Tag: Williams High School

AzMERIT scores rise in Ash Fork and Williams

| September 19, 2018
AzMERIT scores rise in Ash Fork and Williams

Each year, Arizona students in third through eleventh grade take the AzMERIT standardized test. Although not required for graduation or promotion, passing scores are used as a measure by administrators for school performance and in some cases as a marker for prospective parents seeking schools.

The majority of Arizona students performed poorly this year with just 41 percent of Arizona students receiving passing grades, and many northern Arizona schools were no exception. …

Williams High School made strides this year and surpassed the state average in both English and math. The results showed that 39 percent of students passed the English portion and 37 percent passed the math portion. The state average was 35 for math and 30 for English.

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Safety in the halls: Student resource officer begins at WUSD

| September 5, 2018
Safety in the halls: Student resource officer begins at WUSD

Students at Williams High School and Williams Elementary-Middle School will be seeing a familiar face roaming the halls and walking the school grounds this week as Officer Dwaine Simpson steps into a new position as the student resource officer for the school district.

Simpson, who has been a patrol officer with the Williams Police Department for 11 years, accepted the position this fall and recently returned from training that certifies him for the position.

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WUSD to offer incentives for AzMERIT teachers. See more education news here

| August 15, 2018
WUSD to offer incentives for AzMERIT teachers. See more education news here

As districts prepare for another school year, looming spring AzMERIT testing already has school administrators planning ahead.

Last year, the Arizona Department of Education returned to issuing A-F letter grades for schools, with the state’s AzMERIT standardized test results weighing heavily on those grades. 

Williams High School and Williams Elementary-Middle School received B grades.

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Santana awarded Elks Lodge scholarship

| July 25, 2018
Santana awarded Elks Lodge scholarship

Williams High School graduate Alexis Santana was awarded a $500 scholarship from Needles Elks Lodge #1608 May 1, following her graduation from Williams High School. Alexis will be attending the University of Arizona in Phoenix this fall.

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Paige Kmetz receives $500 scholarship from Williams Child Abuse Prevention Council

| May 8, 2018
Paige Kmetz receives $500 scholarship from Williams Child Abuse Prevention Council

Paige Kmetz, a senior at Williams High School, received a $500 scholarship from the Williams Child Abuse Prevention Council during the Williams High School Award Ceremony.

Her winning essay showed her compassion, knowledge and experienced response to child abuse in her community.

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Lending a hand: Williams groups announce scholarships for students. See more education news here

| March 14, 2018
Lending a hand: Williams groups announce scholarships for students. See more education news here

With graduation two months away, Williams High School seniors were given an opportunity to meet with area businesses, organizations and families to learn about scholarship opportunities in the community March 20.

With several thousands of dollars in scholarships available, graduates were able to meet representatives from groups such as the Rotary Club, Masonic Lodge and Williams Education Association as well as individual supporters to learn about opportunities available to them.

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Grease monkeys: Williams Auto Class makes learning fun

| January 10, 2018
Grease monkeys: Williams Auto Class makes learning fun

Williams High School students completed the first semester of the newly restored automotive shop class in December.

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Candlelight vigil held in Williams for slain teacher. More education stories here

| October 25, 2017
Candlelight vigil held in Williams for slain teacher. More education stories here

Friends and employees of Grand Canyon Railway held a vigil Oct. 22 at the Babbitt-Polson Stage in Williams to honor Cathryn Gorospe, a Glendale kindergarten teacher who was reported missing Oct. 6. Cathryn worked as a seasonal employee for the Grand Canyon Railway. Her remains were found in Mayer Oct. 13.

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Making the grade: Williams schools go from D to B. See more education stories here

| October 18, 2017
Making the grade: Williams schools go from D to B. See more education stories here

Arizona school letter grades have been released by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) for the 2016-2017 school year, and administrators at Williams Unified School District are pleased with the results.

Both Williams High School (WHS) and Williams Elementary-Middle School (WEMS) received B grades from the Arizona Department of Education. The last time the grades came out — 2014 — WHS received a C and WEMS received a D.

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WHS Senior spotlight: Looking at graduation and beyond. See more education stories here

| October 4, 2017
WHS Senior spotlight: Looking at graduation and beyond. See more education stories here

Tori Maebe is attending Williams High School (WHS) for the first time as a senior after being homeschooled her entire life.

Maebe has played volleyball and been on the mountain bike team for four years at the high school.

Maebe enjoyed her homeschool and online classes but wanted to experience school with her friends. She is looking forward to activities such as prom and homecoming.

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