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November Issue 4 2014

Forty-one Schools Recognized as Alaska Reward Schools

The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development has recognized 41 public schools as 2014-2015 Reward Schools to honor their student performance from the 2013-2014 school year.

Watch out, it’s influenza season November Issue 3 2014

Watch out, it’s influenza season

It’s going around. If you caught it – or perhaps more accurately – if it caught you, you certainly know the misery it brings: Fever, coughing, sneezing, stuffed and dripping noses, nausea, tiredness and just that insatiable feeling of general yuck are some of the symptoms.

Refrigerators, microwaves and countertops, oh my! November Issue 1 2014

Refrigerators, microwaves and countertops, oh my!

A new refrigerator might not seem like something to get excited about. Couple it with a new microwave, new counters and, well, a brand spanking new kitchen, and people begin cheering. At least, the kids at the Eagle River Boys & Girls Club.

May the best trig win September Issue 1 2014

May the best trig win

Taking a trigonometry exam on a spring afternoon might not sound like the most people’s idea of a fun time. Unless you’re David Stockhouse. The Chugiak High School junior won the state level of the Trig-Star math exam, administered at the school last April.

Exposure to germs resumes with the start of classes August Issue 4 2014

Exposure to germs resumes with the start of classes

Last week’s trek back-to-school in the Chugiak-Eagle River area featured plenty of trendy and uber cute outfits, new classes, locker assignments and oh yes, a reconvening of the sharing of the germs, viruses and bacteria inadvertently and unintentionally attached to the students who have been separated for the past couple months by summer vacation.

July Issue 5 2014

Superintendent Graff kicks off new year with State of the Schools address

Anchorage School District Superintendent Ed Graff presented his State of the Schools address to district and community leaders last week, focusing on the importance of helping students prepare for college and a career after they leave the Anchorage School District.

July Issue 2 2014

New principal assignments for upcoming school year

Several new principal assignments for the 2014-15 school year were recently approved by the administration and Anchorage School Board. Chester Valley Elementary School – Adrianne Grenier, former assistant principal at Fairview and Sand Lake elementary schools.

Local teacher nominated for a GRAMMY June Issue 3 2014

Local teacher nominated for a GRAMMY

Make that GRAMMY nomination number two for Homestead Elementary School’s long-time music teacher and popular local area folk singer/guitarist Robin Hopper. She’s in the same spot she was this time last year: one of the quarter finalists in the GRAMMY In The Schools Music Educator Award competition, jointly sponsored by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation.

School honors military families May Issue 4 2014

School honors military families

It isn’t easy being a military child. You move around a lot, have to make new friends at new schools and don’t have any say in where you might be moving next. Which is one of the reasons Eagle River Elementary School hosts a Military Child assembly each year.

May Issue 3 2014

Innovation Lab adds community to area libraries

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.

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