Health, Wellness and Culture Family Night at Canyon Day Junior High School was a successful event, benefiting the community, students, and the school on November 5th. An estimated 600 people from the community attended! It was a fun and educational evening, building awareness on topics like Apache culture and arts, nutrition, gardening, exercise and sports, higher education opportunities, suicide prevention, substance abuse and anti-bullying.
Families visited the booths and collected information, giveaways and tickets for food and prizes. Booths ranged from tabletop displays of community resources and Apache “kool-aid”, to fun and interactive activities such as a jeopardy game, hula hoops, lacrosse and beading.
Students were also a part of building community awareness. Two groups of 8th grade students created multi-media projects to present at their very own booth! One group of students re-enacted a bullying scene. They recorded their video footage using tablet devices and Windows Movie Maker to edit their presentation. The second group of students created an animated bullying scene by using the animation software, Go-Animate.
Canyon Day JHS partnered with many organizations to make this event possible, including:
• Indian Health Services
• Johns Hopkins
• First Things First
• Navajo County Drug Coalition
• Johnson O’Malley
• Cellular One
• N’Dee Fitness Center
• Hair Styles
• Reach Out and Read
• Northland Pioneer College
• Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program
• CDJH Indian Club and Teachers
This successful event could have not happen without the participation of teachers and staff, who worked together to plan, set up and host the Health, Wellness, and Culture Family Night!