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Advisory School Council for 2016-17

Staff of NPHS, Parents of NPHS, and Community Members of Navajo NM,

Our school is in the process of establishing an Advisory School Council for 2016-17 school year.  The Advisory School Council is composed of 2 parent representatives (1-middle school and 1 high school); 2 school employees; and 2 community members.  The purpose of the ASC is to work with the school principal on school and district policies relating to instructional issues and curricula and budgets.  The committee will also work on creative ways to involve parents in school.

Please notify Mrs. Sherman, Principal if you are interested in serving on this committee at (505) 721-3620.

Thank you for your interest in our school and the education of our students.   We need your support to make a difference!


Monday - October 31, 2016, from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Business Representatives:  Please call Joshua Stepney at 505-721-3613 or Hilda Wilson at 505-721-3600 to reserve your space!

Bring information to share with the students and community! 

We will provide tables and chairs!

FREE booths!  FREE space!



October 27:  Lady Warriors VB @ Shiprock NW

October 29:  Warriors at District Meet 1A/AA

Congratulation Koqua Louis!!!

Counselor Stepney's Annoucements

October 27 @ 6:00PM:  Senior Parent Meeting  (Parents of all Seniors, please come join us!)

October 31 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM:  College & Career Fair at NPHS!  Come one, Come all!

Let's take the time to congratulate our amazing students at Navajo Pine High School. They are really setting the bar high.

Honor Roll List:

Artieda, Pearly 12th Summa Cum Laude Honor Roll

Begay, Andrew 12th Honor Roll

Bia, Trevor 12th Magna Cum Laude Honor Roll

Brown, Dereka 12th Honor Roll

Chischilly, Victoria 12th Magna Cum Laude Honor Roll

James, Leander 12th Honor Roll

Louis, Koqua 12th Summa Cum Laude Honor Roll

Muskett, Jacob 12th Honor Roll

Nez, Keon 12th Honor Roll

Tsosie, Monique 12th Summa Cum Laude Honor Roll

Watchman, Timeka 12th Magna Cum Laude Honor Roll

Wilson, Matt 12th Summa Cum Laude Honor Roll

Henio, Miranda 11th Honor Roll

Palongyas, Ellisse 11th Summa Cum Laude Honor Roll

Plummer, Tamika 11th Cum Laude Honor Roll

Stewart, Shuridan 11thMagna Cum Laude Honor Roll

Tsosie, Skye 11thMagna Cum Laude Honor Roll

Yazzie, Alexis 11th Honor Roll

Yazzie, Angelene 11thSumma Cum Laude Honor Roll

Brown, Jamie 10th Honor Roll

Bryant, Angellece 10th Honor Roll

Bryant, Kalika 10th Honor Roll

Gatewood, Ricky 10th Honor Roll

Jesus, Jacoby 10th Honor Roll

Johnson, Van-Garrett 10th Honor Roll

Legah, April 10th Cum Laude Honor Roll

Louis, Granite 10th Summa Cum Laude Honor Roll

Wauneka, Jonathan 10th Honor Roll

Wheeler, Shilo Hope 10th Honor Roll

Wood, Shamoia 10th Summa Cum Laude Honor Roll

Castillo, Xyrus 9th Honor Roll

Clichee, Dominique 9th Cum Laude Honor Roll

Thomas, Cazzie 9th Honor Roll

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Congratulations!!! This letter is to inform you that your child has received Honor Roll first quarter. You should be so proud of your child for their perseverance and dedication to maintaining such high academic standards for themselves. I know you, as parents, play a huge role in motivating your child to reach such high academic standards. For that, I would like to thank you and ask for your continued support in motivating your child to reach their full potential. With receiving Honor Roll, there are some distinctions in Grade Point Averages. The three distinctions of high honors are: Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude. Cum Laude is for students who GPA’s fall in the 3.4 –3.6 range. Magna Cum Laude is for students who GPA’s fall in the 3.61-3.89 range. Summa Cum Laude is for students who GPA’s fall in 3.9 and above range. Take the time and congratulate your child for a job well done. Please if there are any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me @ 505-721-3613 or @


Congratulation to:

Monique Tsosie 12th

Matt Wilson 12th

Shamoia Wood 10th

for obtaining perfect attendance for the first Quarter!!

Let's also take the time to congratulate Pearly Artieda and Keon Nez for being this years Wendy's High School Heisman Winners. Extra Congratulations to Keon Nez for becoming a state finalist.

Parents of Seniors: Mark your calendar for August 31st and September 1st for senior Counselor/Parent meetings from 4-7pm . This MANDATORY for parents to review child's progress to graduation!! Bring questions and concerns!! NOTE: Parents who attended last weeks meeting do not required to come. 

View this month's School News Letter:  September School Newsletter.docx 

Go check our new Facebook page:

Use KUDER to help find student interest: KUDER- Parent Resources.pdf  KUDER- Parents.pdf 

Homecoming Week:  Starting September 26 -30, 2016 Football Homecoming Week Activities 2016.pdf 

Rainbow Alliance: Starting September 22, 2016  Rainbow Alliance.docx 

Attn: FAFSA has open- October 1, 2016: All high school seniors and students in college should be applying for financial Aid. Remember FASFA is MANDATORY if you want to be Elgible for scholarships, loans, and grants. Go get that money $💸💷💶💰💴💵 #FreeMoney

2015-16 School Grade


Navajo Pine High School is located in the valley, between the beautiful Chuska Mountains (New Mexico) and Sawmill Mountains (Arizona); and across from the majestic Fuzzy Mountain.  Navajo Pine is a rural school within Gallup McKinley County School District, about 50 miles northwest of Gallup NM.  From Gallup NM, you will travel on State Road 491; turn west on State Road 264, arriving at Window Rock AZ.  From Window Rock AZ, you will travel another 20 miles on Route 12 into Navajo NM.  It takes about 45 minutes to travel to and from Gallup NM. 

A few miles down the road, you will find Wheatfields Lake and A'saa'yi' Lake.  Excellent for camping, hiking and fishing!  The Navajo Tribal Fish & Wildlife provides hunting and fishing permits in Window Rock AZ. 

Spring and Summer weather is nice and hot, about 95 degrees.  During the Fall and Winter months, the weather is cool to cold.  We do get snow due to the high elevation.  


Navajo Pine High School currently has 142 students enrolled in grades 9-12.  At least 97% of the students are members of the Navajo Nation, and the remaining 3% are of the Filipino nationality.  There are 77 male students and 65 female students.  Some students speak their native Navajo language fluently, and some of them are semi-lingual.  This means, they can speak the English language and the Navajo language, but not fluent in both. 

We provide services in special education and the gifted and talented education.  Navajo Pine is a member of the New Mexico Athletic Association as a 2A school.  Our students participate in Football, Cross Country, Track, Volleyball, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Softball and Baseball. 

All our students are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch Program; majority of the student body qualify for  ELL programs.

At least 13% have pursued post-secondary education; and another 13% have joined the military forces; and the remaining go into vocational programs or employment.   


The community is surrounded by beautiful red sandstone formations, with pinon trees.  There is one gas station, one general market, one high school, one middle school, one elementary school, one Navajo Chapter House, one Early Childhood Development Center, district teacher housing, and various Navajo Tribal Housing.  The population is about 600 people. 

A majority of the community are members of the Navajo Tribe.  There are also other tribes and nationalities represented throughout the community. 

The school faculty are members of various nationalities across the world (Navajo, African American, Hispanic, Filipinos, Indians, Germans, Italians, Caucasians, etc.)


Gallup-McKinley County Schools (GMCS) recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals regardless of national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment. GMCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs and activities. GMCS provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:  Frank Chiapetti, Superintendent, 505-721-1189; Title IX —Ron Donkersloot, Director of Personnel, 505-721-1061; 504 District Contact—Mike Hyatt, Associate Superintendent, 505-721-2248.