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Story and photos by Roberto Taboada, CCSD Public Relations
As you would expect, it is noisy, really noisy before the chess games start. Then, sitting in front of their opponents, the students shake hands and get quiet. Really quiet.

Story and photos by Roberto Taboada, CCSD Public Relations
They put on a silent play, let a guitar hero loose, and danced to Abba. Twice. 
 
That was the scene at the 3rd annual Talent Show at Ojo Amarillo Elementary School this week. A greatly entertaining show.

Arpelar Photos 3By Roberto Taboada, CCSD Public Relations.
Photos by Eric Arpelar.
Update: Shiprock High School got third place in the 4A State Chess Championship. Also, Newcomb High School and Career Prep High School got third place in 1A to 3A State Chess Championship. Congratulations!
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Story and photos by Roberto Taboada, CCSD Public Relations
Dr. Joseph Chee says that the most rewarding aspect of his profession is learning from his students. Last week, the New Mexico Public Education Department distinguished his dedication and named Dr. Chee as Indian Educator of the Year during their Spring Government-to-Government Summit in Española.

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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.