Local Schools

Senior Prank Gone Wrong

A dead deer was found on the Hoopa Valley High School Gymnasium floor on Tuesday, March 10.Shock and great sadness overcame students, staff, and the community last Tuesday morning, March 10, when an unused deer carcass was found lying in the center of Hoopa Valley High School’s gymnasium floor. Read More →

Vandalism, Theft and Compulsive Arrangement in Willow Creek

 Children’s clothing and numerous other objects were found on Wednesday, May 7 inside the shed at the VFW Cemetery after a mowing crew discovered the lock broken. RIGHT: A child’s backpack with a name stenciled on the back was also found in the cemetery shed along along with items apparently arranged into some sort of a pattern for unknown reasons. “We have a wheelbarrow in there, and it was full of young children’s clothing. There was a girl’s jacket, a little kid’s ball cap, some baby booties, a kid’s pullover, a couple pairs of socks and a backpack with a little girl’s name stenciled on the front of it,” she said. Read More →

School District Moves Full Steam Ahead on Repairs

“The whole roof needs to come off,” KTJUSD Superintendent, Dione Beilby said. “It’s leaking down into the gym. We absolutely cannot have puddles of water and roof tiles falling down.” Read More →

Gateway to Higher Education

20-18 Gates ScholarsTwo Hoopa High Students have applied and were awarded the prestigious GATES Millennium Scholarship (GMS). This award is more than the average scholarship; it’s a program that follows students through their college career. Read More →

A Night to Remember

20-21 Prom king and queen-Clinton Kane and Aymee PerryHoopa Valley High School seniors Aymee Perry and Clinton Kane were crowned the 2014 Prom Queen and King./Photo courtesy of Kelly Jarnaghan. Read More →

Hoopa Hits High Note

The Hoopa Valley High School Choir brought home a first place trophy from Music in the Park at Great America in Santa Clara last weekend. The high school and junior high school choir competition was hosted by Milpitas High School and featured both large and small choirs, bands and symphonies. Not only did they sing on stage in front of judges, they sang throughout the entire 14 hours of drive time. Back row from left to right: Lucas Burns, William Choki, Makayla Ward, Zannette Wickard, Tristin Moon; Front row from left to right: Shelby Gore, Minnie McKelvey, Kinsan Hostler, Angel Muro./Photo courtesy of Becky Cape Read More →

Hoopa High Students Climb Pyramids in Mexico

Students from Hoopa Valley High School’s Spanish Club reaped the benefit of their fundraising work when they traveled to Mexico for a week and a half. Read More →

Watershed Education 20 Years and Counting

It’s been twenty years since AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Project members first stepped foot in local classrooms. Since that time, hundreds of students have been exposed to the “Real Science” curriculum, which focuses on watersheds issues and different topics involving salmon anatomy and their life cycle. This collaborative effort between the U.S. Forest Service, AmeriCorps, and the Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District places members in classrooms stretching from Pecwan, Hoopa, and Orleans, and grade levels from kindergarten to eighth grade. Read More →