SUSD News

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Girls Track Team Takes State

Congratulations to our girls track team for winning state! This is our first girls track team in the history of our high school to win state. We are very proud of our girl's hard work and determination. We would like to also thank the track team coaches for their dedication. 

female track team being recognized for successfemale track team and coaches being recognized for success
White Mountain League Sportsmanship Award

Snowflake Junior High coach and athletes received the White Mountain league sportsmanship award. Kay Solomon, assistant principal and athletics director, presented the plaque to the board. Mr. Solomon is very proud of this award. He stated not only do we have really good athletes and coaches but they are really good people and that means a lot. Many of the coaches were not available, but Michelle Davies, volleyball coach, was present to accept the award on behalf of students and coaches. Congratulations to all involved!

Mr. Solomon displaying sportsmanship awardMichelle Davies receiving sportsmanship award
Board Thanks Copperstate and Snowflake Smokehouse

At the May 10 board meeting, the board and Superintendent Merrell thanked Copperstate for their help with the teacher appreciation barbecues. They also thanked Snowflake Smokehouse BBQ for all the help and support during the school year. Mark Goodman was present to represent Copperstate, who paid $2500.00 for teacher appreciation barbecues, which fed all staff for the entire district. Kendall and Molli Bryant have supplied meals for athletic events and offered a free sandwich to teachers to show their support for education. Snowflake Smokehouse also provided the meal for the teacher appreciation barbecue. We are very grateful to both companies for supporting our school district!

Mark Goodman receiving appreciation from boardKendall and Molli Bryant receiving appreciation from board
Board Honors the Service of Retiring Teachers

At the May 10 board meeting, we honored 145 years of service! Between the six retirees, that is how many years they had served. Isn’t that incredible? 

  • Sheri Brown of Highland Primary - 39 1/2 years of service
  • Kelly Mortensen of Snowflake Intermediate - 23 years of service
  • Bruce Palmer of Snowflake High School - 20 1/2 years of service
  • Donna Porras of Snowflake Intermediate - 30 years of service
  • Lynn Smith of Highland Primary - 32 years of service

We will greatly miss each of these teachers. We thank them for their dedication to our students and wish them the very best on their new adventures.

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    Mr. Lazaro Aguilar Honored

    On Thursday, April 19, 2018, Highland Primary staff, students, and PTSO honored their custodian, Mr. Lazaro Aguilar, for his hard work. The entire school surprised Mr. Lazaro by wearing mustaches and making big signs of appreciation. The PTSO prepared a PowerPoint of the students thanking him and gave him tokens of appreciation. The principal wanted the students to know that the school would not be such a wonderful place without him. Thank you, Mr. Aguilar! 

    Mr. Aguilar being honored for all his hard work. He is holding a new t-shirt
    Governing Board Open Positions

    Snowflake Unified School District will have two governing board positions open in November 2018. Please visit the Navajo County Arizona website for complete details on how to become a governing board member.