We are Nixyaawii Community School

Proud to be the Golden Eagles.

Our school is a charter of the Pendleton School district and we are located on the beautiful Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in northeast Oregon. Our charter focuses on Native American culture, infusing native languages into daily school life, and serving the tribal community.

Announcements & News

New Student Registration Open Now

Incoming Freshmen and transfer students for the 2019-2020 school year are asked to register now.  Application packets are available at the school office, Monday through Thursday 7:30 - 4.  You may request a packet via email at carrie.phinneyatpendleton.k12.or.us.  Please return completed packets to the office or via email to carrie.phinneyatpendleton.k12.or.us.


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Crystal Apple Award Nominations Due Soon

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There is about one week left to nominate district staff for the 2019 Crystal Apple "Excellence in Education" Awards. These annual awards recognize outstanding educators and school staff in eastern Oregon school districts.

The Nomination Form is available on the InterMountain ESD website. Deadline for nominations is April 1, 2019. 

Crystal Apple Awards can be given to principals, assistant principals, teachers, paraeducators, office staff, maintenance staff and other district staff. They can be nominated by administrators, teachers, paraeducators, school staff, students, parents or community members.

For more information about the Crystal Apple Awards, please visit the Crystal Apple Page.

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Snow Make Up Days

There will be regular, mandatory school days on the following dates to make up for snow days:

Friday, April 5

Friday, April 12

Friday, May 3

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School Report Cards Released

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The Oregon Department of Education recently released their annual At-A-Glance School profiles, previously called State Report Cards, for all Oregon schools. These reports, called for by the 1999 state legislature, provide educators with an opportunity to communicate directly with parents and community members about how local schools are performing.

ODE redesigned the school and district profiles in 2018, with input from parents and families who represent students and student groups who are historically underserved.

Nixya'awii Community School is providing these on the Report Card page. If you would like more information about the Pendleton School District, please visit the ODE website school and district profiles page.

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Nominate Your Favorite Teacher in Oregon

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Nominations are now open for the Regional Teacher of the Year in Oregon. Anyone can nominate a teacher from an Oregon school district by visiting the Oregon Teacher of the Year website under the "Nominate" tab. Nominations are open through January 31, 2019.

Nixya'awii Community School encourages staff, students, parents and community members to nominate teachers from our school district.

Each ESD in Oregon will choose a Regional Teacher, who will receive a cash prize of $500. One of the Regional Teachers of the Year will be named the 2020 Oregon Teacher of the Year in September 2019.

For questions about the Oregon Teacher of the Year program, please contact jenni.knausatstate.or.us (Program Coordinator Jenni Knaus.)

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ASB Officers

The 2018-2019 ASB Officers are:

President Dazon Sigo

Vice President Ermia Butler

Junior Class Representative Susie Patrick

Sophomore Class Representative Adilia Hart

Freshmen Class Representative Nizhoni Toledo

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New Start Time

This year's start time is 8:10.  The bell schedule is:

1st period 8:10 - 9:06

2nd period 9:10 - 10:06

3rd period 10:10 - 11:06

4th period 11:10 - 12:06

lunch 12:06 - 12:44

5th period 12:44 - 1:40

6th period 1:44 - 2:40

7th period 2:44 - 3:40


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More Electives Added

Please submit your elective choices to the office either by emailing carrie.phinneyatpendleton.k12.or.us, calling the office at 541-429-7900, or bringing this form (PDF) to the office between 7:30 – 4, Monday –Thursday.  To have your choices considered during scheduling, your response must be received by 4pm, Wednesday, August 22.  You may also attend the Open House Wednesday, August 22 between 4 and 6pm and complete the form there.

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Enrollment Cap Increased

Nixyaawii is pleased to be increasing its enrollment to at least 85 students due to the approved use of the previous Yellowhawk building and the addition of a full time teacher.  This is an addition of 10 students.  Registration is taking place now, Monday through Thursday, 7:30am to 4pm.     

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