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Youngsters learn to be chess kings, queens

A few years ago, elementary students didn't start class until 9:15 a.m. So Ben Kriegmont, a fourth grade teacher at Gastineau Elementary School, began allowing students into his room to play chess before the first bell.Even...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-01-17/youngsters-learn-be-chess-kings-queens
Local
Who's Your Diva?

...look.Three singers who have influenced you throughout your singing career:? Aretha Franklin. Every time my fourth grade teacher was kind enough to play "Respect" during clean up, all cleaning would pause and a mad sing-along would ensue...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-08-29/whos-your-diva
Art
Harborview council to formally request additional teacher

...difficult, but here's what the site council sees as best for Harborview,'" said council member and Harborview fourth-grade teacher Tom McKenna.Harborview is dealing with class sizes larger than the approved pupil-to-teacher ratio of 22-to-1...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-09-20/harborview-council-formally-request-add
Local
Who's Your Diva? Week 4

...famous or not) who have influenced you throughout your singing career: 1. Aretha Franklin. Every time my fourth grade teacher was kind enough to play "Respect" during clean up, all cleaning would pause and a mad sing-along would ensue...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-08-23/whos-your-diva-week-4
Art
Anchorage schools try out healthy meals on kids

...milk or 1 percent white milk.Part of a successful lunch is making sure kids are hungry and ready to eat, says fourth grade teacher Kelly Eagleton. The school recently shifted recess time to before lunch, so kids can work up an appetite.At...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-11-18/anchorage-schools-try-out-healthy-mea
Not For Web
Tom McKenna, a Juneau teacher, named Teaching Ambassador Fellow

Tom McKenna, a fourth-grade teacher at Harborview Elementary School in Juneau, has been selected as one of eight Teaching Ambassador Fellows nationwide by the U...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-08-25/tom-mckenna-juneau-teacher-named-te
Neighbors
Teacher accused of assaulting child

...Anchorage police and Anchorage School District officials are investigating an allegation that an award-winning fourth-grade teacher assaulted a child during a field trip last week, school officials said Thursday. "We are taking this very seriously...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121302/sta_teacher.shtml
News
Yukon calling

...O'Daniel had never set foot in a canoe. For the rest of this week, paddling is her life. O'Daniel, 54, a fourth-grade teacher at Mendenhall River Community School, is one of two Juneau residents participating in the sixth annual Yukon...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062304/spo_yukon.shtml
Sports
Riter, Ballard to marry

...Kimberly Riter. She is a graduate of Dimond High School and the University of Alaska Anchorage, and is employed as a fourth grade teacher at Ursa Major Elementary in Anchorage. The groom-elect is the son of William and Marcia Ballard. He is a graduate...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072104/nei_riter.shtml
Neighbors
O'Daniel reaches Dawson by canoe

...The race started Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Yukon time in Whitehorse. The O'Daniel siblings - Kathy is a fourth-grade teacher at Mendenhall River Community School, and John runs the hardware store in Skagway - finished 24th out of the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062804/spo_odaniel.shtml
Sports

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