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Education Spotlight — Join Us for the 2022 Community STEM Celebration. See more local, state and national education news here

| March 22, 2022
Education Spotlight — Join Us for the 2022 Community STEM Celebration. See more local, state and national education news here

Share your expertise at the 2022 STEM Celebration!

Saturday, April 30, 2022

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Ft. Tuthill Fairgrounds

Join us as an exhibitor at the 2022 Community STEM Celebration.

This is the 9th year STEM City and its partners have worked to create this unique opportunity for all of Flagstaff to engage with the STEM community (K-12 schools, college and university educational institutions, businesses, government agencies, non-profit agencies and others).

Hands-on activities, demonstrations and conversations excite participants, expose the community to STEM educational and career opportunities in Flagstaff and celebrate Flagstaff’s designation as “America’s First STEM Community.”

Register here to participate in the 2022 STEM Celebration!

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Education Spotlight — Services Now Available for Students and Families Impacted by COVID-19. See more local, state and national education news here

| February 22, 2022
Education Spotlight — Services Now Available for Students and Families Impacted by COVID-19. See more local, state and national education news here

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools, Cheryl Mango-Paget, recently announced kindergarten through 12th grade students and families impacted by COVID-19 can now request wraparound support services, such as groceries, lodging, and laundry.

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Education Spotlight — Be Informed: K-12 Aggregate Expenditure Limit. See more local, state and national education news here

| February 15, 2022
Education Spotlight — Be Informed: K-12 Aggregate Expenditure Limit. See more local, state and national education news here

Public schools across the state of Arizona are facing the largest budget cut ever if state legislators and the Governor do not take prompt action, by March 1, 2022, to override a cap on K-12 school spending. Without an override, Arizona school districts, including the Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD), would be forced to make budget cuts that could impact the ability to maintain programs and staff for the last quarter of the 2021-2022 school year.

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Education Spotlight — Toys for Tots distributes more than 1,400 toys in Page. See more local, state and national education news here

| January 4, 2022
Education Spotlight — Toys for Tots distributes more than 1,400 toys in Page. See more local, state and national education news here

Toys for Tots brought joy to hundreds of kids in the Page area as volunteers handed out 1,452 toys at First Baptist Church of Page last week.

Debbie Winlock, who has served as the Toys for Tots Page coordinator for 12 years, said that hundreds more toys were donated this year than previous years, thanks to an increase in community involvement.

“Last year was the first year with toy drop-offs at the Page Lake Powell Chamber, Lake Powell Furniture and Page Police Department, and this year contributions to those places doubled,” she said, adding that although the official deadline was Dec. 20, they kept taking names and contributions right up to Christmas Day.

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Education Spotlight — NAU: What’s fair about health equity? Everything. See more local, state and national education news here

| November 9, 2021
Education Spotlight —  NAU: What’s fair about health equity? Everything. See more local, state and national education news here

The best way to reach someone depends on who you’re trying to reach. When it comes to health equity and having the resources necessary to live the healthiest life possible, Carmenlita Chief and Alexandra Samarron Longorio want to make sure they reach as many people as possible. That’s why their Fairness First campaign uses blogs, in-person and virtual events, podcasts and more to to reach everyone, especially those who are underrepresented and underserved, and give them a fair opportunity to be as healthy as possible. Learn about the resources available through this unique health equity effort.

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Local Education Spotlight — Miss Navajo Nation Shandiin P. Parrish selected as 2021 First Things First Navajo Nation Region Champion. See more local education news here

| June 1, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — Miss Navajo Nation Shandiin P. Parrish selected as 2021 First Things First Navajo Nation Region Champion. See more local education news here

Shaandiin P. Parrish, Miss Navajo Nation 2019-2021, has been selected as the 2021 First Things First Navajo Nation Region Champion for Young Children.

The award is given to local champions who actively volunteer their time to raise public awareness of the importance of early childhood development and health.

Champions spend a significant amount of time volunteering with FTF and building public awareness about the importance of early childhood issues.

Parrish moderated the Early Childhood Speaker Series, a virtual forum in partnership with Navajo Project Indigenous LAUNCH and the FTF Navajo Nation Regional Partnership Council.

The virtual forum was designed to give parents and caregivers of young children an opportunity to increase their awareness of relevant early childhood topics. Parrish served as moderator as a regional expert discussed home visitation and early intervention strategies during this series.

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Local Education Spotlight — FUSD High Schools to Host Limited In-Person Graduations. See more local education news here

| May 25, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — FUSD High Schools to Host Limited In-Person Graduations. See more local education news here

Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) high schools, Coconino High School, Flagstaff High School, and Summit High School, will hold in-person graduations on their respective school sites this June to honor the Class of 2021.  The outdoor events will accommodate two (2) in-person attendees per graduate to sustain necessary social distancing and safety practices.  All three graduations will be livestreamed on FUSD and school site social media accounts, and will be available for replay and download.

Summit High School will hold their ceremony on Thursday, June 3, 2021 in their front parking lot at 4:00 p.m.  

Coconino High School (CHS) will hold their ceremony on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. on the CHS football field.

Flagstaff High School (FHS) will hold their ceremony on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. on the FHS football field. 

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Local Education Spotlight — CCC students receive more COVID relief funds. See more local education news here

| March 16, 2021
Local Education Spotlight —  CCC students receive more COVID relief funds. See more local education news here

Students attending Coconino Community College for the spring semester will receive a new round of federal COVID relief funds to help them with the cost of college.

On Dec. 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief and Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) was passed into law. CCC will be awarding at least $552,365 in financial aid grants to students. The awards will likely range from $100 to $500 depending on the number of applicants. 

“We are thrilled to have an opportunity to continue helping students achieve their education during the pandemic through grants and specialized attention,” said CCC President Dr. Colleen A. Smith. “Through generous help from others, CCC has money to help students go to college, so I encourage you to gear up for summer and fall semester and get started on your future. CCC has both in-person and virtual classes in the schedule.”

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Local Education Spotlight — FUSD Return to School Plan Update and Governor EO 2021-04. See more local education news here

| March 9, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — FUSD Return to School Plan Update and Governor EO 2021-04. See more local education news here

Executive Order 2021-04 issued by Governor Ducey on Wednesday, March 4, 2021, requires all Arizona schools to return to in-person instruction after their scheduled spring break.  This order aligns with the decisions and timelines made by the Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) Governing Board last month to begin our phased return to in-person learning on March 22, 2021.  To comply with the executive order, the FUSD will modify the grade bands returning during the week of March 22 to include all elementary students in grades PK-5.   

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Local Education Spotlight — Diné student-athlete accepted to dream school Stanford. See more local education news here

| January 26, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — Diné student-athlete accepted to dream school Stanford. See more local education news here

In early December, Neve Redhair learned that she had been accepted to Stanford University.

Redhair, a Page High senior, is an active, Diné student. She serves as the student body public relations coordinator, and she’s on the basketball and volleyball teams. She has played on the girls’ varsity basketball team since she was a freshman.

When she was a freshman and a sophomore, respectively, she was part of the team that was crowned 3A champions, and last year they took second in state. This year the talented senior was going to be one of its starters and team captains, but the Arizona Interscholastic Association canceled the season last Friday.

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