantes

Maritza Cervantes is the new WIOA Program Director but not new to the community. Late in life, she pursued a higher education from a promise she made to her father prior to him losing the battle of Emphysema. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Administration. She gained a wealth of knowledge and experience from ... Read More »

Empowering People to Succeed

Empowering People to Succeed The Santa Cruz Center is home to a variety of educational programs and resources being offered locally. Whatever your educational goals are, stop by the center as they have friendly staff ready to assist you.    Dr. Stella Perez – Executive Director / CEO at the Santa Cruz Center. Prior to this role, she worked at ... Read More »

Educational Summer Camps 2018

Pharmcamp 2018 U of A Pharmcamp took place this summer from June 18-22nd.  This week-long University of Arizona camp was attended by middle school students across the county and was sponsored by Alfredo I. Velásquez, Santa Cruz County School Superintendent.  The camp was led by Professor Theodore Wong. Several local high school students volunteered to be camp counselors. The goal ... Read More »

Meet Your Local State Represenative-Rosanna Gabaldón

Over the past six-years, Rosanna Gabaldón has been serving as our Arizona State Representative. She has been successful in advocating for Southern Arizona to the Capitol. She introduced and sponsored several bills related to public safety, the environment, and public education.  Our State Representative supported and advocated for many bills that were important for our area. She advocated for funding for ... Read More »

Going the Extra Mile!

Santa Cruz Auto Glass is a family-owned and operated a local business where customers always come first. The family-owned business has over 8 years of experience working on auto glass repair. They are one of the leading providers in Nogales, Arizona. Santa Cruz Auto Glass takes pride in providing outstanding service and offers quality products to its customers. “At Santa ... Read More »

Jump Back 2 School 2018

On Saturday, July 14th the day started early for several families and students in anticipation for the Jump Back 2 School event. Families and students waited patiently outside the cafeteria as early as 7:00 a.m. Meanwhile, inside the gymnasium, local organizations were setting up their tables and school supplies. The cafeteria doors opened at 9:00 a.m. NUSD staff let families ... Read More »

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