Wednesday, November 14, 2018

B&G clubhouse to be renamed after donor

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
The Boys and Girls Club of Bisbee will be renaming its clubhouse in honor of the woman who generously donated millions of dollars to open a local club and establish a trust fund to serve the needs of children in the community.
It all started back in 1998, when Susan Skaggs made an initial gift of $1 million to the club to purchase and renovate the 405 Arizona St. location, which was the old Phelps Dodge Mercantile store. Skaggs made another gift in 1999 of $2 million to establish a permanent trust fund to generate funds to help run the club. The trust fund generates $70,000 to $100,000 a year.
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BUSD enrollment drops

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
Enrollment within the Bisbee Unified School District continues to decline.
New enrollment figures released by BUSD Superintendent Thomas Woody show the district currently has 695 students.
At Greenway, enrollment currently stands at 252 students, including 43 kindergarteners, 31 first-graders, 52 second-graders, 35 third-graders, 39 fourth-graders and 52 fifth-graders. Lowell School’s total enrollment is 149, including 59 sixth-graders, 40 seventh-graders and 50 eighth-graders.  There are currently 290 students enrolled at Bisbee High School, including 74 ninth-graders, 70 10th-graders, 81 11th-graders and 65 ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

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