Tag: Flagstaff High School

Local Education Spotlight — FHS Girls’ Basketball Coach Receives Spirit of Cotton Award from Phoenix Suns. See more local education news here

| October 13, 2020
Local Education Spotlight — FHS Girls’ Basketball Coach Receives Spirit of Cotton Award from Phoenix Suns. See more local education news here

Congratulations to Flagstaff High School Girls’ Basketball Coach, Tyrone Johnson, for receiving the Spirit of Cotton Award from the Phoenix Suns! Coach Tyrone Johnson was surprised with this award for exemplifying Cotton Fitzsimmons’ leadership, dedication, and service to the community in helping guide and mentor student-athletes.

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Local Education Spotlight — Bilingual report: Anti-Bias and Anti-Racism Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for October 5th. See more local education news here

| September 29, 2020
Local Education Spotlight — Bilingual report: Anti-Bias and Anti-Racism Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for October 5th. See more local education news here

Participants need to RSVP by Thursday, October 1st at 6:00 p.m.

The Flagstaff Unified School District Anti-Bias and Anti-Racism Task Force will host a digital virtual town hall meeting on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. so that the community can provide insights on work in the areas of curriculum, professional development, staff diversity, and student behavior/social emotional learning.  The information gathered at the meeting will be considered as part of the Task Force’s report to the FUSD Governing Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

Individuals interested in participating in the town hall are invited to RSVP via a form available here.  There is a cap on the number of active participants due to technology constraints, but the event will also be live streamed to the Flagstaff Unified School District Facebook, Twitter, and Vimeo accounts so that the public can view the meeting.

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Education Spotlight — FHS’s Emily Musta Receives Fulbright Award. See more local education news

| August 4, 2020
Education Spotlight — FHS’s Emily Musta Receives Fulbright Award. See more local education news

Emily Musta of Flagstaff High School in Flagstaff, Arizona has been selected for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research (Fulbright DA) Program to New Zealand, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Musta is one of approximately 22 U.S. citizens who will travel to 10 countries around the world in spring 2021 on the Fulbright DA Program. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership potential.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S government and was created to increase mutual understanding and build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given over 390,000 passionate and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to important international problems. The global network of Fulbrighters fosters mutual understanding between the United States and partner nations, advances knowledge across communities, and improves lives around the globe.

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Local Education Spotlight: Flagstaff Unified School District to announce fall plans, FY21 budget after next week. See more local education news here

| June 16, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: Flagstaff Unified School District to announce fall plans, FY21 budget after next week. See more local education news here

Flagstaff Unified School District will release its plans for the fall as early as next week, following a meeting of the Governing Board June 23, where it will also hold a public hearing on its upcoming budget and a proposed primary property tax increase.

“These plans are based on guidance from the Arizona Department of Education’s Roadmap to Reopening School, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance, local public health service guidance, and the input of staff and Governing Board members who understand our district and community needs,” Superintendent Michael Penca announced Friday in a letter to families.

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Local Education Spotlight: Coconino Volunteer & Decorated Vietnam War Vet Billy Weldon Wins America’s Favorite Crossing Guard. See more local education news

| June 2, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: Coconino Volunteer & Decorated Vietnam War Vet Billy Weldon Wins America’s Favorite Crossing Guard. See more local education news

Safe Kids Coconino County, led by Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS), and Safe Kids Worldwide are proud to recognize Billy Weldon as the winner of the 2020 America’s Favorite Crossing Guard contest.

After tens of thousands of votes from appreciative supporters that earned him a spot as one of the top five finalists, Weldon was named the winner by a panel of judges because of his exceptional impact on his community and his commitment to the safety of the students. 

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Local Education Spotlight: FUSD High Schools to hold graduation procession on May 29. View videos of other high school ceremonies in Coconino County. See more local education news

| May 26, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: FUSD High Schools to hold graduation procession on May 29. View videos of other high school ceremonies in Coconino County. See more local education news

Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) high schools, Coconino High School, Flagstaff High School, and Summit High School, will hold graduation processions on Fourth Street in Flagstaff, Arizona on Friday, May 29, 2020.  The event will include an opportunity for graduates to be recognized while still ensuring necessary social distancing measures. 

(Graduation ceremonies were also held at Fredonia, Grand Canyon, Tuba City, Page and Williams high schools. View videos below)

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Education Spotlight: Coconino High School named International Baccalaureate World School. See more local education news here

| April 28, 2020
Education Spotlight: Coconino High School named International Baccalaureate World School. See more local education news here

Two years after submitting its initial application, Coconino High School has been authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, allowing it to begin to offer the IB Diploma Programme, an advanced learning option for students during their last two years of high school.

The authorization was announced late last week, after a Tuesday video conference presentation to the Flagstaff Unified School District Governing Board.

“I couldn’t be more proud and honored to be recognized by the IBO [International Baccalaureate Organization] and also I am just thrilled for our students at Coconino High School who will have the opportunity to pursue an IB diploma or just register and take IB classes,” Principal Stacie Zanzucchi said during the presentation.

The International Baccalaureate Organization, an international educational foundation based in Switzerland, has four programs for students from ages three to 19: the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme.

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Education Spotlight: Southwest Native-American Foundation scholarships deadline is May 1. See more local education news here

| April 21, 2020
Education Spotlight: Southwest Native-American Foundation scholarships deadline is May 1. See more local education news here

The deadline for the Southwest Native-American Foundation’s (SWNAF) scholarships is May 1. These scholarships are for outstanding Native American high school or university students in the southwest. Scholarships are available for high school summer programs, art and vocational schools, community colleges or universities and graduate school.

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Local Education Spotlight: High School Senior Recognition Begins (April 13) at Cromer Stadium. See more local education news here

| April 13, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: High School Senior Recognition Begins (April 13) at Cromer Stadium. See more local education news here

All Flagstaff senior high school students at Coconino High School, Flagstaff High School, and Summit High School will be recognized beginning Monday, April 13, 2020, for the next twenty days by turning on the Cromer Field lights for twenty minutes beginning at 8:20 p.m.  The recognition begins at 20:20 military time each night to honor all Northern Arizona seniors in the 2020 graduating class.

“We want a way to recognize our seniors while still following CDC recommended social distancing practices,” shares Coconino High School Principal Stacie Zanzucchi.  “This is a special time for seniors and we hope that this demonstrates our ongoing commitment to ensure they are recognized for all of their hard work and celebrated for the journey that is still ahead.”

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Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Shayne Smith. See more local education news here

| February 18, 2020
Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Shayne Smith. See more local education news here

Shayne Smith is currently the Director of Theater Arts and Bands at Flagstaff HighSchool. Shayne graduated with his Bachelor’s of Music from Ashland University in 2016 where he studied K-12 Music Education. He moved to Flagstaff in 2016 to begin teaching at Flagstaff High School in the Fall. As a Performing Arts Educator, Shayne strives to provide a safe space for his students to express their trust thought, feelings, and selves through several art mediums in an accepting, encouraging, and loving learning environment.

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