School Stories

First time: Maritime Awareness Day

Posted by on September 11, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Thunder, lightening, and rain didn’t stop Seward High Students from painting, welding and working on heavy equipment at the Vigor Shipyard, September 10, 2015. The interactive tour started at AVTEC when students from Seward High, AVTEC’s Welding, Diesel Mechanics and Constructions classes met with employers, department officials from DOT, and the Deputy Commissioner of the Department […]

Seward Elementary teacher and student meet the President of the United States

Posted by on September 4, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Jenna Fabian, Seward Elementary 4th and 5th grade teacher reflects after personally meeting with President Obama when he visited Seward, Alaska, in September 2015: Today’s experience was clearly one that I will never forget! My student, Samantha, and I had a great conversation on the way out to Exit Glacier after going through three different […]

Razdolna students add splash of color

Posted by on August 28, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Razdolan School Jenny Sorensen and students get creative with paint. The students designed the mural, and the physical education shed  was built last year during the fall and spring Construction Academies at Homer High School with instructor Cam Wyatt.     Tweet This Post

Mountain View Elementary parade time is overall win-win

Posted by on August 17, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Shoutout to Mountain View Elementary students and staff for “Honoring Hometown Heroes” in the Kenai Fourth of July parade, and taking prize for the Overall Award winner! Thank you to Snug Harbor Seafoods for donating the use of the 20-foot trailer, and Stanley Ford providing a new truck to pull the trailer. Connect online: Mountain […]

Golden pompoms recognize exemplary actions

Posted by on May 28, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Sterling Elementary upgraded its Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBiS) system! Students who appropriately follow expectations are provided pompoms as recognition. Sterling staff hand out hundreds of pompoms per week to students who follow expectations! This year, Sterling started the “Golden Pompom” for students who exemplify those expectations on a daily basis over an extended […]

Reading Comes Alive in Port Graham

Posted by on May 28, 2015 at 11:11 am

The village of Port Graham has seen a burst of activity in the area of reading this year. Students’ interest in curling up with a good book has been sparked by two programs, Accelerated Reader and the Battle of the Books. Elementary teacher, Stephanie DeVault had used the Accelerated Reader (AR) program in a previous […]

Neighborhood school takes it to the streets

Posted by on May 27, 2015 at 4:58 pm

On May 2, 2015, twenty six “Mountain View Minions” participated in the Walk and Roll for Hope. This event, the 46th annual, takes place in communities throughout Alaska to raise funds for and awareness about disability services available for Alaskans. As a large, open enrollment, neighborhood school Mountain View Elementary is fortunate to be able to provide […]

Nanwalek School Contributes to Retention of Ancestral Language

Posted by on May 18, 2015 at 11:17 am

Good morning! Today is Wednesday, May 13, 2015! Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.” …. A typical school morning announcement? Yes! Until…. “Camai uciitilat, camai uciiniit. Ernerpak nupugpet Ipitaqa aniuq.” Nestled at the foot of beautiful mountains and along the shores of Cook Inlet, Nanwalek, or “a place with a lagoon,” is home to […]

Connections students question: When will we do this again?

Posted by on May 1, 2015 at 4:39 pm

Connections Homeschool program supports innovative approaches in education and fun opportunities unique for students. In March we had very little snow on the ground. Our skiing club couldn’t get out on the trails as we had in previous years. We needed to find another activity. A great alternative to skiing in the winter is Fat […]

Nikiski Middle-High gets creative with Checkmate King CNC Laser

Posted by on April 9, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Through a State of Alaska grant, Nikiski Middle-High School received a Checkmate King CNC Laser. The “King,” as the students call the CNC Laser, has made quite an impact both in quality projects and the understanding of dimensional geometry. NMHS CTE teachers Paul Johnson and Vern Kornstad have challenged both themselves and their students to […]