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Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

BYNG PUBLIC SCHOOLS

JOM – JOHNSON O’MALLEY 

SERVICES FOR NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW!  SENIOR RESOURCES FOR GRADUATION AND COLLEGE / CAREER PLANNING

As we enter this second semester of the 2020-2021 school year, we encourage our Senior students to step up planning for life after high school.  Individual Native American tribal governements provide wonderful resources for college and workforce planning.  Resources range from high school graduation honor cords by tribe to college scholarships.  We are here to help your student with planning!  Please review resources below with your senior student.  If you have additional questions, please contact Byng JOM Director, Carrie Boyd, or Laura Hill, JOM Counselor.

NEW!  BYNG JOM Senior Checklist – If your senior has not yet completed the Byng JOM Senior Checklist, please encourage your student to complete by February 1, 2021.  Students who complete this brief survey will receive personalized information / feedback / resources to assist with post-secondary planning.  

BYNG JOM SENIOR CHECKLIST

NEW!  Graduation / Honor Cord Applications for 2021 – Please encourage your graduating student to apply for tribal recognitions.  Recognition varies by tribe.  Links from Chickasaw Nation as received by Byng JOM offices are reprinted below.  Other tribes offer honors, as well.  Please contact Laura Hill, JOM Counselor, for additional information and links.

Link from Chickasaw Nation:

 Chickasaw Nation Graduation Cord Application

Announcement and Link from Choctaw Nation:

          Attention 2021 High School Graduates,

          Congratulations on your upcoming graduation.  You should be so proud that you overcame the hardships of this last year and will be obtaining your diploma!

          Be sure to apply for your Choctaw Nation Graduation Cord and show off your Chahta Pride!

          Below is the link for the Graduation Cord Application.  Please fill out & submit this form to ensure you will receive your cord!

Choctaw Graduation Cord Application

 

NEW!  NEEDS ASSESSMENT FALL SURVEY RESULTS

Many thanks to parents, staff, and community members who completed the Fall Needs Assessment.  Your feedback will be used for planning activites this second semester as we continue to build our JOM program to best serve our more than 700 Byng JOM students.  Survey resulted in the identification of the following top needs:

  • Tutoring (72%)
  • Family Engagement / Activities to Promote Native American Parent / Student Involvement in Education (68%)
  • Career Awareness and Job Orientation Programs (46%) and Math Improvement (46%)
  • Counseling (44%) and Reading Improvement (44%)
  • Native American Cultural Programs (43%)

In April 2021, Byng JOM Program will open the Needs Assessment to seek additional input for Fall 2021 planning.

 

HONOR CLUBS – Many tribes provide Honor Clubs to recognize, identify, and reward high achieving students who are tribal citizens.  Students may receive recognition  for outstanding academic achievement, successful participation in athletics, arts, and other student organizations, and exemplary citizenship.  Parents are responsible for coordinating nominations with a school official and submitting application to their individual tribe's Student Honors Club.  For additional information, please CLICK on the following tribal links:

Chickasaw Honor Club Programs

Choctaw STAR Program

Cherokee Education Services

Other tribes not listed above also provide Honor Clubs.  As we receive information, we will update the list.  Until then, for more information, please contact your tribe directly and ask about student resources, including Honor Clubs.

                                                                                        


JOM SCHOOL SUPPLIES:   If your child has not received school supplies, please email Carrie Boyd at carrie.boyd@byngschools.org. 

 

 




 

 

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