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Valentine’s Extravaganza Hosted by SCPLC

On Thursday, February 14, 2019  the Santa Cruz Parent Love Connection (SCPLC) hosted a celebration of appreciation for children with special needs  their families and community members of Santa Cruz County. Children were greeted and were welcomed to enter the BallRoom where dozens of pink, red, lavender and white balloons where on the floor for them to enjoy. Kids received ... Read More »

Celebrating February as Early Childhood Education Awareness Month Starts Up Again!

For the third consecutive year, Santa Cruz County School Superintendent Mr. Alfredo I. Velasquez and his office are collaborating with First Things First, The U of A Cooperative Extension Santa Cruz County, and the Nogales/Santa Cruz Libraries to increase awareness about the importance of Early Childhood Education in Santa Cruz County.  Research shows that the quality of a child’s experiences ... Read More »

McTeacher’s Night Challenge

Nogales McDonald’s restaurant, at 470 W. Mariposa, held a McTeacher’s Night Challenge in October raising more than $4,250 for local schools. Five schools participated including: RM Bracker Elementary, Mary L. Welty Elementary, Challenger Elementary, AJ Mitchell Elementary and Lincoln Elementary. R.M. Bracker Elementary won the “McTeacher’s Night Challenge” raising the most money per student with its fundraiser, receiving an additional ... Read More »

Breaking the Silence

On Monday, October 1st at 5:30 p.m. at the Santa Cruz County Complex the office of the Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office hosted their Annual Domestic Violence Official Proclamation March of Peace & Candlelight Vigil in memory of victims of domestic violence who lost their lives and to honor survivors. The goal of this event was to bring community awareness. ... Read More »

Commemorating Mexico’s Independence

The General Consulate of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona, commemorated their 208th Anniversary of Mexico’s Independence “El Grito” with a colorful festival. The event was held on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at the Pierson Vocational High School. The event was open to the public with free entertainment from both sister cities. The colorful festivities were hosted by the General Mexican Consulate ... Read More »

2018 Teacher of the Year

On Friday, August 10th, the long-awaited 11th Annual Santa Cruz County Teacher of the Year Awards Dinner Ceremony, took place at the Americana/Quality Inn Mayan Ballroom.  With the soft contemporary/classical sounds of Ivan Orellana in the background and the room decorated in Dr. Seuss motif, the 21 nominated teachers made their way in and took their seats.  The extraordinary group ... Read More »

Empowering People to Succeed

Empowering People to Succeed The Santa Cruz Center is home to a variety of educational programs and resources being offered locally. Whatever your educational goals are, stop by the center as they have friendly staff ready to assist you.    Dr. Stella Perez – Executive Director / CEO at the Santa Cruz Center. Prior to this role, she worked at ... Read More »

Patagonia High School Graduation Class of 2018

Patagonia High School held their graduation ceremony in the gymnasium on Friday, May 25th at 7:00 p.m. Parents and countless family members were there to support them, along with the school staff, and school district members,  all exhilarated a sense of pride when it came to being there for the soon to be graduates. The stage was decorated in black ... Read More »

Read Across Santa Cruz County

Once again, the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office and School Superintendent Alfredo I. Velasquez, celebrated, along with 35 Preschools, Private Schools, Charter Schools and Public Elementary Schools within our county, National Read across America/Read on Santa Cruz County Week. With the coordination of Ms. Patricia Barraza-Preciado (Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office,) they had over 130 volunteers from all ... Read More »

Spelling Bee 2018

The Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office hosted their 2018 Spelling Bee Contest. The event was held on Friday, February 2, 2018. The event coordinators: Marisol Chiquete-Bolaina, and Julie A. Ulrich. It was held at the Santa Cruz County Complex. The Spelling Bee began with a pledge of allegiance followed with a warm welcome by the Santa Cruz County Superintendent  Alfredo ... Read More »

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