Education

A Message from PUSD Assistant Superintendent, Mardi Read

Dear PUSD Families, We hope you are enjoying your summer and getting time to safely connect with your friends and family as the state begins to open up. We know many of you are curious about what school will look like in the fall. The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) released their Roadmap for reopening schools this week. This document […]

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“New School Year Visioning Meeting” Cancelled

Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter would like the public to know that the “New School Year Visioning Meeting” that was originally scheduled for Monday, June 8th from 9:00 am to noon has been canceled. In consultation with several school district and charter school leaders, it has become obvious that smaller and localized (regional) meetings would be more beneficial to […]

PUSD Principal Named ‘Arizona Middle School Distinguished Administrator of the Year’

Prescott Unified School District announced that Principal Andy Binder of Prescott Mile High Middle School was named the Arizona Middle School Distinguished Administrator of the Year! To celebrate his award, a parade of colleagues, friends, and neighbors popped by to wish him a big congratulations! In a post on Facebook, several individuals expressed their congratulations to Principal Binder. One comment […]

A Message from PUSD Superintendent Joe Howard


Please join me, fellow Prescottonians in saluting the class of 2020 as they wrap up undoubtedly one of the most different and challenging school years in our Prescott Unified School District’s 150 years of history.  We can all be very proud of our seniors who have had to show great resilience and flexibility for an ending that no one predicted. […]

Chino Valley High has 2020 Cougar Strong Yard Signs

Chino Valley residents, show your Cougar Strong and celebrate the students who are graduating from Chino Valley High! Chino Valley High School has 2020 Cougar Strong Yard Signs available for sale for $12.00. Show your support for the graduating class of 2020 and purchase one right away! Signs can be purchased from Chino Valley High School at 760 E. Center […]

Flagstaff Unified School District Graduation Parade

Friday, May 29th the students of Flagstaff Unified School District will be celebrating their completion of school with a graduation parade! On Friday, May 29, 2020 from 6:00 am-5:00 pm, the following streets will close for the Flagstaff Unified School District graduation parade: Fourth Street between Mount Elden Middle School and Fifth Avenue The intersection at Cedar Avenue and Fourth […]

Prescott High School Celebrates 2020 Graduation

On May 21st, Prescott High School held a 2020 Graduation drive-through to celebrate the students’ last days of high school. In all, there were approximately 70 cars in the procession with 100-150 kids. The procession was led by Chris Pena in a Central Arizona Fire and Medical Fire Truck and cars adorned with decorations went from Washington to Gurley to […]

HUSD Child Nutrition to Continue through End of July

The Humboldt Unified School District (HUSD) Child Nutrition program is scheduled to continue to provide free meals to children who are 18 and younger after May 22nd! The meal service will continue to run Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm until the end of July. HUSD encourages all families with children to utilize this great program. Additional […]

Prescott High Chamber Choir Singers Perform Virtually

The Prescott High School Chamber Choir Singers became creative this year and for their final project performed the song “Amazing” and compiled their videos to make a wonderful and unique experience. These talented singers had the honor of performing at Carnegie Hall earlier this year and have a very bright future ahead.  

2020 Yavapai Healthy School Awarded to Mountain View Elementary

The Yavapai Healthy School coalition has announced the winner for the healthiest school in Yavapai County. The Humboldt Unified School District is happy to announce that Mountain View Elementary has been chosen as the 2020 Yavapai Healthy School. The Yavapai Healthy Schools recognizes schools that are committed to excellence in: Emotional and Mental Health Employee Wellness Wellness Policies Nutrition Environment […]

Press Release Regarding PUSD Rescheduled Graduation

The Prescott Unified School District would like to announce a plan for the graduation for the Class of 2020 after an unpredictable ending of their school career due to the Covid-19 School closures. Weareproudofourgraduatesandhavecollaboratedwiththemfortheoutcomethat they have suggested during these uncertain times. On the regularly scheduled date for graduation, 5/22/2020, the PUSD staff has created a video to honor our Senior […]

Bradshaw Mountain High School 2020 Graduation

After several meetings between Humboldt Unified School District administration, Bradshaw Mountain High School administration, and senior student leaders, BMHS will be holding the class of 2020’s Graduation on June 24 at the Findlay Toyota Center. During each meeting, the students expressed their deep desire to hold an in-person graduation with as many of their classmates as possible, even if that […]

BMHS Class of 2020 Scholarship Recipients

The class of 2020 at Bradshaw Mountain High School has so much to be proud of this year. The students worked hard and triumphed through difficult times in altering education and the school celebrates major accomplishments. Among those accomplishments, the Bradshaw Mountain High School Graduating Class of 2020 received $5,339,583 in scholarships!

Bradshaw Mountain High School Announced Valedictorians!

Bradshaw Mountain High School (BMHS) would like to introduce our community to the three Valedictorians from the Class of 2020. All three students had a GPA of 4.667 so the BMHS Administrators decided that all three deserved to be chosen. We asked each student for a bio on their high school experiences as a way to honor these three exceptional […]

Yavapai College Tennis Courts to Open with New Health & Safety Guidelines

Yavapai College has announced that its tennis courts on the Prescott Campus will be reopening for public use beginning Saturday, May 16. New guidelines have been developed that players should adhere to protect the health and safety of themselves and others. The courts had previously been closed due to the Governor’s Stay Home Stay Healthy Executive Order as part of […]

Yavapai College District Governing Board Approves College Budget

The Yavapai College District Governing Board (DGB) unanimously approved the College budget for the fiscal year 2020-2021 today at its annual budget adoption meeting. The approved budget does not include an increase in property tax levy for Yavapai County residents. The budget hearing and adoption process is an annual meeting that is open to the public. Due to the COVID-19 […]

3rd Quarter HEF Grant Winners Announced

Due to the school closures the Humboldt Education Foundation (HEF) was unable to surprise our 3rd quarter teacher grant winners. teachers were given their grant money a couple of weeks ago and HEF will follow up in August to show the amazing projects that were funded. Congratulations to Scott Fitterer and Sandra Clark from Bradshaw Mountain High School, Katie Taylor […]

Lincoln Elementary Garden Achieves Certified Status

On May 7th, Prescott Unified School District extended congratulations to Lincoln Elementary School in the development with the schools garden. The Lincoln garden has officially been recognized as a School Certified Garden. This means the school is now certified to serve its garden produce in the Lincoln School Cafeteria! Getting the garden to a certified status was an extensive process, […]

Yavapai College District Governing Board to Hold Annual Budget Hearing

Meeting will be held virtually; Public Invited to Attend

The Yavapai College District Governing Board (DGB) will hold its annual budget hearing, budget adoption and its regular monthly meeting, virtually, on Tuesday May 12, at 1:00 p.m. for consideration of the proposed Yavapai College budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The College is not seeking an increase in property tax levy for the upcoming fiscal year. The College is […]

Embry-Riddle Community Supports Students During COVID-19 Pandemic

Embry-Riddle alumni, faculty, staff, parents, trustees and friends have united to assist students hit hard financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than $137,000 has been contributed to the university’s Eagles Care Student Emergency Assistance Fund by more than 200 donors to help students in need of critical support at Embry-Riddle’s residential and Worldwide campuses. “We have been so proud of […]

Yavapai College Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Yavapai College is pleased to announce that it will release its 2020 Commencement ceremony virtually on Saturday, May 9 on the College’s website. The ceremony will honor 1,470 candidates from the entire college district in one comprehensive presentation. The ceremony will be available beginning at 10 a.m., and because the ceremony is virtual, it can be viewed at any day […]

Teacher Appreciation Week- PUSD Wants Your Stories

Today PUSD is continuing to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with Teaching Tuesday. Share something a teacher taught you that stuck with you. Perhaps it was a moment they took to explain a concept in a way that stuck. Maybe it was a technique used to make a lesson interesting. Did they play a game or unite a class? What was […]

ADOT Kids: Art and Answers to Your Bridge Questions!


We’re excited that so many kids wanted to learn more about bridges and also that so many of your shared your bridge drawings with us! We’ve already explained some of the work that goes into designing, building and maintaining bridges, and then we asked you to share questions you have about bridges. And you had lots of great questions! The […]

Coyote Springs Elementary Celebrates with a Drive Through Promotion!

It's a promotion parade and you are invited!!

On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 9:00 am, Coyote Springs Elementary School is Celebrating the Kindergarten and 6th Grade Promotion, Drive Through Style!  Everyone is invited to line the parade route to cheer on the children as they are promoted from Kindergarten. Information for Parents Parents, the parade will start in the front parking lot at Coyote Springs Elementary and […]

Embry- Riddle Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2020!

ERAU Prescott Class of Spring, 2020  Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus congratulates its largest graduating class in campus history! The graduating class includes 457 graduates – 443 of whom are earning a bachelor’s degree and 14 completing master’s programs. Included in that are 29 cadets from the Air Force ROTC and 12 cadets from the Army ROTC, each of whom received military […]

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Governor Ducey And Superintendent Hoffman Celebrate National School Lunch Hero Day

Governor Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman are honoring school nutrition specialists and school lunch workers across the state for their hard work to keep Arizona’s children fed all-year-round, especially during school closures. To honor the important work of these frontline employees, Governor Ducey proclaimed today “School Lunch Hero Day” across Arizona. “School nutrition specialists and lunch […]

Coyote Spring Elementary Leading the Way in K-6 Personalized Learning

On April 22nd the Humboldt Unified School District approved a contract between Coyote Springs Elementary School (CSES) and Altitude Learning for the 2020-2021 school year. Coyote Springs Elementary School has announced a new partnership with Altitude Learning, a San Francisco-based education company that works with schools across the country to modernize their education models and prepare students for the future. […]

HUSD Superintendent: Get to Know the Final Two Candidates

The Humboldt Unified School District is proud to announce the two finalist candidates for the District Superintendent position. On April 22nd during a scheduled special meeting the HUSD governing Board unanimously chose Mr. Lance Huffman and Mr. John Pothast as the final two candidates in the superintendent search. Mr. Huffman comes from the Bellingham, Washington area and Mr. Pothast comes […]

Yavapai College Honors 2020 Prescott Campus Alumnus of the Year

Yavapai College is honoring one of its own this year – a 1981 graduate whose love for people and zeal for higher education shows in every step of her working day. For her kindness, enthusiasm, and dedication to the students she serves, Yavapai College proudly names Financial Aid Advisor, Kelly O’Brien as its 2020 Prescott Campus Alumnus of the Year. For […]

Humboldt Unified School District Narrows Selection for New Superintendent

The Humboldt Unified School District is proud to announce the two finalist candidates for the District Superintendent position. On April 22nd during a scheduled special meeting the HUSD governing Board unanimously chose Mr. Lance Huffman and Mr. John Pothast as the final two candidates in the superintendent search. Mr. Huffman comes from the Bellingham, Washington area and Mr. Pothast comes […]

HUSD Announces Arizona’s Children Association’s Kinder Prep Offered Online

Do you have a student starting kindergarten next year? Were you signed up for the amazing kinder readiness programs at your school? Humboldt Unified School District is proud to share that Arizona’s Children Association will be hosting virtual lessons online. Kinder Prep Online is a free interactive parent-child workshop that focuses on inexpensive at-home activities known to encourage brain development […]

Yavapai College to Invest Nearly $2.4 Million from CARES Act into Scholarships, Student Emergency Fund& Online Learning Infrastructure

Prescott, AZ – Yavapai College has announced that it will invest its nearly $2.4 million awarded from the CARES Act to scholarship money for returning students, the YC student emergency fund and to support its online learning infrastructure. Half of the money, or nearly $1.2 million, in federal stimulus dollars awarded to the College, will be distributed directly to returning YC […]

Prescott Unified School District Looking for Pictures and Support

Prescott Unified School District is looking for help to celebrate the Graduating Class of 2020. Prescott High School is looking to make a video filled with messages of congratulations for the seniors. If you are a student, parent, teacher, administrator, grandparent, alum, business owner, community member or a PHS Badger fan, let the PHS graduating seniors hear from you. Prescott […]

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Reads to Kids

Deputy Scott Reed of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office went online to share a reading of “Jonathan James and the Whatif Monster.” This book has a great message for kids and is a fun read for them to enjoy. With a special appearance by the Whatif Monster and Deputy Do-Right, this is a fun activity and learning opportunity for your […]

HEF Carm Staker Student Scholarship Open for Student Application

Bradshaw Mountain High School Students, Apply Today!

The Humboldt Education Foundation (HEF) Carm Staker Student Scholarship is awarded each year to an outstanding Bradshaw Mountain High School graduating senior. The scholarship award is open specifically to all graduating Seniors at Bradshaw Mountain High School. To be eligible for the scholarship applicants must: Have a GPA of 3.2 or higher Submit a written essay Submit unofficial transcripts to […]

Yavapai College Spring Juried Student Exhibition 2020

Yavapai College Announced the Spring Juried Student Exhibition 2020 will be hosted entirely online through the new YC Prescott Art Gallery Website. Running April 11 through May 9, 2020, the Spring Juried Student Exhibition will highlight the best of Yavapai College students’ artwork. The exhibit is adjudicated this semester by alum Jeff Lowry, an adjunct professor of illustration, animation, and […]

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Pandemic School Meal Replacement Benefits to be Provided To Nearly 600,000 Children

Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) announced today the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) authorized DES to provide Arizona P-EBT Pandemic School Meal Replacement Benefits to households with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. There are nearly 600,000 students receiving free or reduced-price school meals in Arizona, including 186,000 students […]

RWOP Awards $20,000 to 10 Scholarship Winners

Due to the generous Republican Women of Prescott (RWOP) fundraising efforts and the overwhelming success of the 2019 Big Event Speaker Mike Huckabee, along with the Joseph and Peg Rhodes Scholarship Endowment, RWOP had an unprecedented budget of $20,000 for their 2020 Scholarship Program. Republican Women of Prescott awarded 10 scholarship winners a total of $20,000. The awards normally are […]

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Declare Yavapai County Teachers’ Week

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors has declared April 20th-26th as Yavapai County Teachers’ Week to honor all teachers in Yavapai County. and to encourage all citizens of Yavapai County to reflect upon the importance of dedicated educators to the continued success of our county, state, and nation. Our teachers have been working hard to work with students in this […]

Ace Hardware Steps up to Help Humboldt Unified School District

Humboldt Unified School District has been using over 7000 bags each week during their COVID-19 meal program and ran into an issue when their distributor ran out of bags. Prescott Valley Ace Hardware stepped up and answered HUSD’s call for help and donated 48,000 bags to the school district totaling $1000 worth of bags to the program. HUSD expressed their […]

Prescott Valley School is Enrolling Now

Prescott Valley School is a K-8 accredited and highly performing public charter school located at 9500 E. Lorna Ln, Prescott Valley. Founded in 2002, Prescott Valley School started with a simple vision to help the youth of Northern Arizona succeed! Since that time, they have seen hundreds of students graduate from the school and succeed in their next level of […]

A Message from PUSD Superintendent, Joe Howard

Prescott Unified School District Superintendent, Joe Howard took a few minutes to report updates and details regarding the district and plans in action for learning. In the video, Howard covered several topics including the following: Motto shift: Every Child, Every Day, Everywhere Meaning, the district intends to continue providing a high level of teaching no matter where students are. If […]

As Collegiate Esports Explode, Grand Canyon Remains Front-runner


Hidden within the exploding global esports movement lies Grand Canyon’s burgeoning program, headed by athletic esports coordinator, Albert Lee. GCU has emerged as one of the premier universities in the country housing esports, offering a diverse set of games in the competitive scene and being one of the first schools to offer scholarships for players. The program also boasts one […]

Yavapai County Teacher of the Year Nominee – Marcy Boone

Prescott Unified School District is very proud to congratulate another fantastic PUSD teacher who has been nominated as the Yavapai County Teacher Of the Year! After graduating from PHS, Marcy began attending college following the wisdom her grandfather shared, “Find something you love and figure out a way to get paid for it.” She volunteered over 260 hours in the […]

Appointment Made to Seligman Unified School District Governing Board

Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Smiley to the Mountain Institute Career and Technology Education District Governing Board, to represent Seligman Unified School District. The appointment was effective April 8, 2020, and will expire on December 31, 2020. Mr. Smiley indicated he will run for this seat in the 2020 election cycle. The […]

Donate to Primavera School for Tax Credits

Primavera School provides high-quality early childhood and elementary education preparing children for the future as life-long learners. The diverse learning environment promotes tolerance, respect, and sensitivity to differences; encourages high academic standards, teaches a progressive curriculum, maintains a small classroom setting where individual needs can be met. Primavera School works hard to maintain its level of scholarship assistance for deserving […]

Yavapai College Adds New Classes to Online Summer Schedule

Registration for Classes Now Open

Yavapai College has added a number of new classes to its summer semester online course offerings. Registration for the summer semester is now open with classes beginning on June 1. On March 27, the College announced that all summer classes would be offered fully online when the semester begins. The decision was made in an effort to protect the health […]

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HUSD Superintendent Dan Streeter Reaches out to Parents/Guardians and Students


Earlier this week, Governor Doug Ducey and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced the extension of Arizona school closures through the end of the school year. While we have been planning and preparing for an extended closure, the physical closing of our schools and district offices for the remainder of the year is difficult for all of us […]

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PUSD Superintendent’s Blog: School Closures, Grading Parameters, and More


Hello PUSD Families- I know you are receiving lots of emails and information as this COVID-19 Virus creates a new reality for all of us. Most likely, you have heard that all public schools in Arizona will be closed for the remainder of the calendar school year, but will still be operating through distance learning. We realize that this is […]

Yavapai College Summer Classes Offered Fully Online; Registration Begins April 6th

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Yavapai College has announced that all summer classes will be offered fully online when the semester begins June 1, 2020. The decision was made in an effort to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and the college community. Registration for summer classes opens on April 6, and can be done fully […]


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