The following Indian Education Programs make up Coos County's six Indian Education Programs:

BANDON INDIAN EDUCATION PROGRAM:

Bandon Indian Education Program began in 1976. Bandon's new project director is Darcy Grahek who has replaced retiring Sue Whitmore who earlier served as the program's project director for the last ten years and also served as the project's tutor. Bandon earlier identified 47 American Indian/Alaska Native students out of the 767 total students in Bandon's schools. In addition to providing supplemental tutorial support to eligible project students, Indian resource speakers, Indian assemblies and Indian subject field trips, the Bandon Indian Education Program also offers a cooperative Indian Education summer camp for grades 4-12. All project components are made possible through U.S. Department of Education's Office of Indian Education (Title VII) supplemental funding and Bandon School District #54, 455 9th Street, Bandon, Oregon 97411.

COOS BAY INDIAN EDUCATION PROGRAM:

The Coos Bay Indian Education Program was begun in 1974. The Coos Bay project director is Dawn Malliett who has a wealth of Indian community service to offer the program in Coos Bay schools. Currently 570 American Indian/Alaska Native students have been identified for the program out of 3,914 total students in Coos Bay schools. Besides tutorial assistance in Coos Bay schools, the project also offers Indian resource speakers, Indian assemblies, Indian educational/cultural field trips and drug prevention services, as well as provides for the cooperative Indian Education summer camp for grades 4-12. The program is made possible through the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Indian Education (Title VII) and Coos Bay School District #9, P.O. Box 509, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420.

COQUILLE INDIAN EDUCATION PROGRAM:

The Coquille Indian Education Program began in 1977. The Coquille project director Bethany Sherrill is also her program's tutor for the 128 American Indian/Alaska Native students out of the 1,020 total students in Coquille schools. Besides Bethany's duties as project director/tutor, the program offers Indian resource speakers, Indian school assemblies, an Indian Student Day, and the cooperative Indian Education summer camp for grades 4-12. The program is made possible through the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Indian Education (Title VII) and the Coquille School District, 201 N. Gould Street, Coquille, Oregon 97423.

MYRTLE POINT INDIAN EDUCATION PROGRAM:

The Myrtle Point Indian Education Program began in 1976. Long-time Myrtle Point project director Cindy Leibelt also serves as the project director/teaching assistant with another Indian Education teaching assistant. There are currently 187 American Indian/Alaska Native students out of the total 776 in Myrtle Point schools. Besides the teaching assistants that work in all schools with Indian Education students, Indian resource speakers, Indian assemblies and Indian subject field trips are available through the program in addition to the cooperative Indian Education summer camp for grades 4-12. The program is made possible through the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Indian Education (Title VII) and the support of Myrtle Point School District #41, 212 Spruce Street, Myrtle Point, Oregon 97458.

NORTH BEND INDIAN EDUCATION PROGRAM:

The North Bend Indian Education Program began in 1976. Judy Rocha is the North Bend project coordinator. The program has identified 253 American Indian/Alaska Native students out of the 2,173 total students in North Bend schools. The program offers two Indian Education tutors in the schools, Indian resource speakers in the classroom, Indian assemblies, Indian subject field trips, an Indian Education Day Student Program, summer Day Camp for grades 1-3, as well as the cooperative Indian Education summer camp for grades 4-12. The program is made possible through the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Indian Education (Title VII) and the support of North Bend School District #13, 1913 Meade Street, North Bend, Oregon 97459.

POWERS INDIAN EDUCATION PROGRAM:

The Powers Indian Education Program began in 1976. The Powers project director is Peggy Stallard. Currently there are 61 American Indian/Alaska Native students out of 144 total students in Powers schools. In addition to Indian Education tutors in Powers' classrooms and after school, Indian resource speakers and traditional arts are shared in classrooms, an Indian school assembly including MOTHER EARTH'S CHILDREN takes place each school year, as well as participation in the cooperative Indian Education summer camp for grades 4-12. The program is made possible through the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Indian Education (Title VII) and Powers School District #31, P.O. Box 479, Powers, Oregon 97466.


 

Jim Thornton, Indian Education Coordinator, Coos County Indian Education Coordination Program,
90633 Cape Arago Highway, Coos Bay OR 97420-7635