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Dr. Seuss and friends take reading to the halls at Williams elementary

| March 7, 2018
Dr. Seuss and friends take reading to the halls at Williams elementary

Williams Elementary-Middle School students participated in the 20th annual Read Across America Day March 1, in honor of the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

Brilliant, playful and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped millions of children learn to read.

To celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday, middle school students read with elementary school students in the school’s hallways. Students also came to school dressed as their favorite Seuss character.

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City of Williams contributes to keep students safe on graduation night. See more education stories here

| February 28, 2018
City of Williams contributes to keep students safe on graduation night. See more education stories here

The city of Williams has added a $1,500 donation to ensure a safe night for Williams High School 2018 graduates.

With Williams High School’s graduation just three months away, the Parents Who Care Committee is hard at work raising money for Grad Night 2018.

Senior Grad Night started in 2008 after five teenagers died in an alcohol and drug related accident in 2007.

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Love of Reading week a hit at Heritage Elementary School. See more education stories here

| February 21, 2018
Love of Reading week a hit at Heritage Elementary School. See more education stories here

Members of law enforcement, the U.S. Forest Service, Williams News and the Williams Justice Court, among others, read to classes to help encourage and foster a love of reading for students.

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Williams’ Izzy Rushing places third at Coconino County Spelling Bee. See more education stories here

| February 14, 2018
Williams’ Izzy Rushing places third at Coconino County Spelling Bee. See more education stories here

The county’s top-spellers battled for spelling supremacy Feb. 11 at Coconino High School at the annual Coconino County Spelling Bee.

Williams Unified School District fifth grader, Iscariot “Izzy” Rushing made his second trip to the Coconino County Spelling Bee, where he took third place.

Rushing placed second at the bee last year.

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Tax credit donations fund college tours, field trips at Williams schools

| February 7, 2018
Tax credit donations fund college tours, field trips at Williams schools

In 2002, the Arizona State Legislature passed a law providing tax credits to taxpayers who contribute to public and private schools.

Not all schools can afford what’s needed to provide programs and experiences that enrich students’ education, but Arizona’s public school tax credit program can help schools bridge that gap.

According to the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR), taxpayers filing in Arizona have the unique opportunity to redirect a portion of state tax dollars they already pay to public education. The credit allows an Arizona taxpayer to contribute $200 per individual tax return or $400 per joint tax return to a school’s extracurricular programs.

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Senior spotlight: Vikings look to graduation and beyond. See more education news here

| January 3, 2018
Senior spotlight: Vikings look to graduation and beyond. See more education news here

Diego Pedraza is a three-sport senior at Williams High School (WHS). He has played baseball, basketball and football at WHS.

Pedraza was the starting quarterback for the 2017 State Champion Vikings. He quickly transitioned to basketball this fall and hopes the basketball team will also do well in the state playoffs.

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Williams School District spreads cheer at holiday concert. See more education/youth stories here

| December 20, 2017
Williams School District spreads cheer at holiday concert. See more education/youth stories here

Williams Unified School District hosted its annual holiday concert Dec. 6.

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Williams Elementary opens doors for annual Literacy Night. See more education stories here

| December 6, 2017
Williams Elementary opens doors for annual Literacy Night. See more education stories here

Children and families enjoy a night of games, skits and free books at Williams Elementary-Middle School’s annual Literacy Night Nov. 6.

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Kiwanis selects Maine Consolidated Students of the Month. See more education stories here

| November 29, 2017
Kiwanis selects Maine Consolidated Students of the Month. See more education stories here

Kiwanis Club of Williams selected the November Students of the Month for Maine Consolidated School in Parks. The students were recognized at Maine Consolidate School and earned a pizza party.

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‘Toys for Kids’ pick-up and drop off available

| November 22, 2017
‘Toys for Kids’ pick-up and drop off available

The Williams Lions Club will provide toys and gifts for less-fortunate children in the Williams area once again this year. 

This tradition has been supported by both businesses and citizens of Williams for more than 50 years. Last year, the Toys For Kids Project provided toys and gifts to 198 children in the Williams area. The Lions Club expects to serve at least that many or more children again this year.

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