Tag: Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy

FALA finances stabilized; new focus on improving C grade. See more education news here

| June 20, 2018
FALA finances stabilized; new focus on improving C grade. See more education news here

Eli Cohen, the new executive director at Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, is hoping for a bigger, bolder future for the school.

“I think we’ve been kind of treading water for a few years and now we’re finally able to plan for the future,” he said. “It doesn’t have to happen all in one year. We’ve got a strategic plan for one, three and five years into the future.”

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NPA superintendent retires with main goals achieved. See more education news here

| June 5, 2018
NPA superintendent retires with main goals achieved. See more education news here

After 12 years of guiding the growth of Northland Preparatory Academy, Superintendent Bob Lombardi is stepping down.

Lombardi said he’s enjoyed the years he’s spent at NPA helping the campus, the students and the staff grow from about 360 students in 2006 to 640 students today. The school has a 99 percent graduation rate with the majority of its graduates heading to college.

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Flagstaff Arts and Leadership seniors take the arts to a new level. See more education news here

| May 30, 2018
Flagstaff Arts and Leadership seniors take the arts to a new level. See more education news here

Two Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy seniors are following their hearts for the arts after high school.

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Flagstaff Arts and Leadership boardmember takes on role of interim executive director. See more education stories here

| April 4, 2018
Flagstaff Arts and Leadership boardmember takes on role of interim executive director. See more education stories here

A member of the governing board at Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy will step down in order to fill the position of interim executive director at the school.

According to an email from the FALA Board of Directors, the board chose Eli Cohen to fill the position after interviewing four candidates on March 28. The motion to appoint him passed unanimously and Cohen was accepted.

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Flagstaff Unified School Board opposes guns in schools. See more education stories here

| March 14, 2018
Flagstaff Unified School Board opposes guns in schools. See more education stories here

The Flagstaff Unified School District Board and superintendent have come out against the idea of arming teachers or staff with guns in a letter to parents earlier this month.

Arizona Revised Statutes currently do not allow guns to be carried on the grounds of public schools or universities unless the person is a law enforcement officer. Although several legislators have proposed several bills since 2008 that would allow guns to be carried on campus, all of those bills have failed.

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FALA unrolling fundraising plan to keep school on track. See more education stories here

| February 14, 2018
FALA unrolling fundraising plan to keep school on track. See more education stories here

Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy is enlisting the help of students, staff and parent volunteers to make a fundraising plan that will hopefully smooth out the school’s finances.

The academy finances have always been relatively cyclical because they depend on the number of students enrolled in the school, but recently a number of financial problems have come to a head, leaving the school facing the possibility of a shortfall of about $160,000 at the end of June, said FALA Executive Director Larry Wallen.

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Peter and Wendy

| February 9, 2018
Peter and Wendy

Your happiest thoughts on stage. Hot Cocoa. Pajamas.

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FALA facing $160,000 cash flow shortfall by end of summer. See more education stories here

| January 17, 2018
FALA facing $160,000 cash flow shortfall by end of summer. See more education stories here

Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy is working on a plan to smooth out some of the hills and valleys in its annual financial roller coaster.

The public charter school is facing the possibility of a shortfall of about $160,000 in cash at the end of June, said Larry Wallen, FALA’s new executive director.

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Winter Festival & Art Market

| December 3, 2017
Winter Festival & Art Market

Free event for families. There will be local artists, student art for sale to buy unique hand-made gifts and FALA swag. There is a kids corner for craft and gift making, winter wonderland instant photo-booth, food, caroling and more.

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FALA students visit France. See more education stories here

| September 27, 2017
FALA students visit France. See more education stories here

Ten students from Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy had the trip of a lifetime near the rural French town of Albi.

“Everywhere we went it was so beautiful and so different,” said Ellie Whiteman. “The culture is different. It was just such a great experience.”

The trip is designed to immerse students taking French at FALA into the language and culture in a way that can’t be done in the classroom, said Nadege Neta, one of FALA’s French teachers.

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