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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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Nation supports funding for expansion of NAU’s Native American Cultural Center. See more education news here

Nation supports funding for expansion of NAU’s Native American Cultural Center. See more education news here

| August 29, 2018

On Aug. 16, the Naabik’iyátí’ Committee issued a “do pass” recommendation for legislation approving a grant in the amount of $3 million for Northern Arizona University (NAU) to expand its Native American Cultural Center.

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Seniors awarded Wells Fargo Leadership Scholarship and Chief Manuelito Scholarship. See more education news here

Seniors awarded Wells Fargo Leadership Scholarship and Chief Manuelito Scholarship. See more education news here

| August 22, 2018

There were three Native American Seniors who were awarded the Wells Fargo Academic Leadership Scholarship in Charlotte, North Carolina June 28 – July 1 out of 20 selected overall candiates. Two of the members are from the Navajo Tribe.

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President Begaye signs $6.3 million for Navajo Head Start. See more education news here

President Begaye signs $6.3 million for Navajo Head Start. See more education news here

| August 15, 2018

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye signed a resolution Aug. 3 approving approximately $6.3 million in supplemental funding for Navajo Head Start.

“The signing of this legislation is saying to every child that we support you, we want you to do well in school,” Begaye said, “even at this young age, we want you to set the foundation for yourself so that you can move on into higher education and whatever field you choose.”

When the federal Office of Head Start announced that it would reduce funding for Navajo Head Start from the original amount of $23 million to $15.7 million, the Navajo Nation undertook an effort to recover the funding. 

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Community information: Technology can help young kids learn. See more education news here

Community information: Technology can help young kids learn. See more education news here

| August 1, 2018

For families of babies, toddlers and preschoolers, saying no screen time is easier said than done. Technology isn’t going away and neither is the desire to make sure that kids are prepared for a world filled with computers at every turn.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no exposure to screens for children under 2 years old. But as the child gets older, families can use technology and interactive media to support learning and, ultimately, relationships.

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Navajo Council approves emergency funding for Head Start. See more education news here

Navajo Council approves emergency funding for Head Start. See more education news here

| July 25, 2018

On July 17, the Navajo Nation Council approved emergency funding for Navajo Head Start.

The legislation, sponsored by Council Delegate Jonathan Hale (Oak Springs, St. Michaels), seeks to allocate approximately $6.3 million from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance to the Department of Diné Education’s Navajo Head Start program to continue daily operations and direct services for the 2,105 funded student slots under the Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

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Community information: Hopi Education Endowment Fund recoginzes Hopi scholarship recipients. See more education news here

Community information: Hopi Education Endowment Fund recoginzes Hopi scholarship recipients. See more education news here

| July 18, 2018

Annually, the Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) hosts an event to recognize current Hopi students receiving scholarships through HEEF and the Hopi Tribe Grants & Scholarships Program.

The celebratory event will also acknowledge HEEF donors, including event sponsors Salt River Project (SRP) and Peabody Energy. This year, the fifth annual student and donor recognition event will be held Aug. 22, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (MST) at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tempe, Arizona.

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Enrollment spikes at Diné College. See more education news here

Enrollment spikes at Diné College. See more education news here

| July 10, 2018

Diné College reported it’s highest summer enrollment in eight years at each of its campuses for 2018, according to information from the Diné College Registrar’s Office.

‘The last time we had over 500 students for the summer was in 2010 when we had 716 students,” said Priscilla Leonard, director of enrollment management. “This is a 12 percent increase from last summer.”

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Tsaile holds first Girl Scouts STEM Camp. See more education news here

Tsaile holds first Girl Scouts STEM Camp. See more education news here

| July 4, 2018

Pointing to the stars under a cool Arizona night, Devon Gorman asked if any of the young girls would like to travel in space someday. 

Gorman, an amateur astrologist, presented to 84 girls, ages 5 to 17, from approximately 20 communities across the Navajo Nation who attended the inaugural Navajo Nation Girl Scouts STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Camp in Tsaile, Arizona. She asked her question because of the 45 female U.S. astronauts who have been in space, the majority were Girl Scouts.

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Tuba City High School students striving for new heights at graduation. See more education news here

Tuba City High School students striving for new heights at graduation. See more education news here

| June 27, 2018

It was a day of sunshine for the “Warrior Green” celebration.

More than 5,000 graduates, parents, grandparents, close family, friends and well-wishers packed the Warrior Pavilion at Tuba City High School (TCHS) for graduation May 26. 

The morning speeches were straightforward and practical in their common sense advice in how to succeed.

The final valedictorian and co-salutatorian speeches encouraged students to savor their academic past, to help create a future in solid career building and to have a clean, happy life that will benefit their community.

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