Tag: Flagstaff Unified School District

Local Education Spotlight — Coconino County Parks & Recreation — Summer day camp open for registration. Register by July 10. See more local education news here

| July 7, 2020
Local Education Spotlight — Coconino County Parks & Recreation — Summer day camp open for registration. Register by July 10. See more local education news here

Coconino County Parks & Recreation is now accepting registrations for the Outdoor Adventure Summer Day Camp. Activities for this year’s camp include archery, group games, hiking, arts and crafts, and a field trip to Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course.

Due to COVID-19, staff made some changes to camp this year, including:

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Bilingual update — Summer food programs available in Coconino County

| June 30, 2020
Bilingual update — Summer food programs available in Coconino County

By the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth A variety of summer food programs are available in Coconino County. *** The Flagstaff Unified School District “Grab and Go” food service program continues through July 31, 2020 while the meal service at Kinsey Elementary School will be shifting to a mobile service beginning Monday, June 22.  […]

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Local Education Spotlight: Madi Olson awarded child abuse prevention scholarship. See more local education news here

| June 30, 2020
Local Education Spotlight:  Madi Olson awarded child abuse prevention scholarship. See more local education news here

Madison Olson, a senior at Williams High School, received a $500 scholarship from the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth (CCC&Y).

The council created the annual Child Abuse Prevention Essay contest so that Williams High School Seniors could describe what the community can do to help prevent and respond to child abuse and childhood trauma.

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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 Announce Graduation. Procession on May 29. Grand Canyon, Williams also announce plans. See more local education news

| May 19, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: FUSD High Schools Announce Graduation. Procession on May 29. Grand Canyon, Williams also announce plans. 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. 

 “We are very proud of the accomplishments and efforts of FUSD’s senior students over many years.” said Superintendent Michael Penca. “They are graduating under extraordinary circumstances in which they have demonstrated persistence, patience, and compassion for others.  While we all wish we could hold our traditional ceremony, we know this event will be a special celebration for our seniors, their families, and our entire community.”

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Arizona Schools Plan For The Possibility Buildings May Not Open This Fall. See more state education news here

| May 12, 2020
Arizona Schools Plan For The Possibility Buildings May Not Open This Fall. See more state education news here

The interruption of the school year will cause more disruption than just having kids learn from home. Arizona school funding and ranking is in jeopardy, and faculties across the state are forced to plan for two realities as the fall opening remains uncertain.

Planning is by no means universal. Teachers and administrators from across Arizona school districts, charters and private schools are coming up with their own preliminary plans, but some are more concrete than others — and some teachers remain in the dark.

Derek Born, the president of the Flagstaff Education Association in the Flagstaff Unified School District, says the priority of the administration remains to be focused on finishing the online school year and plans for summer school.

“The superintendent did mention that basically everything is on the table. And we’re just looking at some of the other countries, and the other states that have issued plans for how to safely have school again,” Born said.

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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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FUSD, other districts, continue ‘Grab & Go’ Food Service for students

| March 31, 2020
FUSD, other districts, continue ‘Grab & Go’ Food Service for students

School districts across Coconino County have launched grab and go breakfast and lunch food service during the unanticipated school closures due to COVID-19 outbreak.

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