Tag: Flagstaff Unified School District

Education Spotlight — Page Unified School District to hold 2021-22 Back to School Event on July 28. See more local, state and national education news here

| July 20, 2021
Education Spotlight — Page Unified School District to hold 2021-22 Back to School Event on July 28. See more local, state and national education news here

The Page Unified School District will hold a 2021-22 Back to School Event from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 28 at the Page High School CAB Courtyard.

The event is for:

•New and returning students, pre-K to 12
•Enroll your student in PowerSchool
•Update your students records
•Friendly, knowledgeable staff will be there to help
•All schools, teams, clubs and organizations will have information booths

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Local Education Spotlight — PUSD’s Summer of Science Sizzles. See more local education news here

| July 13, 2021
Local Education Spotlight —  PUSD’s Summer of Science Sizzles. See more local education news here

By Steven Law • Contributed to the Lake Powell Life After four weeks of experimenting, crafting and creating, the Summer of Science came to a glorious, foamy, melty, sticky end as students combined solar energy, and greenhouse capture to transform chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows into s’mores. At least, that’s how Nichole Reitze’s class conducted […]

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Education Spotlight — Photo highlights: Williams Fourth of July parade delights. See more local education news here

| July 6, 2021
Education Spotlight —  Photo highlights: Williams Fourth of July parade delights. See more local education news here

As one of the most anticipated events in Williams, the annual Fourth of July parade draws crowds from around the state, this year was no exception.

Planning for the parade has been underway for months and turnout for the event was exceptional.

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Education Spotlight — Williams first responders visit Kindercamp. See more local education news here

| June 22, 2021
Education Spotlight — Williams first responders visit Kindercamp. See more local education news here

Williams Fire Department, Williams Police Department, and the U.S. Forest Service participated in First Responder’s Day at KinderCamp June 10 at Williams Elementary-Middle School.

See KinderCamp 2021 First Responder’s Day Photo Gallery

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Education Spotlight — Coconino High School JROTC Team to Compete in National Leadership Bowl Championship. See more local education news here

| June 15, 2021
Education Spotlight — Coconino High School JROTC Team to Compete in National Leadership Bowl Championship. See more local education news here

COVID-19 has presented many challenges in schools over the past year. From in-person to remote to hybrid learning, high school students across the country have faced hardships and struggles. Coconino High School Army JROTC cadets have risen to the challenge through their participation in the 2020-2021 JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl.

After advancing through two phases of online competition, the Coconino High School’s JROTC Leadership Team composed of Aidan Yoakum, Adeline Chlupsa, Caleb Morris, and Noah Burdick will compete in a Championship event in Washington, DC. The 2021 U.S. Army JROTC Leadership Bowl Championship will be held on the campus of The Catholic University of America on July 19-23, 2021. This event is sponsored by the U.S. Army Cadet Command and is conducted by the College Options Foundation.

Coconino High School’s JROTC team earned top scores out of the 1,511 Army JROTC leadership teams that competed from around the world. The team is one of only forty Army JROTC Leadership Bowl teams in the nation to advance to the final competition, which includes an all-expense paid trip to the Championship event in DC. During the two fast-paced preliminary rounds, cadets were tested on their knowledge of current events, leadership values, and leadership skills

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Education Spotlight — NAU’s Institute for Native-serving Educators receives $1 million award to support educator recruitment and retention in Indigenous communities. See more local education news here

| June 8, 2021
Education Spotlight — NAU’s Institute for Native-serving Educators receives $1 million award to support educator recruitment and retention in Indigenous communities. See more local education news here

Believing in the power of teachers and the desire to grow their capacity to write and teach curriculum that is culturally responsive is at the forefront of the Institute for Native-serving Educators (INE), and the Institute just received a $1 million award from the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to do just that, supporting statewide priorities in education.

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Local Education Spotlight — FUSD High Schools to Host Limited In-Person Graduations. See more local education news here

| May 25, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — FUSD High Schools to Host Limited In-Person Graduations. See more local education news here

Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) high schools, Coconino High School, Flagstaff High School, and Summit High School, will hold in-person graduations on their respective school sites this June to honor the Class of 2021.  The outdoor events will accommodate two (2) in-person attendees per graduate to sustain necessary social distancing and safety practices.  All three graduations will be livestreamed on FUSD and school site social media accounts, and will be available for replay and download.

Summit High School will hold their ceremony on Thursday, June 3, 2021 in their front parking lot at 4:00 p.m.  

Coconino High School (CHS) will hold their ceremony on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. on the CHS football field.

Flagstaff High School (FHS) will hold their ceremony on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. on the FHS football field. 

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Local Education Spotlight — CHS CocoNuts Honored with Numerous FIRST Awards. See more local education news here

| May 18, 2021
Local Education Spotlight —  CHS CocoNuts Honored with Numerous FIRST Awards. See more local education news here

At a remote award ceremony on May 8, 2021, the Coconino High School “CocoNuts” Robotics Team received several awards for their robot design and continuing positive impact on the community. The CocoNuts were honored with the Autonomous Award, Dean’s List Finalist Award, and Southwestern Region Chairman’s Award. The CocoNuts will have a remote interview in June to compete for the Championship Chairman’s Award, the highest honor a team can receive in FIRST. 

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Local Education Spotlight — Congratulations to our 2021 STEMmy Award winners. See more local education news here

| May 11, 2021
Local Education Spotlight —   Congratulations to our 2021 STEMmy Award winners. See more local education news here

Congratulations to our 2021 STEMmy Award winners. STEMmy awards, an annual award given to organizations and individuals who are STEAM leaders in the greater Flagstaff community. This year, we are excited to recognize Oscar Landa-Samano from Coconino High School as our Student of the Year, W F Killip Elementary School’s Sheryl Wells as our Teacher of the Year, Moran Henn and Cassandra Roberts from Willow Bend Environmental Education Center and Zachery Fountain from Flagstaff Unified School District as our Community Leaders of the Year.

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Local Education Spotlight — Coconino High School Art Students Advance to Top 50 in Vans Custom Culture Competition. See more local education news here

| April 30, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — Coconino High School Art Students Advance to Top 50 in Vans Custom Culture Competition. See more local education news here

Congratulations to Coconino High School (CHS) art students Lorelei Tessmer and Amber Kelly for advancing to the top 50 in this year’s Vans Custom Culture competition out of over 500 applicants.  

Voting is now open to the public at vans.com/customculture and individuals can cast one vote per day until Friday, May 7th, 2021. 

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