Tag: Williams Elementary-Middle School

Education Spotlight — Higher Education Year in Review: New NAU president, CCC celebrates 30th anniversary. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Higher Education Year in Review: New NAU president, CCC celebrates 30th anniversary. See more local, state and national education news here

| December 28, 2021

This year marked a few milestones for higher education in Coconino County, with Northern Arizona University (NAU) welcoming a new president and Coconino Community College (CCC) celebrating its 30th anniversary. Though both institutions continued to be affected by the pandemic, they continued introducing new programs and initiatives throughout the year.

Here are the top higher education stories for 2021. 

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Local Education Spotlight —  PUSD’s Summer of Science Sizzles. See more local education news here

Local Education Spotlight — PUSD’s Summer of Science Sizzles. See more local education news here

| July 13, 2021

By Steven Law • Contributed to the Lake Powell Life After four weeks of experimenting, crafting and creating, the Summer of Science came to a glorious, foamy, melty, sticky end as students combined solar energy, and greenhouse capture to transform chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows into s’mores. At least, that’s how Nichole Reitze’s class conducted […]

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Local Education Spotlight: FALA’s  Eugene Brosseau named NAZ Today Teacher of the Week. See more local education news here

Local Education Spotlight: FALA’s Eugene Brosseau named NAZ Today Teacher of the Week. See more local education news here

| March 17, 2020

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

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

| February 12, 2019

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

Positive Behaviors, Interventions, And Supports

| December 9, 2018

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

Spooktacular: Williams Elementary-Middle School fall carnival

| November 1, 2018

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

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

| September 26, 2018

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

Safety in the halls: Student resource officer begins at WUSD

| September 5, 2018

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

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

| August 22, 2018

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

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

| August 15, 2018

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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