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Williams Elementary-Middle School hosts open house. See more education news here

| August 29, 2018
Williams Elementary-Middle School hosts open house. See more education news here

Williams Elementary-Middle School hosted an Open House Aug. 23 offering parents a chance to meet with teachers and get an overview of what the 2018-2019 school year will look like for their student. Parents met with faculty and teachers and visited classrooms.

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Summer reading group earns gift certificates. See more education news here

| August 22, 2018
Summer reading group earns gift certificates. See more education news here

Williams Elementary-Middle School summer reading challenge winners display certificates earned for reading the most throughout the summer. Gift certificates were donated to students from Bookmans of Flagstaff along with treats, bookmarks, bracelets and other fun items.

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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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Adult English classes offered at WEMS. See more education news here

| August 7, 2018
Adult English classes offered at WEMS. See more education news here

Williams Unified School District is sponsoring an English class for parents of Williams Unified School District (WUSD) students.

WUSD resource teacher Anna Torrez will cover English vocabulary, grammar and conversational skills.

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Beginning of school year can often reveal child abuse, neglect. See more education news here

| August 1, 2018
Beginning of school year can often reveal child abuse, neglect. See more education news here

The end of summer and the start of a new school year is an exciting time for most children. But for some, the beginning of school could reveal a dark secret when signs of abuse and neglect these children have suffered over the summer are noticed by teachers, staff and other parents.

“Because children are subject to less adult supervision over the summer, it’s not uncommon for reports of suspected abuse and neglect to spike at the start of the school year,” said Amber Martin, CASA of Coconino County program coordinator.

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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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$500K grant to help educate Arizona’s foster children

| July 18, 2018
$500K grant to help educate Arizona’s foster children

An organization dedicated to improving graduation rates for Arizona children in foster care has received a $500,000 grant.

FosterEd Arizona officials say the grant from the Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation will allow it to take advantage of Arizona’s Foster Youth Education Success Fund that allows state funds to match up to $500,000 in philanthropic funding.

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13 percent pay hike possible for WUSD teachers. See more education news here

| July 4, 2018
13 percent pay hike possible for WUSD teachers. See more education news here

Williams Unified School District teachers will likely see a 13 percent pay raise this year.

The WUSD governing board will vote July 11 on the 2018-2019 budget, which includes a 10 percent increase from state lawmakers in addition to a 3 percent increase from district money promised last year.

The #RedForEd movement is behind the raise, with Gov. Doug Ducey and state lawmakers making it possible for Williams schools to receive an additional $132,615 that will be used toward raises.

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Williams’ Kmetz a runner-up at AIA scholar-athlete banquet. See more education news here

| June 27, 2018
Williams’ Kmetz a runner-up at AIA scholar-athlete banquet. See more education news here

The Arizona Interscholastic Association hosted its Champions Awards Luncheon May 21 at the University of Phoenix stadium.

Williams scholar-athlete Paige Kmetz was a finalist for the Dr. Voie Stuart Chase Coy Scholar Athlete Award, which went to Janaya McIntosh of Ganado High School.

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Williams emergency responders visit WEMS Kindercamp

| June 20, 2018
Williams emergency responders visit WEMS Kindercamp

Williams Fire Department, Kaibab National Forest, Williams Police Department and Life Line Ambulance were among the emergency responders who visited Williams Elementary-Middle School Kindercamp June 8.

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