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2018 Teacher of the Year Awards

The Office of the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent Alfredo I. Velasquez introduces the 2018 Teacher of the Year Nominees. Each of the nominees was selected by their peers at their respective schools. All the nominees were interviewed by a panel of judges who had the responsibility of selecting the 2018 Santa Cruz County Teacher of the Year. The judges ... Read More »

RRHS Students Accepted to UofA Garcia Health Career Program

Two Rio Rico High School juniors, Mia Valdez and Karen Zarate Camargo, were selected to participate this summer in the 2018 Joe G.N. Garcia and Elda D. Garcia Health Career Program for Latino Students at the University of Arizona.  Both were recognized at a recent SCVUSD Governing Board meeting for their receipt of this scholarship. Valdez and Zarate Camargo will ... Read More »

Community Partner-The Consulate General of Mexico

The Consulate General of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona is one of our closest community partners. It also one of 1674 foreign representations across the United States, and the only foreign representation in Nogales. The Consulate General of Mexico was established on May 14th of 1885 (133 years ago). They have been serving our community for several decades now. The consulate ... Read More »

People that “echo”- Ricardo Santana Velázquez

This month’s people that “echo” has chosen an individual who has during his term in office demonstrated his commitment to our community. Ricardo Santana Velázquez Consul General of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona was appointed on June 24, 2016.  He comes from the Consular Representations of Del Rio and Eagle Pass, Texas where he served as Consul General. Prior to this, ... Read More »

Pima Community College Recognition Ceremony

This month’s people that “echo” Tito Maldonado recognizes him as an individual that regardless of age never gave up on the dream of fulfilling his educational goals. On Friday, May 11th at 11:00 a.m. the Santa Cruz County Provisional College held a recognition ceremony for Tito Maldonado the first Pima Community College Graduate, Class of 2018. Mr. Maldonado a PCC ... Read More »

Top 5 Percent of RRHS 2018 Graduating Class

The top 5% of the Rio Rico High School 2018 graduating seniors and their invited special educators were honored at the 7th Annual Excellence in Education Banquet sponsored by the Friends of the SCVUSD No. 35 Foundation. The event was held at the Tubac Golf Resort. The seventeen students were honored for their educational achievements and, in turn, they each ... Read More »

Nogales High School Graduation Class of 2018

Balloons, flowers, and a cheerful atmosphere filled the NHS field with a good vibe. One by one student’s names were being called to step to the stage by school district staff to shake hands and accept their diplomas. As hundreds of high school seniors, with white and burgundy gowns, tassels and “Pomp and Circumstance,” graduated from Nogales High School on Friday, ... Read More »

Pierson Vocational High School Graduation Class of 2018

Pierson Vocational High School held their graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 22nd at 5:30 p.m. on the PVHS field. During the commencement ceremony, students had an opportunity to reflect on their hard work and how their determination has finally paid off. Students wore white and blue gowns displaying their school colors. The stage where staff and students sat was beautifully ... Read More »

Patagonia High School Graduation Class of 2018

Patagonia High School held their graduation ceremony in the gymnasium on Friday, May 25th at 7:00 p.m. Parents and countless family members were there to support them, along with the school staff, and school district members,  all exhilarated a sense of pride when it came to being there for the soon to be graduates. The stage was decorated in black ... Read More »

Rio Rico High School Class of 2018

Rio Rico High School Class of 2018 held their graduation ceremony, on Thursday, May 24th, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The Rio Rico Marching Hawks Band played from the lower field, while the soon to be graduates came down the stairways in their customized graduation attire. From every angle of the field stadium, friends, school faculty, and family were able to see ... Read More »

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