Southwest Region School District

Ida Nelson



The start of school is around the corner. Here’s a rundown of what families around the region can expect, and resources where they can learn more


Isabelle Ross/KDLG

Runners from New Stuyahok and Dillingham will attend the state cross-country competition after racing in the Southwest School District regionals on Saturday. Athletes from Manokotak also competed in Saturday’s meet.

Dillingham tops Wrist Carry at NYO

Apr 22, 2016
Dillingham Student Broadcasters

Dillingham's Sadie Tuckwood and Justin Dye won the wrist carry on the first day of the statewide Native  Youth Olympics competition.

Kevin Tennyson

Bill Schwan is heading to Wrangell after four years at DHS, and Cody McCanna is leaving after 15 years in Koliganek to head a charter school in Kenai.


A Manokotak teacher has been chosen as Alaska’s Special Education “Teacher of the Year” by the Council for Exceptional Children.


The ASAA and AASB are urging districts to add 'gender identity' to non-discrimination policies -- and to figure out what that means for students in locker rooms, restrooms, and contact sports.

AMP results: BBBSD students surpass statewide rates

Nov 13, 2015

Less than half of Alaskan students "meet standards" for English language arts and math, according to results of the new AMP test.

Eastside districts find ways to save by sharing

Oct 27, 2015
Lake and Peninsula School District Facebook

The Lake and Peninsula and Bristol Bay Borough School Districts team up to provide career & vocational courses, sports events, teacher inservices, and even some specialized personnel. 

Aleknagik School to begin bussing across the Lake

Oct 21, 2015
Luke Brummer

In the future, the district may look at picking up students who live between the south shore and the Dillingham City Limit sign, says Superintendent Piazza.

SW District cuts ribbon on new Koliganek school

Sep 1, 2015
David Piazza

Teachers and 58 students are adjusting to modern, bigger school with new tech and sports facilities

Aleknagik hosts Southwest District science fair

May 6, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

Two eighth graders from Manokotak took first and second place overall for their projects: "Space: the Quiet Frontier" and "Size Matters"

This weekend for the Native Youth Olympics, Dillingham hosted athletes from Southwest Region Schools for the Dillingham preliminaries and SWRSD Regional Tournament. The number one placers in each event from Southwest schools will advance to the State tournament.

Dillingham is sending athletes to Nome this weekend, which will be their final qualifier for the state games.

The statewide senior games for the 2015 Native Youth Olympics will take place in Anchorage, April 16-18th. 

Below are results from this weekend's tournament in Dillingham:

Delayed Koliganek School Construction Now Underway

Aug 12, 2014
Southwest Region School District

Low river waters have delayed the completion of a new school in an upriver village, but officials are determined to get the rest of the materials to the site in time for winter. KDLG’s Luke Brummer has more.