Education

No idle hands at weekly Dillingham Elementary chess club

Apr 14, 2017
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Chess strategies and life lessons as youth tackle the game of kings every Wednesday in Dillingham.

Dillingham Education Association

Educators, parents and community members gathered to discuss the Dillingham City School District's proposed budget at a meeting this week hosted by the DEA.

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The Bristol Bay 4-H Ballet Club will hold their third annual recital Saturday. For three years, volunteers have rallied to teach eager area youth the art of dance.

In the face of some public criticism over staffing and retention, school board member Sarah Andrew called for delaying the vote beyond the district's own April 1 policy.

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Ryan Berkoski and Gustina Alexie will represent Dillingham at the Alaska State Spelling Bee in Anchorage on Thursday.

Alaska Department of Education & Early Development

Schools around Alaska began PEAKS testing this week, the new statewide assessment for English language arts, math and science.

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The Bailey family lives just outside of Dillingham. They home-school their five children. This year three of their students are enrolled in a program that allows home-schoolers to tap into the public education system. 

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The school board of the Dillingham City School District interviewed and appointed Bernina Venua to the school board at their Monday meeting.

Dillingham City School District

Next week, 13 Dillingham high schoolers embark on a trip to France and Spain. For most, it will be their first trip outside the United States.

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The University of Alaska Fairbanks  Bristol Bay Campus is accepting applications for a new structural and pipe welding program that will begin classes in August.

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Dillingham school administrators say incidents involving hard drugs are on the decline. However, parents were shocked to learn that marijuana had been found on some fourth graders recently. 

Safe and Fear Free-Environment, Inc.

Finding funding for the MySpace Youth and Wellness Center in Dillingham has been difficult since its original CANDU grant ran out in 2015. But SAFE Education and Outreach Coordinator, Gregg Marxmiller, says that, thanks to grants and donations, he is confident that the center's funding will be sufficient at least to the end of 2017.

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Dillingham middle schoolers try their hands at everything from coding to first aid to ornithology during a week designed to give them a broader picture of available careers and hobbies.

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Dillingham elementary and middle schoolers competed Thursday for a trip to Anchorage and a chance to compete in the Alaska State Spelling Bee.

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Kyrstin Arellano will serve as an AmeriCorp volunteer for one year, developing programs for youth in Dillingham.

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