Monument Valley
High School
U.S. North Highway 163
Mustang Blvd
Kayenta, AZ 86033
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Monument Valley HS News

At Monument Valley High School, we appreciate our involved parents and community members. We also enjoy broadcasting our latest news and information here on our News page, where we will chronicle school activities and student achievements and publish announcements. Check back often, as we update this page regularly.

Teacher and Students of the Month

Congratulations to our students and teacher of the month for November.

Teacher of the Month: Ollie Whaley

Students of the Month:
Social Studies: Camille Secatero
English: Nicholas Bailey, Racy Blackrock, Woodrow Hot, Myori Plummer, and Gabrielle Secatero

Fundraising

Support our Mustangs by wearing our logo proudly! Check out Fan Cloth Fundraising. The deadline for ordering our spirit wear is November 18. Thanks for your participation!

Site Council Meeting

Join us for a site council meeting on November 25, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in room 306. We will be having a Thanksgiving potluck, so bring a side dish!

Be part of a caring group that is dedicated to improving the education of our children. Site council is composed of parents, community, high school students, administrators, teachers, and staff. We encourage all to attend.

The school site council (SSC) is intended to be a decision-making body that represents all stakeholders of the school community. The school principal, teachers, other school personnel, parents and students (secondary level) make up this group in order to 

  • Provide an open forum for discussing educational issues.
  • Provide an opportunity for interaction by parents, teachers, and administrators.
  • Foster the importance of decision making at the site level.
  • Contribute to the Single Plan for Student Achievement.
  • Assist in defining educational needs and problems.

By working cooperatively, all elements of the school population ensure that the school site plan focuses resources upon improvement strategies, which guarantee that all students meet high standards.

Kayenta Unified School District Cultural Center

For Native American Heritage Month, we will have a 17-day traditional challenge. Students can dress traditional for 17 days of November to commemorate Native American culture.There will be participation awards for dressing up seven days or more. We will have first, second, and third place prizes.

This event is to promote and embrace our culture in encouraging our students to be proud of who they are. We will be acknowledging anything traditional, such as traditional hair-dos, native jewelry, headbands, etc. There will be individual prizes for each school and participation award also.

For more information, please call (928) 697.2037.

Essay Contest Finalists

Congratulations to the following students for becoming finalists for the Intertribal Agriculture Council youth essay contest.

Top Three Finalist
Stephanie Guajardo - First Navajo Nation finalist ever!

Top 90 Finalists
Erynne Sells
Jennifer Alcott
Colton Denetsosie (three time finalist)

Imagine that you have the opportunity to invest $100,000 in improving your community’s food and agriculture systems. You have the task of outlining how you will deploy the $100,000 investment in your community, and you will use this essay to share how this investment will support Indian agriculture as a whole. In your proposal, make sure to outline the following:

  • What needs exist in your community, and how can enhancing Indian agriculture and food systems meet this need?
  • How can your investment create a lasting, regenerative impact?
  • What intertribal collaborations will you pursue to ensure this investment improves multiple communities?

As part of the Monument Valley High School Agriculture Program, we require our students to participate in the Intertribal Agriculture Council youth essay contest; this year they had to research and answer that very question. Every year, the question is different and every year for the last six years Monument Valley High School Agriculture Program has finalist. This year, 90 Native American youth had their essays selected from across the nation! We had four out of the 90 selected! The Navajo Nation has never had a top three finalist - that is until this year!

Upcoming Christmas Bazaars

Christmas is right around the corner and so are our Christmas bazaars! Please take a moment to check out the upcoming bazaars sponsored by our high school clubs.

November 27, 2019
Christmas bazaars information flyerTime: 4:00–8:30 p.m.
$20 for non-food booth and $30 for food booth
Sponsored by: The Senior Class of 2020
Contact info:
Tatum Davis 
Phone: (928) 697.2100
Shannon Young
Phone: (928) 697.2106

December 4, 2019
Time: 4:00–8:30 p.m.
$20 for non-food booth and $30 for food booth
Sponsored by: DECA
Contact info:
Elaine Sombrero
Phone: (928) 697.2116

December 11, 2019
Time: 4:00–8:00 p.m.
$20 for non-food booth and $30 for food booth
Sponsored by: Mr. and Miss MVHS Committee
Contact info:
Sara Stanley or Cheryl Singer
Phone: (928) 697.2100

American Indian Graduate Center Presentation

American Indian Graduate Center Presentation FlyerThe American Indian Graduate Center is presenting Know Before “U” Go on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, in the MVHS Nash Auditorium.

  • Registration is from 9:00 until 9:30 a.m.
  • The program is from 9:30 a.m. until 3:10 p.m.
  • A free college workshop
  • For Native American high school students and families
  • This is a free college workshop for American Indian and Alaska native students from ninth through twelfth grade, parents,and educators to learn about college preparation, scholarship opportunities, and financial literacy.
  • There is a limit on spaces. Please visit AIGCS to register.
Volleyball and Basketball Open Gym

Mark your calendars for volleyball and basketball open gyms!

  • Volleyball is on Monday and Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Basketball is on Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Both open gyms are in Monument Valley High School in the Beets Gym. We hope to see you there!

Open Gym flyer

Navajo Shoe Game

Join us on Tuesday, December 10 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the cultural center to learn the Navajo story of how the cycle of day and night came to be among the Diné and learn one or two songs. Mark your calendar, and see our Navajo Shoe Game flyer for more information.

Beading Class

The Kayenta Unified School District Cultural Center is hosting a beading class every Monday from January 6, 2020, through February 24, 2020, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Please see our beading class flyer for more information, and come join us!

Sewing Projects for KUSD Students

We invite students to design and make their own traditional clothes for promotion or graduation. Also, if you are interested in quilting or pillow making, come on by the cultural center for more information. Contact Dr. Victoria Yazzie at (928) 697-2036 if you have any questions. Ahxehee’.

SkillsUSA Officers

Congratulations to our three students who became officers for SkillsUSA Arizona's Region 4.

  • Alisa Cly - treasurer
  • Kyle Isaac - parliamentarian
  • Austin Ramirez - secretary

Teacher and Students of the Month

Congratulations to our students and teacher of the month for October.

Teacher of the Month: Jason Franklin

Students of the Month
Social Studies: Rian Stanley and Nakia Blackhorse
English: Samantha Begay, Shaniley Dugi, Johanna Hawley, Kaiden Kee, Autry Lomahongva, William Wayne, and Shantell Whitehorse

Daily Announcements

It is with excitement that we share the new daily announcements feature on our website! Each day we will post a new daily announcement in the sidebar on our News page. Here you will find information such as teacher and student of the month, upcoming general information, student events, news specific to each grade level, our menu, sports news, and more! We hope you will visit our News page daily to find out everything going on!

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