Title VI PAC Scheduled Monthly Meetings
Title VI PAC meetings will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month starting at 5:00 pm through a virtual platform. The link to the virtual platform will be sent out to all Title VI families prior to the meeting via Sky Alert. (Click on the monthly meeting date to view each meeting agenda)
January 12, 2022 (Meeting was cancelled)
Annual Meeting : Wednesday, May 4th @5pm in the SCHS Library
May 11, 2022 at 5:00
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Title VI Annual Public Hearing
Next Annual Meeting Wednesday, May 4th @5pm in the SCHS Library
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.
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.
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.
2022 Senior Spotlights (Coming Soon)
(Click on the student name below to view our Title VI Senior Spotlights)