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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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