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Jump Back 2 School 2019

Local organizations have been hosting the Jump Back 2 School event for several years now. This was their 7th Annual Jump Back 2 School event. The event was originally spearheaded by Safeway along with other local non-profit organizations. On Saturday, July 13th the day started early for several families and students in anticipation for the Jump Back 2 School event. ... Read More »

NHS Class of 2019

On Friday, May 24th the Nogales High School graduating students were full of stories about their four years at NHS their teachers, friendships and future aspirations. A total of 392 graduating students walked to the sounds of Pomp and Circumstance, draped in burgundy and white jacket with their tassels fluttering in the breeze, as jubilant cheers from family and friends ... Read More »

1st place in Sixth Annual Sodexo Future Chef Competition

Calabasas third grade student, Mia Alejandra Durazo, won first place with her dish, vegetable quesadillas, in the final competition of the Sixth Annual Sodexo Future Chef Competition held at Calabasas School. The theme this year was “Healthy Mexican Food.” Durazo competed against four finalists for the grand prize. Finalists and their dishes included: Andrea Arias, Calabasas, grade 3, Stuffed Avocados ... Read More »

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 »

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