News at STAR School

School Closure 

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Arizona Trails Community Partner Award

This award was presented to STAR School in recognition of our support of the Seeds of Stewardship program, specifically providing guidance on culturally responsive teachings, perspectives, and knowledge sharing. Arizona Trails educators have learned much through working with STAR School and participating in our community events, and this has enhanced each and every one of Arizona Trails school partnerships across Northern Arizona.

The award is listed on the ATA's website, and appeared in print in the 2024 Annual Report. In the past seven years, only one other school in Arizona has received such an award.

Valentines Day

Join us for Valentine's Day Bingo at 6 pm on February 14th!

Parent Meeting

We will have our 3rd Quarter Parent meeting on January 18th at 5.30 pm. Dinner will be provided. Agenda items: School Climate Grant updated, PBIS Behaviour System, counseling system, safety updates. We hope to all see you there!

Winter Program

Families are cordially invited to STAR School Winter Program on Thursday December 14th at 6 pm at the gymnasium.

World Kindness Week

Next week is World Kindness Week, kicking off on Monday, November 13th, which is World Kindness Day. Naat'aanii will be setting up a Wall of Kindness Poster in the gym for students to engage with next week where they can add sticky notes with kind thoughts and stickers for the younger students to add. We will also have coloring pages for students to take from a table we will set up in the gym near the kindness wall for students to color and share as an act of kindness or hang up in the gym to spread kindness. 

Parent Teacher Conference

STAR School will have parent teacher conference the first week of November. Please contact your child's teacher to set up a time to meet up.

Parent Meeting

Join us for 2nd Quarter Parent Meeting on Thursday, October 26th at 5.30 in the gym. We are looking forward to seeing you there. Dinner will be served as well.

We also are having a Halloween Bingo and Cakewalk on Friday, 27th for our 8th grade class!

Wellness Walk

STAR School is having a wellness walk just before we head into fall break next week, Thursday, Sept 21st.

Harvest Festival

STAR School is celebrating Harbest Festival 2023. Please join us on September, 7th for the community feast at 5.30 pm in our gym.

Fall Parent Meeting

STAR School will hold the first parent meeting for the school year 2023/24 on August 24th 2023 from 5.30 to 7 pm in our STAR Gymnasium. Please join us for news, school updates, harvest festival planning and much more. Dinner will be served!


STAR School has earned system accreditation by Cognia™, a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts, and education service providers. Cognia, formerly AdvancED, nationally recognizes districts that meet rigorous standards that focus on productive learning environments, equitable resource allocation that meet the needs of learners, and effective leadership. Earning accreditation from the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission means that the system and all of its schools are accredited, and that STAR School is recognized across the nation as a school system that meets Cognia Standards of Quality, and maintains a commitment to continuous improvement.


Come and grill with us at STAR School this Sunday as a kick-off to the new school year. Get to know your child's teacher and our stuff, tour the campus and enjoy some food.

Field Trips and Field Day

All of our students have been going on end of the year field trips. These are busy last school weeks here at STAR School. Our first, second and third graders went to Lowell Observatory today. So much to learn about nitrogen, outer space and the solar system. We also had our Field Day at Fox Glenn Park on May 16th with lots of fun activities.

Monday Morning Meetings

Every month STAR School has a Monday Morning meeting to share news and come together as a community. Today was the last meeting for this school year. What a beautiful day and place to start the week!

Solar Systems and Food

Join this free and open to the publick workshop on Solar Systems and healthy food - cooking workshop.

The Wisdom of the Wolf

The Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project is bringing to The STAR School, this Friday, March 31, 2023 at 9am in the Gymnasium, storyteller and folklorist Ms. Sunny Dooley who will share the traditional Navajo winter story about leadership, and the wisdom of the wolf (Mai Tso). Appropriate for all ages, this Diné/Navajo tale shares culturally grounded lessons of leadership and demonstrates that nature is a powerful teacher for humankind. 

Mountain Biking

STAR school is happy to announce its partnership with Flagstaff Youth Riders and bringing a mountain biking club to our middle school students. Brand new mountain bikes will be provided to those who would like to join the club, as well as all necessary safety equipment. This after school program will be coached and supervised by Nurse Dan. If you have any questions please reach out to him 

Parent Teacher Conferences

We will have Parent-Teacher conferences March 8th, 9th and 10th 2023

Time for Change

Hannah and Nariyah, both 13, are two young changemakers. Alberta is a Diné (Navajo People) educator who teaches art and service learning to grades 3 to 8, with a focus on setting up students to be confident, lifelong changemakers working to improve their community. 

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North Leupp Farm Tour

Join the tour of North Leupp Family Farms, an off grid cooperative farm on the Navajo Nation: Feburary 4th 2023 12-1 pm

Winter Program and Spirit Week

Join us for cookies and hot cocoa as well as hot navajo tea on Thursday, December 15th at 6 pm at STAR school.

Flu Vaccine

Flu Vaccines available for the community and STAR students on 12/15 from 3.30 pm

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School Letter Grade B

The Arizona State Board of Education has released the 2021-2022 A-F School Letter Grades for all public schools statewide. This accountability system measures year to year student academic growth, proficiency in English language arts, math and science, academic achievement of English learners, and indicators for college and career readiness. STAR School is excited to announce that we have been awarded the school letter grade “B”, which means the following:

 B (highly performing) - High performance on statewide assessment and/or significant student growth and/or higher four-year graduation rates and/or moving students to proficiency at a higher rate than the state average.

Fresh Fruit / Veggies


STAR School is participating in the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) this academic year! Each week, students will receive two fresh fruit and vegetable snacks in the classroom with a short nutrition education lesson.  

Corn Harvest


Today 8th grade Service, kindergarten, and 3rd grade Diné Language class harvested the corn from the summer camp. They all did such a wonderful job and  are looking forward to the yummy treats ahead. 

Halloween Spirit Week

Next week is our Spirit Week and we look forward to seeing your crazy hair, your fanciest PJs and your funniest hats!

Camp Intervention Week

Here are a few pictures from our recent Hall of Fame Camp Intervention Week (STEM Projects). Camp Intervention is a project week for kids grade K-6. It's confidence-boosting STEM camp where kids build creative inventions and lasting friendships. Led by qualified local educators, those camps offer new and exciting hands-on activities every year. 

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Wellness Walk in October

Our school will have the second wellness walk of the school year this Friday. We all look forward to some nature time.

Heritage Week and Harvest Festival

Join us for heritage week! We look forward to seeing all students and staff dressed up and celebrating our Harvest Festival on Thursday, September 15th with our community!

Parent Meeting

NEWS - we are sorry to let you know we have to cancel the parent meeting tonight due to an emergency water shortage today. We will reschedule and let you know the new date. We apologize for any inconveniences. 

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Wellness Walk in August

We will have our first wellness walk of the year end of August. We look forward to walking together!

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Affordable Connectivity Program

The Arizona Department of Education Health and Nutrition Services is sharing a flyer regarding the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) from Common Sense, available in both English and Spanish. The ACP aims to lower household internet costs for families who are approved to receive free or reduced-price meals under the NSLP and SBP. 

Kick off the new Year!

STAR School will host a Kick-off cook out to celebrate the new school year. Come and meet your child's teacher, tour the school and enjoy a tasty dinner! We look forward to seeing you!

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Food Box Program

Star School offers free food boxes on the first Friday of every month. Star School is located at 145 Leupp Road, 20 miles north east of Flagstaff, Arizona. (Photos/Star School)

Originally Published: January 18, 2022 10:01 a.m. Navajo/Hopi Observer

LEUPP, Ariz. — STAR School is expanding its food box program.

“We are not only serving our students and families but also invite the community to stop by and pick up a food box along with fresh groceries if they feel in need”, said Natalie Morawietz, food box program coordinator at STAR School.

Every first Friday of the month, community members are invited to stop by on their way from or to Flagstaff and pick up food. The only requirement is a valid ID to show proof of Arizona residency. Food Boxes can be picked up between 12-5 p.m. and are available until supplies last. 

STAR School is also growing four corner potatoes and other native vegetables. During harvest times those crops and vegetables will be included in the food distribution program.