Tag: back to school

Education Spotlight — CCC&Y joins other partners in back to school fairs in Page, Fredonia

| August 10, 2021
Education Spotlight — CCC&Y joins other partners in back to school fairs in Page, Fredonia

Summer temperatures approaching the 100s didn’t deter parents and their school-age children from attending back-to-school health and information fairs recently in Page and Fredonia.

The City of Page and the Coconino County Health & Human Resources presented their Back-to-School Community Resource Fair, COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, Aug. 7 at Page High School.

CCC&Y joined other partners in the event which drew dozens of families who received backpacks and other school supplies and child resource information from the Arizona Early Intervention Program, AZ Health Zone, Canyonlands Healthcare, Coconino Community College, Coconino County Health & Human Services, Native Americans for Community Action and other organizations.

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Coconino County Health & Human Services presents 2021 Back to School Health Fair in Flagstaff

| July 20, 2021
Coconino County Health & Human Services presents 2021 Back to School Health Fair in Flagstaff

Despite threatening weather, the Coconino County Health & Human Services successfully marked the return of the county’s Back to School Health Fair on July 17 Flagstaff.

The event, held at the county’s King Street location, featured nearly 20 socially-spaced vendors who provided health and education materials to families.

Some of the participants included Arizona Health Zone, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Candelen/Elevate Pre-K, the Coconino Coaltion for Children & Youth, Delta Dental, the Flagstaff Public Library, First Things First, North County HealthCare and the Salvation Army.

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Education Spotlight — Page Unified School District to hold 2021-22 Back to School Event on July 28. See more local, state and national education news here

| July 20, 2021
Education Spotlight — Page Unified School District to hold 2021-22 Back to School Event on July 28. See more local, state and national education news here

The Page Unified School District will hold a 2021-22 Back to School Event from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 28 at the Page High School CAB Courtyard.

The event is for:

•New and returning students, pre-K to 12
•Enroll your student in PowerSchool
•Update your students records
•Friendly, knowledgeable staff will be there to help
•All schools, teams, clubs and organizations will have information booths

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The tutoring revolution: How it could transform education. See more national education news here

| April 4, 2021
The tutoring revolution: How it could transform education. See more national education news here

Why we wrote this — If tutoring is adopted broadly, some envision a world where school buildings will matter less in the future and everyone, young and old, can be both a teacher and a learner.

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Local Education Spotlight — Free classes at CCC this summer for high school seniors in Coconino County. See more local education news here

| April 4, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — Free classes at CCC this summer for high school seniors in Coconino County. See more local education news here

High school seniors in Coconino County will be able to attend summer classes at Coconino Community College for free.

Thanks to COVID relief funding from the federal government, county high school seniors will be able to get a head start on a college education this summer.

“In keeping with our philosophy of ‘Students First,’ we are using as much of the federal funding as possible to help students get started in college right away,” said CCC President Dr. Colleen A. Smith. “There will also be funding to help students who have needed to take some time away from their college studies due to the many different impacts of the pandemic. Give us a call, or come see us so that you can gear up for summer and fall classes!”

CCC Provost Dr. Nate Southerland said, “This year’s graduating class has really been impacted by COVID, and we want to help them launch their college career successfully. Whether they need to take some remedial classes to catch up on their Math and English skills or get a head start on the classes required for their major, we want our graduating seniors to know that we are here for them.”

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Bill would allow Indigenous students to wear cultural clothing at graduation. See more state education and legislative news here

| March 30, 2021
Bill would allow Indigenous students to wear cultural clothing at graduation. See more state education and legislative news here

Indigenous students may soon not need to ask permission to wear traditional clothing or items at graduation.

A bill, HB 2705, currently in the Arizona Legislature prohibits public or charter schools from blocking students from wearing culturally-significant regalia. The proposal has passed the House with only two no votes and is expected to pass the Senate unanimously in the coming days before heading to Gov. Doug Ducey for his signature.

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Local Education Spotlight — FUSD Return to School Plan Update and Governor EO 2021-04. See more local education news here

| March 9, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — FUSD Return to School Plan Update and Governor EO 2021-04. See more local education news here

Executive Order 2021-04 issued by Governor Ducey on Wednesday, March 4, 2021, requires all Arizona schools to return to in-person instruction after their scheduled spring break.  This order aligns with the decisions and timelines made by the Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) Governing Board last month to begin our phased return to in-person learning on March 22, 2021.  To comply with the executive order, the FUSD will modify the grade bands returning during the week of March 22 to include all elementary students in grades PK-5.   

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Local Education Spotlight — Coconino County Superintendent of Schools announces 2021 Spelling BEE Winner. See more local education news here

| March 2, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — Coconino County Superintendent of Schools announces 2021 Spelling BEE Winner. See more local education news here

Cheryl Mango-Paget, County Superintendent of Schools, would like to announce Coconino County’s 2021 Spelling BEE winner is Mae Ann Bradford from Basis.ed.

She was determined the winner after 2 tiebreakers were completed. Congratulations Mae Ann on winning the 2021 County Spelling Bee! You should be incredibly proud knowing your efforts and skills paid off and contributed to your recent achievement. Mae Ann will receive $250 from the Flagstaff Rotary Club and will move on to compete in the March State Spelling Bee.

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More young students are headed back to classrooms. Will high schoolers join them? See more national education news here

| February 2, 2021
More young students are headed back to classrooms. Will high schoolers join them? See more national education news here

With the school year more than half over, some educators and students where school remains virtual are coming to grips with a sobering prospect: high schoolers may not return to buildings this school year.

Nearly two-thirds of the nation’s students from kindergarten to fifth grade have the option of some in-person learning, according to a recent estimate by the website Burbio. Only around half of high school students have that option. And while a few places, including Denver, are bringing high schoolers back now, those tracking school reopening plans say they don’t see evidence that the divide will close anytime soon.

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Struggling To Discuss Tough Topics With A Kid? Here Are Books That Might Help. See more national education news here

| January 4, 2021
Struggling To Discuss Tough Topics With A Kid? Here Are Books That Might Help. See more national education news here

2020 was — to borrow a phrase from a popular kid’s book — a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year. And for parents, one of the year’s hardest jobs was trying to explain current events to young kids.

“We are living in challenging times,” says children’s book author Matt de la Peña — and kids are taking a lot of it in. “While you and I read the news, watch the news, listen to the news — our young children are watching and reading us, and so they’re not getting the whole picture,” he says.

De la Peña believes books can explore deep or difficult issues without hitting them head-on. “I don’t think the job of a picture book is to answer questions,” he says. “I think it’s just to explore interesting topics.”

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