Native American Education

The JOM Program Supported by Parent Involvement 

One of the most important components of the JOM program is parent involvement.  Elections for JOM Indian Education Committee members will be held Monday, October 5th, 2020 at the Pryor Public Schools Education Services Center, 405 S.W. 1st Street, Pryor, beginning at 6:00 PM.  
 
To serve on the JOM IEC, a person must be the parent or guardian of a JOM verified child.  School board members or spouses, school administrators or spouses, and Cherokee Nation personnel with signature authority of JOM contracts or spouses can not serve on the committee.  
For more information, please contact Dusty Harrison, at harrisond@pryorschools.org or 918-825-1255.

2021 Meeting Dates

  • February 8th, 2021 @ 6:00 PM, Regular Meeting
  • May 10th, 2021 @ 6:00 PM, Regular Meeting
  • September 13th, 2021 @ 6:00 PM, Regular Meeting
  • October 4th, 2021 @ 6:00 PM, IEC Member Election
  • October 11th, 2021 @ 6:00 PM, Regular Meeting
  • December 6th, 2021 @ 6:00 PM, Regular Meeting
 
*All meetings will be held in the PD Lab at the Education Service Center, 405 SW 1st, Pryor, OK 74361.  

Links for Cherokee Programs

Other Tribal JOM Program Links

NEWS

The Cherokee Nation is now accepting 2021-22 Tribal Youth Council applications.

The Cherokee Nation Tribal Youth Council was established in 1989 as a youth leadership development program that focuses on educating our young leaders about the Cherokee Nation government structure, history, language and culture. The Tribal Youth Council also performs community service projects, provides a voice for youth, and to develop experience for future tribal leaders.

Applications must be mailed with all required documents and a postmark date no later than Wednesday, Sept. 1.

Applications can be downloaded at www.cherokee.org/youthcouncil.

Items Included in J2021/22 JOM Provided School Supplies

Parents can compare the regular PPS School Supply list to the JOM list below to determine if their student(s) will need additional supplies.  

Pre K

1 box of Baby Wipes

1 scissors

4 boxes of 8 count regular size crayons

4 boxes of 24 count regular size crayons 

6 glue sticks

1 box of washable markers (broad line)

1 set of watercolors

Kindergarten

2 boxes of 8 count crayons

4 boxes of 24 count crayons

2 large pink erasers

1 box of washable markers

1 package of pencils

1 pair of scissors

2 spiral notebooks

1 three-prong pocket folder

1 package of watercolor paints

8 glue sticks

1 plastic pencil box

1st Grade

2 Boxes of 24 Count Crayons

2 – 12 packs #2 pencils 

1 pair of scissors

1 – 6 pack glue sticks

1 wide spiral notebook

1 composition notebook (preferred Primary Journal)

2 packs washable markers

1 watercolors

4 Pink erasers

1 school box

1 bottle of school glue

1 Pocket folder each color (red and blue)

2nd Grade

1 pack 12 count #2 pencils

1 box of crayons 24 count

1 glue stick

4 plastic pocket folders with brads (green, red, blue, yellow)

1 pair scissors

1 pack of washable thick markers

1 watercolors

1 bottle of liquid glue

1 pencil pouch

1  Spiral Notebooks (wide ruled)

1 ruler centimeters/inches

1 highlighter

1 inch binder 

3rd Grade

1 package wide-ruled, loose-leaf paper

1 package of 12 count pencils

1 pair of quality scissors

1 wooden ruler with inches and centimeters

1 box of 24 count crayons

1 box of 12 count colored pencils

1 package of washable markers

2 yellow highlighters

1 glue stick

1 package of pencil top erasers

1 wide-ruled, single subject spiral notebook

1 wide-ruled composition notebook

3 plastic folders with pockets and brads

  • 1 red, 1 blue, 1 yellow

1 pencil box

4th Grade

1 package of wide-ruled, loose-leaf paper

1 package 12 count pencils

1 pair pointed scissors

1 wooden ruler with inches and centimeters

1 clear protractor

1 box of 24 count crayons

1 box of 12 count colored pencils

1 package of broad tipped markers

1 yellow highlighter

1 glue stick

1 bottle of liquid glue

1 package pencil top erasers

1 large eraser

1 wide-ruled composition notebook

3 plastic folders with pockets and brads

  • 1 red, 1 blue, 1 yellow

1 pencil box

5th Grade

1 package of wide-ruled, loose-leaf paper

1 package of 12 count pencils

1 pair of quality pointed scissors

1 wooden ruler with inches and centimeters

1 box of 24 count crayons

1 box of colored pencils

2 red grading pens

1 yellow chisel tip highlighter

1 green chisel tip highlighter

1 bottle liquid glue

2 glue sticks

1 large eraser

2 wide-ruled, single subject spiral notebooks

2 wide-ruled composition notebooks

4 folders with pockets and brads

  • 1 red, 1 blue, 1 yellow, 1 green

1 Three-ring pencil pouch

6th - 12th Grade

1 package of wide-ruled, loose-leaf paper

1 wide-ruled, single subject spiral notebook

1 wide-ruled composition notebook

1 package 8 count black ink pens

1 package 8 count red ink pens

1 package of broad tipped markers

1 yellow chisel tip highlighter

1 Three ring pencil pouch

1 package of pencil top erasers

1 package 12 count pencils

1 box of 12 count colored pencils

1 clear protractor

1 wooden ruler with inches and centimeters

3 plastic folders with pockets and brads

  • 1 red, 1 blue, 1 yellow

1 inch three-ring binder

Native American Heritage Month

November is designated as National Native American Heritage Month. In Pryor, approximately 40% of our learners and 38% of our staff are citizens of 26 different Native American tribes from across the United States. As part of Native American Heritage Month, each school has created a display that includes information or items that represent the tribal citizenships of our Native American learners.

 

Sister School: Pryor, Montana

Pryor High School learners will have the opportunity to meet virtually with students from Plenty Coups Jr./Sr. High School in Pryor, Montana, every day during the week of November 16th-20th. During these meetings learners from both schools will share cultural demonstrations of Cherokee and Crow languages and weaving.

Pryor, Montana, was also named after explorer Nathanial Pryor.

JOM Parent Committee

Chair: Kelly Brown
Vice-Chair: James Willyard
Secretary: Beth Stutzman
Member: Justin Allen
Member: Crystal Walters
Title VI Member: Jamie Ross
Coordinator: Dusty Harrison

PPS Site JOM Coordinators

Jefferson Elementary: 
Kelly Vance 
 
LECC & Lincoln Elementary: 
Maurene Russell
 
Roosevelt Elementary: 
Sara Melugin 
 
Pryor Middle School:
Brittany Nichols
 
Pryor High School:
Emma Dorman 
 
District Coordinator:
Dusty Harrison

Partner in Education: Cherokee Nation

Pryor Public Schools appreciates its partnership with Cherokee Nation. They provide many great opportunities, youth camps, scholarships, and resources for our learners. For more information about our partner in education, please visit the Cherokee Nation Website.