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Education Spotlight: Welcome to the new STEM City Executive Director

| June 11, 2019
Education Spotlight: Welcome to the new STEM City Executive Director

We would like to welcome our new Executive Director, Kris Penca! STEM City is really excited to see what direction she’s going to take our organization. Read more about her below. …

I was born and raised in Iowa and received a BA in  education from the University of Iowa in 1994. I taught science and math in grades 5-8 for 20 years in Iowa and I encouraged the connection between math and science in Mason City. 
I was part of a team that made our intermediate school a STEM school and I also created a $20,000 Makerspace at Lincoln Intermediate. 

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Vendors can now sign up to participate in CCC&Y’s 9th Annual Flagstaff Early Childhood Fair

| June 10, 2019
Vendors can now sign up to participate in CCC&Y’s 9th Annual Flagstaff Early Childhood Fair

Dear Fellow Early Childhood Community Member:

In celebration of young children and to support Flagstaff’s Festival of Science, we thank you for participating in CCC&Y’s 9thAnnual Early Childhood Fair in Flagstaff.  Because of our wonderful sponsors and volunteers, there continues to be no charge to table at this event.  More exciting, this year we will continue to be in the Flagstaff Festival of Science passport, in addition to other advertising, so we expect this to be a great event for all vendors.  

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Education Spotlight: STAR 6th Graders Attend Camp Colton

| June 4, 2019
Education Spotlight: STAR 6th Graders Attend Camp Colton

Earlier this month the STAR school sixth grade had the chance to attend Camp Colton, a camp owned and operated by Flagstaff Unified School District that is dedicated to teaching participants about environmental science. The students spent four days and three nights at camp and attended environmental education classes such as forestry, aquatics, wildlife and geology, taught by Camp Colton’s staff.
Each environmental education class was designed to get the students to interact with their natural environment and work as a team to accomplish a specific goal. For example, the Geology class consisted of the students exploring the nearby Lava Tubes and discussing the different types of igneous rock present inside the tubes.

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Kathy Marron of Thomas Elementary School in Flagstaff honored by the Arizona Department of Education

| May 21, 2019
Kathy Marron of Thomas Elementary School in Flagstaff honored by the Arizona Department of Education

Kathy Marron, an art teacher at Thomas Elementary School in Flagstaff, was recognized for Excellence in Art Education by the Arizona State Board of Education during a recent Board Meeting. Superintendent Kathy Hoffman spoke to the importance of art education as part of a well rounded and highly engaging educational experience.

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High school students earn scholarships from Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s Williams Child Abuse Prevention Council

| May 20, 2019
High school students earn scholarships from Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s Williams Child Abuse Prevention Council

Isabel Cristina Ortiz Salazar believes anyone suffering from abuse should have at least one person “they can trust just enough to tell them about the pain they are going through.

Kascyanna Lowe is planning on using her life experience to help others overcome challenges.

Paola Naselli Belmontes said the key to preventing abuse is helping local parents practice good parenting skills and hopes Williams can create such programs.

Salazar, Lowe and Belmontes are the winners this year of scholarships presented by the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s Williams Child Abuse Prevention Council during the recent annual Williams High School Academic Awards & Scholarship Night.

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(Page) Teachers Receive Patty Laubhan Award

| May 14, 2019
(Page) Teachers Receive Patty Laubhan Award

Lake View Elementary held its third annual Patty Laubhan Awards last Friday. The award is given annually at the end of each school year to one teacher and one para-professional who exemplify a high level of passion and dedication for their work.This year’s Patty Laubhan Award went to art teacher Elizabeth Richardi and to Judy Boston, a Kindergarten paraprofessional.Lake View Elementary started the Patty Laubhan Award three years ago as a way to honor one of its long-time teachers, Patty Laubhan taught Kindergarten at the school for many years.

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2019 Sara Morley Girls on the Run Spirit Scholarship awarded to Samantha Hampton

| May 13, 2019
2019 Sara Morley Girls on the Run Spirit Scholarship awarded to Samantha Hampton

Girls on the Run of Northern Arizona is proud to announce Samantha Hampton has been awarded the 2019 Sara Morley Girls on the Run Spirit Scholarship. The $1,000 award to be used for higher education expenses will be presented on Saturday June 22nd at the Northland Hospice Run for Life.

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NASA almost didn’t film the first moon landing

| May 13, 2019
NASA almost didn’t film the first moon landing

NASA first landed on the moon nearly 50 years ago when the Apollo 11 astronauts touched down on July 20, 1969. One region of the country played a special role in training for that historic mission. A half century later, Flagstaff, Arizona, is still celebrating. Michelle Miller reports.

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Expect More Arizona — It’s Teacher Appreciation Week (through May 10) – Let’s Think Outside the Box This Year

| May 7, 2019
Expect More Arizona — It’s Teacher Appreciation Week (through May 10) – Let’s Think Outside the Box This Year

Teacher Appreciation Week always falls during the first full week in May, which means this year it lands on May 6-10. While we likely all agree that every week is a good time to show our appreciation, we know many parents, schools and students use this time to make special gestures.

We started asking ourselves, do teachers need more coffee mugs or gift cards? What’s the most meaningful gesture the community can make? It’s hard to say, unless you’re a teacher yourself…So, we turned to a group of Arizona Educational Foundation Teachers of the Year and Ambassadors of Excellence to ask what they really want for Teacher Appreciation Week. Here’s what they had to say:

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Institute for Human Development at NAU joins University of Hawaii on Project TEAMS (June 10-28 in Flagstaff)

| May 6, 2019
Institute for Human Development at NAU joins University of Hawaii on Project TEAMS (June 10-28 in Flagstaff)

The Institute for Human Development at NAU has joined the University of Hawaii on Project TEAMS (Twice-Exceptional Students Achieving and Matriculating in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), to be held June 10-28 at the Institute for Human Development, 912 W. Riordan Road, Flagstaff.

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