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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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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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