Tag: Flagstaff Unified School District

Education Spotlight — A quick word from the (CCC) President. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — A quick word from the (CCC) President. See more local, state and national education news here

| January 31, 2023

Three feet of snowfall aside, my first few weeks as President for Coconino Community College have been marked by the gratitude I feel at the welcome I received from faculty, staff and the community. My family and I feel right at home.

My focus these first couple of months is to meet with as many of CCC’s internal and external stakeholders as possible and to take a lot of notes to get a sense of the educational needs of our students and the communities we serve. I will then compile a report of “The First 100 Days,” focusing on mid- and long-term planning, highlighting what was heard, what we’re planning to do and how the College will likely move forward. I’m excited to get busy.

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Education Spotlight — Leupp mom seeks career with CCC help. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Leupp mom seeks career with CCC help. See more local, state and national education news here

| January 24, 2023

Coconino Community College student Charmayne Yazzie still remembers walking into the Page Center to take her first class in more than a decade after high school.

“At first, I was a little embarrassed,” Yazzie said. “I was worried I wouldn’t do well.”

From Leupp on the Navajo Nation, Yazzie worked two jobs to help support her partner and their three children. She needed for something to change.

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Education Spotlight — Single mothers in coconino county get a chance at free higher education. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Single mothers in coconino county get a chance at free higher education. See more local, state and national education news here

| January 17, 2023

Coconino Community College has been selected by the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona (WFSA) as the nonprofit partner to launch the Pathways for Single Moms Program in the state’s northern region.

This program is designed to eliminate barriers to higher education for single moms by giving them the necessary resources to secure livable wages and forge a career path. Taking a holistic approach, the program helps women navigate life’s challenges by supporting the successful completion of a certificate program in growing fields. The tuition-free certificate prepares these women for careers in growing industries that pay a thriving wage, thus confronting the cycle of poverty in their families.

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Education Spotlight —  PUSD faculty spotlight: Jenise Bartholomew. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — PUSD faculty spotlight: Jenise Bartholomew. See more local, state and national education news here

| December 13, 2022

It’s early December and Jenise Bartholomew’s classroom is taking on the feeling of Christmas. A Christmas tree is already standing, and a few other Christmas decorations are starting to appear on the walls.

On another wall, each student is spotlighted as a “star student” with a flower that is displayed with their picture. The other students have written something nice about that student on the flower petals.

Outside Bartholomew’s classroom, the walls of the first-grade hallway have been decorated to look like train cars of the Polar Express. The faces of each student appear in each train car window. Bartholomew and the other first-grade teachers stayed after school on Dec. 1 to create the Christmas art installation.

Bartholomew likes her classroom to be colorful and organized, the latter not always an easy task with a room full of first graders. And right now, her classroom has that extra buzz of energy that every classroom in America has right now, during the spirited period between Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

All in all, the room has a nurturing, caring atmosphere. 

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Education Spotlight — FUSD Newsletter – October 2022. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — FUSD Newsletter – October 2022. See more local, state and national education news here

| October 31, 2022

Flagstaff High School students had a great opportunity to sharpen their financial literacy skills during a Financial Fitness in Action (FFA)event conducted by the Arizona Council of Economic Education (ACEE)on October 11,2022.

Danielle Bonfig, a 12th-grade teacher at Flagstaff High School who teaches social studies, specifically economics, government, and AP microeconomics, explained that the event is simply a real-life simulation of trying to see if you can budget a salary. Students learned about the cost of a monthly budget to fulfill the wants and needs of a family. They also learned about housing, medical insurance, auto insurance, the cost of groceries, and so much more.

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Education Spotlight — Dr. Eric Heiser selected as sixth CCC President. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Dr. Eric Heiser selected as sixth CCC President. See more local, state and national education news here

| October 25, 2022

 The Coconino Community College District Governing Board announced during an Oct. 19 meeting that Dr. Eric Heiser will be the next president of the college.

“After a national search with more than 50 applicants, the District Governing Board is excited to announce the selection of Dr. Heiser as Coconino Community College’s next president,” said Dr. Nat White, chair of the Board. “The college is positioned through the past leadership of Dr. Colleen Smith and community support through the passage of the tax reset, to leap forward in serving the residents of Coconino County – from workforce training and associate degrees to pathways to baccalaureates.”

White added that Dr. Heiser brings successful urban and rural college and national experience that matches well with CCC’s vision and mission and the needs of Coconino County’s residents and businesses.

“I’m incredibly humbled and honored to be selected as the sixth president of Coconino Community College,” Dr. Heiser said. “I’m excited about the bright future ahead for CCC and look forward to working with the wonderful faculty and staff to meet the needs of students in Coconino County.”

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Education Spotlight — Coconino County Education Service Agency Hosts Crisis Intervention Workshop for County Schools Oct. 12-14. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Coconino County Education Service Agency Hosts Crisis Intervention Workshop for County Schools Oct. 12-14. See more local, state and national education news here

| October 18, 2022

The Coconino County Education Service Agency (CCESA) joined community partners and county schools to form a Coconino County School Incident Response Team.   

CCESA, Yavapai Education Service Agency, Arizona Department of Education, and county schools met October 12 – 14, 2022, to engage in crisis prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery to traumatic events at Coconino County schools. Team members also received training in a Crisis Intervention Curriculum that addressed crisis prevention and intervention at schools.

“This program is a school safety and crisis preparedness curriculum developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP),” stated Coconino County Superintendent Cheryl Mango-Paget. “This evidence-based training provided school personnel with comprehensive training on how to establish and serve on school safety and crisis response teams. The training provided to schools reinforces improved school climate, student behavior and academic functioning, student resilience, and school staff crisis response capabilities.”

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Education Spotlight — FUSD Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — FUSD Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day. See more local, state and national education news here

| October 11, 2022

By the Flagstaff Unified School District The Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) recognizes and celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which is designated as the second Monday of October. FUSD encourages all preschools, K-12 schools, parents, and educational organizations to recognize and publicize Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and will further support school district events to promote understanding and […]

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Education Spotlight — FUSD Honors Hispanic Heritage Month. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — FUSD Honors Hispanic Heritage Month. See more local, state and national education news here

| September 20, 2022

The Flagstaff Unified School District is honored to join citizens throughout the country in recognizing September 15 – October 15, 2022 as National Hispanic Heritage Month to highlight the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. This month is observed to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of those whose ancestors come from Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain, Central America, and South America. This year’s theme is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation. Please enjoy this performance from Ballet Folklórico de Colores of Flagstaff.

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Education Spotlight — Nomination Deadline is Sept. 15 for Coconino County Teacher of the Year Awards. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Nomination Deadline is Sept. 15 for Coconino County Teacher of the Year Awards. See more local, state and national education news here

| September 13, 2022

The Superintendent of Schools is requesting nominations for the 10th Annual Teacher of the Year, Fifth Annual Rookie Teacher of the Year, and Second Annual Lifetime Achievement Award. The deadline to nominate a worthy teacher is Sept. 15, 2022.

The awards are a distinguished countywide event created to celebrate, honor, and recognize full-time teachers from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. Nominating a teacher recognizes them for their hard-work and efforts throughout the academic year.

Nominations are required for consideration for all three award categories. If nominated, teachers submit a detailed essay application with letters of support. A panel of five judges will score the applications using a rubric and discussion to determine the top six candidates in each category. The top six candidates will then be interviewed. Judges will score the interviews with another rubric to determine the three finalists in each category.

To nominate a candidate for any of the three awards, please submit a completed Coconino County Nomination Form. Forms are available at the County Superintendent of Schools’ website by visiting https://coconino.az.gov/1863/Celebrate

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