Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. MIchael "Ron" Barton
I am from Beclabito, New Mexico. My clan is Ta'neeszahnii (Tangle People), my father's clan is Oozei Tachii'nii (Hopi division of the Red Running into the Water People), my maternal grandfather or Chei's clan is To'aheedliinii (The Water Flow Together People), and my Nali' hosteen or paternal grandfather's clan is Kinlichii'nii (Red House People). As we are all related, as Bila' Ashdla'ii or Five Fingered Earth Surface People, let us talk and plan how we can better serve and teach our children to be educated and emotionally intelligent individuals of the Navajo and general American family.
WEDNESDAY 2022-2023 PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES (PTC): Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on the following Wednesdays during the 2022 - 2023 academic school year: September 21, 2022; November 09, 2022; February 8, 2023; and April 12, 2023. Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Parents can attend the PTC in person (with masks, social distancing, and other safety precautions) or at a distance. Distance conferencing can be accomplished via telephone call or Zoom.
Students must learn that science can explain how our world works. Students must formulate their own personal opinions and personal actions about serious national issues that will have a significant impact on the quality of their lives. If students learn how science explains how global warming and how vaccinations work, then they can reasonably plan their future actions. Global warming is causing severe drought and torrential rainy seasons in different parts of our country and planet. Vaccines were created for the Covid-19 pandemic. We can take serious steps towards abating global warming and the coronavirus pandemic. We need to know how science explains how certain topics/issues work, then we can plan action steps to stop or lessen the impacts on our lives.
Classroom rules for all my classes use the WRHS Scouts PRIDE acronym. P stands for being PREPARED to work and learn; R stands for being RESPECTFUL to classmates and school property; I stands for INTERACT safely with classmates and lab materials; D stands for being DEPENDABLE towards classmates and assignment completion, and E stands for being ENTHUSIASTIC for learning and cooperating in-class activities.