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Helping families prepare for Kindergarten

Opinion by Debbie Curley/ Program Director, Family Resource Centers UA Cooperative Extension Santa Cruz County The purpose of the Family Resource Center program is to help families prepare for Kindergarten. I personally do this work because I understand that when students start school behind they have a hard time catching up. And we want to increase the number of kids ... Read More »

2012 SCC Teacher of the Year, David Thompson

Santa Cruz School Superintendent, Alfredo I. Velásquez, in partnership with the Nogales Rotary Club, named its 2012 Teacher of the Year on Friday, August 17, 2012. Teachers from schools in Santa Cruz County were in the running for the top prize and at the event all were honored. The event is a year long process in which funding is sought, ... Read More »

Fundraiser event for County Teacher of the Year

Show your appreciation for our teachers by supporting Teacher of the Year! Event Date: Friday, August 24, 2012 Event Time: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Present this Flyer from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM and 20% of your purchase will be donated to this organization. At this Panda Express location: 402 W. Mariposa Rd. Nogales, AZ 85621 (520) 281-9281 For ... Read More »

Mariposa graduates 24 teens from Summer Youth Institute

The Mariposa Community Health Center’s Summer Youth Institute trains teens and empowers them to educate others about positive health behaviors. Twenty-four of these well-trained teens graduated July 26th from SYI in a festive celebration held at Diamond House. Summer Youth Institute is a seven-week program unique to MCHC and offered nowhere else in Arizona. Since 2001, SYI has trained and ... Read More »

SCVUSD No. 35 and UniSource Electric, Inc. Enter into Ground Lease Agreement to Provide Solar Energy

By Carol Cullen, Ph.D. The Governing Board for Santa Cruz Unified School District No. 35 unanimously agreed June 5 to enter into a 20-year ground lease agreement with UniSource Electric, Inc., a deal that greatly benefits the school district and local businesses and residents. The agreement stipulates that UniSource will lease approximately 37.5 acres of school district property to develop ... Read More »

Education and Family

BY DAVID RAMIREZ MATUS Alfredo I. Velasquez has served as Santa Cruz County School Superintendent for the past six years, an elected position he earned after a long and successful educational career. The mission of the Arizona County School Superintendent is to provide quality administrative fiscal and educational services in partnership with schools, educators, and communities to effectively improve student achievement. ... Read More »

Great Historic Buildings

BY JOESPH WRIGHT Nogales, a city rich in history, is full of great historic buildings; the old court house which is now used as the Cochise College campus in Nogales, the old fire station is now the Pimeria Alta Museum, and the old Nogales High School building up on the hill on Plum Street. These days the old High School ... Read More »

LCHS Graduation honors students

CONTRIBUTED On May 18, 2012 Lourdes Catholic High School (LCHS) celebrated the graduation of the senior class of 2012; in which all the students received  their High School diploma.   Juan Pablo Guzman, Santa Cruz County  Clerk of the Superior Court, was the key note speaker, during  the speech.  He encouraged the students to continue their higher education, in order to ... Read More »

Latino Teacher Awards Program Now accepting nominations

CONTRIBUTED Phoenix — Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC) is excited to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 14th Annual Esperanza Latino Teacher Awards presented by Cox Communications and SRP in collaboration with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. Over the past 13 years, CPLC has recognized more than 100 outstanding Latino educators who have met the ... Read More »

RRHS Law Enforcement

Starting in 2010 a new program began to be offered to the students of Rio Rico High School. A program teaching and promoting discipline, leadership, and team work among other things. This is the Law Enforcement program run by teacher Jimmy Navarro and part of the school’s CTE program. If you’re thinking this is like any other extra-curricular activity to ... Read More »

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