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A celebration at Golliard Park

| July 12, 2017
A celebration at Golliard Park

Members of the Page Parks and Rec Advisory Board, Page City Council, varying members of city staff and government, The Chamber Page Lake Powell and no shortage of eager kids and community supporters took part in an official unveiling and ribbon cutting ceremony of the new playground equipment at Golliard Park late Monday afternoon.

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Page schools to end late start on Wednesdays

| June 21, 2017
Page schools to end late start on Wednesdays

The Page Unified School District will be doing away with its usual late start Wednesday schedule next school year. Instead, the district will experiment with an early release time on Fridays.
The change comes after the PUSD governing board approved a formal request from a group of teachers and staff. Many of the teachers pushed for the move because they believe it will help improve attendance among students. The idea, they said, is students and families often like to leave for vacations or trips on Fridays. Giving them an earlier window could incentivize parents to keep students in class all day, rather than taking the whole Friday off.

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Project Graduation offers safe place to celebrate. See more education stories here

| May 24, 2017
Project Graduation offers safe place to celebrate. See more education stories here

In an effort to prevent graduation-related accidents and mischief, the city of Page is opening up the Sports Complex to offer graduates and their friends a safe, drug- and alcohol-free place to celebrate their graduation.
Project Graduation will be held this Friday night from 8 p.m. to midnight. It’s open to students grades nine through twelve. Admission is free for students with a signed permission slip from their parents.
But students can only be admitted once. If they leave, they won’t be allowed back in.
“The idea is to provide a safe, chaperoned spot for students to celebrate graduation,” said Jackie La New, recreation director for the Page Recreation Department.

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Five share valedictorian honors in Page. See more Page education stories here

| May 10, 2017
Five share valedictorian honors in Page. See more Page education stories here

… Five valedictorians will graduate next week — a record for the most in one year for Page High. Besides a 4.0 GPA, other requirements for Page High valedictorian include at least seven semesters completed though PHS, and the passing of several higher tiered core courses.
Perhaps just as impressive as the number of valedictorians this year, are the backgrounds of each student holding the title.

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PHS wintergard places third in state. See more Lake Powell Chronicle education stories here

| April 19, 2017
PHS wintergard places third in state. See more Lake Powell Chronicle education stories here

The Page High School Winter Guard handily snagged a third-place finish at the Arizona Winter Guard State Championship in the Scholastic Regional A division in March. While an impressive feat on its own, what makes it downright jaw dropping is the fact that 11 members of the 13-person team, which encompasses students from both the Page high and middle school, had never spun a flag or chucked a rifle before August 2016.

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PUSD superintendent: Cultural Arts Building currently undergoing repairs. See more Lake Powell Chronicle education stories here

| April 11, 2017
PUSD superintendent: Cultural Arts Building currently undergoing repairs. See more Lake Powell Chronicle education stories here

The Page High School Cultural Arts Building could be up and running again by the end of the summer, Page Unified School District superintendent Rob Varner told the Chronicle on Friday.

His statement comes in response to recent rumors speculating that the CAB would be shut down permanently after it sustained extensive structural damage from last weekend’s rainstorms.

“We just want parents and everyone to know that the CAB isn’t going away,” Varner said. “There are some structural issues we’ve needed to address for awhile that came to a head this week, and we’re working on them now.”

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A wild mustang becomes a friend

| March 29, 2017
A wild mustang becomes a friend

For Jessie Yniquez, the hours she gets to spend working with her horses is the best part of her day. As she makes the rounds feeding, brushing and training her horses, she is accompanied by a couple of happy, rambunctious dogs.

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(Page Unified School) District considering bond issue

| March 22, 2017
(Page Unified School) District considering bond issue

Despite the passing of Prop. 123 last year, Arizona public schools — especially K – 12 — continue to struggle in the wake of further legislative budget cuts to their capital funds. These funds are typically used to pay for large-scale infrastructure repairs, school buses and technology upgrades. Many districts are turning to bond and override proposals to pay for desperately needed infrastructure upgrades, and the Page Unified School District has its own bond proposition in the works that could be on Page area voters’ ballot sheets this upcoming November.

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Page students carry on hoop dancing tradition

| March 8, 2017
Page students carry on hoop dancing tradition

Traditional Navajo hoop dancing requires a great deal of concentration, dexterity and coordination.

The movements involved in the different hoop dances are also symbolic of the cycles of nature and life, and a key way to better appreciate Navajo culture, said Candy Horrocks.

Horrocks is the founder of the Tribe of Young Feathers, an after school program at Lakeview Elementary that teaches hoop dancing to any interested student grades K-12. The group was founded by Horrocks, who also works as the school counselor at Lakeview Elementary.

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Natural talent pays off for spelling bee winner. See more Lake Powell Chronicle education stories here

| February 1, 2017
Natural talent pays off for spelling bee winner. See more Lake Powell Chronicle education stories here

Landon Lucart likes reading, comic books, anime and video games — an appropriate list of hobbies for a naturally talented speller.

So it comes as no surprise that the 12-year-old won the Page Middle School Spelling Bee earlier this month, securing victory by correctly spelling the word “algae.”

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