Tag: Williams High School

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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Santana awarded Elks Lodge scholarship

| July 25, 2018
Santana awarded Elks Lodge scholarship

Williams High School graduate Alexis Santana was awarded a $500 scholarship from Needles Elks Lodge #1608 May 1, following her graduation from Williams High School. Alexis will be attending the University of Arizona in Phoenix this fall.

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Paige Kmetz receives $500 scholarship from Williams Child Abuse Prevention Council

| May 8, 2018
Paige Kmetz receives $500 scholarship from Williams Child Abuse Prevention Council

Paige Kmetz, a senior at Williams High School, received a $500 scholarship from the Williams Child Abuse Prevention Council during the Williams High School Award Ceremony.

Her winning essay showed her compassion, knowledge and experienced response to child abuse in her community.

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Lending a hand: Williams groups announce scholarships for students. See more education news here

| March 14, 2018
Lending a hand: Williams groups announce scholarships for students. See more education news here

With graduation two months away, Williams High School seniors were given an opportunity to meet with area businesses, organizations and families to learn about scholarship opportunities in the community March 20.

With several thousands of dollars in scholarships available, graduates were able to meet representatives from groups such as the Rotary Club, Masonic Lodge and Williams Education Association as well as individual supporters to learn about opportunities available to them.

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