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Hands-on help for STEM education

...pressure - which is more likely to get kids excited about science, technology, math...trades and STEM careers."We're teaching kids about pressure ... science, using technology...sweeping low. With Rhea's support, the kids were able to complete the motions - only...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-17/hands-help-stem-education
Local
School year starts with bulging classrooms

...but also makes instruction much more difficult, or draw new boundaries for schools," he said. "What would be great is if kids came in packets of 22, but they don't."In its budgeting process earlier this year, the JSD school board cut 14 full-time...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-15/school-year-starts-bulging-classrooms
Local
Suspicious tree fires puzzle Forest Service

...Before we find our suspect and talk to him, right now I have no idea what the intent is."When asked if it could just be bored kids, Zuniga said, "It could very well could be that easy."CCFR responded to a report of a tree fire on Sawa Circle, just a...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-14/suspicious-tree-fires-puzzle-forest-ser
Local
Mt. Edgecumbe spikers tip JDHS

...Could we have done better? Yeah, we have a lot of things to work on and are still trying to figure out how to bring more kids up to speed."In game two, JDHS' Stitt killed the game's first point, but Mt. Edgecumbe worked to a 16-8 advantage...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-14/mt-edgecumbe-spikers-tip-jdhs
Sports
School wake up call

...m. start, and the elementary school kids reeling in shock at their new 8 a.m...temperature dips into the 40's and the kids start wishing for snow, of all things...students, it rang way too soon. Those kids, used to rolling into school by 9:15...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-09-07/school-wake-call
Neighbors
In Petersburg, rainforest festival extends into space

...During "Discovering Dragonflies" events, kids searched the air for dragonflies and combed...striders. "They can walk on water!" Kids also found mayfly larvae and maggots...event is Diving for Science, in which kids get to handle sea sponges, sea cucumbers...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-10/petersburg-rainforest-festival-extends-
Local
Tails of endearment

...makes an unusual team educating students and raising money for kids in need on the Kenai Peninsula.At the Alaska State Fair, The...raised more than $600 at the Kenai Peninsula Fair for homeless kids in the community. The post also challenges area organizations...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-11/tails-endearment
State
Bears' Kelly 'back' in the record book

...Ketchikan on Friday 75-19. "The coaches are real happy with the overall team performance," JDHS coach John Wray said. "Kids swam very well overall. We have more work to do and need to stay focused on improvement."The Kayhi boys won both nights by...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-09/bears-kelly-back-record-book
Sports
Former FDMS principal runs for school board

...for me to represent a strong voice for our community, for our kids, and the decision-making process at the board level."Milliron...or combative negotiation process "trickles down and impacts kids at the classroom level" and "create angst within the community...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-10/former-fdms-principal-runs-school-board
Local
Denali Borough students blaze new trails

...there helping the regular crews was a big help."To have the kids out here, we're picking up our pace quite a bit," he said...groups of adults she typically leads on trail maintenance."Kids are more fun. They're goofy. They're goofy and spontaneous...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-08/denali-borough-students-blaze-new-trail
State

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