Tag: Navajo-Hopi Observer

Poleyestewa joins ranks at Hopi Jr./Sr. High, looking to make difference

| January 4, 2017
Poleyestewa joins ranks at Hopi Jr./Sr. High, looking to make difference

Laurel Poleyestewa, who will take her seat on the Hopi Jr/Sr High School (HJSHS) Governing Board in January, said she wants to make sure the school has a curriculum, make sure that the teachers are certified and see how the budget relates to students’ needs.

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Tuba City High student athletes honored at Navajo Times All Star sports event. See more Navajo Hopi-Observer education stories here

| December 28, 2016
Tuba City High student athletes honored at Navajo Times All Star sports event. See more Navajo Hopi-Observer education stories here

Outstanding student athletes from Tuba City High School recently won recognition and were listed in the Navajo Times All Star fall sports roster for 2016 in the area of football, cross country and volleyball.

The reservation-wide sports event, which included athletes from Hopi and New Mexico reservation area high schools was held Dec. 5 in Shiprock, New Mexico at the Phil Thomas Performing Arts Center with specialguest presenter Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez.

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Tuba City Jr. High students make perfect attendance list. See more Navajo Hopi-Observer education stories here

| December 7, 2016
Tuba City Jr. High students make perfect attendance list. See more Navajo Hopi-Observer education stories here

Perfect attendance is one of the most admirable qualities future employers and organizations look for in their employees or volunteers.

Perfect attendance takes dedication, a daily willingness to get to the job or school site and stay on top of the work.

Tuba City Junior High Principal Dr. Melissa Bilagody was proud to recognize students who made this special list. Students with perfect attendance needed to be at school every single school calendar day for the fall semester.

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Hopi veterans honored for second year by Hopi Jr./Sr. High students

| November 30, 2016
Hopi veterans honored for second year by Hopi Jr./Sr. High students

Seventeen Hopi Jr/Sr High School teachers and staff who served as veterans were honored Nov. 10 during a schoolwide assembly hosted by the school’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC).

This is the second year for the event, which was created by Hopi High Junior ROTC instructor Sgt. Joe Deleon. Seventeen cadets served as presenters to the 17 staff members. Five Junior ROTC members provided the color guard and five other cadets worked with the military flags.

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Tuba City Junior High announces fall semester Honor Roll

| November 23, 2016
Tuba City Junior High announces fall semester Honor Roll

Tuba City Junior High Principal, Dr. Melissa Bilagody announced the final list of junior high students who made the A Honor Roll listing.

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New royalty crowned at Tuba City Primary School

| November 16, 2016
New royalty crowned at Tuba City Primary School

Each year, Tuba City Primary holds several grade level pageants for new princess royalty to represent their school in local and public community events in Tuba City and beyond.

These special princesses must exhibit good grades, kindness, knowledge of traditions and must set positive role-modeling citizenship example during their reign as a school princess.

This year, Tuba City Primary was especially pleased to announce their winners in the kindergarten and lower and upper elementary contests.

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Tuba City students climb to new heights. See more Navajo Hopi-Observer education stories here

| November 9, 2016
Tuba City students climb to new heights. See more Navajo Hopi-Observer education stories here

With some essential programs and classes, Tuba City High School students get early training and college certification, enabling them to apply for jobs quickly after college graduation with confidence and hands-on skills.

The Early Childhood Education Program and construction career classes at the high school allow students to prepare early for college with a full time career and industry standard certification in the child development profession and construction industry through Coconino Community College (CCC).

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College fair offers glimpse into the future for Hopi High’s juniors and seniors

| October 19, 2016
College fair offers glimpse into the future for Hopi High’s juniors and seniors

Hopi High School held a college fair Oct. 7 in the school’s gym to let juniors and seniors know about future possibilities for them after they graduate, including starting an application for college.

Dushon Monongye, academic counselor for the sophomores, juniors and seniors, said the event went great.

“This allows the students to think about pathways after high school. Some have thought about it and some don’t discuss it at home,” she said.

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Navajo, feds sign agreement giving tribe greater control over schools. See more Navajo Hopi-Observer education stories here

| October 5, 2016
Navajo, feds sign agreement giving tribe greater control over schools. See more Navajo Hopi-Observer education stories here

Federal officials signed an agreement with Navajo leaders Sept. 27 giving the tribe the authority to implement a single set of standards, assessments and accountability measures for tribal schools that are scattered over three states.

Before the agreement between Navajo officials and the secretaries of Education and the Interior, the tribe’s 66 Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools were subject to regulation by Arizona, New Mexico, Utah or the BIE.

“You’re not dealing with the complexities of three different states and three different sets of rules as you take on how to instill a great education … that honors the rich culture and language of the Navajo Nation,” Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said at the signing ceremony.

Jewell said that has not always been the “case over the hundreds of years of education that was done to you, as opposed to with you.”

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Early Childhood Development program at Tuba City High a pathway to success

| August 31, 2016
Early Childhood Development program at Tuba City High a pathway to success

The Early Childhood Education Program at Tuba City High School is a rigorous program that provides Tuba City High students with the opportunity to prepare early for college, get ready for a full time career and get industry standard certification in the child development profession.

Catrina Herbert, a highly qualified Early Childhood Education (ECE) instructor and her classroom assistant Wenona Adams have developed a state-of-the-art Child Development Occupational lab facility located in Tuba City High School to offer students hands-on, work-based experiences to master program competencies.

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