Hillsboro - Title 6

Native American/Alaska Native Education Program

January 2022

Welcome to 2022!

This month has had a turbulent start for some families. I know some of us are still processing 2021. We have a variety of school building staff who are willing to help if a need should arise. I get emails and phone calls from staff looking for ways to support our students and families. Please look to the district webpage for the most current COVID updates as well as check your emails for letters from school staff. If you are not receiving these important emails check to make sure we have your correct email address and phone numbers.

Please mark your calendars for our virtual Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting. This is your space to meet families across the district and hear about a resource in our district or community.

Do you need access to academic tutoring? College & Career resources, classroom curriculum, please reach out to our Title 6 team. We are happy to help!

In Solidarity,

Daria, Jenny, and Catherine

Contact Info:


Daria Martin-Bigham

Yavapai-Apache & Tolowa Dee-Ni' Nation

Education Liasion for Title 6 NA/AN Education Program


Jenny Sanchez

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde & Descent of Confederated tribes of Siletz

Graduation Coach for Title 6 NA/AN Education Program


Catherina Jager

Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Secondary Humanities Teacher on Special Assignment

District Events

January NA/AN Parent Advisory Committee Meeting

At this meeting, we will hear from our District staff about Student Internships as well as hear more about future program events. Come ready to listen and give us your thoughts on future program events. Come see new and familiar faces on the screen.

See you Wednesday, January 19, 2022 @ 6:30 PM

Google Meet joining info


Or dial: +​1​ ​2​5​2​-​3​5​7​-​6​1​0​8 PIN: 1​9​7​ ​7​3​4​ ​8​3​2​#

HSD Student Wellness Series Supporting families in our community

Join in on this information session that will cover, "Substance Use and the Nature of Dependence."

This presentation will focus on substance use, including trends, prevalence, and the perception vs. the reality, of substance use in Washington County. We will also cover the role of the brain, and the significance of trauma when it comes to the development, and continuation, of use disorders.

When: January 26, 2022, 6-7:30pm

Where: Zoom Meeting: https://hsd1j.zoom.us/j/89975982862

HSD Early College Program

HSD’s Early College program allows 11th and 12th-grade students to begin work on their college career at Portland Community College while still in high school. College credits earned apply to both the high school diploma and college studies. Students will have the opportunity to take 12 credits per term (fall, winter, spring) during the school year in which they are enrolled in the program. Students accepted to HSD Early College will not be able to enroll in courses at their home high school; however, they may be able to participate in OSAA activities and athletics.

There are several Family/Guardian information sessions taking place in January, each from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.:

In-Person Sessions

January 25, 2022, in the Liberty High School library

*Both presentations will be delivered in English with simultaneous translation in Spanish

Virtual Sessions

January 18, 2022, session in English

January 20, 2022, session in Spanish

Join with Google Meet: meet.google.com/ahg-hyen-dqp

Join by phone: (US) +1 252-662-0112 PIN: ‪999 787 966#

Additional information is available on the High School Program Options page of our website: https://www.hsd.k12.or.us/earlycollege


Wednesday, Feb. 2., 2022. Our program will partner with the NARA re-engagement team to provide information on financial aid available to our students. If you have a Junior or Senior student in our household please join us. The information will be valuable!! More details and virtual link will be sent out to families. Check your emails for more information or contact martidar@hsd.k12.or.us to sign up!

Help Wanted:

Hillsboro Planning is recruiting for Hillsboro community members who identify as Black, African American, and/or Indigenous and tribal members to participate in an upcoming Focus Group. This Focus Group will be composed of up to 10 Hillsboro community member

A Zoom link will be provided to confirmed participants. Focus group members will receive a $75 Visa gift card for participating.

Questions? Interested in participating? Please contact Laura Combs at laura.combs@hillsboro-oregon.gov

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians College Information Night

This evening is a great opportunity to hear what programs are available to our students.

If you have a question and need the Zoom login information.

Contact Katy Holland|Conf. Tribes of Siletz Indians

Education Specialist

Portland Area Office

12790 SE Stark St., Ste. 102

Portland, OR 97223

Phone 503-238-1512|Fax 503-238-2436

Email: katyh@ctsi.nsn.us

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Siletz Johnson O'Malley Scholarships & Events

Supplemental Education Program

Supplemental Education Program or Johnson O’Malley (JOM) benefits all K-12 Native American students in support of their intellectual growth, vocational goals and cultural enrichment.

Download the application below and return the completed form to your local Education Specialist.

Application: https://www.ctsi.nsn.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/JOM-Application.pdf

All students must have a JOM application on file to qualify for scholarships.


Please contact Education Specialist Katy Holland at the Portland Area Office

Office Phone: 503-238-1512

Email: Katyh@ctsi.nsn.us

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School Supply Stipend for 2022 - Applications are Available Now!

The Siletz JOM program will be offering a school Supply/PPE Stipend. This stipend is made possible through the BIA Cares Act funding. A completed BIA CARES Act application must be turned in by January 26th, 2022 by 4:30pm.

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Storytelling Event

The OIEA invites members to join us on January 30th for an afternoon of traditional storytelling and reflection, hosted by OIEA Vice President, Teresa Cisneros.A full list of guest storytellers and Zoom link will be shared at a later date. This is an OIEA member event, but we encourage members to share the link with family and loved ones that would like to attend with them.

For questions, please contact Teresa at oiea.vicepresident@gmail.com

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Konaway Nika Tillicum

New year and more opportunities to engage youth with other Indigenous youth around the country. Sign your family up for All My Relations and join us for bi-weekly activities and community building.

Use the form below to sign up for activity boxes!


Check it out!


Spirit of the Peaks:


This film is 41-minutes and kid-friendly.

This is a film about the struggle for balance between two worlds. Skiing in Ute Territory has always raised questions for Connor about being in reciprocity with the land and its people. As a skier who connects with the land through sport, he empathizes with the injustices that have displaced the Utes and ongoing colonization, erasure and extraction impacting the Ute people. This story connects conflicted pasts to an awakening in cultural awareness that can create an equitable future for Indigenous people and skiers.

OMSI Night Fun Dec. 2021

Here are just a few pictures of our time at OMSI in December. It was great to see all the Beaverton and Hillsboro Native families, friends, and staff in person. We hope to provide more events like this one. If you have a suggestion or know a contact for such an event please reach out to martidar@hsd.k12.or.us.

Text Reminders

Do you want a text reminder for Title 6 Events?

Text @hsdtitle6 to the number 81010

You will receive a welcome text from Remind.
If anyone has trouble with 81010, they can try texting @hsdtitle6 to (843) 410-0747.

Title 6 Native American/Alaska Native Education Program

The Title 6 Education Program supports the Native American and Alaska Native (NA/AN) students enrolled in the Hillsboro School District.