May 6, 2020, 9:00 AM
Mar 2, 2020, 12:48 PM
Traditional Pueblo Embroidery: Textiles of many forms were introduced during the Spanish Inquisitions through the 1500’s. Origins of the Southwest Pueblo Embroidery began over 2000 years ago. Woven cotton or wool fabric was designed using additional embroidered patterns honoring the elements of nature. Today, designing ceremonial Pueblo regalia continues throughout the many Pueblo Southwest Tribes. A trade that is high in demand throughout our communities. With this in mind, the Walatowa Indian Education program will be introducing another workshop into our Indian Education curriculum for our students. This month, we will be facilitating a Traditional Pueblo Embroidery workshop, which introduces Walatowa High students to a rare form of Art. The Embroidery workshop will be lead by Mrs. Mable Fragua. Mrs. Fragua, who is one of our gifted Jemez Traditional Embroiders who is willing to assist us with introducing & working hands-on with the art to our Sophmores and Juniors. The goal is to address the history and importance of the learning a much needed trade, thus, working on their own piece of art: Dress strips, & Shirt strips to completion. ~ Carla Gachupin: WHCH Ed. Asst./Tribal Liaison
Feb 18, 2020, 12:41 PM
Basket-weaving is one of the oldest known Native American crafts. There are ancient Indian baskets from the Southwest that have been identified by archaeologists as nearly 8000 years old.
Feb 13, 2020, 8:53 AM
Dec 4, 2019, 10:06 AM
Oct 28, 2019, 1:10 PM
One of our WHCS Charter School goals is that all juniors participate in the ACT and SAT Assessments. On October 26,2019, the junior class participated in the ACT assessments at Bernalillo High School, Rio Rancho High School and Cibola High School.
Sep 20, 2019, 6:37 AM
Promoting STEM Careers in New Mexico to WHCS students
Sep 3, 2019, 8:36 AM
Using "Snapology" for Interactive Problem Based Learning
Aug 9, 2019, 9:31 AM
Launching WHCS first Computer Coding Club "Sisterhood"
May 15, 2019, 4:30 PM
2018-2019 STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS, VS DORA, Friday, May 17, 2019, 7:00 P.M., Rio Rancho Stadium
Apr 16, 2019, 1:22 PM
For the 2018-2019 baseball and softball season, the Walatowa High Charter School and Jemez Valley Warriors combined to form the Jemez Warrior – Cougars. “It is important to have collaboration between the schools and create opportunities for students to compete together.” Forest Becker (WHCS Instructor and 1ST Head Baseball Coach. For each school to be represented, the baseball team wears Jemez Green for home and Cougar blues for away. Currently the Warrior-Cougars are 9 and 3 on the season with 5 games left until district playoffs. “ We have a good chance of making the state baseball tournament. We just have to continue to work hard and stay focused.” Keithan Shendo, WHCS Junior.
Apr 16, 2019, 1:14 PM
On, April 12-16, 2019, Carlos Herrera, Arnold Herrera Troy Meek (WHCS Art Instructor) and Dr. K. Kommander-Salazar (WHCS Science Instructor) collaborated and provided students with traditional use of local aspen, cottonwood and indigenous methodologies of science (Ethno-Botany) and Art to create drums. The junior class created drums utilizing aspen and cottonwood, leather, and traditional techniques. The drums are a reflection of the New Mexico southwest tradition, culture and heritage. “The drums are part of our identity and learning how to make them is important, so we can sustain this tradition.” Triston Tosa (WHCS Student)
Mar 7, 2019, 5:09 PM
Mar 5, 2019, 10:36 AM
This assignment was a ‘seeing ‘ assignment. Students were tasked at looking at value, line quality, shape and texture (hair lines equals textures in the photo). Students cut an image in half and had to create as realistically as possible the other half. (Realism)
Mar 1, 2019, 10:49 AM
Students enlarged a print AD of an image was based on ‘Realism ‘
Feb 27, 2019, 6:00 PM
WHCS COUGAR DISTRICT PLAYOFF: Men’s Basketball – February 27, 2019 (Wednesday) – Walatowa Youth Center or Jemez Valley gymnasium – 6:00 p.m. NMAA DISTRICT GAME ENTRY FEE: $6.00 Age: 6 yrs. and up. 5 yrs. old and under free.
Feb 26, 2019, 6:00 PM
Women’s Basketball - February 26, 2019 (Tuesday) – Walatowa Youth Center – 6:00 p.m.
Feb 15, 2019, 7:43 AM
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Feb 10, 2019, 7:35 AM
Come by and show your love towards our seniors as they play their last home game of the 2019 season. Age 60 and up enter free*** SENIORS: Amalia Pino Chenae Henderson Temeya Gachupin Tiana Nieto Tyra Vigil Cody Pino Joachim Galvan Jordan Chinana Preston Pino Emilio Gachupin
Feb 7, 2019, 6:32 AM
The game presented great spirit from both teams. Outside of the valiant effort shown by both teams, the Walatowa boys consistently kept the lead in front of the Valley boys. The Warriors were performing well, but Cougar boys simply performed well enough to keep the Warriors from even having a point advantage ahead of the Cougars. Cougars keep up the comradery for the rest of the season!!!
Jan 30, 2019, 10:16 AM
On Monday March 4, 11th and 12th Grades will be visiting Popejoy for a full performance of Midsummer Night's Dream. These students will be well prepared to understand and enjoy their first Shakespearean play. About The Show About the Play: The ever-creative Aquila Theatre brings Shakespeare’s most fanciful play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to life. Journey to the enchanted forest with four young lovers as the bard weaves a magical web made of misplaced affections, misguided intentions, and mischievous fairies.
Dec 6, 2018, 3:19 PM
The Lady Cougars made a fantastic late season run in the District 1-A volleyball tournament. WHCS defeated NMSD and Jemez Valley to make it to the finals of the tournament. Walatowa Cougars were defeated by NM State qualifier Santa Fe Waldorf. “The young women came together as a team and we made a great run at the end. I am truly proud of what we were able to accomplish. ” J. Moreno, Volleyball Coach. 2018-2019 Cougar Volleyball Team: S. Gachupin, R. Gachupin, J.C.Yepa, V. Barrow, D.Toya, T. Nieto, R. Toya, S.Tosa, J. Loretto, C. Gachupin, A.Pino, T.Vigil, K. Loretto, Coach. Moreno, Assistant D. Seona
Dec 5, 2018, 12:56 PM
Maintaining one's own tribal traditions — from language to hunting — while assimilating into the larger society.
Dec 3, 2018, 4:57 PM
WHCS uses IXL as an immersive K-12 learning experience that provides comprehensive, standards-aligned content for math, language arts, science, and social studies.
Nov 30, 2018, 2:08 PM
Announcing the 2018 Gold Medal Honorees
Nov 30, 2018, 1:22 PM
Reading Plus addresses the three areas critical to reading success – the physical (strengthening eye muscles to develop fluency and stamina); cognitive (building vocabulary to improve comprehension); and emotional (tapping students’ interests to build confidence and motivation). In addition, Reading Plus is structured in a way that supports our individualized approach to education. At Walatowa High Charter School, we test our students’ reading proficiency at the beginning of the school year to map out an education plan. In addition, we implement weekly data to adjust lessons and personalize assignments based on each student’s progress. Finally, our students have not had much academic success in their young lives. Reading Plus offers successes, big and small, almost daily.
Nov 14, 2018, 3:02 PM
What's in your water?
Nov 14, 2018, 1:25 PM
Celebrating "Dia de los Muertos" at WHCS: As part of a school-wide unit, celebrating Cultural Tradition(s) from around the world we will focus on the annual Dia De Los Muertos popular in Mexico, Latin America and other Spanish-speaking countries. New Mexico has always been an interesting mix of both Native tradition mixed with Spanish-influenced culture and practice. Even today, "All Souls Day' is celebrated in the Pueblos of New Mexico. We felt it would be beneficial as a learning unit to discuss the origins of the tradition and how it is celebrated in Mexico. As a learning unit, collectively each instructor will address the theme through a variety of learning activities.
Jun 4, 2018, 6:00 AM
Congratulations Kyann Loretto ! Students continue increase their reading comprehension using the Reading Plus program. We currently have 10 students who are reading at a college level and completed the program with Kyann Loretto being our most recent student to finish. We have 5 students who are reading above grade level, 6 who are reading at grade level and 11 who are approaching the goal of reading at their respective grade level. On December 17th all students will take their 2nd reading assessment for the school year and we expect to see significant growth from all students.
Jun 4, 2018, 6:00 AM
On Monday 5th November 2018, 9th and 10th Graders were taken to a theatrical presentation of 'The Call of the Wild'. As part of Ms. Warren's Academic Vocabulary class, WHCS students experienced an hour long one man dramatic performance. In class, performance follow-up included individual student reflection as well as visual depiction of the story unfolding. Content was aligned to CCSS and State Standards. Please come and see displayed work on the walls of Room 3. About The Show: Jack London’s thrilling tale of courage and survival becomes a multimedia adventure mixing dynamic storytelling by a single actor with 180-degree surrounding projected illustrations adding scenic, artistic, and historical context to the story. Buck, a strong half St. Bernard and half sheepdog, is kidnapped from his life on a California estate and sent to work as a sled dog during the 1800s Klondike Gold Rush. In this harsh environment he discovers the endurance, strength, and instincts of his wild ancestors.