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Emergency in Diomede!

By Mr. Rob | December 15, 2014

PC120011On Thursday, the National Guard sent a black hawk with emergency technician, Lee Hewitt, to repair Diomede’s power outage issues. Most of the village had taken shelter in the school by then, and were living in the gymnasium (many houses were without heat). As the black hawk touched down, a raging winter storm was setting in as the ocean was freezing. Needless to say, we made the news. Check out the full KTUU article here. We lost power again today, but things were quickly fixed. Some houses are still having issues with heat, and teacher housing has suffered from minor water damage due to bursting pipes. Lee Hewitt is still in town, racing about like a super-hero, fixing this and that. The district intends to send a maintenance person of their own, but the strong winds and poor conditions might delay that relief for some time yet.

Full KTUU Article
Full KNOM Article

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Christmas Play and More!

By Mr. Rob | December 14, 2014

Charlie-Brown1Please join us Tuesday, December 16th at 5PM for Charlie Brown’s Christmas play. We’ll have refreshments and we will premier an amazing video from a bygone era in Diomede. We will all meet up in Mr. Michael’s room (upstairs in the elementary wing). I hope to see you there!

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Spirit Week

By Mr. Rob | December 3, 2014

Holiday Spirit Week is upon us! We’ll be celebrating the 12 days of Christmas in style. The class with the most participation will win a movie party with awesome snacks! Please help your student dress the part.

Wednesday, December 3rd: Rudolph/Reindeer
Thursday, December 4th: Christmas Colors (Green/Red)
Friday, December 5th: Christmas Tree

Monday, December 8th: Santa/Mrs. Clause
Tuesday, December 9th: Elf
Wednesday, December 10th: Ugly Christmas Sweater
Thursday, December 11th: Bed Head/Messy Hair
Friday, December 12th: NO SCHOOL

Monday, December 15th: Christmas Box/Present
Tuesday, December 16th: Winter Sports/Hat
Wednesday, December 17th: Candy Cane
Thursday, December 18th: Crazy Sock Day
Friday, December 19th: Toy or Stuffed Animal

Fun Fact: Did you know that Santa has a helper during Christmas named Krampus? “Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Christmas season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts.” Wikipedia

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Veterans Day

By Mr. Rob | November 12, 2014

veteransMany thanks to all those who participated in our 2014 Veterans Day celebration at the school. A very special thanks to all those veterans who came and were honored by our community. Thank you for protecting our country, serving our government, and sharing your stories with us at the celebration. And lastly (can you tell it’s getting towards Thanksgiving), thanks to whomever shot off the fireworks last night. It was a nice touch.

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November Dates to Remember

By Mr. Rob | November 7, 2014

Tuesday, November 11th: Veterans Day Celebration at 2:00 PM in the gym.
Please join us in honoring our brave veterans with song and dance.

Friday, November 21st: High Table for 7-12th Graders
Parent/Guardian lunch provided for free at 12:00 PM

Tuesday, November 25th: Count Your Blessings at 2:00 PM
Community Talk with Students

Thursday, November 27th: Thanksgiving Community Meal at 1:00 PM
Bring a dish to celebrate Diomede potluck style.

Thursday/Friday, November 27-28: No School (Holiday)

Fun Fact: November means the 9th month (novern is Latin for 9). So why it the 11th month of the year? Long ago (before Roman times), the year started on March. January and February were added later by the Romans, thus bumping the 9th month back to the 11th month. You can also see the Latin word for 10 in December (decem). Maybe we should change November to Elevenber, and December to Twelveber.

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Halloween Festivities

By Mr. Rob | October 31, 2014

PA300086Rec Hall 3:30 – 6:30
Join us at the Rec Hall for fun games, pinatas, candy, and much more! Bring your costumes!

Haunted House 6:30 – 9:00
This night only, our student-built haunted house! Come to the Gym for frights, scary stories, and candy! Bring your costumes (and maybe some diapers)!

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Raging Storm!

By Mr. Rob | October 28, 2014

Although not quite as bad as the storm of 2011 (see archives here), Sunday night (October 26, 2014) a storm broke across Diomede like a shotgun blast. Horizontal snow and furious winds whipped the waves into a frenzy. They were so ferocious and high that as they splashed up over the helicopter pad, the left football sized rocks as reminders of their force. Everyone is advised to stay in the village on the walkways and well away from the beach. Parents are to accompany their students to school every morning for safety.

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St. Louis Zoo in Diomede!

By Mr. Rob | October 20, 2014

2014-10-20 13.02.55Some zookeepers from the St. Louis Zoo (link here) came over 3000 miles to teach our kids about some unique animals. They came in on Monday and will leave Wednesday, weather permitting.

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Jessie and Theresa in Diomede!

By Mr. Rob | October 7, 2014

FridayThis week (October 6 to October 13) we have the distinct pleasure of hosting Jessie (district special education program facilitator) and Theresa (district technology support). While here, Theresa installed a security system in the school and updated all of our computers. She and Michael worked out many of our technical kinks, making our systems faster and more efficient while Theresa and Rob helped bring the weather web camera back up (so now Erickson Air can monitor the weather in Diomede remotely, and so can you from the link to the right). Jessie checked out students vision and hearing while she worked with the teachers on how to best help our students.

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Parent Teacher Conferences

By Mr. Rob | September 30, 2014

On October 22nd, we will be having parent teacher conferences at the school from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Please talk to your student’s teacher for more information.

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