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FUSD May-June Newsletter

| May 20, 2015
FUSD May-June Newsletter

May 2015 • Flagstaff Unified School District A sample of seniors from Coconino, Flagstaff and Summit high schools are profiled in the May-June FUSD Newsletter, which also contains information on FHS welding winning awards, the DeMiguel Odyssey of the Mind team heading to Michigan State; the successful FHS Quiz Bowl teams; the CocoNuts attending the World […]

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More than 400 filled Coconino High School for Circus and STEM fun at the Early Childhood Fair

| May 20, 2015
More than 400 filled Coconino High School for Circus and STEM fun at the Early Childhood Fair

May 20, 2015 • By Cynthia Pardo • First Things First FLAGSTAFF – Catapults made out of marshmallows, harmonicas made out of Popsicle sticks, planting flowers and stilt walkers were some of the fun and creative things that kids and families recently experienced at the 5th Annual Flagstaff Early Childhood Fair at Coconino High School. The April 18 event, […]

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NAU alumni and students recognized by Rodel Foundation

| May 20, 2015
NAU alumni and students recognized by Rodel Foundation

May 15, 2015 • Northern Arizona University Making up nearly half of the awards presented, NAU alumni and students have dominated the Rodel Foundation’s Aspiring Principal and Promising Student Teacher awards. The Rodel Foundation is an organization committed to improving Arizona’s education by honoring exemplary principals, aspiring principals and education role models in high-need schools throughout Maricopa, Pima, Pinal and Yavapai counties. […]

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Page Class of 2015 a resilient bunch

| May 20, 2015
Page Class of 2015 a resilient bunch

May 17, 2015 • By Todd Glasenapp • Arizona Daily Sun correspondent PAGE — Unseasonably cool weather became one final obstacle for the resilient Class of 2015 of Page High School Saturday night. The 189-member class endured a road closure, a fire and a car crashing into a science classroom during its four-year run that was […]

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More summer educational opportunities available in Flagstaff

| May 20, 2015
More summer educational opportunities available in Flagstaff

May 20, 2015 • By Frank X. Moraga • CCC&Y With the traditional school year rapidly coming to a close, there are a variety of summer camps and other educational opportunities available in Northern Arizona to help young people avoid the summer brain drain. • FACTS CAMP IWANNAGO will be held from 6:45 a.m. to 6 […]

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How to Help Teens Make the Most of Summer’s Freedom

| May 20, 2015
How to Help Teens Make the Most of Summer’s Freedom

May 18, 2015 • Opinion • By Dr. Frances Mills-Yerger Ph.D • Workshops for Youth and Families • AZEDNEWS It seems as if the school year takes forever to end and then we parents are looking at what we have in mind to keep kids and teens occupied over the summer. What is especially important […]

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Active ‘Brain Breaks’ Increase Focus, Learning, Teachers Say

| May 20, 2015
Active ‘Brain Breaks’ Increase Focus, Learning, Teachers Say

May 13, 2015 • By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service When students get antsy, what should a teacher do? Some Arizona teachers have found that giving their students a “brain break” of a few minutes of physical activity not only gets the wiggles out but also sharpens children’s focus and improves their behavior. […]

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Flagstaff Students Take Part in Southwest Experimental Garden Array Project

| May 13, 2015
Flagstaff Students Take Part in Southwest Experimental Garden Array Project

Seven AP Biology and former AP Environmental Science students from Flagstaff High School went to the Mangum Ranch on the Kaibab Plateau of Northern Arizona for a service-learning project from April 22 to 26 with the Southwest Experimental Garden Array (SEGA) Project in partnership with the Grand Canyon Trust, The Arboretum of Flagstaff, the Department of Biology and College of Forestry at Northern Arizona University.

SEGA is designed to study and model the effects on climate change on ecosystems of the U.S. Southwest, as well as, to provide study sites for scientists across the nation.

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Challenge Aims to Eliminate Kids’ Summer Hunger

| May 13, 2015
Challenge Aims to Eliminate Kids’ Summer Hunger

May 13, 2015 • By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service For many Arizona students, leaving school for the summer also means losing their source of healthy meals. They don’t have to though, because this summer children up to 18 years old can receive free, nutritious breakfasts, lunches and snacks at over 1,100 Arizona […]

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Arizona reports largest percentage cuts to higher education funding per student in nation

| May 13, 2015
Arizona reports largest percentage cuts to higher education funding per student in nation

May 13, 2015 • Children’s Action Alliance Arizona stands out in higher education according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. But it’s not because of our innovative programs, cutting edge research, or amazing graduates. Between 2008 and 2015, Arizona had the largest percentage cuts to higher education funding per student […]

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