Title VI

Native American Heritage Month Spotlights

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Native American Heritage Month School Displays

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Thunder's Hair Read Aloud Highlights

During the month of November classrooms at Hillcrest/LEADS Primary School and Olga Brener Intermediate School engaged in a read aloud and braiding activity to raise cultural awareness of our Indigenous families. Shawano School District's Title VI Native American Education staff offered a reading from Thunder's Hair written by Jessie Taken Alive- Rencountre, followed by a simple braiding activity. This opportunity allowed students to learn about the cultural traditions of many Indigenous men and young boys choosing to wear long hair. In addition, the lesson focused on friendship, kindness, and respect for all cultural traditions. Below are some highlights from this programming.

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Moccasin Making Class at Shawano Community Middle School

During the month of November, Shawano School District's Title VI Indian Education program offered an after school moccasin making class for all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. The class was led by local artist, Flora Madosh and supervised by Shawano School District staff, Rebecca Blaubach and Jamie Kriewaldt. This was a great way for students to learn the art of moccasin making, as well as create their own pair of moccasins for "Rock Your Mocs" week held November 15 - 19, 2021. Below are photos from the event.

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Orange Shirt Day

In support of Indigenous Communities, our First Nations students, their families, and Native American staff, we, the Shawano School District families, students, and staff were humbly requested to wear orange on September 30 in honor of Orange Shirt Day.


Orange Shirt Day, and the initiative behind it, started in 2013 in British Columbia, Canada. Orange Shirts are worn annually on September 30th to remember First Nations children. These children were dishonestly taken from their homes and sent to residential and boarding schools miles away for long periods of time without contact with their families. 


Orange shirts are also worn to honor the journey of healing from the traumas of Indian Boarding Schools. The traumas experienced by thousands of First Nations children during this time still heavily impact First Nations people today. Wearing an Orange Shirt is one way that we can support their journey of healing. 


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2022 Senior Spotlights (Coming Soon)

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High School

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Who are we?

Title VI is a driven community of parents, educators, administrators, and community member advocates serving the Shawano School District American Indian populations. The Parent Advisory Committee meets several times throughout the school year to lead the Indian Education initiatives for the year. At this time, the group is focusing on Strategic Planning for upcoming programmatic direction. We want to increase family advocacy and build relationships with the community. The committee is also working on Communications and Outreach and Professional Development.

What is Title VI?

Title VI, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) supports a comprehensive approach to educational improvement and reform for Indian students, helping ensure they benefit from national education reforms and receive every opportunity to achieve high standards. The programs promote the efforts of schools, local educational agencies, and Indian tribes and organizations to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of their American Indian and Alaska Native students. – U.S. Department of Education, Office of Indian Education

Is my student eligible for Title VI services?

To be eligible for Title VI support services, you will need to submit a Federal 506 Form to the Shawano School District. You can submit the form to your student’s school or to the main district office building (Attn: Nathan Hanson) located at 218 County Road B, Shawano, WI 54166. Call 715-526-3194 with questions. Please read below to determine if your student qualifies for services under Title VI.

Parents/Guardians:

Please complete and return the Federal 506 Form in order for the Shawano School District to apply for a formula grant, under the Indian Education program. This form is not mandatory or required in any way, however, if it is not completed, the school district cannot count your child for funding under the program. This form will become part of your child’s school record and WILL NOT need to be completed every year. This form will be maintained at the school and information on the form will not be released without your written approval. Any child who meets the following definition may be counted for this purpose.

Eligibility:

For the purposes of Title VI: Indian means any individual who is (1) a member (as defined by the Indian tribe or band) of an Indian tribe or band, including those Indian tribes or bands, terminated since 1940, and those recognized by the State in which the tribe or band reside; or (2) a descendant in the first or second degree (parent or grandparent) as described in (1); or (3) considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose; or (4) an Eskimo or Aleut or other Alaska Native; or (5) a member of an organized Indian group that received a grant under the Indian Education Act of 1988 as it was in effect October 19, 1994.

Title VI PAC Bylaws

Title VI Staff

Title VI Parent Advisory Committee:

  • Chair: Sofie Teller (Cloud)

  • Vice-CharTracy Lobermier

  • Secretary:

    Shannon Chapman

  • PAC Teacher Representative:

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    aylor DePerry

  • PAC Student Representatives:

    Cassandra Penass,

    Lainey Peters, and

    Cayley Chapman

Title VI Documents

Title VI PAC Scheduled Monthly Meetings

View Past Meeting Minutes:

Title VI Annual Public Hearing

Orange Shirt Day (Celebrated Annually on September 30th)

Lucy Burr Tribal Nations Map Video

Native American Resources In School Libraries