Hawk News

We are very proud of our students and staff and their accomplishments, so we’ve created this page to use our bragging rights! Here you’ll find all the latest news about what our Hawks have been up to, from honors and athletic victories to upcoming events and performances. You will also find helpful and informative articles written with student success in mind. Stay tuned!

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break begins with an early release at 1:25 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. There is no school on Thursday, November 22 and on Friday, November 23. School resumes on Monday, November 26. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

Coffee With Counselors

Please join us for coffee with counselors and 11th grade families on Thursday, November 29 at 8:00 a.m. We look forward to seeing you there!

Civics Testing

Students will begin to take the civics test by groups beginning on November 1, and we will continue to administer the test throughout the year. Students will receive an email when they are scheduled to take the civics test, which is a graduation requirement from the state of Arizona. In order to pass the test, they must score 60% or higher. We will mail home test results, and students will not have to take the test again once they get a passing score. 

Visit the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website for an official list of the 100 civics questions on the naturalization test and free study materials in English and Español.

Please contact Ms. Lucy Manzo, assistant principal's secretary, via email or phone at 520.375.8716 with questions regarding the civics test.

CREO Program

Junior and senior parents, the Santa Cruz County Superintendents Office is offering an exciting opportunity! Lead Local, a professional group out of Tucson is providing a mentor program with industry professionals from our community.

Benefits to your students include:

  • networking opportunities
  • professional connections
  • enhancement to college and scholarship applications
  • opportunities for letters of recommendation from professionals outside of the school setting.

These events will take place Monday, October 22 and Wednesday, November 14 from 4:00 to 6:15 p.m. at the Santa Cruz Center at 2021 N. Grand Ave. Nogales, AZ. For more information contact Mr. Hix at (520) 375-8764. For more information please view our flyer. To sign up for this amazing opportunity, please fill out our student commitment form.

Title I - Parent's Right to Know

According to Title I Section 1111 (h) (6), local education associations must notify parents of students attending Title I School-wide and Title I Targeted Assistance Programs that parents may request information on the professional qualifications of the student’s teacher. The information must state if the:

  • teacher meets state qualifications/licensure requirements,
  • teacher is teaching under an emergency teaching certificate,
  • teacher has a baccalaureate degree,
  • child receives services from a paraprofessional, and
  • qualifications of the paraprofessional.

This information is kept in the principal’s office at each school. Each year the principal will notify parents that this information is available for review. This notification will be on the school’s web page and will also be included in the October district newsletter. For more information, please view our memo.


¡Atención! Los trabajadores Agrícolas. ¿Has trabajado en los últimos dos años en re empacado o porcesamiento de fruas o verduras? ¿Has trabajado en una Granja, invernadero, o vivero o en un almacen de pescado en los últimos dos años? Si su respuesta es sí, usted y sus dependientes puede ser elegible para el Programa de National Farmworkers Job Program. ¡Gratis!

Para mas informacion llame Jennifer Torreblanca (520) 806.4652 o (520) 539.9782. Por favor lea este mensaje.

Giving Turtle Program

Would you like to make a difference in a child's life this Christmas? Consider sponsoring a child for a Christmas gift.

  • Your gift will make a child very happy
  • All children reside in Santa Cruz County
  • To some of these children, this might be the only gift they receive

If you are interested in make a difference, please contact Dora Taddy at (520) 860.0676. For more information, please view our flyer.

Clases de Inglés

Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 invita a sus familias a clases de inglés cada lunes y miércoles de 6 a 8 de la tarde en el salón 806 de Rio Rico High School. Las clases son gratuitas y el curso termina en mayo del 2019.

Esta clase mejorará su comunicación verbal y escrita en inglés, incluyendo el uso de la tecnología para la comunicación con la escuela. ¡No deje que el idioma limite su participación en la educación de su hijo o hija!

Aprender Ingles

Hawk Tech Tutoring

Do you need help with homework, English, or math tutoring? If so, join Hawk tech. Morning tutoring is available on Tuesdays from 8:00 to 8:50 a.m., Wednesdays from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m., and on Thursdays from 8:00 to 8:50 a.m. Afternoon tutoring is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. After school snacks are available, as well as a 5:20 p.m. bus on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Please see our Hawk tech tutoring flyer for additional details.

Planning For College - Junior Year

Are you planning on attending college? Looking for scholarships? Need more information? Please visit our Plan for Success page for more information.

Scholarship List

Our scholarship list is now available online! We invite you to view it through this scholarship link.


INROADS is a nationwide organization that started 46 years ago. We specialize in a leadership professional program for college students to provide a pipeline of talented, young, diverse leaders. The program is comprised of a paid, professional summer internship experience, mentoring, and coaching, community service, and leadership development training. Our ultimate goal is to have these students receive a full-time job offer upon graduation from their sponsoring company. Our mission is to help those under-served students get access to professional experience. Please see the recruitment flyer for additional information.


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