Tag: Flagstaff Unified School District

FUSD to begin capital projects after issuing $25 million in bonds. See more local education news here

| June 11, 2019
FUSD to begin capital projects after issuing $25 million in bonds. See more local education news here

Flagstaff Unified School District’s bank account just increased by $25 million, following the sale of the first set of $75 million in bonds approved by voters in November.

The funds from the sale were deposited in the Coconino County Treasurer’s Office last week and will the district to move forward with its renovation projects and technology initiative.

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STEMMYs recognize STEM leaders, new STEM City director. See more local education news here

| June 4, 2019
STEMMYs recognize STEM leaders, new STEM City director. See more local education news here

By Kaitlin Olson • Arizona Daily Sun Whether looking up to the stars or down to microorganisms, creating new technologies or improving existing ones, Flagstaff is home to science, technology, engineering and mathematics enthusiasts young and old who were recognized this week at STEM City’s seventh annual STEM Awards (“STEMMYs”). About 50 community members gathered at […]

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Education Spotlight: STAR 6th Graders Attend Camp Colton

| June 4, 2019
Education Spotlight: STAR 6th Graders Attend Camp Colton

Earlier this month the STAR school sixth grade had the chance to attend Camp Colton, a camp owned and operated by Flagstaff Unified School District that is dedicated to teaching participants about environmental science. The students spent four days and three nights at camp and attended environmental education classes such as forestry, aquatics, wildlife and geology, taught by Camp Colton’s staff.
Each environmental education class was designed to get the students to interact with their natural environment and work as a team to accomplish a specific goal. For example, the Geology class consisted of the students exploring the nearby Lava Tubes and discussing the different types of igneous rock present inside the tubes.

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FHS senior receives certificates from CCC before graduation. See more local education news here

| May 7, 2019
FHS senior receives certificates from CCC before graduation. See more local education news here

Her mother and grandmother constantly told her education is important.She took those words to heart.Flagstaff High School senior Nevaeh Nez, 18, will be receiving two certifications from Coconino Community College on May 10 during Commencement. She will be handed certificates in Pre-Health Careers and Nursing Assistant a month before she receives her high school diploma.

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FUSD announces Summer Food Service Program

| April 22, 2019
FUSD announces Summer Food Service Program

The Flagstaff Unified School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. Meals will be provided to all children, ages 18 and under, without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

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College and Career Readiness Day April 2 – No school for CHS and FHS Seniors. See more local education news here

| March 26, 2019
College and Career Readiness Day April 2 – No school for CHS and FHS Seniors. See more local education news here

Coconino High School and Flagstaff High School have designated Tuesday, April 2nd as College and Career Readiness Day for students in grades 9, 10, and 11.  Each school will be administering the Aspire exam to freshman, the Pre-ACT to sophomores, and the ACT to juniors.  These exams give students a predictable measure of their academic strengths and weaknesses whether they intend to go to college or enter the work place after high school.

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Two FUSD schools pilot ‘Elementary Preparatory Academy’. See more local education news here

| March 12, 2019
Two FUSD schools pilot ‘Elementary Preparatory Academy’. See more local education news here

What happens when a Flagstaff elementary school student is performing at a more advanced level than their peers?Right now, there is not one answer: Each school offers various programs, clubs and resources for students, but the full academic needs of such students are often unmet.Flagstaff Unified School District has a possible solution called the Elementary Preparatory Academy, which is scheduled to begin at DeMiguel Elementary and Knoles Elementary starting this fall.

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Youth of the Year winners shine light on taboo. See more local education news here

| March 5, 2019
Youth of the Year winners shine light on taboo. See more local education news here

Aurora Smith of Flagstaff High School was named the 2019 Youth of the Year at the Museum of Northern Arizona on Wednesday.The senior was awarded a $5,000 scholarship in the form of a giant check presented by Mayor Coral Evans. First and second runners-up Nicole Tsedah and Xyrus Castillo also received checks for $1,000 scholarships, while all four nominees, including Flagstaff High School sophomore Erin Gene, received a laptop and tech accessories.

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Educational benefits from the Grand Canyon. See more local education news here

| February 26, 2019
Educational benefits from the Grand Canyon. See more local education news here

For thousands of years, the Colorado River has carved its way through the Grand Canyon. While remarkable landscapes and breathtaking beauty are present, aesthetics are not as valuable as the knowledge available in the canyon.

Maya Caldwell, the director of student services at Williams Elementary Middle School (WEMS), wrote in an email that there a several opportunities for students to learn about the Grand Canyon. Among them are enriching field trips and park rangers coming to WEMS to host hands-on lessons about park education.

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Seventh-grader Hannah Dodt wins 2019 Coconino County Spelling Bee. See more local education news here

| February 12, 2019
Seventh-grader Hannah Dodt wins 2019 Coconino County Spelling Bee. See more local education news here

Twelve-year-old Hannah Dodt’s confident recitations bookended this year’s Coconino County Spelling Bee Saturday morning at Coconino High School as she secured first place, matching the number that hung around her neck throughout the hour-long competition.

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