Archive of: School Stories

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Warmer weather brings youth to skate park April Issue 3 2014

Warmer weather brings youth to skate park

It was 42 degrees outside with a stiff wind, but already more than a half-dozen youth were grinding the rails last Sunday at the Eagle River skate park. But all of them were riding scooters. “Skateboarding’s still popular,” said Chugiak High School junior Joshua Macalino. “Out here, scootering’s been progressing.”

April Issue 3 2014

District proposes increase in student activity fees

The Anchorage School District administration is recommending an approximate 10 percent increase in middle and high school activity fees, beginning next school year. The Anchorage School Board will hear public testimony and vote on the recommendation at its April 21 meeting.

April Issue 2 2014

Golden girls

Over 300 people turned out for the Girls Scouts Young Women of Distinction Luncheon on March 26 at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage. The event honored recipients of the coveted Gold Award. The award is the seen as the highest achievement in Girl Scouting and challenges high school-aged girls to improve their corners of the world through actionable plans containing sustainable and far-reaching results.

April Issue 1 2014

School district reaches agreement

The Anchorage School District and Alaska Laborers Local 71 reached a tentative agreement last week on a three-year contract that extends through June 30, 2017. The current contract, which covers approximately 325 custodial and building plant operator employees, expires on June 30.

Exceptional efforts March Issue 4 2014

Exceptional efforts

Twelve local teachers were honored at the annual Excellent in Education reception at the Bear Mountain Grill on March 19. Teachers from each of Chugiak-Eagle River’s elementary, middle and high schools were awarded with a plaque bearing a large golden apple.

Planning and cooking March Issue 3 2014

Planning and cooking

The Red Wagon Restaurant serves the kind of down-home food your mother used to cook, the kind that makes you feel cozy and warm inside. The tablecloths are checkered, the plates shaped like metal trays and the milkshakes so thick and frosted your straw stands up straight, as if at attention.

March Issue 2 2014

Two guys, a couple of books and a library

For the last couple years, The Readers, as I have come to think of them, have come to the fourth floor of Loussac regularly. Two guys, each with a stack of books, sit on either end of the red couch near my office, each engrossed in a book. Obviously, since I work in a library, I see people reading all the time. But the intensity and focus of these two, along with the regularity of their visits, set them apart.

March Issue 1 2014

To bee, or not to bee

It started out fairly easy: Average. Barely. Mermaid. Yet a few minutes after the 2014 Alaska State Spelling Bee had begun, the thorny words had surfaced. Words like bandersnatch.

March Issue 1 2014

Red ribbons for drug-fee schools

The afternoon sun slanted through the stained glass windows inside the Eagle River Christian School’s chapel on Feb. 25 as children filed in, class by class, most dressed in the school’s signature black polo shirts.

March Issue 1 2014

School bus accident

An SUV hit the backside of an Eagle River school bus on Feb. 25. The bus was transporting students home from school. According to Anchorage Police Department, an SUV-type vehicle hit the bus at approximately 2:21 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25.