Bacone College, located in Muskogee, was expected to begin fall classes on Aug. 15. In May, rumors of closure circulated after outgoing the president, Frank Willis, made the announcement via Facebook days before the May 12 commencement ceremonies. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Dr. Ferlin Clark
The college was expecting 400 students to enroll for the fall semester.
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Oklahoma test results show that student proficiency rates are down slightly in almost every grade and subject in the second year of higher academic standards.
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Eighteen-year-old Cherokee Nation citizen and 2018 Sequoyah High School valedictorian Katelyn Morton will start college in the fall at Oklahoma City University to major in vocal performance and Spanish. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The Cherokee Nation citizen will take her talents to Oklahoma City University this fall to major in vocal performance and Spanish.
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Classroom Enhancement Grants of $1,000 to $5,000 will be awarded to pre-kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms for projects focusing on arts and humanities, science or literacy.
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Texie C. Taylor
The memorial scholarship honors the late U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Texie C. Taylor.
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All children with disabilities residing in Oklahoma, whether attending public or private schools, should be identified, located and evaluated.
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Betsy Paskvan taught Japanese language methodology at the 2018 Indigenous Gathering of Native Language Instructional Techniques for Educators (IGNITE) Conference held July 23–26 at the Heritage Elementary School in Tahlequah. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Gaelic teacher Jason Bond shared how he teaches Gaelic with Cherokee language instructors during the 2018 Indigenous Gathering of Native Language Instructional Techniques for Educators Conference held July 23-26 in Tahlequah. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Some of the world’s finest language educators instruct area Cherokee language teachers on effective teaching techniques and strategies.
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To apply for free or reduced-price meals, households should fill out the application and return it to the school.
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Camp Cherokee participant Ella Mounce baits the hook of a turtle trap as fish and wildlife camp instructor Dr. Paul Shipman observes during the 2018 Camp Cherokee in Welling. COURTESY
Camp Cherokee instructor Frances Head leads a rocket-making and launching class for students during the annual camp at Camp Heart O’ Hills in Welling. COURTESY
Camp Cherokee counselors Sky Wildcat, far left, and Jake Chavez, far right, stand with residential campers before playing stickball during the 2018 Camp Cherokee in Welling. COURTESY
The annual camp provides academic experiences, including classes in the areas of art and science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM.
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Stacy Leeds
Cherokee Nation citizen Stacy Leeds will be responsible for assessing, increasing and communicating the university’s economic and social impacts.
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The Cherokee Nation Foundation in July hosted 35 high school juniors and seniors along 14 university representatives from across the nation at its annual Cherokee College Prep Institute. COURTESY
The Cherokee Nation Foundation partners with Northeastern State University to host the weeklong camp.
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