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IME Becas funding is awarded

The Mexican Consulate in collaboration with the Santa Cruz County (SCC) Attorney’s Office and Cochise College of SCC has come together to award scholarships to local students. The scholarship titled “IME Becas” was first awarded in SCC one year ago with funding provided by the Mexican government and the SCC Attorney’s office to students of Latin American decent attending Cochise ... Read More »

SCVUSD No. 35 students score big at AZ Special Olympics Bowling Championship

Six SCVUSD No. 35 students took home first place awards in the 2012 Coronado Area Special Olympics Bowling Competition held in Tucson, Oct. 26. They were: Katya Bernal (Junior), Andrew Ewing (Junior), Manuel Ochoa (Sophomore), Adrian Real (Sophomore), Marco Franco (Sophomore) and Ruben Rodriguez (Freshman). Coming in second were Jose Colosio (Sophomore) and Jesus Navarro (Junior). Brianna Aguila (Freshman) won ... Read More »

Rio Rico HS Principal First AZ Principal Chosen for SAM Project

Carol Cullen, Ph.D. Communications Specialist / Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 Rio Rico High School Principal, Shelly Vroegh, is the first Arizona principal chosen to participate in the National School Administration Manager (SAM) Innovation Project (NSIP) which seeks to enable principals to spend more time on instructional leadership tasks and less time on management tasks. SAM (School ... Read More »

Rio Rico High School Thespians Perform “Clowns Who Read”

RIO RICO, Ariz. Oct. 11, 2012. This morning, the Rio Rico High School Thespians performed the famous Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale, Rumplestiltskin, to a cheering audience of district second and third grade students in the high school auditorium. Over 150 young students watched, cheered, and participated in the performance of the classic story of a young woman, Annabella, who is ... Read More »

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 »

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