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CITY OF HOPE: AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE

This semester, seven juniors and seniors of the high school participated in a twelve-week internship through the YES2SUCCESS Program. The Youth Enjoying Science Seeking Useful Comprehensive Cancer Educational Strategies for Students is a virtual cancer course through the City of Hope. The course is normally an in-person laboratory research experience, and as a result of …

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AROUND CAMPUS

This past spring, the new bathrooms on the second floor of the main building were complet-ed. A portion of the renovation expenses was donated by Dallago Corporation. The renovation included completely gutting out the existing community shower room once used by the Sis-ters. Space was then divided into separate re-stroom areas. Students in third grade …

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SMIS EXPANDS NAVAJO LANGUAGE OFFERINGS

This past academic year, the middle school expanded the intermediary curriculum to include sixth-grade Navajo art and seventh-grade Navajo Nation current events. The storytelling project featured students researching an aspect of their heritage then depicting it in art created by them. Most were presentations on Navajo legends however some featured oral stories of family history. …

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Alumni Update: Biakeddy and Denny Help with Pandemic on Navajo Nation

In Fort Defiance, at the John Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, Estar Denny, RN (’01), and Jayme Biakeddy (’12) are part of the organization delivering optimal health and well-being for the local communities. The organization works in partnership with American Indian and Alaska Native communities to improve the health status, self-sufficiency, and health leadership …

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ST. MICHAEL INDIAN SCHOOL CANCELS 2020 FALL SPORTS SEASON

SAINT MICHAELS, AZ  (JULY 14, 2020) – St. Michael Indian School announced today the cancellation of its fall sports season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The school is preparing, though, for a safe return of classes on campus with a start date of Tuesday, September 1, 2020. “We know that our student athletes and …

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Brooke Overturf (’13) Named American Indian Services (AIS) Alumni Board Chair

Brooke Overturf (SMIS ’13) was recently named as chair of the American Indian Services (AIS) board. AIS is a non-profit located in Salt Lake City, Utah that serves Native American communities across the country. Their mission is to create programs and generate funding that will help Native Americans receive a quality education, while still preserving …

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SOPHOMORE STUDENTS WIN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

On March 5, members from the local utility company visited campus to represent awards to sophomores, Trey Holgate and Gabriella Simpson. The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority and Choice NTUA Wireless 2019-2020 Sportsmanship Awards were selected at the conclusion of the current basketball season. This recognition is given to student-athletes who demonstrate overall academic excellence and …

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ST. MICHAEL INDIAN SCHOOL HOSTS MEALS TO-GO FOR COMMUNITY

SAINT MICHAELS, ARIZONA (MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020) — St. Michael Indian School announced today their student ‘Meals To-Go’ program to begin Wednesday, March 18, 2020. In an effort to help combat childhood hunger concerns surrounding school closures, the school is working in conjunction with the Arizona Summer Food Service program to coordinate the free meals …

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SMIS will have no school today, Friday November 4th, due to snow and icy roads.
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