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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 »

SCVUSD35 Hosts STEAM and Wellness Night

Over 800 individuals attended the recent SCV35 Family STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) and Wellness Night at Calabasas K8 School. The event is a spinoff and expansion of previous years’ successful “Science Night at Calabasas” hosted by Calabasas Science teacher Oscar Villasenor. This year, Villasenor, SCVUSD curriculum representatives and the Event Planning Committee combined efforts to double the ... Read More »

Spelling Bee 2019

The Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office hosted the 2019 Spelling Bee. The event was held on Friday, February 8, 2019. The event coordinators: Marisol Chiquete-Bolaina, Julie A. Ulrich,and Adrian Chamberlain. It was held at the Santa Cruz County Complex. The entrance of the courtroom had a large decorative bouquet of yellow and black balloons with styrofoam bees. The inside of ... Read More »

Newly Elected School Board Members

The Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office held a ceremony on December 27th at the Santa Cruz County Complex, Courtroom A at 3 pm to sworn in the majority of the newly-elected school governing board members. A total of 15 newly-elected governing board members took their oath to serve in their new role. The newly-elected governing board plays a vital role ... Read More »

CREO Pathways Mentoring Program

The College and Career Readiness and Educational Opportunities Project/Youth Career Connect in Santa Cruz County is implementing its first CREO Pathways Mentoring Program. The experience is bringing together local community members, business and industry professionals, and high school students who are ready to take a closer look at what life may be like after graduation. A series of three workshops ... 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 »

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 »

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