Tag: Williams Elementary-Middle School

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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Positive Behaviors, Interventions, And Supports

| December 9, 2018
Positive Behaviors, Interventions, And Supports

This August, the school is starting a new character education program called Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS has been used throughout the nation to improve school climate, student safety and academic achievement. The program features all staff agreeing upon common behavior expectations, teaching students these expectations and then recognizing students when they demonstrate them.

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Spooktacular: Williams Elementary-Middle School fall carnival

| November 1, 2018
Spooktacular: Williams Elementary-Middle School fall carnival

Students and friends enjoyed a costume contest, raffle, food and games at the annual Williams Elementary-Middle School carnival Oct. 25.

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Willliams teacher earns $2,000 grant for middle school. See more education news here

| September 26, 2018
Willliams teacher earns $2,000 grant for middle school. See more education news here

Imagine a creative maker space where you can take tiny minds and set them loose and have them explore and create things around problem based learning.

That’s what Donya Hadder, a middle school teacher at Williams Elementary-Middle School, envisions for future math and science students.

This vision is becoming reality after Hadder was named one of 100 winners selected as a 2018 Voya Unsung Hero.

As a recipient of the grant Hadder received $2,000 to be used in revamping the math program at the middle school.

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Safety in the halls: Student resource officer begins at WUSD

| September 5, 2018
Safety in the halls: Student resource officer begins at WUSD

Students at Williams High School and Williams Elementary-Middle School will be seeing a familiar face roaming the halls and walking the school grounds this week as Officer Dwaine Simpson steps into a new position as the student resource officer for the school district.

Simpson, who has been a patrol officer with the Williams Police Department for 11 years, accepted the position this fall and recently returned from training that certifies him for the position.

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Summer reading group earns gift certificates. See more education news here

| August 22, 2018
Summer reading group earns gift certificates. See more education news here

Williams Elementary-Middle School summer reading challenge winners display certificates earned for reading the most throughout the summer. Gift certificates were donated to students from Bookmans of Flagstaff along with treats, bookmarks, bracelets and other fun items.

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WUSD to offer incentives for AzMERIT teachers. See more education news here

| August 15, 2018
WUSD to offer incentives for AzMERIT teachers. See more education news here

As districts prepare for another school year, looming spring AzMERIT testing already has school administrators planning ahead.

Last year, the Arizona Department of Education returned to issuing A-F letter grades for schools, with the state’s AzMERIT standardized test results weighing heavily on those grades. 

Williams High School and Williams Elementary-Middle School received B grades.

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Williams families recognized during Foster Care Awareness Month. See more education news here

| May 30, 2018
Williams families recognized during Foster Care Awareness Month. See more education news here

When Myra Kmetz and her husband got married, they knew they wanted to have a lot of kids.

“But my husband and I started late,” she said. “We had four kids, but I don’t think four kids were enough for him. He always wanted a fifth.”

The Kmetz family became interested in becoming foster parents following a conversation with their son’s teacher in Parks, Arizona. …

Kmetz said from the start she and her husband were interested in opening their home to higher risk children.

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City of Williams contributes to keep students safe on graduation night. See more education stories here

| February 28, 2018
City of Williams contributes to keep students safe on graduation night. See more education stories here

The city of Williams has added a $1,500 donation to ensure a safe night for Williams High School 2018 graduates.

With Williams High School’s graduation just three months away, the Parents Who Care Committee is hard at work raising money for Grad Night 2018.

Senior Grad Night started in 2008 after five teenagers died in an alcohol and drug related accident in 2007.

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Love of Reading week a hit at Heritage Elementary School. See more education stories here

| February 21, 2018
Love of Reading week a hit at Heritage Elementary School. See more education stories here

Members of law enforcement, the U.S. Forest Service, Williams News and the Williams Justice Court, among others, read to classes to help encourage and foster a love of reading for students.

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