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2 October 2013


      On August 19, Theodore Jamerson Elementary School began its fortieth full year of service on the campus of United Tribes Technical College. TJES starts the year with 150 students in grades k – 8.

      During the powwow, students were treated to performances by the Aztec dancers, as well as Native dancers from the Bearstail family. Some TJES students also participated in the powwow.

Aztec dancers with TJES students


Oct 1............Cross Country Meet
Oct 10..........Child Find Carnival
Oct 17..........Picture Day
Nov 11.........Veteran's Day No School
Nov 16.........Saturday Shake-up
Nov 28-29...No School Thanksgiving


Red Koch

      You may be wondering who Red is?

      Red Koch is UTTC’s transportation director and he’s been working at the college for 41 years. Eighteen years ago, Red was elected to the TJES School board.

      Red got involved because he thought a parent was being treated unfairly. After he was elected, Red realized the parent was wrong and the school was right. That’s when he became an advocate for the school.

      He said his role on the school board was to make and enforce policies. And he told us “Children come first.”

      Red says that he was bullied when he was a kid. “I have no use for bullies. Everybody gets bullied once and a while and I know how it feels.”

Red's dog Sasha

      Red likes working on cars. When asked what else he would like to do, Red smiled and joked, “I wanted to be the president of the United States.”

      Red has a cute, fluffy dog named Sasha that barks and protects him.

      Red concluded saying Theodore Jamerson is a good school with good teachers and great students. We agree.

      Red is retiring from the school board after eighteen years and everyone at TJES would like to thank him for his many years of service, talent and loyalty to our school.

– Story by Kari, and Evelyn, Grade 5


TJES students who participated in the Fall Thunderbird Run: Front, Ana Ventura-Ortley; row 2, Amanda Iron Cloud, Paige Kills Plenty, Danielle Morrison; row 3, CJ Brown-Dogskin, Tristan White Twin, Michael Teeman. Not pictured, William Red Cloud, Ygnacio Quarry and Boyd White Twin.

– Twila Smith PE/Health Teacher





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