Tag: Williams High School

Connections Spotlight: Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth Awards Child Abuse Prevention Scholarship

| June 23, 2020
Connections Spotlight: Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth Awards Child Abuse Prevention Scholarship

Madison Olson, a senior at Williams High School, received a $500 scholarship from the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth.

Her winning essay focused on bullying, the lasting impact that bullying can have on individuals throughout their lives and and prevention options.

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Local Education Spotlight: You’re Invited to STEM City’s 8th annual STEMmy’s (June 17). See more local education news

| June 9, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: You’re Invited to STEM City’s 8th annual STEMmy’s (June 17). See more local education news

The STEMmy’s is an annual award given out to organizations and people who are STEAM leaders in our community. Congratulations to this year’s nominees:

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Local Education Spotlight: FUSD High Schools to hold graduation procession on May 29. View videos of other high school ceremonies in Coconino County. See more local education news

| May 26, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: FUSD High Schools to hold graduation procession on May 29. View videos of other high school ceremonies in Coconino County. See more local education news

Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) high schools, Coconino High School, Flagstaff High School, and Summit High School, will hold graduation processions on Fourth Street in Flagstaff, Arizona on Friday, May 29, 2020.  The event will include an opportunity for graduates to be recognized while still ensuring necessary social distancing measures. 

(Graduation ceremonies were also held at Fredonia, Grand Canyon, Tuba City, Page and Williams high schools. View videos below)

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Local Education Spotlight: FUSD High Schools Announce Graduation. Procession on May 29. Grand Canyon, Williams also announce plans. See more local education news

| May 19, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: FUSD High Schools Announce Graduation. Procession on May 29. Grand Canyon, Williams also announce plans. See more local education news

Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) high schools, Coconino High School, Flagstaff High School, and Summit High School, will hold graduation processions on Fourth Street in Flagstaff, Arizona on Friday, May 29, 2020.  The event will include an opportunity for graduates to be recognized while still ensuring necessary social distancing measures. 

 “We are very proud of the accomplishments and efforts of FUSD’s senior students over many years.” said Superintendent Michael Penca. “They are graduating under extraordinary circumstances in which they have demonstrated persistence, patience, and compassion for others.  While we all wish we could hold our traditional ceremony, we know this event will be a special celebration for our seniors, their families, and our entire community.”

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Local Education Spotlight: Flagstaff Teacher Appreciation Day. See more local education news here

| May 5, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: Flagstaff Teacher Appreciation Day. See more local education news here

Flagstaff’s teachers – from preschool through college – are amazing. In every school in our community, educators continue to give their all to support student success.

Teacher appreciation activities won’t look the same this year, but that doesn’t mean the celebrations can’t be bigger than ever!  Participate in a community-wide and statewide celebration of our teachers.

Click here for ideas to share your love…

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Education Spotlight: Coconino High School named International Baccalaureate World School. See more local education news here

| April 28, 2020
Education Spotlight: Coconino High School named International Baccalaureate World School. See more local education news here

Two years after submitting its initial application, Coconino High School has been authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, allowing it to begin to offer the IB Diploma Programme, an advanced learning option for students during their last two years of high school.

The authorization was announced late last week, after a Tuesday video conference presentation to the Flagstaff Unified School District Governing Board.

“I couldn’t be more proud and honored to be recognized by the IBO [International Baccalaureate Organization] and also I am just thrilled for our students at Coconino High School who will have the opportunity to pursue an IB diploma or just register and take IB classes,” Principal Stacie Zanzucchi said during the presentation.

The International Baccalaureate Organization, an international educational foundation based in Switzerland, has four programs for students from ages three to 19: the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme.

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Local Education Spotlight: High School Senior Recognition Begins (April 13) at Cromer Stadium. See more local education news here

| April 13, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: High School Senior Recognition Begins (April 13) at Cromer Stadium. See more local education news here

All Flagstaff senior high school students at Coconino High School, Flagstaff High School, and Summit High School will be recognized beginning Monday, April 13, 2020, for the next twenty days by turning on the Cromer Field lights for twenty minutes beginning at 8:20 p.m.  The recognition begins at 20:20 military time each night to honor all Northern Arizona seniors in the 2020 graduating class.

“We want a way to recognize our seniors while still following CDC recommended social distancing practices,” shares Coconino High School Principal Stacie Zanzucchi.  “This is a special time for seniors and we hope that this demonstrates our ongoing commitment to ensure they are recognized for all of their hard work and celebrated for the journey that is still ahead.”

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Local Education Spotlight: FUSD Digital Learning Hub now available. See more local education news here

| March 31, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: FUSD Digital Learning Hub now available. See more local education news here

The FUSD Digital Learning Hub is now available at www.fusd1.org/digitalhub. The site will be a continuing resource to support students and families during this time of social distancing.

With the closure of all FUSD schools in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Flagstaff Unified School District believes it is important to continue supporting student learning opportunities regardless of location.   

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Local Education Spotlight: Winners for 12th annual Viola Awards announced Saturday night. See more local education news here

| March 10, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: Winners for 12th annual Viola Awards announced Saturday night. See more local education news here

The 12th Annual Viola Awards debuted two new awards in the categories of placemaking and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Saturday evening. The ceremony, held at the High Country Conference Center, also honored individuals and organizations in the arts, music, teaching, theater and innovation.

Chris Luginbuhl claimed the win for STEAM for the NightVisions exhibition while Lowell Observatory’s Giovale Open Deck Observatory earned the award for Excellence in Placemaking. …

Excellence in Education went to Shayne Smith, the Flagstaff High School director of theater arts and bands.

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Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in STEAM — Chris Luginbuhl. See more local education news here

| February 25, 2020
Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in STEAM — Chris Luginbuhl. See more local education news here

Chris Luginbuhl is a local, national and international treasure. No single person has contributed more to Flagstaff’s well-earned reputation as THE WORLD’S FIRST International Dark Sky City.

Luginbuhl was named a finalist in the 2020 Viola Awards in the Excellence in Education category

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