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Indian Nite Out showed the pride and joy of children sharing songs and dances
Indian Nite Out
held March 24
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The boys sang their version of the song. Then the girls sang theirs.
Arlita and Susie lead the girls in a song they learned as part of a song divided from the boys.
The children and adults enjoyed the laughing song.
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Nola enjoyed dancing with the children in every dance.
Kindergarten student, Arlene
David, danced and sang.
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The eel dance was performed by many adults and children.
Warm Springs Elementary School news-
April 3rd-EarIy dismissal End of
3rd quarter; 1 st & 2nd dismissed
11:25; K, 3rd & 4th dismissed at
April 6th-10th-Statewide testing
for 3rd grade
April 15th-4th grade field trip to
WS Fish Hatchery
April 20th-24th-Terra Nova Test
ing Grades 1-4.
May 5-4th Grade field trip to Mu
seum at Warm Springs "Seeds of
May 15th- No school. Individual parent meetings.
May 25th No school. Memorial Day holiday
June 3rd-4th grade farewell assembly. 10 a.m. in WSE gym
June 4th-All school field day 1-3:25 p.m.
June 5th-All school assembly 9 a.m. Early dismissal. 1st & 2nd
dismissed 1 1 :25 a.m. K, 3rd & 4th dismissed 12:15 p.m.
Chezzeray Frank, Sirena Medina,
Pauline Culpus, Julia Simtustus,
Bobbi Gilbert, Justine Wallulatum,
Kirstie Morrison, William Caldera,
Clara Scott, LaTonia Smith, Leighton
Shaw, Evelyn Aguilar & Vanessa
February Students of theMonth
Jucoby Frank, Vern Heath,
Stephen Vaeth, Keith Jackson, Ernest
Williams, ;harice Johnson, Vivian
Smith, Kristy Johnson, Michael
Berry, Jennifer Orozco, Chanda
Howtopat, Otis Johnson, RianaPhar,
Samantha Gomez, Darleen Hoptowit,
Catherine Tulee, Nicole Herkshan,
Erickson Lucei, Gonzalo Arthur,
Deanna Williams, Dorian Miller,
Verna Mitchell, Sally Selam, Weston
Heath, Kelsey Kalama, Jeleah Sam,
Aldwin Keo, Alicia Lopez-Pedraza,
Jeremy Badoni, Justin Gilbert, Titus
Kalama, Warner Williams, Eilene
McGill, Rosetta Danzuka, Shery I Lee
Lopez, Traci Suppah, Shanell
Kalama, Chance Heath, Bobby
Thurby, Dustin Suppah, Ford Fuiava,
Lillitz Henry, Krystal Finnley, Kirstie
Morrison, Jake Scott. Ryan Smith,
Jodene Boise, Alyssia Mcanus, Leann
Thomas, Armando Becerra, Victoria
Katchia, Ashley Davis, James Keo,
Chandla Yeo, Cari'ane Johnson,
Ferman Tufti, Mariah Adams, Hillary
Camas, Raymond Williams, Jason
Smartlowit, Emerson Culpus, Jr.,
Brandy Herkshan, Challis Heath,
Patricia Sam & Teri-Jo Squiemphen
Yazzie Insights for Parents is provided
by your child's school in recognition
ot your role as a partner in education.
Adapted from material prepared by
the National Institute of Education,
U.S. Department of Education.
Help Your Children Improve in
It's good to be concerned about
taking a test. It's not good to get "test
anxiety". This is excessive worry
about doing well on a test, and it can
mean disaster for a student.
Students who suffer from test anxi
ety tend to worry about success in
school, especially doing well on tests.
They worry about the future and are
extremely self-critical. Instead of
feeling challenged by the prospect of
succuss, they become afraid of fail
ure. This makes them anxious about
tests and their own abilities. Ulti
mately they become so worked up
that they feel incompetent about the
subject matter or the test.
It doesn't help to tell a child to
relax, to think about something else
or stop worrying. But there are ways
to reduce test anxiety.
Encourage your child to do these
-Space studying over days or
weeks. Understand the information
and relate to it to what is already
known. Review it more than once.
-Don't "cram" the night before
cramming increases anxiety which
interferes with clear thinking. Get a
good night's sleep. Rest, exercise
and eating well are important to test
taking as they are to other school
work. -Read the directions carefully
when the teacher hands out the test.
If you don't understand them, ask the
teacher to explain.
-Look quickly at the entire exami
nation to see what types of questions
are included and, if possible, the num
ber of points for each. This will help
you pace yourself.
-In taking an essay exam, read all
the questions first and use the margin
for noting phrases that relate to the
answers. Thes phrases will help in
writing the essay answer.
-If you don't know the answer to
a question, skip it and go on. Don't
waste time worrying about it. Mark it
so you can identify it as unanswered.
If you have time at the end of the
exam, return to the unaswered
You can be a great help to your
children if you will observe these
do's and don't about tests and test
ing. -Don't be too anxious about a
child's test scores. If you put too
much emphasis on test scores, this
can upset a child.
-Do encourage children. Praise
them for the things they do well. If
they feel good about themselves, they
will do their best. Children who arc
afraid of failing are more likely to
become anxious when taking tests
and more likely to make mistakes.
-Don't judge a child on the basis
of a single test score. Test scores are
not perfect measures of what a child
can do. There are many other things
that might influence a test score. For
example, a child can be affected by
the way he or she is feeling, the
setting in the classroom and the atti
tude of the teacher. Remember also,
that one test is simply one test.
-Meet with your children's teach
ers as often as possible to discuss
their progress. Ask the teachers to
suggest activities for you and your
children at home to prepare for tests
and improve your children's under
standing of schoolwork. Parents and
teachers should work together to ben
-Make sure your child attends
school regularly. Remember, test do
reflect children's overall achieve
ment, the more effort and energy a
child put into learning, the more likely
he or she will do well on tests.
-Provide a quiet, comforable place
for studying at home.
-Make sure that your child is well
rested on school days and especially
the day of a test. Children who are
tired are less able to pay attention in
class or to handle the demands of a
-Give your child a well rounded
diet. A healthy body leads to a healthy
active mind. Most schools provide
free breakfast and lunch for economi
cally disadvantaged students. If you
believe your child qualifies, talk to
the school principal.
-Provide books and magazines for
your youngster to read at home. By
reading new materials, a child will
learn new words that might appear
on a test. Ask your child's teacher
about a suggested outside reading
list or get suggestions from the pub
Parents: Please reming your child
that soda pop beverages are not al
lowed at school
Teacher Appreciation Week is
May 3-9, 1998.
School Council Meeting Dates
are: April 8, 22, May 6 & 20. 1 998 at
4:45 p.m. in WSE Library. Public is
Powwow to be held
The Nix-Ypw:Way Spring Cel
ebration will be held on May 1, 2, 3,
1998 at the Mission Longhouse,
Umatilla Indian Reservation,
Prize Dance, All categories paid '
Horse parade Saturday afternoon
$1,200. 1st place singing contes
$ 1 ,000. 2nd place; $800. 3rd place
' $600. 4th place; $400 .5th place
$200. consolation (two places)
Pendleton blackets for all,
. first place winners.
$500. prize raffle.
Grand Entries: Friday 7 p.m.;
Saturday 1 & 7 p.m.; Sunday 3
p.m. $1. registration fee; Registra
tion closes Saturday noon Vendor
space is limited. Call to reserve space.
Food & beverage is $100 for the
weekend. Arts & Craft is $30 and a
For more information call:
John Bevis at (54 1)278-1 454 (hm)
or (541)276-3570 (wk) or
Randall Minthorn at (541)276
1682 (hm) or (541)276-3570 (wk)
Committee not responsible for
accidents, theft, injuries or short
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The annual culture fair at the Middle School offered insights to many
cultures and traditions handed down to the younger generations.
Their displays expressed their knowledge of their various cultures.
Here, Prenincia VanPelt showed the beadwork done by her mother
and other members of her family.