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Spooktacular: Williams Elementary-Middle School fall carnival

| November 1, 2018
Spooktacular: Williams Elementary-Middle School fall carnival

Students and friends enjoyed a costume contest, raffle, food and games at the annual Williams Elementary-Middle School carnival Oct. 25.

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(Page) High school drama club performs fall play Nov. 7-9

| November 1, 2018
(Page) High school drama club performs fall play Nov. 7-9

The Page High School Drama Club will be performing a modern interpretation of the “Summoning of Everyman” on November 7, 8, and 9 at the Cultural Arts Building. The cast of 12 will attempt to transport the 600 year old play into our millennium with Nathan Haynie as the lead role.

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Arizona education board adopts new standards, support for evolution. See more statewide education news here

| October 24, 2018
Arizona education board adopts new standards, support for evolution. See more statewide education news here

The state Board of Education on Monday rebuffed a bid by schools chief Diane Douglas to adopt standards for public schools crafted by a Christian college for Arizona.

But whether schools may be allowed to use the standards from Hillsdale College remains an open question. Several board members said it might be appropriate to have that as an option for schools that choose not to follow the standards for history, social studies and science that the board did adopt, by a 6-4 vote.

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Education headlines race for Arizona governor, See more statewide education news here

| October 24, 2018
Education headlines race for Arizona governor, See more statewide education news here

By Bud Foster • KOLD NEWS13 TUCSON, AZ (TUCSON NEWS NOW) – When the Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey offered teachers a 1 percent pay raise during his budget presentation in January 2018, many educators took it as an insult. That led to a mass walkout in April dubbed #RedforEd, which resulted in Ducey promising a 20 […]

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Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey seeks applicants for school district governing boards

| October 24, 2018
Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey seeks applicants for school district governing boards

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey is seeking applicants for appointment to four school district governing boards in the County.

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey is seeking applicants for appointment to four school district governing boards in the County.

Grand Canyon Unified School District Governing Board – one seat is vacant.
Fredonia Moccasin Unified School District Governing Board – three seats are vacant.
Coconino Association for Vocations, Industry, and Technology (CAVIAT) Education District in Page and Fredonia – one seat in each district is vacant. 
Maine Consolidated School District Governing Board – two seats are vacant.
Applicants must be Arizona registered voters and residents of the school district for at least one year prior to the date of appointment.  Applicants or their spouses cannot be an employee of the district.

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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week: Jordan Morales’

| October 24, 2018
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week: Jordan Morales’

This week’s Teacher of the Week is Jordan Morales. Jordan is in her second year of teaching at Lura Kinsey Elementary School, who encourages her students to be kind and curious. 

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Five FUSD schools receive improved letter grades. See more education news here

| October 24, 2018
Five FUSD schools receive improved letter grades. See more education news here

The State of Arizona released 2018 letter grades for Arizona public schools earlier this month, and five Flagstaff Unified School District schools improved by at least one letter grade.

Leupp Public School moved up from a D to a C, Cromer Elementary School and Knoles Elementary School both improved from a C to a B, Sechrist Elementary went from a B to an A, and Kinsey Elementary –with the biggest increase – moved up from a D to a B.

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Impacts of domestic violence on children is serious; positive change is necessary. See more education news here

| October 24, 2018
Impacts of domestic violence on children is serious; positive change is necessary. See more education news here

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of an issue that affects every community, and a time to commit to doing something to help support and heal victims—especially the youngest victims.

While domestic violence is defined as a pattern of behavior that one person in a relationship uses to control the other, it’s not only those in the relationship that suffer. Children experience domestic violence by seeing it, hearing it and living in constant fear of something happening again. Sometimes violence in the home leads to children being removed from the home and placed in the foster care, system where a team of professionals, as well as their caretakers, may struggle to understand how to help.

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SUMC holds 9-hole challenge to benefit high school

| October 24, 2018
SUMC holds 9-hole challenge to benefit high school

Last Saturday, Oct. 20, The Sedona United Methodist Church held its 2nd annual benefit nine-hole golf tournament at Oakcreek Country Club.

This year’s beneficiaries were the Sedona Red Rock High School Library and the Sedona Community Food Bank. One-hundred percent of the auction and prize drawing proceeds will be directed to help our local school library with the purchase of new books and remedial care of existing volumes.

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Report card: Williams schools receive letter grades. See more education news here

| October 24, 2018
Report card: Williams schools receive letter grades. See more education news here

After earning a solid B last year, Williams High School slipped a grade and received a C in the recently released Arizona State Board of Education 2018 letter grades for Arizona schools. Williams Elementary-Middle School received a B, the same grade it received last year.

Heritage Elementary School also received a B, after receiving a C last year. Ash Fork Elementary-Middle School received an A, after not receiving a grade last year.

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