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Annual Grand Canyon School job fair takes place April 11. See more education news here

| April 4, 2018
Annual Grand Canyon School job fair takes place April 11. See more education news here

Grand Canyon High School students looking to get a leg up on scoring a summer job will have an opportunity to visit with more than 20 local businesses within Grand Canyon National Park and Tusayan.

The job fair takes place from 9-10:30 a.m. April 11 in the Grand Canyon School multipurpose room.

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Community donations boost Grand Canyon School. See more education stories here

| March 14, 2018
Community donations boost Grand Canyon School. See more education stories here

As school budgets struggle to meet with the demands of educating more students with less funding, community organizations often step up to help fill in the gaps for items like updated computers, desks and other basic necessities that sometimes get overlooked.

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Photo highlights: Scientific minds think alike for STEAM night at GCS

| March 7, 2018
Photo highlights: Scientific minds think alike for STEAM night at GCS

Grand Canyon School hosted STEAM Family Night March 1 to educate students and their families about science, technology, engineering, art and math. The event was also a fundraiser for the senior class and Grand Canyon Youth – volunteers made fresh native tacos and desserts were donated.

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Thousands to march on Arizona’s capitol (On March 24) in response to Florida shooting. See related stories

| February 28, 2018
Thousands to march on Arizona’s capitol (On March 24) in response to Florida shooting. See related stories

Two teenagers in Arizona have organized a protest in an effort to call for a change in gun laws, mental health education and school safety following last week’s deadly Florida high school shooting. 

Samantha Lekberg, a Willow Canyon High School student, and Jordan Harb, a student at Mountain View High School, are two of the organizers of the #MarchForOurLives in Phoenix.

The march is set to kick off at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix at 10 a.m. on March 24.

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#NeverAgain: Grand Canyon School ups lockdown drills, safety measures in wake of multiple school shootings

| February 28, 2018
#NeverAgain: Grand Canyon School ups lockdown drills, safety measures in wake of multiple school shootings

2018 is barely two months old, and already there have been eight shootings at schools across the country. 

Although some of these shootings did not involve fatalities, the trauma felt by students and teachers alike is raw, and is leading to very real changes in how schools conduct the business of keeping students safe.

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Grand Canyon school library receives grant for STEM ‘maker station.’ See more education stories here

| January 17, 2018
Grand Canyon school library receives grant for STEM ‘maker station.’ See more education stories here

Arizona is blessed with a number of educators who inspire students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Arizona Public Service Company (APS) and the Phoenix Suns are teaming up to help these teachers bring innovative hands-on STEM learning to 6,000-plus students through financial grants totaling $50,000.   

The grants were recently awarded to 25 elementary and high school teachers across Arizona, including Grand Canyon, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Yuma, Prescott Valley and Casa Grande. 

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Column: Arizona Town Hall recommends urgency and action on education funding. See more education news here

| January 3, 2018
Column: Arizona Town Hall recommends urgency and action on education funding. See more education news here

For the last decade an education funding crisis has been quietly building in Arizona producing inequities and instability that are symptoms of a public education system under stress.

How will northern Arizona cultivate the workforce needed to create healthy, vibrant communities if we are unsuccessful in educating our children due to a lack of state investment?

While the solution is a shared responsibility, it is a state constitutional requirement for the Legislature to ensure a general and uniform public school system, paid for by taxation to ensure its proper maintenance and operation.

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Letter to the editor: Happy holidays from Grand Canyon School

| December 20, 2017
Letter to the editor: Happy holidays from Grand Canyon School

To the community:

What a wonderful time of year! The holiday season is upon Grand Canyon School and all its inhabitants — students, teachers, paraprofessionals, office and maintenance staff. The elementary school is donned with garland and wreaths, staff members are sneaking gifts to their Secret Santas, the high school is busy studying for final exams and our youngsters are buzzing with excitement for Santa and parties. And if you haven’t seen the tree in our newly decorated library, it is really quite stunning.

It has been a productive year here with many reasons to celebrate.

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Canyon carols: students give tradition a twist. See more education stories here

| December 6, 2017
Canyon carols: students give tradition a twist. See more education stories here

From Brighty the Burro to the 12 unique days of a Grand Canyon Christmas, students at Grand Canyon School sang, played, mimed and entertained a packed house at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center Nov. 30.

The quirky take on holiday cheer is a tradition at the Grand Canyon. 

Instead of Frosty the Snowman, children sang about Brighty the Burro and while neither a partridge nor a pear tree are to be found, a raven in a pinyon tree is a mainstay in canyon country.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon Girls on the Run race for success

| November 22, 2017
Photo highlights: Grand Canyon Girls on the Run race for success

The Grand Canyon GOTR team gathers for a photo before the race.

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