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We welcome all parents and community members to our school. If you have any concern please contact us

Secretary/Bookkeeper: Danielle Thompson
Phone number: 505 721 4810

dthomps1@gmcs.k12.nm.us

School Liaison: Elsie Watson
Phone number:505 721 4800
ewatson@gmcs.k12.nm.us

Attendance Secretary: Elsie Manuelito
Phone number: 505 721 4817
emanuel1@gmcs.k12.nm.us

Principal: Craig R. Robinson
Phone number 505 721 4820
crobinso@gmcs.k12.nm.us

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Daily Announcements

Parents if your son/daughter plans on bring a vehicle on campus please have them pick up a registration packet  with Ms.Thompson. The vehicle needs to have Proof of Insurance, Registration, Students Valid drivers license, and Parental Consent. Thank you.

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 Bus Times and Numbers
All information on busing can be obtained from the Tohatchi Bus Barn
505 733 2579 or 505 721 4791

SENIORS OF THE MONTH

October- Rory Leslie
    November- Lane Begay
    January- Zunneh-bah Martin
    February- Shawntaya Murphy
    

    SENIOR OF THE YEAR
RORY LESLIE

From the Principal

Greetings to the Community of Tohatchi High School Students, Parents, and all of those concerned with the educational opportunities offered by Tohatchi High School.

The following will be a summary of comments made at Chapter house meetings that I have attended over the last two months. I attend chapter house meetings for the communities that are in the attendance area for Tohatchi High School twice a year. The Tohatchi Chapter house has suggested that we have special meetings at a time convenient for parents for each of the schools that serve that chapter. I am excited about this suggestion and will be working with Mr. Morris and the education committee of the Tohatchi Chapter House to realize this

School performance. Tohatchi High School has shown growth in all subject areas this year. Math was our focus for this year. We put a lot of effort into improving classroom instruction and instructional supplies in the math department. We have an instructional coach who has 25 years as a high school math teacher and almost 10 years as an instructional coach who helps teachers improve their performance. We have grown in Math and English. There is still much work to be done, and there are still critical scores to be released from this years testing, but I am optimistic about the results. This is some data from our last Learning Institute test in March:


Safety. We have a problem with some students using marijuana, sometimes on campus. When discovered all of those students have been given the district mandated suspensions and in a few cases expulsions for multiple uses on campus. What we don’t have a problem with is fighting, there was one student suspended for pushing another student, and that was our only suspension for students being violent physically toward each other this year! Students who are not worried about fights in the hallway focus on academics and not their safety or the safety of their friends- this is a very good thing for the school. 

Reading. Accelerated Reader has been a success. We split the lunch into two periods and now student read for thirty minutes a day. The average number of verified words read during this school year per student was more than 244,000 PER STUDENT! The average number of books read by students was 4.2. These are books of their own choosing. We have spent significant money on expanding the number of books in the library. We will continue this program next year with some adaptations so that skipping the reading class is less likely and we will incentivize the reading so students reading many books are rewarded for their efforts. We are looking to partner with the Navajo Nation Library to increase our total number of books through a donation program the Navajo Nation Library coordinates with.

Investment in teachers. This year I spent money on teachers and classrooms. Much in the form of technology. We didn’t have enough TI-84 graphing calculators- they show the slope of a line when an equation is computed, and many other functions,  on a small LCD screen.  Now we have enough for each student to have one of those calculators in every classroom. This summer our math teachers  are each getting 40 hours of direct training in how to use these and a newer model calculators effectively in the classroom. We expect to see some more hands on interaction and visualization of math concepts from this training.  Our Science teacher, Ms. Patterson, purchased a new type of projector that turns a whiteboard into a touch screen. I was so impressed with the technology that all math classrooms have them outfitted already and I am looking to get every science, english, and social studies classroom outfitted with this new technology as soon as possible.

Language arts- Ms. Kulish has retired from the school district. We wish her many years of  productive and fulfilling retirement. We had one teacher resign this school year leaving a full time substitute to teach our ninth and twelfth grade classes. For the fall we have hired three new teachers for the English Language Arts department- although none of them is new to teaching and collectively they have degrees from  James Madison University, Georgetown, and the University of Massachusetts.  This is very exciting as I believe we have three new and inspiring teachers for our students.

What does all of this mean. It means the school is pushing forward. I am expecting growth out of the school, I am asking for students and teachers to push what they think is possible and seek to use every minute to advance the learning of students.  This upcoming school year will be a challenging time for students as their interaction in the classroom increases, as the expectations for student participation, and growth increases, and we increase school commitment to learning. We will be expecting more from students and I think our students will rise to the challenge and display the characteristics that have always made the graduates of Tohatchi High School special and successful.

Craig R. Robinson- Principal, Tohatchi High School
30JUN15

 

Grretings to the Community of Tohatchi High School Students.pdf



In going to meetings at all of the Chapter Houses that support Tohatchi High School I have distributed a Principal's Syllabus and I have included data on how the school is doing academically according to my analysis of data from quarterly tests. Many of our parents are unable to get to those meetings at Chapter Houses and I am making the data that I have available in pdf format here.

Please click on the link below to retrieve.

TOH_PS_n_data.pdf

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Directions

From I-40
Take exit 20
Take US 491 N  (drive about 23.7 miles)
Turn left onto Cougar Lane (drive about 0.3 miles)

First Day of School
8/10/15

Have a Great Summer

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to practice for the PARCC



ACT Test
 
REGISTER HERE



Date:

Saturday, September 12, 2015
     Saturday October 24, 2015
 Saturday, December 12, 2015
  Saturday, April 9, 2016
Saturday June 11 2016

Registration Deadline: Contact Mr. Pacheco
Location: the 800/library building
 For more Information contact Mr. Pacheco or Mr. Nez
You MUST bring a pencil, an official ID and your registration document.


PRACTICE FOR THE TEST

ACT QUESTION OF THE DAY

Vision Statement

Tohatchi High School provides a safe and effective learning environment, 
capable of enabling its graduates to attend the best post-secondary learning institutions.

Mission Statement

All THS students will be able to demonstrate proficiency or better on standardized tests in: math, reading, writing, science, and social studies. THS will provide learning that meets the needs of each student to attain their post-secondary life goals.




Today, 7/5/2015
High: 83 Low: 59
Thunderstorms
35% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/6/2015
High: 84 Low: 57
Thunderstorms
25% chance of precipitation.

TOHATCHI HIGH SCHOOL'S PED GRADE
C
Report Card

 


The Six Pillars of Character Counts

Trustworthiness

Respect

Responsibility

Fairness

Caring

Citizenship



Thu, Aug 6 - Fri, Aug 7
PD Teachers
Monday, August 10
1st Day of School




How to check graduation progress

Graduation Progress from craig robinson on Vimeo.


Notice of Non-Discrimination

Tohatchi High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.1 The following person(s) has(have) been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Virginia Berrin or Lincoln Nez, 504 Coordinators

P.O. Box 248, Tohatchi, NM 87325

505 721 4800

Craig R. Robinson, Principal
P.O. Box 248, Tohatchi, NM 87325
505 721 4800

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.