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Parent Love Connection Host Their 2nd Annual Walk

October is international Down syndrome awareness month.  On Sunday, October 14, 2018, the Down syndrome community in Santa Cruz County gathered to celebrate people with Down syndrome’s to promote awareness and inclusion.  The Santa Cruz Parents Love Connection held its Second Annual Walk for Down syndrome at Teyechea Park in Nogales Arizona from 12:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. The Santa Cruz ... Read More »

Breaking the Silence

On Monday, October 1st at 5:30 p.m. at the Santa Cruz County Complex the office of the Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office hosted their Annual Domestic Violence Official Proclamation March of Peace & Candlelight Vigil in memory of victims of domestic violence who lost their lives and to honor survivors. The goal of this event was to bring community awareness. ... Read More »

Celebrating 50 Years of Service

The Santa Cruz Training Program celebrated their 50th Anniversary on Saturday, October 21st. The fundraiser event was well attended by community leaders, board members, staff, and program participants with approximately 300 people in attendance. The event was held outside the SCTP parking lot, the area had a stage and multicolor led dance floor for attendees to enjoy live music and ... Read More »

Empowering Our Schools

The Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office is the fiscal agent for five of the six school districts in our county. They are responsible for School District Governing Board elections and homeschool students. Along with those statuary responsibilities, the superintendent’s office operates five different federal and state grants, champion early childhood education, and operate a school safety program. They serve ... Read More »

Protecting Santa Cruz County

The County Attorney’s Office is a full-service law firm for County Government and serves as a prosecutorial agency responsible for the fair administration of justice for all involved in the criminal justice system.  The Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office prosecutes all felony and juvenile offenses which occur in the County and all misdemeanor offenses which occur in the unincorporated areas of ... Read More »

Arts Education Partnership

Mr. Alfredo I. Velásquez and the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office is continuing its launch of the arts initiative in our county schools: Santa Cruz County Arts for Learning in partnership with Young Audiences. The program welcomed the first visiting artist in residence for the 2018-2019 school year the week of September 10th – 14th. Erik Cork, author and ... Read More »

Commemorating Mexico’s Independence

The General Consulate of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona, commemorated their 208th Anniversary of Mexico’s Independence “El Grito” with a colorful festival. The event was held on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at the Pierson Vocational High School. The event was open to the public with free entertainment from both sister cities. The colorful festivities were hosted by the General Mexican Consulate ... Read More »

Champion of Choices

The Southern Arizona Autism Association along with other community organizations and members worked collaboratively to bring the Champion of Choices program to our schools for children from grades 3-12. The Champion of Choices is a 3-day educational program that teaches students the importance of positive decision making, the dangers of substance abuse, peer pressure, and anti-bullying campaign for the prevention ... Read More »

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 »

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