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Teachers picket at school board meeting

...despair.""None of the teachers I've talked to can get everything done in a contract day," said Ben Carney, a JDHS teacher. "They donate their time, and they don't mind doing what they do so long as they feel supported - and they don't...
Ainsworth, Hebert claim all-conference hockey honors on those skills."Hebert is not on Team Alaska's AWG hockey squad, choosing instead to travel to Florida with JDHS teacher Andy Bullick's class through Habitat For Humanity.The highlight of Hebert's season was the 3-2 win at Lathrop...
A model U.N. shows a world of possibilities

Sometimes as a teacher I feel as if I have no life of my own. I teach, I grade, I plan. I do make time for my Juneau friends and an occasional phone call to my family and friends outside of town, but it's usually not enough. So, in an attempt to "have a life," as my students would say, I vowed to adopt a new mantra this year: "I'm sorry, but no." When I became a teacher six years ago, I think I was secretly tattooed with the phrase "sucker." In order to foster as many great connections with kids as I possibly could, I did as many school-related activities as I could fit into my schedule. I said "yes" to every request.
Future student count key to school debate

...Koelsch, a former Juneau Assembly member and a retired JDHS teacher who opposes a second high school. "The only reason...ninth-graders in junior high schools, said Clay Good, a JDHS teacher and one of the ballot measure's sponsors. Another...
If ballot measure passes, what next?

...that really meets their needs," said Clay Good, a JDHS teacher who is one of the initiative's sponsors. But the...Koelsch, a former Juneau Assembly member and a retired JDHS teacher, favors that idea. He'd like to see Marie Drake...
Board to look at new school, Drake rebuild

...campuses. Students now are free to leave for lunch, and some don't return for afternoon classes. Clay Good, a JDHS teacher who opposed the Dimond Park high school, said the proposal had the advantage of offering two schools with more defined...
School Board reconsiders adding three counselors how to help the dropout rate, because they do have expertise," she said. Story noted that next school year JDHS teachers will mentor 15 to 20 students each, providing a type of academic counseling. Superintendent Peggy Cowan said district...
Board not sure of grade proposal

...weighted grades more accurately reflect the grades that Advanced Placement students deserve. In a district survey of JDHS teachers, 18 opposed weighted grades, and seven favored them. Many of the school's 70-odd faculty members didn't respond...
Public: New grad requirements would kill electives, drive up drop out rate

...classes are why they stay in school. Those classes are where math and science concepts are applied in a practical sense. JDHS teacher Ricky Bass said if it weren't for electives - and his metals and automotive teachers - he never would have graduated...
CHOICE program offers at-risk students help at JDHS

...drugs and alcohol or different styles of learning make it easy to get lost in or give up on school, according to former JDHS teacher Mark Roschy. "Before we can ask (students) when the Civil War was, we really need to focus on their basic needs...


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