Indian Education


Contact Information:

Cindy Weaver
Indian Education Director
918-786-3003 Ext. 1107

Kristi Collington
Program Coordinator
Cultural Specialist/Teacher
918-786-3003 Ext. 1124

Marilyn McClelland
Cultural Specialist/Teacher
918-786-3003 Ext. 1214

Charlotte Bergman
Indian Education Secretary
918-786-3003 Ext. 1110

Title VI Indian Education
2019-20 Indian Education Committee

, Chair
LeeAnne Banks, Vice Chair
Jennifer McElhaney, Secretary
Angie Shepherd, Member
Keri Gregg, Member/Teacher
Ashley Epperson, Member
Josh Chandler, Member
Samantha Westbrook, Member
Sara Fife, Member

Johnson O'Malley (JOM)
2019-20 Parent Advisory Committee

, Chair
LeeAnne Banks, Vice Chair
Jennifer McElhaney, Secretary
Angie Shepherd, Member
Sara Fife, Member


There will not be a Cherokee Challenge Bowl competition in October.  




Grove Public Schools

Johnson O’Malley (JOM) Parent Committee Elections

October 6, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to elect two JOM Parent Committee members for the 2020-21 school year. Grove Public Schools encourages parents of the JOM eligible students to get involved in the development of the JOM program by voting in the election and/or serving on the JOM Indian Education Committee. To run for a committee seat, a person must be the parent or guardian of a JOM verified child.  School board members or spouses and school employees or spouses cannot serve on the committee. Members serve a two-year term.

Grove Public Schools

Johnson O’Malley (JOM) Parent Committee Meeting - Officer Elections

October 20, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

The purpose for the meeting is to elect the JOM Parent Committee officers and vote on the meeting dates for 2021. Parents or guardians of eligible JOM students are encouraged to attend the meeting.



It is time to order your cap and gown through Jostens!  The JOM program will pay $30 toward the cost.  This credit will be applied directly to your Josten's bill if you order by the deadline.  See Mrs. Collington at Grove High School for assistance. 



If you plan to take the ACT exam this year, please contact Mrs. Collington so she can make arrangements for you to be reimbursed $30 after you take the exam and she receives a copy of your scores.  Mrs. Collington must know when you are registering for the exam so the appropriate paperwork can be completed for your reimbursement.  

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Johnson O'Malley (JOM) Program

Eligibility: Students must be a member of a federally recognized tribe or have a CDIB card or agency letter and meet their tribe's membership criteria.

Services: •School Supplies •Senior Cap /Gown ($30) •ACT ($30) •Incentive Awards •Science Fair Boards •Cultural Specialists/Presentations •Cultural Competitions •Native American Organizations (OCIE, OISHS, NASA, etc.) Student Dues •Cultural Instructional Materials

Title VI Indian Education Program

Eligibility: Students must meet the following criteria (1) be a member (as defined by the Indian tribe or band) of an Indian tribe or band, including those Indian tribe or bands terminated since 1940, and those recognized by the State in which the tribe or band reside; or (2) a descendant in the first or second degree (parent or grand parent) as described in (1), or (3) considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose, or (4) an Eskimo or Aleut, or other Alaska Native or (5) a member of an organized Indian group that received a grant under the Indian Education Act of 1988 as it was in effect October 19, 1994.

Services: •Native American Studies Classes •Cherokee Language Classes•Native American Art Classes •AP Testing•Tutoring •Supplies for Native American classes •Cultural Specialists •Cultural Competitions/Activities including Heritage Club •Field Trips •Guest Presenters •College and Career Information

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