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Education Spotlight: Board taps Navajo Nation educator for County Superintendent of Schools. See more local education news here

| November 11, 2019
Education Spotlight: Board taps Navajo Nation educator for County Superintendent of Schools. See more local education news here

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors selected Dr. Tommy Lewis as the new Superintendent of Schools. The Board confirmed the appointment during the regular Board meeting on Nov. 5 and Dr. Lewis will begin his service on Nov. 18.

Dr. Lewis replaces Dr. Risha VanderWey, who began serving as the Tuba City School District Superintendent in August. Dr. Lewis’ term runs until Dec. 31, 2020. A primary and general election will be held in 2020 for a new term beginning in 2021.

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Education Spotlight: Lights On Afterschool Future Leaders Town Hall to be held Oct. 24 at CCC. See more local education news here

| October 21, 2019
Education Spotlight: Lights On Afterschool Future Leaders Town Hall to be held Oct. 24 at CCC. See more local education news here

The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) is working with Arizona Town Hall to carry out three Future Leaders Town Hall (FLTH) events in Maricopa, Pinal and Coconino counties. The Future Leaders Town Hall in Flagstaff, to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, is being organized in a partnership with Coconino County, LAUNCH Flagstaff and the venue sponsor Coconino Community College.

With these events the hope is to bring attention to the value of out-of-school time programming as a significant component on the Future Leaders Town Hall topic of Strong Families Thriving Children.

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Education Spotlight: Record number of families attend CCC&Y’s Early Childhood Fair. See more local education news here

| October 1, 2019
Education Spotlight: Record number of families attend CCC&Y’s Early Childhood Fair. See more local education news here

A record of more than 500 visitors took part in the Flagstaff’s Festival of Science, CCC&Y’s 9thAnnual Early Childhood Fair on Sept. 28 at Flagstaff High School.

The theme of the event was Full “S.T.E.A.M.” Ahead.

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Education Spotlight: New (Page Unified School District) teachers receive Navajo cultural orientation. See more local education news here

| August 19, 2019
Education Spotlight: New (Page Unified School District) teachers receive Navajo cultural orientation. See more local education news here

Twenty-four newly hired teachers, and two newly-hired counselors, two weeks ago spent a day learning about Navajo culture and traditions as part of their new teacher orientation. About 78 percent of Page Unified School District’s student population is Navajo, and they come from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, home situations and lifestyles.

“It’s something we do to teach our new teachers where their Navajo students are coming from,” said PUSD Human Resources Director Terry Maurer.

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Mount Elden Middle School renovation begins. See local education news here

| July 23, 2019
Mount Elden Middle School renovation begins. See local education news here

With the crash, crunch and squeal of a yellow excavator, prowling and chomping down like a starved creature, the first phase of the Mount Elden Middle School renovation began.

It took just over an hour Wednesday morning for the excavator to demolish the 40-year old modular building holding the school’s 600-wing: puncturing the roof like a balloon, crumpling walls as easily as paper and pulling out wires until they snapped.

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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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Southwest Native-American Foundation scholarship applications due May 1. See more local education news here

| April 23, 2019
Southwest Native-American Foundation scholarship applications due May 1. See more local education news here

Applications for the Southwest Native-American Foundation’s scholarships are due by May 1 to the foundation’s headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.

The foundation, a donor-funded nonprofit, offers scholarship to outstanding Native American high school and college students in the Southwest. Previously, it has awarded scholarship funds to future students of Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona, Grand Canyon University and Coconino College, among others.

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NPA transforms for Harry Potter celebration. See more local education news here

| April 16, 2019
NPA transforms for Harry Potter celebration. See more local education news here

The students of Northland Preparatory Academy, number 3300 Sparrow Avenue, are proud to say that they are perfectly abnormal after hosting an event unlike any other in the school’s 23-year history.

To introduce the school’s outgoing eighth-graders to high school, the campus was transfigured into a scene seemingly pulled out of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world, complete with a Quidditch match and Yule Ball, among other Harry Potter icons.

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Flagstaff schools make room for discussions following Chabad community center vandalism. See more local education news here

| April 9, 2019
Flagstaff schools make room for discussions following Chabad community center vandalism. See more local education news here

This weekend marks two weeks since vandals painted swastikas on the walls and windows of Chabad Jewish community center in Flagstaff.

The Flagstaff Police Department issued a statement that it would be investigating the break-in as a hate crime; the Anti-Defamation League is offering $2,000 for any information that might lead to an arrest.

Soon after news of the event broke, Arizona Daily Sun photographer Jake Bacon took to hanging tinfoil hearts on the fencing outside the center and hundreds of others followed suit — entire schools crafted and added their own hearts to the tapestry, which glinted in the sun for days to follow.

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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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