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Ahfachkee expansion reaches topping off milestone

BIG CYPRESS — The Ahfachkee School commemorated the structural completion of its new middle and high school building with a topping off ceremony Nov. 9. Tribal dignitaries, construction executives, architects, Ahfachkee administrators and workers attended the ceremony, which celebrated the accomplishment of the construction crew. "It’s finally happening," said Big Cypress

PECS Praise Patrol rewards teachers

BRIGHTON — Some Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School teachers and paraprofessionals are being rewarded by a weekly visit from a cartload of treats and supplies, which are free for the taking. It’s called the Praise Patrol and it recognizes teachers and paras for their successful use of the school’s Positive Behavior Intervention

Reservations celebrate Indian Day

IMMOKALEE Immokalee took two days to celebrate Indian Day. On Sept. 26, culture was the focus while on Sept. 27 competition ruled the res. The culture department hosted a community luncheon at the culture village. As the women cooked, men chopped wood, carved under the shade of a chickee and reminisced about

Reservations show their Red Ribbon pride

With a nationwide theme of “Life is your journey, travel drug free,” Seminole reservations turned out in full force during the Tribe’s annual participation in Red Ribbon Week. (See all the images at the end of this story). From Oct. 12-17 Immokalee was filled with activities from colorfully decorated doors to community

PECS Friday clubs add creative fun to school

BRIGHTON — On Friday afternoons, the classrooms where Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School students toil over their academics during the week are transformed into a camp-like atmosphere for Friday clubs. The Friday clubs program offer a host of activities designed to allow the kids let loose and see another side of their