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Students learn about tribal traditions a cultural luncheon showcasing art and notebooks filled with research. Fourth and fifth-graders at Mendenhall River Community School have spent the last three weeks creating native dolls and dioramas detailing specific native tribes in each...
Photo: Native studies

Fourth-graders Cedar Johnson, left, and Taryn Wright look at dolls dressed in traditional Tlingit blankets Wednesday at Mendenhall River Community School. A cultural celebration luncheon was held between three fourth-grade classes that studied the Native people of Alaska.
Slam dunk against bullying and drugs

...came to Juneau this week for tricks, tournaments and some life lessons on staying off drugs and in school. Mendenhall River Community School and Riverbend Elementary held assemblies on bullying and drug-use prevention, which kicked off Sunday...
Juneau educators train in the art of teaching

...and then narrow it down to a handful of the most important points for each school's individual needs.Mendenhall River Community School Principal Kathryn Milliron said the strategy of "noticing when students are not engaged" is the most important...
Teacher feels ostracized for pot confession

Mendenhall River Community School fifth grade teacher Adam Berkey, who confessed to marijuana use last month, says he and his wife have felt ostracized in the...
Budget biggest issue at school board meeting

...Miller suggested there will be upgrades to transportation safety at both Gastineau Community School and Mendenhall River Community School, with construction "nearly promised" on Douglas Highway during the 2015 or 2016 construction seasons and...
Mendenhall River students name their new wingman

Mendenhall River Community School held an election Wednesday to choose the name for their new mascot. In a day-long voting session, students in all 14 classes...
Teacher faces fallout from pot confession

...from parents and community members after admitting he smokes marijuanaAdam Berkey, a fifth grade teacher at Mendenhall River Community School who possesses a medical marijuana license, published a My Turn column Wednesday in the Empire that describes...
Arts calendar

...JAN. 25Artist in the School Teacher Workshops, 9 a.m.-5:40 p.m. (four 2-hour sessions), Mendenhall River Community School. Open to all teachers in the School District, administrative staff and other people affiliated with the...
Second round of JAHC's Artist in the School Teacher Workshops to be held Saturday

...Council will host the second round of Artist in the School Teacher Workshops this Saturday, Jan. 25, at Mendenhall River Community School. The workshops, designed to help teachers integrate arts across the elementary curriculum, will be held...


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