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School Board mulls transition plan

...ninth-graders. Additionally, two themed academies with advisory programs will be offered, Thunder Mountain principal Patti Bippus said. By the third year of the plan, Thunder Mountain would host three themed academies. Bippus said she hoped...
District calls sessions to plan new curriculum eat sack lunches in class, and the district plans to make snacks available. Thunder Mountain High School Principal Patti Bippus will join JDHS Principal Bernie Sorenson to lead the work sessions. Bippus said the first priority is to review...
Neighbors Digest

...Juneau-Douglas High School Principal Bernie Sorensen, along with Thunder Mountain High School's new principal, Patti Bippus, will lead staff through the planning and transition process, Cowan said. To make sure that no classroom learning...
Class of 2010 First TMHS graduation 'monumental'

...unique. A silver stole they wore read "TMHS 1st," marking them as the school's first-ever graduates. TMHS Principal Patti Bippus called the school's first graduation "marvelous." "It's a monumental event for Juneau," she said...
A taste of the gridiron gourmet

...on the group's menu. The hearty fare includes a mix of "traditional" breakfast items, according to TMHS principal Patti Bippus, ranging from eggs and hashbrowns to pancakes and bacon. A group of boosters and coaches help players prepare...
Looking back on TMHS's first year

...Wells, who plays softball and volleyball. "Practice was too crowded and there was not enough time to play." Principal Patti Bippus said the climate established at Thunder Mountain is a first-year highlight. "We don't have a lot of fighting...
Feedback mostly favorable on new school start times

...consequence for high schoolers, with some taking jobs in the morning as opposed to the afternoon, said TMHS Principal Patti Bippus. Some high school students are also playing open gym baseball, wrestling and basketball in the mornings, and...
School Board approves voluntary drug testing

...for lighting at Mendenhall River Community School. ? Heard a presentation from Thunder Mountain High School Principal Patti Bippus and Juneau-Douglas High School Principal Jim Kuhlmann on the schools' Next Generation programs and plans...
New test evaluates career skills

...High School and Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School did pilot runs of the program last school year. Thunder Mountain Principal Patti Bippus said school administrators were pleased with it and used it as a basis for some career discussions with students...
Thunder Mountain High School principal stepping down

Thunder Mountain High School Principal Patti Bippus will be stepping down at the end of the school year. The district announced Bippus decision Friday. Bippus joined the school...


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