Tag: Grand Canyon News

Hopi youth partner for North Rim Waters for Life initiative

| November 1, 2017
Hopi youth partner for North Rim Waters for Life initiative

“We have a strong partnership here, and it’s going to get even stronger throughout the week,” said Grand Canyon Trust Land Operations Manager Ed Grumbine, as he welcomed nearly a dozen Hopi Tribal youth participants to the 2017 Waters for Life Youth Service Project hosted by the Grand Canyon Trust (GCT) and the Kaibab National Forest

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Grand Canyon School receives a C, focuses on student growth. See more education stories here

| October 25, 2017
Grand Canyon School receives a C, focuses on student growth. See more education stories here

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — The Arizona Department of Education released its school report cards Oct. 9, assigning letter grades on AzMERIT test scores.

Grand Canyon Unified School District received a C. Under the old state standardized test, the school district had received an A, begging the question “What happened in four years to drop our score?”

The answer, it turns out, is complicated.

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Grand Canyon School discusses Title 1 funding, closing the education gap. See more education stories here

| October 18, 2017
Grand Canyon School discusses Title 1 funding, closing the education gap. See more education stories here

Grand Canyon School held a Title 1 finding meeting Oct. 10 to discuss what the district is doing to narrow the education gap in the community.

Title 1 funding is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Title 1 provides financial assistance to schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children have the same opportunities to meet education standards set forth by the states.

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Grand Canyon students educate, entertain at Star Night

| September 27, 2017
Grand Canyon students educate, entertain at Star Night

Grand Canyon students made sure everyone was seeing stars at the school’s Star Night Sept. 21. 

Students organized and led a number of activities designed to relay their knowledge of stars, constellations, moons, planets and galaxies for community members, including an outdoor tour of the night sky with NPS rangers.

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Listen up, parents! Alejandra & Rosa’s back-to-school basics. See more education stories here

| August 2, 2017
Listen up, parents! Alejandra & Rosa’s back-to-school basics. See more education stories here

Health aide Alejandra Flores and administrative assistant Rosa Velazquez cover the back-to-school basics.

What should I do if my child is going to be late to school?

Call the school office as soon as you know your child will be late to class and give us an approximate arrival time so we can inform the teacher. We prefer a parent or guardian come to the office and sign the child in, but if that is not possible, call us and let us know why the child was late. …

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Grand Canyon to celebrate Latino Conservation Week with free event

| July 19, 2017
Grand Canyon to celebrate Latino Conservation Week with free event

Grand Canyon National Park is inviting Latino families and youth to visit the park and explore their public lands during Latino Conservation Week July 17-21. 

An initiative of the Hispanic Access Foundation, Latino Conservation Week or Disfrutando y Conservando Nuestra Tierra is a week-long program dedicated to creating opportunities for Latino families and youth to engage in the outdoors and raise awareness of important local and national conservation issues. The event is now in its fourth year.

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Grand Canyon one of top 13 safest travel destinations for families with children

| June 28, 2017
Grand Canyon one of top 13 safest travel destinations for families with children

SafeWise, a home security system provider that publishes information on home and community safety, recently announced Grand Canyon as one of the top 13 vacation destinations for families with children.

The article lists Grand Canyon National Park number eight out of 13 domestic vacation spots, noting the area’s low crime rate, as well as highlighting the Rim Trail, which sees no car traffic, except for shuttle buses, between Bright Angel Trailhead and Hermits Rest.

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Grand Canyon High students attend Girls State at University of Arizona. See more education stories here

| June 21, 2017
Grand Canyon High students attend Girls State at University of Arizona. See more education stories here

Nearly 300 high school girls from across Arizona converged on the University of Arizona campus for the 70th session of The American Legion Auxiliary program Arizona Girls State June 4-10.
Grand Canyon participants included Monica Dimas-Gonzalez, Savannah Perkins, Jessica Richardson and Melisha Jeter-Nanacasia.

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Grand Canyon Unified School District accredited for seven years

| May 31, 2017
Grand Canyon Unified School District accredited for seven years

Grand Canyon School has passed its reaccreditation review with flying colors, said Principal Tom Rowland.

AdvancED, a non-profit organization that conducts on-site reviews of k-12 school districts, pored over hundreds of documents and performed a site visit April 24 before granting Grand Canyon School full accreditation.

Two years ago, however, the story was different. Lacking a complete curriculum and suffering from educator turnover, Grand Canyon didn’t pass the organization’s accreditation standards.

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Guest Column: after 13 years of memories, senior class becomes a family. See more education stories here

| May 24, 2017
Guest Column: after 13 years of memories, senior class becomes a family. See more education stories here

My name is Kyla Pearce and I am a senior at Grand Canyon High School.

This year, Grand Canyon High School’s graduating class consists of eighteen students. While many have come and gone over the years, there is a small group of seniors who have been together since kindergarten. I am one of those seniors.

Because of the small class size, our class has become less like a class and more like a family. Since kindergarten, we have had countless adventures and made a lifetime of memories.

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