Nostalgia mixed with the thrill of new adventure — these were the expressed emotions of four Prescott High School seniors who The Daily Courier has followed through the course of their final year of high school.
Prescott High School’s Class of 2018 was feted in fine style on Wednesday afternoon — preschoolers to middle schoolers cheered them on in gauntlet style at the district schools where many got started.
PUSD sets June 18 as closing date for sale
This is something of a repeat story, but Prescott Unified School District appears to have a buyer for the former district offices on South Granite Street.
Prescott High School’s track and football field are in such poor repair the track team was unable to host any home meets this season.
Infusion of state dollars to benefit charter schools; BASIS teachers get extra rewards from parents
Gov. Doug Ducey, and a majority of state legislators, may not have met all the demands of Arizona Educators United #RedForEd movement, but teacher pay is slated to increase by an additional 19 percent for both district and charter schools over the next three years.
Tri-City College Prep High School senior Ashlynn Rooney discovered through her schools Peer Assistance & Leadership chapter the “value of kindness and how a little bit really goes a long way.”
The Prescott City Council this week will be voting on a new pension fund policy, one that stems from a statewide push to bring transparency to how cities and towns manage those financial obligations.
On a top shelf in Granite Mountain School Principal Teresa Bruso’s office is a block sign that reads, “Practice Compassion, Be A Dreamer and Dream Big; Be a Good Person, Do Great Things.”
Sometimes people need a little extra encouragement and support before their star can shine.
At Prescott High School, the now-Taylor Hicks Elementary School principal was a stand-out student, someone her then-English teacher saw as a “natural born leader.”
Rural Arizona not immune to danger; school safety seminar focuses on ways to avert tragedy
Seventy-two hours before Valentine’s Day in 1987, a 17-year-old Southern California student at the Orme Boarding School in Mayer was killed by a Yavapai County sheriff’s deputy after he went on a shooting rampage on the campus, critically wounding one administrator and injuring two teachers.
Money to be used to replace aging buses, replace computers, fixes
For their last official meeting of the 2017-18 school year, the Prescott Unified School Board was treated to a taste of what some of their gifted elementary-aged students have been challenged to do this year.
To Prescott Unified School District Superintendent Joe Howard, the beauty of this district boils down to one thing: people.
The grand opening is set for 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, with a ribbon cutting, tours, refreshments and student art and music
Against the backdrop of a statewide teacher walkout, Prescott Unified District educators intend to celebrate this community’s educational legacy on Tuesday, May 1.
Prescott Mile High teacher wins Outstanding First Year Teacher honors at foundation’s banquet
On the night the Yavapai County Education Foundation crowned Mingus Union High School math teacher Craig Mai as its 24th annual Teacher of the Year, the 2017 honoree Jessica Marks shared how her award last year “changed her life.”
Local RedforEd: What's next?
So what happens now? After two days of a statewide walkout/strike — the words are used synonymously yet hold different legal weight — school districts and charter school leaders must consider what will happen next week.
Walkout inspires charter school kindergartener to donate his ‘give jar’ to cause
After painting poetry covers in pudding, Abia Judd Elementary third-graders in Catie Schnitzius’ late-start class on Thursday were at their desks outlining words for a three-line poems about animals in the world.
Mayer Unified teachers didn’t walk out. Instead their middle school and high school students did – for one hour.
Tri-City charter schools are supporting the Arizona Educators United #RedForEd movement’s call for adequate educational funding and an equitable salary schedule, but only two of 15 schools reached for comment Tuesday said they will close for the walkout.
Humboldt Unified School District will close its 10 schools on Thursday and Friday due to the scheduled statewide teacher walkout, but the prom and some varsity sports events are expected to go forward as planned as long as there will be adequate supervision.
A looming statewide teacher walkout on Thursday will have a bit of different look in the Quad-City region, as well as in a number of districts across Yavapai County.
Newspaper ink flowed in the blood of The Daily Courier’s long-time owners Don and Luda Soldwedel.
White Cross Project
Every time Jim Tobin sees a white cross roadside memorial, he immediately ponders the life behind the etched name on the markers — Kyle, Haley, Christopher, Jacob, John, Jose, Benjamin, Patrick, Shane, Sandi, Sandra, Christy, Kasey, Riley, Shawn, Lauren, Julian, Joseph and Jeremiah.
Call for action
For 17 minutes on Friday morning, about 100 Prescott High School students paid homage to 14 peers, and three of their male teachers and coaches, who until Valentine’s Day attended a Florida high school.
Schools across the state could be forced to close if walkout lasts multiple days
The vote is in — some 78 percent of more than 57,000 Arizona teachers who submitted ballots favor a walkout.
Second #RedForEd rally affirms need for pre-Recession funding to do what’s best for students
The momentum behind the #RedForEd movement has not lost its gusto in the Quad Cities.
Enables agencies to offer employment hope
Brad Newman is not afraid to try anything.
Within minutes of Gov. Doug Ducey’s announcement he will propose to the Legislature raising teacher pay by 9 percent for the next school year, with net increases of up to 20 percent by 2020-21, Chino Valley Unified School District Superintendent John Scholl was penning a memo to faculty and staff.
An army of red shirts, red pants, red ties, even red sneakers, surrounded schools throughout the tri-city area on Wednesday as a means to remedy a decade of alleged educational neglect.
Mayer Schools Superintendent Dean Slaga will be at the state Capitol today, April 10, seeking financial help from lawmakers to compensate for losing 55 students because of last summer’s fire and flood.
The Priceless Prom Project
Modeling a tailored black tuxedo with matching bow tie and shiny black dress shoes, Chino Valley High School senior Tanner Brown looked every bit the sophisticated young gentleman ready for prom night.
Acoustic guitar, love of language integral pieces to retiring Abia Judd teacher’s connection with children
Jane Robertson once aspired to be the next Joni Mitchell or Joan Baez.
From a field of 73 teacher nominees across Yavapai County — including district, charter and private schools — seven teachers from Humboldt Unified School District and five from Prescott Unified School District are finalists in the 24th annual Yavapai County Teacher of the Year categories.
The front courtyard at Willow Creek Charter School was transformed Wednesday afternoon from blank pavement to an assortment of happy images and messages, all created with chalk — rainbows, hearts, angels, even a smiling “kitty dog.”
With united support, the Prescott Unified School District Governing Board on Tuesday night approved a proposed 2018-19 budget that will give all staff a 3 percent pay hike.
Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli has been doing double-duty with the Prescott Unified School District since his election in November, but come this November he will be focused solely on city business.
The Prescott Unified School District Governing Board will host its first official monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 3, at 5 p.m. in the first-floor conference room of the district’s new home at Washington School on East Gurley Street.
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Panhandlers hold up signs at entrances to businesses and intersections asking for help to fill up the gas tank, cover a meal, or work that will help with living expenses.
Buttered-popcorn jelly beans outselling licorice as most popular this year
For many adults and children alike, jelly beans are a national Easter tradition.
Easter is a Christian religious observance that coincides with the beginning of spring.
Don’t you dare make murder mystery thriller writer J.A. Jance angry. You might end up as a serial killer in one of her books.
Standing on the north sidewalk of the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza on Thursday afternoon, 4-year-old Sean VanKirk held up a sign that read, “We are the only super heroes you’ve got.”
“Our maturity will be judged by how well we are able to agree to disagree and yet continue to love one another, to care for one another, and cherish one another and seek the greater good of the other.” – Desmond Tutu
Charles Dickens penned the opening to “A Tale of Two Cities” more than a century-and-a-half ago.
Prescott Unified School District central office folks smile as they settled into their new digs on Friday mornig in what was once the state’s oldest elementary school.
Because the community was opposed to selling the historic Washington School building in Prescott, district leaders, instead, sold the PUSD offices that were on South Granite Street and relocated to the Washington School.
CCJ’s new leader envisions end to homelessness with creative, collaborative approaches
Jessi Hans is a believer in the divine dignity of every man, woman and child.
Aims to make it higher state priority
If you ask the group of about 10 Prescott High School seniors who attended an Arizona Town Hall Community Outreach program on Tuesday what the key is to their educational success, they will repeat the same answer: knowledgeable, caring and devoted classroom teachers.
Prescott High School’s Class of 2018 will be treated to a casino night party hours after they turn the tassels on their Badger blue mortarboards, Friday, May 25.
Shepherd of health care
As the shepherd of Prescott’s main health care institution, John Amos sounded like a proud coach as he hailed the progress and medical advances of Yavapai Regional Medical Center over the last 75 years.