Tag: Arizona Daily Sun

CCC governing board names interim president

| July 1, 2015
CCC governing board names interim president

By Cornia Vanek • Arizona Daily Sun The Coconino Community College district governing board named an interim president at the governing board retreat this week. The board unanimously voted to appoint Veronica Hipolito as the interim president, CCC spokesman Scott Talboom said in a press release. Hipolito is the dean of student services and the […]

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NPA grad turns tragedy into triumph

| June 3, 2015
NPA grad turns tragedy into triumph

May 28, 2015 • By Michelle McManimon • Arizona Daily Sun When Northland Preparatory Academy senior Kayla Wilson receives her diploma today, she knows her family will be right there in the audience to cheer her on. But there is one face she will not see in the crowd. Wilson’s brother was killed by a […]

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CHS senior shares love of learning

| May 27, 2015
CHS senior shares love of learning

May 27, 2015 • By Michelle McManimon • Arizona Daily Sun The first day of high school can feel like stepping into a strange new world. For Coconino High School senior Edgar Marrufo, it really was. Marrufo and his family moved to Flagstaff from Mexico four years ago, at the start of his freshman year. […]

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Coconino County school districts seek board members

| May 27, 2015
Coconino County school districts seek board members

May 27, 2015 • Arizona Daily Sun Two Coconino County school districts are seeking eligible residents to fill three school board vacancies. Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey is seeking applications to fill one vacancy on the governing board of the Grand Canyon School Unified School District and two vacancies on the Maine Consolidated […]

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FUSD hopes for ‘swatting’-free finals week

| May 27, 2015
FUSD hopes for ‘swatting’-free finals week

May 21, 2015 • By Michelle McManimon • Arizona Daily Sun Flagstaff Unified School District officials are hoping for a quiet final week of class following this year’s rash of so-called “swatting” phone calls. Since March, there have been seven lockdowns prompted by threatening, electronically generated phone calls made to FUSD schools from an unknown […]

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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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FUSD provides information at community meeting on school safety

| April 22, 2015
FUSD provides information at community meeting on school safety

After a recent series of threatening telephone calls to a number of schools within the Flagstaff Unified School District, the district and the Flagstaff Police Department presented a community meeting on school safety on April 21 at Flagstaff High School, an event attended by more than 600 parents, educators and community members. During the program, the district presented the handout “Talking Points for Students” to help parents, teachers and students open the conversation about the recent lockdowns. Links to media coverage of the meeting, including audio from the event, are now available.

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Minor meltdown at education town hall

| April 6, 2015
Minor meltdown at education town hall

April 5, 2015 • By Michelle McMannon • Arizona Daily Sun A town hall meeting on education funding turned nasty Friday afternoon as one of the state lawmakers on the panel lost her patience with hecklers in the audience. More than 100 people filed into the Cline Library Assembly Hall at Northern Arizona University Friday […]

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5,000 attend STEM Celebration

| April 6, 2015
5,000 attend STEM Celebration

April 3, 2015 • By Michelle McMannon • Arizona Daily Sun … Around 5,000 people of all ages attended the second annual Flagstaff City STEM Celebration Wednesday evening, up from around 4,000 last year. …Read the full article HERE

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Flagstaff sixth grader participates in 2015 Arizona Educational Foundation State Spelling Bee

| March 23, 2015
Flagstaff sixth grader participates in 2015 Arizona Educational Foundation State Spelling Bee

March 22, 2015  • By Michelle McManimon • Arizona Daily Sun An eighth-grader from the Valley has won the 2015  Arizona Educational Foundation State Spelling Bee. Marcus Behling of Arizona College Prep Erie Campus in Chandler correctly spelled the word “barometer” in the 16th round to win the bee Saturday at Eight/AZ PBS in downtown Phoenix. […]

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