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The Bristol Bay Borough School District won the  “Implementation of an Innovative School Breakfast Model” category in the USDA Western Region’s 2018 Champions of Breakfast Award. 

photo courtesy of Chief Ivan Blunka School

Ben Griese and Nicole Wagner received the Inclusive Practices Award from the Alaska Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education last week.

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Jason Johnson is slated to start work as the superintendent of Dillingham schools July 1.

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Cynthia Rogers is no longer the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Bristol Bay Campus director.  Sarah Randolph-Andrew took over Tuesday as interim director while UAF searches for a permanent replacement.


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.


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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.