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Mayor’s Corner-November Echoes

November marks the start of winter with short days, long dark nights and the heating firmly switched to “on”.  It also kicks off the holiday season. “Happy holidays” is a phrase you can use in the winter season, from late November to early January, to wish our neighbors and friends all the best for the many holiday occasions that occur ... Read More »

Creating Opportunities Santa Cruz Workforce

Santa Cruz Workforce hosted their 6th Annual Santa Cruz Job Fair and Community Expo at the Nogales High School Ray Molera Gymnasium on Friday, October 18th from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Every year Santa Cruz Workforce hosts this annual event to help dislocated workers, and new career job seekers connect with local employers in Santa Cruz, Cochise, and Pima County. This ... Read More »

2019 National Gear Up Week

Thank you Santa Cruz County, for celebrating National Gear Up Week! Mr. Alfredo I. Velásquez and the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office would like to thank all who participated in the festivities during National Gear Up Week~ September 23-27, 2019. 8th grade Gear Up students engaged in college and career readiness activities, and pledged to “Believe in the Power ... Read More »

People that “echo” Nisa Talavera

This month’s editorial for the people that “echo” in Santa Cruz County selected Nisa Talavera Last month, she was one of the key players that helped to bring the Jessie Lewis Choose Love Enrichment Program to Santa Cruz County. Nisa Talavera and Heidi Pottinger both founded the local non-profit organization CHARM (Child Health and Resilience Mastery). The mission of the ... Read More »

Making Difficult Decisions

With more than 50 years of law enforcement experience, Sheriff Tony Estrada knows first hand that Nogales, Arizona is one of the most secure areas along the Mexican border. “The crime rate along our border town is extremely low, people are safe walking our streets at night, we take great pride in knowing our community is a safe place for ... Read More »

Breaking the Silence

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2019), “On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.” Research studies reveal that children who witness domestic violence are more likely to be affected by violence as adults – ... Read More »

Elementry Robotics Afterschool Program

South32 and the Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office (SCCSO) today announced a memorandum of understanding to help expand the latter’s Elementary Robotics Afterschool Program to elementary schools throughout Santa Cruz County, Arizona. For the past two summers, SCCSO has hosted a popular junior robotics camp for students in grades three through five. The camp fills to capacity and has attracted ... Read More »

C-CREO Hub Grand Opening

On Thursday, August 29th the C-CREO Hub opened its doors to the public. C-CREO Hub is part of the C-CREO umbrella of educational services being provided by the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent, Alfredo I. Velásquez.   C-CREO Hub is a postsecondary education center created to assist Santa Cruz County with college and career readiness.  All services are free of charge.  ... Read More »

Santa Cruz County Embraces the “Choose Love Movement”

On Wednesday, September 18th at 5:30 p.m., Santa Cruz County Embraced the “Choose Love Movement.” Little Red School held a free community event promoting the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement. The event was hosted by CHARM, Superintendent Kathy Romero, and the Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office. The event was well attended by the public and community leaders. An empowering evening ... Read More »

Creating Supportive Learning Enviroments

On Wednesday, August 28th, the Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office held its first consortium meeting of the school year at the Santa Cruz County Complex at 10:00 a.m. The theme of the consortium is Career Technical Training with presentations from NUSD #1, SCVUSD #35, PUHS #20, Santa Cruz County Provisional Community College, Pima Community College, JTED, and Cochise Technical Educational ... Read More »

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