Tag: Education-Spotlight

Flagstaff Back-to-School Fair up next on July 29 after successful Page event

| July 26, 2017
Flagstaff Back-to-School Fair up next on July 29 after successful Page event

Several hundred backpacks were distributed to families at the Page Back-to-School and Community Health & Wellness Fair — A Bridge to a healthier Life!, held Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Page High School Gymnasium.

The Page event is one of a number of back-to-school fairs held in Coconino County. Flagstaff will hold its Back-to-School & Community Health Fair on Saturday, July 29.

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Williams Unified School District annual Back-to-School Fair the first of many in Coconino County

| July 19, 2017
Williams Unified School District annual Back-to-School Fair the first of many in Coconino County

Nearly 150 backpacks were distributed by the end of the first day of the Williams Unified School District annual Back-to-School Fair held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 18 at the Williams Elementary-Middle School Gymnasium.

The Williams Back-to-School Fair was the first of several such events for the upcoming school year, which include back-to-school fairs in Page (July 22), Flagstaff (July 29) and Fredonia (Aug. 15).

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Cline Library collaborates with Upward Bound to provide students with hands-on STEM experiences

| July 12, 2017
Cline Library collaborates with Upward Bound to provide students with hands-on STEM experiences

For the first time, Northern Arizona University’s Cline Library collaborated with Upward Bound to provide students exposure to different fields of technology and the opportunity to use the MakerLab, a 3-D printing service, to design and create their own projects. 

Mark Despain, liaison for NAU’s First Scholars program, wanted to incorporate more technology into the STEM curriculum for Upward Bound, and he knew Cline Library had 3-D printing. He contacted Janet Crum from library technology services, and she arranged the collaboration between Cline and Upward Bound.

This summer, students had the opportunity to learn about 3-D printing, building circuits and video production. They received a 90-minute lesson in each of these areas of technology and chose in which section to create a project. Through these projects, the students developed critical skills, such as teamwork and time management.

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UWNA Celebrates 50 Years with Special KinderCamp™ Drive

| July 5, 2017
UWNA Celebrates 50 Years with Special KinderCamp™ Drive

United Way of Northern Arizona is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a special drive for the KinderCamp™ initiative!

The “50 for 50 Drive,” which is separate from the general campaign starting in September, hopes to raise $50,000 for the KinderCamp program in honor of the United Way’s golden anniversary.

“What better way to mark 50 years than to spotlight a program that has lifelong consequences for our local children?” asked Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta, who is chairing the special campaign. 

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FUSD to participate in 4th of July parade

| June 28, 2017
FUSD to participate in 4th of July parade

FUSD will once again walk in the 4th of July parade. All FUSD families and staff are invited to join us. We will have the meeting place and time on Thursday June 29th and will post the information here.

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TLC recruiting parents, caregivers for next 12-week Family Development Course

| June 21, 2017
TLC recruiting parents, caregivers for next 12-week Family Development Course

TLC is beginning to recruit parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5 for our next 12-week Family Development Course at Killip Elementary School. Classes will be held in the evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, with childcare provided and dinner served at 5pm for those interested.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff — The Educational Data Shows…

| June 14, 2017
LAUNCH Flagstaff — The Educational Data Shows…

LAUNCH Flagstaff supports cradle–to–career initiatives to achieve a world-class education community wide. We envision world-class education as every student prepared for every opportunity. More specifically, it is a student-centered, holistic system of performance-based learning that:
• facilitates personal mastery over time of relevant content and social-emotional skills
• empowers critical thinking, self-advocacy and creative expression with
• collaborative problem-solving and respectful discourse that
• values diversity through multi-cultural literacy and a global perspective.

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Grand Canyon Youth Launches Kinsey Verde River Program

| June 7, 2017
Grand Canyon Youth Launches Kinsey Verde River Program

Nearly 20 years into their mission of helping youth explore the rivers and canyons of the southwest, Grand Canyon Youth (GCY) is expanding their scope to the Verde Valley. Although the Flagstaff based non-profit is known for multi-day wilderness river trips, expanding programming onto the Clarkdale section of the Verde allows GCY to run day-trips with local elementary students.

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Killip Elementary School holds ‘Celebration of After School Learning’

| May 31, 2017
Killip Elementary School holds ‘Celebration of After School Learning’

In the wake of dramatic funding cuts, Killip Elementary School held a “Celebration of After School Learning” (on May 26).

Visitors, including Flagstaff Vice Mayor Jamie Whelan and City Council Member Charlie Odegaard, learned about the Garden and Habitat Clubs, two project-based learning programs for 2nd & 3rd graders, watched the award winning chess players, saw the martial arts students in action, took a tour of the schools outdoor learning spaces, and enjoyed garden-inspired food.

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FUSD celebrates 2017 graduates

| May 24, 2017
FUSD celebrates 2017 graduates

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 graduates of Summit, Flagstaff and Coconino high schools.

Profiles of several graduating high school seniors from each of the schools are available on the FUSD Facebook website.

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