Tag: Williams High 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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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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You’re in Viking country: Students and city collaborate on new welcome signs. See more education news here

| November 15, 2018
You’re in Viking country: Students and city collaborate on new welcome signs. See more education news here

Visitors to Williams will have no doubt they are entering Viking country when they turn off the interstate.

Williams High School welders recently collaborated with the city of Williams to create three welcome signs that were placed at the entrances to Williams.

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Williams High School senior spotlight: Klarisa Howe. See more education news here

| November 7, 2018
Williams High School senior spotlight: Klarisa Howe. See more education news here

Klarisa Howe is a senior cheerleader at Williams High School. She has cheered for three years at Williams High School.

Klarisa has also played four years of softball and participates in culinary programs.

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Williams High School senior spotlight: Cisco Paredes. See more education news here

| October 17, 2018
Williams High School senior spotlight: Cisco Paredes. See more education news here

Cisco Paredes Jr. has played one year of football at Williams High School. He plays kicker and defensive end and sometimes center.

Cisco recently moved to Williams from New Mexico and this is his first year at the high school.

He said he likes Williams better than New Mexico because the weather isn’t as hot.

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AzMERIT scores rise in Ash Fork and Williams

| September 19, 2018
AzMERIT scores rise in Ash Fork and Williams

Each year, Arizona students in third through eleventh grade take the AzMERIT standardized test. Although not required for graduation or promotion, passing scores are used as a measure by administrators for school performance and in some cases as a marker for prospective parents seeking schools.

The majority of Arizona students performed poorly this year with just 41 percent of Arizona students receiving passing grades, and many northern Arizona schools were no exception. …

Williams High School made strides this year and surpassed the state average in both English and math. The results showed that 39 percent of students passed the English portion and 37 percent passed the math portion. The state average was 35 for math and 30 for English.

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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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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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