Bethel School District
Title VI- Native American Program
Did you know?
Our Native American TOSAs- Teachers on Special Assignment provide services to the following:
18 Elementary schools (K-5)
6 Middle schools (6-8)
3 Comprehensive senior high schools (9-12)
1 Alternative high school (9-12)
1 Elementary online academy
1 District wide online academy (K-12)
1 School of choice (K-8)
Not to mention this school year we have supported 322 students in our Title VI program from over 90 various tribes.
Kimora, Rhoda and Victoria from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
We are enrolled members of the Confederated tribes of Warm Springs Oregon. Our other tribes are, Yakama, Nez Perce and Colville. Kimora is 14 and attends Graham Kapowsin High School. She is a 2nd degree black belt as well. Rhoda attends Liberty Middle School. She will be 12 years old on March 2nd, and on March 19th she'll be receiving her 2nd Degree black belt in taekwondo. Victoria is 7 and attends Frederickson Elementary. She is an advanced yellow belt.
They all enjoy taekwondo and work hard on being better examples and leaders for other children, especially Native American children.
Hunter from the Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota
Jalen from the Puyallup Tribe
Jalen James is a student at Bethel High School. He is an enrolled member of the Puyallup tribe. Jalen is a member of the chamber orchestra, and he plays the violin. When we asked Jalen to share about being a member of the orchestra he stated the following, "Playing an instrument takes practice. When you first start off you learn what the notes are and how to play them. Then there’s this thing called “VIBRATO,” which is making your instrument vibrate. We also practice music for concerts. and in chamber you can also practice for ensembles or solo ensembles."
Shelby-Lynn from the Enterprise Rancheria Estom Yumakia Maidu
Shelby-lynn is a 10th grader at Bethel High School. She currently has a 3.6 GPA and is a goalie on the lacrosse team. This past summer she spent time participating in a few clinics to help her improve upon her skills. Additionally Shelby-lynn contributes in the community by working after school. Recently she received Employee of the Month and she just got a promotion to team trainer.
As she prepares for her junior year of high-school she is lining up to attend Running Start. After high school she aspires to become a game warden. Shelby-lynn has a passion for animals. We have a saying "If she's late, she's seen a dog"
Damien and Shaylee from the Puyallup Tribe
Shaylee Wilson is in 1st grade at Nelson Elementary. Currently she is doing gymnastics at YMCA.
Damian is in 3rd grade at Nelson Elementary. He just finished his winter soccer season. His team finished the season as the undefeated champions!
Chloe from the Stillaguamish Tribe
Arden, Leora, and Jade - Yakima and Nisqually
Trey and Trinity
He has been part of the Bethel Braves (now Bison Youth Football program) since 2017. Playing defense is his favorite. He finished with straight A's last year as well as A's and 2 B's last semester. His goal is to have high grades every semester. Trey loves fishing and is old enough to test for his gun safety class for hunting. Also he loves watching anime and playing video games.
Has been part of the Bethel Braves/Bisons since 2018 as a youth cheerleader. She loves to call out the cheers and make friends with the new cheerleaders. She finished last year with all As and Bs, and Bs last semester. Trinity also loves to read, listen to k-pop, watch anime and hang out with her bestie.
Stachen - Elwha
Stachen Stephan whose name means "wolf" in Elwha language goes to Cougar Mt. Middle School. As a student there she is in choir, drama club, and soccer. Currently her mom is teaching her some beading and her Aunt is teaching her how to make earrings.
Cielo - Navajo
Tyshawn and Joseph- Nes Perce and Squamish
Tyshawn is a 7th grade student at Liberty Middle School. One of his hobbies is to play outside with his family and cousins. He also enjoys playing baseball, basketball, riding ATV's and playing video games. For the past 6 years he has participated on the Graham Eagles Youth Football team. In school he has been doing very well, his favorite subject is Science. The Native American Education Program allows him to connect with his Native American Heritage as well as with other Native American kids and their tribes.
Joseph is a 2nd grade student at Frederickson Elementary. Like his big brother he loves being around family. He also enjoys being outside, running and playing. Other hobbies of his are to read books and play all kinds of sports. In school his favorite subject is Math. For Joseph, the The Native American Education Program allows him to connect with other Native American Friends.
Centennial Elementary Art
We lift our hands to you Mrs. Visaya and your amazing work you are doing with your students at Centennial as well as with our Native Community.