GEAR UP Week 11Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) aims to increase the number of students going to post-secondary schools
On Tuesday, September 25, National GEAR UP Week launched at Shiprock High School. GEAR UP, implemented at Shiprock High School and Tsé Bit A'í Middle School, assists students in areas such as tutoring, literacy intervention, college and career readiness, college visits, ACT test preparation, and student leadership.
The 2019 graduation dates have been changed because the Sports State Play-offs are taking place from May 15 to May 18 for Baseball, Softball and Track. Since the play-offs coincide with our original graduation dates, we are changing the dates to May 22 to May 25 (see dates below), to allow for student participation.
New graduation dates:
May 22 Career Prep Graduation @ 7:00 PM
May 23 Newcomb High Graduation @ 7:00 PM
May 24 Shiprock High Graduation @ 7:00 PM
May 25 Kirtland High School Graduation @ 10:00 AM
We want to thank our parents and students for their participation in a survey regarding this change, as well as the input from our principals and staff. We asked you to give us your opinions and we heard you! Thank you.
First was the release of the school grading report cards (and really good news for Central Consolidated School District). Now the celebrations are coming.

With classes already under way at Central Consolidated School District, we asked principals from our schools to share their goals for the academic year. So, how did they respond? Below you can find their responses.

Sandy Hook PromiseParents and educators from the San Juan County community will join Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) at San Juan College for an informational meeting to learn about SHP’s Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) app. The event will take place Thursday, September 6, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., at the Henderson Fine Arts Center at San Juan College (Rooms 9006 – 9012).

YCC2018 003Cody Norberto says he had a life-changing moment this summer.
While building water drainages and clearing hiking trails in West Virginia, as part of the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) summer youth employment program, he struck up a conversation with a group of firefighters. The conversation was interesting and insightful for him, so much so that Cody is now considering a career in wildland firefighting.
The YCC is a summer youth employment program that engages young people in work experiences at national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries while developing an ethic of environmental stewardship and civic responsibility.

Open HouseOur Open Houses are an engaging way for parents to meet educators and learn more about Central Consolidated School District. There will be time to visit parts of the school, meet staff and administrators, and ultimately gain a deeper understanding of what makes CCSD schools unique.
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.
Check the schedule of upcoming events.

The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) released the school grading report cards this afternoon, and Central Consolidated School District (CCSD) received encouraging news about the direction of the district. More than half of its schools improved at least one letter grade, while others continue toward significant progress not yet reflected on grade changes.

This program provides clothing for enrolled Navajo Nation students.
Follow these steps:
  1. CCSD parents/guardians, contact your CCSD school.
  2. CCSD NSCP reps will determine student eligibility at the school.
  3. If student is eligible, complete and submit clothing form (also at the school).

New Student Registration 2018Central Consolidated School District registration for NEW students will be open during two sessions this summer in three different locations. Session will be June 18 through 29 and July 16 through 27 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Bond Wilson Technical Center in Kirtland, Dine Bi Library in the Newcomb and Naschitti area and Shiprock High School in Shiprock.
CCSD staff will be available to assist parents during registration dates. Parents should bring the student’s birth certificate, social security card, proof of residency, Certificate of Indian Blood and immunization records. New student registration includes any student who did not end the 2017-2018 in a CCSD school.

Terri Benn Acting Superintendent for webAs acting-superintendent of Central Consolidated School District, I wanted to reach out, introduce myself and assure the community that the district and all its schools are under strong leadership even in this time of change.
I am Terri Benn and previously I was the principal at Eva B. Stokely Elementary School in Shiprock. Prior to my five years at Eva B. Stokely, I was an educational assistant, a Pre-K teacher, a teacher and a high school administrator. I have proudly worked in all three communities that CCSD services, Kirtland, Shiprock and Newcomb.

Autism Awareness Month 02Tsé Bit A'í Middle School (TBA) has been raising awareness for autism during the entire month of April. Morning school announcements have included information about famous people and fictional characters with autism. Teachers received autism training and students recognition for their art on the subject. All of this in recognition of Autism Awareness Month.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others.

College Access Summit Flyer 2018Central Consolidated School District will host the College Access Summit on Tuesday, April 24 at Bond Wilson Technical Center in Kirtland.
The College Access Summit will bring together students from San Juan County and colleges and universities from across the country, including some of the most prestigious in the nation.
“The College Access Summit is exactly what it sounds like, an opportunity for students in our rural communities to have face-to-face interaction with representatives from top universities,” event organizer Darah Tabrum, CCSD’s coordinator of academies, said. “There are universities who see value in what our students, especially Native American students, have to offer. They see value in their traditional experiences and that value can potentially lead to scholarship offers.”
The Summit is designed for students in grades 6-11 and will include workshop sessions on preparing college applications, writing application essays and a college fair.
College and universities expected to be in attendance include Amherst College, Bryn Mawr, Caltech, Carleton College, Dickinson College, Duke University, Kenyon College, University of Northland College, Santa Clara University, Sarah Lawrence, Southern Methodist, St. John’s College, Stanford University, Swarthmore College, Union College, Vanderbilt University and Washington University St. Louis.