Tag: Education-Spotlight

Backpacks, information distributed during Williams Back to School Fair on July 21, 22

| July 21, 2015
Backpacks, information distributed during Williams Back to School Fair on July 21, 22

School officials expected more than 500 backpacks to be distributed on the first day of the Williams Back to School Fair on Tuesday, July 21 at the Williams Elementary-Middle School Gymnasium, 601 North 7th St., Williams

A variety of educational and health information were also distributed by a number of community organizations including the Arizona Nutrition Network, Association for Supportive ChildCare, the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, Coconino Public Health Services District, First Things First, The Guidance Center, North Country Health Care and other organizations.

The event continues from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 22.

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More than 500 backpacks distributed during Flagstaff Back to School Fair

| July 15, 2015
More than 500 backpacks distributed during Flagstaff Back to School Fair

More than 500 backpacks were distributed during the Flagstaff Back to School Fair held on Saturday, July 11 at the Flagstaff Family Food Center — Food Bank and Kitchen.

The free backpacks were filled by volunteers with school supplies for preschool to high school students, which helped speed up the distribution process and reduce the waiting time for families who had already gathered before the 9 a.m. start time.

An additional 180 backpacks were distributed at the food center on July 14, said Hannah Brand, Children’s Literacy and Volunteer coordinator at the center.

The event was sponsored by the Flagstaff Family Food Center in partnership with the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff, the Assistance League of Flagstaff and the United Way of Northern Arizona.

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Flagstaff Back to School Fair to be held at Flagstaff Family Food Center on July 11

| July 8, 2015
Flagstaff Back to School Fair to be held at Flagstaff Family Food Center on July 11

The Flagstaff Back to School Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 11 at the Flagstaff Family Food Center — Food Bank and Kitchen, 1903 N. Second St., Flagstaff. Sponsored by the Flagstaff Family Food Center, the second annual event will feature more than 20 social services and nonprofit agencies that will help connect children and their families to local resources for assistance. An estimated 1,500 backpacks will be distributed, along with school supplies for preschool to high school students, while supplies last, food center officials reported in a media release.

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Tsingine and Begody recognized as Athletes of the Year and Academic Athletes of the Year

| July 1, 2015
Tsingine and Begody recognized as Athletes of the Year and Academic Athletes of the Year

By Rosanda Suetopka • Navajo-Hopi Observer TUBA CITY, Ariz. – It’s an honor to be selected as the Athlete of the Year by one’s high school but to be honored as an Academic Athlete of the Year as well doubles the prestige. The awards come from high school sports coaches and newspapers. Tate Tsingine and Christian Begody, […]

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Morrison steps in as Williams Elementary-Middle School principal

| June 24, 2015
Morrison steps in as Williams Elementary-Middle School principal

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – The Williams Unified School District Governing Board hired Carissa Morrison to be the Williams Elementary-Middle School (WEMS) principal beginning in the fall.

Morrison lives in Parks, Arizona and most recently worked at Seligman Unified School District as a principal intern and 8-12 grade English teacher from 2009-2015.

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‘We Are Listening Tour’ comes to Northern Arizona

| June 17, 2015
‘We Are Listening Tour’ comes to Northern Arizona

Arizona Superintendent of Education Diane Douglas and other officials had the opportunity to learn first-hand about the challenges and opportunities facing education in Northern Arizona when the “We Are Listening Tour” arrived on June 13 at Coconino High School.

A crowd of about 50 parents, teachers, school administrators and members of the public came out early on Saturday morning for the presentation.

Sitting on the panel with Douglas were Rep. Bob Thorp (R-District 6) and Carol Lippert, associate superintendent of the AZ ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development).

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More than 250 children attend Early Childhood Fair and Summer Reading Program Kick Off in Page

| June 9, 2015
More than 250 children attend Early Childhood Fair and Summer Reading Program Kick Off in Page

The library children’s area and outdoor yard was filled with the sound of children and families playing and interacting in fun activities.

On May 22nd the summer reading program, themed Every Hero has a Story, kicked off with the Growing Great Kids Early Childhood Fair. For the 3rd year in a row the Page Public Library partnered with Association for Supportive Child Care, Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth and First Things First to host this community resource fair for families with young children.

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Swarm to summer bug camp

| June 3, 2015
Swarm to summer bug camp

For parents looking for fun and educational activities for their kids this summer, Northern Arizona University’s Summer Bug Camp may be the ticket.
Campers ages 7 to 14 will learn about insect natural history and biodiversity through a series of hands-on projects and activities. Campers gather insects for their own insect collections, make mazes for bugs and cook and eat insect cuisine.
The two weeklong bug camps will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the weeks of June 22-26 and July 20-24.

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Flagstaff Unified School District Awards Innovative Teacher Grants

| May 27, 2015
Flagstaff Unified School District Awards Innovative Teacher Grants

The Flagstaff Unified School District Foundation (FUSDF) presented six grant awards totaling more than $5,800 yesterday to teachers who applied for the first Teacher Innovation Fund Grants. The FUSDF Teacher Innovation Fund Grants are awarded for teacher-designed and teacher-driven programs and curriculum that improve student achievement through the creativity, ingenuity, and expertise of classroom teachers across the Flagstaff Unified School District.

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Flagstaff Students Take Part in Southwest Experimental Garden Array Project

| May 13, 2015
Flagstaff Students Take Part in Southwest Experimental Garden Array Project

Seven AP Biology and former AP Environmental Science students from Flagstaff High School went to the Mangum Ranch on the Kaibab Plateau of Northern Arizona for a service-learning project from April 22 to 26 with the Southwest Experimental Garden Array (SEGA) Project in partnership with the Grand Canyon Trust, The Arboretum of Flagstaff, the Department of Biology and College of Forestry at Northern Arizona University.

SEGA is designed to study and model the effects on climate change on ecosystems of the U.S. Southwest, as well as, to provide study sites for scientists across the nation.

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