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Need help filing the FAFSA? Here’s where you can get it

| December 5, 2018
Need help filing the FAFSA? Here’s where you can get it

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial aid eligibility for colleges and vocational schools can be a challenge for high school seniors and their parents.

To make it easier, high schools, community organizations and postsecondary schools around the state offer College Goal FAF$A workshops that have helped more than 55,000 students and their families complete the critically important application in the past 10 years, thanks to help from the Arizona Commission on Postsecondary Education.

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Arizona’s New Schools Superintendent on Challenges to Education Policy Change

| December 5, 2018
Arizona’s New Schools Superintendent on Challenges to Education Policy Change

For the first time in more than two decades, Arizonans elected a Democrat to the role of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Kathy Hoffman won a tight race against Republican Frank Riggs. Hoffman discussed some of her top priorities, how she plans to work across the aisle and some of the challenges she foresees.

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Flagstaff school makes ‘Helping Houses’ for Calif. fire victims. See more education news here

| December 5, 2018
Flagstaff school makes ‘Helping Houses’ for Calif. fire victims. See more education news here

Even second- and third-graders can help others in their times of need.

This was the message Kathy Marron hoped to communicate to her art students at Thomas Elementary School as they began creating “Helping Houses” to raise money for victims of the California wildfires who lost their homes.

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Cultural and personal meaning behind students’ award winning artwork. See more education news here

| December 5, 2018
Cultural and personal meaning behind students’ award winning artwork. See more education news here

Hopi High art students won 15 awards at the Arizona State Fair, but Hopi High art teacher Mary Duwynie felt it was just as important that thousands attending the state fair viewed the students work.

Duwyenie said it was an important opportunity for the students to showcase their work and compare their art work to students from other schools.

“Hopi Tewa art is different so our students stood out. Some have personal meaning and some have cultural meaning,” she said.

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SOCSD discusses high student achievement goals, first budget revision of the year

| December 5, 2018
SOCSD discusses high student achievement goals, first budget revision of the year

The Sedona-Oak Creek School District Governing Board opened its Tuesday, Nov. 13, meeting with Board Vice President Heather Hermen and Superintendent Dennis Dearden giving plaudits to individuals who, in their view, were instrumental in the campaign for the continuation of Proposition 447, the SOCSD Budget Increase Override, which passed comfortably on Nov. 6.

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Ratchet and clank: Williams Elementary-Middle School embarks on new robotics program. See more Williams News education news here

| December 5, 2018
Ratchet and clank: Williams Elementary-Middle School embarks on new robotics program. See more Williams News education news here

Its 3:45 p.m. and the halls at Williams Elementary-Middle School are empty. The buses have departed with many students eager to head home. But down the middle school hall, near the back of the school, there is a buzz of activity.

About 40 students are spread between two classrooms — hunkered over computers, scribbling in notebooks and tinkering with Legos.

These students are part of new program at the school, the First Lego League, that teaches students the basics of robotics under the eye of coordinator and middle school math teacher Donya Hadder.

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Page Unified School District Chronic Absences Survey

| December 5, 2018
Page Unified School District Chronic Absences Survey

This survey is to help us understand the issues our parents/guardians and students face when it comes to attendance and the issues of chronic absences. Let’s us know what ways we can make getting to the classroom an easier process!

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Trevor Yazzie and Valerie Gee named UNITY ambassador and princess

| December 5, 2018
Trevor Yazzie and Valerie Gee named UNITY ambassador and princess

The Page Unified School District’s U.N.IT.Y. Club (United National Indian Tribal Youth) and the Heritage Committee welcomed the new cultural ambassador Trevor Yazzie and the new princess Valerie Gee to their 2018-19 reigns last week.

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Blood Drive Page High School

| December 5, 2018
Blood Drive Page High School

If you are looking to save a life, why not save three? Just a pint of blood saves three lives! Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 9:30 am-2:30 pm in the CAB lobby you can give the gift of life by making a donation at the Page High School blood drive.

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Flagstaff’s San Francisco de Asis Catholic School Bolsters Preschool Program

| December 5, 2018
Flagstaff’s San Francisco de Asis Catholic School Bolsters Preschool Program

In Flagstaff, the oldest continually run Catholic school in the state now boasts an award-winning preschool. While the school itself includes classes up to grade eight, the preschool is preparing local three- and four-year-olds for their foray into kindergarten.

With two preschool classrooms for 39 students, San Francisco de Asis Catholic School (SFdA) was recently honored with a five-star rating through Arizona’s First Things First Quality First program. The rating is the highest available and a first for the First Things First Coconino region.

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