Tag: Education-Spotlight

NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week: Wendy Tucker’

| November 15, 2018
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week: Wendy Tucker’

This week`s Teacher of the Week features Wendy Tucker, a second grade teacher at Killip Elementary School, who prides herself on organization and high quality connections with her students. Tucker creates a classroom of expectations and clear goals for her students to succeed.

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CCC holding FUSD Flu Season Supply Drive through Nov. 9

| November 7, 2018
CCC holding FUSD Flu Season Supply Drive through Nov. 9

With the flu and cold season approaching, Coconino Community College is showing our appreciation for the teachers of FUSD by holding a Flu Season Supply Drive!

We need:

• Facial Tissues
• Hand Sanitizer
• Antibacterial Hand Soap
• Disinfectant Wipes
• and other classroom items

The supply drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 9

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‘Teaching in Arizona’ documentary draws capacity crowd in Flagstaff. See related news here

| October 24, 2018
‘Teaching in Arizona’ documentary draws capacity crowd in Flagstaff. See related news here

At the end of the presentation of the documentary “Teaching in Arizona,” someone said how happy they were that Tia Lei Tsosie-Begay — a 4th grade teacher at Los Ninos Elementary in Tucson who was featured in the film — still remained teaching to this day at her school.

In fact, many in the standing-room only audience became truly invested in the lives of those Tucson teachers, who struggled with overcrowded classrooms, shrinking educational funding and tempting offers for better paying jobs out of the state.

The documentary, which was presented Oct. 17 in the McGee Auditorium at Flagstaff Medical Center, provided an inside look at what it is like to be a classroom teacher. It brought to life the issue of teacher recruitment and retention by telling the personal stories of three teachers in public schools in Arizona.

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2018 Flagstaff Early Childhood Fair makes successful entry to Flagstaff Festival of Science

| October 3, 2018
2018 Flagstaff Early Childhood Fair makes successful entry to Flagstaff Festival of Science

Hundreds of parents and children streamed into the Commons area of Flagstaff High School for the 8th Flagstaff Early Childhood Fair held on June 29.

The fair, which was traditionally held during the Spring, was moved to the Fall to coincide with the annual Flagstaff Festival of Science (Sept. 21 through 30).

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Science in the Park helps kick off 2018 Flagstaff Festival of Science

| September 26, 2018
Science in the Park helps kick off 2018 Flagstaff Festival of Science

Even before the official opening time of 10 a.m., young people at Wheeler Park in Flagstaff were busy peeking at a variety of science experiments, climbing onboard heavy construction equipment and running from table to table to view science exhibits during the 2018 Science in the Park held Sept. 22.

The 2018 Flagstaff Festival of Science, “Accelerating into the Future,” continues through Sept. 30 at various locations in Flagstaff.

New this year to the festival will be the Flagstaff Early Childhood Fair — “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!,” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at at Flagstaff High School, 400 W. Elm St., Flagstaff.

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Flagstaff Festival of Science begins with Keynote Presentation on Sept. 21, Science in the Park on Sept. 22

| September 19, 2018
Flagstaff Festival of Science begins with Keynote Presentation on Sept. 21, Science in the Park on Sept. 22

The 2018 Flagstaff Festival of Science, “Accelerating into the Future,” will explore the astounding changes our lives may take in the next few years. 

The FREE, award-winning 10-day Festival, Sept. 21 – 30, 2018, will showcase signature events such as Science in the Park (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Wheeler Park, 212 W. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff) and SCI Talks, as well as field trips, guided interpretive hikes, archaeological digs, hands-on workshops, panel discussions and presentations.

The W. L. Gore & Associates Keynote Presentation: “Self Driving Vehicles: Accelerating into the Future,” features Raj Rajkumar, Ph.D., professor of Electrical/ Computer Engineering, at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at NAU’s Ardrey Auditorium. 

Free tickets at the door for first-come, first served. Or pick up or print out tickets in advance through the NAU Central Ticket Office (nau.edu/cto; 928-523-5661).

(New this year to the festival will be the Flagstaff Early Childhood Fair — “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!,” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at at Flagstaff High School, 400 W. Elm St., Flagstaff. Vendors still needed. CLICK HERE for the vendor registration form and HERE for more information. Vendors interested in participating in the fair can send their completed registration forms to earlychildhoodfair@gmail.com)

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FACTS ‘Lights On’ Carnival draws a crowd at Flagstaff’s Bushmaster Park

| September 11, 2018
FACTS ‘Lights On’ Carnival draws a crowd at Flagstaff’s Bushmaster Park

Hundreds of families returned to the open air, enjoyed the warm weather, played carnival games, rode a miniature train and gained valuable educational lessons during the annual FACTS “Lights On” Carnival held Sept. 8 at Bushmaster Park in Flagstaff.

The carnival was moved last year to Sinagua Middle School due to rainy skies.

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Education on display at 2018 Coconino County Fair

| September 5, 2018
Education on display at 2018 Coconino County Fair

Students from dozens of local schools participated in the 69th Annual Coconino County Fair held Aug. 31 through Sept. 3, 2018 at the fairgrounds at Fort Tuthill County Park.

Public elementary, middle and high school; charter school and home-school students countywide submitted a variety of entries, which filled the entire Schools exhibit building.

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FUSD August/September 2018 newsletter. More FUSD news here

| August 22, 2018
FUSD August/September 2018 newsletter. More FUSD news here

• A Message from the FUSD Superintendent
• Important Upcoming Dates
• CTE Students Compete on a National Stage
• FUSD Welcomes New Administrators
• Here Comes The Bus
• Ellen Herman — Diamondbacks MVT
• Students Cannot Learn If They Are Not in School — The Importance of Attendance
• First Day of School
• What is a Bond? What is an Override?

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Fredonia celebrates its annual Back-to-School Night. See more related news here

| August 15, 2018
Fredonia celebrates its annual Back-to-School Night. See more related news here

The Fredonia-Moccasin Unified School District held its annual Back-to-School Night on Tuesday, Aug. 14. More than 70 backpacks were given to students by Flagstaff and Page representatives from the Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD), which also provided information on dental and health care.

Other participates staffing tables in front of the gymnasium were the Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth and the health districts’s Tobacco and Chronic Disease Prevention Program in Page.

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