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Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!

BYNG PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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NEW – Choctaw Nation Announces Changes for STAR Program for Student Achievement

The Choctaw STAR program recognizes students for outstanding grades and perfect attendance.  Until this semester, the Choctaw Nation has allowed schools to apply for STAR awards on their students’ behalf, then distribute the awards to students from each school site.  Beginning June 1, 2022, parents and guardians will be responsible for submitting the STAR application for their eligible students in grades 2-12.  The Choctaw Nation will accept reward applications from June 1 to  September 1, 2022.  Additional information is found on the STAR website at https://www.choctawnation.com/star-program.  

In closing, please note that as a result of these changes, Byng School will no longer request STAR awards for Choctaw students.  This change only affects students who are members of the Choctaw Nation since other tribal nations, including Chickasaw Nation, already require parents and guardians to apply on behalf of their children.  If you have questions, please contact Byng JOM Director Carrie Boyd (carrie.boyd@byngschools.org) or Laura Hill (laura.hill@byngschools.org).  You may also contact the Choctaw STAR office at (800)522-6170. 

 

Recognition for Student Achievement

Many of our students are eligible for recognition and incentives for achievement after completion of the first semester of the school year!  Parents are responsible for coordinating nominations with a school official and submitting application to their individual tribe’s education department.  For additional information, please CLICK on the following tribal links:

Chickasaw Honor Club Programs

Choctaw STAR Program

Cherokee Education Services

Citizen Potawatomie Education Services – JOM

Other tribes not listed above may also have Honor Clubs for school age children.  As we receive information, we will update the list.  We encourage families to contact their tribe directly and ask about student resources, including Honor Clubs.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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