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Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) Counselor Wednesday May 20

| May 19, 2020
Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) Counselor Wednesday May 20

WildOut Counselor + Ally Wednesday. Summer Melt Resources. Learning about resources for your students to ensure they enroll in college this fall.

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Local Education Spotlight: FUSD High Schools Announce Graduation. Procession on May 29. Grand Canyon, Williams also announce plans. See more local education news

| May 19, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: FUSD High Schools Announce Graduation. Procession on May 29. Grand Canyon, Williams also announce plans. See more local education news

Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) high schools, Coconino High School, Flagstaff High School, and Summit High School, will hold graduation processions on Fourth Street in Flagstaff, Arizona on Friday, May 29, 2020.  The event will include an opportunity for graduates to be recognized while still ensuring necessary social distancing measures. 

 “We are very proud of the accomplishments and efforts of FUSD’s senior students over many years.” said Superintendent Michael Penca. “They are graduating under extraordinary circumstances in which they have demonstrated persistence, patience, and compassion for others.  While we all wish we could hold our traditional ceremony, we know this event will be a special celebration for our seniors, their families, and our entire community.”

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Teaching model ‘flips’ traditional classroom in Arizona. See more state education news here

| May 19, 2020
Teaching model ‘flips’ traditional classroom in Arizona. See more state education news here

With the development of new technology over the past few decades, teachers now can do something they’ve never done before: bring onscreen lectures to their students’ homes. Arizona classrooms have begun using this teaching method to flip traditional homework and in-class lectures.

Flipped classrooms swap what students do in class with what they usually do at home. Homework becomes watching a teacher’s video lectures, sometimes in tandem with a reading assignment or exercise, at home, then coming to class the next day to work on projects. Through those projects, students are able to apply in class what they learned from the video, with their teacher ready to assist and answer questions.

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High School Seniors Are ‘Making Lemonade out of Lemons’ With Graduations Online, at Drive-Ins and on Racetracks. See more national education news here

| May 19, 2020
High School Seniors Are ‘Making Lemonade out of Lemons’ With Graduations Online, at Drive-Ins and on Racetracks. See more national education news here

Briauna Leonard graduated from high school at home wearing pajamas and sitting at her kitchen table beside her cat, Mr. Pickles, watching the salutatory address that she recorded a week earlier in an almost empty auditorium. …

Now, instead of packing auditoriums, gymnasiums and football fields with graduates and their families, schools have shifted to virtual ceremonies or socially distant celebrations at drive-in movie theaters, school parking lots or the Daytona International Speedway. Some schools have delayed graduations or scheduled individual ceremonies at which a graduate can walk across a stage and receive their diploma, with just immediate family in attendance.

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Mindfullness Spotlight: This Too shall Pass

| May 19, 2020
Mindfullness Spotlight: This Too shall Pass

We invite you to take 3 belly breaths. Ah, how did that feel for just 3 seconds to only focus on one thing, your breath? Our breath centers us and provides focus. Through this calming, we can remind ourselves “this too shall pass.” Honestly, both the highs and lows will pass. So, enjoy the good while you are in it! And know the not-so-good or even downright overwhelming will pass, eventually.

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Connections Spotlight: Join a winning team to help families in Coconino County

| May 19, 2020
Connections Spotlight: Join a winning team to help families in Coconino County

As Coconino County and the state of Arizona ease out of the Coronavirus lockdown, many questions remain.

Are we heading for a second wave requiring families in hotspots to once again shelter at home? Will schools reopen this summer or fall? Are parents prepared to meet additional teach-at-home challenges? How have children survived the past few months — are they feeling depressed, isolated, traumatized, both physically and mentally?

So many questions. At the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, we have been busy trying to help families, partner organizations and members navigate this new virtual world. …

Now, more than ever, there is so much to do to help families in Coconino County, and with your help as a supporting member, we can continue to help the community and expand our efforts to meet the ever-changing times. Please visit here for membership options.

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CPLC Parenting Arizona hosting special online Active Parenting ages 5-12 starting May 19

| May 12, 2020
CPLC Parenting Arizona hosting special online Active Parenting ages 5-12 starting May 19

Parenting Arizona will be hosting a special 3-week Active Parenting of ages 5-12 Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting May 19th at 12 PM!

The platform will be Microsoft Teams, and a link to the group will be emailed to participants. We would like to get participants registered as soon as possible, so as to ensure quick delivery of books and materials. The attached flyer provides more  information for the Parenting Class. Please feel free to post and/or hand out to families!

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Make a Difference for National Foster Care Month

| May 12, 2020
Make a Difference for National Foster Care Month

The month of May is National Foster Care Month, a time to recognize the critical role that we each can play in transforming the lives of foster youth in our communities. There are currently more than 13,000 children in foster care in Arizona and 387 of these children currently reside in Coconino County.

Thousands of committed foster parents, social workers, advocates, professionals, and volunteers work tirelessly to protect and nurture these vulnerable children and find them a permanent, stable place to call home but there is more the community can do to help. 

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Northern Arizona Clinical Leaders Coalition reminds communities emergency rooms, other health care services safe for care

| May 12, 2020
Northern Arizona Clinical Leaders Coalition reminds communities emergency rooms, other health care services safe for care

During the COVID-19 outbreak in Arizona, some community members may not be receiving important health care – for fear of being exposed to COVID-19. The northern Arizona Clinical Leaders Coalition wants to remind our communities that emergency rooms and other health care services are safe for care.

If someone has a physical or mental health concern, it is important to seek care when it is needed. Please call care providers to learn about safe ways they have established to treat patients during the pandemic. One of these ways may be through phone and video using telehealth.

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Children’s Action Alliance announces COVID-19 State Policy Agenda

| May 12, 2020
Children’s Action Alliance announces COVID-19 State Policy Agenda

The Arizona Senate re-convened last Friday (May 8) and notified the House that it plans to adjourn. The House appears to be more divided and has yet to indicate if it will follow suit. Whether the legislature will continue the current session or agree to end session and wait for Ducey to call a special legislative session is very unclear at this point. What is clear to us at Children’s Action Alliance are the critical actions state lawmakers must take to ensure that children and families’ needs are addressed during this crisis.

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