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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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CCC&Y 2019 calendar highlights upcoming Community Events for Families

| May 1, 2019
CCC&Y 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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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week’ — Alexander Casady

| April 30, 2019
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week’ — Alexander Casady

Friends, Students and Collleagues of Alexander Casady say he’s a teacher who goes above and beyond in everything he does, both in and outside of the classroom.

The Flagstaff Arts & Leadership Academy teacher designs all his lessons and materials from scratch and teaches with the mindset that, if you are invested in the learning experience, the learning will come naturally. Students say his lessons make them truly care about what they are learning.

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Coconino County celebrates Teacher of the Year 2019

| April 23, 2019
Coconino County celebrates Teacher of the Year 2019

Following the awards ceremony, Williams High School music teacher Beverly Stearns wondered if she could lead her music students from the back of a pick-up truck.Well, she will have a whole year to decide as she celebrates the honor as the 2019 Coconino County Teacher of the Year. Stearns was presented with the award during the seventh annual event held April 17 at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff.Jordan Morales, a second grade teacher at Kinsey Inquiry and Discovery School in Flagstaff, was named the 2019 Coconino County Rookie Teacher of the Year, with Kelly Smith, an anatomy and biology teacher at Coconino High School, receiving the 2019 Coconino County STEM Teacher of the Year award.

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Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth honors 2019 Caring for Children award winners at annual conference

| April 22, 2019
Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth honors 2019 Caring for Children award winners at annual conference

They include a policy leader who has advocated for early and developmentally disabled childhood education programs throughout Coconino County; an individual who has served nearly three decades strengthening and keeping families together in Northern Arizona; and a community leader whose efforts have provided a variety of afterschool, weekend and summer programs in Page.The Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (CCC&Y) congratulates the 2019 Caring for Children Award recipients, who were honored at 2019 Child Abuse Prevention Conference and Luncheon — “Healing Collective Trauma through Community Connections” — April 18 in Flagstaff.

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CCC&Y recognized in top three of NAU’s Civic Service Institute 2019 GEMS awards

| April 15, 2019
CCC&Y recognized in top three of NAU’s Civic Service Institute 2019 GEMS awards

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth received 3rd place in the non-profit category at NAU’s Civic Service Institute 2019 GEMS Volunteer Recognition Luncheon held April 11 at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff.Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff received first place, with The Literacy Center receiving second place award at the third annual event.

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Williams honors 2019 Child Abuse Prevention Month with placement of 79 pinwheels at city’s pocket park

| April 8, 2019
Williams honors 2019 Child Abuse Prevention Month with placement of 79 pinwheels at city’s pocket park

Pinwheels twirled in the breeze as guest speakers spoke of the significance of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month during a ceremony held Saturday, April 6 at the Williams Pocket Park near the city “Red Train Car” bridge.Guest speakers including Coconino County District 3 Supervisor Matt Ryan, District 1 Supervisor Matt Ryan, Williams Mayor John Moore, CCC&Y Executive Director Virginia Watahomigie, Jennifer Runge and other staff members from Victim Witness Services Coconino County.

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2019 Flagstaff Field of Hope Ceremony puts spotlight on April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

| April 8, 2019
2019 Flagstaff Field of Hope Ceremony puts spotlight on April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

The always moving Field of Hope Dedication put a poignant focus on annual Child Abuse Prevention Month efforts throughout Coconino County.More than 50 local residents gathered for the ceremony presented by the Exchange Club of Flagstaffon Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Coconino County Courthouse lawn.

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