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Ganado Intermediate School

Be the Best You Can Be!

Welcome to Ganado Intermediate School’s online home. We are part of the Ganado Unified School District located in Arizona’s beautiful Apache County. As part of the Navajo Nation, we strive to ensure that all students have a quality education as we strengthen Diné cultural values for lifelong learning.

Here at Ganado Intermediate, we are proud to have some of the best students, parents, teachers, and staff around. Please take a few minutes to click around, get to know us better, and find out how to get involved here at Ganado Intermediate. 

A Message from Our Principal

Yá’át’ééh, my name is Lawrence Sam, Jr. I am the new principal at Ganado Intermediate School (GIS). I welcome you and our child to the 2021–2022 school year. I strive to build positive connections with our parents and community this school year. Many of you have already made positive connections with our staff and teachers, and I will continue to build upon that with the best interest of our students in mind. I find GIS a fantastic learning community powered by an outstanding team of staff who care about children. Our teachers are welcoming, and they are dedicated to ensuring that your student receives the best education possible.

Our theme this year is titled “Ne’niji’ yiikah – Together we move forward.” We look forward to the 2021–2022 school year as we are making strides to become a great learning center that offers excellent learning opportunities for your child. Our caring faculty and staff members work hard to ensure that your child has a safe, caring, and respectful environment conducive to learning. I invite you to be an active member of our school community by ensuring they are at school on time, checking to see if all assignments are complete, and being supportive to our teachers and staff.  

In closing, I must say that though these are challenging and uncertain times, there are new opportunities for us all to grow and learn. I am delighted to have our students back in the building in a hybrid model for the first month, and I am looking forward to connecting with our students and families. More information on our reopening plan is located in the July 2021 newsletter, located under the “What’s new” section to the right. Go Hornets!


Lawrence Sam, Jr.

Lawrence Sam, Jr.
Ganado Intermediate School Principal