Page 11 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - September 2015
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Back to School Bash Kicks Off the 2015-2016 School Year

On a beautiful summer day in August The Education Department
the Youth Services program held their staff handed out gift cards and
annual Back to School Bash for the shared the program efforts
upcoming 2015-2016 school year. for each child to become a
The team members from the youth successful student.
center were on hand to give gift cards
and backpacks for new and returning To cap the day off, community
students, while the Education outreach officer Mike McNair held
Department made available gift cards a bike rodeo. This gave the children
to assist with the many supplies a crash course (no pun intended) in
needed for education. This gave the bicycle safety and raffled off many
community and the youth a chance to bikes and gear to promote safety and
get to know the staff who has made an activity driven lifestyle.
its priority number one to help the
future of our tribe succeed in any way

Tony Medina spoke with many of
the attendees about what they could
expect from the Youth Center in the
upcoming year and opportunities on
how the community could volunteer
in his ever growing department.

The members of the Education In the end, the day was a tremendous

Specialist Team met with many success for the departments and the

parents to explain how they would community. As we do many times

assist with student needs and much a year, the community came out in

more. With 164 students signing support of the event and spent time

up at this event it will be a fun year with one another. We always come

for them, but they are always up together to share a moment and a

to the task. Rachel Mendez and meal with our friends and family.

the higher education department If you are interested in offering a

had representatives from local special skill you have with our youth,

colleges on hand with information please contact Tony Medina at 360-

about continuing education after 273-9674.

high school for those who might be

interested. If you have questions about your

student’s education you may contact

To battle the heat, that reached up any of the following- Jodie Smith

into the mid 90’s, Merry Makers 360-709-1897, Nate Floth 360-709-

were on hand with water slides, 1878, Jesse Gleason 360-709-1759 or

misting stations and a jousting JJ Shortman 360-709-1749.

arena. However, the biggest hit was

the rock wall. Kids young and old, For your higher education needs of

tall and small tested their ability in any kind you may contact Rachel

three levels of difficulty and all day Mendez at 360-709-1698.

you could hear the bell sounding a

successful climb. There was a lot of Please remember, if you haven’t

help on hand from the Chehalis Tribal signed your child up for education

senior class hoping to complete their services or filled out the necessary
Children having fun in the sun during the Back-to-School Bash community service requirements paperwork for the youth center you
at the Community Center. may do so at any time. However, the
and helped out with the BBQ lunch

Photos by Emily Ortivez provided by the Lucky Eagle Casino. sooner the better.    Page 11
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