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Donald Hornbecker 1Story and photo by Roberto Taboada, CCSD Public Relations
CCSD: You have worked for Central Schools for 40 years, how does that feel?
Donald A. Hornbecker: “You know, I really enjoy what I do. I enjoy working with the students. That’s our main priority. In working with colleagues, it doesn’t feel like 40 years, they flew by. I don’t sit down and think about how long I’ve been here, I find new challenges, new adventures, and journeys, and I look forward to it. I don’t look back, I look forward.”

Darlene George 1Story and photo by Roberto Taboada, CCSD Public Relations
CCSD: You have worked for Central Schools for 40 years, how does that feel?
Darlene J. George: “I always say that work depends on who you work with. It makes your work easier, and working with kids is how I’ve managed to work this long. I started at Mesa Elementary School, then Nizhoni Elementary School, Ruth Bond Elementary School, and Kirtland Elementary School before Judy Nelson. You are here for the kids and I see a lot of them with different backgrounds and they appreciate the teaching, the parents appreciate it too, that’s rewarding for me.”

Marilyn Watland 8Story and photo by Roberto Taboada, CCSD Public Relations
CCSD: You have worked for Central Schools for 30 years, how does that feel?
Marilyn Watland-Wright: “On a good day, it feels like this is something I could do forever and I absolutely love it. On a hard day, I’m glad to have my husband and my kids, and my principal and colleagues that give me support.”

Catherine ManusAnn Marie McCarthy 1Story and photos by Roberto Taboada, CCSD Public Relations
The New Mexico School Nurses’ Association (NMSNA) announced special recognition of two CCSD nurses, Catherine Manus and Ann Marie McCarthy.
 
Catherine Manus (left), and Ann Marie McCarthy (right).
 
Catherine Manus will receive the Community Service Award for the 2016-17 school year. Ann Marie McCarthy will receive the Recognition Award. The awards distinguish individuals that promote the health of schoolchildren in New Mexico, as well as, the communities in which they serve.

Star Wars Episode IVWindtalkersFinding NemoBy CCSD staff
Come and experience Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1,977), Windtalkers (2,002), and Finding Nemo (2,003).
 
Tuesday, June 6  |  Tuesday, June 13  |  Tuesday, June 20
At the Newcomb High School Cafeteria
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
 
Drug and alcohol free event.
For more information, please contact Cathy Manus at 505-696-3417 or Raymond Keeswood, Jr. 505-368-1593.
By CCSD staff
Photos by Roberto Taboada
Join us in congratulating the Class of 2017!

Graduation 001By Guila Curley
Photos by Roberto Taboada
 
This is the full text of the remarks delivered last week by Newcomb teacher, Guila Curley, during the graduation ceremony for Newcomb’s Class of 2017.
 
Ya’at’eeh! Shi ei Guila Curley yinishye. Tabaaha nishli, Bilagaana Bashishchiin, Honaghaanii da shichei, Bilagaana da shinali. Tiisndeezhgiizh dee naasha.

Natatorium Summer Schedule for ShiprockShiprock Natatorium: P.O Box 3578 Shiprock, NM 87420
By CCSD staff
 
Public Swimming: Monday thru Friday
1st session: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
2nd session: 2:00-3:30 p.m.
3rd session: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Family swim *(children must be with an adult): 6:00-7:30 p.m.
 
Physical Therapy: 7:00-11:00 a.m.
Lap Swimming: 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Natatorium Summer Schedule

A.C. Warner Natatorium: 542 County Road 6100, Kirtland. [Click here to view a map]

By CCSD staff
 
Public Swimming:
Monday thru Friday: 12:30-1:50 p.m. & 2:15-3:35 p.m.
Monday thru Thursday: 6:00-7:20 p.m.
 
Lap Swimming/Therapy:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 5:45 -7:45 a.m.
Monday-Friday: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Water Aerobics: Tuesday, Thursday: 7:30 -8:20 p.m.

Newcomb Students To Join SAGU American Indian College Volleyball Program

(Left to right) back row: assistant coach Linda Camerino; front row: American Indian College head coach Deidra Dale, Newcomb students Sheninah George, Jaylyncia John, and Michelle Barber, and head coach Freeland Benally.
 
Story and photo by Roberto Taboada, CCSD Public Relations
 
Newcomb High School students Sheninah George, Jaylyncia John, and Michelle Barber signed a letter of intent to join the volleyball program and study at SAGU - American Indian College in Phoenix, Arizona.