The Hopi Jr/Sr High School Governing Board voted to give contracts for next school year to seven administrators and 40 of 42 high school teachers.
Students attending the Hopi Jr/Sr High School Youth Summit were able to attend sessions ranging from dealing with drugs and alcohol to preventing suicide and using their Hopi and Navajo cultures to improve their lives.
Deanna Bogart, an international blues performer, created a magical ark of music with Hopi High music students while spending the week at Hopi High last week.
Three Hopi High media students toured a high school radio station in Seattle on their way to the National High School Journalism Conference at the Seattle Convention Center. C89.5 FM plays electronic dance music.
Thirty students from the West Metro Educational Program (WMEP), an ethnic studies program from the Minnesota area, visited Hopi High School April 4 for a cultural exchange.
Major Marella Big Mountain, professor of Aerospace Studies for the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, along with Embry-Riddle students, visited Hopi High to tell them what the university has to offer them.
Katrice Puhuhefvaya, a Gates Millennium Scholarship winner out of Hopi High School, is having a successful freshman year at Northern Arizona University (NAU).
Nine Hopi High media students learned about college media programs while attending the Arizona Latino Media Association (ALMA) Conference at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication March 3.
Hopi Jr/Sr High School Dean of Students Charlene Youvella wants a positive behavior program in place that would help students make better decisions, including staying away from drugs and alcohol.
Paul Sidney was recently named Hopi police chief after Jamie Kootswatewa received a promotion to the Phoenix Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Department.
Hopi Jr/Sr High School (HJSHS) received pointers on how to improve its special education services during a special governing board meeting with Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) officials March 1 in the Hopi Jr/Sr High School Governing Board’s conference room.
Hopi High girls basketball team made it to the Sweet 16 before falling to second ranked Leading Edge Academy, 72-41, in the state playoffs at the Prescott Valley Events Center.
Hopi High School won a thrilling 52-51 victory against Morenci in a girls “play-in” basketball game to win a spot in the state playoffs.
The Hopi Opportunity Youth Initiative (HOYI), an arm of the Hopi Foundation, has formed a partnership with Hopi High School’s AVID program to show support for students.
Jason Lobik, Hopi High School’s new principal, said his main goals are filling any vacancies, getting acclimated to the school and building relationships with the staff and students.
Ivan Sidney, recently appointed president of the Hopi Jr/Sr High School Governing Board, recounted how the school was built in the 1980s so Hopi children would no longer have to go off the reservation for their education.
After attending Tribal Nations Day, five Hopi High media students went to Arizona State Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication where they learned about digital, print, broadcast and photography programs by working with ASU students.
Hopi High swept Round Valley in girls and boys basketball games Jan. 14 at Hopi.
Arizona State Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai’s goal is to get more funding for public education and that means holding Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to his words during the State of the State address that he would push for better funding for public education.
Arizona Sen. President Steven Yarbrough and House Speaker J.D. Mesnard gave opening remarks welcoming tribal leaders to the 22nd annual Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day by recognizing the contributions the tribes have made to Arizona.
Taylor Seechoma tallied a game high 18 points as Hopi edged Pinon, 56-51, in girls high school basketball Jan. 3 at Pinon.
Laurel Poleyestewa, who will take her seat on the Hopi Jr/Sr High School (HJSHS) Governing Board in January, said she wants to make sure the school has a curriculum, make sure that the teachers are certified and see how the budget relates to students’ needs.
Hopi High School is getting closer to having a new principal.
Twenty-five students from Keams Canyon Elementary School received toys for the holidays, thanks to the Hopi High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program.
Hopi High journalism students tour popular magazine headquarters, visit afterschool media program
At Arizona Highways, the Hopi High students looked up at the editor’s wall where they could see all 60 pages laid out for the next edition.
Nine Hopi High media students attended Phoenix Suns Journalism Day, took tours of Spot 127 and Arizona Highways as they learned about sports media, videography, magazine writing and editing.
Seventeen Hopi Jr/Sr High School teachers and staff who served as veterans were honored Nov. 10 during a schoolwide assembly hosted by the school’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC).
The Hopi High School radio broadcast, news video and journalism clubs are raising money to attend the National Journalism Education Association conference in Seattle, Washington, April 6-9.
Evaluators gave Hopi Jr/Sr High School staff and emergency responders high marks for their actions during an active shooter drill Nov. 2. However, they did say there is room for improvement, which was a reason for the drill.
Boys cross-country team excels at state meet with 27- year winning streak
The Legend continues to grow. Hopi High School Coach Rick Baker has been tagged with the nickname of The Legend after leading the Bruins to a national and state record 26 straight boys championships.
The Hopi High School broadcast radio program won three awards at the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association (AIPA) Conference Oct. 27 at Arizona State University.
In April the Hopi Tribal Council passed an ordinance addressing the problem of loose dogs roaming around the Hopi Reservation, an effort that has been underway since 1977.
The music man has returned to Hopi Jr/Sr High School. Music teacher Thomas Irwin has returned because of his love of teaching music to students on the Hopi Reservation.
POLACCA, Ariz. — Hopi High School held a college fair Oct. 7 in the school’s gym to let juniors and seniors know about future possibilities for them after they graduate, including starting an application for college.
POLACCA, Ariz. — Duane Uses Arrow, a former chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, joined a Hopi group that made the trek to Standing Rock to show support for that tribe’s battle against a pipeline that could contaminate the water supply.
Hopi High School’s Lauren Eustace was named homecoming queen and Drew David joined her as homecoming king during the halftime crowning Sept. 30 at Bruin Stadium.
A greenhouse and orchard at Hopi High School has been resurrected by Arlinda Fannin, botany teacher at Hopi High School.
On Nov. 2, the Hopi Junior and Senior High School Governing Board have voted to have an active shooter simulation drill. The board took action Sept. 13 during its regularly scheduled meeting. In addition to board members and administrators, over a dozen visitors attended the meeting.
POLACCA, ARIZ. — Michael Adams, director of psychological services at Hopi Jr./Sr. High School, has created a Bruin Manifesto and a Bruin Daily Affirmation to build school spirit and increase students’ self-esteem.
POLACCA, Ariz. — Around 180 Hopi Junior High students received backpacks filled with supplies thanks to the Chandler non-profit called Make an Investment in Love and Kindness (MILK) Aug. 24.