Tag: Flagstaff Unified School District

FUSD September 2017 newsletter. See more FUSD education stories here

| September 6, 2017
FUSD September 2017 newsletter. See more FUSD education stories here

• Alpine Institute — Expansion of Place-Based Learning
• Kinsey Receives a STEM Grant
• Killip — Restoring History
• FUSD Welcomes New Teachers

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FUSD Open House Nights concludes with Aug. 31 event at Coconino High School

| August 30, 2017
FUSD Open House Nights concludes with Aug. 31 event at Coconino High School

The Flagstaff Unified School District will conclude its annual series of open house nights at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 at Coconino High School.

Open house nights were presented this past week on Aug. 28 at Flagstaff High School, Aug. 29 at Mount Elden Middle School and Cromer Elementary School; and Aug. 30 at Sinagua Middle School.

Also on Thursday, the FUSD Indian Education Support Program held its annual Back-to-School Night at Mount Elden Middle School.

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Flagstaff students prepare to experience eclipse

| August 23, 2017
Flagstaff students prepare to experience eclipse

Several Flagstaff schools will be giving students a chance to safely view the solar eclipse and at the same time honor the request of traditional Navajo students who do not wish to view the eclipse.

Most schools, such as DeMiguel and Marshall elementaries, Sinagua Middle, Summit High School and Basis Flagstaff, will have some classes going outside to view the eclipse with safety solar glasses. These students should have had permission slips signed by their parents.

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Celebrating Flagstaff – The First STEM City in America

| August 23, 2017
Celebrating Flagstaff – The First STEM City in America

Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) and the City of Flagstaff will celebrate the sixth anniversary of declaring Flagstaff the “First STEM City in America” with displays STEM-focused displays from five FUSD schools in the lobby of City Hall. The displays will be available for public viewing from Sept. 7 through Sept. 21.

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Leaping into learning: First day of school for new FUSD teachers. See more education stories here

| August 9, 2017
Leaping into learning: First day of school for new FUSD teachers. See more education stories here

At Kinsey Elementary School, veteran kindergarten teacher Nina Andersson and new first-grade teacher Jessica Fetsco are ready to start the new school year.

“I’m looking forward to getting to know my students and celebrating their successes with them,” Fetsco said. …

 Fetsco is one of 67 new teachers who were hired by Flagstaff Unified School District. It’ll be the first year that she’ll have a whole classroom to herself.

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Flagstaff’s annual Teacher Supply Drive starts Thursday. See more education stories here

| August 2, 2017
Flagstaff’s annual Teacher Supply Drive starts Thursday. See more education stories here

Suddenlink and the Flagstaff Greater Chamber of Commerce’s annual Teacher Supply Drive starts at noon on Thursday at both local Walmart stores. The drive runs from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Walmart Supercenter, 2601 E. Huntington Dr., and Walmart at 2750 S. Woodlands Village Blvd.

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Flagstaff Unified Middle Schools Create Academic Intervention Program to Ensure Students Are Prepared for High School. See more education stories here

| July 26, 2017
Flagstaff Unified Middle Schools Create Academic Intervention Program to Ensure Students Are Prepared for High School. See more education stories here

It was hard to work into the daily schedule, but it has been worth it. Six years ago, the team at Sinagua Middle School in Flagstaff Unified School District recognized that not all of their students were making it to high school with the skills that they needed to be successful, so they created a robust monitoring and intervention program to catch students’ challenges early. The district’s elementary schools were already seeing great success with their intervention programs, so it only made sense to continue the effort as students progressed.

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Mike Penca: New FUSD leader still a teacher at heart

| July 26, 2017
Mike Penca: New FUSD leader still a teacher at heart

The Arizona Daily Sun recently sat down with Flagstaff Unified School District’s new superintendent Mike Penca to discuss his plans for the new school year.

Penca was hired by the FUSD Governing Board in April and arrived in town about three weeks ago. He comes from Mason City Schools in Iowa, where he has served as a teacher, a principal for the last 20 years and most recently an interim superintendent for the last year.

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Flagstaff AzMERIT scores in the mail. See more education stories here

| July 19, 2017
Flagstaff AzMERIT scores in the mail. See more education stories here

Parents of Flagstaff Unified School District students will be getting AzMERIT assessment on their student in the mail soon.

The Flagstaff Unified School District Director of Research and Assessment Robert Hagstrom told the FUSD Governing Board Tuesday evening that some of the district’s school AzMERIT reports are starting to trickle in and student reports should be going out to parents before the end of the month. The official results are embargoed by the Arizona Department of Education from the general public and the media until the end of August, he said.

This is the first year that schools will be graded under the new A-F Accountability Plan. Arizona students have been taking the AzMERIT tests for the last three years but because the test is so new, the state has held off on the school grading portion.

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FUSD, STEM City participate in Flagstaff 4th of July Parade

| July 5, 2017
FUSD, STEM City participate in Flagstaff 4th of July Parade

Supporters of the Flagstaff Unified School District, STEM City and other educational groups took part in the 21st annual Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade.

“The 4th of July Parade was great fun with the FUSD entry,” district officials reported. “Thank you to all of the families, FUSD Governing Board members, administrators and staff that joined us as well as all of the spectators cheering us on. It was a great morning.”

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