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Latta Public Schools will be conducting a public hearing concerning its Title VI application and the opportunity for tribes and parents of Indian children to provide their input on the Title VI application for the 2019-2020 school year. The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in Latta Middle School Room 111 located at 13925 County Road 1560 in Ada, Oklahoma. The Latta Indian Parent Committee Meeting will be held in conjunction with the public hearing. All Indian students, parents of Indian students, tribal officials, and members of the Latta Community are invited to attend.



Latta Public School

Indian Education/JOM Parent Committee

Meeting Dates 2018-2019


All meetings will be held in room 111 of Latta Middle School located at 13925 County Road 1560 Ada, OK 74820.  Meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m.


September 12, 2018

December 12, 2018

April 17, 2019


Several Latta School students, parent and community members attended a basket weaving workshop sponsored by the Chickasaw Nation Native Youth Community Partnership.  The workshop was conducted by Tyra Shacklelford and was a great success.  Over 40 individuals participated and a great time of cultural learning was enjoyed by all!


Pictured are Latta Student Jedidiah Marical
and instructor Tyra Shackleford.

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Pictured with their basket weaving projects are:

Front Row L-R: Bradley Harjo, Tracey Futischa, Marybelle Wilson, Kaiden Harjo

Second Row L-R: Ocir Matlock, Keetaria Brown, Sa'Riya Matlock, Sarah Factor, Elijah Factor, Tashina Wilson, and Naomi Harjo.


Tashina Wilson, Marybelle Wilson, and Bradley Harjo are working diligently on their crafts.


The Chickasaw Nation is accepting applications through the end of February for the Packed Promises nutritional program.  Below is a link for Chickasaw Only students to apply at www.packedpromise.chickasaw.net.


The Oklahoma Indian Student Honor Society (OISHS) application and instruction link are below.  



ANOLI Creative Writing Contest

Click here for more information and click here for an application.


Scholarship Information

Chickasaw News for October

The Chickasaw Nation Chikasha Pehlichi Ikbi (CPI) Youth Leadership Program, is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. Applicants must be Chickasaw citizens between the ages of 14 and 18, and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher.  For more information click the link above.


Rosetta Stone Chickasaw is now available free to Chickasaw citizens and immediate family members worldwide. For more information click the link above.

Chickasaw citizens can get connected to Chickasaw Nation careers at the Coffee and Careers citizen hiring event. For more information click the link above.

Chickasaw students in grades nine-12 who lack course credits for graduation can receive assistance through the Chickasaw Nation Credit Recovery Program.  For more information click the line above.

The Chickasaw Nation Honor Club is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.  For more information click the link above.

The Chickasaw Nation Student Tutoring Reimbursement Program provides Chickasaw students assistance to improve academic performance.  For more information click the link above.

The Chickasaw Nation Native Youth Community Project is partnering with public schools in Carter and Pontotoc counties to create programs that enhance academic achievement and school success for Native American children in first through 12 th grades.  For more information click the link above.

The Johnson O’Malley (JOM) Program is a supplemental education program providing resources to Native American students.  For more information click the link above.



The Latta JOM/Title VII Parent Committee will meet on the following dates in Room 111 of Latta Middle School located at 13925 County Road 1560 in Ada, Oklahoma beginning at 5:30 p.m.  All parents of native children, tribal members, tribal official and teachers are invited to attend.  

DECEMBER 13, 2017

APRIL 18, 2018

The Chickasaw Nation Arts & Humanities Division conducts the Dynamic Women of the Chickasaw Nation Conference each year. Symbolic of the beauty, inspiration and determination of Chickasaw women throughout history, a butterfly serves each year as artwork in the conference materials that promote the event.  Female Chickasaw artists, ages 14-18, are invited to submit original artwork in the contest. Winning artwork will be used in promotional materials for this year’s annual conference.  For more information click here.

Chickasaw Nation Arts & Humanties Division After-School Theatre Club for students in grades 3 through 5.  Click here for more information.

‚ÄčChickasaw Nation Junior Native Explorers

Applications are now being accepted for the Chickasaw Nation Junior Native Explorers Program.

The Chickasaw Nation Native Explorers Program is an innovative, hands-on, professional mentor-led education program designed to recruit, train and educate young people in the areas of earth science, natural science, biomedical science and medicine.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in unique learning experiences such as archeological expeditions, anatomy explorations, natural resources and preservation initiatives and much more. Student will also learn about the various career opportunities and internships available within these fields.

All Native American students ages six to 18 who reside in the Ada or Ardmore areas, are eligible to apply.

For more information, or to receive an application, contact Kresta Lofton at (580) 421-7711 or kresta.lofton@chickasaw.net.


Attention Chickasaw & Choctaw students with a citizenship card/certificate

Please check the eligibility criteria for the both programs.

The Chickasaw Nation will sponsor The Governor's Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance Program for Grades 2-12 students who hold a Chickasaw CDIB and Citizenship Certificate/Card.  

The Choctaw Nation will sponsor The STAR Honor Roll and Attendance Program for Grades 2-12 Students who hold a Choctaw CDIB and Citizenship Certificate /Card.  

ACT Vouchers for Chickasaw Students with Citizenship Cards are available.  

Any questions can be directed to Susan Russell
Indian Education Coordinator
Contact:  580.332.3980




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