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Week of the Young Child. See more Page education news here

| April 18, 2018
Week of the Young Child. See more Page education news here

Coconino County has expanded the Week of the Young Child celebrating children ages zero to five from April 17th – April 30th.

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Arizona Teachers Willing to Set Walkout Date: ‘We Must Do Whatever We Can.’ See related stories here

| April 4, 2018
Arizona Teachers Willing to Set Walkout Date: ‘We Must Do Whatever We Can.’ See related stories here

The Arizona teachers in the grassroots #RedForEd movement are moving closer to a statewide school walkout. Leaders have said that they’re willing to set a walkout date, and they’re framing a school “walk-in” protest next week as a dry run for a walkout.

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Arizona teachers to opposed low wages at #Red for Ed protest. See more Page regional education news here

| April 4, 2018
Arizona teachers to opposed low wages at #Red for Ed protest. See more Page regional education news here

The Arizona Educators United group is calling for a ‘Red for Ed’ sick-out protest that is scheduled to take center stage at the Arizona State Capital Building (April 4) to push for a wage increase in teachers’ salaries across the state…

How this movement will affect the Page Unified School District is unclear at the moment but many teachers are electing to wear red in support of the wage increases. Wage increase has been a behind the scenes issue among the staff of PUSD and with the problems of teacher retention in the last several years many are hoping the Governor is able to find the funds to make good on his promise.

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Easter Egg Hunt and Early Childhood Fair Saturday! See other Page regional news

| March 21, 2018
Easter Egg Hunt and Early Childhood Fair Saturday! See other Page regional news

In celebration of children, we invite you to participate in Page’s Early Childhood Fair, “Early Learning, Every Day.”

The fair, which is in conjunction with the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, will be held at the Page Sports Complex from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24. 

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Page High School band having a good year

| March 14, 2018
Page High School band having a good year

Two weeks ago, Page High School sent 12 students to Prescott to perform in Regional for Northern Arizona hosted by the Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA).

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Page High student receives esteemed journalism offer in New York

| February 28, 2018
Page High student receives esteemed journalism offer in New York

Page High School student and aspiring writer, Makenzie Erickson, recently received an offer to attend the prestigious School of the New York Times, an intensive ten day course in journalism for high school students who are passionate about a career in journalism and serious about sharpening their research and writing skills.

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Superintendent Varner’s 2020 Vision is coming into focus

| February 21, 2018
Superintendent Varner’s 2020 Vision is coming into focus

The Page Unified School District is in a much better place today compared to where it was three years ago. Three years ago, teacher morale from K-12 was at its lowest point in years. It was low enough that several teachers quit in the middle of the semester.

Teacher turnover for school year 2014-2015 hit its lowest point in decades with 29 percent of the district’s teachers leaving without renewing their contracts. The teacher retention rate was pretty high in the years leading up to the 14-15 school year too. Teacher turnover for the 2013-14 school year was 23 percent and the year prior to that was 24 percent.

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Page CCC students receives new Spring to Success scholarship

| January 31, 2018
Page CCC students receives new Spring to Success scholarship

A student at Coconino Community College CCC) in Page will be springing to success after receiving a newly created scholarship.

Marissa Tsinnajinnie of Bitter Springs received the first-ever Spring to Success scholarship to attend classes at CCC in Page. The $750 scholarship was specifically created for a CCC Page student to attend in the Spring 2018 semester, said Kay Leum, Director of Special Projects and Grants.

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Friday Food Program Helps Needy Students in Page. See other Page area education news

| January 3, 2018
Friday Food Program Helps Needy Students in Page. See other Page area education news

Page Unified School District celebrating the efforts of Student Services this month for their hard work running the Friday Food Program. Page High School helping students with the most basic of needs with the ongoing program that offers a makeshift food bank allowing students in need a weekly opportunity to go home with non perishable foods in their backpacks.

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Q&A with Robert Smith. See more education stories here

| November 29, 2017
Q&A with Robert Smith. See more education stories here

What’s the most valuable thing you have learned in school thus far? How do you apply it to your life?

Nothing is guaranteed. You have to work hard to get to where you want to be in life. It is ultimately up to me to push me to my goals. I apply this to my life by staying after school to practice football and basketball. Most weekends I try to rest to have energy for my work during the week.”

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