Title VI Indian Education Program
|Attention Students & Parents/Guardians|
Although our work looks different these days, we are still here to support you! Below you will find information about how to connect with us. We are maintaining virtual office hours since we cannot be in our actual offices at this time. This means we are available to respond to you right away during the times listed. Otherwise, we will respond to calls, emails, Schoology messages within 24 hours. Please feel free to reach out if you think we can help and we will do our best. Please note, you do not have to contact the normal staff person for your building – any of us can help and of you! Don’t worry and Stay well!
Welcome to A Title VI Ögwe՛ö:weh Education Program!
We are looking forward to a positive and productive school year.
The Title VI Indian Education Program is a federally funded grant program. We operate in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act, which represents a unique opportunity to increase equity and access for all children. We will continue to serve 506 eligible students within our school district.
We will continue to provide student support services, while we develop relationships with students and parents across all grade levels. Last year, our Parent Committee selected the following program objectives for this grant cycle;
Overall, in grades Pre-K through 12 the Title VI program will focus on
- Increasing Academic Achievement
- Increasing the School Attendance Rate
In addition, within each building we will have a specific objective aimed at helping our students succeed:
- at the Elementary School we will Increase Knowledge Of Cultural Identity And Awareness
- at the Middle School we will Increase Support for At-Risk Students
- at the High School we will emphasize Increased Career Readiness Skills
Some program activities we will provide include: cultural enrichment activities (trips, events, clubs), mentoring, substance abuse prevention, parent involvement opportunities, academic enrichment, college & career preparation, academic support, and referrals to outside agencies for additional services. We will host school-wide events and invite guest speakers to share their knowledge with our students on a variety of topics. Our student groups will meet during lunch periods and after-school, and we will continue to be available to students, parents, and staff throughout the school day for any assistance we might provide.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. We are here to assist Native American students on their path to success.
Join the Title VI Parent Committee!
We are always looking for additional committee members! All parents/guardians of Native American students enrolled in the Gowanda Central School District are welcome and encouraged to join the committee. This is a chance to give your viewpoint and input for the Title VI Program. We meet to discuss issues and concerns students may be having, we gather ideas for cultural and other programming and we provide reports back on how our students are doing throughout the year….
Give us a call, send us an email or plan to attend one of the monthly meetings!
Parent Committee Meetings are held every month on the FIRST Wednesday at 5:00 pm in the Gowanda Middle School – Room 117.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Wednesday, November 6 , 2019
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
(*Public Hearing Date To Be Determined)
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Lea M. Golden
(716) 532-3325 ext. 6009
Coordinator, Grades 9-12
(716) 532-3325 ext 6221
Coordinator, Grades 5-8
(716) 532-3325 ext 5218
Coordinator, Grades K-4
(716) 532-3325 ext. 4007
Join online or on the app.
Seneca Nation of Indians
Department of Education
12861 Route 438
Irving, NY 14081
Where Learning is Tradition
Mission Statement of the Seneca Nation Education Department
The Seneca Nation of Indian’s Department of Education philosophy is that education is a life-long, empowering learning process which begins with the individual, and is multi-cultural, multi-generational, and respectful of physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual wellness. The department recognizes that each individual is at a different place in life’s journey and we will work with them to move them forward toward their goals
The AASP/JOM teachers for our district are
|Elementary School||Faith Stewartemail@example.com||532-3325 x4142|
|Elementary School||Judy Driscoll (Teaching Assistant)||firstname.lastname@example.org||532-3325 x4142|
|Middle School||Tristin Hagemanemail@example.com||532-3325 x5121|
|Middle School||Anne Foit (Teaching Assistant)||firstname.lastname@example.org||532-3325 x5121|
|High School||Melanie Schottemail@example.com||532-3325 x6213|