Tag: Diné College

Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy graduate now pro backup dancer. See more local education news here

| June 18, 2019
Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy graduate now pro backup dancer. See more local education news here

Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy graduate Darrion Gallegos, 26, is currently dancing his way through the east coast on Ariana Grande’s “Sweetener” tour.

Gallegos said working as a backup dancer for “Ari,” as he affectionately calls the pop star, is a dream come true.

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STEMMYs recognize STEM leaders, new STEM City director. See more local education news here

| June 4, 2019
STEMMYs recognize STEM leaders, new STEM City director. See more local education news here

By Kaitlin Olson • Arizona Daily Sun Whether looking up to the stars or down to microorganisms, creating new technologies or improving existing ones, Flagstaff is home to science, technology, engineering and mathematics enthusiasts young and old who were recognized this week at STEM City’s seventh annual STEM Awards (“STEMMYs”). About 50 community members gathered at […]

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NPA transforms for Harry Potter celebration. See more local education news here

| April 16, 2019
NPA transforms for Harry Potter celebration. See more local education news here

The students of Northland Preparatory Academy, number 3300 Sparrow Avenue, are proud to say that they are perfectly abnormal after hosting an event unlike any other in the school’s 23-year history.

To introduce the school’s outgoing eighth-graders to high school, the campus was transfigured into a scene seemingly pulled out of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world, complete with a Quidditch match and Yule Ball, among other Harry Potter icons.

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Cultural and personal meaning behind students’ award winning artwork. See more education news here

| December 5, 2018
Cultural and personal meaning behind students’ award winning artwork. See more education news here

Hopi High art students won 15 awards at the Arizona State Fair, but Hopi High art teacher Mary Duwynie felt it was just as important that thousands attending the state fair viewed the students work.

Duwyenie said it was an important opportunity for the students to showcase their work and compare their art work to students from other schools.

“Hopi Tewa art is different so our students stood out. Some have personal meaning and some have cultural meaning,” she said.

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Homecoming spirit shines at Hopi High. See more education news here

| October 3, 2018
Homecoming spirit shines at Hopi High. See more education news here

Hopi High’s Steven Baker was crowned homecoming king and Jaeda Honani was crowned homecoming queen during halftime of the football game Sept. 21 at Bruin Stadium.

Hopi High beat Greyhills 44-0 in the football game, which capped off a week of events that included a homecoming parade and powder puff game.

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President Begaye signs $6.3 million for Navajo Head Start. See more education news here

| August 15, 2018
President Begaye signs $6.3 million for Navajo Head Start. See more education news here

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye signed a resolution Aug. 3 approving approximately $6.3 million in supplemental funding for Navajo Head Start.

“The signing of this legislation is saying to every child that we support you, we want you to do well in school,” Begaye said, “even at this young age, we want you to set the foundation for yourself so that you can move on into higher education and whatever field you choose.”

When the federal Office of Head Start announced that it would reduce funding for Navajo Head Start from the original amount of $23 million to $15.7 million, the Navajo Nation undertook an effort to recover the funding. 

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Enrollment spikes at Diné College. See more education news here

| July 10, 2018
Enrollment spikes at Diné College. See more education news here

Diné College reported it’s highest summer enrollment in eight years at each of its campuses for 2018, according to information from the Diné College Registrar’s Office.

‘The last time we had over 500 students for the summer was in 2010 when we had 716 students,” said Priscilla Leonard, director of enrollment management. “This is a 12 percent increase from last summer.”

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Collaborating to improve higher education. See more Lake Powell Chronicle education stories here

| September 7, 2016
Collaborating to improve higher education. See more Lake Powell Chronicle education stories here

A joint effort by Coconino Community College, Dine’ College and Navajo Technical University could greatly expand the educational opportunities at the CCC Page Campus.

On Friday, Lena Fowler, chairman of the board of supervisors for Coconino County led a tri-educational meeting at the Page Campus and leaders from the three colleges as well as NAU discussed ways they could work together.

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Diné College introduces changes in science, math, Navajo language and culture

| March 30, 2016
Diné College introduces changes in science, math, Navajo language and culture

Diné College, the Navajo Nation’s community college serving more than 1,600 students, is preparing to make significant academic changes that will improve the quality of education for all of its students.

Helping to lead this significant change is Interim Provost at Diné College Dr. Henry Fowler. Fowler plans to encourage more participation and focus on science and mathematics as a way to build the Navajo Nation. He initially came to the college as a math teacher and realized the programs could be strengthened.

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Diné College and Northern Arizona University sign agreement to collaborate. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

| March 16, 2016
Diné College and Northern Arizona University sign agreement to collaborate. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

Diné College and Northern Arizona University (NAU) finalized a partnership agreement Feb. 29 that allows the two schools to maximize their educational resources and expertise to increase educational opportunities on the Navajo Nation.

Diné College President Martin Ahumada and NAU President Rita Cheng signed the memorandum of understanding in Flagstaff. The agreement outlines academic programming, faculty collaboration, and student success initiatives.

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