Indian Township

Donna Meader-York

We have lots to celebrate here at Indian Township School. Last week we celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  Dr. Seuss books were the popular check-outs in the library, even though they are a favorite any time of year. Kindergarten class celebrated all week in honor of Dr. Seuss. They painted, played games, made crafts, and had fun snacks, and lots and lots of reading and math themed around Dr. Seuss. Miss Angel sure is having fun in kindergarten with her favorite holiday! 

Across the country, in Arizona to be exact, one of our students is making a name for herself as a renowned basket maker. Miss Emma Soctomah, a 7th grader here at Indian Township School, and her brother George Neptune, an ITS alumni, have both won ribbons in the Heard Museum Guild 2016 Indian Fair and Market competition. Emma, 12 years old, who is also her brother George’s apprentice, won Best of Class Junior Division in Basketry. George took first place in the Non—Traditional Basketry category for his Strawberry Vine. This is not the first time either of these talented artists have won ribbons for their art, but we are just as proud of them now as we have ever been. Congratulations, Emma and George!

Last weekend, Indian Township Rec Department sponsored the Youth 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament and Skills Challenge. The tournament was divided into age classes age 8 to 11 and 12 to 15. The children played hard, and everyone had fun. The end results were:

Littles Champs

3:3 – Warriors

8 – 9 Hot Shot – Xavier Newell

10 – 11 Hot Shot – Roger Rez Sockabasin

Bigs Champion

3:3 – Jacob Hornbrook

Hot Shot – Natalie Altvater

3-point Contest – Drew Hayward 

Skills Competition – Drew Hayward

The After School Program is underway for the next six week session. Students are working on projects in beadwork, green house gardening, and grass dancing. We are also going to find out if Township’s got talent, because Miss Tammy is working on a talent show with the kids. Middle school students are working on a menu to cook dinner for their families.  

That’s all the news for this week. Until next week, take care of yourself and never stop learning!


See photos on page 26.