Tag: Sedona Red Rock News

Educational benefits from the Grand Canyon. See more local education news here

| February 26, 2019
Educational benefits from the Grand Canyon. See more local education news here

For thousands of years, the Colorado River has carved its way through the Grand Canyon. While remarkable landscapes and breathtaking beauty are present, aesthetics are not as valuable as the knowledge available in the canyon.

Maya Caldwell, the director of student services at Williams Elementary Middle School (WEMS), wrote in an email that there a several opportunities for students to learn about the Grand Canyon. Among them are enriching field trips and park rangers coming to WEMS to host hands-on lessons about park education.

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KORE chairs expand flexible seating options at Sechrist. See more local education news here

| February 19, 2019
KORE chairs expand flexible seating options at Sechrist. See more local education news here

Sechrist Elementary now offers flexible seating in all its classrooms. But that doesn’t mean students are learning to touch their toes. It means young learners can now choose how – and where – they learn best.

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Seventh-grader Hannah Dodt wins 2019 Coconino County Spelling Bee. See more local education news here

| February 12, 2019
Seventh-grader Hannah Dodt wins 2019 Coconino County Spelling Bee. See more local education news here

Twelve-year-old Hannah Dodt’s confident recitations bookended this year’s Coconino County Spelling Bee Saturday morning at Coconino High School as she secured first place, matching the number that hung around her neck throughout the hour-long competition.

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LAUNCH seeking support for preschool pilot program. See more local education news here

| February 5, 2019
LAUNCH seeking support for preschool pilot program. See more local education news here

LAUNCH Flagstaff approached both the Flagstaff City Council and the Coconino County Board of Supervisors (Feb. 5) with one central message: the community needs more quality preschool options.

To advance world class education, which is LAUNCH’s stated mission, the organization is seeking supporters for a pilot program to improve preschool education within Flagstaff Unified School District boundaries by providing full-day, year-round preschool to 4-year-olds from low-income families.

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FUSD kindergarten registration event to take place Feb. 6. See more local education news here

| January 29, 2019
FUSD kindergarten registration event to take place Feb. 6. See more local education news here

To assist families with the registration process for the 2019-2020 school year, Flagstaff Unified School District elementary schools will be hosting Kindergarten Registration on February 6th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at all district elementary schools.

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Retired couple donates scholarship to district in honor of late Sen. McCain

| December 20, 2018
Retired couple donates scholarship to district in honor of late Sen. McCain

On Tuesday, Dec. 11, Sedona-Oak Creek School District Superintendent Dennis Dearden accepted a large donation on behalf of the newly-founded Sedona Education Foundation — $20,000 from one retired couple.

William and Cheryl Geffon, New York transplants to Sedona, presented the inaugural seed of their philanthropic vision for education — the John McCain Memorial Scholarship.

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SOCSD discusses high student achievement goals, first budget revision of the year

| December 5, 2018
SOCSD discusses high student achievement goals, first budget revision of the year

The Sedona-Oak Creek School District Governing Board opened its Tuesday, Nov. 13, meeting with Board Vice President Heather Hermen and Superintendent Dennis Dearden giving plaudits to individuals who, in their view, were instrumental in the campaign for the continuation of Proposition 447, the SOCSD Budget Increase Override, which passed comfortably on Nov. 6.

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Sedona high school senior quick draws to victory

| November 30, 2018
Sedona high school senior quick draws to victory

On Oct. 24, Sedona Red Rock High School senior Cody Kirkham and member of the St. John Vianney Catholic Parish, won his first ever Overall Arizona State Championship in the Bordertown Championship for shooting.

While Kirkham had won two U.S. National Champions in 2016 and 2018, he had yet to win the Arizona State Champion.

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SOCSD discusses high student achievement goals, first budget revision of the year

| November 20, 2018
SOCSD discusses high student achievement goals, first budget revision of the year

The Sedona-Oak Creek School District Governing Board opened its Tuesday, Nov. 13, meeting with Board Vice President Heather Hermen and Superintendent Dennis Dearden giving plaudits to individuals who, in their view, were instrumental in the campaign for the continuation of Proposition 447, the SOCSD Budget Increase Override, which passed comfortably on Nov. 6.

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SUMC holds 9-hole challenge to benefit high school

| October 24, 2018
SUMC holds 9-hole challenge to benefit high school

Last Saturday, Oct. 20, The Sedona United Methodist Church held its 2nd annual benefit nine-hole golf tournament at Oakcreek Country Club.

This year’s beneficiaries were the Sedona Red Rock High School Library and the Sedona Community Food Bank. One-hundred percent of the auction and prize drawing proceeds will be directed to help our local school library with the purchase of new books and remedial care of existing volumes.

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