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Congratulations Class of 2020!

Congratulations Class of 2020!

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...

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Superintendent’s Blog Monday 4/13/20

Superintendent’s Blog Monday 4/13/20

As we enter into our 5th week of school closures due to the COVID-19 virus, it is clear that life is very different for everyone. While going into school closure is so counter to the way we wake up and face each day in our normal lives, like everyone, the Prescott...

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School Closures, Grading Parameters, and more

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...

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Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air

All of a sudden, it is March!  We are just over a quarter away from watching our Prescott High School seniors graduate on their brand new field as the sun sets over Thumb Butte.  It is also a reflective time for the Prescott Unified School District (PUSD,) as the...

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“The time is always right to do what is right.”

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

“The time is always right to do what is right,” said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Today is a time to reflect on the bravery of standing up against oppression, and calling for change.  Strong education systems are right in line with MLK’s “Dream,” where equality reigns...

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Kids at HOPE

Kids at HOPE

Welcome to December and here’s hoping that you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday.  Of course, these next few weeks will be fun, fast and furious for the Prescott Unified School District (PUSD.)  This is such a great time of year for many of us being surrounded...

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A Community Crossroad; Keeping our Kids Safe

A Community Crossroad; Keeping our Kids Safe

  What a wonderful time of year it is with another full color fall in our town.  Halloween in Prescott is filled with fun and tradition as our neighborhoods work hard to decorate and entertain our kids for an unforgettable night of trick-or-treating.  I cannot...

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Reflecting on another great school year

Reflecting on another great school year

Summertime is a great time, in the Prescott Unified School District, to reflect on the past and get excited about the future.  This summer is no exception, and we have been busy with diving into data, adjusting goals, and orchestrating focused retreats to rededicate...

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Portrait of a Graduate … Celebrating our Students

Portrait of a Graduate … Celebrating our Students

Happy April Fools Day! As an Educator, I always hope this day lands on a weekend, but here we are on a Monday. For years, I tried to get my twins to trade classes on April fools day, but they never would do it. Good boys; they must have gotten that from their mom.No...

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PHS Students Continue to Impress

PHS Students Continue to Impress

Many of our Prescott community members saw a few weeks ago that our Prescott High School Student Council brought over 2000 people to town for the State Student Council Convention.If you didn’t read about it in the Daily Courier, you probably either saw or heard the...

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Kids at Hope Comes up Aces for PUSD

Kids at Hope Comes up Aces for PUSD

As our Prescott Unified School District (PUSD) students head back to school today after their hard earned winter break, I am excited to share with you about a community program that is a part of our quest to serve Every Child, Every Day.I will share some tips that...

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District Enrollment & Prescott’s Economy

District Enrollment & Prescott’s Economy

It is hard to believe, but Prescott Unified School District (PUSD) has completed the first quarter of the 2018-2019 school year.Last year was the first time in ten years that PUSD saw a boost in our enrollment numbers.  We were very excited about this fact and were...

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School Safety Follow-up

School Safety Follow-up

In Prescott Unified School District, we have had another fabulous start to a new school year.This is because of the amazing students, staff, families, and community that we have in Prescott. We are off and running with a relevant and rigorous academic plan, while at...

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Advice for getting ready for the new school year

Advice for getting ready for the new school year

Superintendent Joe Howard offers some advice for getting ready for the new school year:1)  Make sure you’ve had a great summer.  Whether that’s a staycation (what could be better than Prescott?) or some time away, that time together does more for our kids than you may...

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Unforgettable Couple of Weeks for Education

Unforgettable Couple of Weeks for Education

It has been an unforgettable couple of weeks for education in Arizona.Many of you may have followed our Prescott Schools compromise this week, where our schools remained open with a late start and an early delay. The plan was that teachers and community use this time...

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My Two Seniors

My Two Seniors

We have two Prescott High School seniors in our house. It’s an interesting time in life.Our twin boys Jason and Jonah are less than three months from wrapping up a K-12 career in the Prescott Unified School District (PUSD). This is full circle for me, as a Prescott...

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