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American Indian Education

Navajo Language/Activity Enrichment Class

**New location, day and time**Spring Semester 2019

Aztec HS, room 404, Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Focus on Elementary students/parents

After School Tutoring

Aztec High School on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Transportation provided

Koogler Middle School on Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Transportation provided.

Elementary available. JOM will cost share with parents on the $50 fee. See Ms. Zah for eligibility

College/Career Student Travel

Requirements: Must have 2.0 and higher GPA and No F's along with parent permission form

Approved trips:

  • UNM AISS American Indian Junior Day and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute campus tour, Thursday, February 21, 2019. DEADLINE to SIGN-UP: February 8, 2019
  • UNM AISS American Indian Senior Day and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute campus tour, Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Navajo Technical University campus, Crownpoint, NM on Monday, October 22 for 11th & 12 grade students. Leave after 6th period.

NM School Grades

Click the link:

New Mexico School Grades

Navajo Nation JOM Public Hearings

TOPIC: Indian Education Policy


1. Monday, October 22, K USD, NASH Auditorium, Kayenta, AZ, 6:00 p.m.

2. Wednesday, October 24, CCSD, Brooks Isham Performing Arts Center, Kirkland, NM 6:00 p.m.

3. Friday, October 26, GMCS, Crownpoint Elementary School Cafeteria, 4:00 p.m.

4. Monday, October 29, DODE, Auditorium, Window Rock, AZ, 6:00 p.m.


Public Hearing Indian Education Program

Tuesday, March 26th at 6PM in the Aztec Board Room. 1118 W. Aztec Blvd.

Indian Education Committee meeting, time @ 5:15 p.m.

 Wednesday, March 27 at 5:15 pm at Koogler MS, Room 125. Enter through main gate and main doors. Followed by Public Hearing At KMS Room 125

Chief Earl Old Person Scholarship*Due Feb. 15

For HS Seniors. Go to website, click on Conference tab and see scholarship under Student Contest Deadlines. Click on link for more information. 

You are welcome to contact Ms. Zah for assistance

IEC Special Meeting

Monday, January 28, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the Federal Programs Conference room, 1118 W. Aztec Blvd.

Meeting will take place in the Aztec Board room at 1118 W. Aztec Blvd.

Come get your students' tribal school clothes

Tribal School Clothes are in! Please stop by my office at: 1118 W. Aztec Blvd. Call: 505-334-9505 if need meet outside of hours.

Pick-up begins Friday, January 11, 2019

College Horizons "How Do I Apply" Webinar-Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. for 10th & 11th
College Horizons

School Supplies Semester 2

Our middle and high school students begin the 2nd semester entering new classes. We have received messages of our students needing writing pencils and pens. In either case, you will be happy to know that my office will begin distribution for school supplies for Semester 2, beginning Monday, January 14 through Thursday, January 31.

CIB's/506 forms will be checked for eligibility.

Attention: Juniors and Sophomores

College Horizons is accepting online applications for their annual college admission workshop!

Host Sites: University of Michigan (June 15-21) and Brown University (June 22-28)

Visit the website: and to get more information

Deadline February 4, 2019!

Movie canceled for Thursday, November 29.

Recognition of National Native American Heritage Month

Celebrating rich & diverse cultures and traditions

Recognition of the Dine' (Navajo) Nation's Four Sacred colors, directions and mountains

  • Monday, Nov. 26-Yoolgai Day-Wear your white shell jewelry or white clothing
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27-Dootl'izhii Day-Wear your Turquoise jewelry or clothing
  • Wednesday, Nov. 28-Diichili Day-Wear your abalone jewelry or yellow clothing
  • Thursday, Nov. 29-Baashzhinii Day-Wear your black jet jewelry or clothing 
    • *Evening, "Walking in Two Worlds" movie at 6:00 p.m. Place TBA. Celebration of Native foods to be shared at this showing!

Recognition of All Indigenous People:

  • Friday, November 30-Lichii' Day-Wear Red

Dress Traditional All Month*Rock Your Mocs All Month

*Event is free and open to students, parents, staff and community*

Rock Your Mocs, Thursday, November 15, Students, Staff, Parents, Community

Aztec District

Discussion/Activity, Native American Heritage

Tuesday, October 23 at 4:45 p.m. in the Aztec Board room

  • We will honor Veteran's by posting a banner. We would like to create other banners that recognize students and the Tribes they represent and their cultural significance. For example, recognize moccasins from our students tribes as we all have variations. Another possible event: a student pageant to represent Aztec district.
    • Our possibility of dates for activities and ideas:
      • November 1st OR cultural week, November 12-16 to: Celebration of Nations Dress-Dress your best heritage outfit/regalia along with Rock your Moccasin week
      •  November 5th Demonstration of Hair bun-Tsi'yaal and String games in the evening
      •  November 6th or 7th Native movie showing in the evening
      • November 12 or 13th Presentation of Moccasin making, reason in the evening
      • November 15th-"Rock your Mocs" day
      • November 29th Cultural Food with an evening of Games
      • Cultural week November 5th-9th: Wear your hair in a traditional way, bun, with a handkerchief, etc. 
      • Cultural week November 26-30: Wear your cultural jewelry
  • This could  create dialogue between your child and others.
  • If you have information, about your tribe you would like to share, please do so via email to me or come to Tuesday’s meeting and share.

Indian Education Regular meeting

Welcome SY 2018-2019 Potluck

  • Koogler M.S. Cafeteria
  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Cultural Activity will coincide
  • Italian Food Theme:
    • Bring Food according to your last name, first initial
    • A-F: Italian Main Dish
    • G-K: Salad, Bread
    • L-P: Drinks, Desserts
    • Q-Z: Italian Main Dish
    • Note: Office has water, plates, napkins and silverware

Aztec Board room will be the meeting place at 1118 W. Aztec Blvd.

An election will take place! Come vote and be part of the process!

Eligible parent/guardian needs to have a child with a CIB on file going to an Aztec school!

Agenda will follow soon.

Aztec Board room 1118 W. Aztec Blvd. see News for Draft Agenda

Navajo Clothing and School Supplies SY 2018-2019

Navajo School Clothing forms: Begin Monday, August 6 and End Wednesday, August 22nd!

  • One parent needs to provide Census #. If fostered/adopted by non-Navajo, then no census # is needed by guardian.
  • Copy of Child's Certificate of Indian Blood
  • Need height and weight of student
  • Need clothing size for jacket, pant, shoes (Clothing arrives until 3 to 4 months so adjust if necessary)
  • Child needs to be registered in the Aztec district

Native American Student Supplies Distribution: Begin Monday, August 13 and End Friday, August 31st!

  • Copy of Certificate of Indian blood is needed per child
  • Only students registered with Aztec district are eligible
  • Middle and High School students can pick up general supply OR wait to receive specific Teacher list

Title VI 506 Form to be filled out at this time

Contact Kimberly Zah  Kimberly Zah (505) 334-9505 ex: 1077 Native American Coordinator

Indian Education Committees

School Year 2018-2019

JOM Indian Education Committee
Chairperson: Cassandra Begay
Vice-Chairperson: LaCreesha Wilson
Secretary: Michelle Murphy


Title VI Parent/Teacher/Student Advisory Committee

Chairperson: Cassandra Begay
Vice-Chairperson: LaCreesha Wilson
Secretary: Michelle Murphy            Teacher: Mrs. Gustamantes               Student: Available

Certificate of Indian Blood and ED 506 Form needed for Indian Student Count

506 Ed Form

If my office does not have your child's CIB and/or ED 506 form, please stop by. I can make a copy and fill out the ED 506 form as well. We use CIB's and ED 506 form to get funding for our district for our Indian students education!

Link to access ED 506 form


School Supply Distribution Semester 2

Parents, Guardians and Students! Middle and High school students begin new elective classes for the second semester and messages that our students are in need of writing instruments. This is the time to replenish for semester two.

Distribution begins: Monday, January 14 to Thursday, January 31

CIB/506's will be checked for eligibility

Navajo School Clothing Program SY 18-19

Start Monday, August 6 and End Wednesday, August 22nd!

Parents fill out forms at the American Indian Office at the Central Office building, 1118 W. Aztec Blvd.

We need parents census number and a copy of the child's certificate of Indian blood. Please have height and weight measurements and note that clothing comes in December or January so adjust size, if necessary. 

Students between the ages of 3-13 years are eligible with CIB

Any questions, call or email the Coordinator.