Tag: Sedona Red Rock News

Chamber Music Sedona inspiring youth

| January 10, 2018
Chamber Music Sedona inspiring youth

Since 1982, Chamber Music Sedona has been striving to enrich the lives of Northern Arizona residents by bringing world-class musicians to Sedona audiences. While establishing its reputation as one of the state’s leading presenters of chamber music, CMS has also been a valuable supporter of the community in another way, through a partnership with the Music Department of Sedona Red Rock High School.

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SOCSD rejects Superintendent Lykins’ bonus. See more education stories here

| December 13, 2017
SOCSD rejects Superintendent Lykins’ bonus. See more education stories here

Superintendent Dave Lykins’ evaluation was the first item on the Sedona-Oak Creek School District Governing Board’s agenda on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

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Forum addresses plan for Sedona-Oak Creek School District’s future

| December 6, 2017
Forum addresses plan for Sedona-Oak Creek School District’s future

Talk about the state of schools in Sedona continued as the Sedona-Oak Creek School District’s strategic planning committee held its second community forum Wednesday, Nov. 29 at West Sedona School.

Don Groves, the education consultant leading the committee, reiterated the group’s goals at the top of the meeting

“Our goal is to develop the goals and objectives for a strategic plan with clear direction and support to best prepare our students to be able to live and thrive in an exponentially changing world.”

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Children’s author collaborates with teens

| November 29, 2017
Children’s author collaborates with teens

A tale about a lonely tree finding friendship with animals of the forest has brought together a local author and three Sedona Red Rock High School sophomores in their own story of creativity and collaboration.

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Sedona-Oak Creek School District forum gathers input. See more education stories here

| November 22, 2017
Sedona-Oak Creek School District forum gathers input. See more education stories here

Sedona-Oak Creek School District’s strategic planning committee hosted its first community forum Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Big Park Community School.

At the forum, the committee, headed by Don Groves of consulting organization Education Re-Engineered, invited school district stakeholders to share what they saw were the district’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

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SOCSD starts strategic planning

| November 15, 2017
SOCSD starts strategic planning

The Sedona-Oak Creek School District had one of its first strategic planning committee meetings Nov. 2. The committee, led by education consultant Don Groves, will spend the next months reviewing district data and listening to community input in the first phase of drafting a strategic plan for the school district.

The committee discussed the three main categories of its data gathering efforts: Community input, educational future forecasting and a catchall category for data that doesn’t fit in the other two categories.

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Sedona Charter School earns B. See more education stories here

| November 8, 2017
Sedona Charter School earns B. See more education stories here

In early October, the Arizona Board of Education presented its preliminary grades for the state’s schools, which assesses schools on an A to F scale in an effort to promote accountability and growth.

Sedona Charter School earned a B, which, according to the board’s website, means the school has “high performance on statewide assessment and/or significant student growth.”

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SRRHS hosts bilingual night

| November 1, 2017
SRRHS hosts bilingual night

Sedona Red Rock High School hosted its first Hispanic Community Outreach Night Tuesday, Oct. 24, in its cafeteria.

Tables filled with more than 70 students, parents, teachers, school administrators and board members, firefighters, police officers and involved community members, all enticed with free pizza and soda.

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Sedona to have Unified track team

| October 25, 2017
Sedona to have Unified track team

Coming this spring, a new sports team will call Sedona home: The Sedona Red Rockers.

The team will be comprised of local special education students and their partners for what is known as a Unified Sports team under the Arizona Interscholastic Association. It is the only program of its kind in the northern part of Yavapai County, according to Dr. Trish Alley, director of special education at Sedona Oak-Creek School District.

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Lawsuit strikes at skyrocketing college tuition

| October 18, 2017
Lawsuit strikes at skyrocketing college tuition

Last month, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents, which governs the state’s three public universities, claiming the board has been “dramatically and unconstitutionally increasing the price of base tuition and mandatory fees at Arizona’s public universities by more than 300 percent since 2003.” …

While Sedona families can hope that Brnovich’s prosecution may mean their kids could have lower tuition come this May, the probability of that is far from secure

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