Saturday, September 24, 2011

Tse'bii'nidzisgai Elementary School Monument Valley Utah

Dennis and I had the pleasure of attending the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Tse'bii'nidzisgai Elementary School. This is a school my oldest son JD has been the project manager for in Monument Valley, Utah. Once a week JD has been commuting back and forth for this project as well as a few others located in Moab, Utah. What an honor it was to see the buildings that he has been responsible for. We are both very proud of him. There are many interesting aspects of this building, the design and construction with respect to the Navajo culture is the most impressive part, the art work they have on display is spectacular, the quality of the construction is wonderful. One of the fun things the kids do in this new facility takes place in the intersection of 3 hallways in at least 3 places where there is a huge cat track etched into the floor, there is a echo or reverberation point in the very center of these intersections, a half a step in any direction and you don't hear it. You will see the students stepping into and out of the center point where you hear your own voice amplified.

This is a mixed culture school with many native traditions, it was interesting to see how well they blend the education and culture of all the children.
We also went to see JD's other projects that he has been working on in the city of Moab. They have constructed one elementary school, one high school and the most beautiful new hospital.
Moab is one of the most beautiful little spots in my home state. We were able to spend three days in the Arches National Park We had two glorious sunrises and one amazing sunset. I can only imagine how beautiful it would be to see it in the winter months. I am going back.
I have so many more pictures to edit!

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3 comments: said...

Bravo and many congrats!!

Gayle said...

Could you please pronounce that for me? LOL Good job JD - beautiful projects!

Yvonne said...

That really is something to be proud of! What an amazing projects!
You really have awsome NP in your state! I am so happy that I am able to enjoy it to once and a while! Looking forward to your pictures of Arches...