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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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2017 in Review: FUSD battled threats, high lead. See more education news here

| January 3, 2018
2017 in Review: FUSD battled threats, high lead. See more education news here

Flagstaff Unified School District’s year started off a bit rough with elevated lead levels being found in the water at Killip Elementary School, the decision over a new superintendent and threatening notes found at Flagstaff High School. Things seemed to smooth out in time for the new school year with new Superintendent Mike Penca taking office and a raise from the state for teachers.

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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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FUSD November 2017 newsletter

| November 8, 2017
FUSD November 2017 newsletter

• Superintendent’s Message
• Weather Schedule Changes
• Two High Schools — One Goal
• FHS AP Environmental Science Learning Outside the Classroom

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Flagstaff Unified to lose $353,000 due to past state overpayments. See more education stories here

| November 8, 2017
Flagstaff Unified to lose $353,000 due to past state overpayments. See more education stories here

Flagstaff Unified School District officials say they will be OK despite an expected 15 percent cut in federal Title I funds designated for schools with a high number of low-income students.

FUSD received $214,454 more in Title I funds than it was supposed to over the last four years due to a state processing error. Next year, it will receive a total of $353,000 less out of its $2 million Title I allotment.

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‘Legendary Teachers’ honored at the FUSD Governing Board

| October 25, 2017
‘Legendary Teachers’ honored at the FUSD Governing Board

Five teachers were honored as “Legendary Teachers” at the FUSD Governing Board meeting on Oct. 24.

Congratulations to; Randy Hopson, Suzy Jacobsen, Mary Lara, George Moate and Jodie Nicolson!

Though these teachers were honored formally they represent the hundreds of amazing, wonderful and legendary teachers in FUSD.

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BASIS.ed: Public schools, private rules. See more education stories here

| October 4, 2017
BASIS.ed: Public schools, private rules. See more education stories here

As the movement to create independent and innovative public schools spread across the country, Olga Block, an immigrant from the Czech Republic, wanted a more rigorous education for her daughter.

Block decided to start her own school with the help of her American husband, Michael, a Stanford-educated economist. She would combine the best of both worlds: the hands-on, slower-paced American learning environment and the rigorous European study habits Olga Block was used to back home.

“BASIS was essentially built on a mother’s love for her daughter,” said Bezanson, the BASIS.ed CEO.
The Blocks, who remain managers at BASIS.ed, declined to be interviewed.

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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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Annual Back-To-School Night

| August 19, 2017
Annual Back-To-School Night

The 2017-2018 school year is in full swing and the FUSD Indian Education Support Program is preparing for our annual Back to School Night. This year’s event will be at Mount Elden Middle School, 3223 N 4th Street, on August 30, 2017 from 5:30PM to 7:00PM. A great opportunity for families to learn about our community’s non-profits, businesses, and other organizations!

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FUSD August 2017 newsletter. See more FUSD education stories here

| August 9, 2017
FUSD August 2017 newsletter. See more FUSD education stories here

• Welcome To The New School Year
• Reminder — Bus Safety
• CocoNuts Make Connects in D.C.
• FUSD Middle Schools Highlighted by Expect More Arizona

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