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Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

BYNG PUBLIC SCHOOLS

JOM – JOHNSON O’MALLEY 

SERVICES FOR NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW!  BYNG JOM PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING VIA ZOOM – MONDAY, APRIL 19, AT 6:00 PM

Please join us for the Byng JOM Parent Advisory Committee Meeting via Zoom tomorrow night at 6:00PM.  Click on the button below to automatically access the meeting.  Passcode is D1Lxur.

BYNG JOM PAC MEETING

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.  Agenda follows:

  1. Call to Order
    1. Introduction of Chickasaw Nation JOM Staff/Byng JOM Committee and Byng Schools Staff
  2. Approval of Agenda:
  3. Reports:
    1. Approve the JOM Application
    2. Approve Budget for next year
    3. Open floor to parents input
  4. Old Business:
  5. New Business:
  6. Announcements:  Additional meetings will be via Zoom.  Only in person meetings will be when JOM PAC has to sign a document.

Motion to Adjourn

 

 

 

NEW!  SCHOLLY APP FOR GRADUATION AND COLLEGE / CAREER PLANNING

Byng JOM Seniors and Juniors have received a wonderful resource courtesy of a grant through Chickasaw Nation.  The Scholly App is a tool to help students with financial resources and college / career planning.  While the app usually costs $4 per month per student, all JOM students will receive access for free. 

Graduation / Honor Cord Applications for 2021 – Please encourage your graduating student to apply for tribal recognitions.  Recognition varies by tribe.  Links from Chickasaw Nation as received by Byng JOM offices are reprinted below.  Other tribes offer honors, as well.  Please contact Laura Hill, JOM Counselor, for additional information and links.

Link from Chickasaw Nation:

 Chickasaw Nation Graduation Cord Application

Announcement and Link from Choctaw Nation:

          Attention 2021 High School Graduates,

          Congratulations on your upcoming graduation.  You should be so proud that you overcame the hardships of this last year and will be obtaining your diploma!

          Be sure to apply for your Choctaw Nation Graduation Cord and show off your Chahta Pride!

          Below is the link for the Graduation Cord Application.  Please fill out & submit this form to ensure you will receive your cord!

Choctaw Graduation Cord Application

 

NEEDS ASSESSMENT FALL SURVEY RESULTS

Many thanks to parents, staff, and community members who completed the Fall Needs Assessment.  Your feedback will be used for planning activites this second semester as we continue to build our JOM program to best serve our more than 700 Byng JOM students.  Survey resulted in the identification of the following top needs:

  • Tutoring (72%)
  • Family Engagement / Activities to Promote Native American Parent / Student Involvement in Education (68%)
  • Career Awareness and Job Orientation Programs (46%) and Math Improvement (46%)
  • Counseling (44%) and Reading Improvement (44%)
  • Native American Cultural Programs (43%)

In April 2021, Byng JOM Program will open the Needs Assessment to seek additional input for Fall 2021 planning.

 

HONOR CLUBS – Many tribes provide Honor Clubs to recognize, identify, and reward high achieving students who are tribal citizens.  Students may receive recognition  for outstanding academic achievement, successful participation in athletics, arts, and other student organizations, and exemplary citizenship.  Parents are responsible for coordinating nominations with a school official and submitting application to their individual tribe's Student Honors Club.  For additional information, please CLICK on the following tribal links:

Chickasaw Honor Club Programs

Choctaw STAR Program

Cherokee Education Services

Other tribes not listed above also provide Honor Clubs.  As we receive information, we will update the list.  Until then, for more information, please contact your tribe directly and ask about student resources, including Honor Clubs.

                                                                                        


JOM SCHOOL SUPPLIES:   If your child has not received school supplies, please email Carrie Boyd at carrie.boyd@byngschools.org. 

 

 




 

 

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