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San Cayetano Elementary Celebrates 2018 NEHS Induction of New Members

This week, San Cayetano Elementary inducted 21 new members into the National Elementary Honor Society and welcomed back 3 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 ... Read More »

Wonder Movie Event

On November 30th, all 4th grade students attending NUSD schools attended a special viewing of “Wonder” at the Oasis Theater.  The new movie, released in mid-November, deals with issues of bullying, acceptance and kindness.  The idea of using the movie and book as a teaching tool was first suggested by Ms. Ana Karen López, elementary school counselor at Bracker and ... Read More »

Arizona Teacher of the Year Awards Luncheon

The Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office had the honor of accompanying our 2017 Santa Cruz County Teacher of the Year Mr. Jigar Mehta to the Arizona State Teacher of the Year Awards Luncheon. The event was held on November 07, 2017 at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Mehta, a Math and MetroMatematicas teacher at Nogales High ... Read More »

Meet and Greet 2017

Three agencies collaborated for the second time this year to host a Meet and Greet Event on November 1, 2017.  Adolescent Wellness Network, the Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) and the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office joined forces to plan the event.  Attendees included school staff and personnel from all districts in the county, along with twenty-five community outreach ... Read More »

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 »

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