Food, fun and games abound at West Sedona School this weekend.

It will host its annual fundraising Wildcat Carnival Saturday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school, 570 Posse Ground Road.

It’s all about the beer, bratwurst and bands.

The Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks is hosting its fifth annual Red Rocks Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Posse Grounds Park. The event features traditional German celebration including area brewers showcasing their finest beers.

The students of Big Park Community School have been getting their hands dirty with paints to benefit their school.
The students’ art will be sold at the Sip and Savor auction Friday, Oct. 6, at 5:30 p.m.

Sip and Savor is the first event of Tee Up Fore Big Park, a two-part event put on by the Rotary Club of Sedona Village Satellite, will raise funds this weekend for Big Park Community School.

This year has proven to be one of the busiest fire seasons on record nationwide.

Crews from the Sedona Fire District have done their part to help battle the millions of acres that have been scorched, especially in the West. During the Sept. 20 SFD Governing Board meeting, Asst. Chief Jeff Piechura discussed the magnitude of the fires and the need for as many fire personnel as available.

At a joint school district governing boards meeting Sept. 13, superintendents and governing board members of the seven Verde Valley school districts round-table interviewed eight candidates for state superintendent of public instruction.

Sedona Red Rock High School hosted the event in its cafeteria, with Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter facilitating.

In the most contested race of the upcoming elections in November 2018, eight candidates are vying to replace Republican Diane Douglas, who has yet to announce whether she will run for reelection as state superintendent of public instruction.

The Sedona-Oak Creek School District Governing Board convened Tuesday, Sept. 12, for a work session and its usual board meeting.

During the work session, Superintendent Dave Lykins presented his goals for this school year, which is his last as the district’s superintendent. There were two: Developing a curriculum mapping process and developing a new teacher evaluation system. The district identified both projects as priorities in fall 2016, and has been working toward these goals since then.

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