Tag: Education-Spotlight

2018 Viola Awards nominees announced for Excellence in Arts, Science Education categories

| February 14, 2018
2018 Viola Awards nominees announced for Excellence in Arts, Science Education categories

The Flagstaff Arts Council has named:

Betsy Hamill – Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy
Chandra Hemminger – Summit High School
Joe Cornett – Flagstaff High School
Leslie Baker – Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy
Tim McKay – Mount Elden Middle School
as 2018 Viola Awards nominees in the Excellence in Arts Education category.

The Flagstaff Arts Council also named: 

Carrie Jenkins – Sinagua
Christine Sapio – Coconino High School
Rich Krueger – Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy
Susan Brown – Northland Preparatory Academy
as 2018 Viola Awards nominees in the Excellence in Science Education category.

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Mount Elden Middle School mural celebrates the Gallery of Life

| February 7, 2018
Mount Elden Middle School mural celebrates the Gallery of Life

The amazing art piece titled “Gallery of Life” at Mount Elden Middle School was a collaboration with the two art teachers, Laura Abrams and Alyson Bottke, 200 students and Mural Mice. All academies are represented and participated in the effort to create unity among the school.

“This mural project was an absolute joy to help organize, structure and lead as an art teacher at MEMS,” said Alyson Bottke.”Our students have tremendous creativity, skill and mastery of various techniques that enabled this mural to be painted during 13 school days.”

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Northern AZ STEM Unconference for educators on Feb. 10

| January 31, 2018
Northern AZ STEM Unconference for educators on Feb. 10

The Northern Arizona STEM Unconference will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Christensen Professional Learning Center, 4000 N. Cummings, Flagstaff.

This event is open to all educators! Collaborate with other colleagues, get your questions answered, brainstorm strategies for teaching STEM, and help your students become problem solvers.

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Report Highlights Challenges of State’s Youngest Children

| January 24, 2018
Report Highlights Challenges of State’s Youngest Children

Almost 1 in 3 young children in Arizona live in poverty, a risk factor for later difficulties, including lower academic achievement. This is just one of the challenges faced by many of Arizona’s almost 550,000 infants, toddlers and preschoolers and highlighted in a new report from First Things First.

Also included in the Building Bright Futures report:

• the population of children birth to 5 in Arizona is expected to grow by 19 percent by 2030;
• 29% of young children in Arizona live in poverty (compared to 24% nationally);
• 34% of young children lack the needed vaccinations (compared to 28% nationally);
• Only 26% of Arizona parents reported they had been asked to complete a developmental screening for their children (on par with national results); and
• 64% of Arizona children don’t attend preschool (compared to almost 47% nationally).

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First Things First — Coconino Region 2017 Impact Report

| January 17, 2018
First Things First — Coconino Region 2017 Impact Report

2017 impact reports showcase the work of FTF regional councils
Learn more about the exciting work accomplished in fiscal year 2017 by FTF regional partnership councils in local communities across Arizona.

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Coconino Community College to hold Financial Aid & Scholarship Fair on Jan. 20

| January 9, 2018
Coconino Community College to hold Financial Aid & Scholarship Fair on Jan. 20

Coconino Community College will present a Financial Aid & Scholarship Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at its Lone Tree Campus, 2800 E. Lone Tree Road, Flagstaff. 

Come learn about dozens of financial aid & scholarship opportunities at the inaugural Financial Aid & Scholarship Fair!.

This event is FREE and open to all students and families in Flagstaff. Not need to register.

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Poll Shows Education Remains Top Issue for Arizona Voters. See related stories here

| January 3, 2018
Poll Shows Education Remains Top Issue for Arizona Voters. See related stories here

Expect More Arizona, a nonprofit education advocacy organization, commissioned a statewide public opinion survey of 600 likely Arizona voters in mid-December 2017. For the third year in a row, the poll shows that Arizona voters believe education is the most important issue facing our state, above immigration, the economy or healthcare. They believe that lack of funding and low teacher pay are the state’s two most significant education issues.

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Expect More Arizona Releases Inaugural Progress Meter Newsletter

| December 25, 2017
Expect More Arizona Releases Inaugural Progress Meter Newsletter

Momentum continues to build around the Arizona Education Progress Meter as a nonpartisan framework for education in our state. Below are a few examples of how local governments, school districts and community organizations are using the Progress Meter to advance Arizona’s long-term education goals at the local level.

We know that it will take local communities leading the way to make significant progress on the Progress Meter indicators and to help the state reach its 60% attainment goal by 2030. Therefore, we’re engaging local governments in adopting the state’s attainment goal and the Progress Meter as their tool for measuring local impact on education. To date, 35 local governments have already signed on.

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CCC&Y Holding Homeless and Runaway Youth Drive

| December 20, 2017
CCC&Y Holding Homeless and Runaway Youth Drive

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is collecting gift cards for our annual Homeless and Runaway Youth Drive. …

All proceeds will be used in Coconino County to obtain gift cards that will benefit the local youth shelter/outreach program at Northland Family Help Center and various school districts’ McKinney–Vento homeless youth programs where cards will be used for homeless and runaway youth facing tremendous challenges.

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FUSD December 2017 newsletter

| December 12, 2017
FUSD December 2017 newsletter

• Superintendent’s Message
• MIT-e Students Visits CCC
• College and Career Readiness
• FHS Cross Country
• TAPP Winter Garden
• Sechrist’s Artist’s Hands
• DeMiguel “Rocks”
• CHS Cardboard Boat Races

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