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TLC recruiting parents, caregivers for next 12-week Family Development Course

| June 21, 2017
TLC recruiting parents, caregivers for next 12-week Family Development Course

TLC is beginning to recruit parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5 for our next 12-week Family Development Course at Killip Elementary School. Classes will be held in the evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, with childcare provided and dinner served at 5pm for those interested.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff — The Educational Data Shows…

| June 14, 2017
LAUNCH Flagstaff — The Educational Data Shows…

LAUNCH Flagstaff supports cradle–to–career initiatives to achieve a world-class education community wide. We envision world-class education as every student prepared for every opportunity. More specifically, it is a student-centered, holistic system of performance-based learning that:
• facilitates personal mastery over time of relevant content and social-emotional skills
• empowers critical thinking, self-advocacy and creative expression with
• collaborative problem-solving and respectful discourse that
• values diversity through multi-cultural literacy and a global perspective.

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Grand Canyon Youth Launches Kinsey Verde River Program

| June 7, 2017
Grand Canyon Youth Launches Kinsey Verde River Program

Nearly 20 years into their mission of helping youth explore the rivers and canyons of the southwest, Grand Canyon Youth (GCY) is expanding their scope to the Verde Valley. Although the Flagstaff based non-profit is known for multi-day wilderness river trips, expanding programming onto the Clarkdale section of the Verde allows GCY to run day-trips with local elementary students.

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Killip Elementary School holds ‘Celebration of After School Learning’

| May 31, 2017
Killip Elementary School holds ‘Celebration of After School Learning’

In the wake of dramatic funding cuts, Killip Elementary School held a “Celebration of After School Learning” (on May 26).

Visitors, including Flagstaff Vice Mayor Jamie Whelan and City Council Member Charlie Odegaard, learned about the Garden and Habitat Clubs, two project-based learning programs for 2nd & 3rd graders, watched the award winning chess players, saw the martial arts students in action, took a tour of the schools outdoor learning spaces, and enjoyed garden-inspired food.

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FUSD celebrates 2017 graduates

| May 24, 2017
FUSD celebrates 2017 graduates

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 graduates of Summit, Flagstaff and Coconino high schools.

Profiles of several graduating high school seniors from each of the schools are available on the FUSD Facebook website.

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Several FUSD teachers receive Teacher Awards for Sustainable Curriculum

| May 17, 2017
Several FUSD teachers receive Teacher Awards for Sustainable Curriculum

The Sustainable Economic Development Initiative (SEDI) (on May 11) awarded several FUSD teachers with their Teacher Awards for Sustainable Curriculum (TASC) awards.

These awards were created by SEDI 8 years ago to encourage and recognize development and implementation of innovative educational approaches in all disciplines that instill in students the importance, value and practicality of local environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability.

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Community Action Needed to Re-Authorize Secure Rural Schools

| April 29, 2017
Community Action Needed to Re-Authorize Secure Rural Schools

For over 100 years, the federal government has shared 25 percent of federal forest revenues with counties to compensate them for federal ownership of forest lands that cannot be taxed at the local level, but these revenue-sharing payments are no longer even sufficient to cover the services that must be provided. And now there seems to be a drop in these funds and perhaps even elimination!

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Arizona Daily Sun: Summer camp 2017

| April 26, 2017
Arizona Daily Sun: Summer camp 2017

With summer on the horizon, the Arizona Daily Sun has compiled its annual list of area summer camps.

Camps and programs include: Arboretum at Flagstaff – 2017 Eco Explorers Summer Camps; Grand Canyon Youth; Mountain Adventure Camp, Canyon Dance Academy, 2812 N. Izabel St.; Camp Iwannago 2017 (Flagstaff Unified School District FACTS); Harkins Theatres’ Summer Movie Fun; TheatriKIDS’ 2017 Summer Programming; Museum of Northern Arizona Discovery 2017 Summer Camps; Coconino County Parks and Recreation; Summer Camp KJ; Foresight Learning Center; ARTshop; Summit Gymnastics Academy, 1926 N. Fourth St., suite 7; Flagstaff Junior Academy Summer Camps and NAU Volleyball Camp- www.nauvolleyballcamp.com.

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Summer Youth Camps coming to region

| April 13, 2017
Summer Youth Camps coming to region

Registration for a variety of summer youth camps have opened throughout the region. Please visit the following links for more information.

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Educator Highlight: Sheri Bain — Flagstaff High School

| April 11, 2017
Educator Highlight: Sheri Bain — Flagstaff High School

For Sheri Bain, a Pre-AP Calculus, Pre-Calculus and Engineering teacher at Flagstaff High School, one of the most rewarding elements of her profession is staying in touch with her former students and seeing the progress they have made in their academic and professional careers.

“I like teaching high school kids in particular as they get ready for life after high school. I want them to be great students. The kids email me and tell me what they are doing. It’s fun to see how they are doing. My favorite ones are the students who at first hated math but now say they see it as a necessary evil.”

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