END OF THE YEAR BASH Friday May 14th at 12pm Drive Thru Event at Isna Wica Owayawa Parking lot. We are encouraging all Isna Wica Owayawa Families to attend this event. We want to say Thank You to all of our students and families for being a part of our Isna Wica Owayawa Family! Students will be receiving the Family Packs they ordered. We also be giving out student awards and report cards. A picnic meal will be provided. Popcorn, Cotton Candy, and Snow Cones will also be handed out.
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Congratulations to Kevin Big Crow, 2019 Isna Wica graduate, on being named the Elevate Performance Performer of the week by Fox Sports Rapid City! Kevin is a member of the Black Hills Lacrosse team and is a sophomore at Rapid City Central High School. During his time at Isna Wica, he was one of the first students to participate in a buffalo hunt with the school and was a multi-sport athlete.
Parents/Guardians, In the upcoming weeks we are required to administer some assessments to our students. The BIE Assessment (Reading and Math) will begin Monday April 26th – Friday April 30th and all students in Grades 3-8 are required to complete this assessment. The BIE assessment will take around 2 school days to complete. We will also be doing NWEA MAPS Assessments (Reading and Math) which will happen the week of May 3rd – May 7th for all Kindergarten through 8th grade students. Please ensure that your students are present and come to school on testing days. We encourage you to make sure your child gets enough rest and sleep the night before testing. We also ask that students bring their chrome books and chargers with them the day before testing. Please keep in communication with the teachers to know which days your child will be completing the assessments. The scheduled dates are as followed: Monday April 26th & Tuesday April 27th – 6th, 7th, 8th will bedoing the BIE Assessment. Wednesday April 28th & Thursday April 29th – 3rd, 4th, 5th will be doing the BIE Assessment. Monday April 26th – Friday April 30 – The online students in grades 3-8 will be scheduled to come in. May 3rd – May 7th all Kindergarten – 8th Grade will be doing NWEA MAPS Testing. Teachers will inform you which day they will be doing MAPS Testing. Monday May 3rd – May 7th – NWEA MAPS – The online students in grades K-8 will be scheduled to come in. It is very important for your child to complete these assessments. If you have any questions, please call the school 867-6875. Thank you for your time parent, we appreciate you very much. Lisa Yellow Horse Instructional Coach 605-867-6875 Ext. 6905 firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention Parents/Guardians. Today the 3rd quarter of school ends and the 4th quarter begins Monday March 15th. On Tuesday 3/16 there will be NO SCHOOL for K-2nd grade Only. On Wednesday 3/17 there be NO SCHOOL for 3rd-5th Grade Only. On Thursday 3/18 there will be NO SCHOOL for 6th-8th Grade Only. On Friday 3/19 there will be NO SCHOOL for all K-8th. Teachers will be doing Professional Development. Also the following Monday is NO SCHOOL for Spring Break. If you have any questions please call the school. Have a great weekend!
Good Evening - Parents/Guardians we are sending out a Parent/Guardian Survey. We are collecting data to help us make decisions on the education of your child. Please complete this survey and return with the driver by Thursday, February 25, 2021. Returned surveys will be placed in a drawing for $100 to your electric company. There will be three winners. Drawing will be live on our School's Facebook page.
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Reminder: Tomorrow Thursday Feb 18th is Parent Teacher Conferences from 3pm-6pm. Parents/Guardians, make sure you scheduled an appointment with your child's teacher. We will also dismiss school at 2:30pm. There will be NO 21st Century Classes on Thursday Feb 18th.
Old Man Winter finally arrived! Due to his arrival, and the expected wind chill advisory in the next few days, we will not have any school, distance learning or in-person learning, on Thursday, February 11 and Friday, February 12. Families please encourage your children to stay indoors. This afternoon students will receive their Meals for Thursday and Friday, breakfast and lunch as well as a snack and buffalo meat. Monday, February 15th is President's Day. There is No School or No Work on this day also. Administrative Leave will granted to all of our employees for these two days so they can stay at home where they are warm and safe. To students, teachers, and staff this your well earned break, no classes for the next five days. Enjoy this break and stay warm with your families.
Family Night will be held this evening at 5pm at the Old Oglala Store Site. This is will be a drive thru event. Dinner and Activities will be given to families. See you there!
Congratulations to our students who have Perfect Attendance for the 2nd Quarter of the School Year. Awesome job and keep it up! Isna Wica Owayawa SY 20-21 2nd Quarter Perfect Attendance Moreno, Miguel Pipe On Head, Karson Brave-Dixon, Diondre Her Many Horses, Orion New Holy, Kolten Not Help Him, Jayda Pipe On Head, Cooper Black Bear, Antonio Blacksmith, Divine Brave Heart, Conner Castillo-Yellow Horse, Meona Garnier, Kitahna Little, Aryan Looks Twice, A'Lexius Morrison, Bryson Sierra, Arian Wolfe, Winter Espinosa, Adam Moreno, Damari Brewer, Stevie Broken Rope, Kaden Little, Niamiah New Holy, Khanner Scabby Face, Gabe Tobacco, Jordana Waters, Bailey High Hawk, Elias Yellow Horse, Caspian Benson, Robert
Congratulations to our students who have Perfect Attendance for the 1st Quarter of the School Year. Great job and keep it up! Isna Wica Owayawa SY 20-21 1st Quarter Perfect Attendance Blacksmith, Lisa Dreamer, Nathan Dreaming Bear, Autumn Fast Wolf, Shannon Fills The Pipe, Noah Her Many Horses, Savannah High Hawk, Iyahnna Hinton, Shada Hunter, E'Leighcya Kills Small-Nash, Jaceon Little, Krimson Looks Twice, Ellie Marks, Dominic Moreno, Miguel Morrison, Tobias Palmier, Dantae Pipe On Head, Karson Red Owl, Brayden Rouillard, Jesse Slow Bear, Dominica Slow Bear, Tokala Star Comes Out, Landon Two Lance, Emlee Two Lance, Wocekiya White Hawk, Kirby Brave Heart, Triniti Brave-Dixon, Diondre Featherman, Briar Garnier, Drayson Pipe On Head, Cooper Siers, Lillian Tobacco, Courage Walking, Hayden Yellow Cloud, Draven Young Bear, Cheryl Black Bear, Antonio Castillo-Yellow Horse, Meona Espinosa, Cody Felix, Zuya Garnier, Kitahna Goings, Karlee Lakota, Prasayus Locke, Zacari Looks Twice, A'Lexius Running Bear, Taleo Sierra, Arian Star Comes Out, Oneisys Two Lance, Christopher Dreaming Bear, Laylah Espinosa, Adam Her Many Horses, LaStella Janis, Timoryaa Langdeau, Kenton Moreno, Damari Moves Camp, Selena Blacksmith, Ashley Brady, Trey Bravo, Baylee Brewer, Leighton Briseno, Trayvin Broken Rope, Kaden Featherman, Misha High Hawk, Jo'Tlana Jenkins, Chloe Little, Jude Little, Niamiah New Holy, Khanner Palmier, Richard Pipe On Head, Khloe Star Comes Out, Jonathan Tobacco, Jordana Two Bulls, Sunkmanitu Ska Waters, Bailey Bad Heart Bull, Cassidy Brewer, Beverly Evans, Kimora Featherman, Breelyn High Hawk, Elias Kelly, Suraya Yellow Horse, Caspian Benson, Robert
Attention Parents/Guardians Meal Deliveries: We are requesting that families place a cooler in the front area of their home for Meal Deliveries. If you don’t have a cooler and would like a wooden box please call the school and we can get one delivered to you. Drivers cannot deliver if no one comes out of the house but they can place meals/items in the coolers or boxes if you have one available. Family Evening Activity: Family Evening Activities Survey need to be returned today. Reminder: 2nd Quarter Ends today Friday January 8th, 2021 and the 3rd Quarter will begin Monday January 11th, 2021.
Shout-out to Tate Mesteth, 2020 Isna Wica Owayawa graduate, for his participation in the 34th Si Tanka Wokiksuye, Hehaka Gle Ska, Big Foot & his People Memorial Ride. Tate was honored by his hunka family, Marlon Kelly and Paulina Fast Wolf, along with their daughter Suraya Kelly, a current Isna Wica student and reigning Little Miss Oglala Lakota Nation. Photo courtesy of Paulina Fast Wolf.
Open Enrollment for 2nd Semester Packets are available today until Friday January 8th.
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Good Evening. Tomorrow our Drivers will be out delivering. They will be delivering a beef roast for your family Christmas dinner. They will also be delivering Christmas Presents that were not picked up last Friday. If your student made a order with the Eagle Store those items will be delivered tomorrow as well. Please make sure somone is home. Please wear your mask when our drivers deliver to your home.
In the midst of a global pandemic, our school made the transition to an online format. Many events that we look forward to each year were canceled, and we were left with few ways to showcase the talent of our students at Isna Wica Owayawa. Because of this, we have created an Online Art Show. Some of these pieces are fan art, some were made in art practice, others are originals, but each one displays the talent of our incredible students. I hope that you enjoy this walk through our (Virtual) art gallery. I also look forward to the day when you can view these works on person, and more importantly, greet and congratulate the artists who contributed. *Please check our Facebook Page to view the Art Show. Leksi Josh Martin Art Teacher
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! On Friday, December 18, 2020, we will not be having classes. All teachers and staff will be assisting in our Christmas project. We have gifts, candy bags, and stockings for the students. We want to see our students so we will be distributing the gifts beginning at 10am at the Oglala Service Center parking lot. We are doing this in conjunction with the Oglala District, who will be distributing candy bags and a gift to the children that do not go to school at Isna Wica Owayawa. It is our goal to make sure every child gets something for Christmas. We will have have face masks available for all students and adults. It will be a drive-thru event. Students must pick up their own gifts! Lunch will be Roast Beef with all the fixings! Drivers will be delivering this to your homes. It will be 30 mins later than they usually deliver lunch but it will be there. Please come out to get your meal when the driver honks their horn. If you are unable to pick up your gifts at this time, they will be delivered to your homes on Tuesday, Dec 22nd. On this day, the Eagle Store items that your students ordered will also be delivered. Each family will receive a beef roast for your Christmas dinner at this time also. Each student at Isna Wica Owayawa has a bag with their gifts, a candy bag, and some stockings. We have generous organizations that helped us to make this project a good one for our students We hope to see you on Friday, December 18th.
From GATE: Any student artwork that you want to submit to the Online Art Show needs to be submitted by this Friday, December 11th. Don't forget to also submit the signed permission form that has been sent out. All instructions and details are on the form.