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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Maggie McCorkle’ of Sinagua Middle School

| March 19, 2019
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Maggie McCorkle’ of Sinagua Middle School

Teacher of the week, Maggie McCorkle, leads a classroom that is based on honesty and transparency to create a positive culture at Sinagua Middle School. She became a teacher so she could be there for people, by giving them knowledge or emotional support. She wants to create an environment where students are comfortable.

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FALA, Thomas Elementary teachers take top educator honors at 2019 Viola Awards

| March 5, 2019
FALA, Thomas Elementary teachers take top educator honors at 2019 Viola Awards

Rich Krueger of the Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy (FALA) received the Excellence of Science Award during the 2019 Viola Awards, presented March 2 at the High Country Conference Center. Kathy Marron of Thomas Elementary School in Flagstaff received the Excellence in Arts Education Award. 

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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Molly Joralmon’

| February 26, 2019
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Molly Joralmon’

Molly Joralmon, a special needs teacher at Sinagua Middle School, makes an efforts to encourage and inspire her students. Joralmon’s classroom includes a kitchen, where students can learn how to cook and create, as a part of the schools Living Skills program. Joralmon says that no matter what challenges a student has, they can always have the chance to learn. Carol Sharpe, Molly’s co-teacher, regards Molly as a good teacher as well as good friend.

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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Kathy Marron’

| February 19, 2019
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Kathy Marron’

For our first Teacher of the Week this year, we profile Kathy Marron, an art teacher at Thomas Elementary. Marron tells us the key to a successful art class lies in the balance between creativity and organization. Her students say Marron’s enthusiasm also plays a big role.

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Children’s Action Alliance: We Are Hiring an Executive and Development Assistant

| February 18, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance: We Are Hiring an Executive and Development Assistant

Children’s Action Alliance is hiring an executive and development assistant.

The successful candidate will be an experienced professional who will provide support to CAA’s management team and staff.

The job description can be found on our website and we encourage you to share with others who may be qualified.

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CocoNuts host AZ and NM Robotics Championship

| February 12, 2019
CocoNuts host AZ and NM Robotics Championship

The Coconino High School CocoNuts will host the Arizona and New Mexico FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Northern Arizona University Fieldhouse. The event will feature 48 FIRST Tech Challenge Teams that have advanced from one of 11 qualifying tournaments that took place from November through February. The top teams from this Championship will advance to the FIRST World Championship in Houston, TX April 17-20, 2019.

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Rook takes knight for science at CCC

| January 29, 2019
Rook takes knight for science at CCC

Shantia Nez, 12, seventh-grader from Kaibeto Boarding School, concentrated on her opponent’s move.

Bishop overpowered pawn.

“I like the curiosity of what’s going to happen next,” Nez said.

Nez was one of more than 70 players at the fifth annual Flagstaff All-Girls Chess Tournament at Coconino Community College Saturday, Jan. 26. The tournament was an opportunity for girls and women across northern Arizona to test their chess skills and learn about the importance of women and minorities being involved in the career fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

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Flagstaff Middle Schoolers Imagine ‘Future Cities’

| January 22, 2019
Flagstaff Middle Schoolers Imagine ‘Future Cities’

What will cities look like 100 years from now? Eighth grade students at Sinagua Middle School are dreaming up their own ideas. It’s part of the national Future City contest which teaches science, engineering skills, and imagination. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports on their creative solutions to today’s problems.

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Using the Arizona Education Progress Meter to improve early literacy in Flagstaff. See more education news here

| December 27, 2018
Using the Arizona Education Progress Meter to improve early literacy in Flagstaff. See more education news here

LAUNCH Flagstaff was created to improve educational outcomes for local students. LAUNCH (Learn, Advocate, Unite, Network, Contribute, Help) is working toward improving five key metrics, including: kindergarten readiness, third-grade reading, eighth-grade math, high school graduation and postsecondary attainment. …

LAUNCH is currently focused on tackling early literacy, with an eye toward improving third grade reading levels. To do that, they’ll work to improve literacy in early years, from birth through age eight.

Recently, LAUNCH Flagstaff was awarded Acceleration Zone status by Read On Arizona, which will allow them to closely monitor literacy data and identify strategies for improving reading skills.

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Meet Me Downtown Flagstaff

| December 23, 2018
Meet Me Downtown Flagstaff

Meet Me Downtown brings adults and families to downtown Flagstaff for a weekly social walk/run, engaging individuals and businesses in a vibrant event that showcases downtown Flagstaff as a prime location for healthy activities.

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