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Life without limits

...a little nervous because basketball isn't her sport. JDHS boys basketball head coach Robert Caperson and Gastineau Elementary teacher Ben Kriegmont were happy to lend a hand."Watching all the volunteers come together and enjoying this experience...
Grooming habits

...Glacier. But he wasn't there to work that day; he was there just to ski.A little further down the trail, Gastineau Elementary Teacher Dirk Miller was surrounded by a horde of first graders. These young skiers were sprawled like sea lions on...
5,600 children return to school

...been preparing for days. "I started two weeks ago getting into these classrooms," said Burch, a former Gastineau Elementary teacher. Teachers have been cleaning, "running to Fred's to get stuff we don't have," setting up bulletin...
The many powers and blessings of rituals

The young man swallowed nervously, staring with such intensity at his parents that you wondered whether he was desperate for their support or just willing them not to say anything embarrassing in front of the many people gathered for his bar mitzvah. I've seen that stare before at graduations, confirmations, scouts receiving badges, students winning awards, and any other formal ritual requiring a costume that makes young people self-consciously yearn for their jeans and T-shirts. It's a straight-ahead stare that speaks of a mixture of dread and fear of humiliation, yet there's something vitally important hidden behind it - a sense of accomplishment and pride.
Last try to resolve contract founders premiums and more preparation time for elementary school teachers. JEA President Ben Kriegmont, a Gastineau Elementary teacher, said the district opened the arbitration Wednesday by asking for an immediate mediation session. He said...
'Pachyderm' takes spelling bee

...vertical" and "ounce," but missed "elocution." "My job is to make sure you're all breathing," Gastineau Elementary teacher Barbara Mitchell, who read the words to the contestants, told the kids before the bee began. To some degree...


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