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Tuba City School District celebrates and embraces Native American heritage

| October 14, 2015
Tuba City School District celebrates and embraces Native American heritage

The first week of October was a time of heightened awareness, appreciation, celebration and sharing of American Indian tribal culture and language at the Tuba City District’s public schools.

Students in each school were able to learn something new and something old about their cultures, heritage and tribal languages.

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Hopi royalty look to be role models. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

| October 7, 2015
Hopi royalty look to be role models. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

Hopi Jr./Sr. High School royalty was out in full force on Indian Day Sept. 11 in the Bruin gym.

The top royalty includes Miss Hopi High Jeanine Gaseoma, Mr. Hopi High Kaden Mahle, Miss Hopi Junior High Youiwmana Pooyouma and Mr. Hopi Junior High Leland Pooyouma.

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Foundation grant to help NACA connect Native youth with elders in community

| October 2, 2015
Foundation grant to help NACA connect Native youth with elders in community

A new $10,000 grant will help Native Americans for Community Action (NACA) fund a project that aims to help Native American youth interact with community elders. The grant, awarded by the Running Strong for American Indian Youth Foundation, will fund the Circles of Care project, WISE (Working in Support of Elders).

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Tuba City High School celebrates homecoming ‘A Nation of Warriors’ theme. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

| September 30, 2015
Tuba City High School celebrates homecoming ‘A Nation of Warriors’ theme. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

Last week the students at Tuba City High School celebrated homecoming week and chose a theme of “A Nation of Warriors” to celebrate all of the students and staff members from all over the country who live and work in their hometown.

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New Hopi High pep band keeps excitement high at football games. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

| September 23, 2015
New Hopi High pep band keeps excitement high at football games. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

Joel Dodd is bringing musical excitement to Hopi Jr./Sr. High School by starting a pep band that is playing at football games.

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Tuba City High School produces nine 2015 Chief Manuelito Scholars. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

| September 9, 2015
Tuba City High School produces nine 2015 Chief Manuelito Scholars. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

For the seventh year in a row, Tuba City High School has produced the highest number of graduating Navajo seniors from any reservation high school who qualified for the Navajo Nation’s prestigious Chief Manuelito Scholarship.

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Hopi school officials and guest speaker Nikishna Polequaptewa look to empower Native youth. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

| September 2, 2015
Hopi school officials and guest speaker Nikishna Polequaptewa look to empower Native youth. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

By Stan Bindell • Navajo-Hopi Observer POLACCA, Ariz. – Nikishna Polequaptewa, keynote speaker for the Youth Convening session at Hopi Jr./Sr. High School, told students about growing up mostly without parents and living in poverty before finding success through education. Dozens of students participated in the day long session Aug. 26 dealing with mentoring, service learning and […]

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Hopi Junior High School principal looks to build on prior success, build student confidence. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

| August 26, 2015
Hopi Junior High School principal looks to build on prior success, build student confidence. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

By Stan Bindell • Navajo-Hopi Observer POLACCA, Ariz. – Fernando Madrid, the new principal at Hopi Junior High School, wants to keep consistency and continuity to build on all the positive work that the former principal provided last year. Madrid said he wants to assure that Hopi Junior High School is meeting the educational needs of each […]

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Hopi educators gather with Hopi Chairman to prepare for school year

| August 12, 2015
Hopi educators gather with Hopi Chairman to prepare for school year

By Stan Bindell • Navajo-Hopi Observer POLACCA, Ariz. – Hopi Chairman Herman Honanie said educators should take the best part of Hopi and the best part of English to help make children the best they can be. Honanie made the comments Aug. 7 during the Hopi Education Community Gathering in preparation for school starting Aug. […]

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Tsinaabaas Habitiin Elementary School students win ADE art awards

| August 5, 2015
Tsinaabaas Habitiin Elementary School students win ADE art awards

Elaina Begay takes first place in poster contest themed ‘Change in Education’ By Rosanda Suetopka Thayer • Navajo-Hopi Observer TUBA CITY, Ariz. – Elaina Begay, a second grade student at Tsinaabaas Habitiin Elementary School (THES) in Gap-Coppermine, won first place in an Arizona Department of Education poster art contest. Five other students at the school […]

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