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Students learn about tribal traditions

...including Black Foot, Arapaho, Navajo, Ojibwe and Apache. The projects were part of a comprehensive study at the elementary school of Native cultures. Alutiiq tribal masks, made by the students, were displayed in the hallways for parents to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-18/students-learn-about-tribal-traditions
Local
Waa sa iyatee?

...Ellen Story, Mallory's sister, attended a recent workshop. She's a special education teacher at Auke Bay Elementary School and has taught some of the language in her classes and morning meetings.Workshop attendee Kevin Koenig, 26, is...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-18/w%C3%A1-s%C3%A1-iyatee
Art
Moving the needle: United Way's Annual Giving Campaign

...three-way partnership between the United Way, Coeur Alaska and the Juneau School District directed at improving elementary school literacy. "Reading is a cornerstone to life success," said Wayne Zigarlick, vice president and general manager...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-14/moving-needle-united-ways-annual-gi
Neighbors
Questioned school district curriculum to be replaced

...decision, though she was not alone in lamenting there was not a quicker reaction to the complaint from Harborview Elementary School teacher Shgen George in August. George discovered the books when settling into her classroom before the school year...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-05/questioned-school-district-curriculum-b
Local
Spreading JAMM

...international attention, as a video series looks at El Sistema music programs, including Juneau's own.Glacier Valley Elementary School music teacher Lorrie Heagy brought El Sistema to Juneau. After a fellowship in 2009 with the after school program's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-04/spreading-jamm
Local
Photo: Hot chocolate run

...Kylie Lowenstein, both second graders at Gastineau Elementary School, as they participate in a hot chocolate run at the...Park and Trail on Tuesday. Students from Harborview Elementary School and Gastineau ran either one or two miles courses...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-02/photo-hot-chocolate-run
Local
3 elementary schools recognized for performance

...The U.S. Department of Education has recognized three Alaska schools for their academic excellence.Haines Elementary School, Crawford Elementary on Eielson Air Force Base and Peterson Elementary in Kodiak were named National Blue Ribbon...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-03/3-elementary-schools-recognized-perform
State
Montessori makeover?

...an optional program with the Juneau School District, is in the Marie Drake building, nestled between Harborview Elementary School and Juneau-Douglas High School. It shares the Marie Drake building, and its principal, with Yakoosge Daakahidi...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-21/montessori-makeover
Local
Juneau educators train in the art of teaching

...Juneau Douglas High School Teacher Michaela Moore.Moore noted the subtle difference in teaching strategies between elementary school children and teenagers. She reflected that learning goals and clear purpose is more important for older students...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-20/juneau-educators-train-art-teaching
Local
Alaskan 'Ghostwalker' speaks against smoking

...Say it's none of their business and I am not hurting anyone but myself," he said.After a recent speech at an elementary school, parents contacted Patterson about their children pointing to their hearts when they got home from school and telling...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-18/alaskan-ghostwalker-speaks-against-smok
Local

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