Tag: Williams Unified School District

Education Spotlight: FUSD AzMERIT scores released alongside new analysis program. See more local education news here

| August 26, 2019
Education Spotlight: FUSD AzMERIT scores released alongside new analysis program. See more local education news here

As standardized testing scores from the last school year are released, Flagstaff Unified School District is launching a new tool to help its staff use the data more effectively.

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NPA transforms for Harry Potter celebration. See more local education news here

| April 16, 2019
NPA transforms for Harry Potter celebration. See more local education news here

The students of Northland Preparatory Academy, number 3300 Sparrow Avenue, are proud to say that they are perfectly abnormal after hosting an event unlike any other in the school’s 23-year history.

To introduce the school’s outgoing eighth-graders to high school, the campus was transfigured into a scene seemingly pulled out of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world, complete with a Quidditch match and Yule Ball, among other Harry Potter icons.

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Positive Behaviors, Interventions, And Supports

| December 9, 2018
Positive Behaviors, Interventions, And Supports

This August, the school is starting a new character education program called Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS has been used throughout the nation to improve school climate, student safety and academic achievement. The program features all staff agreeing upon common behavior expectations, teaching students these expectations and then recognizing students when they demonstrate them.

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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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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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Ducey focuses on education, opioids, wrong way drivers. More education stories here

| January 17, 2018
Ducey focuses on education, opioids, wrong way drivers. More education stories here

Gov. Doug Ducey’s (R-Arizona) key points in his state of the state address Jan. 8 included curbing the opioid epidemic affecting the state, reforming education, providing stricter penalties for drunk wrong way drivers, reducing recidivism rates in state prisons and providing income tax exemptions for veterans.

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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 school budget override passes. See more education stories here

| November 15, 2017
Williams school budget override passes. See more education stories here

The Williams Unified School District (WUSD) budget override is headed toward approval, according to the Nov. 7 election results.
As of 11:30 p.m. Nov. 7, the unofficial final tally showed 58.21 percent, or 656 voters, voting “yes” to the override, and 41.79 percent, or 471 voting “no”.

There are still an unknown number of provisional and uncounted ballots that need to be counted, but most likely not enough to change the outcome of that proposition.

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Candlelight vigil held in Williams for slain teacher. More education stories here

| October 25, 2017
Candlelight vigil held in Williams for slain teacher. More education stories here

Friends and employees of Grand Canyon Railway held a vigil Oct. 22 at the Babbitt-Polson Stage in Williams to honor Cathryn Gorospe, a Glendale kindergarten teacher who was reported missing Oct. 6. Cathryn worked as a seasonal employee for the Grand Canyon Railway. Her remains were found in Mayer Oct. 13.

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