HOWE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
APRIL 21, 2016
(Cultural Day continued . . . )
Howe Campus. All 152 PK-12th grade JOM students participated in the cultural activities throughout the day which included basket weaving, beading/jewelry, cornhusk dolls, information on healthy life styles, stick ball, cultural dancers, tribal information, and a taste of traditional food. Plans are already underway for the 2nd Annual event to be held in the Fall of 2016 at Howe Public Schools.
Howe High School Choctaw Language I Students Enter Video Contest
Teacher Ms. Leigh Ward with the School of Choctaw Language. The class meets via distance with their teacher front Durant utilizing videoconferencing equipment at both sites. Next year, Howe plans to offer Choctaw Language I and II.
Five students enrolled in the Howe High School Choctaw Language I Class entered the Native American Youth Language Fair Film & Video contest hosted by the Native American Language department of the Sam Noble Museum.
The student team comprised of Sara Fox, Jerry Huang, Kaleb Smith, Abigail Davidson and Adam Wilson, created an original Choctaw Language interpretation of “Goldilocks and The Three Bears.” The team created the video entitled “Pashi Lusa micha Nita Tuchina" using the iPad App Puppet Pals HD and edited in iMovie. The video script was spoken entirely in Choctaw. Although they did not place in the top 3 at the contest, they received much praise from their
YAB TEEN AWARENESS DAY APRIL 11, 2016 On Monday, April 11, members of the Howe Choctaw Youth Advisory Board sponsored a Teen Awareness day for Howe High School students. The goal of the event was to bring awareness to teens before the Junior/Senior Prom scheduled for April 23. Over seventeen presenters shared on the following topics: drinking and driving, distracted driving, suicide prevention, healthy relationships, and college and career readiness. The day began with a High School assembly and keynote speaker, Mr. Colby McGee, a Vocational Agriculture Teacher from Allen Public Schools whose father, while mowing his own yard, was killed by a drunk driver.