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More than 100 descend on D.C. to push Native education

The ultimate goal is to bolster the health of education for Native students across the country, and stakeholders say big steps are underway. The National Indian Education Association hosted its "NIEA Hill Day" events Feb. 12 through Feb. 14 in Washington, D.C. More than 100 tribal leaders, educators and students attended. The

Starting Line Foundation donates to Ahfachkee PTSO

BIG CYPRESS — The Ahfachkee School’s Parent Teacher Student Organization received a donation of $700 from the Starting Line Foundation on Feb. 14. Founded by Mario and Lorraine Posada, Starting Line Foundation’s mission is "to encourage, equip and empower individuals which in turn will foster a growing movement of leaders

PECS celebrates Heart Month with aerobic activities

BRIGHTON — February has been linked to heart health since it was designated American Heart Month in 1964, with the goal of raising awareness of cardiovascular disease- the No. 1 killer of all Americans. According to reports by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health

CSSS meets with Immokalee community

IMMOKALEE — Immokalee parents and community members had the opportunity to have their questions about education answered Jan. 10 by the Center for Student Success and Services staff. "We want to brainstorm about education with Tribal members," said CSSS Director Randall Budde. "We also have new staff to introduce." This was

Xiora Osceola costume designs earn thespian honors

Xiora Osceola is an eleventh grade student at Nova Southeastern University School in Davie, but she is also an award-winning costume designer and performer in the school’s thespian arts program. The 17-year-old recently earned two superior and an honorable mention awards in the Florida State Thespians District 13 competition for her

Archery hits the mark at Ahfachkee School

BIG CYPRESS — The ancient sport of archery has come to the Ahfachkee School as part of its physical education classes and the 21st Century afterschool program and students are eager to learn the skill. Big Cypress wildlife manager Jake Osceola teaches the after school program along with teachers Gualberto Mollings

Jade Osceola named Glades County Teacher of Year

BRIGHTON — Jade Osceola just may have been born to teach at Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School. As an elementary school student in the 1990s at Seminole Elementary School in Okeechobee, Osceola was one of the students who participated in the Friday pull-out program. Once a week Tribal students were allowed to