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CCSD Competes with Class 1
By CCSD staff
The Central Consolidated School District will hold a parade honoring this year's competing scholars and athletes on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Shiprock. The parade is open to the public and starts at 10 a.m.
 
The Route
Our school teams in several floats will be joined by representatives from the school board and district. The parade will begin at Shiprock High School and march to the Shiprock Chapter House.
Lady Chiefs 80 by 72
Update: The Lady Chieftains won the 4A finals by defeating Hope Christian 47-42.

By Roberto Taboada, CCSD Public Relations.
Photos courtesy of Curtis Ray Benally.
 
March 9, 2017 - Earlier today, Shiprock High School’s Lady Chieftains played an exciting game against Robertson High School. Shiprock won the game 61-56 in overtime and are now headed to the 4A finals.
 
“It was a pretty close game, but our defense was outstanding and it made the difference,” said Coach Larenson Henderson right after the game.
 
The Lady Chieftains will take on Hope Christian in the 2017 U.S. Bank State Basketball Championships - Class 4A - Girls tournament.
CCSD Science Fair Medal Montage 100 by 40
Story and photo by James Preminger, CCSD Public Relations
The Central Consolidated School 2017 District Science Fair was actually three science fairs held over three days: The Elementary Science Fair was Feb. 7; the Middle School Science Fair was Feb. 9; and the High School Science Fair was Feb. 13. All three CCSD science fairs were held at the District’s Phil Thomas Performing Arts Center in Shiprock, New Mexico.

Mesa Elem Father Son 80 by 72

Story and photo by James Preminger, CCSD Public Relations

Students, parents, and teachers proved education is a family affair during a parent night Feb. 21, 2017 at Mesa Elementary School in Shiprock, New Mexico. It was a chance for the students to show parents their finalized school science fair projects on display.

“We had about 40 projects, an increase. And the projects are quality,” said Jeff Hammons, the enrichment teacher at Mesa Elementary. “The kids can actually direct a project where they steer it to where they want it to go, and they really take ownership of it. And they can see a completed project. The kids take pride.”

By CCSD staff
Our CCSD Basketball Athletes will make a strong presence at this year's state tournament. All district teams, Boys and Girls, will play and represent the District!

CCSD Logo Artist 80 by J72

Story and photo by James Preminger, CCSD Public Relations
The new Central Consolidated School District logo is simplistic yet also complex.
Its overlaying messages of educational partnerships with the Navajo Nation (the Shiprock), New Mexico (the Zia symbol), and the U.S. Department of Education (the blue ring)—combined with an eagle in flight and a report card symbolizing student success through hard work—add up to a complex design on a very small canvas. The district is a public school system under the state of New Mexico.

Judy Nelson Elementary Opens J9 80 by 72

Story and photos by James Preminger, CCSD Public Relations
A little boy showed up alone in the doorway of the new $20 million Judy Nelson Elementary School. He had tears in his eyes, was scared, and barely spoke. He was one of the last students to arrive. It was Jan. 3, 2017—the first day in the new school.

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Story and Photos by James Preminger, CCSD Public Relations

Arnold Pete’s ears were freezing.

The Central Consolidated School District Maintenance Department worker was playing the guitar while singing a variety of Christmas songs on the CCSD float during the Dec. 9, 2016 Shiprock Parade of Lights, which began at 6 p.m. at the Shiprock Chapter parking lot after it was dark.

KECC Dad w Son J1 80 b 72Story and photos by James Preminger, CCSD Public Relations

Jeremiah Powless watched his 5-year-old son cover a gingerbread house with icing and then with candy. The gingerbread house was actually graham crackers stuck to a tiny milk carton with marshmallow cream.

It turns out that education can be good for the stomach—as well for the intellect and parent-child bonding.

TBA Christmas Band 80 by J72C

Story and Photos by James Preminger, CCSD Public Relations
The songs and lights of the Christmas season can be a magical time for both children and adults, filling us with memories of Christmas past and with new memories.
Schools throughout the Central Consolidated School District held holiday music programs for two weeks in December at the District’s Phil Thomas Performing Arts Center in Shiprock, the Brooks/Isham Performing Arts Center in Kirtland, and at the schools themselves.