Tag: Grand Canyon News

LAUNCH seeking support for preschool pilot program. See more local education news here

| February 5, 2019
LAUNCH seeking support for preschool pilot program. See more local education news here

LAUNCH Flagstaff approached both the Flagstaff City Council and the Coconino County Board of Supervisors (Feb. 5) with one central message: the community needs more quality preschool options.

To advance world class education, which is LAUNCH’s stated mission, the organization is seeking supporters for a pilot program to improve preschool education within Flagstaff Unified School District boundaries by providing full-day, year-round preschool to 4-year-olds from low-income families.

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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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Elementary school oral health program renewed through 2023. See more local education news here

| January 22, 2019
Elementary school oral health program renewed through 2023. See more local education news here

Approximately $11,000 in annual funding for the Coconino County Public Health Services District’s oral health services for elementary school children, provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services, has been renewed through 2023. The Board of Supervisors approved the contract (Jan.22).

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Education is a top issue for Ariz. voters, survey shows. See more local education news here

| January 15, 2019
Education is a top issue for Ariz. voters, survey shows. See more local education news here

For the fourth year in a row, Arizona voters have ranked education the top issue facing the state of Arizona, according to an annual survey conducted by Expect More Arizona, a statewide nonprofit, nonpartisan education advocacy group.

Among other state issues, such as immigration and border issues, taxes and healthcare, education earned the top ranking of the 600 statewide voters surveyed.

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Grand Canyon School provides insight on December traditions. See more education news here

| December 20, 2018
Grand Canyon School provides insight on December traditions. See more education news here

Many religions have December traditions, but there’s one that many people consider their top priority: Christmas. Christmas is a time of joy that you can spread to loved ones by giving gifts to friends and family, spending time with everyone and eating your heart out.

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Book Review: Emerging readers in for a colorful treat with ‘Rosa Gets It Right’

| November 15, 2018
Book Review: Emerging readers in for a colorful treat with ‘Rosa Gets It Right’

Local author and longtime Grand Canyon resident Nancy Rivest Green invites emerging readers to step into the bright, watercolor world of rural Mexico in her newest book “Rosa Gets It Right”

Smart-as-a-whip Rosa, a feisty little girl with pigtails and an ever-curious attitude, is so tired of hearing, “Wrong again, Rosa!” A visit to her local library changes everything for Rosa, and she learns that reading can finally help her get it right.

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Grand Canyon School District improves AzMerit grades

| October 24, 2018
Grand Canyon School District improves AzMerit grades

With the ink dried on the latest set of Arizona Department of Education letter grades, Grand Canyon Unified School District is celebrating a jump in grades. Grand Canyon High School climbed from a C to an A, while, Grand Canyon Elementary maintained its B grade.

Among local northern Arizona schools, they’re sitting at the top of the class.

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Grand Canyon Unified School District puts finishing touches on three-year strategic plan

| October 3, 2018
Grand Canyon Unified School District puts finishing touches on three-year strategic plan

After a months-long process of gathering information, processing it and turning it into usable action items, the Grand Canyon Unified School District is moving forward with its three-year strategic plan to improve the students’ education and experience.

As part of the plan, the district crafted a new mission and vision statement to reflect its goals moving forward. Thomas O’Connor, a consultant hired by the district to lead it through the process, said careful thought was put into word choice to best reflect parents’, educators’ and the administrations goals for Grand Canyon students.

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Grand canyon students participate in International Walk to School Day. See more education news here

| September 12, 2018
Grand canyon students participate in International Walk to School Day. See more education news here

Grand Canyon students participate in International Walk to School Day Sept. 6. Students and faculty gathered at Grand Canyon Clinic and Albright Training Center for the walk to school, where they received water bottles and a healthy snack.

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Grand Canyon students mentored by jazz greats at annual School of Rock

| September 5, 2018
Grand Canyon students mentored by jazz greats at annual School of Rock

Sixteen Grand Canyon students came together as a band Aug. 30 after working with Robert Bonfiglio, Joe Deninzon, Stephen Benson and John Vail. After practicing together after school for three days, the students performed at the Grand Canyon Music Festival.

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