May 23, 2016
Dear Community Members, Parents and Students:
Our mission is to prepare students for success in college and careers and to support the development of their Navajo language and culture. TYGHS staff, students, parents, and community members work together to provide the best possible educational program for our students.
Congratulations to Valerie Tapaha, Navajo Language and Culture Teacher, and TYG team members. TYG students participated in the 9th Annual Navajo Language & Culture Festival and placed 1st in two of the three categories - Oral Presentation and Singing.
Congratulations to Valerie Tapaha, Navajo Language and Culture teacher. Five members of the Class of 2016 have earned the New Mexico Bilingual-Bi-literacy State Seal based on their demonstrated proficiency in Navajo language.
21st Annual Navajo Knowledge Bowl - TYG finished first place overall and Mrs. Valerie Tapaha, Navajo Langauge and Culture Teacher, earned the first place teacher award for having the most students earn medals.
G is an Apple ConnectEd school – 1 of 114 in nation, 1 of 6 in New Mexico (only a high school in NM) Installation of new wireless equipment and cabeling has been completed. MacBook and iPad deployment will begin following the completion of wireless updates. iPads have been deployed to Student Council reps, chapter house reps, and leadership team members. Teachers received iPads and MacBooks on May 18th and classroom infrastructure will be install the week of May 23rd. Students a digital literacy boot camp May 23rd and teachers will participate in professional development May 26th and 27th. Student iPad rollout is tentatively scheduled for August 11th and 12th.
TYG has a Filmmakers Without Borders program – digital film making program staffed by fellow from New York City-based nonprofit – first program in a US school. 1st annual Film Festival will be May 24th.
We are currently in the process of developing student Next Step Plans and completing registration and course selection for the 2016-17 school year.
TYG hosts a series of Navajo cultural events (powwows, shoe games, gourd dances) - please see the school calendar for dates and times. Please see My Side of the Desk for a complete calendar of all end-of years testing and activities.
Thanks for a great 2015-16 school year and for support our students and school. Have a restful summer break.
Please stop by and visit or give us a call. We welcome your input and ideas for improving our school.You may reach me at 505.721.5520 or 505.655.3312. My home address is 5A Warrior Drive at Tsé Yi’ Gai High School.
Dr. Brian Staples
Principal, Tsé Yí Gai High School