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CORE Construction pours concrete slab for new Tuba City school Aug. 18. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

| August 24, 2016
CORE Construction pours concrete slab for new Tuba City school Aug. 18. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

The first big slab of concrete was poured Aug. 18 at the new Tuba City Unified School District (TCUSD) multi-purpose school among other progress in electrical and underground piping infrastructure.

The new school, kindergarten through fifth grade, will feature green technology building material, cloud computing capability throughout all buildings, classroom and research pods, passive and active solar concepts and tribally appropriate cultural design elements for the students who attend the school.

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Construction continues at Tuba City elementary school

| August 3, 2016
Construction continues at Tuba City elementary school

The new school at Fir and Main Streets is under construction and will feature state-of-the-art green technology, cloud computing, solar concepts and tribally appropriate cultural design elements for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

The new school has been on the planning and drawing board for the past five years and after a successful school bond vote last year, construction has been underway since January of this year.

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Flagstaff youth to put on powwow July 4 in Flagstaff

| June 29, 2016
Flagstaff youth to put on powwow July 4 in Flagstaff

The Flagstaff Youth Powwow Dance Program is putting on a powwow July 4 at Killip Middle School – a culmination of a nine-month program to build self-esteem and pride in their culture.

The program is a collaboration between Native Americans for Community Action (NACA) and the Circles of Care project, a youth mental health project that believes talking about mental health is okay and helps prepare kids for the future. The Youth Powwow Dance Program grew out of that goal.

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Tuba City High School athletes shine in athletics and education. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

| June 22, 2016
Tuba City High School athletes shine in athletics and education. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

Four of Tuba City High School’s top male and female student athletes were selected “Athlete of the Year” and two of the students also took a second, more competitive honor of “Academic” Athlete of the Year” award, doubling the prestige and recognition with awards selected by high school sports peers and coaches for the high school.

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Tuba City packs Warrior Pavilion for commencement

| June 15, 2016
Tuba City packs Warrior Pavilion for commencement

It was a packed house at Tuba City Warrior Pavilion May 21 for Tuba City High School’s (TCHS) graduation commencement ceremony.

The Pavilion can hold a little more than 5,000 visitors and it was filled to capacity.

Family, friends, administrators, teachers, godparents, grandparents and even great grandparents all came to witness Tuba City High School seniors take a step toward independent lives, moving on from high school to colleges, universities or vocational secondary settings to start their adult careers.

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Hopi High School class of 2016 celebrates at Bruin Stadium. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

| June 8, 2016
Hopi High School class of 2016 celebrates at Bruin Stadium. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

Being on time, meeting goals and not giving up when times are bad are the keys to success whether you’re a student, an employee or a mother.

That was the message from keynote speaker Annaleese Nasafotie at the Hopi High School graduation ceremony May 26 as a couple thousand packed into Bruin Stadium to see about 120 graduates receive their diplomas.

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Hopi students celebrate education milestone. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

| June 1, 2016
Hopi students celebrate education milestone. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

Waylon Pahona Jr. was sexually abused as a child, but now he travels the world telling youth that they can make a difference and encouraging them to do something positive.

That was his message May 25 as he served as the keynote speaker at the Hopi Junior High promotion where 92 students were promoted in front of several hundred family members, friends and educators.

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Council approves $3.6 million for Navajo Head Start. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

| May 4, 2016
Council approves $3.6 million for Navajo Head Start. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

The Navajo Nation Council unanimously approved $3.6 million in supplemental funding for Navajo Nation Head Start as a cash match for a federal grant entitled “Administration for Children and Families.”

Navajo Nation Head Start requested the council approve the supplemental money from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance for the grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Tuba City High School puts on career fair featuring Native professionals

| April 20, 2016
Tuba City High School puts on career fair featuring Native professionals

Tuba City High counselor Cheryl Onsae and Career Technical Education (CTE) Director Woody Begay sponsored this year’s Career Fair for high school students. The event featured mostly Native American professionals in varied fields giving students the opportunity to ask questions, get detailed information and consider areas of study aimed at a future career.

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STAR School students learn scientific principles and incorporate Diné cultural values in projects. See more Navajo-Hopi education stories here

| April 13, 2016
STAR School students learn scientific principles and incorporate Diné cultural values in projects. See more Navajo-Hopi education stories here

Isacc David’s aerodynamics project inspired him to want to be a pilot one day. Aydan Tomas learned how to cook on a parabolic solar cooker and Sawyer Allison-Begay and Jasmine Redhouse are figuring out how to make an edible water bottle.

These are just some of the science projects at the school-wide 4th annual Science Symposium at STAR school April 7 where there were projects on filtration systems, wind turbines, fruit batteries, air pressure, a bubbling lava lamp and many more.

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