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My Turn: Bright future ahead for Alaska's students

...Kasuun Elementary School in Anchorage won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.Molly Yerkes, the principal at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School in Juneau, was surprised with a prestigious $25,000 Milken Educator...
Juneau school board upholds middle school travel ban ban middle school tavel, the two middle schools operated differently. Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School principal Molly Yerkes chose to go with an intramural, non-traveling sports program to eliminate financial stress on parents and provide...
JSD: Little-known program makes big difference

...teachers and students have spoken against cutting the program, saying the benefits outweigh the costs. DHMS Principal Molly Yerkes said the program - which focuses on close reading, note-taking, critical thinking and organization - often provides...
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Empire Editorial: The ban that went too far

...will be "happy" to organize cross-town travel for sports teams this year and once the ban goes into effect. From Molly Yerkes, principal at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, cross-town travel will happen this year, but four less times, due...
Weaving, writing and arithmetic

...around you," Alex said. "I thought it would be good to learn Tlingit culture and other Native culture."Principal Molly Yerkes said the course was developed by the school and Goldbelt Heritage Foundation to provide more variety in the offered...
Principal sees improvement in respect of school name

...issue with the shortening of "Dzantik'i Heeni" to "DZ," she said. Now, even after 20 years, DHMS principal Molly Yerkes said she's had many discussions with Native community members about the popular abbreviation."They said, 'We're...
Photo: Outstanding Educator

Molly Yerkes, principal of Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, right, shares her 2013 Milken Educator Award trophy with her children, Finn...
DHMS principal to receive award Thursday

Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School Principal Molly Yerkes was given a big surprise on Halloween - she found out she was the winner of the 2013 Milken Educator Award.Yerkes will be presented...
The most important meal of the day, with help from JESS volunteers

...Tippets, Sarah Marino of Yaakoosge Daakahidi Alternative High School, Sharon Avenson of Riverbend Elementary School and Molly Yerkes of Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Not pictured is Ted Wilson of Glacier Valley Elementary School. JESS is a small...
Wrestling with a dilemma

...sports classmates' travel as school representatives.An email I received from Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School principal Molly Yerkes said:"Thank you for your interest in the Dzantik'i Heeni wrestling program. We believe that when children participate...


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