Tag: Education-Spotlight

Flagstaff Festival of Science begins with Keynote Presentation on Sept. 21, Science in the Park on Sept. 22

| September 19, 2018
Flagstaff Festival of Science begins with Keynote Presentation on Sept. 21, Science in the Park on Sept. 22

The 2018 Flagstaff Festival of Science, “Accelerating into the Future,” will explore the astounding changes our lives may take in the next few years. 

The FREE, award-winning 10-day Festival, Sept. 21 – 30, 2018, will showcase signature events such as Science in the Park (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Wheeler Park, 212 W. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff) and SCI Talks, as well as field trips, guided interpretive hikes, archaeological digs, hands-on workshops, panel discussions and presentations.

The W. L. Gore & Associates Keynote Presentation: “Self Driving Vehicles: Accelerating into the Future,” features Raj Rajkumar, Ph.D., professor of Electrical/ Computer Engineering, at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at NAU’s Ardrey Auditorium. 

Free tickets at the door for first-come, first served. Or pick up or print out tickets in advance through the NAU Central Ticket Office (nau.edu/cto; 928-523-5661).

(New this year to the festival will be the Flagstaff Early Childhood Fair — “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!,” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at at Flagstaff High School, 400 W. Elm St., Flagstaff. Vendors still needed. CLICK HERE for the vendor registration form and HERE for more information. Vendors interested in participating in the fair can send their completed registration forms to earlychildhoodfair@gmail.com)

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FACTS ‘Lights On’ Carnival draws a crowd at Flagstaff’s Bushmaster Park

| September 11, 2018
FACTS ‘Lights On’ Carnival draws a crowd at Flagstaff’s Bushmaster Park

Hundreds of families returned to the open air, enjoyed the warm weather, played carnival games, rode a miniature train and gained valuable educational lessons during the annual FACTS “Lights On” Carnival held Sept. 8 at Bushmaster Park in Flagstaff.

The carnival was moved last year to Sinagua Middle School due to rainy skies.

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Education on display at 2018 Coconino County Fair

| September 5, 2018
Education on display at 2018 Coconino County Fair

Students from dozens of local schools participated in the 69th Annual Coconino County Fair held Aug. 31 through Sept. 3, 2018 at the fairgrounds at Fort Tuthill County Park.

Public elementary, middle and high school; charter school and home-school students countywide submitted a variety of entries, which filled the entire Schools exhibit building.

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FUSD August/September 2018 newsletter. More FUSD news here

| August 22, 2018
FUSD August/September 2018 newsletter. More FUSD news here

• A Message from the FUSD Superintendent
• Important Upcoming Dates
• CTE Students Compete on a National Stage
• FUSD Welcomes New Administrators
• Here Comes The Bus
• Ellen Herman — Diamondbacks MVT
• Students Cannot Learn If They Are Not in School — The Importance of Attendance
• First Day of School
• What is a Bond? What is an Override?

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Fredonia celebrates its annual Back-to-School Night. See more related news here

| August 15, 2018
Fredonia celebrates its annual Back-to-School Night. See more related news here

The Fredonia-Moccasin Unified School District held its annual Back-to-School Night on Tuesday, Aug. 14. More than 70 backpacks were given to students by Flagstaff and Page representatives from the Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD), which also provided information on dental and health care.

Other participates staffing tables in front of the gymnasium were the Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth and the health districts’s Tobacco and Chronic Disease Prevention Program in Page.

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Flagstaff: Free backpacks with back-to-school shots and sports physicals. See related back-to-school news here

| August 7, 2018
Flagstaff: Free backpacks with back-to-school shots and sports physicals. See related back-to-school news here

The Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) Clinic is providing free backpacks to students that come in for back-to-school immunizations or sports physicals while supplies last.

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Volunteers needed for FUSD Teacher Supply Drive on Aug. 10-12. See related news here

| August 1, 2018
Volunteers needed for FUSD Teacher Supply Drive on Aug. 10-12. See related news here

We’re looking for volunteers to help with the Teacher Supply Drive on August 10, 11 & 12! Click the link to sign up! 

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School is just around the corner and so is the Teacher Supply Drive. You can drop off supplies at either Walmart on August 10th, 11th & 12th!  #SchoolSupplies #FUSD1

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Williams Unified celebrates 2018 Back-to-School Fair. More events to come countywide

| July 25, 2018
Williams Unified celebrates 2018 Back-to-School Fair. More events to come countywide

Parents and students gathered in the Williams Elementary-Middle School Gymnasium to register during the Williams Unified School District Back-to-School Registration Fair on July 23-24. By the end of the first day, most of the backpacks had been handed out, as families received a variety of school supplies provided by Coconino County agencies and area non profits.

More back-to-school school fairs are scheduled in Flagstaff, Fredonia and elsewhere in Coconino County.

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Williams Unified School District 2018 Back-to-School Fair (July 23-24) to be first in Coconino County

| July 18, 2018
Williams Unified School District 2018 Back-to-School Fair (July 23-24) to be first in Coconino County

The Williams Unified School District’s Registration & Back-To-School Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 23 and 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 at the Williams Elementary-Middle School Gymnasium. The event will be one of the first of such back-to-school events in Coconino County.

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Thomas Elementary’s Ellen Herman receives D-backs Most Valuable Teachers (MVT) Award

| July 10, 2018
Thomas Elementary’s Ellen Herman receives D-backs Most Valuable Teachers (MVT) Award

Ellen Herman, 4th grade teacher at Thomas Elementary, was recognized by the Arizona Diamondbacks through the D-backs Most Valuable Teachers (MVT) Award.

Arizona’s teachers are the foundation of our children’s education, and all students deserve great teachers who believe in their potential and will inspire them to be their very best.

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