Education

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Students in the Lake and Peninsula School District have less time to complete the same number of requirements this year. To meet the challenge, they are working on projects that fulfill a variety of school standards. One Port Heiden seventh grader will get credit for writing, science, art and culture for making a cribbage board out of a caribou antler.

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Noah Ream joined the Meshik School staff in Port Heiden this month. His position was added because the school enrolled eight more students this fall.

Williams, Venua round out DCSD board after Monday vote

Oct 24, 2017
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The three members of the Dillingham City School District board appointed Kim Williams and Bernina Venua to vacant seats Monday night. Luke Villnave, a former teacher, received support in his bid, but the board favored the experience of Williams and Venua, both past members. A fourth applicant, Chelsea Ayars, said prior to the meeting she learned she was not eligible as her family lives outside of city limits.

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It's the fifth year the Bristol Bay Borough School District has benefited from Fall Fish and Feast, a fundraising event hosted by Bear Trail Lodge. The lodge estimated that the event this Saturday raised between $55,000 and $60,000.

Fall Fish and Feast just around the corner

Oct 10, 2017
Monica Waring

Annual wine and dine gathering raises tens of thousands of dollars to support Bristol Bay School activities through the rest of the year.

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The Dillingham City School District buses no longer operate outside city limits, but students who used to ride the bus from past that point are finding other ways to get into town.

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Three of the five members of Dillingham’s school board are not running for re-election in October. Two say that it is because of the large time commitment serving on the board requires.

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Unglu is Igiugig's Yup'ik immersion pre-kindergarten program where toddlers are learning their native language through song, dance and play.

Enrollment across University of Alaska campuses is down from last fall, but there is an increase in enrollment at UAF Community and Technical College.

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The Lake and Peninsula Started school Sept. 5, later than any other Bristol Bay area school district.

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Jalen Konukpeok, 18, learns language as a way of connecting with the Russian Orthodox church and with people around him.

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Jordan Baumgartener has taught in Colorado and Anchorage but is originally from Dillingham. Ramie Carlson most recently taught at the Bristol Bay Borough School.

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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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