Native American Education
Q- What is Johnson-O'Malley (JOM)?
A – JOM is a federal program whose main objective is to ensure Tribal citizens receive educational opportunities that would not otherwise be provided through the public school system. JOM is a supplemental program providing special services to JOM Students based on the needs of individual communities
2021 Meeting Dates
- Monday, February 7
- Monday, May 9
- Monday, August 29
- Monday, October 3 – IEC Member Elections
- Thursday, October 13
- Monday, December 12
JOM Meetings begin at 6:00 PM. Title VI begin at 6:10 PM.
Links for Cherokee Programs
Other Tribal JOM Program Links
JOM Student for October
Cherokee Language student. Student representative for the Mayes County DROP Task Force (Drug Prevention). Instrumental in organizing Drug Prevention messages in the school during Red Ribbon Week and Decorating the cafeteria with prevention messages. She is a Lady wrestler Team member.
JOM Student for November
Carson is STUCO Secretary, Student Lead Team, NHS Secretary, Tennis Team. Volunteers for a number of community programs including the Ministry Center. Conducted a Food drive for Paws with a Cause. Selected for his volunteer hours and work during Red Ribbon Week and Native American Heritage week as well as STUCO.
JOM Student for December
Emily Cowan—Student Council—Freshman Secretary, FFA Vet Science Team—shows pigs and she is on the FFA Speech Team; Native American Club, Cherokee Language Student. Helped organize Native American Heritage Week. Plans to participate in the Junior Miss Cherokee Pageant.
JOM Student of The Month
Tatem Kegley, a citizen of the Muscogee Tribe, is President of the NA Club, Vice President of STUCO and Secretary of NHS. Kegley has been recognized by the College Board as a National Indigenous Recognition Program winner, and he is on the Oklahoma Indian Honor Society as well as a member of the LEAD team. Additionally Kegley plays on the Varsity tennis team. Kegley has been very involved in numerous school and community projects.
Art Coulson Visit
Native American children’s book author Art Coulson visited all five Pryor School sites sharing his books, talking about the writing and publishing processes, and spoke about how his Native American heritage has influenced his life and writing.
The JOM Program Supported by Parent Involvement
JOM Parent Committee
PPS Site JOM Coordinators