Oh, my! Things were rocking in the Gruening Middle School multipurpose room when Cierra Mickens made a surprise visit to the school’s talent show last week. Yes, Cierra Mickens! In the flesh!
Internationally, public libraries have for centuries been places of community, education, and tradition-sharing. Wherever I am in the world, I first visit the city’s public library. After the city’s international airport, a community’s public library is one of the best reflections of the new area I’ve landed in.
It was an impressive evening, filled with calculus puns, military humor and a lot of hardworking individuals ready to embark on a new chapter of their lives. The Eagle River 2014 Senior Awards Ceremony honored students with medals, scholarships and college intent letters.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.