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Dine' Content Standards for the Week – 
I will understand and apply the Navajo Nation Laws (Traditional Law, Customary Law, Natural Law, and Common Law).
Concept 1 – I will apply Dine' traditional law by formulating ideas.
PO 1. I will analyze the duties of the executive branch and its relationship to the state government.
PO 2. I will design a timeline of historical events in the making of the Executive Branch.
PO 3. I will describe the purpose of each department.
PO 4. I will create and present the responsibilities of at least one department program.

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Welcome Letter from Principal

Tse Yi Gai HS Map and Info.pdf 

October 24, 2016

Tse'  Yi' Gai High School Mission: To prepare students in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, drugs and fear, to be creative, knowledgeable, and productive members of a global society by providing a challenging, positive learning environment while maintaining their language and culture.


Dear Parents/Guardians, Students, Staff, and Community Members,

Our mission is to prepare students for success in colleges and careers while supporting the development of their Navajo language and culture. We are pleased to report that our school has earned a NMPED School Report Card grade of “B”. The 2016 School Report Card is available for download. Congratulations to our students and staff for moving from a low “C” two years ago to a high “B” on the current report card.

Tse’ Yi’ Gai High School announced today that it will take part in the Big Library Read program, a worldwide digital Book club through public and school libraries that connects millions of readers across the globe with the same eBook at the same time. For a two-week period beginning October 24, Tse’ Yi’ Gai High School users will be able to borrow the eBook, This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (Sourcebooks), from and participate in a worldwide version of a local book club. There will be no waitlists for this popular, powerful and emotional read. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for eBooks and audiobooks for schools and libraries.

This Is Where It Ends is a compelling story of an unfortunately all-too familiar situation: a school shooting. It follows four teens who face what is every student’s worst nightmare: a boy with a gun. Told from the student’s perspective, this powerful fictional account is important in its timeliness. At its core, Marieke Nijkamp’s debut young adult novel is a must read, gripping tale from start to finish.

“Told over 54 minutes, This Is Where It Ends is a story of family and vengeance, love and loss,” said author, Marieke Nijkamp. “But to me, above all it’s a story about how even when a world seems to have stopped turning, when everything has fallen apart, the darkness is never absolute. There is always hope. I hope readers will find hope in This Is Where It Ends too”

Big Library Read is a free program. This Is Where It Ends can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle® [U.S. libraries only]. The eBook will be available with no wait lists and will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so there are never any late fees.

The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between Octavia Fellin Public Library OverDrive and Sourcebooks, publisher of This Is Where It Ends. The title was selected based on a survey of more than 5,000 readers, students, teachers and librarians. To borrow the eBook readers can visit

For more information on Big Library Read, visit

Please stop and visit our Navajo Language and Culture classroom led by Mr. Al Werito. Students are actively engaged in activities that support the development of their Navajo language and culture. Supplemental materials are provided through JOM.

We are an Apple ConnectEd school with each of our students having an iPad; all teachers have MacBooks, iPads, and Apple TVs to support high student achievement. Apple ConnectEd is focused on utilizing technology to provide access and equity to our students and to increase student achievement.

We have implemented a Fire Sciences program in partnership with the Pueblo Pintado Fire Department and San Juan College. This program will prepare students for direct employment in the areas of Public Safety and Security as well as prepare them to continue their education at San Juan College. Professional developement for staff, student leaders, and community members will be held on October 26th and 27th with the focus on curriculum development.

We welcome your ideas for improving the services we provide to our students and community. Please stop by the school or call 505.721.5520.

You are also welcome to stop by my home 5A Warrior Drive in the TGH teacherage.


Brian Staples, Principal

2016 - 17 School Year School-wide Focus

  • TGH School Report Card 2016.pdf 
  • TYG 90 DAY PLAN 812016.docx 
  • Tier I instruction to focus on high yield instructional strategies
  • Technology effectively utilized to engage students
  • Student discourse utilized effectively in all classes
  • School wide literacy goals incorporated into all classes – writing, academic vocabulary, complex texts 
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Tse’ Yi’ Gai High School Profile

Tse’ Yi’ Gai High is a comprehensive four-year public high school enrolling 125 students in grades 8–12. It is located on the eastern edge of the Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico. 100% of students qualify for free meals. 50% of the students are classified as ELL with Navajo being the primary language spoken in the home. The school opened in the fall of 2007 and graduated its first senior class in the spring of 2008. The school is an Apple ConnectEd school with technology support provided by Apple - teachers have MacBooks, iPads, Apple TVs; students have iPads. Tse’ Yi’ Gai High School is accredited by AdvancedEd.


  • The academic program is organized on a traditional seven period day with semester classes with a daily 30 minute Tier II intervention period.
  • Seven credits per semester is the maximum course load with 24.5 units required for graduation.
  • AP® courses are offered: Biology, English Language and Composition, US Government, United States History, Statistics, and World History. AP is an open-enrollment program.
  • Dual enrollment classes are offered through New Mexico State University and Navajo Technical University.
  • Honors classes are offered in English II, Biology, and Geometry.

GMCS Profile

Gallup-McKinley County Schools serves approximately 12,000 students in 37 schools. Gallup-McKinley County Schools is located in McKinley County, NM. McKinley County is home to 74,098 residents in 2014, according to the United States Census Bureau. This district is the sixth-largest by enrollment in the state of New Mexico. The United States Census Bureau found that 12.2 percent of county residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 25.6 percent of state residents. The median household income for the county was $30,780 compared to $44,886 for the state. The percentage of people below poverty level for the county was 33.6 percent while it was 19.5 percent for the state of New Mexico.


Gallup-McKinley County Schools (GMCS) recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals regardless of national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment. GMCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs and activities. GMCS provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Title IX —Frank Chiapetti, Superintendent, 505-721-1189; 504 District Contact—Mike Hyatt, Associate Superintendent, 505-721-2248.