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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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Local Education Spotlight: FUSD High Schools Announce Graduation. Procession on May 29. Grand Canyon, Williams also announce plans. See more local education news

| May 19, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: FUSD High Schools Announce Graduation. Procession on May 29. Grand Canyon, Williams also announce plans. See more local education news

Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) high schools, Coconino High School, Flagstaff High School, and Summit High School, will hold graduation processions on Fourth Street in Flagstaff, Arizona on Friday, May 29, 2020.  The event will include an opportunity for graduates to be recognized while still ensuring necessary social distancing measures. 

 “We are very proud of the accomplishments and efforts of FUSD’s senior students over many years.” said Superintendent Michael Penca. “They are graduating under extraordinary circumstances in which they have demonstrated persistence, patience, and compassion for others.  While we all wish we could hold our traditional ceremony, we know this event will be a special celebration for our seniors, their families, and our entire community.”

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Local Education Spotlight: CCC students receive CARES Act funds. See more local education news

| May 12, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: CCC students receive CARES Act funds. See more local education news

Coconino Community College has begun distributing money to qualified students from the federal CARES Act stimulus package.

About $550,000 is being awarded to qualifying students for the spring and summer semesters.

The current estimate is that 744 students qualify for the $600 CCC CARES Act Grant for the current spring semester because they were impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The remaining $100,000 will be used for CCC CARES Act Grants for summer term students.

“This is an excellent opportunity for qualifying students at Coconino Community College to receive the assistance they desperately need during these challenging times,” said CCC President Colleen A. Smith, Ph.D. “Our Financial Aid Department is running the award process today to get those needed funds granted to our students.”

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Local Education Spotlight: Flagstaff Teacher Appreciation Day. See more local education news here

| May 5, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: Flagstaff Teacher Appreciation Day. See more local education news here

Flagstaff’s teachers – from preschool through college – are amazing. In every school in our community, educators continue to give their all to support student success.

Teacher appreciation activities won’t look the same this year, but that doesn’t mean the celebrations can’t be bigger than ever!  Participate in a community-wide and statewide celebration of our teachers.

Click here for ideas to share your love…

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Education Spotlight: Southwest Native-American Foundation scholarships deadline is May 1. See more local education news here

| April 21, 2020
Education Spotlight: Southwest Native-American Foundation scholarships deadline is May 1. See more local education news here

The deadline for the Southwest Native-American Foundation’s (SWNAF) scholarships is May 1. These scholarships are for outstanding Native American high school or university students in the southwest. Scholarships are available for high school summer programs, art and vocational schools, community colleges or universities and graduate school.

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Local Education Spotlight: 2020 Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year Celebration has been Postponed. See more local education news here

| April 7, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: 2020 Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year Celebration has been Postponed. See more local education news here

To safeguard against COVID-19 and the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus, the Coconino County Education Service Agency (CCESA) has made the decision to postpone the much anticipated 2020 Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year Celebration. Currently, we are working with venues on securing a date in early August. Once we have a date, we will make an announcement.

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Local Education Spotlight: FUSD Digital Learning Hub now available. See more local education news here

| March 31, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: FUSD Digital Learning Hub now available. See more local education news here

The FUSD Digital Learning Hub is now available at www.fusd1.org/digitalhub. The site will be a continuing resource to support students and families during this time of social distancing.

With the closure of all FUSD schools in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Flagstaff Unified School District believes it is important to continue supporting student learning opportunities regardless of location.   

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Local Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in STEAM — David Krassner & Shawn Skabelund: Ancient Waters. See more local education news here

| March 3, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in STEAM — David Krassner & Shawn Skabelund: Ancient Waters. See more local education news here

During the Spring of 2019 David Krassner’s AP Environmental Science students collaborated with artist Shawn Skabelund in creating a large-scale art installation, Ancient Waters, which focused on the biological and chemical research done at Fossil Creek, April 4-6, 2019. David led his 30 students on this three day field trip, and then worked with several of them preparing the work of art.

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