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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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School’s Out – For – Ever! (okay… just the week).

By Mr. Rob | September 30, 2014

There will be no school Wednesday, October 1, Thursday, October 2, and Friday, October 3. School will resume as usual on Monday, October 6. Teachers will be attending trainings during these days, so while the kids get a vacation, the teachers will still be in school, working away. Enjoy the lovely weather (while yous till can) and the extended weekend!

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Diomede in the Nome Nugget!

By Mr. Rob | September 30, 2014

This month we made page 12 of the Nome Nugget, thanks to Ms. Pam Potter. Check it out HERE.

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Eskimo Dance Every Friday!

By Mr. Rob | September 27, 2014

eskimodanceCome and join us every Friday at 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM for Eskimo dancing up in the school gym. Our kids are all learning, and we’d love for you to come learn too. Already know how to Eskimo dance? Great! Come pass your knowledge on to the next generation of Eskimo dancers! Bring your drum and stick if you have them. All ages participate. We hope to see you there!

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It’s Friday Night, and the Beads are Right!

By Mr. Rob | September 26, 2014

IMG_2457That’s right! Every Friday night at 6PM, the school will be hosting Culture Crafts in the cafeteria. Vera kicked off the first craft night tonight (Friday, September 26) with beading and mini-loom weaving. We had a magnificent turn-out. If you are interested in attending, helping out, or maybe even teaching one of your cultural crafts, talk to the lovely Ms. Vera. Also, thanks to those of you that helped out tonight.

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Robin Child: Art Super-Hero

By Mr. Rob | September 24, 2014

IMG_2261From September 16th to September 23, we had the distinct pleasure of hosting Robin Child in our village. She played music with the students, tooled metal foil, and whipped up an amazing whole-school art project. She also came bearing gifts! We now have a photo studio to take pictures of local arts and crafts that anyone might want to sell online. It’s free to use. Just talk to Rob Michaud (rmichaud@dio.bssd.org) to set up a time. Come see our school art project hanging in the hall between the elementary wing and the gym. It’s spectacular and the students are so proud!

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Special Visit from Mr. Rob’s Mum

By Mr. Rob | September 24, 2014

IMG_2364On Tuesday, September 16th, Mr. Rob’s mum, Jan Whalen, flew in to Diomede. She helped out in and about the school and went for many adventures after the bell rang. While she was visiting she taught sign language, art, and even helped design some special interventions for our students. She was also able to taste and cook several local plants, including sour greens and Eskimo potatoes. Thanks for coming all this way, Mum. What an adventure!

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Ocean Clean-Up Day

By Mr. Rob | September 21, 2014

oceandaySaturday, September 20th was Ocean Clean-Up Day. All week we’ve been talking to students about food chains and food webs in preparation. Opik coordinated an ocean clean-up along our coast and around the school while teaching students about how waste can effect wildlife (the very wildlife we depend upon for survival). After clean up, we all warmed up with some hot dogs and chips in the school cafeteria. Later Ms. Pam showed a video on garbage and how to reduce waste. When the credits rolled Opik hosted games and a drawing contest in the gym. Ms. Robin provided a special post-treat of banjo music and singing. What an event! Many thanks to Opik for coordinating Ocean Clean-Up Day.

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