Transitioning for the future

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Zalissa Johnson proudly goes to accept her certificate of completion from Education Director, LaTitia Taylor and SUIMA Principal Amber Boswell with her mom Candi Johnson in tow.
Southern Ute Education Director, LaTitia Taylor congratulates Walter Reynolds. Reynolds will be transitioning into the sixth grade at Ignacio Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year. SUIMA staff gifted him a ribbon vest, a Bear Dance growler, a traditional pipe and a backpack full of school supplies.
Ceriss Blackwood hands Candi Johnson a certificate that recognizes the work she did while helping with the Parent Advisory Group activities and events.
Jared Ruybal and Natelle Thompson are given certificates of recognition by the Parent Advisory Group at SUIMA’s transition ceremony.
Kairi Ruybal smiles for a photo after receiving her certificate of completion for the infant program at SUIMA.
Sage and her son, Dean Rohde smile for a photo after accepting a certificate for completing the SUIMA school year.
Big brother, Matthew Carrillo escorts his little sister Clementine Carrillo to receive her completion certificate from SUIMA staff.
Seraya Ruybal happily shows off her completion certificate.
Kanoa Thompson poses with his certificate and balloons as his family snaps photos of his accomplishment.
SUIMA Language Guide, Shawna Steffler hands out sweet grass and wraps of sage to Yellow Jacket Drum group. Yellow Jacket provided honor and victory songs for the transition ceremony.
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
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Dozens of proud families, parents and teachers filled the SunUte Community Center gymnasium on Thursday, May 24, where the Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy held their annual Transition Ceremony. Kids of all ages and grade levels were given certificates and support on their educational journey. Yellow Jacket drum group, the Southern Ute

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