Indian Education

Indian Education2018-10-15T14:43:52+00:00
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Indian Education provides services for American Indian and Alaska Native students, such as tutoring, college and scholarship information, the Eagle Feather Graduation Celebration, monthly meetings for parents, and a culturally-based academic summer program.

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News & Events

  • Fall Family Night and Tutoring at Bush Elementary October 18, October 25, November 1, November 8

    410 14th St SE, Salem 97301  Dinner at 6:00 pm  Classes 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Winter Family Night and Tutoring at Harritt Elementary School  February 7, February 21, March 7

    2112 Linwood St NW, Salem 97304  Dinner at 6:00 pm  Classes 6:30 – 8:00 pm

  • Spring Family Night and Tutoring at Weddle Elementary School  April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9

    1825 Alder Dr NE Keizer 97303  Dinner at 6:00 pm  Classes at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meetings are on Thursday nights, in coordination with the Family Night and Tutoring meetings.  October 18, February 7, March 7, April 4, April 18 and May 9.

    Please refer to the Family Night calendar to determine location of the meetings.

Indian Education Program Services

Family nights and Tutoring are a regular event held on Thursday evenings.  This Fall, we will hold our meetings at Bush Elementary School, located at 410 14th Street Southeast, Salem.  In February, we will meet at Harritt Elementary School, 2112 Linwood St NW, Salem 97304.  In April, we will meet at Weddle Elementary School located at 1825 Alder Dr NE, Keizer 97303.  Evenings begin with a simple dinner at 6:00 p.m. Classes are from 6:30pm-8:00 p.m, and include activities for students from Pre-K through 12 and adults.  Each evening will end with a book given to each student in attendance.

The Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is a very important part of the Indian Education Program. Parents meet to discuss services for students, plan activities to support special events such as the Eagle Feather Graduation Celebration, and approve the annual federal grant application.

Native culture classes are scheduled at various times during the school year. Examples of classes include dance, drumming, and crafting of Native arts. These classes will include as wide an age range as possible. When classes include skills that are more than some of the youngest children can manage, alternatives will be provided, for example, they might string larger beads and play Native based games.

Study hall is available on every Thursday for which activities are scheduled. A secondary math teacher and additional tutors are available to help with homework questions. This is an excellent time to get extra one-on-one help.

A second study hall is available on Tuesdays at the Siletz area office located at 3160 Blossom Drive NE, Salem. More information for this study hall is available by calling Sonya Moody-Jurado at 503-390-9494.

These classes address topics that help parents build skills and knowledge of resources available to help them with everyday responsibilities. Several different topics are covered during the school year. Presentations include a variety of topics such as solving homework hassles, communication, personal finances, and problem solving.

In May of each year, all Indian Education students who complete high school and earn either a diploma or GED are honored at a Native based celebration. The celebration includes a color guard, a drum, gifting of graduates, and a reception.  Please call our office or email us with any questions.  A registration form can be found in the File Attachments at the end of the website.

Summer School is a three-week program for students in grades 2 through 8. Language arts, math and cultural arts are taught through a Native based social studies theme. One or more field trips support the curriculum content.

Parents can invite Indian Education staff to attend school meetings such as IEP or behavioral meetings.

Download Attachments

File Description Date added File size
pdf Indian-Education-at-a-Glance_-2018-2019 October 15, 2018 10:48 am 90 KB
pdf IE Newsletter Fall 2018 October 15, 2018 10:49 am 3 MB
doc EF Grad Celebration Registration Mailer 10-09-18 October 15, 2018 2:22 pm 175 KB
pdf Indian Eduction College Resources Federal and State Grant opportunities for tribal members
November 7, 2017 7:06 am 43 KB
pdf Indian Education Community Resources 015-17 Oregon Directory of American Indian Resources
November 7, 2017 7:06 am 2 MB
pdf Indian Education 506 form TITLE VI 506 Indian Education Eligibility
November 7, 2017 7:05 am 219 KB
pdf Indian Education Enrollment Information Signing up your student for Indian Education with the school district
January 3, 2018 3:06 pm 121 KB
pdf Indian Education Curriculum Resources List Resources for educators
January 3, 2018 3:06 pm 444 KB

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