Tag: Coconino Community College

Education Spotlight: Blues Festival Donates to FALA. See more local education news here

| September 9, 2019
Education Spotlight: Blues Festival Donates to FALA. See more local education news here

The Flagstaff Blues and Brews Festival not only doubled the fun this year, it also doubled its generosity. The June weekend event brought in more than 7,000 patrons in two days and raised $20,000 for the Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy.

Last year, festival organizer Peak Events donated $10,000 from the proceeds to FALA. With an added day this year, the Flagstaff company was able to give twice that amount, which will go toward funding the non-profit charter school’s art and music programs.

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Education Spotlight: FACTS Lights On Family Festival to be held Sept. 7 in Flagstaff. See more local education news here

| September 2, 2019
Education Spotlight: FACTS Lights On Family Festival to be held Sept. 7 in Flagstaff. See more local education news here

FACTS is holding their annual Lights On Festival this Saturday, September 7th, at Bushmaster Park. Lights On Festival is a free celebration to recognize the importance of after-school programs. There will be games, prizes, food, and more! Make sure to come out this Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM to support everything that FACTS and other Out-of-School Time programs do for our students, families, and community!

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Education Spotlight: FUSD AzMERIT scores released alongside new analysis program. See more local education news here

| August 26, 2019
Education Spotlight: FUSD AzMERIT scores released alongside new analysis program. See more local education news here

As standardized testing scores from the last school year are released, Flagstaff Unified School District is launching a new tool to help its staff use the data more effectively.

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Marshall PTO donates school supplies for all students, teachers. See more local education news here

| August 13, 2019
Marshall PTO donates school supplies for all students, teachers. See more local education news here

The traditional school supply list of items to purchase for students before the start of the school year has disappeared, at least temporarily, from Marshall Magnet Elementary School.

Using funds from the school’s annual jog-a-thon fundraiser, the Title I school’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) donated $10,000 in pencils, markers, binders, folders and other supplies needed by students and teachers this year.

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Kids learn coding at summer camp. See more local education news here

| July 16, 2019
Kids learn coding at summer camp. See more local education news here

The click-clack of active keyboards resonated through a Coconino Community College computer lab this week as 20 kids typed away, earbuds in and faces to the screens.

They weren’t playing games or surfing the web, though. They were coding their own websites.

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FUSD to begin capital projects after issuing $25 million in bonds. See more local education news here

| June 11, 2019
FUSD to begin capital projects after issuing $25 million in bonds. See more local education news here

Flagstaff Unified School District’s bank account just increased by $25 million, following the sale of the first set of $75 million in bonds approved by voters in November.

The funds from the sale were deposited in the Coconino County Treasurer’s Office last week and will the district to move forward with its renovation projects and technology initiative.

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Navigating road blocks: Flagstaff grads advised to stay flexible in life. See more local education news here

| May 14, 2019
Navigating road blocks: Flagstaff grads advised to stay flexible in life. See more local education news here

“When a road is blocked off or is jammed up – as happens often in this town – we may have to go around,” graduating student Richie Szopinski said to about 80 fellow graduates at Coconino Community College’s first commencement ceremony Friday morning.”Sure, it may take us a bit longer, and we may not like it initially, but we should never underestimate it. Who knows, you might just find something out about yourself that you might never have if you had taken the alternate route,” he said. 

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FHS senior receives certificates from CCC before graduation. See more local education news here

| May 7, 2019
FHS senior receives certificates from CCC before graduation. See more local education news here

Her mother and grandmother constantly told her education is important.She took those words to heart.Flagstaff High School senior Nevaeh Nez, 18, will be receiving two certifications from Coconino Community College on May 10 during Commencement. She will be handed certificates in Pre-Health Careers and Nursing Assistant a month before she receives her high school diploma.

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NAU proposed tuition is lowest increase in a decade. See more local education news here

| April 2, 2019
NAU proposed tuition is lowest increase in a decade. See more local education news here

Northern Arizona University is changing things up in its tuition proposal for the upcoming academic year.The proposal shows the lowest increase in tuition at the Flagstaff campus since the creation of the guaranteed tuition program 11 years ago, as well as the removal of more than 250 class fees.

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Two FUSD schools pilot ‘Elementary Preparatory Academy’. See more local education news here

| March 12, 2019
Two FUSD schools pilot ‘Elementary Preparatory Academy’. See more local education news here

What happens when a Flagstaff elementary school student is performing at a more advanced level than their peers?Right now, there is not one answer: Each school offers various programs, clubs and resources for students, but the full academic needs of such students are often unmet.Flagstaff Unified School District has a possible solution called the Elementary Preparatory Academy, which is scheduled to begin at DeMiguel Elementary and Knoles Elementary starting this fall.

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