Tag: Flagstaff Unified School District

Basis high school students teach fitness to second graders. See more education news here

| December 12, 2018
Basis high school students teach fitness to second graders. See more education news here

Basis Flagstaff physical education teacher Marty Heilman believes the best way to learn something is to teach it.

When his high school students were scheduled to share the school’s gymnasium with a class of second graders, he started a new functional fitness program where, after learning new techniques in their own class, his students teach the second graders as a way to increase solidarity among the school’s students, create better leaders and make fitness fun.

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Coconuts announce results of 11th annual Flagstaff FIRST Lego League Tournament

| December 11, 2018
Coconuts announce results of 11th annual Flagstaff FIRST Lego League Tournament

The Coconino High School “CocoNuts” FIRST Robotics Team hosted its 11th annual Flagstaff FIRST Lego League Tournament on Dec. 8. Twenty-three teams of fourth through eighth graders from all over Northern Arizona competed in this year’s game “Into Orbit.” The “Into Orbit” game challenged teams to examine problems humans might encounter during long-term space flight.

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FUSD finalizing plans for prop funding. See more education news here

| November 20, 2018
FUSD finalizing plans for prop funding. See more education news here

With last week’s approval of Propositions 423 and 424, providing a $75 million bond and 15 percent property tax renewal, Flagstaff Unified School District will prioritize its plans before moving forward with the projects authorized by this newfound funding.

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FUSD thanks voters for supporting Propositions 423, 424

| November 7, 2018
FUSD thanks voters for supporting Propositions 423, 424

The FUSD Governing Board, administration and staff thank voters for authorizing a $75 million bond program and renewal of 15% override. We are humbled by and appreciative of the investment and support continually demonstrated by our families and community.

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School districts (including FUSD) seek local funding for books, buses and buildings through bonds, overrides

| November 1, 2018
School districts (including FUSD) seek local funding for books, buses and buildings through bonds, overrides

Arizona school districts are asking local voters to approve money for school repairs, maintenance construction and security – needs that state funding for has been severely reduced or eliminated in recent years.

The state drastically reduced capital funding for school districts when the Great Recession began in 2008, and that funding has not recovered since then. For example, the state provided almost $7 million in capital needs funding for Flagstaff Unified School District in 2007, but just $600,000 in 2018.

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Five FUSD schools receive improved letter grades. See more education news here

| October 24, 2018
Five FUSD schools receive improved letter grades. See more education news here

The State of Arizona released 2018 letter grades for Arizona public schools earlier this month, and five Flagstaff Unified School District schools improved by at least one letter grade.

Leupp Public School moved up from a D to a C, Cromer Elementary School and Knoles Elementary School both improved from a C to a B, Sechrist Elementary went from a B to an A, and Kinsey Elementary –with the biggest increase – moved up from a D to a B.

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FUSD to present ‘Keeping Children Safe Online’ on Oct. 22. See more education news here

| October 17, 2018
FUSD to present ‘Keeping Children Safe Online’ on Oct. 22. See more education news here

“Keeping Children Safe Online,” a FREE parent presentation offered by the Flagstaff Unified School District in partnership with the Arizona Attorney General’s Community Outreach and Education Division, will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 at Coconino High School, 2801 N. Izabel St., Flagstaff.

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Keeping Children Safe Online

| October 14, 2018
Keeping Children Safe Online

Please join FISD to learn how to keep your children safe online.

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Props 423, 424 ask voters for $75 million bond, override for FUSD. See more education news here

| October 9, 2018
Props 423, 424 ask voters for $75 million bond, override for FUSD. See more education news here

Voters will see two Flagstaff Unified School District related propositions on the Nov. 6 ballot that if passed would provide the district with continued and additional funding for the next five to six years.

Prop 423 is a bond measure that would allow FUSD to take out a $75 million loan to support the district’s capital projects, and Prop 424 is an override that would extend the current FUSD property tax for the next seven years.

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Flagstaff schools receive donations from public. See more education news here

| September 5, 2018
Flagstaff schools receive donations from public. See more education news here

The fifth year of the FUSD Teacher Supply Drive continued to show the community’s spirit of giving.

Before the drive, teachers were spending their own money on supplies for students whose families couldn’t afford them, said Flagstaff Unified School District Spokesperson Karin Eberhard.

All 15 schools in the district received an 18-by-18-by-24-inch cardboard box overflowing with items including pens, pencils, copy paper, glue sticks and more.

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