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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 »

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 »

Teacher of the Year Awards 2019

On Friday, August 9, 2019, the 12th Annual Santa Cruz County Teacher of the Year Awards Dinner Ceremony took place at the Americana/Quality Inn Mayan Ballroom.  With the soft sounds of guitarist Ivan Orellana in the background and the room decorated as an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party, the 20 nominated teachers made their way in and took their seats.  ... Read More »

2019/2020 Santa Cruz County Teacher of the Year Nominees

The Santa Cruz County School Superintendent Mr. Alfredo I. Velasquez and the Nogales Rotary Club are proud to introduce you to this year’s Santa Cruz County 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 ... Read More »

2019 Educational Camps

Robotics Camp 2019 The Summer Robotics Camp was extremely popular among local 3rd through 5th-grade  students. A total of 130 campers registered and attended the 5 day, two hour sessions. As the days progressed, the projects got more intricate and increased in their degree of difficulty. The purpose of these camps are to teach students how to design and build ... Read More »

2019/20 Teacher of the Year Kickoff Breakfast

On Thursday April 25, 2019 Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office and Mr. Alfredo I. Velásquez hosted their Annual Teacher of the Year Kickoff Breakfast. It took place at Kasa Mia Restaurant and was well attended by School Administrators, Sponsors and Donors, who every year kindly support us, to make the Santa Cruz County Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony ... Read More »

SCVUSD 35 Middle School Students

Of these, thirty-eight students earned scores that qualified them for the summer program: seventh graders earned 420 or higher in verbal or math; eighth graders earned 470 or higher in verbal or math. “This confirms for me, what I have known for years, that our students can be as competitive as any other student on a national level,” said Assistant ... Read More »

Kenneth Lilley Signs with Concordia University, Wisconsin

RRHS Senior Kenneth (Kenny) Lilley recently accepted a football scholarship to Concordia University in Wisconsin. He will join the team as an outside linebacker. Lilley received offers from several colleges including Wagner College (Staten Island), Washington and Jefferson College (Pennsylvania), Luther College (Iowa), Coe College (Iowa) and McPherson College (Kansas).  He chose Concordia because the coach persisted in communicating with ... Read More »

Technolochicas Lift South Conference

On Monday, March 25th, Santa Cruz County celebrated the first Technolochicas Lift South 32 Santa Cruz County Conference at the Santa Cruz Center in Nogales.  Approximately 200 students, teachers, school governing board members along with other dignitaries enjoyed interacting with a panel Technolochicas.  Six Latinas prominent in their STEM-related fields: (Beatris Medes from Microsoft, Ilse Alcantara from NASA, Neiza Torrico ... Read More »

Read Across Santa Cruz County

Once again, the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office and School Superintendent Alfredo I. Velásquez, celebrated, along with 35 Private Schools, Charter Schools and Public Elementary Schools within our county, National Read Across America/Read on Santa Cruz County Week from February 28th to March 8th. With the coordination of Ms. Patricia Barraza- Preciado (Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office,) they ... Read More »

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