Tag: Flagstaff High School

FUSD April 2018 newsletter. More FUSD news here

| April 11, 2018
FUSD April 2018 newsletter. More FUSD news here

• A Message from the FUSD Superintendent
• Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration
• FUSD Would Like Your Input

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County Teacher of the Year from Flagstaff High plans to leave state. See more education stories here

| March 28, 2018
County Teacher of the Year from Flagstaff High plans to leave state. See more education stories here

One of Coconino County’s best teachers is leaving the state because he’s fed up with Arizona’s low funding for schools.

2014 Coconino Teacher of the Year Jeff Taylor announced in a March 24 letter to the editor that he and his family were leaving Flagstaff High School and the state at the end of the school year.

Taylor is the chair of the AP Academy at FHS and teaches AP chemistry and environmental science. He is also a member of the Flagstaff Education Association and has served on the salary and benefits negotiation committee for FUSD for five years.

“It wasn’t just one thing that drove us away,” he said.

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FUSD March 2018 newsletter

| March 7, 2018
FUSD March 2018 newsletter

• A Message from the FUSD Governing Board and Superintendent
• Disc Golf Becomes Popular with Students
• Kinsey Inquiry and Discovery School Honored by Arizona Trails
• CHS Interior Design Students Joins Chairs for Change
• FHS Teacher Goes Beyond the Lesson

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Flagstaff High culinary students prep for competition. See more education stories here

| January 31, 2018
Flagstaff High culinary students prep for competition. See more education stories here

Flagstaff High School’s Culinary Arts Team is starting to sharpen their knives and heat up the kitchen in preparation for the annual culinary arts competition season. That season starts in February and runs through April.

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Flagstaff High School students reach out to classmates in need. See more education stories here

| November 15, 2017
Flagstaff High School students reach out to classmates in need. See more education stories here

The Flagstaff High School Student Council is reaching out a hand this year to its own classmates in need.

Tori Noenickx, the community service director for the council, said this year’s annual canned food drive collections are going to Flagstaff Unified School District’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Program. The drive started Nov. 1 and the group has already collected nearly a 1,000 items. People interested in donating items can drop food off at the FHS front desk.

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Teacher of the Week — (Flagstaff High School’s) Shelly Stearns

| November 7, 2017
Teacher of the Week — (Flagstaff High School’s) Shelly Stearns

This week’s teacher of the week is Shelly Stearns. Stearns is a history teacher at Flagstaff High School, who encourages her students to be active learners. Her classroom utilizes class discussions, and games.

After 20 years of teaching at Flagstaff High School and 22 years as an educator, Stearns says she still sees room for improvement.

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Flagstaff schools appeal state letter grades. See more education stories here

| October 18, 2017
Flagstaff schools appeal state letter grades. See more education stories here

Six out of the 276 schools that have pending letter grades by the Arizona Department of Education are in the Flagstaff area.

Those six schools include two schools from Flagstaff Unified School District, Flagstaff High School and Sinagua Middle School. The remaining four schools are charters including Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, Flagstaff Junior Academy, Basis and Northland Preparatory Academy.

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Flagstaff students among Dorrance Scholarship winners. See more education stories here

| June 7, 2017
Flagstaff students among Dorrance Scholarship winners. See more education stories here

The Arizona Community Foundation recently announced that Adam Carl, a student from Coconino High School in Flagstaff; Mason Turney from Saint Johns High School; Kylee Hoffman, a student from Page High School, Rebekah Chattin from Saint Michael Indian School in Saint Michaels; Basilio Roman from Blue Ridge High School in Lakeside; Nadene Hubbard, a student from Ganado High School; and Santana Henry from Flagstaff High School are among the 2017-2018 recipients of the need-based Dorrance Scholarship.

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FUSD celebrates 2017 graduates

| May 24, 2017
FUSD celebrates 2017 graduates

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 graduates of Summit, Flagstaff and Coconino high schools.

Profiles of several graduating high school seniors from each of the schools are available on the FUSD Facebook website.

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Educator Highlight: Walter Halaberda — Flagstaff High School

| May 3, 2017
Educator Highlight: Walter Halaberda — Flagstaff High School

After presiding over the final of four Senior Exit Interview sessions, you would expect Walter Halaberda to just collapse into his chair and take a much-deserved break.

Instead, Halaberda, an English teacher at Flagstaff High School, was leading an animated discussion in the school’s library on how well the students did facing an onslaught of questions from panels of two or three community volunteers during the 30-minute sessions.

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