Tag: Education-Spotlight

Child & Family Support Service presentation a highlight of CCC&Y 2018 Annual Meeting

| May 22, 2018
Child & Family Support Service presentation a highlight of CCC&Y 2018 Annual Meeting

“Where do you believe kids belong?”

For those attending the 2018 annual meeting of the Coconino Coaltion for Children & Youth, the answer on an instant poll appeared on the screen — Family, Safe Environment, Home, Community, Caring Family…

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Paige Kmetz receives $500 scholarship from Williams Child Abuse Prevention Council

| May 8, 2018
Paige Kmetz receives $500 scholarship from Williams Child Abuse Prevention Council

Paige Kmetz, a senior at Williams High School, received a $500 scholarship from the Williams Child Abuse Prevention Council during the Williams High School Award Ceremony.

Her winning essay showed her compassion, knowledge and experienced response to child abuse in her community.

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Teacher Appreciation Month Deals. See related story here

| May 2, 2018
Teacher Appreciation Month Deals. See related story here

May is Teacher Appreciation Month and many businesses across the state are offering discounts to celebrate our state’s amazing educators. Check out the deals below and let us know if there are others we missed and we will update our list.

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School districts region-wide prepare for teacher walk-out starting April 26

| April 25, 2018
School districts region-wide prepare for teacher walk-out starting April 26

From Page to Prescott and everywhere in between, school districts in the region are preparing for a teacher walk-0ut scheduled to begin Thursday, April 26.

Parents are urged to keep checking with their local school districts and the local media for the latest information on how the walk-out will impact school meals, sporting and other academic activities.

The following are links to the latest walk-out related stories in the region:

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Coconino County, region celebrates expanded ‘Week of the Young Child’ through April 30

| April 18, 2018
Coconino County, region celebrates expanded ‘Week of the Young Child’ through April 30

Coconino County and the region celebrates an expanded “Week of the Young Child” with a variety of early child events.

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration initiated by the National Association  the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest early childhood education association, with nearly 60,000 family and professional members and a network of 50 local, state, and regional Affiliates.

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Coconino County Education Service Agency Innovation & Development Division announces 2018 Teacher of the Year Finalists

| April 10, 2018
Coconino County Education Service Agency Innovation & Development Division announces 2018 Teacher of the Year Finalists

Congratulations to the Coconino County Education Service Agency Innovation & Development Division 2018 Teacher of the Year Finalists: 

•Kelley Smith – Coconino High School
•Joe Cornett – CAVIAT @ Flagstaff High School
•Louise Durant – Williams Elementary Middle School

Rookie Teacher of the Year Finalists

•Heather Horner – Kinsey Inquiry and Discovery School
• Catherine Kowalski – Williams High School
• Alexa Frechette – Mount Elden Middle School

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CCC&Y calendar highlights upcoming April, ‘Week of the Young Child’ events

| April 4, 2018
CCC&Y calendar highlights upcoming April, ‘Week of the Young Child’ events

CCC&Y has launched a Community Events for Families calendar with details on upcoming family events throughout Coconino County, including Week of the Young Child, April 16 through 21.

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families.

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Page celebrates Early Childhood Fair/Community Easter Egg Hunt

| March 28, 2018
Page celebrates Early Childhood Fair/Community Easter Egg Hunt

Hundreds of children gathered around the four baseball fields at the Page Sports Complex to await the sounding of the horn signaling the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt held Saturday, March 24 in Page.

The event, held in conjunction with the annual “Early Learning Everyday Early Childhood Fair, was presented by the Page Public Library and the Page Recreation Department, with the support of First Things First and the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth.

Besides the Easter Egg hunt, the event included several non-profit organizations presenting educational materials, games, books for young children, family resources, child care and other information.

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FY19 Education Budget Priorities. See more Expect More Arizona education news here

| March 21, 2018
FY19 Education Budget Priorities. See more Expect More Arizona education news here

Arizona’s education system – early education, K through 12, community colleges, and universities – requires continued, reliable investments over time. The current budget proposal is an important step forward. It represents a sizeable investment in education. …

That said, we know the current budget does not provide all the resources needed to meet the shared goals we have for education in the state, nor does it address the fiscal cliff faced by education in just three years with the expiration of the Prop 301 sales tax, which generates $640 million. …

Expect More Arizona is eager to work together, across party lines, to find long-term funding solutions that support the success of every student, regardless of background, income or zip code.

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NAZ Today Teacher of the Week — Moses Aruguete

| March 14, 2018
NAZ Today Teacher of the Week — Moses Aruguete

NAZ’s Today teacher of the week is Moses Aruguete, a STEM teacher at Killip Elementary School.

Aruguete pursues his kids to be engaged in the community and guides them to be self-reliant. Aruguete believes there are three elements to a student’s success in science, and the STEM program. A vision of what you plan to accomplish, a positive attitude and knowing it is ok to fail are essential for a students’ success.

Students work on a variety of science projects throughout the school year. A solar powered model car, building snow shelters to withstand rain and gardening are just a few of the many projects being worked on. Aruguete and Killip Elementary welcome new ideas for projects with open doors.

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