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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 »

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 »

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 »

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