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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 »

CREO Math Instructors Earn Yellow Belt in Six Sigma

Earning a belt in Six Sigma is no easy feat. Especially for busy teachers who have a lot on their plate at the end of the school year. Lean Six Sigma is a methodology in process improvement. Much like martial arts, colored belts are earned by completing projects to solve workplace problems that are creating waste. CREO Math instructors continue ... Read More »

TECHNOLOchicas LiFT Program

The Televisa Foundation and the LULAC Institute, with the support of the Intel Foundation, selected four Santa Cruz County middle schools to participate in the Intel She Will Connect: TECHNOLOchicas LiFT Initiative. In partnership with Alfredo I. Velásquez and the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office, a grant was awarded to Desert Shadows, Wade Carpenter, Calabasas, and Coatimundi middle schools ... Read More »

San Cayetano Elementary Celebrates 2018 NEHS Induction of New Members

This week, San Cayetano Elementary inducted 21 new members into the National Elementary Honor Society and welcomed back 3 from last year. “Membership in the San Cayetano Elementary chapter of the National Honor Society has been earned by candidates through the effective demonstration of the four qualities that serve as standards for the Society,” said Miranda Valencia, San Cayetano NEHS ... Read More »

Wonder Movie Event

On November 30th, all 4th grade students attending NUSD schools attended a special viewing of “Wonder” at the Oasis Theater.  The new movie, released in mid-November, deals with issues of bullying, acceptance and kindness.  The idea of using the movie and book as a teaching tool was first suggested by Ms. Ana Karen López, elementary school counselor at Bracker and ... Read More »

Arizona Teacher of the Year Awards Luncheon

The Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office had the honor of accompanying our 2017 Santa Cruz County Teacher of the Year Mr. Jigar Mehta to the Arizona State Teacher of the Year Awards Luncheon. The event was held on November 07, 2017 at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Mehta, a Math and MetroMatematicas teacher at Nogales High ... Read More »

Meet and Greet 2017

Three agencies collaborated for the second time this year to host a Meet and Greet Event on November 1, 2017.  Adolescent Wellness Network, the Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) and the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office joined forces to plan the event.  Attendees included school staff and personnel from all districts in the county, along with twenty-five community outreach ... Read More »

Healthy Families/Healthy Youth Program in Santa Cruz County

The Governor’s Office of Youth Faith and Family in conjunction with the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent, Alfredo I. Velásquez, sponsored five Healthy Families/Healthy Youth events which were held in the county throughout the month of September. The goal of the program is to prevent drug abuse and addiction through education and training. Middle school and county staff received training ... Read More »

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