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2019 Health and Welfare Resource Networking meetings in Coconino County

| February 20, 2019
2019 Health and Welfare Resource Networking meetings in Coconino County

A variety of  health and welfare resource networking meetings are held each month in Coconino County. The meetings are presented in local restaurants, libraries, health care agencies and other locations where health professionals and representatives from a variety of governmental and non-profit organizations share information on upcoming programs and events that benefit the health and welfare of children, youth, parents and seniors throughout the region.

The following is a listing of some of those meetings. Please send any updates to frank@coconinokids.org

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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Kathy Marron’

| February 19, 2019
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Kathy Marron’

For our first Teacher of the Week this year, we profile Kathy Marron, an art teacher at Thomas Elementary. Marron tells us the key to a successful art class lies in the balance between creativity and organization. Her students say Marron’s enthusiasm also plays a big role.

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Registration now open for Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s 2019 Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference on April 18

| February 18, 2019
Registration now open for Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s 2019 Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference on April 18

In recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, CCC&Y will present the 2019 Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference and Luncheon — “Healing Collective Trauma through Community Connections,” at Little America Hotel, Flagstaff on Thursday, April 18, 2019. The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, who is widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of trauma exposure, will discuss caring for ourselves and our community as we respond to our own and others’ experience of trauma and the “trauma exposure response.”

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CAA opinion: Arizona Needs to Break Down Barriers Blocking Support for Kinship Families. See related stories here

| February 18, 2019
CAA opinion: Arizona Needs to Break Down Barriers Blocking Support for Kinship Families. See related stories here

All children who live in foster care require financial support so their temporary families can provide them safe care and bring stability to their lives. But children removed from their homes by the Department of Child Safety (DCS) and placed with relatives or family friends – known as kinship families – are often missing the support that comes to licensed foster families.

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CocoNuts host AZ and NM Robotics Championship

| February 12, 2019
CocoNuts host AZ and NM Robotics Championship

The Coconino High School CocoNuts will host the Arizona and New Mexico FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Northern Arizona University Fieldhouse. The event will feature 48 FIRST Tech Challenge Teams that have advanced from one of 11 qualifying tournaments that took place from November through February. The top teams from this Championship will advance to the FIRST World Championship in Houston, TX April 17-20, 2019.

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2019 Viola Awards nominees announced for Excellence in Arts, Science Education categories

| February 5, 2019
2019 Viola Awards nominees announced for Excellence in Arts, Science Education categories

The Flagstaff Arts Council has named:

Allison Gruber – Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy
Shayne Smith – Flagstaff High School
Kathy Marron – Thomas Elementary School
Joe Maniglia – Theatrikos Theatre Company
Faun Nichols – Sechrist Elementary School
as 2019 Viola Awards nominees in the Excellence in Arts Education category.

The Flagstaff Arts Council also named:

Kelley Smith – Coconino High School
Susan Brown – Northland Preparatory Academy
Rich Krueger – Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy
Melinda McKinney – Coconino Community College
as 2019 Viola Awards nominees in the Excellence in Science Education category.

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CCC&Y February 2019 calendar highlights upcoming Community Events for Families

| February 4, 2019
CCC&Y February 2019 calendar highlights upcoming Community Events for Families

A number of family-friendly events are scheduled throughout Coconino County in February and in coming months.

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Nominations now open for 18th Annual Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence

| February 4, 2019
Nominations now open for 18th Annual Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence

The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence is seeking nominations for the “2019 Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence.”

The nomination deadline is Monday, April 15.

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Rook takes knight for science at CCC

| January 29, 2019
Rook takes knight for science at CCC

Shantia Nez, 12, seventh-grader from Kaibeto Boarding School, concentrated on her opponent’s move.

Bishop overpowered pawn.

“I like the curiosity of what’s going to happen next,” Nez said.

Nez was one of more than 70 players at the fifth annual Flagstaff All-Girls Chess Tournament at Coconino Community College Saturday, Jan. 26. The tournament was an opportunity for girls and women across northern Arizona to test their chess skills and learn about the importance of women and minorities being involved in the career fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

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ASU Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars Accepting Fall 2019 Applications

| January 29, 2019
ASU Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars Accepting Fall 2019 Applications

The Nina Scholars program at Arizona State University is now accepting applications for students admitted for the fall 2019 semester. The program dedicated to providing educational opportunities for individuals who would not normally receive traditional academic scholarships and whose personal commitments and financial circumstances would preclude their attendance without substantial, long-term scholarship support.

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