Education

KDLG

Dillingham City School District enrolled more students than projected this year, which brought in $400,000 more from the state than the school board anticipated when it formulated the 2017-2018 budget.

The assistant director for the University of Alaska’s Bristol Bay Campus says she is being forced to resign. Meanwhile, faculty and the campus advisory council have written letters to UAF administration expressing concern about low morale among campus staff and faculty under the new director.

courtesy of Monica Turrentine

Monica Turrentine became principal and teacher at Ekwok “Sonny Nelson” School in December. Substitutes had been covering the position since November because the previous principal and teacher resigned.

KDLG

The Bristol Bay Borough School is getting a number of energy efficient upgrades. The architecture firm working with the borough on the project anticipates that it will be complete by mid-March.

courtesy of Little Angels Childcare Academy

Little Angels Childcare Academy has eight students enrolled currently. After it passes a health and safety inspection, which they hope to do in the next few months, they will be able to care for twelve students at a time.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

Jodie Anderson, Alaska's Farm to School coordinator, met with school representatives and growers in Dillingham and Naknek last week to discuss integrating more fresh and local food into school menus.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

The principal and teacher at William "Sonny" Nelson School in Ekwok returned to her home state of Florida about a week ago due to an unforeseen family situation.  

Avery Lill/ KDLG

Dillingham's peer mediation program has been around long enough that the parents of some of today's mediators were in the programs themselves years ago.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

Victor DeNoble  has been speaking to students around the United States about nicotine addiction since the mid-1990s, adressing about 300,000 students per year. On Wednesday, he spoke in Dillingham.

photo courtesy of Robin Jones

The Alaska Association of Secondary Principals has named Robin Jones of Chief Ivan Blunka School in New Stuyahok the Region VII principal of the year.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

School counselors in the Lake and Peninsula School District are now meeting with students and classes online to provide more consistent support for schools in remote locations.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

Students in the Lake and Peninsula School District have less time to complete the same number of requirements this year. To meet the challenge, they are working on projects that fulfill a variety of school standards. One Port Heiden seventh grader will get credit for writing, science, art and culture for making a cribbage board out of a caribou antler.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

Noah Ream joined the Meshik School staff in Port Heiden this month. His position was added because the school enrolled eight more students this fall.

Williams, Venua round out DCSD board after Monday vote

Oct 24, 2017
KDLG

The three members of the Dillingham City School District board appointed Kim Williams and Bernina Venua to vacant seats Monday night. Luke Villnave, a former teacher, received support in his bid, but the board favored the experience of Williams and Venua, both past members. A fourth applicant, Chelsea Ayars, said prior to the meeting she learned she was not eligible as her family lives outside of city limits.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

It's the fifth year the Bristol Bay Borough School District has benefited from Fall Fish and Feast, a fundraising event hosted by Bear Trail Lodge. The lodge estimated that the event this Saturday raised between $55,000 and $60,000.

Pages