Tag: Hopi High School

Hopi High principal rallies parents to stand behind students

Hopi High principal rallies parents to stand behind students

| September 5, 2018

Hopi High School Principal Lynn Fredericks told parents during an open house Aug. 14 that they are VIPs: Very Important People and Very Important Parents.

“This is your school,” she said.

Fredericks spoke about how Hopi High School was built for the purpose of providing a safe and healthy learning environment to the students in this community.

Fredericks said she would like to see more parent involvement and hear ideas from them about how the school could be improved.

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Talia White of Santa Fe’s IAIA shares art opportunities with Hopi students. See more education stories here

Talia White of Santa Fe’s IAIA shares art opportunities with Hopi students. See more education stories here

| May 2, 2018

Talia White, spokeswoman for the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, recently visited Hopi High to tell the students about their art school.

White said IAIA offers a unique experience because it has an emphasis on indigenous cultures.

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Tuba City senior receives full ride scholarship to Dartmouth. See more education news here

Tuba City senior receives full ride scholarship to Dartmouth. See more education news here

| April 18, 2018

Kayleigh Paddock, a senior at Tuba City High School (TCHS), received a full ride scholarship to Dartmouth University, located in Hanover, New Hampshire; she is also a finalist for the Wells Fargo Academic Leadership Fellowship Scholarship.

Paddock, a member of the Navajo Nation, is the daughter of Alverna and Augustine Paddock.

Each year TCHS produces a number of high school seniors who receive full academic and sport scholarships to a variety of universities including Ivy League colleges, which are seen as the most difficult to enter.

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Tuba City Junior High yields six winners at Navajo Nation Science Fair. See more education stories here

Tuba City Junior High yields six winners at Navajo Nation Science Fair. See more education stories here

| March 28, 2018

Six Tuba City Junior High School students took home prizes from the Navajo Nation Science Fair March 1 in Churchrock, New Mexico, two placed first.

Students from across the Navajo Nation in both Arizona and New Mexico competed for top honors and prizes and the opportunity to represent their communities at the state level competition March 22-23 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Tuba City transportation blesses families on school bus routes. See more education stories here

Tuba City transportation blesses families on school bus routes. See more education stories here

| November 29, 2017

For the 10th year, Tuba City Unified School District (TCUSD) transportation staff coordinated to draw names for five families to receive a special turkey meal kit the week before Thanksgiving.

The names were given in coordination with Orson Bigman, head bus driver and Arnold Begay, acting transportation coordinator, who took the name of one family on each of the 13 regular bus routes. The names were then put into a hat and five names were drawn at random.

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Navajo bilingual proficiency for students essential. See more education stories here

Navajo bilingual proficiency for students essential. See more education stories here

| October 4, 2017

By Patt Carr • Navajo-Hopi Observer FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Educators and parents from across the Navajo Nation convened in Flagstaff for the 5th annual Johnson-O’Malley (JOM) Subcontractors Conference. The conference was held in the High Country Conference Center at Northern Arizona University. Johnson-O’Malley is a federally funded program that supplements regular standard educational programs to address […]

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Native American Composers Apprenticeship Program returns to Tuba City High. See more education stories here

Native American Composers Apprenticeship Program returns to Tuba City High. See more education stories here

| September 27, 2017

Founded in 2001 by the Grand Canyon Music Festival, the NACAP (Native American Composers Apprenticeship Program) has had overwhelming success as the only Native music composer program for high school aged American Indian students in the nation.

Since that time, two major art awards have been bestowed upon the NACAP program. 

The Arizona Governor’s Arts Award for Arts in Education, and a major, national high visibility award from the National Arts and Humanities Youth Arts Award was presented to the NACAP and Grand Canyon Music Festival artistic Director Clare Hoffman by former first lady Michelle Obama in 2011.

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Tuba City seniors take home top honors at skills competition. See more Navajo Hopi-Observer education stories here

Tuba City seniors take home top honors at skills competition. See more Navajo Hopi-Observer education stories here

| April 26, 2017

Tuba City High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director Woody Begay beamed with pride as his students took top honors for welding, digital photography, carpentry and job skills at the annual Native skills competition held in Chinle.

Two of the students are under the direct mentorship of Maria Goatcher, director of the Tuba City High School ‘s dual enrollment program partnership with Coconino Community College in Flagstaff, Arizona, for early childhood development.

Two of Goatcher’s advanced ECE students, Glenice Pesodas and Kristina Blackhair, both seniors at Tuba City High School, took first place in the job skills— demonstration category.

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Hopi High media students take inside look at college media programs

Hopi High media students take inside look at college media programs

| March 22, 2017

Nine Hopi High media students learned about college media programs while attending the Arizona Latino Media Association (ALMA) Conference at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication March 3.

They also visited the media programs at Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona during the three days.

At NAU, Professor Toni Deaztlan led the students through the communications department before a tour of the campus. The Hopi High students viewed a live NAZ TV news broadcast, visited KJAK radio and spoke with editors at NAU’s Lumberjack newspaper.

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Tuba City graduate takes aim at helping students. See more Navajo Hopi-Observer education stories here

Tuba City graduate takes aim at helping students. See more Navajo Hopi-Observer education stories here

| March 1, 2017

Jamie Roe is making strides in the specialized field of education by working with and teaching students who have dyslexia, ADHD and ADD at Sharp Academy in Texas.

Roe is the daughter of Tuba City District administrators Sandra Roe and Jamie Roe. Sandra Rod is the Exceptional Students Services director at Tuba City Unified School District (TCUSD) and her father, Jamie is the long time athletic director at the school.

Roe, is from the Cherokee Nation but was born and raised in Tuba City. Her parents have worked at Hopi High School on the Hopi Reservation and at Tuba City School District, where they have worked for more than 20 years as administrators.

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