Education

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Monday is the first day of school for students in Aleknagik, Clark’s Point, Ekwok, Koliganek, Manokotak, New Stuyahok, Togiak and Twin Hills.

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Clark's Point School will reopen on August 21. It has been closed for five years because it did not meet the 10-student minimum enrollment set by the state. Thirteen students are registered for this school year.

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Cynthia Rogers is the new director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Bristol Bay Campus. Debi McLean stepped down from the position in June after 15 years as director.

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A three-day culture camp in Clark's point concluded Thursday as students danced to traditional songs about akutaq and the northern lights. They used dance fans and drums they made during the week.

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One special education position is all that remains to be filled this year for the Dillingham City School District.

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Amy Arnold arrived in Ekwok two weeks ago. So far she is the only teacher on staff for the school, which has 17 students enrolled this year. She will also serve as principal.

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Earlier this month, seven area middle school students spent five days on Cape Peirce, a remote area within the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. While they adventured, they learned about wildlife biology, traditional uses of plants and art.

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Glen Szymoniak comes to Dillingham from the North Slope Borough School District, where he was superintendent for two years.

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Karen Kapatak of Koliganek will begin teaching kindergarten and first grade at the school in her hometown this fall.

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Three Bristol Bay students traveled to Anchorage at the end of June to participate in a camp put on by Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program.

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The Bristol Bay Borough School District is putting $3.6 million from the borough to work renovating the school.

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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.

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

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