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Photos: Pi Day

...a whipped cream pie eating contest at Gastineau Elementary School on Friday. The advanced math students in Extended Learning Teacher Becky Engstrom's class celebrated Pi Day on Friday with dances, raps and written stories to commemorate the...
Auke Bay Elementary construction to finish Oct. 1

...changes at the school, Collum said. "The staff has been incredibly patient and accomodating," Collum said. Extended learning teacher Amy Jo Meiners regularly baked chocolate chip cookies for the construction crews, Collum said.Meiners, like...
Roller Coaster Riot adds fun, teamwork to learning physics

...Development Council.Over the course of 3 weeks, STEM AK Education Specialist Bob Vieth has worked with three Extended Learning teachers - Amy Jo Meiners, Kathy Iliev and Becky Engstrom - to introduce 135 EL students to the laws of physics through...
Elementary students build paper roller coasters at JACC

Earlier this fall, shortly after the start of school, the Juneau School District's three Extended Learning teachers got together and approached Robert Vieth at the Juneau Economic Development Council with an idea.The teachers were interested...
Photo: Crocodiles in class

...Wednesday. Eight second-grade students from Lund's and Ellen Ferguson's classes have been working with extended learning teacher Becky Engstrom on the play to improve their language arts skills.
How would you spend one million dollars?

...pass and to learn what part these young people may play in Juneau's future. Barb Mitchell and Sue Baxter are extended learning teachers at Gastineau and Harborview Elementary Schools.
JSD: Still no consensus on budget cuts

...consensus." The top things committee members wanted to see restored were keeping the art specialist, the Extended Learning teachers and the high school counselor, as well as restoring PTR at the third-grade level. There was some support...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...still up in the air, and the district is negotiating with teachers over a new contract. Barbara Mitchell, an extended learning teacher at Gastineau Elementary, said she understands that the cost of the Discover assessment puts it at a lower budget...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

The district hasn't changed its policies, said Peggy Cowan, the director of curriculum. But it is continuing to modify the program to meet students' needs, she said. This year about 345 students were in the extended learning program, as it's called, but only 45 of those were in the middle schools.
Students build skills with robots

...Sunday had students dressed in costumes or donning same-colored T-shirts to promote spirit, recently retired extended learning teacher Barbara Mitchell said the event offers a special chance for kids to study serious academics. "Most of what's...


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