Dozens of students at Coyote Canyon Elementary School in Bullhead City put on a parade Thursday afternoon to celebrate the school’s 20th anniversary. Dr. Carolyn Stewart, the school’s first principal served as the parade’s Grand Marshal. The kids paraded around the campus while other students, parents, school faculty and others cheered them on. Coyote Canyon opened its doors on Aug. 21, 1995 to almost 700 students. The school was built to alleviate overcrowding at neighboringDesert Valley School. Both schools served as the main campuses for elementary school students in Bullhead City’s Riviera, Holiday Shoresand Riverbend neighborhoods. Unlike most schools, Coyote Canyon was opened to only kindergarten, first and second grade students. Today, the school has a little more than 600 students from preschool through fifth grade. There is one current teacher who attended Coyote Canyon as a student in 1995. Ms. Grecia Galaviz is a fourth grade teacher at the school. According to principal Buffy Moreno, Galaviz often pulls out pictures and videos from her time as a student at the school. Moreno says, Ms. Galaviz is a great example to the students who attend the school now, showing them that even they can grow up to be someone as important as a teacher.
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