Tag: Grand Canyon School

Education Spotlight: FACTS Lights On Family Festival to be held Sept. 7 in Flagstaff. See more local education news here

| September 2, 2019
Education Spotlight: FACTS Lights On Family Festival to be held Sept. 7 in Flagstaff. See more local education news here

FACTS is holding their annual Lights On Festival this Saturday, September 7th, at Bushmaster Park. Lights On Festival is a free celebration to recognize the importance of after-school programs. There will be games, prizes, food, and more! Make sure to come out this Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM to support everything that FACTS and other Out-of-School Time programs do for our students, families, and community!

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Education Spotlight: New (Page Unified School District) teachers receive Navajo cultural orientation. See more local education news here

| August 19, 2019
Education Spotlight: New (Page Unified School District) teachers receive Navajo cultural orientation. See more local education news here

Twenty-four newly hired teachers, and two newly-hired counselors, two weeks ago spent a day learning about Navajo culture and traditions as part of their new teacher orientation. About 78 percent of Page Unified School District’s student population is Navajo, and they come from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, home situations and lifestyles.

“It’s something we do to teach our new teachers where their Navajo students are coming from,” said PUSD Human Resources Director Terry Maurer.

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Marshall PTO donates school supplies for all students, teachers. See more local education news here

| August 13, 2019
Marshall PTO donates school supplies for all students, teachers. See more local education news here

The traditional school supply list of items to purchase for students before the start of the school year has disappeared, at least temporarily, from Marshall Magnet Elementary School.

Using funds from the school’s annual jog-a-thon fundraiser, the Title I school’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) donated $10,000 in pencils, markers, binders, folders and other supplies needed by students and teachers this year.

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Flagstaff’s Hurley named board chair of national education agency. See more local education news here

| July 30, 2019
Flagstaff’s Hurley named board chair of national education agency. See more local education news here

Beverly Hurley, former longtime principal of Flagstaff High School, has been named the board of directors chair for WestEd, a 53-year-old nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development and service agency that works to improve education in the United States and abroad.

She began her one-year term July 18.

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Mount Elden Middle School renovation begins. See local education news here

| July 23, 2019
Mount Elden Middle School renovation begins. See local education news here

With the crash, crunch and squeal of a yellow excavator, prowling and chomping down like a starved creature, the first phase of the Mount Elden Middle School renovation began.

It took just over an hour Wednesday morning for the excavator to demolish the 40-year old modular building holding the school’s 600-wing: puncturing the roof like a balloon, crumpling walls as easily as paper and pulling out wires until they snapped.

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STEMMYs recognize STEM leaders, new STEM City director. See more local education news here

| June 4, 2019
STEMMYs recognize STEM leaders, new STEM City director. See more local education news here

By Kaitlin Olson • Arizona Daily Sun Whether looking up to the stars or down to microorganisms, creating new technologies or improving existing ones, Flagstaff is home to science, technology, engineering and mathematics enthusiasts young and old who were recognized this week at STEM City’s seventh annual STEM Awards (“STEMMYs”). About 50 community members gathered at […]

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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 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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