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Story and photos by Roberto Taboada, CCSD Public Relations
Shiprock High School senior Melanie Secody has signed a letter of intent to play with the Northern New Mexico Eagles. Mandy Montoya, Associate Head Coach for Northern New Mexico College Women’s Basketball was joined by Secody’s mother, Melissa Atcitty, along with students and family members during a signing ceremony at the high school.

By CCSD staff
You are invited to a public hearing. Your recommendations and input to improve student instruction for our Native American student education will be greatly appreciated.
 
Thursday, May 4, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
At the Shiprock Chapter House

Story and photos by Roberto Taboada, CCSD Public Relations
The Central Consolidated School District hosted a community conversation on computer science this week with the leadership of the Navajo Nation, Teach for America New Mexico and Cultivating Coders. The conversation, which also included Shiprock High School students and staff, provided an update on last summer’s exciting coding boot camp, as well as a discussion on economic development in New Mexico.

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By Roberto Taboada, CCSD Public Relations.
Photos by Danielle Emerson.
 
Kirtland Central High School was celebrating more than student excellence during last week’s 120th Day Count Assembly. The school rewarded student quality by presenting certificates, but it didn’t stop there, it also made sure their hard work was noticed beyond the classroom and celebrated by their peers. And their peers responded with loud noise.

The Skyhawk Remix Game
Story and photos by Roberto Taboada, CCSD Public Relations
UPDATE: Team Russell won the Skyhawk Remix Game, 37 to 34 (Team rosters below). Also, the audience voted for Hanna Begay and Kaden Nelson as their most valuable players. Great celebration!

Story and photos by Roberto Taboada, CCSD Public Relations
March 15, 2017 – Not only was there a great crowd and perfect weather, there was plenty of local pride. The streets were lined with signs, ribbons, confetti, and the flash of smart phones. Everywhere you looked, people cheered.

CCSD Competes with Class 1
By CCSD staff
The Central Consolidated School District will hold a parade honoring this year's competing scholars and athletes on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Shiprock. The parade is open to the public and starts at 10 a.m.
 
The Route
Our school teams in several floats will be joined by representatives from the school board and district. The parade will begin at Shiprock High School and march to the Shiprock Chapter House.
Lady Chiefs 80 by 72
Update: The Lady Chieftains won the 4A finals by defeating Hope Christian 47-42.

By Roberto Taboada, CCSD Public Relations.
Photos courtesy of Curtis Ray Benally.
 
March 9, 2017 - Earlier today, Shiprock High School’s Lady Chieftains played an exciting game against Robertson High School. Shiprock won the game 61-56 in overtime and are now headed to the 4A finals.
 
“It was a pretty close game, but our defense was outstanding and it made the difference,” said Coach Larenson Henderson right after the game.
 
The Lady Chieftains will take on Hope Christian in the 2017 U.S. Bank State Basketball Championships - Class 4A - Girls tournament.
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Story and photo by James Preminger, CCSD Public Relations
The Central Consolidated School 2017 District Science Fair was actually three science fairs held over three days: The Elementary Science Fair was Feb. 7; the Middle School Science Fair was Feb. 9; and the High School Science Fair was Feb. 13. All three CCSD science fairs were held at the District’s Phil Thomas Performing Arts Center in Shiprock, New Mexico.

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Story and photo by James Preminger, CCSD Public Relations

Students, parents, and teachers proved education is a family affair during a parent night Feb. 21, 2017 at Mesa Elementary School in Shiprock, New Mexico. It was a chance for the students to show parents their finalized school science fair projects on display.

“We had about 40 projects, an increase. And the projects are quality,” said Jeff Hammons, the enrichment teacher at Mesa Elementary. “The kids can actually direct a project where they steer it to where they want it to go, and they really take ownership of it. And they can see a completed project. The kids take pride.”