New administrator would have ‘strong focus on curriculum and instruction’
With a 4-to-0 vote, the district’s governing board voted Tuesday to support Gee’s plan to hire a second assistant principal for the school, a person who would complement Allen Mitchell, the school’s assistant principal and dean of students.
Today the Camp Verde resident is 93 and a bit of a firecracker, no holds barred as they say. But it wasn’t always that way, she said.
According to Camp Verde Elementary Principal Britta Booth, 52 teams have signed up for this year’s event, scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday in the school’s gymnasium.
The purpose of the plat is to provide “complete detail and engineering design for compliance” with the town’s subdivision regulations and for construction of improvements “that meet or exceed the town standards,” according to council’s March 20 agenda packet.
Wednesday, council could approve the abatement of one such building, a single-family manufactured home located on Clear Creek Drive in the Verde Lakes community.
Teaching the CNA program at Valley Academy for the past three years, Karen Amoscato is “passionate about the nursing profession and her students,” says Bob Weir, Valley Academy superintendent.
Thursday, the Arizona State Senate floor voted 17-13 to pass SB 1073, the bill that could lend ease to efforts to consolidate the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and the Mingus Union school districts.
Arizona Revised Statute 16-1019 says it’s a class 2 misdemeanor to remove, cover or alter in any way a political campaign sign. But the statute says nothing about prohibiting such signs.
A few years ago when Oscar Berrelez retired from the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office, he took up professional residence at the Yavapai College Police Department.
Tuesday, the Mingus Union School Board could approve the high school’s 2019-2020 calendar.
One-day Cornfest, hiring of recreation leader part of department’s plan
One of the town’s signature events, Cornfest will be back in 2019, Camp Verde Parks and Recreation Division Manager Mike Marshall has said time and time again since he first proposed that his department take on the responsibility of manning the town’s big events.
Tuesday, the Camp Verde School Board decided against using Arizona Online Instruction as a supplement to its South Verde High School programming
Wednesday, the State’s Committee of the Whole passed SB 1073, just 24 hours after the Senate Rules Committee passed the bill with Proper for Consideration status.
CAMP VERDE – South Verde High School was not supposed to be the same as Camp Verde High School.
When Opportunity Knocks: New Camp Verde zoning classification creates perfect opportunity for Verde Valley realtor
CAMP VERDE – A conversation last year with Camp Verde’s director of economic development inspired a local realtor to capitalize on the town’s Opportunity Zone status.
CAMP VERDE – On March 6, the Camp Verde Town Council unanimously voted to enter a 25-year agreement to lease 35.81 acres to the Camp Verde Arena Association for its plans of a rodeo facility.
CLARKDALE – Through March 31, Yavapai College will accept applicants to participate in the school’s first Emerging Winemakers Competition and Symposium.
CAMP VERDE – When the curtain lowers on this year’s Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival, Camp Verde Promotions will no longer be promoting Camp Verde’s signature events.
John Smoley offers first-time home buyer’s class at Camp Verde Library
John Smoley, of NRL Mortgage, will present a no-cost first-time buyer class at the Camp Verde Community Library from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16 and again and on April 22 from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m.
In November, Arizona Department of Transportation announced that it would complete its $62 million SR 260 road widening and improvement project in spring 2019 because of a colder, wetter October that had not been anticipated.
Not only is this the school’s first year offering K-8 instruction, but Thurner recently was nominated for the county’s Teacher of the Year award in the first-year category.
Camp Verdeans have plenty to celebrate each year, with various community events such as the Buffalo Soldiers, History of the Soldier, Parade of Lights and Candlelight Tours, to name a few.
Camp Verde Parks & Recreation will continue its Friday programming with “Fun, Fitness and Outdoor Sports.
Yavapai College is in the business of creating opportunities for its students so they can live better lives.
Setting policies for funding elections for member districts, the Forest Fee Management Association Board effectively said that if voters are to decide in November whether the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Mingus Union school districts should consolidate, that taxpayers would pay for the privilege.
Rain, snow cause damage to diversion dam, primary ditch
CAMP VERDE – Al Dupuy said Wednesday that damages sustained to the Verde Ditch’s diversion dam and primary ditch could cost more than $40,000.
Creating specialties such as albondigas, Spanish rice and chicken tacos, the ninth annual Future Chefs Challenge was an opportunity for six Cottonwood-Oak Creek students to compete for prizes and bragging rights.
COTTONWOOD – It used to be that Mingus Union School Board members could only be reached by phone or personal email.
CAMP VERDE – Friends of the Verde River has announced on its website that it has cancelled this year’s Verde River Runoff “due to extreme flows on the Verde River since the beginning of 2019.”
CAMP VERDE – Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council could agree to enter a 25-year agreement to lease 35.81 acres to the Camp Verde Arena Association for its plans of a rodeo facility.
COTTONWOOD – Cottonwood-Oak Creek nominated nine of its district’s educators for the county’s annual Teacher of the Year awards.
CLARKDALE – Respect is a valued commodity in Erica Allred’s classroom.
COTTONWOOD – One teacher represents her school’s parent-teacher organization and facilitates the school’s Teachers as Readers program.
Working second job keeps Camp Verde educator from chance to be Teacher of the Year
CAMP VERDE – It was while studying Spanish in high school that Katy Potter decided that she wanted to become a teacher.
COTTONWOOD – Monday’s annual retreat for the Mingus Union School Board will provide an overview of the school district, establish procedures for communication and provide board members an opportunity to gather input, according to Genie Gee, Mingus Union’s principal and acting superintendent.
CAMP VERDE – Because of the most recent rain and snow storms in the Verde Valley, the Yavapai-Apache Nation has rescheduled its annual Exodus Day commemoration event for Saturday, March 23.
COTTONWOOD – The Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for a study session to discuss school year 2019-2020 plans for the Cottonwood Educational Services campus, the campus that used to be known as Cottonwood Elementary School.
CLARKDALE – Shortly after commencements in early May, Yavapai College will begin what is expected to be a one-year project to remodel the career and technical education building on the Verde campus.
Building L was originally touted as the Northern Arizona Regional Skill Center and intended to draw from a multiple county service area to provide CTE and work-based programs.
CLARKDALE – Students do not care how much the teacher knows, until they know how much the teacher cares.
COTTONWOOD – A year ago, Mingus Union leadership decided that a one-week scheduling block for AzMERIT testing would “reduce testing fatigue,” Genie Gee said last August.
COTTONWOOD – As Camp Verde High School’s principal a few years ago, Bob Weir worked with retired firefighter and paramedic Steve Darby.
VERDE VALLEY – On a 5-to-3 vote that Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter called “a quick, rather uneventful process,” the State Senate’s Committee on Education passed SB 1073 Thursday.
COTTONWOOD – Two out of the past three years, a Mingus Union educator has been named Yavapai County Teacher of the Year.
HOLBROOK – At the Feb. 1 SkillsUSA Region 4 competition in Holbrook, four Valley Academy fire science students advanced to the next round of SkillsUSA competition with their physical agility and skills performance.
VERDE VALLEY – In what she called an “extra education meeting,” Sen. Sylvia Allen will ask the State Senate’s Committee on Education to vote Thursday on SB 1073, which would leave the canvasing of votes as interpreted in Arizona Revised Statute 15-459 so each will be counted separately.
COTTONWOOD – Several of the Verde Valley’s young people spent Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in Prescott learning about leadership and team building.
Seven construction students qualify for state competition April 12-13
HOLBROOK – Seven Valley Academy construction students qualified for SkillsUSA state competition as the Verde’s career and technical education program finished with one first place, two seconds, a sixth and a seventh place in the Feb. 1 SkillsUSA Region 4 competition at Northland Pioneer College in Holbrook.
CAMP VERDE – At about 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, a two-day 188-mile run from San Carlos will conclude as members of the Yavapai-Apache Nation will walk from Veterans Memorial Park below Cliff Castle Casino Hotel to the Yavapai-Apache Cultural Center on Middle Verde Road.
CAMP VERDE – Eva Ancira has been with Montessori Children’s House in Camp Verde since its inception in 1998. According to the school’s director, Ancira’s love of children and passion for teaching have “not diluted throughout the years.”