By fireball | May 16, 2013
The Diomede School celebrated the graduation of our two seniors on Thursday night, May 16. The school and community are very proud of Samantha Iyapana and Leticia Milligrock. It’s time to rock ‘n’ roll.
By fireball | April 30, 2013
We had three visiting artists last week.
Seth Kantner, writer and photographer from the Kotzebue/Kobuk area, worked with classes to produce some visual displays of words and images.
Also, the photography team of Matt and Agnes Hage dropped by to take portraits of students. They also took a series of community pictures to be framed and displayed in the school.
By fireball | March 28, 2013
Neal Nichols spent 4 weeks on the island working on art and geography.
By fireball | March 23, 2013
Charlie and Gene Soolook traveled to White Mountain for the regional ski meet. They both competed well. Charlie took first place among junior high students in the marksmanship competition. He came close to outscoring the high school winners. In the picture below, Charlie is on the far left wearing his gold medal for marksmanship.
By fireball | March 20, 2013
By fireball | February 20, 2013
We got our first big snows of the winter. And the new topography of the school after construction changed all the drift patterns. Some huge piles of snow built up quickly.
On February 14 we shared valentines at school. And then the next day, a Friday, we had a Valentine Dance in the gym.
By fireball | February 5, 2013
Two of our high school students took a trip to Fairbanks during the coldest part of the year, spending four days there at the end of January. I’ll post more here soon, but for now, visit the entry at our school district blog: strait talk
By fireball | January 15, 2013
Diomede School started the spring one day later than we planned. Teachers were supposed to return to the island on Sunday, January 6, but the weather in the Bering Strait region was too wintery. Two teachers were able to get back on Monday the 7th, and we started school on Tuesday the 8th.
By fireball | December 12, 2012
By fireball | December 12, 2012
Today was the last day of school for the fall semester.
The renovation of the Diomede School is almost complete! After 18 months, the house is gone from the gym and the new wooden floor is finished. Everyone worked hard to be done before the Christmas holidays. There is a lot of new furniture for the school, and so we expect to be giving more old furniture away as soon as the new furniture is in. People have now arrived from afar to finish this task. We will have to start from scratch and set up our classrooms in the high school. It will be very busy as we finish up the fall semester and start the spring. But we have a brand new school!
Thanksgiving and Community Meeting
The school bought turkeys for the families of students. We also had a community meeting and turkey dinner. Because of the chopper difficulties, this event was postponed until the Tuesday after the long Thanksgiving weekend. Teachers met with parents and community members before a great dinner.
October Haunted House
Trick or Treat! We had a fun haunted house back at the end of October. Thanks to FEA and the middle and high school students for helping out. And thanks to the families for coming to visit with your kids.
Here is a copy of the December newsletter (PDF format).
This post is in progress…
« Previous Entries