Tag: Killip Elementary School

Two Flagstaff High School students reach second round of Vans contest. See more local education news here

| April 30, 2019
Two Flagstaff High School students reach second round of Vans contest. See more local education news here

Anyone who has teenagers knows they like to doodle, putting their artistic mark on anything and everything.Two Flagstaff High School students in Kayley Quick’s graphic design class took the habit to the next level by placing their own custom designs onto two pairs of white Vans shoes.

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Killip students dig deep at NAU SSLUG garden. See more education news here

| November 7, 2018
Killip students dig deep at NAU SSLUG garden. See more education news here

On Thursday and Friday last week, 130 Killip Elementary School students descended upon Northern Arizona University’s Sustainable Living and Urban Gardening garden (SSLUG) to learn about earthworms, harvest corn and raspberries, make tortillas and get to know the .2-acre South Campus plots.

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NAZ Today Teacher of the Week — Moses Aruguete

| March 14, 2018
NAZ Today Teacher of the Week — Moses Aruguete

NAZ’s Today teacher of the week is Moses Aruguete, a STEM teacher at Killip Elementary School.

Aruguete pursues his kids to be engaged in the community and guides them to be self-reliant. Aruguete believes there are three elements to a student’s success in science, and the STEM program. A vision of what you plan to accomplish, a positive attitude and knowing it is ok to fail are essential for a students’ success.

Students work on a variety of science projects throughout the school year. A solar powered model car, building snow shelters to withstand rain and gardening are just a few of the many projects being worked on. Aruguete and Killip Elementary welcome new ideas for projects with open doors.

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12-Week Family Development Course

| July 29, 2017
12-Week Family Development Course

Our FREE 12-week course starts in August, and all classes are offered in the evening, 5:30-7:30PM, at Killip Elementary School. Dinner and childcare are provided. Incentives for participation and children’s books included!

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12-Week Family Development Course

| July 22, 2017
12-Week Family Development Course

Our FREE 12-week course starts in August, and all classes are offered in the evening, 5:30-7:30PM, at Killip Elementary School. Dinner and childcare are provided. Incentives for participation and children’s books included!

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12-Week Family Development Course

| June 24, 2017
12-Week Family Development Course

Our FREE 12-week course starts in August, and all classes are offered in the evening, 5:30-7:30PM, at Killip Elementary School. Dinner and childcare are provided. Incentives for participation and children’s books included!

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12-Week Family Development Course

| June 17, 2017
12-Week Family Development Course

Our FREE 12-week course starts in August, and all classes are offered in the evening, 5:30-7:30PM, at Killip Elementary School. Dinner and childcare are provided. Incentives for participation and children’s books included!

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Killip Elementary School holds ‘Celebration of After School Learning’

| May 31, 2017
Killip Elementary School holds ‘Celebration of After School Learning’

In the wake of dramatic funding cuts, Killip Elementary School held a “Celebration of After School Learning” (on May 26).

Visitors, including Flagstaff Vice Mayor Jamie Whelan and City Council Member Charlie Odegaard, learned about the Garden and Habitat Clubs, two project-based learning programs for 2nd & 3rd graders, watched the award winning chess players, saw the martial arts students in action, took a tour of the schools outdoor learning spaces, and enjoyed garden-inspired food.

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Poorest Flagstaff School Is Richest In Chess

| April 26, 2017
Poorest Flagstaff School Is Richest In Chess

Chess is a quiet sport.

Fifty young kids — ages 5 to 11 — recently sat across from each other in a classroom after school. They concentrated on their next moves. Coach Ted Komada burned enough energy for all of them. He paced up and down the rows, threw his arms up in the air and spouted strategy.

“You’ve got a rating,” Komada told the kids. “Your rating is a number that says, ‘This is how good you are.’ Your job is to make that rating wrong. Be better than that rating.”

It’s clear Komada really believes in these kids and sees chess as more than just a game.

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Killip and Sinagua Chess head for SuperNationals. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| April 19, 2017
Killip and Sinagua Chess head for SuperNationals. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

Sinagua Middle School and Killip Elementary School chess champions may need a little monetary push to get to the U.S. Chess Federation’s Super Nationals, the Olympics of chess, in Nashville, Tenn., this year.

Sinagua currently has the funding to send its team to Super Nationals, but Killip Elementary has fallen about $6,000 short. Killip chess teacher Ted Komada explained that the team had a donor who was planning to give $10,000 to the team, but severe budget cuts at the donor’s business ended up making them unable to give the funds to Killip. Komada declined to name the donor.

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