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Local Education Spotlight: Flagstaff Unified School District to announce fall plans, FY21 budget after next week. See more local education news here

| June 16, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: Flagstaff Unified School District to announce fall plans, FY21 budget after next week. See more local education news here

Flagstaff Unified School District will release its plans for the fall as early as next week, following a meeting of the Governing Board June 23, where it will also hold a public hearing on its upcoming budget and a proposed primary property tax increase.

“These plans are based on guidance from the Arizona Department of Education’s Roadmap to Reopening School, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance, local public health service guidance, and the input of staff and Governing Board members who understand our district and community needs,” Superintendent Michael Penca announced Friday in a letter to families.

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Local Education Spotlight: You’re Invited to STEM City’s 8th annual STEMmy’s (June 17). See more local education news

| June 9, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: You’re Invited to STEM City’s 8th annual STEMmy’s (June 17). See more local education news

The STEMmy’s is an annual award given out to organizations and people who are STEAM leaders in our community. Congratulations to this year’s nominees:

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Local Education Spotlight: Coconino Volunteer & Decorated Vietnam War Vet Billy Weldon Wins America’s Favorite Crossing Guard. See more local education news

| June 2, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: Coconino Volunteer & Decorated Vietnam War Vet Billy Weldon Wins America’s Favorite Crossing Guard. See more local education news

Safe Kids Coconino County, led by Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS), and Safe Kids Worldwide are proud to recognize Billy Weldon as the winner of the 2020 America’s Favorite Crossing Guard contest.

After tens of thousands of votes from appreciative supporters that earned him a spot as one of the top five finalists, Weldon was named the winner by a panel of judges because of his exceptional impact on his community and his commitment to the safety of the students. 

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Pandemic Moves Most Arizona Earth Day Events onto Cyberspace — (Flagstaff). See more state education news here

| April 21, 2020
Pandemic Moves Most Arizona Earth Day Events onto Cyberspace — (Flagstaff). See more state education news here

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is coming up this week, but Arizonans and others will not be marking the occasion in the usual way.

The pandemic and social distancing have forced most of the events to go online. But organizers say their original intent – to spur people into action – has not changed.

Sandy Bahr, director at the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club, said despite the changes, people still can connect and take action on climate, clean air and water.

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Local Education Spotlight: FUSD, other districts, launch ‘Grab & Go’ Food Service for students. See more local education news here

| March 24, 2020
Local Education Spotlight:  FUSD, other districts, launch ‘Grab & Go’ Food Service for students. See more local education news here

The Flagstaff Unified School District (began a grab and go breakfast and lunch food service on March 23) during the unanticipated school closures due to COVID-19 outbreak. All children receiving a meal need to be physically present at the time the meal is provided.

Also see:

• Arizona Daily Sun — Fredonia-Moccasin USD offering lunches during school closure
• Arizona Daily Sun — Arizona schools closed through April 10, FUSD free meal service starting Monday
• Page Unified School District — Meals during School Closures
• Page Unified School District — PUSD has added LeChee chapter house as a meal pick-up site
• Tuba City Unified School District — 2020 Grab & Go Meal Service
• Williams-Grand Canyon News — Grand Canyon School provides grab and go meals for students
• Williams Unified School District — WUSD will be distributing a breakfast/lunch meal Monday through Thursday starting Monday, March 23rd

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Local Education Spotlight: FALA’s Eugene Brosseau named NAZ Today Teacher of the Week. See more local education news here

| March 17, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: FALA’s  Eugene Brosseau named NAZ Today Teacher of the Week. See more local education news here

As another week rolls by, another teacher is highlighted for their work in the classroom. Eugene Brosseau, an art teacher at the Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy (FALA), is our Teacher of the week, and NAZ Today’s Justin Dubail was there to speak with him. Brosseau got his love for the arts in high school, where he was inspired by his art teacher, and encouraged to go into the field of being an educator.

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Local Education Spotlight: Winners for 12th annual Viola Awards announced Saturday night. See more local education news here

| March 10, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: Winners for 12th annual Viola Awards announced Saturday night. See more local education news here

The 12th Annual Viola Awards debuted two new awards in the categories of placemaking and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Saturday evening. The ceremony, held at the High Country Conference Center, also honored individuals and organizations in the arts, music, teaching, theater and innovation.

Chris Luginbuhl claimed the win for STEAM for the NightVisions exhibition while Lowell Observatory’s Giovale Open Deck Observatory earned the award for Excellence in Placemaking. …

Excellence in Education went to Shayne Smith, the Flagstaff High School director of theater arts and bands.

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Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in STEAM — Chris Luginbuhl. See more local education news here

| February 25, 2020
Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in STEAM — Chris Luginbuhl. See more local education news here

Chris Luginbuhl is a local, national and international treasure. No single person has contributed more to Flagstaff’s well-earned reputation as THE WORLD’S FIRST International Dark Sky City.

Luginbuhl was named a finalist in the 2020 Viola Awards in the Excellence in Education category

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Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Shayne Smith. See more local education news here

| February 18, 2020
Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Shayne Smith. See more local education news here

Shayne Smith is currently the Director of Theater Arts and Bands at Flagstaff HighSchool. Shayne graduated with his Bachelor’s of Music from Ashland University in 2016 where he studied K-12 Music Education. He moved to Flagstaff in 2016 to begin teaching at Flagstaff High School in the Fall. As a Performing Arts Educator, Shayne strives to provide a safe space for his students to express their trust thought, feelings, and selves through several art mediums in an accepting, encouraging, and loving learning environment.

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Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Dr. Alice Christie. See more local education news here

| January 27, 2020
Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Dr. Alice Christie. See more local education news here

Dr. Alice Christie has dedicated her life to serving others. Currently in her 54th year as an educator, she taught in the K-12 arena for 20+ years, was a professor of education at Arizona State University for 20+ years and spent 9 years traveling to 37 states to provide STEM education workshops to over 5000 PK-12 teachers. In 2017, she founded and self-funded Tynkertopia, Inc. (a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in Flagstaff.

Christie, founder of Tynkertopia in Flagstaff, was named a finalist in the 2020 Viola Awards in the Excellence in Arts Education category)

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