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Public Safety Awards & Recognition

On Friday, May 9, 2014 at Esplendor Resort, the Nogales Rotary Club, Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office, Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office, Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office and the Public Safety Awards Committee recognized the tremendous acts of valor demonstrated by officers of the Santa Cruz County public safety agencies. One of the largest event of its kind in the ... Read More »

First Things First Celebrates the Young Children

First Things First of Santa Cruz County hosted its third annual “Celebrates the Young Child” event this Saturday February 8, 2014. It was held at the Americana Hotel from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event was open to children birth to 5 years old and their families and include: Practical parenting tips; importance of play for young children; healthy ... Read More »

Special Olympics Games 2013

Nogales Infantil hosted this year’s Special Olympics on November 8, 2013 at Pierson Field. This is the forth year these non-profit organizations hosted the event, which each year seems to have more participants from Santa Cruz County and from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. The event began at 9 a.m. with the singing of the U.S. and Mexican National Anthems, and continued ... Read More »

Lions Club Exchange

The Nogales Lions Club (NLC) and the Santa Cruz River Leo Club (SCRLC) recently hosted the Annual C. Kirby Smithe Lions International Youth Exchange on July 24, 2013. The program that is over 30 years old brings youth from all over the world to experience America. Each year the youth spend one month touring the state and visiting each cities ... Read More »

SCC Superintendent hosts Building Partnerships forum

The Santa Cruz County (SCC) Superintendent of Schools Alfredo I. Velasquez held the first building partnerships in education forum this past March 19, 2013. The forum provided gathering of community leaders to discuss educational issues to better the future of local youth. The session hosted presentations from Susan Carlson, Executive Director for the Arizona Business Education Coalition (ABEC) and Michael ... Read More »

Arvizu takes SCC Spelling Bee

Hosted by SCC Superintendent of Schools After severe weather that caused two cancellations the Santa Cruz County (SCC) Spelling Bee was held on February 26, 2013. The event was a complete success and was highly competitive which resulted in sixty rounds of educational performance. The yearly event was hosted by SCC Superintendent of Schools Alfredo I. Velasquez and co-sponsored by ... Read More »

JBTS prepares for 2013 event

Thanks to many other organizations and businesses Santa Cruz County Community will be sponsoring their second annual Jump Back to School fair at the Nogales High School, Ray Molera Gymnasium. The success of the 2012 event recently prompted the JBTS board of directors to vote Arthur Espinoza as Chairman of the Board for a second consecutive year. This fair is ... Read More »

Readiness & Emergency Management for Schools

The meeting provides support, resources, & training to support school emergency management efforts for local educational agencies and institutions. Representatives from various organizations were in attendence such as SCC Sheriff Office and Nogales Police Department. 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 »

Thomas Maken: Newly hired Chief Deputy

The Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools, Alfredo I. Velásquez, has hired his new Chief Deputy, Thomas S. Maken. The position has been open and vacant since early 2011 which left the office in search of a candidate who meets the strict requirements of the Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office. Maken, a Nogales native, was named Chief Deputy of Schools ... Read More »

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