School Stories

Lavrentie Ukatish, Nanwalek School #Classof2016

Posted by on June 21, 2016 at 1:42 pm

Lavrentie Ukatish, Nanwalek School Lavrentie Ukatish, or Larry, as most know him, will be going on to the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) to pursue his professional piloting credentials. Flying and taking a boat are the only two ways into his village of Nanwalek so Larry understands first-hand the important role bush pilots play for […]

Allison Steinbeck | Kenai Central High School #Classof2016

Posted by on June 21, 2016 at 11:49 am

Allison Steinbeck [Kenai Central High School] A Kenai Central High School graduate, who attended Kenai Middle School and Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science, Allison will leave quite an imprint on KCHS when she pursues her goals this coming fall. As a Kenai Central Kardinal, Alli has been a leader both in the classroom and […]

Melissa Bower | Kenai Alternative School #Classof2016

Posted by on June 21, 2016 at 11:45 am

Kenai Alternative School Melissa Bower Melissa Bower, graduating from Kenai Alternative High School has enlisted into our nation’s military. Melissa will be joining the United States Army on July 18, when she heads to Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Following basic training, PFC Bower will then go to San Antonio, Texas, where she will begin her formal […]

Nolan Bunting | Homer High School #Classof2016

Posted by on June 21, 2016 at 11:38 am

Homer High School Nolan Bunting  Nolan Bunting is a one-in-a-million person. His appetite for knowledge is insatiable and spans virtually every discipline, be it academic or career and technical. Apart from earning straight A’s in the most rigorous classes Homer High School offers, including seven Advanced Placement (AP) classes, Nolan has also managed to build […]

Jenna Kilcher | Homer Flex School #ClassOf2016

Posted by on June 21, 2016 at 11:31 am

Jenna Kilcher, Homer Flex School When Jenna Kilcher enrolled at Homer Flex School, she was behind on credits and questioning the role education would play in her life. This year, she graduated with the Class of 2016, became a Certified Registered Nurse, and is determined to further her education and continue her path in the […]

Jayce Miller, Connections Homeschool #ClassOf2016

Posted by on June 21, 2016 at 11:21 am

Class of 2016 Connections Homeschool Jayce Miller [Connections Homeschool] Jayce Miller was a valedictorian for Connections’ Class of 2016. His academic achievements, including a 4.069 GPA, graduating with 32.5 credits, and scoring a 35 on his ACT, only begin to describe Jayce’s successes. In addition to his academic accomplishments, Jayce has a passion for music. […]

A Port Graham School Saga: Rabbit Project (aka Project X)

Posted by on April 29, 2016 at 4:09 pm

Port Graham School eighth through twelfth graders were involved in a project that began with raising rabbits, and ended with skin sewing from the tanned hides. Through active learning, students experienced every phase of this agricultural project that met both Science and Alaska Cultural Standards. This was a great opportunity for the community to help […]

Students host science fair in Nanwalek

Posted by on April 14, 2016 at 3:09 am

Sixth through twelfth grade students at Nanwalek hosted a Science Fair for their community. The Nanwalek community showed tremendous support for students by helping them with their projects and coming to the science fair to listen to student presentations and learning about their topics. The Nanwalek gym was buzzing with excitement! A few of the […]

Duct tape boats race in Skyview pool

Posted by on March 25, 2016 at 4:24 pm

Skyview Middle School robotics classes spent the third quarter learning about the properties of buoyancy, design and construction, then created life size duct tape boats, and took to the pool for boat races! “STEM Education ROCKS!” — Shelli Church. educator, Skyview Middle School Tweet This Post

Meet LOR, the Love Of Reading Dragon

Posted by on March 22, 2016 at 3:49 pm

McNeil Canyon Elementary celebrated Love of Reading month in February. Instead of celebrating once on Dr. Seuss’s birthday, students and staff celebrated the entire month. Instead of counting total minutes read, students spent their time sharing, talking, and writing about books they enjoy. Each week McNeil had a school-wide activity which involved cross grade activities […]