Welcome and Program Overview
We have a presentation coming up on Monday November 20, 2017 by a motivational speaker - Ronnie Wilson aka Kaboose! He is an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and he also tells some of his story and provides motivation via music. He will also have his DeeJay who is enrolled with one of the Oglala/Oyate tribes in South Dakota. This is a change from what has been presented in the past for NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH but it is important to show that people can communicate effectively, in different ways/forms, that can connect with our students! If you have a chance stop by... the schedule is:
Seniors/Juniors - 8:30-9:30 - High School Auditorium
Sophmore/Freshman - 9:45-10:45 - High School Auditorium
8th and 7th graders - 11:00 - 12:00 (noon) - High School Auditorium
6th and 5th graders - 1:45-2:45 - Small Elementary Gym
If your child goes home and talks about or is singing some of the presentation (as there will be quite a bit of music)... please let me know. I would like to receive feedback. Thank you!
If you have a Native American student, please remember to turn in the 506C form and a JOM form if your child is either enrolled, eligible for enrollment or is a combined 25% Native American from various bands/tribes. This is important information to have on file and should follow your student from school to school as well as assisting your child when it comes time for college and scholarships.
If you have paperwork or questions regarding Title VI, AMI, or JOM please call or come in and see me. I can meet with you and assist in the completion of it while you are here.
You can find a link to the school board approved Policy 331- Indian Policy and Procedures here. This was approved at the October 16, 2017 School Board Meeting. If you have questions regarding this please feel free to contact us at the Bagley School District.
Santa Day will be on Saturday December 2, 2017 from 10:30 am until 12:00 (Noon)
Community Education has classes this fall such as:
Intro to ZUMBA - Cost $20 - November 20, 27, 2017
Upcoming Student Opportunities
We look forward to providing college exploratory visits to the Grand Forks, Fargo, Moorhead, Morris, Alexandria, Rainy River schools this year. We will work on alternating the schools and areas that we visit so there are more opportunities for your child to see more schools and possibly find their perfect fit! With them seeing and having time to consider more options it will hopefully create a though process of where they would like to be and career choices.
We will also be looking at more local opportunities to get your child involved in cultural activities. Ideas? Call or come see me!
Tutoring & Anishinaabe Club
Anishinaabe Club will be starting on October 3, 2017. It is different this year and will only be addressing the cultural aspect for our students. Transportation will be running for the students at 5 pm. The students do need to be in attendance to catch the late bus home and attendance will be taken on these nights. A permission slip does need to be signed and on file. You can find that here Anishinaabe Club Permission Form. Any questions regarding Anishinaabe Club may be directed to Carol Vik, Indian Ed Director or Leanne Schussman, Anishinaabe Club advisor.
The dates that it will run are:
- November 7, 21, 28
- December 5, 12, 19
- January 9, 16, 23, 30
- February 6, 13, 20, 27
- March 6, 13, 20, 27
- April 3, 10, 27, 24
- May 1, 8, 15
After school tutoring has started. It will run through May 24, 2018. This will take place weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The permission paperwork can be found here.The transportation will be provided leaving the high school at 5 pm. Attendance will be taken and only students who are attending the intended activities may ride the bus home. Any questions regarding tutoring may be directed to David Gooch, High School Principal or Billie Hanson, tutoring Advisor. Questions? Please call: 218-694-3120
Indian Education Contact
If you have questions about Indian Education, please feel free to call or e-mail at:
Carol Vik, Bagley Schools Indian Education Director
Office: 218-694-3120 ext. 2126
For more information on Minnesota Indian Education resources please follow the link below.
Indian Education at Bagley School
Bagley is located somewhat in the middle of 3 local tribes; White Earth, Red Lake, and Leech Lake; but they are not the only tribes represented within our school. Bagley School District currently has representation from 14 tribes from five states. With respect to all of our students, we will be looking for various educational/cultural opportunities to be shared.
The tribes represented within our school district by state are:
Michigan - Hannahville Potowatami, Sault Ste. Marie
Minnesota - Bois Forte, Fond Du Lac, Grand Portage, Leech Lake, Mille Lacs, Red Lake, White Earth
Montana - Fort Peck Assiniboine Sioux
North Dakota - Spirit Lake, Turtle Mountain
South Dakota - Oglala Sioux - Pine Ridge, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate