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New non-profit makes it easier to donate to school district
The Humboldt Education Foundation has achieved its 501(c)3 non-profit status and the community now has a simple, straightforward process to donate to the school district.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A new test: What parents should know about AzMERIT
Arizona school children soon will sit before a computer or put pencil to paper to take a new, not-yet-completed, test that will let parents, teachers and school districts know just how skilled students are with the Arizona standards and how they compare to others across the state.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Students receive scholarships from endowment
Ten Yavapai County students pursuing education degrees each received a $1,500 scholarship from the Education Scholarship Endowment of Yavapai County.

Students received the scholarships at the 10th annual awards luncheon. They were made possible by Gladys Gardner, a prominent Prescott resident who founded the endowment.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

BMMS students get a taste of diverse career choices
Bradshaw Mountain Middle School students are one step closer to discovering what could lead to a lifetime career.

About 25 presenters set up tables and equipment, both indoors and outside, at the campus on May 4, where students rotated through, asking questions, and filling out information sheets.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Youth Chamber, police team up to post 'Stop and Think' stickers
Students from the Prescott Valley Charter School Youth Chamber recently joined forces with the Prescott Valley Police Department to raise awareness about risks of underage drinking.

Youth Chamber members Berrett Sears and Kyle Cummings, along with police officers...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

GHMS students use 'ImagiNation' to win awards
Two Destination ImagiNation teams from Glassford Hill Middle School earned first place in their categories with an invitation to attend the Global Destination ImagiNation Expo in Knoxville, Tenn., next month.

The DI program teaches kindergarten through high school students creativity, teamwork, and problem solving - three skills needed for success in the 21st Century.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Glassford students learn about marine biology in trip to Catalina Island
Glassford Hill Middle School sent 37 eighth-grade students to Catalina Island to study marine biology at the Catalina Island Marine Institute.

Students learned about a variety of ecosystems to better understand endangered species and how humans impact the environment.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

PFAA announces 2010 scholarship winners
The Prescott Fine Arts Association announced their 2010 scholarship winners during an awards concert Sunday, April 18, 2010 at the Prescott United Methodist Church. See a complete list of PFAA 2010 scholarship winners.
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mountain View students tell their story, publish book
Not many fifth-graders get to see their creative writing assignments published in a hardback book, but students in Sunshine Rhone's classroom found their own story, their own illustration, and best of all, their own name, included in a class book.
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Poem entry wins prize for home-schooled boy
Ryan Rozendaal used 14 adjectives to describe the progression from slavery to freedom in a poem bearing those three words in its title.

"Slavery to Freedom" reads:

"Slavery/Hideous, Savage/

"Disturbing, Horrifying Suffocating/

"Sinful, Criminal, Spectacular, Marvelous,/

Monday, March 1, 2010

Prescott Valley Head Start earns re-accreditation, expands program in April
Prescott Valley Head Start met all 10 components with a 98.9 percent score and earned its re-accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children this past November after a year-long process.

"We are pretty proud of ourselves. We know we run a high-quality program here," said Theresa Collier, director.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dyslexia: Expert says 20 percent of students have disorder
dys - difficulty

lexia - language

dyslexia - a language processing disorder

More than 200 people from across the state showed up at Mile High Middle School in Prescott to learn more about dyslexia, with parents and teachers making up most of the audience.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

'Real life' history impresses middle-schoolers
Bradshaw Mountain Middle School teacher Rick Russo said his students were "kind of humbled" this past month when they realized the historical importance of local senior citizens' lives.

Russo and fellow sixth-grade teachers Kristine Kreutter and Mary Legler took their students to Prescott Valley Samaritan Center to talk to the elderly residents.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mayor, vice mayor answer kids' letters in person
Coyote Springs Elementary School teacher Elke Sundermann gave her second-grade students an assignment: use their knowledge about "community" and their new letter writing skills and tell the Mayor what they like about Prescott Valley and one thing they would change.

Mayor Harvey Skoog and Vice Mayor Lora Lee Nye responded to their letters in person, visiting the classroom on Dec. 10, and taking questions from the youngsters.

"What do you do for a life?" asked one young man, alluding to Skoog's job as mayor.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Learn to make books by hand
Students in Ronni Hall's Handmade Book Design class will create a half dozen unique books in the semester-long course.

Hall said she introduces a design principle every week, and a new technique in bookmaking about every two weeks. Students earn two credits through Yavapai College, and by the end of the semester, could find themselves obsessed with book arts.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


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