Tag: Williams High School

Mount Elden Middle School renovation begins. See local education news here

| July 23, 2019
Mount Elden Middle School renovation begins. See local education news here

With the crash, crunch and squeal of a yellow excavator, prowling and chomping down like a starved creature, the first phase of the Mount Elden Middle School renovation began.

It took just over an hour Wednesday morning for the excavator to demolish the 40-year old modular building holding the school’s 600-wing: puncturing the roof like a balloon, crumpling walls as easily as paper and pulling out wires until they snapped.

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Kids learn coding at summer camp. See more local education news here

| July 16, 2019
Kids learn coding at summer camp. See more local education news here

The click-clack of active keyboards resonated through a Coconino Community College computer lab this week as 20 kids typed away, earbuds in and faces to the screens.

They weren’t playing games or surfing the web, though. They were coding their own websites.

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FUSD to begin capital projects after issuing $25 million in bonds. See more local education news here

| June 11, 2019
FUSD to begin capital projects after issuing $25 million in bonds. See more local education news here

Flagstaff Unified School District’s bank account just increased by $25 million, following the sale of the first set of $75 million in bonds approved by voters in November.

The funds from the sale were deposited in the Coconino County Treasurer’s Office last week and will the district to move forward with its renovation projects and technology initiative.

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NAU proposed tuition is lowest increase in a decade. See more local education news here

| April 2, 2019
NAU proposed tuition is lowest increase in a decade. See more local education news here

Northern Arizona University is changing things up in its tuition proposal for the upcoming academic year.The proposal shows the lowest increase in tuition at the Flagstaff campus since the creation of the guaranteed tuition program 11 years ago, as well as the removal of more than 250 class fees.

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College and Career Readiness Day April 2 – No school for CHS and FHS Seniors. See more local education news here

| March 26, 2019
College and Career Readiness Day April 2 – No school for CHS and FHS Seniors. See more local education news here

Coconino High School and Flagstaff High School have designated Tuesday, April 2nd as College and Career Readiness Day for students in grades 9, 10, and 11.  Each school will be administering the Aspire exam to freshman, the Pre-ACT to sophomores, and the ACT to juniors.  These exams give students a predictable measure of their academic strengths and weaknesses whether they intend to go to college or enter the work place after high school.

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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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Photo highlights: Students spread cheer at annual holiday concert. See more education news here

| December 20, 2018
Photo highlights: Students spread cheer at annual holiday concert. See more education news here

Williams Unified School District band and choir members perform at the holiday concert Dec. 5.

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Williams High School senior spotlight: Nancy Leon. See more education news here

| November 30, 2018
Williams High School senior spotlight: Nancy Leon. See more education news here

Nancy Leon is a senior at Williams High School.

Nancy is involved with the Upward Bound program at the school. She is in National Honor Society and is the senior class president.

She just finished as a manager of the football team.

At the high school, Nancy enjoyed her law enforcement class and Mrs. Lee’s classes.

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