School Net Interim Assessment (December 6-21)
WELCOME TO NAVAJO MIDDLE SCHOOL!
Project Venture is intended for all 8th graders who are enrolled at Navajo Middle School. The program will provide extra-curricular activities, i.e., hiking, mountain biking, archery, camping, etc. All the planned activities will be provided by the staff of NIYLP, every Monday. There will be a 4-day camping trip in June 2017. The activities will promote a positive and healthy lifestyle for our students. All equipment, supplies and transportation will be provided by NIYLP.
Counselor Stepney's Annoucements
YAY!!! We are almost halfway through the school year. As we approach the end of Quarter 2/Semester 1, please be sure to monitor your grades through PowerSchool. Please stop by the office to meet with your school counselor to discuss any concerns or goals that you would like to achieve this year.
Students please turn in all your work for your classes. End of semester for work is December 22, 2017.
Remember, start the year strong, end the year strong!! Let's make this year great.
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Navajo Middle School Counseling Department Mission Statement:
Navajo Pine High School Counselor(s) are here to provide a comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program dedicated to preparing ALL students to meet the challenges and become a productive member of a multi-cultural and technological driven society by supporting students’ academic, personal/social, and emotional growth capabilities, and providing college and career opportunities.
The Counselor(s) at Navajo Middle School Believe:
- All students have equal access to be served by a comprehensive school counseling program.
- All students have a capacity to learn and to be supported in the academic, personal/social, and career domains.
- All students can develop the skills necessary for academic success, personal growth, positive interpersonal relationships, college and career development and healthy choices.
- The student and parent (s)/guardians are responsible for monitoring the student’s educational progress with the assistance of a professional school counselor.
The School Counseling Program:
- Will be planned and coordinated by highly qualified, state-certified, masters degree or equivalent level school counselor(s) in collaboration with other representatives of the school community.
- Will engage students through the classroom, group, and/or individual activities to enhance student learning, academics, college and career opportunities, personal/social, and emotional development for all students.
- Uses disaggregated data to conduct school counseling program evaluations to determine the effectiveness of activities.
- Collaborates with community, parents, staff, and other school representatives to deliver program services and develop effective support networks for positive student growth.
All School Counselors:
- Are advocates for all students and work collaboratively with school representatives, administration, community, and parents/guardians as it relates to the students’ academic, personal/social, and college and career goals.
- Should provide trainings for students and staff to ensure effective and productive learning environment.
- Abide by the professional ethics of guidance and counseling as advocated by the American School Counselor Association.
- Participate in professional development activities essential to maintain a quality school counseling program and provide personal/professional growth.
*Adopted from Shadle Park High School*
Kuder Navigator Information
Kuder Navigator is a career planning system for students with assessments; career, application, FAFSA, and scholarship info; and workforce prep with resumes. Your students will be using this program to help prepare for post-secondary goals. Parents can use this program as well. Please see attached files.
HALL OF FAME
Congratulations!!! This letter is to inform you that your child has received Honor Roll first quarter. You should be so proud of your child for their perseverance and dedication to maintaining such high academic standards for themselves. I know you, as parents, play a huge role in motivating your child to reach such high academic standards. For that, I would like to thank you and ask for your continued support in motivating your child to reach their full potential. With receiving Honor Roll, there are some distinctions in Grade Point Averages. The three distinctions of high honors are: Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude. Cum Laude is for students who GPA’s fall in the 3.4 –3.6 range. Magna Cum Laude is for students who GPA’s fall in the 3.61-3.89 range. Summa Cum Laude is for students who GPA’s fall in 3.9 and above range. Take the time and congratulate your child for a job well done. Please if there are any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me @ 505-721-3613 or @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let's congratulate the students who received Q1 Honor Roll. For continued demonstration and achievement of academic excellence:
Q1 Honor Roll:
Bahe, Danielle 8th Cum Laude Honor Roll
Begay, Kash 8th Magna Cum Laude Honor Roll
Begay, Tyler 8th Honor Roll
Brown, Demitria 8th Honor Roll
Espineda, Chenilyn 8th Magna Cum Laude Honor Roll
Haswood, Valentina 8th Honor Roll
Joe, Alliyah 8th Honor Roll
Milford, Skylar 8th Honor Roll
Slover, Wyatt 8th Cum Laude Honor Roll
Tomasiyo, Hailey 8th Honor Roll
Wauneka, Dylan 8th Cum Laude Honor Roll
Yazzie, Viviana 8th Summa Cum Laude Honor Roll
Brown, Demitria 7th Magna Cum Laude Honor Roll
Keeto, Dylan 7th Cum Laude Honor Roll
Owens, Jacey 7th Honor Roll
Tsosie, Yedibah 7th Honor Roll
Catron, Kyle 6th Honor Roll
Damon, Latoya 6th Honor Roll
Nelson, Melicia 6th Magna Cum Laude Honor Roll
Roanhorse, Bionca 6th Cum Laude Honor Roll
Shay, Kaleigh 6th Cum Laude Honor Roll
Smith, Robin 6th Honor Roll
Congratulations to Miss Madison Peters, 8th Grader, for Miss Navajo Middle School Princess.
Congratulations to Yonibah Tsosie, 6th Grader, for 1st Attendant for Miss Navajo Middle School Princess.
Congratulations to Mr. Joshua Notah, 6th Grader, for Mr. Brave for Navajo Middle School.
Congratulations to Mr. Wyatt Slover, 8th Grader, for 1st Attendant for Mr. Brave for Navajo Middle School.
Navajo Middle School is located in the valley, between the beautiful Chuska Mountains (New Mexico) and Sawmill Mountains (Arizona); and across from the majestic Fuzzy Mountain. Navajo Middle is a rural school within Gallup McKinley County School District, about 50 miles northwest of Gallup NM. From Gallup NM, you will travel on State Road 491; turn west on State Road 264, arriving at Window Rock AZ. From Window Rock AZ, you will travel another 20 miles on Route 12 into Navajo NM. It takes about 45 minutes to travel to and from Gallup NM.
A few miles down the road, you will find Wheatfields Lake and A'saa'yi' Lake. Excellent for camping, hiking and fishing! The Navajo Tribal Fish & Wildlife provides hunting and fishing permits in Window Rock AZ.
Spring and Summer weather is nice and hot, about 95 degrees. During the Fall and Winter months, the weather is cool to cold. We do get snow due to the high elevation.
Navajo Middle School currently has 138 students enrolled in grades 6-8. At least 99% of the students are members of the Navajo Nation, and the remaining 1% are of the Filipino nationality. There are 73 male students and 65 female students. Some students speak their native Navajo language fluently, and some of them are semi-lingual. This means, they can speak the English language and the Navajo language, but not fluent in both.
We provide services in special education and the gifted and talented education. Navajo Middle is a member of the New Mexico Athletic Association as a 2A school. Our students participate in Cross Country, Track, Volleyball, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Softball and Baseball.
All our students are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch Program; majority of the student body qualify for ELL programs..