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Local Education Spotlight — Coconino High School Art Students Advance to Top 50 in Vans Custom Culture Competition. See more local education news here

| April 30, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — Coconino High School Art Students Advance to Top 50 in Vans Custom Culture Competition. See more local education news here

Congratulations to Coconino High School (CHS) art students Lorelei Tessmer and Amber Kelly for advancing to the top 50 in this year’s Vans Custom Culture competition out of over 500 applicants.  

Voting is now open to the public at vans.com/customculture and individuals can cast one vote per day until Friday, May 7th, 2021. 

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Local Education Spotlight — STEM City will host virtual STEM nights beginning May 3. See more local education news here

| April 27, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — STEM City will host virtual STEM nights beginning May 3. See more local education news here

STEM City will be hosting virtual STEM nights beginning on Monday, May 3rd with community partner organizations via the groups’ Facebook page, FlagstaffSTEMCity.  Participating organizations are creating science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematic video presentations highlighting their work in the greater Flagstaff community.  The resources will also be made available to area educators as classroom materials to enhance learning opportunities in area schools.

“Unfortunately, we will not be hosting this event in-person this year,” shared STEM City President Mike Thomas.  “We are excited to continue forward with the spirit of this event in a different format, continuing to celebrate STEM in this community, and offer learning opportunities to all that participate.”

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Local Education Spotlight — STEM City will host virtual STEM nights beginning May 3. See more local education news here

| April 4, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — STEM City will host virtual STEM nights beginning May 3. See more local education news here

STEM City will be hosting virtual STEM nights beginning on Monday, May 3rd with community partner organizations via the groups’ Facebook page, FlagstaffSTEMCity.  Participating organizations are creating science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematic video presentations highlighting their work in the greater Flagstaff community.  The resources will also be made available to area educators as classroom materials to enhance learning opportunities in area schools.

“Unfortunately, we will not be hosting this event in-person this year,” shared STEM City President Mike Thomas.  “We are excited to continue forward with the spirit of this event in a different format, continuing to celebrate STEM in this community, and offer learning opportunities to all that participate.”

Organizations interested in participating in the event can contact STEM City at coordinator@flagstaffstemcity.com for additional information.

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Local Education Spotlight — Free classes at CCC this summer for high school seniors in Coconino County. See more local education news here

| April 4, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — Free classes at CCC this summer for high school seniors in Coconino County. See more local education news here

High school seniors in Coconino County will be able to attend summer classes at Coconino Community College for free.

Thanks to COVID relief funding from the federal government, county high school seniors will be able to get a head start on a college education this summer.

“In keeping with our philosophy of ‘Students First,’ we are using as much of the federal funding as possible to help students get started in college right away,” said CCC President Dr. Colleen A. Smith. “There will also be funding to help students who have needed to take some time away from their college studies due to the many different impacts of the pandemic. Give us a call, or come see us so that you can gear up for summer and fall classes!”

CCC Provost Dr. Nate Southerland said, “This year’s graduating class has really been impacted by COVID, and we want to help them launch their college career successfully. Whether they need to take some remedial classes to catch up on their Math and English skills or get a head start on the classes required for their major, we want our graduating seniors to know that we are here for them.”

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Local Education Spotlight — Applicants sought from Coconino County for multiple Governing Board Seats for Appointment. See more local education news here

| March 23, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — Applicants sought from Coconino County for multiple Governing Board Seats for Appointment. See more local education news here

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Cheryl Mango-Paget is seeking applicants for appointment to three school districts which include: 

• Coconino Association for Vocations, Industry, and Technology (CAVIAT) Fredonia (1 seat),  
• Fredonia-Moccasin USD #6 (1 seat), 
• Maine Consolidated USD #10 (2 seats)

Applicants must be Arizona registered voters and residents of the school district for at least one year prior to the date of appointment.   Applicants or their spouses cannot be an employee of the district.

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Local Education Spotlight — CCC students receive more COVID relief funds. See more local education news here

| March 16, 2021
Local Education Spotlight —  CCC students receive more COVID relief funds. See more local education news here

Students attending Coconino Community College for the spring semester will receive a new round of federal COVID relief funds to help them with the cost of college.

On Dec. 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief and Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) was passed into law. CCC will be awarding at least $552,365 in financial aid grants to students. The awards will likely range from $100 to $500 depending on the number of applicants. 

“We are thrilled to have an opportunity to continue helping students achieve their education during the pandemic through grants and specialized attention,” said CCC President Dr. Colleen A. Smith. “Through generous help from others, CCC has money to help students go to college, so I encourage you to gear up for summer and fall semester and get started on your future. CCC has both in-person and virtual classes in the schedule.”

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Local Education Spotlight — FUSD Return to School Plan Update and Governor EO 2021-04. See more local education news here

| March 9, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — FUSD Return to School Plan Update and Governor EO 2021-04. See more local education news here

Executive Order 2021-04 issued by Governor Ducey on Wednesday, March 4, 2021, requires all Arizona schools to return to in-person instruction after their scheduled spring break.  This order aligns with the decisions and timelines made by the Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) Governing Board last month to begin our phased return to in-person learning on March 22, 2021.  To comply with the executive order, the FUSD will modify the grade bands returning during the week of March 22 to include all elementary students in grades PK-5.   

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Local Education Spotlight — Coconino County Superintendent of Schools announces 2021 Spelling BEE Winner. See more local education news here

| March 2, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — Coconino County Superintendent of Schools announces 2021 Spelling BEE Winner. See more local education news here

Cheryl Mango-Paget, County Superintendent of Schools, would like to announce Coconino County’s 2021 Spelling BEE winner is Mae Ann Bradford from Basis.ed.

She was determined the winner after 2 tiebreakers were completed. Congratulations Mae Ann on winning the 2021 County Spelling Bee! You should be incredibly proud knowing your efforts and skills paid off and contributed to your recent achievement. Mae Ann will receive $250 from the Flagstaff Rotary Club and will move on to compete in the March State Spelling Bee.

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Local Education Spotlight — Arizona Board of Regents announces José Luis Cruz as Northern Arizona University presidential finalist. See more local education news here

| February 23, 2021
Local Education Spotlight —  Arizona Board of Regents announces José Luis Cruz as Northern Arizona University presidential finalist. See more local education news here

The Arizona Board of Regents announced today that José Luis Cruz is the finalist for the position of the 17th president of Northern Arizona University.

“Dr. Cruz has an extraordinary record of academic leadership, and I am confident he is the right leader to build on NAU’s success and ensure a bold and boundless future for this beloved and historic university,” said ABOR Chair Larry E. Penley. “He is a proven innovator in higher education who keenly understands the enormous opportunities that NAU offers as well as the challenges facing higher education. His unsurpassed commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, coupled with a long track record as a leading national advocate to improve educational outcomes for all students—especially those who have historically been underserved—will serve Arizona and NAU well. I am personally honored that he has accepted the opportunity to be the next president of NAU and offer my sincere congratulations.”

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Local Education Spotlight — Page Public Library is a star library. See more local education news here

| February 16, 2021
Local Education Spotlight —  Page Public Library is a star library. See more local education news here

The Library Journal has announced its star libraries for 2020, and yes, the Page Public Library is one of them.  

The Library Journal is pleased to announce the results of the 13th edition of the LJ Index of Public Library Service. The LJ Index rates U.S. public libraries based on selected per capita output measures.

The 2020 Index derives from data recently released by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Page Public Library, or the PPL, plays a critical role in connecting community members to vital resources and programs, they are the heart of the Page community. They are accessible and safe spaces, providing access to huge resources of information and knowledge.

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