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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 »

Superintendent’s Office holds awards ceremony

The Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office held an awards ceremony that honored the hard working staff for District 99 on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. The ceremony was held at the Americana Hotel and was attended by personnel of the Santa Cruz Regional School District #99 and administrators from the Superintendent’s Office and Santa Cruz County. The ceremony was preceded by ... Read More »

Junior Jazzercise Celebrate, May, National Fitness Month!

Children of all ages will get fit at school while having fun with the Junior Jazzercise “KIDS GET FIT” program at San Cayetano Elementary on May 8, 9 & 18 and at Bracker Elementary on May 16. During National Fitness Month! Lourdes Jeong, certified Jazzercise Instructor will be hosting a Junior Jazzercise program in an effort to raise awareness about ... Read More »

Summer school programs

For Several hundred students in Nogales Unified School District, the end of May is not the end of school. NUSD hosts numerous, some designed to help struggling students catch up on their skills and others to engage students in fun, but educational opportunities. And most of the classes are funded by state and federal grants, as opposed to being paid ... Read More »

Annual Water Festival educates youth!

The 4th annual Water Festival was held this past May 3, 2012 from 9-2p.m. and the Nogales High School. The Nogales High School Science Club, The University of Arizona, SCC Superintendent Alfredo Velasquez, the Santa Fe Ranch and various other organizers organized the event. The festival brought all the fourth grade students from Nogales Unified School District to the NHS ... Read More »

Event Helps Families, Young Kids Learn!

CONTRIBUTED Families with kids birth to 5 years old are invited to play and learn together at the First Things First Celebrates the Young Child event on April 21. Research shows that most of a child’s brain develops before they are 5 years old. Kids with quality early childhood experiences do better in school, have better relationships with classmates and ... Read More »

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