Archive of: High School News



Real-world experience October Issue 1 2013

Real-world experience

Moments after the bell rang at 10:22 a.m., students and staff flocked to a salad bar stationed in the hall at Chugiak High on Sept. 26. At just $2 — no wonder dozens lined up to fill their bowl full of locally grown produce. Just as quickly as the surge formed, the lunch rush was over. Just like a restaurant.

ASD superintendent highlights goals September Issue 2 2013

ASD superintendent highlights goals

In his first full school year on the job, Anchorage School District superintendent Ed Graff has no plans to make sweeping changes to the district’s direction.

Incentivized education August Issue 3 2013

Incentivized education

The expression “school is your job” will take on a whole new meaning this year for some Eagle River High students. ERHS students who pass the AP exam in English, math and/or science at the end of the year with a score of 3 or higher will be paid $100 per passing grade.

School district permits new devices in class August Issue 3 2013

School district permits new devices in class

This year, Chugiak and Eagle River High students will be permitted to use their cellphones in class — well, some classes. The two local high schools, along with East High and Romig Middle School, are part of a pilot program that permits students to use devices like smartphones, laptops and tablets for educational purposes.

Leadership changes at area schools August Issue 3 2013

Leadership changes at area schools

A few new bosses are in town. Ravenwood Elementary, Birchwood ABC Elementary and Chugiak High each have new principals for the 2013-14 school year.

June Issue 1 2013

Kick some asphalt

Even couch potatoes have no excuse for skipping an inaugural 5-kilometer run planned for June 13 in Eagle River. “If you don’t want to run you can walk, if you don’t want to walk you can shop,” said Linda Miller, fundraising coordinator for the Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center. Miller has been planning the event — “Kickin’ Asphalt in Eagle River” — since last winter. The race came about after Miller organized a fundraising walk last year in downtown.

May Issue 5 2013

A family atmosphere

With kindergarten through 12th grade all under one roof, Birchwood Christian School students know the entire student body, not just their classmates. And that’s what they love about it.

May Issue 5 2013

Largest class in school history graduates from ERHS

If Eagle River High had a bumper sticker, it would read: “Many voices, one school community.” Due to its unique population, principal Marty Lang described ERHS as such during the Class of 2013 graduation ceremony at Sullivan Arena on May 16.

May Issue 5 2013

‘We’re all gonna miss it’

Two hundred sixty-six names were called at Sullivan Arena on the evening of May 16. Despite its large size, Chugiak High’s Class of 2013 had a strong bond, senior class president Isabel Hakala said.

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