Annual Achievement Celebration
First Annual American Indian/Alaska Native Achievement Celebration 2016
On May 14th, 2016 we had our first achievement celebration from 12:00 noon to 2:30 PM.
Students were recognized for their academic effort and achievement, and teachers for their commitment and dedication to our students' success.
Speakers Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer and Brian Larney joined us, with wonderful presentations and conversations.
We started with family gathering lunch with traditional food and non traditional food. Special thanks to Mrs. Davis for her commitment to recognize educators that advocate for our students' achievement.
Second Annual American Indian/Alaska Native Achievement Celebration 2017
On May 20th, 2017, we celebrated our students, teachers, and community partnerships on the accomplishment and successes of our students.
Speakers Kristy Willis and Brian Larney shared and engage the audience with meaningful, important, deep conversations.
Ms. Lisa Valdez, was recognized for here commitment and excellence in working with our students, and always going above and beyond for their cultural and academic education.
Third Annual American Indian/Alaska Native Achievement Celebration 2018
Students were recognized for their achievement during 2017-2018 school year.
This memorable event included American Indian personalities, associations, prizes, and food. In addition there was a special farewell for our seniors and school supplies delivery for next year.
Students, their families, and teachers were all invited.
Other Student Celebrations
2017 Our Makaylee Miller, fifth grade student is making a difference in the community. Mrs. Heidi Miller has shared her accomplishments. (Please see information below). We are very proud of Makaylee as well as her mom for being an outstanding teacher. Congratulations to both of them!
The film short was screened at:
- South By South West (SXSW) in Austin
- Earth X Films at Earth Day at Fair Park in Dallas
- GPISD School Board Meeting – It was recognized at the GPISD Honors Celebration
Difference Maker: Rainforest Partnership’s FILMS FOR THE FOREST
Video Crew at the GPISD Honors Celebration
Fourth Annual American Indian/Alaska Native Achievement Celebration 2019
Saturday May 18 was a memorable day--and not just because of the torrential rain! The American Indian Education Program, which is led by Monica Smith, and directed by Magda Grape, marked its fourth annual end-of-year celebration with a lovely meal, informative speakers, and recognition of our wonderful students! We appreciate their families' support and we wish them all the best as they head into 2019-2020!
Way to go!