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My Turn: Juneau's best elementary school is ...

...also beat out by Gastineau for reading, and by both Mendenhall River and Riverbend for writing). But Auke Bay's sky...between those from differing economic backgrounds. Mendenhall River and Riverbend have some solid performers. And finally...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-24/my-turn-juneaus-best-elementary-schoo
Opinion
Students learn about tribal traditions

...Wednesday at 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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-18/students-learn-about-tribal-traditions
Local
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.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-18/photo-native-studies
Local
Slam dunk against bullying and drugs

...staying off drugs and in school. Mendenhall River Community School and Riverbend...eight girls were chosen from the Mendenhall River students to face off against...trying to be positive," he told Mendenhall River students.He said he became...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-16/slam-dunk-against-bullying-and-drugs
Local
Juneau educators train in the art of teaching

...school's individual needs.Mendenhall River Community School Principal Kathryn...Teaching Evaluation Model at Mendenhall River on Wednesday. Juneau School...schools observed six classrooms at Mendenhall River and participated in focus groups...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-20/juneau-educators-train-art-teaching
Local
Empire Editorial: When the helpers need help

...have cleaned popular trails like Perseverance and Mount Juneau and they have replanted riprap on the side of the Mendenhall River. That comes atop SAGA's long-term work repairing damaged trails, giving summer field crews workforce training...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-16/empire-editorial-when-helpers-need-he
Opinion
Budget biggest issue at school board meeting

...reported.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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-19/budget-biggest-issue-school-board-meeti
Local
Photo: Brotherhood Bridge grows

Traffic is now using the two new Egan Drive lanes over the Mendenhall River on Tuesday. The original Brotherhood Bridge is now being demolished before another two lanes are built. The four-lane bridge is to be completed by fall 2015.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-20/photo-brotherhood-bridge-grows
Local
On the Trails: Frosty paradise

...grasses, arching over so their frosty seed heads made a crystalline canopy. And along some mudflats next to the Mendenhall River there was a fascinating layer of very thin ice on which were traced unusual patterns of paisley and celtic knots...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-21/trails-frosty-paradise
Outdoors
USFS reminds citizens of winter ice, cave safety

...clear of the glacier's terminus, including ice caves, creeks flowing into the lake, icebergs, the start of Mendenhall River and Nugget Falls, the release stated.In addition, over the past year, the popular Mendenhall Glacier ice cave...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-21/usfs-reminds-citizens-winter-ice-cav
Outdoors

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