• Indian Education Summit 2019
    Indian Education Summit 2019
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    Tribal PIR Day 2018
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    Arizona State University College Tour
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    College Tour Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

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It's that time of the month again! Click here to find out what your IEC has been up to. Get some helpful tips. Catch up to Polson's students. Find out who the Community Development Specialist really is. Also, Science!

2018 NJOMA Royalty Swear-In

NJOMA: A Student's View

"The conference began with an opening ceremony. Southern Paiyut and other local Native Americans gave a traditional and contemporary welcome to their 600+ participants. Eyes aglow with anticipation and hearts beating with the same energy, two students from a small town in Montana looked around at other youth there for the same thing. Experience."

                                                                                             -Excerpt from April Newsletter. 

Anxiety Tips:

Our Newsletter only has five of the ten strategies for helping an anxious child. Go to Special Mom Advocate's blog and read more on what you can do to help. 

Remember, experiencing anxiety can be scary for a lot of people. We at the JOM Program hope this can help. 

"To improve the educational experience and opportunities of all American Indian students who reside on the Flathead Indian Reservation."

 -JOM Mission Statement. 

We've all been there. Before you can even throw off your coat, drop your backpack (if you remembered to bring it home), and turn on the television, there's a niggling in the back of your mind saying "you've got homework". After a split second decision you answer "I'll do it never, I hate homework." Then, you're off. Not realizing in the moment that your homework neglect just might, might, influence your grade.

In all my time being a student, there's always been a simpler way I would look up on the internet as to 'how to do homework when i hate it'. So many options were then thrust onto me. Take ten minute stretches. Take a break when you need. Have music to distract from the distractions (especially if those come all too easily). Chew mint gum to retain information, then chew the same flavor during tests. But the question still remained, how do I do my homework if I hate it?

Jump forward a few years and I've stumbled onto the same question... except framed for children. How to help a child with their homework when they hate it? And maybe another question would be, what if it's taking my child too long to complete it? So, stretching my fingers and putting on my researchers hat (not made of tinfoil this time), I began looking for some simple answers to start with. Then, I finally found a blog that just might have a part of the answer. After all, no one answer fits all children. 

So, with all that being said, here's a short list of things that Misty, at HomeMoneyHabits.com, had made:

  1. When it's taking too long, reach out to the teacher... asap.
  2. Stay positive and encouraging when it comes time to do homework.
  3. Get creative and negotiate to get it done.
  4. Set up a homework environment that works best for your child's personality (remember that easily distracted comment?)
  5. Establish homework routines.

Remember, your child is unique and always requires unique solutions. You can go check out this blog to see what else Misty has to say, or find your own blog to help! Your child's academic success is important to Tribal Education, if you need more guided help, please contact us. 

The Modernization Act

Since its introduction and implementation in the 1970’s, the National Johnson O’Malley Association has been delivering federal assistance to Native American students. Unfortunately nothing has changed since then. That is, until the passing of the Modernization Act.

Certain members of the NJOMA, elected officials from among employees and parents of JOM students, have been fighting to get the program recognized. Not only has there been little to no change to the rules and regulations but there has been no increase of budget. That’s all about to change.

If you log onto NJOMA.com and look at the legislative section, you’ll see current updates, the faces of people fighting for Native American student success, and the primary goals of this Act. Not much else about NJOMA should get you fired up and excited as that. The Modernization Act intends to stay relevant and important to legislation for many years to come.

Many of NJOMA’s members who are knowledgeable about federal codes, grants, and procedures for programs such as JOM have found an increasing gap in collecting data. Without data, there has been no proof to need increased budgets, an expansion in needs, internal support to employees, and many more concerns.

With these changes CSKT Tribal Education will be there every step of the way explaining the new Johnson O’Malley Program and what it means for our children. Please go to https://www.njoma.com for more information.

HiSET Achiever Take Advantage

More and more, students have considered dropping out or taking a trade. Not many students may realize that getting their HiSET is important. Parents, we’re sure dropping out may not be an option for your child. However, if your child can achieve the completion of this test, there’s no telling what they may accomplish afterwards.

A special congratulations to all students who’ve taken HiSET tests this school year and passed.

HiSET may be taken at Salish Kootenai College. For more information on days and times go to https://www.skc.edu/hiset/

 

IEC Contact Information

We understand, sometimes it’s confusing on who to get a hold of to ask questions about IEC or what you can do as a parent.

At CSKT Tribal Education, you can contact the Community Development Specialist Phylicia McDonald, at (406) 275-2715 x1070, or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a more detailed question.

Be sure to check Facebook for Ronan/Pablo and Polson Indian Education Committee for specific updates and meeting times.

We are advertising for the second CDS position.

For any links or fillable forms, go to edu.csktribes.org

Flathead Reservation Regional Indian Education Summit Final

News

JOM Newsletter - April

  • By Phylicia McDonald
  • 04/30/2019
  • Hits36

It's that time of the month again! Click here to find out what your IEC has been up to. Get some helpful tips. Catch up to Polson's students. Find out who the Community Development Specialist really...

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Tips to Homework

  • By Phylicia McDonald
  • 04/15/2019
  • Hits38

We've all been there. Before you can even throw off your coat, drop your backpack (if you remembered to bring it home), and turn on the television, there's a niggling in the back of your mind saying...

News

JOM Newsletter - March

  • By Phylicia McDonald
  • 04/15/2019
  • Hits49

The Modernization Act Since its introduction and implementation in the 1970’s, the National Johnson O’Malley Association has been delivering federal assistance to Native American students....

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