Tag: Navajo-Hopi Observer

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

| November 29, 2017
Tuba City transportation blesses families on school bus routes. See more education stories here

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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Hopi High media students find value in visit with NAU broadcast class. More education stories here

| November 22, 2017
Hopi High media students find value in visit with NAU broadcast class. More education stories here

Eleven Hopi High media students recently visited Northern Arizona University’s communications center as they visited a Virtual Reality room, watched the NAZ TV newscast and learned about NAU’s media programs.

In virtual reality, students put on glasses or headgear that makes them feel like they are in the reality they are watching. The other students in the room get to watch how the students respond.

Victor Brown, a video student at Hopi High, said the Virtual Reality was crazy.

“It blew my mind,” he said.

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Hopi High students win at state media conference. See more education stories here

| November 8, 2017
Hopi High students win at state media conference. See more education stories here

Hopi High School won eight media awards during the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association Conference (AIPA) Oct. 24 at Arizona State University in Tempe.

Hopi High was the only Native American school to take home awards. 

The Bruins won six awards for radio broadcast, one award for print journalism and their first award for a music video. The awards were based on last school year’s work. One of the winners has graduated and two students transferred to other schools.

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Tuba City High celebrates homecoming, crowns royalty

| November 1, 2017
Tuba City High celebrates homecoming, crowns royalty

Students, parents, relatives and staff members at Tuba City High enjoyed a week of homecoming activities including a community parade and football game. 

This year’s homecoming theme was “May the Warrior Force be with You” which was selected by the graduating class and their class sponsor, Vilma Macaraig. The theme was selected with the intention of promoting “Warrior Pride” throughout the community with highlighted career accomplishments from past alum of TCHS.

The grand marshalls for the parade were Delight Preston, a longtime Tuba City teacher and Eugene Begay from the Education Talent Search program at Northern Arizona University.

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Tuba City High School rises above the mark on AzMERIT

| October 25, 2017
Tuba City High School rises above the mark on AzMERIT

Tuba City High School (TCHS) is a rich melting pot of ethnic cultures, including tribal and non-tribal members who support and encourage one another.

Teachers and staff are committed to helping build student confidence and high self-esteem as well as understanding and appreciating all cultures while working to succeed in a rigorous and challenging academic program.

This year at Tuba City High, James Roe III, 17, was named 2017 Valedictorian for his graduating class along with his classmate Charles Henderson, 18, who was named Salutatorian.

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Education, economics and substance abuse debated by Hopi chairman candidates. See more education stories here

| October 18, 2017
Education, economics and substance abuse debated by Hopi chairman candidates. See more education stories here

Hopi chairman frontrunner David Talayumptewa focused on his experience while Tim Nuvangyaoma emphasized community involvement during the first chairman/vice chairman debate since the primary election.

The debate was held Oct. 11 at Hopi Jr/Sr High School (HJSHS) with about 45 people in attendance. The event was also streamed live on Facebook.

The forum was sponsored by Future of the Hopi Forum, a grassroots group. Bruce Talaswaima and Jennifer Himel served as moderators.

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Book review: Black Sheep, White Crow and Other Windmill Tales: Stories from Navajo Country now available

| October 11, 2017
Book review: Black Sheep, White Crow and Other Windmill Tales: Stories from Navajo Country now available

Jim Kristofic delivers once again in his newest book Black Sheep, White Crow and Other Windmill Tales: Stories from Navajo Country. 

Known for his Native books The Hero Twins: A Navajo-English Story of the Monster Slayers and Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life, Kristofic said his inspiration for this book came to him after an invitation to do a writing seminar with a Bureau of Indian Eductaion (BIE) class in Kaibeto.

The students in Kaibeto had read Navajos Wear Nikes and really liked it, Kristofic said.

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

| October 4, 2017
Navajo bilingual proficiency for students essential. See more education stories here

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

| September 27, 2017
Native American Composers Apprenticeship Program returns to Tuba City High. See more education stories here

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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High school football games play important role in Tuba City community. See more education stories here

| September 20, 2017
High school football games play important role in Tuba City community. See more education stories here

All throughout the country and especially in remote reservation areas, high school football teams are an extension of the communities in which they live.

Going to a local high school football game to watch young players put out their best effort under careful mentoring and guidance from local, sometimes alumni, high school football coaches is a great way to show community support and encouragement.

Tuba City High School (TCHS), the Warriors, have been a football team since the 1950s.

With grandparents, parents and friends turning out to cheer them on, share stories, and help celebrate during homecoming week events, the Tuba City Warriors have had some phenomenal gridiron success.

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