For Native Students, Education’s Promise Has Long Been Broken

I read an article in the July 26, 2016 online edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education titled “For Native Students, Education’s Promise Has Long Been Broken” by Kelly Field that I thought was particularly interesting and salient to College of the Redwoods. The author discussed the incredible challenges—poverty, joblessness, addiction, and abuse—Native peoples confront in Blackfeet reservation community in Browning, Montana and the anxiety young people face when they leave the reservation for college. I came away from reading the article with a profound appreciation for what our Klamath Trinity Instructional Site (KTIS) colleagues have accomplished in creating an extraordinary student success environment that supports our Native students’ academic achievement in Hoopa. Read More →

Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District Mold Eradication Complete By November

One of the new and improved classrooms Hoopa Elementary junior high students and teachers are able to enjoy. They are equipped with heating and cooling, computers and much more./Photo by Keterah Lipscomb, Two Rivers Tribune.Phase One of the district’s mold eradication started in April of 2014, when Trinity Valley Elementary School’s Gymnasium and six classrooms were shut down as well as Orleans Elementary School’s Gymnasium. In May 2015, both Hoopa High and Hoopa Elementary gymnasiums, four classrooms and six resource/pull-out rooms were closed due to mold. Read More →

VOICES: School Board Addresses Community

As you know, the past school year has been challenging, but we are pleased to report that we have made significant strides in improving the quality of education and services provided to our students. We, the members of the Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees, write to thank you for your patience, inconvenience, and flexibility during this school year, especially those of you who have personally committed your time, energy, and resources for the benefit of our students. Read More →

Hoopa High School and Hoopa Elementary No Longer On Lock Down

Authorities determined the firearm brought to school was a BB gun./Photo by Teresa Mitchell, Two Rivers Tribune.Hoopa High and Hoopa Elementary school were on lock down today May 26, following a report of a firearm on campus. Read More →

Hoopa Valley High Students Protest Over Mold and Other Issues

Jon Ray Superintendent at KTJUSD, steps outside the District office to answer questions from students who marched there in protest over mold and other issues./Photo courtesy of Lovae Blake, Hoopa Youth Council Coordinator.On May 18 The Hoopa Valley Youth Council and additional students held a No Show and protest against Klamath Trinity Joint Unified School District over Mold and other issues. The protest was held at the Hoopa Youth Center near the District Office from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Read More →

Mold Closes All Klamath-Trinity Schools

Klamath Trinity Unified School District Superintendent Jon Ray discussed several issues for more than an hour. The meeting was held in the Hoopa Valley High School gymnasium that was  recently remodeled to mitigate black mold, a health hazard that the district is combating on all of its campuses./Photo by Teresa Mitchell, Two Rivers Tribune. About 70 parents, grandparents and community members showed up at a community meeting Monday to discuss the school closures due to mold. Klamath Trinity Unified School District Superintendent Jon Ray discussed several issues for more than an hour. The meeting was held in the Hoopa Valley High School gymnasium that was recently remodeled to mitigate black mold, a health hazard that the district is combating on all of its campuses. 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 →

Community Focus on School Meal Program

Parents and school district staff are looking at more ways to deliver healthy and nutritious food to students in the Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District (KTJUSD). Read More →