Tag: Coconino Community College

Education Spotlight — Photo highlights: Williams Fourth of July parade delights. See more local education news here

| July 6, 2021
Education Spotlight —  Photo highlights: Williams Fourth of July parade delights. See more local education news here

As one of the most anticipated events in Williams, the annual Fourth of July parade draws crowds from around the state, this year was no exception.

Planning for the parade has been underway for months and turnout for the event was exceptional.

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Local Education Spotlight — Miss Navajo Nation Shandiin P. Parrish selected as 2021 First Things First Navajo Nation Region Champion. See more local education news here

| June 1, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — Miss Navajo Nation Shandiin P. Parrish selected as 2021 First Things First Navajo Nation Region Champion. See more local education news here

Shaandiin P. Parrish, Miss Navajo Nation 2019-2021, has been selected as the 2021 First Things First Navajo Nation Region Champion for Young Children.

The award is given to local champions who actively volunteer their time to raise public awareness of the importance of early childhood development and health.

Champions spend a significant amount of time volunteering with FTF and building public awareness about the importance of early childhood issues.

Parrish moderated the Early Childhood Speaker Series, a virtual forum in partnership with Navajo Project Indigenous LAUNCH and the FTF Navajo Nation Regional Partnership Council.

The virtual forum was designed to give parents and caregivers of young children an opportunity to increase their awareness of relevant early childhood topics. Parrish served as moderator as a regional expert discussed home visitation and early intervention strategies during this series.

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Local Education Spotlight — FUSD High Schools to Host Limited In-Person Graduations. See more local education news here

| May 25, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — FUSD High Schools to Host Limited In-Person Graduations. See more local education news here

Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) high schools, Coconino High School, Flagstaff High School, and Summit High School, will hold in-person graduations on their respective school sites this June to honor the Class of 2021.  The outdoor events will accommodate two (2) in-person attendees per graduate to sustain necessary social distancing and safety practices.  All three graduations will be livestreamed on FUSD and school site social media accounts, and will be available for replay and download.

Summit High School will hold their ceremony on Thursday, June 3, 2021 in their front parking lot at 4:00 p.m.  

Coconino High School (CHS) will hold their ceremony on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. on the CHS football field.

Flagstaff High School (FHS) will hold their ceremony on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. on the FHS football field. 

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Local Education Spotlight — CHS CocoNuts Honored with Numerous FIRST Awards. See more local education news here

| May 18, 2021
Local Education Spotlight —  CHS CocoNuts Honored with Numerous FIRST Awards. See more local education news here

At a remote award ceremony on May 8, 2021, the Coconino High School “CocoNuts” Robotics Team received several awards for their robot design and continuing positive impact on the community. The CocoNuts were honored with the Autonomous Award, Dean’s List Finalist Award, and Southwestern Region Chairman’s Award. The CocoNuts will have a remote interview in June to compete for the Championship Chairman’s Award, the highest honor a team can receive in FIRST. 

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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 — Camp Iwannago Registration Now Available. See more local education and Summer camp news here

| April 13, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — Camp Iwannago Registration Now Available. See more local education and Summer camp news here

The Flagstaff Unified School District is excited to invite your child to register for the FACTS Camp Iwannago Summer Day Camp. At Camp Iwannago, we pride ourselves on offering your child a safe and enriching environment to spend their summer days. Everyday we offer academic enrichment and physical activities while emphasizing positive character development.

All camp registration is subject to approval and is on a first come first serve basis.

Register Now for Camp Iwannago 

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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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