Tag: Grand Canyon School

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

| August 22, 2018
Grand Canyon School Board approves short-term internet. See more education news here

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 School starts Aug.1 — are you ready?

| July 25, 2018
Grand Canyon School starts Aug.1 — are you ready?

It’s that time of year again – teachers are in high gear, children are groaning and parents are secretly rejoicing.

That’s right, it’s back-to-school time.

Administrative assistant Rosa Velasquez has a few back-to-school basics to start the year off on a high note:

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

| June 20, 2018
Grand Canyon School registration starts June 25 at Tusayan Town Hall. See more education news here

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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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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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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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon students take to the field for Turkey Trot

| November 29, 2017
Photo highlights: Grand Canyon students take to the field for Turkey Trot

Grand Canyon students participated in the school’s annual turkey trot for a chance to win a Thanksgiving bird and pumpkin pie Dec. 16. First place winners in every age group were awarded a turkey, while second place winners were given a pumpkin pie.

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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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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 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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