Tag: Williams News

Elementary school oral health program renewed through 2023. See more local education news here

| January 22, 2019
Elementary school oral health program renewed through 2023. See more local education news here

Approximately $11,000 in annual funding for the Coconino County Public Health Services District’s oral health services for elementary school children, provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services, has been renewed through 2023. The Board of Supervisors approved the contract (Jan.22).

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Education is a top issue for Ariz. voters, survey shows. See more local education news here

| January 15, 2019
Education is a top issue for Ariz. voters, survey shows. See more local education news here

For the fourth year in a row, Arizona voters have ranked education the top issue facing the state of Arizona, according to an annual survey conducted by Expect More Arizona, a statewide nonprofit, nonpartisan education advocacy group.

Among other state issues, such as immigration and border issues, taxes and healthcare, education earned the top ranking of the 600 statewide voters surveyed.

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2018 in Review: FUSD sees overdue wage and funding increases. See more local education news here

| January 8, 2019
2018 in Review: FUSD sees overdue wage and funding increases. See more local education news here

Flagstaff Unified School District had a year full of financial fluctuations to account for previously unmet needs, especially as the Red for Ed movement for improved teacher pay and school funding was in full swing throughout March and April. It also implemented various internal improvements for students.

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NAU biology graduate right at home among wildlife at Bearizona

| December 27, 2018
NAU biology graduate right at home among wildlife at Bearizona

It all started with a teddy bear.

Then raising and keeping pets, going hunting with his dad and realizing he was the only ‘90s kid whose bedroom walls were covered in posters of Jack Hanna, Steve Irwin and Jeff Corwin, instead of Tony Hawk, Kelly Kapowski and The Ninja Turtles — Dave O’Connell was destined to work with animals.

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Ratchet and clank: Williams Elementary-Middle School embarks on new robotics program. See more Williams News education news here

| December 5, 2018
Ratchet and clank: Williams Elementary-Middle School embarks on new robotics program. See more Williams News education news here

Its 3:45 p.m. and the halls at Williams Elementary-Middle School are empty. The buses have departed with many students eager to head home. But down the middle school hall, near the back of the school, there is a buzz of activity.

About 40 students are spread between two classrooms — hunkered over computers, scribbling in notebooks and tinkering with Legos.

These students are part of new program at the school, the First Lego League, that teaches students the basics of robotics under the eye of coordinator and middle school math teacher Donya Hadder.

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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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Spooktacular: Williams Elementary-Middle School fall carnival

| November 1, 2018
Spooktacular: Williams Elementary-Middle School fall carnival

Students and friends enjoyed a costume contest, raffle, food and games at the annual Williams Elementary-Middle School carnival Oct. 25.

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Report card: Williams schools receive letter grades. See more education news here

| October 24, 2018
Report card: Williams schools receive letter grades. See more education news here

After earning a solid B last year, Williams High School slipped a grade and received a C in the recently released Arizona State Board of Education 2018 letter grades for Arizona schools. Williams Elementary-Middle School received a B, the same grade it received last year.

Heritage Elementary School also received a B, after receiving a C last year. Ash Fork Elementary-Middle School received an A, after not receiving a grade last year.

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