Tag: Coconino Community College

Education Spotlight: Attracting students to policing, emergency services. See more local education news here

| December 2, 2019
Education Spotlight: Attracting students to policing, emergency services. See more local education news here

The high school students listened intently to the 9-1-1 call. The woman told the dispatcher that her baby wasn’t breathing. The dispatcher, calmly, walked the mother through the steps of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation until emergency crews could arrive.

“We are all super passionate about what we do,” said Katie Brandis, Communications Manager at the Law Enforcement Administrative Facility in Flagstaff. And, even though the work is stressful, she added, it is also very rewarding and dispatchers often make a difference between life and death.

Twelve students from area high schools spent the day on Nov. 14 at the Law Enforcement Administrative Facility learning about the careers in policing and emergency services available in Flagstaff and in the county. The event, the second installment of a two-day series, was organized by the Coconino County Arizona @ Work Business Service team, of which Coconino Community College is a member.

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Education Spotlight: Teacher of the Week Cole Habay. See more local education news here

| October 28, 2019
Education Spotlight: Teacher of the Week Cole Habay. See more local education news here

Cole Habay, a Flagstaff Junior Academy teacher, was named NAZ Today Teacher of the Week.

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Education Spotlight: 2020 Coconino County Teacher of the Year nominations open. See more local education news here

| October 14, 2019
Education Spotlight: 2020 Coconino County Teacher of the Year nominations open. See more local education news here

The eighth annual Coconino County 2020 Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year Award nominations are open.

The awards are a countywide celebration that honors and recognizes full- time teachers. 

The Coconino County Education Service Agency invites the public to nominate outstanding teachers in Coconino County. Nomination forms can be found on the Superintendent’s website at www.coconino.az.gov/celebrate. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 5. 

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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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