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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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Education Spotlight: Puente de Hozho Awarded $11,650 from U.S. Soccer Foundation. See more local education news here

| January 14, 2020
Education Spotlight: Puente de Hozho Awarded $11,650 from U.S. Soccer Foundation. See more local education news here

Puente de Hozho Elementary (on Jan. 7) announced it has been awarded a $11,650 grant from the U.S. Soccer Foundation, whose programs serve as the national model for sports-based youth development in underserved communities. This grant is intended to fund professional grade outdoor soccer court that will be available for community use. Puente de Hozho was one of nine organizations to receive grants.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support of the U.S. Soccer Foundation,” said Principal Robert Kelty. “This furthers our efforts in providing world class academic and athletic opportunities for our students and community.”

As a community tri-lingual school supporting learners in the areas of Navajo, Spanish, and English, Puente de Hozho seeks to create cultural bridges between students and there is no better way for those connections than through the world’s most popular sport – soccer.

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Education Spotlight: Board taps Navajo Nation educator for County Superintendent of Schools. See more local education news here

| November 11, 2019
Education Spotlight: Board taps Navajo Nation educator for County Superintendent of Schools. See more local education news here

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors selected Dr. Tommy Lewis as the new Superintendent of Schools. The Board confirmed the appointment during the regular Board meeting on Nov. 5 and Dr. Lewis will begin his service on Nov. 18.

Dr. Lewis replaces Dr. Risha VanderWey, who began serving as the Tuba City School District Superintendent in August. Dr. Lewis’ term runs until Dec. 31, 2020. A primary and general election will be held in 2020 for a new term beginning in 2021.

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Education Spotlight: Teacher of the Week Eli Chapman. See more local education news here

| November 4, 2019
Education Spotlight: Teacher of the Week Eli Chapman. See more local education news here

Eli Chapman, a Flagstaff Junior Academy teacher, was recently named NAZ Today Teacher of the Week.

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Education Spotlight: Lights On Afterschool Future Leaders Town Hall to be held Oct. 24 at CCC. See more local education news here

| October 21, 2019
Education Spotlight: Lights On Afterschool Future Leaders Town Hall to be held Oct. 24 at CCC. See more local education news here

The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) is working with Arizona Town Hall to carry out three Future Leaders Town Hall (FLTH) events in Maricopa, Pinal and Coconino counties. The Future Leaders Town Hall in Flagstaff, to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, is being organized in a partnership with Coconino County, LAUNCH Flagstaff and the venue sponsor Coconino Community College.

With these events the hope is to bring attention to the value of out-of-school time programming as a significant component on the Future Leaders Town Hall topic of Strong Families Thriving Children.

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