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Photo: Trashin' fashion

...students Kelly Fernandez, left, Ashley Troupin, center, and Alisha Mack stage a mock-runway show Wednesday in Ali McKenna's classroom in anticipation of the Second Annual Trashin' Fashion Show. For the show, designers were tasked with...
Radio, school join in project

...station's morning news show. "Any time that students can have an authentic audience for their writing is valuable," said Ali McKenna, who teaches a writing-for-publication class at JDHS. "So they're writing with a real purpose, a real audience...
Corrections: Department of Labor, Brenda Krauss, Molly Box

...Oct. 9 Empire included an incorrect name for fair organizer and master gardener Brenda Krauss.? A photograph that appeared on Page A1 of Tuesday's Empire was incorrectly attributed. Molly Box provided the photo of Ali McKenna.
Roughing It

...The ultimate goal is to create a sustainable sister-school relationship between urban and rural classrooms," said Ali McKenna, a JDHS English teacher who accompanied the students to Russian Mission. Juneau and Russian Mission are both isolated...
Trash 'N' Fashion hits the runway Friday

...for the student publication, The Ego (and its upside down alternative half, the Alterego), which is produced by Ali McKenna's "Writing for Publication" class. The class doesn't receive any funding from the school district to pay for...
High school laptop program gets late start

...wasn't using it much and he prefers not to lug it around. He and his classmates were using the laptops Monday in Ali McKenna's ninth grade English class to create music videos that paired a theme from a song with photos and a literary theme...
J-Bird rises from the ashes

...policies, as determined by the current staff.In the wake of the October 2011 death of beloved JDHS English teacher Ali McKenna, who inspired and advised students to create monthly magazines The Ego and its satirical counterpart The Alterego, the...
Theme-based academies at new high school are limiting

...majority of students. This isn't what we as a school, or community, should want. Wendy Byrnes is a 10th-grader in Ali McKenna's Juneau-Douglas High School "Writing for Publication" class. From the Hallways is a bi-monthly column showcasing...
What's at stake with high stakes testing?

...Maria Montessori, founder of the Montessori program, said, "One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child." Let's put our schools to that test. Ali McKenna teaches at Juneau-Douglas High School.
Drug testing update

...Barto is a senior at JDHS and a member of the swim team, wrestling team, and student council. He is a student in Ali McKenna's Writing for Publication/Creative Writing Skills class.


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