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Healthy Families/Healthy Youth Program in Santa Cruz County

The Governor’s Office of Youth Faith and Family in conjunction with the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent, Alfredo I. Velásquez, sponsored five Healthy Families/Healthy Youth events which were held in the county throughout the month of September. The goal of the program is to prevent drug abuse and addiction through education and training. Middle school and county staff received training ... Read More »

MMSAP Training in Santa Cruz County

The Arizona Masonic Foundation for Children and the Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office joined forces to bring MMSAP Training to Santa Cruz County, as part of the Healthy Student Grant. Approximately 55 participants attended the 3-day training session held on August 29, 30, and 31. Participants included teachers, administrators, school staff, and community outreach agencies. MMSAP (Masonic Model Student Assistance ... Read More »

Santa Cruz Provisional College

Higher education services started in Santa Cruz County in the late 1970‘s and 1980‘s with courses being taught at local high schools and community centers. The-Santa Cruz County Provisional Community College District was established in 2010.The Santa Cruz County Provisional Community College District originally held classes in the Historic County Courthouse and moved into the Santa Cruz Center on Grand ... Read More »

2nd Annual Pharm Camp

Santa Cruz County School Superintendent, Alfredo Velásquez and the Healthy Students Grant sponsored the second annual Pharm Camp for county 7th and 8th grade students who want to pursue a career in the fields of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. This camp was held June 19th through the 22nd, and was housed at the Santa Cruz County Provisional Community College. The ... Read More »

Rio Rico High School Celebrates A+ Designation

Rio Rico High School rolled out the red carpet for students, teachers, families and dignitaries as they celebrated their recent A+ School of Excellence™ Award by the Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF). Arizona Educational Foundation Director, Lee Nelson, presented the award to Principal Shelly Vroegh. Guest speakers included SCVUSD Governing Board President Maria Neuman, Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools Alfredo ... Read More »

SCVUSD Hosts 4th Annual Future Chef Challenge

The theme was “healthy comfort foods” — the winning entry in the Future Chef Challenge was spaghetti prepared by Martin Echeverria Fuentes, first-grade student at Calabasas School.   Fuentes’ recipe was straightforward:  Boil pasta with salt and olive oil.  Once ready, drain pasta and leave on pot.  Add butter, tomato sauce, garlic salt and mix.  Serve with cheese. The competition, ... Read More »

Rio Rico High School Designated A+ School of Excellence™

The Arizona Education Foundation announced today that Rio Rico High School is one of 39 exemplary Arizona schools receiving its A+ School of Excellence™ designation for the 2016-17 academic year.  With this award, Rio Rico High School now becomes the 4th of five Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 schools holding this title, joining San Cayetano Elementary, Coatimundi ... Read More »

RRHS Students Achieve Top Results in Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards

Twenty students from Rio Rico High School (RRHS) received prestigious awards from Cambridge International Examinations to acknowledge their outstanding performance in the May 2016 Cambridge examination series, an exam given to students in over 40 countries around the world. Two students received the highest scores in the United States, scoring above all other US students taking the exam. Receiving the ... Read More »

San Cayetano Elementary Hosts 2017 NEHS Induction of New Members

Last night, San Cayetano Elementary inducted 12 new members into the National Elementary Honor Society and welcomed back 11 from last year. “Membership in the San Cayetano Elementary chapter of the National Honor Society has been earned by candidates through the effective demonstration of the four qualities that serve as standards for the Society,” said Miranda Valencia, San Cayetano NEHS Advisor. “The ... Read More »

Vanya Gupta Wins SCVUSD Spelling Bee

In the 23rd round, Vanya Gupta, 7th grade student from Calabasas School, won the SCVUSD Spelling Bee by successfully spelling “crochet.”  Paul Acuna, 6th grade student from Coatimundi Middle School, came in second after being knocked out with “anchovy.”   SCVUSD held its annual district spelling bee at the district office yesterday.  Winners and runners-up from each of the district’s ... Read More »

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