Tag: FUSD

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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FUSD kindergarten registration event to take place Feb. 6. See more local education news here

| January 29, 2019
FUSD kindergarten registration event to take place Feb. 6. See more local education news here

To assist families with the registration process for the 2019-2020 school year, Flagstaff Unified School District elementary schools will be hosting Kindergarten Registration on February 6th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at all district elementary schools.

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2018 in Review: FUSD sees overdue wage and funding increases. See more local education news here

| January 8, 2019
2018 in Review: FUSD sees overdue wage and funding increases. See more local education news here

Flagstaff Unified School District had a year full of financial fluctuations to account for previously unmet needs, especially as the Red for Ed movement for improved teacher pay and school funding was in full swing throughout March and April. It also implemented various internal improvements for students.

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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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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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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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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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Back-To-School Night

| September 2, 2018
Back-To-School Night

It’s FUSD’s #1 Indian Education Support Program Back to School Night! Featuring: community agencies and organizations; college, career & scholarships; school supplies: first 250 K-12th students will receive school supplies!

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Back-To-School Night

| August 26, 2018
Back-To-School Night

It’s FUSD’s #1 Indian Education Support Program Back to School Night! Featuring: community agencies and organizations; college, career & scholarships; school supplies: first 250 K-12th students will receive school supplies!

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