Daposka Ahnkodapi Elementary

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π“ˆπ’°π“„π“‚π“†π’Όπ’° π’°βŒƒπ’Όπ“‚π“ˆπ’°π“¬π’» (Our School), is an educational facility serving Osage children ranging in age from 6 weeks old through 5th grade. π“ˆπ’°π“„π“‚π“†π’Όπ’° π’°βŒƒπ’Όπ“‚π“ˆπ’°π“¬π’» provides a place where children can begin to learn the Osage language, at a preverbal age, by hearing the Osage language spoken for several hours each day. By immersing students in the Osage language and culture, and providing them with opportunities to explore and learn each day, their self-esteem and Osage identity of our next generation will be strengthened.

SUPERINTENDENT: PATRICK MARTIN

ABOUT SUPERINTENDENT MARTIN | I am Osage on my Father’s side. His Grandmother (Clementine Plomondain) and Grandfather (Ernest Mongrain) were both original allottees. She was from Grayhorse and he was from Pawhuska. My Father grew up in Pawhuska and Fairfax. They eventually moved to Tulsa and my Grandmother brought us to Pawhuska for the dances when I was growing up. I went to school in Tulsa and college in Kansas. I always had an interest in learning languages and spent about ten years oversees teaching English and learning languages – Spanish, French, Italian, German, Latin and Chinese. When I returned to Oklahoma, I married and started my teaching career in Tulsa. Eventually, I went into school administration and served as Principal for about 16 years. I am very happy to work at the Daposka Ahnkodapi now to learn and teach Wazhazhe Ea. My wife, Ashley, and I have raised four wonderful kids.

The ultimate goal of π“ˆπ’°π“„π“‚π“†π’Όπ’° π’°βŒƒπ’Όπ“‚π“ˆπ’°π“¬π’» is to expand the facility to include Osage children from ages 6 weeks through 12th grade.

To enroll your child at π“ˆπ’°π“„π“‚π“†π’Όπ’° π’°βŒƒπ’Όπ“‚π“ˆπ’°π“¬π’» please complete the application and other documents found below. Applications and supporting enrollment documents may be hand-delivered or mailed to 128 W. 15th Street Pawhuska, Okla. 74056.

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π“ˆπ’°π“„π“‚π“†π’Όπ’° π’°βŒƒπ’Όπ“‚π“ˆπ’°π“¬π’» Administration encourages the resolution of issues on an informal basis whenever possible. However, if it is not possible, a formal grievance may be filed by completing the following form. If you have any questions, please refer to page 23 of the Parent Handbook regarding the grievance process.