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Flagstaff’s San Francisco de Asis Catholic School Bolsters Preschool Program

| December 5, 2018
Flagstaff’s San Francisco de Asis Catholic School Bolsters Preschool Program

In Flagstaff, the oldest continually run Catholic school in the state now boasts an award-winning preschool. While the school itself includes classes up to grade eight, the preschool is preparing local three- and four-year-olds for their foray into kindergarten.

With two preschool classrooms for 39 students, San Francisco de Asis Catholic School (SFdA) was recently honored with a five-star rating through Arizona’s First Things First Quality First program. The rating is the highest available and a first for the First Things First Coconino region.

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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week: Peter Holloway.’ See more education news here

| November 30, 2018
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week: Peter Holloway.’ See more education news here

This week’s Teacher of the Week is Peter Holloway, a teacher at Ponderosa High School. He started off teaching at a juvenile detention center, where he says he learned that honesty is key to helping students succeed.

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NAU one of 130 universities to help launch national effort to increase college access, equity, postsecondary attainment

| November 20, 2018
NAU one of 130 universities to help launch national effort to increase college access, equity, postsecondary attainment

Northern Arizona University announced recently that it is participating in a massive new effort with 130 public universities and systems to increase college access, close the achievement gap and award hundreds of thousands more degrees by 2025.

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), which is organizing the collaborative effort, announced the Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success at its 131st annual conference in New Orleans.

The participating institutions will work within “clusters” of four to 12 institutions as they concurrently implement innovative and effective practices to advance student success on their campuses. Collectively, the institutions enroll 3 million students, including 1 million students who receive Pell Grants.

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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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Page Regional Events for November-December 2018

| November 11, 2018
Page Regional Events for November-December 2018

By CCC&Y Page Upcoming Regional Events The following is a compilation of upcoming events in the Page region. To share your upcoming events, please attend the next Page Community Resource Partners Network Meeting at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at Encompass Behavioral Health Services Building, 463 S. Lake Powell Blvd, Page. Click here for the most […]

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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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Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey seeks applicants for school district governing boards

| October 24, 2018
Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey seeks applicants for school district governing boards

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey is seeking applicants for appointment to four school district governing boards in the County.

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey is seeking applicants for appointment to four school district governing boards in the County.

Grand Canyon Unified School District Governing Board – one seat is vacant.
Fredonia Moccasin Unified School District Governing Board – three seats are vacant.
Coconino Association for Vocations, Industry, and Technology (CAVIAT) Education District in Page and Fredonia – one seat in each district is vacant. 
Maine Consolidated School District Governing Board – two seats are vacant.
Applicants must be Arizona registered voters and residents of the school district for at least one year prior to the date of appointment.  Applicants or their spouses cannot be an employee of the district.

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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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