Thunderbird Academy (6th - 8th)

Marie Morales - ext. 4265
Department Head 6th-8th Grades

Dana Wilson - ext. 4269

Lisa Norris - ext. 4262

Adaline Tsingine - ext. 4267

Lori Hongeva - ext. 4270

Message from the Department Head

Dear Students, Parents, Staff, and Community Members,

Warm Greetings from Tuba City Boarding School! On behalf of the entire Thunderbird Academy staff, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your child as we embark on another exciting academic year. We are thrilled to have your family be part of our vibrant middle school community.

At Thunderbird Academy, we are commited to providing a nurturing and motivating environment where every student can flourish academically, socially, and emotionally. As the Department Head of Thunderbird Academy, I am dedicated to fostering a safe, inclusive, and supportive atmosphere where students can develop their skills, talents, and character to become responsible and engaged citizens.

Our highly qualified and passionate teaching staff is dedicated to delivering a well-rounded education that empowers students to reach their full potential. We strive to provide rigorous academic programs aligned with national standards, as well as a wide range of extracurricular activities that cater to the diverse interest of our students.

We believe that open and effective communication is key to a successful partnership between school and home. Throughout the school year, we will keep you informed about important events, updates, and achievements through various means of communication, including newsletter, our school website, emails, texts from teachers and our school-wide communication app (Blackboard Connect). Additionally, we encourage you to actively participate in your child's education by attending Parent Academies, Parent-Teacher conferences, other scheduled shool events, and engaging in regular dialogue with your child's teachers.

Please remember that my office is always open, and I welcome your questions, concerns, or suggestions. Together, we can create a dynamic and enriching educational experience for your child.
Thank you for entrusting us with your child's education, I am excited about the journey that lies ahead, and I look forward to working collaboratively with you to make this school year a successful one.


Ms. Marie R. Morales, Department Head Tuba City Boarding School - Thunderbird Academy

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Daily Schedule

Regular Day Gold Day
Homeroom 7:45am - 8:00am 7:45am - 8:00am
Breakfast HR 8:00am - 8:15am 8:00am - 8:15am
RTI 8:15am - 8:35am 8:00am - 8:15am
1st Hour 8:35am - 9:20am 7:57am - 8:27am
2nd Hour 9:22am - 10:07am 8:29am - 9:59am
3rd Hour 10:09am - 10:45am 9:01am - 9:31am
4th Hour 10:56am - 11:41am 9:33am - 10:03am
5th 11:43pm - 12:28pm 10:46am - 11:16am
Lunch See schedule below See schedule below
6th 1:18pm - 2:03pm 11:18am - 11:48am
7th 2:05pm - 2:50pm 11:50am - 12:20pm
Homeroom 2:52pm - 3:02pm 11:50am - 12:20pm
Head to Bus 3:05pm 3:05pm
The first bell rings at 7:45am. The last bell rings at 7:50. Instruction Begins.

Lunch Schedule

Grade Regular Schedule Gold Day
6th 12:05pm - 12:20pm 12:05am - 12:20pm
7th 12:20pm - 12:35pm 12:20am - 12:35pm
8th 12:35pm - 12:50pm 12:35am - 12:50pm


  • Regular Day dismissal time @ 3:15pm

    Every Wednesday is Gold Day, early dismissal @ 1:00pm
  • Check backpacks frequently. Homework folders are sent home daily. Check for homework, school news and teacher notes.
  • Please review attendance policy:19-20 Attendance Policy