Counselor Stepney's Annoucements
Welcome Back Warriors!!
We hope that your summer was relaxing and enjoyable. As the school year begins, please stop by the office to meet with your school counselor to discuss any concerns or goals that you would like to achieve this year. Remember, start the year strong, end the year strong!! Let's make this year great.
Go check our new Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NavajoPineHighSchool/
Attn: FAFSA has open- October 1, 2017: 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
Navajo Pine High School Counseling Department Mission Statement:
Navajo Pine High School Counselor(s) are here to provide a comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program dedicated to preparing ALL students to meet the challenges and become a productive member of a multi-cultural and technological driven society by supporting students’ academic, personal/social, and emotional growth capabilities, and providing college and career opportunities.
The Counselor(s) at Navajo Pine High School Believe:
- All students have equal access to be served by a comprehensive school counseling program.
- All students have a capacity to learn and to be supported in the academic, personal/social, and career domains.
- All students can develop the skills necessary for academic success, personal growth, positive interpersonal relationships, college and career development and healthy choices.
- The student and parent (s)/guardians are responsible for monitoring the student’s educational progress with the assistance of a professional school counselor.
The School Counseling Program:
- Will be planned and coordinated by highly qualified, state-certified, masters degree or equivalent level school counselor(s) in collaboration with other representatives of the school community.
- Will engage students through the classroom, group, and/or individual activities to enhance student learning, academics, college and career opportunities, personal/social, and emotional development for all students.
- Uses disaggregated data to conduct school counseling program evaluations to determine the effectiveness of activities.
- Collaborates with community, parents, staff, and other school representatives to deliver program services and develop effective support networks for positive student growth.
All School Counselors:
- Are advocates for all students and work collaboratively with school representatives, administration, community, and parents/guardians as it relates to the students’ academic, personal/social, and college and career goals.
- Should provide trainings for students and staff to ensure effective and productive learning environment.
- Abide by the professional ethics of guidance and counseling as advocated by the American School Counselor Association.
- Participate in professional development activities essential to maintain a quality school counseling program and provide personal/professional growth.
*Adopted from Shadle Park High School*
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Kuder Navigator Parent Information
Kuder Navigator is a career planning system for students with assessments; career, application, FAFSA, and scholarship info; and workforce prep with resumes. Your students will be using this program to help prepare for post-secondary goals. Parents can use this program as well. Please see attached files. Kuder Parent Guide.pdf Parent Guide.pdf Parent Flyer.pdf
CREDIT RECOVERY PROGRAM & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Do You Need After School Tutoring???
Please Come Join us from 3:30 to 5pm on:
Tuesdays: 6th, 7th, & 8th grade math and reading for NVM and Algebra 1, Biology, and English I for NPHS
Wednesday: 6th, 7th, & 8th grade math and reading for NVM and Geometry, Earth Science/Physical Science, and English II for NPHS
Thursdays: 6th, 7th, & 8th grade math and reading for NVM and Algebra II/Pre-Calc, Chemistry, and English III/IV for NPHS
After School Tutoring Mentors: Mr. Joshua Stepney (Coordinator) NVM- Mrs. Teresa Howard (Language Arts), Mr. Saji Sebastian (Math) NPHS- Mr. Tye (English), Mr. Saji Arconeda (Math), Ms. Antonio (Science)
Starting September 6, 2017 NHPS & NVM
Please Come Join us from 3:30pm to 4:30pm Tuesday through Thursday. Mr. Lucas Venturina is the Credit Recovery Coordinator. Transportation Provided. Please attend Credit Recovery to help put one's self back on track for graduation Starting August 22 , 2017 NHPS & NVM
CLASS OF 2018
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.)