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Open HouseAll Central Consolidated School District schools will host open houses for parents and students to meet their school’s teachers, staff and administration.
 
CCSD encourages all families to attend to form relationships and partnerships with staff which will promote positive learning environments at home and in the classrooms for every child. For more information, contact each school directly.
 
See below the schedule of upcoming open houses.

Online RegistrationNEW Pre-K to 12th grade student:
 
RETURNING Pre-K to 12th grade student:
 
For information on Pre-K Round Up and Pre-K Registration please contact Rebecca Brandt at (505) 368-4984 extension 13414.

Back to SchoolIn an effort to partner with parents for the success of students, Central Consolidated School District will purchase select school supplies for all students in the district. Parents will be responsible for the remaining supplies not provided by the Central Consolidated School District.
 
“Purchasing these select school supplies for our students ensures that, as a district, we are providing our students with the tools they need to succeed,” CCSD Superintendent Colleen W. Bowman said. “It’s our way of working with parents to make sure every child is prepared to learn. Students need support in the classroom and at home in order to build a successful future. Working together for our students is a very important shared responsibility. We look forward to a great school year.”

Iina Baa Hozho All Days FlyerIina Ba’ Hōzhō Community Event
August 1-3, 2017 at Newcomb Elementary School.
 
Join us for 3 days of information that will strengthen you, your family, and your community!

With a focus on establishing opportunities for sustainable growth where  learning can take place at all Newcomb and surrounding schools, the Iina Baa Hozho Project will offer participants opportunities to develop skills, awareness, and abilities necessary for the strengthening of identity and culture already inherent in our children through their families. The guiding principles underpinning the project will address the need for a long-term vision that will promote strengthening our community through communication, collaboration and learning.

Day 1: August 1, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Youth mental health first aid & physical and mental health wellness activities
 
Presenters & Sponsors: Capacity Builders, Inc., Indian Health Services, Newcomb Elementary School, New Mexico Department of Health, and San Juan County Collaborative for Health Equity.

Boat Race 50Their task was to apply the surface area, buoyancy, and water displacement while building a boat. The boat then would compete against other boats in order to win delicious candy.
 
Days before the race started, the students of Judy Nelson Elementary School got a chance to vote on their favorite design, a boat made of cardboard and tape that looked like a fast fish.
 
The real test came on the water of the Kirtland A.C. Warner Natatorium, in front of cheering parents and students with volunteers and lifeguards making sure that everything was safe.

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The Kirtland Central High School Business Professionals of America Club competed at the National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, on May 10-13, 2017.
 
Elsie Orozco placed 4th in the nation in advanced interview skills (she has placed 4th for the 2nd consecutive year), in addition, she placed 13th in human resource management. Anna Costner placed 14th in the nation in extemporaneous speech. Tovi Curley passed a certification test in banking and finance given by Precision Exams.
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CCSD: You have worked for Central Schools for 40 years, how does that feel?
Donald A. Hornbecker: “You know, I really enjoy what I do. I enjoy working with the students. That’s our main priority. In working with colleagues, it doesn’t feel like 40 years, they flew by. I don’t sit down and think about how long I’ve been here, I find new challenges, new adventures, and journeys, and I look forward to it. I don’t look back, I look forward.”
 
“CCSD is a unique district, it is spread out and each area is unique, it has for me the students who work hard, the parent support, I can’t think of anything better. You focus on student learning and building relationships with the students and the community and you couldn’t have asked for a better place.”

Darlene George 1CCSD: You have worked for Central Schools for 40 years, how does that feel?
Darlene J. George: “I always say that work depends on who you work with. It makes your work easier, and working with kids is how I’ve managed to work this long. I started at Mesa Elementary School, then Nizhoni Elementary School, Ruth Bond Elementary School, and Kirtland Elementary School before Judy Nelson. You are here for the kids and I see a lot of them with different backgrounds and they appreciate the teaching, the parents appreciate it too, that’s rewarding for me.”
 
Darlene George started teaching in pre-school and has taught in grades 1 thru 4. She graduated from Aztec High School and San Juan College. Currently, Ms. George is an educational assistant, teaching life skills and tutoring at Judy Nelson Elementary School.

Marilyn Watland 8CCSD: You have worked for Central Schools for 30 years, how does that feel?
Marilyn Watland-Wright: “On a good day, it feels like this is something I could do forever and I absolutely love it. On a hard day, I’m glad to have my husband and my kids, and my principal and colleagues that give me support.”
 
CCSD: What would you tell new teachers about teaching?
Marilyn Watland-Wright: “Even with the concerns teachers can have, you find that teachers are innovative, principals are innovative, they’ll find a way to work things out and meet the needs of the kids. The heads-up is that you are going to be a little aggravated. That goes with the territory. But it is worth it.”

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The New Mexico School Nurses’ Association (NMSNA) announced special recognition of two CCSD nurses, Catherine Manus and Ann Marie McCarthy. Catherine Manus will receive the Community Service Award for the 2016-17 school year. Ann Marie McCarthy will receive the Recognition Award. The awards distinguish individuals that promote the health of schoolchildren in New Mexico, as well as, the communities in which they serve.
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Come and experience Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1,977), Windtalkers (2,002), and Finding Nemo (2,003).
 
Tuesday, June 6
Tuesday, June 13
Tuesday, June 20
At the Newcomb High School Cafeteria
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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Join us in congratulating the Class of 2017!
Join us in congratulating the Class of 2017!
Join us in congratulating the Class of 2017!
Join us in congratulating the Class of 2017!
Join us in congratulating the Class of 2017!
Join us in congratulating the Class of 2017!
Join us in congratulating the Class of 2017!
 
Career Prep High School Graduation: Toni Jones (left) and Tamara King (right) introduce guests during the ceremony. Graduation took place on May 17, 2017, at the Phil Thomas Performing Arts Center, in Shiprock.

Graduation 001This is the full text of the remarks delivered last week by Newcomb teacher, Guila Curley, during the graduation ceremony for Newcomb’s Class of 2017.
 
Ya’at’eeh! Shi ei Guila Curley yinishye. Tabaaha nishli, Bilagaana Bashishchiin, Honaghaanii da shichei, Bilagaana da shinali. Tiisndeezhgiizh dee naasha.
 
I want to extend my greetings to all present here. School Board members, Superintendent Bowman, District Administrators, Building Administrators, Distinguished guests in the audience, parents, grandparents, extended family of the graduates, my own parents, Marjorie and Frank Irwin, my own family, Randy, Deshayne, Niayla and Draven, and of course our Class of 2017.

Natatorium Summer Schedule for ShiprockShiprock Natatorium: P.O Box 3578 Shiprock, NM 87420

Public Swimming: Monday thru Friday

1st session: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
2nd session: 2:00-3:30 p.m.
3rd session: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Family swim:6:00-7:30 p.m.*
*Children must be with an adult
 
Physical Therapy: 7:00-11:00 a.m.
Lap Swimming: 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Natatorium Summer Schedule
A.C. Warner Natatorium: 542 County Road 6100, Kirtland.
 
Public Swimming:
Monday thru Friday: 12:30-1:50 p.m. & 2:15-3:35 p.m.
Monday thru Thursday: 6:00-7:20 p.m.
 
Lap Swimming/Therapy:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 5:45 -7:45 a.m.
Monday-Friday: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Water Aerobics: Tuesday, Thursday: 7:30 -8:20 p.m.

Newcomb Students To Join SAGU American Indian College Volleyball Program

(Left to right) back row: assistant coach Linda Camerino; front row: American Indian College head coach Deidra Dale, Newcomb students Sheninah George, Jaylyncia John, and Michelle Barber, and head coach Freeland Benally.
 
Newcomb High School students Sheninah George, Jaylyncia John, and Michelle Barber signed a letter of intent to join the volleyball program and study at SAGU - American Indian College in Phoenix, Arizona.

Sheninah George and Jaylyncia John plan on studying Early Childhood Development. Michelle Barber plans to study elementary education.

Kirtland Central High School Graduation 53Luke Nez, a recent graduate of Kirtland Central High School, graduated with his Associates degree from San Juan College before he received his high school diploma.
 
That is merely a detail. His dedication makes him stand out.
 
Like other students, Luke posts pictures on Instagram. He also likes to sculpt and draw in his free time. He says he listens to a variety of music and watches “Parks and Recreation.” He also finds inspiration by reading books about Vincent Van Gogh and Georgia O’Keefe. During the summer, he volunteers at Ojo Amarillo Elementary School. The rest of the time, he spends studying.

Jude ThomasMore than 1,200 students competed in the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair, that brings together first place winners from school, district, county, and regional science fairs. Over 2,000 projects representing every energy field of science, medicine, technology, and engineering were on display at this year’s’ event.
 
Jude Thomas, a fifth grader from Mesa Elementary, earned first place at the Navajo Nation Science Fair and a third place in Environmental Science at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair for his work researching and building wind turbines.

For Our Little Ones 297The winning poster was selected from more than 200 entries, from kindergarten to 6th grade students. Posters were submitted to the Arizona Public Service Safety Poster Contest from Nenahnezad Community School and CCSD’s Ojo Amarillo Elementary School.
 
The winner was Ojo Amarillo student Kiana Tsosie, a composed and eloquent second grader.
 
The poster consists of a rainbow filled with color-coded safety messages.

For Our Little Ones 18As the runners crossed the finish line and made their way up the hill to the San Juan Chapter House, they were greeted by a banner that read: “I run because I can. When I get tired, I remember those who can’t run. I know Ashlynne would do the same for me. Run with Ashlynne in your heart!”
 
People ran with family members or carrying their children. Some ran with their dogs.
 
You could find people of all ages and backgrounds running, celebrating Ashlynne Mike’s life, lost tragically almost a year ago.


Dr. Colleen W. Bowman, Superintendent
Central Consolidated School District
P.O. Box 1199, Highway 64, Old High School Road
Shiprock, New Mexico 87420
Main line: (505) 368-4984
 
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