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Honoring The Past, Challenging The Future
Success at Wyoming Indian Schools stems from a belief in the importance of Native American traditional and cultural values combined with modern educational outcomes. While preparing the youth of the Wind River Indian Reservation to function in an increasingly complex and technological society our district stresses the importance of the values and heritage of the "old ways." Reliance on the strong cultural traditions of the grandparents and great grandparents is integral to education on the Wind River Reservation.

Chief's Tech CenterWyoming Indian Schools represent a dynamic and culturally-integrated community effort. In an atmosphere of mutual understanding and awareness, the district has earned the respect of the community. Its strength is in its concern for students, who must be proficient in an ever-changing world economy without losing the substance of a proud tradition and community values.

Historically, the Shoshone and Arapaho people learned in a nontraditional manner - they did not read or write. Functional education was passed on as a hands-on experience from mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts and grandparents. Meaning, purpose and values were transmitted orally through story telling - the purview of the tribal elders.

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Wyoming Indian HallwayAs Native Americans were moved to the reservation, mission and government schools followed. Tribal youths were ordered to boarding schools, effectively isolated from their parents and grandparents. They were forbidden to speak their native tongue and forced to learn English.

Without their native language, they were effectively disenfranchised from not only the oral tradition, but from a meaningful association with their elders. One can only imagine how this marooned and disconnected a society of people. Many elders in the community experienced the government boarding school years. Among them, Ben Friday, Jr., Chris Goggles, Abraham Spotted Elk, Verna Thunder, and Starr Weed were devoted to finding a better way. Their lifelong efforts spearheaded a community-wide effort to bring respect, accomplishment, and dignity to school children on the reservation. They instigated and promoted the effort to build the reservation school district as we know it today.

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In the belief that students are better able to learn when they enjoy a healthy self image, Wyoming Indian Schools strive to play a positive and supportive role in the educational process.

New staff and administrators receive an orientation to the local culture to eliminate any initial misunderstanding in their relationships with the students and the community. By design, teaching efforts enhance the self-esteem of students, while conducting fair and orderly classes with high expectations for student achievement.

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Wyoming Indian AthleticsWyoming Indian School employees consider it a privilege to teach in this creative and interesting environment. Rare is the opportunity to explore the world through modems and fiber optics on the internet, while also gaining insight into the Native American perspective, sharing the importance of the Sun Dance or the elders' stories portraying the spirit and ways of the coyote, or the bear, or the eagle or the beaver.

Mission Statement
" ...empower all students to learn at high levels to become successful in a dynamic world, while strengthening their cultural identities and traditions.." 

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     Wyoming Indian Schools use Infinite Campus to gather attendance and academic information on your child.  You have the opportunity to gain instant access to accurate, current, and confidential information about your child(ren)'s school attendance, grades, class assignments and more.  All information provided is only specific to your child, other's cannot see what you will be seeing.  However, in order to access this please contact Mona Glenmore at 332-2992 to receive your personalized "Campus Portal Activation Key" code.

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Hathaway Merit and Need Scholarships The State of Wyoming provides Hathaway Merit and Need Scholarships to Wyoming students attending the University of Wyoming and Wyoming community colleges. Every Wyoming student who meets the merit requirements can earn a Hathaway Merit Scholarship. Contact the Wyoming Indian High School counselor for more information. 332-9765 ext. #120

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The Fremont County School District #14 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities. Inquiries concerning Title, II, Title VII, Title IX, may be referred to Dave Rushforth, Assistant Superintendent & Coordinator for the Office for Civil Rights, 307-332-3904 Inquiries concerning Section 504 may be referred to Scott Gion, Section 504 Coordinator, 307-332-2992 or all inquiries may be mailed to the attention of the coordinator at Fremont County School District #14, 638 BlueSky Highway, Ethete, Wyoming 82520.

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Fremont County School District #14
638 Blue Sky Highway
Ethete, Wyoming 82520

Central Office Hours: 7:00am – 4:00pm (307) 332-3904

Wyoming Indian High School Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm (307) 332-9765

Wyoming Indian Middle School Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm (307) 332-2992

Wyoming Indian Elementary School Hours: 7:00am – 4:00pm (307) 332-2053

Phone: (307) 332-3904

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