Tag: Coconino Community College

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 — Page Public Library is a star library. See more local education news here

| February 16, 2021
Local Education Spotlight —  Page Public Library is a star library. See more local education news here

The Library Journal has announced its star libraries for 2020, and yes, the Page Public Library is one of them.  

The Library Journal is pleased to announce the results of the 13th edition of the LJ Index of Public Library Service. The LJ Index rates U.S. public libraries based on selected per capita output measures.

The 2020 Index derives from data recently released by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Page Public Library, or the PPL, plays a critical role in connecting community members to vital resources and programs, they are the heart of the Page community. They are accessible and safe spaces, providing access to huge resources of information and knowledge.

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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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Local Education Spotlight — FUSD Governing Board holds virtual Oath of Office Ceremony. See more local education news here

| January 4, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — FUSD Governing Board holds virtual Oath of Office Ceremony. See more local education news here

The Flagstaff Unified School District Governing Board held a virtual Oath of Office Ceremony on Monday, Jan. 4. The event was opened by FUSD Superintendent Michael Penca, who introduced Coconino County Superintendent, Dr. Tommy Lewis. Lewis then facilitated the Oath of Office in a virtual ceremony for Christine Fredericks, Carole Gilmore, and Dorothy Denetsosie Gishie noting their election at the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election to the Governing Board of the Flagstaff Unified School District for a term of four years expiring in December 2024. 

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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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Local Education Spotlight — Connecting with NASA: Williams Falcons Flyers after school program selected for STEM Challenge

| December 15, 2020
Local Education Spotlight — Connecting with NASA: Williams Falcons Flyers after school program selected for STEM Challenge

Over the next few months, students at Williams Elementary-Middle School will be looking beyond the Earth’s sky and up at the stars as they use real mission data and experiences in a unique partnership with NASA. The school is one of 10 locations to be chosen to represent Arizona in the NASA STEM Challenges for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Local Education Spotlight — Canceling the Annual Coconino County Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year Awards Event. See more local education news here

| December 8, 2020
Local Education Spotlight —  Canceling the Annual Coconino County Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year Awards Event. See more local education news here

Each year, the Coconino County Superintendent of Schools office holds a Teacher of the Year, Rookie Teacher of the Year and Ambassadors for Excellence Awards Event, but due to COVID-19, the 2020-2021 event will not be held. The School Superintendent’s Office hopes to continue the annual tradition in the future.  

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Local Education Spotlight — FHS Drama Club to present Livestream ‘Its A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’. See more local education news here

| December 1, 2020
Local Education Spotlight — FHS Drama Club to present Livestream ‘Its A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’. See more local education news here

The Flagstaff High School Drama Club is proud to present Its a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play streaming LIVE on Vimeo this holiday season!

Log-on and check out this timeless classic presented by the talented young actors and production crew at FHS.Admission is FREE. Opportunities to donate will be presented during the show over our streaming services.

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Local Education Spotlight — Tuba City School District seeking Governing Board Applicants for Appointment. See more local education news here

| November 10, 2020
Local Education Spotlight — Tuba City School District seeking Governing Board Applicants for Appointment. See more local education news here

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tommy Lewis is seeking applicants for appointment to the Tuba City School District Governing Board.

One seat will be vacant. This position will be filled prior to December 24, 2020 so the appointee can start their duty on January 1, 2021 as a new board member.

Applicants must be Arizona registered voters and residents of the school district for at least one year prior to the date of appointment.  Applicants or their spouses cannot be an employee of the district.

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