Tag: Grand Canyon News

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

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

| September 5, 2018

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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Coconino Community College offers hybrid courses on South Rim

Coconino Community College offers hybrid courses on South Rim

| August 29, 2018

Coconino Community College (CCC), is offering hybrid courses at Albright Training Center in Grand Canyon National Park. Enrollment is open until Aug. 31.

The courses, include face-to-face classroom time and labs every other Friday by an instructor and include additional content online. The classes are being offered in responses to the community’s requests for more live teaching throughout the county.

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Grand Canyon School Board approves short-term internet. See more education news here

Grand Canyon School Board approves short-term internet. See more education news here

| August 22, 2018

The Grand Canyon School governing board took steps at its Aug. 15 meeting to bring high-speed internet to the school.

A lack of internet bandwidth at the school has led to several challenges over the years, including bottlenecks with annual state testing and inability to send large documents through email. The school applied last year to be considered for an E-rate grant, in which the federal government provides funding for rural schools and libraries to receive high-speed fiber internet connections. The school’s application has been approved, but there has been no word on how much money would be received or when construction would start.

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Grand Canyon welcomes students, new faculty. See more education news here

Grand Canyon welcomes students, new faculty. See more education news here

| August 1, 2018

As the school year kicks off for Grand Canyon School, three new teachers will join the faculty in welcoming students back today.

Adrian Alvarez, a native of Phoenix who has spent the past few years in California, will be taking over the middle school science class. Alvarez has taught several years at the elementary level and as a behavioral tutor in a Head Start program for children on the autism spectrum. Although this will be her first year teaching only science, Alvarez said she fell in love with science while teaching the curriculum to her elementary students.

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Grand Canyon School registration starts June 25 at Tusayan Town Hall. See more education news here

Grand Canyon School registration starts June 25 at Tusayan Town Hall. See more education news here

| June 20, 2018

The new school year begins Aug. 1 and that means school registration is right around the corner. 

Registration for new and returning students will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 25-26 at Tusayan Town Hall and June 27-28 at the school’s multipurpose room.

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Updated: Still time to check out summer camps in region. Also, see Summer Reading Programs here

Updated: Still time to check out summer camps in region. Also, see Summer Reading Programs here

| June 5, 2018

Also check out Summer Reading Programs Below

With the end of the school year and summer rapidly approaching, time is running short for parents to search for information on summer camps and other educational programs for their children.

The following is our latest listing of summer camps in the region.

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Head Start program now enrolling for fall semester. See more education news here

Head Start program now enrolling for fall semester. See more education news here

| May 30, 2018

In a 2016 study, the Brookings Institution — a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C. — found Head Start improves educational outcomes, increasing the probability that participants will graduate from high school, attend college and receive a post-secondary degree, license or certification. …

The Head Start program at Grand Canyon is now enrolling for the fall semester for income-eligible families. The program is free for those who qualify and provides classroom instruction and home-based services for children aged 3-5. Instruction and services is also available for children with special needs.

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FUSD remains closed Thursday. School districts region-wide react to teacher walk-out

FUSD remains closed Thursday. School districts region-wide react to teacher walk-out

| May 3, 2018

Pending final approval this week by state lawmakers of a budget that could expand the state’s education budget and increase teacher pay, educators in many school districts in Coconino County and statewide could return back to the classroom as early as Friday.

Teachers in many school districts statewide walked out of their classrooms Thursday, April 26 as part of the #RedforEd movement. Since then, hundreds of educators and supporters have been seen carrying signs and wearing their signature protest color t-shirts from the lawn at the Flagstaff City Hall to the thousands gathered in Phoenix.

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School districts region-wide prepare for teacher walk-out starting April 26

School districts region-wide prepare for teacher walk-out starting April 26

| April 25, 2018

From Page to Prescott and everywhere in between, school districts in the region are preparing for a teacher walk-0ut scheduled to begin Thursday, April 26.

Parents are urged to keep checking with their local school districts and the local media for the latest information on how the walk-out will impact school meals, sporting and other academic activities.

The following are links to the latest walk-out related stories in the region:

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Employers inform, hire Grand Canyon students at annual job fair

Employers inform, hire Grand Canyon students at annual job fair

| April 18, 2018

Grand Canyon students had an opportunity to meet with potential employers and learn about available positions at the school’s annual job fair April 11.

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