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    Student Darrin Barnes; Tlinqit/Blackfeet meets with Native Ed's Lauren Fonoimoana; Paiute-Shoshone, Diné, Mono to check out scholarship opportunities as well as community offerings.  Our youth are smart and strong and we encourage them to go on to college.  Education is power!  #nativesmart

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    Posted by balkanfoster  On Jan 31, 2020 at 11:04 AM

    2nd semester begins tomorrow.  9th graders Lailani Norman BigSpring; Blackfeet/Cree & Abby Gomez; Standing Rock Sioux are moving out of my class to tackle graduation requirements.  They've been in šəqačib since 6th grade!  They've transitioned to high school beautifully and I couldn't be more proud.  However, I am a bit sad and will miss them.  Perhaps this is what a mama bird feels like when her babies begin to fly... Keep working hard and doing great things Lailani and Abby.  Mr. Kam and I are here if you need us and we'll be checking in on you.  In the meantime, spread those wings and FLY! 

    #nativestrong  #nativesmart #nativegirls


    Posted by balkanfoster  On Jan 29, 2020 at 11:59 AM 1 Comment

    This morning as I walked into class I noticed the Kobe Bryant jersey hanging in the back of my room. Instructional Assistant Mr. Kam had hung it next to the Chief Sealth graduation gown.  Today in class we reflected on the loss of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and the others in the helicopter.  We also talked about goals and dreams and the pursuit of greatness - in all its forms.  The Bryant jersey reminds us to savor life and love each other.  The graduation gown reminds us to push forward through all obstacles - like Kobe.  #alllakerstoday



    Posted by balkanfoster  On Jan 27, 2020 at 10:42 AM

    Rose Glen;Tlinqit/Blackfeet is on Superintendent Juneau's Student Advisory BoardJuneau/Rose/MsBoo

    We are proud of Rose and are excited to support her leadership now and in the future.

    Posted by balkanfoster  On Jan 24, 2020 at 2:02 PM 1 Comment

    The cold temperatures aren't stopping our students from pushing forward with their academic goals!  Check out Laniyah;Shoshone/Gros Ventre and Ja'heim; Samoan in the "Seattle uniform" (black jacket!) and their beautiful smiles.  We are proud of our students!  If your student is in need of a warm winter coat, please reach out.


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    Posted by balkanfoster  On Jan 24, 2020 at 2:01 PM

    How many people get to begin each day with those you love?  I do and I am grateful.  Check out those faces!  This is INDIGENOUS BEAUTY!


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    Posted by balkanfoster  On Jan 22, 2020 at 2:50 PM