Tag: Flagstaff High School

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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FUSD tab for Prop. 414 starts at $667,000. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| May 3, 2017
FUSD tab for Prop. 414 starts at $667,000. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

The school year hasn’t ended and the new local minimum wage hasn’t taken effect yet but the Flagstaff Unified School District Governing Board is already considering budget options for the next fiscal year.

FUSD Director of Finance Scott Walmer presented the board with three budget scenarios involving the minimum wage increase to $12 an hour in July.

The district has more than 1,500 employees, including those who work programs that have their own funding sources. Approximately, 570 employees would see an increase in their wage to $12 an hour in July.

If the Board increased wages to be in compliance with the local minimum wage law of $12 in July, it would cost the district around $667,308 in fiscal year 2018. That number includes salaries, health insurance and the increased cost in custodial and food service contracts.

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Educator Highlight: Sheri Bain — Flagstaff High School

| April 11, 2017
Educator Highlight: Sheri Bain — Flagstaff High School

For Sheri Bain, a Pre-AP Calculus, Pre-Calculus and Engineering teacher at Flagstaff High School, one of the most rewarding elements of her profession is staying in touch with her former students and seeing the progress they have made in their academic and professional careers.

“I like teaching high school kids in particular as they get ready for life after high school. I want them to be great students. The kids email me and tell me what they are doing. It’s fun to see how they are doing. My favorite ones are the students who at first hated math but now say they see it as a necessary evil.”

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Educator Highlight: Joe Cornett — Flagstaff High School

| February 8, 2017
Educator Highlight: Joe Cornett — Flagstaff High School

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Arts Education.

Joe Cornett is a teacher of digital photography at Flagstaff High School, who has been noted for his excellence as an arts educator both in the classroom and in the wider community. Cornett makes an effort to provide his students with opportunities for exploring art beyond the classroom. His students are always well represented in the annual Youth Art Exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts.

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