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Local Education Spotlight — Congratulations to our 2021 STEMmy Award winners. See more local education news here

| May 11, 2021
Local Education Spotlight —   Congratulations to our 2021 STEMmy Award winners. See more local education news here

Congratulations to our 2021 STEMmy Award winners. STEMmy awards, an annual award given to organizations and individuals who are STEAM leaders in the greater Flagstaff community. This year, we are excited to recognize Oscar Landa-Samano from Coconino High School as our Student of the Year, W F Killip Elementary School’s Sheryl Wells as our Teacher of the Year, Moran Henn and Cassandra Roberts from Willow Bend Environmental Education Center and Zachery Fountain from Flagstaff Unified School District as our Community Leaders of the Year.

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Local Education Spotlight — STEM City will host virtual STEM nights beginning May 3. See more local education news here

| April 4, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — STEM City will host virtual STEM nights beginning May 3. See more local education news here

STEM City will be hosting virtual STEM nights beginning on Monday, May 3rd with community partner organizations via the groups’ Facebook page, FlagstaffSTEMCity.  Participating organizations are creating science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematic video presentations highlighting their work in the greater Flagstaff community.  The resources will also be made available to area educators as classroom materials to enhance learning opportunities in area schools.

“Unfortunately, we will not be hosting this event in-person this year,” shared STEM City President Mike Thomas.  “We are excited to continue forward with the spirit of this event in a different format, continuing to celebrate STEM in this community, and offer learning opportunities to all that participate.”

Organizations interested in participating in the event can contact STEM City at coordinator@flagstaffstemcity.com for additional information.

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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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Local Education Spotlight — CCC students receive more COVID relief funds. See more local education news here

| March 16, 2021
Local Education Spotlight —  CCC students receive more COVID relief funds. See more local education news here

Students attending Coconino Community College for the spring semester will receive a new round of federal COVID relief funds to help them with the cost of college.

On Dec. 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief and Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) was passed into law. CCC will be awarding at least $552,365 in financial aid grants to students. The awards will likely range from $100 to $500 depending on the number of applicants. 

“We are thrilled to have an opportunity to continue helping students achieve their education during the pandemic through grants and specialized attention,” said CCC President Dr. Colleen A. Smith. “Through generous help from others, CCC has money to help students go to college, so I encourage you to gear up for summer and fall semester and get started on your future. CCC has both in-person and virtual classes in the schedule.”

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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 — Arizona Board of Regents announces José Luis Cruz as Northern Arizona University presidential finalist. See more local education news here

| February 23, 2021
Local Education Spotlight —  Arizona Board of Regents announces José Luis Cruz as Northern Arizona University presidential finalist. See more local education news here

The Arizona Board of Regents announced today that José Luis Cruz is the finalist for the position of the 17th president of Northern Arizona University.

“Dr. Cruz has an extraordinary record of academic leadership, and I am confident he is the right leader to build on NAU’s success and ensure a bold and boundless future for this beloved and historic university,” said ABOR Chair Larry E. Penley. “He is a proven innovator in higher education who keenly understands the enormous opportunities that NAU offers as well as the challenges facing higher education. His unsurpassed commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, coupled with a long track record as a leading national advocate to improve educational outcomes for all students—especially those who have historically been underserved—will serve Arizona and NAU well. I am personally honored that he has accepted the opportunity to be the next president of NAU and offer my sincere congratulations.”

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Local Education Spotlight — County Superintendent of Schools to host 2021 Spelling BEE. See more local education news here

| February 9, 2021
Local Education Spotlight —  County Superintendent of Schools to host 2021 Spelling BEE. See more local education news here

Cheryl Mango-Paget, County Superintendent of Schools, would like to announce six of Coconino County’s top-spellers will battle for spelling excellence by way of the new online testing platform.

This is the first year the County will use this new platform. The new online testing platform gives school spelling bee coordinators, teachers, and sponsors maximum flexibility in the administration of local spelling bee programs. As teachers deliver classroom instruction, manage remote learning, or provide a combination of the two, they can offer a traditional oral spelling bee or use the new online testing platform to administer a virtual spelling and/or vocabulary test.

The County BEE will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2021 through February 12, 2021, 5:00 p.m. Each participating school will provide access to the online testing platform for each of the six students participating.

The 2021 Coconino County Spelling BEE consists of home, public, charter, and private school-students from throughout the County who won their school or district Spelling Bee.

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Local Education Spotlight — Coconino County appoints Cheryl Mango-Paget as Superintendent of Schools. See more local education news here

| February 2, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — Coconino County appoints Cheryl Mango-Paget as Superintendent of Schools. See more local education news here

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has appointed Cheryl Mango-Paget as Coconino County Superintendent of Schools effective immediately.

Mango-Paget has served as the Associate Superintendent for Coconino County since 2012, holds a certificate to teach in schools in the state of Arizona, and holds Arizona administrator and superintendent certifications. Mango-Paget has classroom experience as a teacher and administrator, and expertise and passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education (STEM).

“I’m honored to serve Coconino County as the Superintendent of Schools,” said Mango-Paget. “Education is my passion and I look forward to continuing to improve the educational outcomes for our students and training for our teachers. Our future is built on the success we have educating the children and young adults of our county.” 

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Dr. Nathaniel White named CCC District Governing Board Chair

| January 26, 2021
Dr. Nathaniel White named CCC District Governing Board Chair

 The Coconino Community College District Governing Board voted Wednesday to name Dr. Nathaniel White as its next Chair.

“It has been a pleasure to work under the calm, steady leadership of Governing Board Chair Patty Garcia and with my dedicated Board members for the past several years,” White said. “It is an honor, and I look forward to being a part of the Governing Board and the CCC family as we optimistically move ahead in 2021.”

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Local Education Spotlight — Computer Science Week at Killip Elementary. See more local education news here

| December 22, 2020
Local Education Spotlight —  Computer Science Week at Killip Elementary. See more local education news here

Like most things this year, Computer Science Week at Killip Elementary looked a little different. Killip held a virtual computer science celebration during the week of December 7-12 in honor of Admiral Grace Hopper – Pioneer of Computer Science – who was born on December 9, 1906. The goal of the event was to increase student interest in computer science as well as expose the crucial role that computer science plays in everyday life. Guest speakers from W.L. Gore, High Country Humane Society, and even the Flagstaff Police Department presented virtual guest talks through Zoom to students and families showing how computer science is used in their jobs.

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