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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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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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10 things to do at the Williams Public Library

| October 3, 2018
10 things to do at the Williams Public Library

Many people still think a public library is just a place to go check-out books, but Williams Public Library not only has a large collection of books to choose from, but it has dozens of other resources for learning, research and entertainment available for free.

The Williams Public Library is connected to the Flagstaff Public Library as part of the Coconino County library system. Residents of Williams can not only obtain a Williams Public Library card, but also a Flagstaff Public Library card as residents of Coconino County.

People who haven’t visited the Williams Public Library may be surprised at what it has to offer. Here’s just a sampling of what you can do there:

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Willliams teacher earns $2,000 grant for middle school. See more education news here

| September 26, 2018
Willliams teacher earns $2,000 grant for middle school. See more education news here

Imagine a creative maker space where you can take tiny minds and set them loose and have them explore and create things around problem based learning.

That’s what Donya Hadder, a middle school teacher at Williams Elementary-Middle School, envisions for future math and science students.

This vision is becoming reality after Hadder was named one of 100 winners selected as a 2018 Voya Unsung Hero.

As a recipient of the grant Hadder received $2,000 to be used in revamping the math program at the middle school.

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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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