With so many outstanding faculty members and students, not to mention great school events and activities, it’s no wonder that we have plenty of news to share. Check this page regularly to learn about the latest district happenings and achievements. We’ll also post articles of interest that will help your family make the most of the educational experience, so be sure to visit often!
For questions regarding district news, please contact Communications Specialist Carol Cullen, PhD at (520) 375-8285 or by email.
STEAM and Wellness Event
Please save the date for the inaugural SCV35 Family Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Wellness night!
You don't want to miss this exciting event on February 28, 2019, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Calabasas School. This event is free! There will be exhibits, activities, competitions, make and takes, expert panels, a very special guest, food, and fun for all ages! Visit the event website for more information. We hope to see you there!
Teacher Employment Open House
Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District is hosting a teacher employment open house on Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You will have the opportunity to meet some of our terrific staff and observe our students in action during the open house. We will provide lunch, along with organized campus tours. There is no cost to attend, however, we do require pre-registration for the safety of our students. Please register online no later than Tuesday, February 19. Call 520.375.8267 for more information.
The Café Club Rewards Program is our way of saying thank you for making the school café a special part of your day. Just present your Café Club card to the cashier every time you purchase a meal for a special stamp that will get you on your way to a free meal. For every six meals you purchase, you will receive a seventh meal absolutely free! For more information, please see our flyer and the News and Information section on the Food Services page.
Rio Rico High School Grads are the Next Generation of Teachers
With the hiring of Alex Hix to teach sports medicine at Rio Rico High School (RRHS), evidence accumulates that the demographic wheel has begun to turn in Santa Cruz Valley education.
Twenty years after Principal Lenny Allsbrooks presided over the first RRHS graduation, a growing number of graduates have returned to the valley - to teach.
“Weird does not begin to describe how surreal this experience has been,” said Hix, formerly RRHS student Alex Brasher (class of 2003). Stepping back onto campus after having been a student here, married and with children, was, for Hix, strange. “Wonderfully bizarre experiences” came flooding back to her, she recalled in a recent interview. She mentioned the imprint of being on Coach Stephen Schadler’s famed cross country team and of watching the horror of 9/11 unfold in her English teacher’s class.