Education

Sally Benedict

This month, the students at Rocky Mountain School in Goodnews Bay have started reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in Yup’ik.

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Eight Bristol Bay middle schoolers did something particularly adventurous with their summer vacations – they attended the Cape Peirce marine science and culture camp on the southwest tip of the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. 

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Jason Johnson is the new superintendent for the Dillingham City School District. 

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After running the Adult Basic Education and GED program for five years, Randolf-Andrew is now the University of Alaska Fairbanks Bristol Bay Campus director.

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This spring, the Alaska legislature asked the governor's office to declare a state of emergency for 20 Alaska Native languages. Two participants of an indigenous language workshop talked to KDLG about challenges of revitalizing language in Yup’ik-speaking regions.

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The answer depends on the definition of bullying. Several parents have raised concerns at school board meetings throughout the year. However, administrators say that the cases in question, while a problem, don’t necessarily qualify as bullying.

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Bristol Bay area schools wrapped up the final round of commencement ceremonies over the weekend.

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It’s the last Friday of the school year, and this morning, it was also the last music Friday at Dillingham Elementary. Teresa Duncan runs these weekly musical mornings for elementary students. This year, she’s retiring. 

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Sophie Woods has worked at Dillingham Elementary longer than anyone else at the school. Over her 50 years as a teacher’s aide, she has taught students a variety of skills, from reading to native dancing. Now, she’s retiring.

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The UAF Bristol Bay campus commencement ceremony focused on rural campuses as key to providing opportunities for local people to work in their communities.  

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The Dillingham Elementary School science fair took place on Wednesday night. From egg hatching to water wave models, the projects helped visitors gain new perspectives on how the world works. 

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As the school year winds down, three educators from Dillingham have received statewide awards for their work.

Tanya Dube

The Bristol Bay Borough School District won the  “Implementation of an Innovative School Breakfast Model” category in the USDA Western Region’s 2018 Champions of Breakfast Award. 

photo courtesy of Chief Ivan Blunka School

Ben Griese and Nicole Wagner received the Inclusive Practices Award from the Alaska Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education last week.

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Jason Johnson is slated to start work as the superintendent of Dillingham schools July 1.

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