Tate Gooden

In April a group from Igiugig travelled to New Mexico and Arizona to share native dances, foods, and traditions with Zuni and Apache communities.

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Dillingham Elementary School is in the final year of a three year grant that has provided the means for students to dedicate the month of May to studying Alaska’s oceans.

Luke Brummer

Dillingham Elementary School is eliminating "blue notes" next year. If students need to be dropped off at a location other than their regular bus stop, then caregivers will have to provide transportation.

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Igiugig School's only senior, 17-year-old Dolly Zharoff, graduates this week. In the fall, she will attend the University of Alaska Anchorage

Avery Lill/ KDLG

As spring sets in and the school year draws to a close, students from the village of Igiugig pitch their tents across the Kvichak River for Goose Camp.

The science of a superhero

May 3, 2017
KDLG/Lawrence Hamilton

Jerry DeCaire has illustrated comic book icons ranging from the X-Men to Deadpool. He is in Bristol Bay helping students draw superheroes as part of the Southwest Region School District exploration week. 

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In what is a unique solution for one of Alaska’s most unique school districts, the Lake and Peninsula School District (LPSD) will change to a school year based around subsistence activities.

Analouise Hoseth dances at the end of a Yup'ik language class at Dillingham High School.

In Dillingham and communities around the bay, schools are creating spaces for students to learn about their native languages and cultures.  


The school board for the Dillingham City School District addressed issues of added administrative positions and the future of the art program at their Monday meeting.

University of Alaska's community campuses could face dramatic changes as the university faces further funding cuts from the state.


Last week the annual LPSD "AA meet" was held in Newhalen, bringing students in from Perryville to Port Alsworth and many locations in between. The gathering is an important opportunity to learn, make friends, and have fun in a school district that is the size of a small state. 


The Dillingham City School District school board unanimously approved the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 at its Monday meeting. 

Andria Budbill

Café Olé, the Dillingham High School Spanish and French club, explored France and Spain at the end of March, practicing language skills along the way.

No idle hands at weekly Dillingham Elementary chess club

Apr 14, 2017
KDLG/Lawrence Hamilton

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.