Welcome to the Internet home of Peña Blanca Elementary School. We are one of six schools in Arizona’s Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District, which includes six rural communities with populations ranging from 200 to 11,000 inhabitants, Rio Rico being the largest.
We designed this website to be a helpful tool for you to stay up-to-date and involved in our students’ lives. Devoted parents, students, staff, and community members should visit our site often. We’ve compiled answers to your most frequently asked questions, included information about the exciting clubs we have at Peña Blanca Elementary, and we'll help you stay organized with our interactive calendar. We value your participation and committed interest in your child’s education.
Peña Blanca Parents,
With Mother’s Day behind us, there is a feeling in my heart that reminds me of the importance of the role that we play in our child’s life. Because of this, I chose to make the change to be closer to my family.
It was an honor to work in Santa Cruz Valley Unified District for the past two years. I had the pleasure of creating educational ties with the wonderful community. The staff has worked tirelessly to focus their efforts on student learning and success, and our students have improved tremendously.
I will always treasure Peña Blanca as a cornerstone in my development as a school leader. With a heavy heart, I say goodbye to all of those who have meant so much to me. I will miss seeing the children coming into the school with wide smiles on their faces and their warm hugs.
I wish all the best to the Peña Blanca families and to the future education of each of your children as we move forward.
I am very happy that your children will have a high quality and successful principal, Mr. Fanning. He will continue to assure that all students are safe and successful in their education.