Tag: Williams High School

Padillas honored (by CCC&Y) for work with folklorico youth dance. See more Williams News education stories here

| April 26, 2017
Padillas honored (by CCC&Y) for work with folklorico youth dance. See more Williams News education stories here

Armando and Elva Padilla were recently chosen for the 2017 Caring for Children award by the Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (CCCY).

CCCY annually recognizes outstanding individuals from throughout Coconino County who work to make a better place for the youngest members of their communities.

Longtime residents of Williams, the Padillas have spent the past 37 years as volunteer instructors teaching the Hispanic folklorico dance discipline. They have offered folklorico dance classes to children and adults in Williams for nearly 25 years.

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In the counselor’s office: Planning for high school and beyond. See more Williams News education stories here

| April 11, 2017
In the counselor’s office: Planning for high school and beyond. See more Williams News education stories here

Jim Powers wants to be bothered.

In his second year as the Williams High School (WHS) counselor, Powers is on a mission to meet every parent of every student at the school.

“We need more parental involvement,” Powers said. “I see parents when their kids get Fs, I don’t see them when they’re getting As, Bs or Cs.”

Powers believes the more parents are involved with their student’s academics, the more successful students are in the school.

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Williams schools pass lead screening of water. See more Williams News education stories here

| March 22, 2017
Williams schools pass lead screening of water. See more Williams News education stories here

Recent testing by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) at Williams Elementary-Middle School and Williams High School have shown the schools are within acceptable levels for lead in the water.

The results determined the water was below “action level” which is what ADEQ identifies when the water is found to have 15 parts per billion (ppb) of lead. The testing at the Williams schools showed most samples below .5 ppb, with one at .81, one at 1.1 and one at 2 ppb, well below the 15 ppb threshold.

“So, in short, our water is good,” said Williams Unified School District Superintendent Richard Honsinger.

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Williams construction class going to the dogs

| December 14, 2016
Williams construction class going to the dogs

During Johnny Hatcher’s fourth hour construction class at Williams High School students are working to construct doghouses as part of a class project.

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Williams grads give back before they’re gone. See more Williams News education stories here

| June 1, 2016
Williams grads give back before they’re gone. See more Williams News education stories here

Williams High School graduating seniors walked through the halls of Williams Elementary-Middle School to cheers and clapping May 28. The students congratulated the class of 2016 as the graduates walk through the hallways during the annual Grad March.

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Williams graduates awarded $344,000 in scholarships. See more Williams News education stories here

| May 18, 2016
Williams graduates awarded $344,000 in scholarships. See more Williams News education stories here

Williams graduates were awarded around $344,000 in scholarships with six graduates receiving the highly coveted Northern Arizona University (NAU) Lumberjack scholarship May 5 at an academic awards ceremony at Williams High School.

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A passion for teaching: Williams kindergarten teacher Natalie Mann named finalist for Coconino County Teacher of the Year

| April 20, 2016
A passion for teaching: Williams kindergarten teacher Natalie Mann named finalist for Coconino County Teacher of the Year

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – Many know her as a kindergarten teacher. Or some may recognize her from the food bank. Or wasn’t she the woman serving food at the community dinner?

Natalie Mann is no stranger to the community of Williams. She is not content just teaching her students and going home. She believes in reaching the whole child, seeing where they live and being a part of their lives, and for this reason she has been selected as one of three finalists for Coconino County Teacher of the Year.

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Williams News reports: Prop. 123 could bring $115,000 to Williams schools next year. See here for other viewpoints

| April 13, 2016
Williams News reports: Prop. 123 could bring $115,000 to Williams schools next year. See here for other viewpoints

Residents of Arizona will be going to the polls May 17 to decide the fate of Proposition 123. The proposition adds education funding to K-12 schools and settles a lawsuit on K-12 funding between the state and the public schools.

The K-12 Education Funding Settlement Agreement would infuse $3.5 billion in additional education funding over the next 10 years and increase base per-pupil funding to $3,600 per year. According to Williams Unified School District Superintendent Rick Honsinger, the district would see an additional $115,000 next year and every year for the next 10 years if the measure is passed.

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Designing for the future: Williams High School technical education programs providing skills for careers, college and beyond

| April 6, 2016
Designing for the future: Williams High School technical education programs providing skills for careers, college and beyond

Before Williams students cross the stage to accept their high school diplomas, many of them may already have college credits to show potential employers.

The Williams High School (WHS) career and technical programs are giving many students a foot up with classes in welding, construction, law enforcement and culinary arts. Some of them for dual college credit.

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… Parks eighth grade student’s passion for fishing could lead to pro career. See more Williams News education stories here

| December 2, 2015
… Parks eighth grade student’s passion for fishing could lead to pro career. See more Williams News education stories here

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – Lots of teenagers dream of pro sports careers, but Williams resident Niko Romero has a plan for his, and it involves largemouth bass.

The 13-year-old is headed for a career as a professional bass angler. It’s a small career field-and very difficult to break into-but, if he can do it, he will stand to make a very good living.

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