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A USDA grant will fund the state coordinator position for the Farm to School program for two years. Getting more locally grown produce into Bristol Bay schools will be a primary focus.

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At their Monday night meeting, the Dillingham City School District board agreed to offer the interim superintendent role to Glen Szymoniak. For the past two years, Szymoniak has been superintendent of the North Pole Borough School District.

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Debi McLean has been the director of the Bristol Bay Campus in Dillingham since 2002. She retires at the end of the month.


When schools start back up in the fall, administrative positions will see some shuffling of staff around the bay.

DCSD Superintendent Danny Frazier to retire in June

May 23, 2017

After 27 years in education, seven with DCSD, and two as the superintendent, Danny Frazier says it is time to spend more time with his ailing wife.

Dillingham P.E. classes tackle Snake Lake Mountain

May 16, 2017
Meghan Slagle

Dillingham High School Physical Education teacher Meghan Slagle says she decided last year to take all her students on an annual hike up Snake Lake Mountain. The group went this year and Slagle described the day as perfect.

Dillingham Elementary to retain "blue notes"

May 15, 2017

Dillingham Elementary School has decided to continue the system that allows parents to call the school and ask that their student be let off at a different bus stop than normal.

Tate Gooden

In April a group from Igiugig travelled to New Mexico and Arizona to share native dances, foods, and traditions with Zuni and Apache communities.

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Dillingham Elementary School is in the final year of a three year grant that has provided the means for students to dedicate the month of May to studying Alaska’s oceans.

Luke Brummer

Dillingham Elementary School is eliminating "blue notes" next year. If students need to be dropped off at a location other than their regular bus stop, then caregivers will have to provide transportation.

Igiugig School graduates class of one

May 8, 2017
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Igiugig School's only senior, 17-year-old Dolly Zharoff, graduates this week. In the fall, she will attend the University of Alaska Anchorage

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As spring sets in and the school year draws to a close, students from the village of Igiugig pitch their tents across the Kvichak River for Goose Camp.

The science of a superhero

May 3, 2017
KDLG/Lawrence Hamilton

Jerry DeCaire has illustrated comic book icons ranging from the X-Men to Deadpool. He is in Bristol Bay helping students draw superheroes as part of the Southwest Region School District exploration week. 

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In what is a unique solution for one of Alaska’s most unique school districts, the Lake and Peninsula School District (LPSD) will change to a school year based around subsistence activities.

Analouise Hoseth dances at the end of a Yup'ik language class at Dillingham High School.

In Dillingham and communities around the bay, schools are creating spaces for students to learn about their native languages and cultures.