Bright moments in the Arts 2014

...Gastineau Sing-Along: Every Friday morning at Gastineau Elementary School there is a school-wide sing-along with music teacher Patrick Murphy. All student and staff, and quite a few parents gather in the school commons and sing together. My favorite...
My Turn: Leave the senior sales tax exemption alone

...decisions to remain in Juneau, in part based on reaching the milestone to qualify for the senior sales tax exemption. Don't let grandma get run out of town by the Assembly.?Ken Koelsch, retired teacher and former CBJ assembly member.

In Friday's Empire article, "PE benched with new requirements," the cost of employing a teacher on average was approximately $100,000, including all benefits, training and salary as opposed to just salary-based...
My Turn: What the independent PE option means

...been an option available for students to meet their PE requirements through independent study, where students meet with a teacher/mentor to plan a series of activities that qualify them to earn a PE credit. Some students have earned this independent...
Educator Spotlight: Janna Lelchuk more than just your average Russian teacher. In addition to teaching a foreign language...years. I started in Russia as an English teacher. In 1992, I moved to Juneau to open...inspiration for me is our late TMHS arts teacher, Jan Neimeyer. Teaching digital arts...
Walter Dawson

...moved to Petersburg, Alaska where Ruth's parents Royal and Clara Duval lived. Ruth worked at Petersburg Public Schools as a teacher and Walter worked as longshoreman at Petersburg Fisheries for the next 30-years. Walter was the shop steward for ILWU for...
Students take charge of learning, anti-bullying

...real and relative for our kids," said physical education teacher Luke Adams. "Every year we go back to the drawing board because...phrase "LLB," which stands for "looks like bullying." Art teacher Miah Lager said the phrase helps to empower students to stand...
PE benched with new requirements

...have as many as 58 students per class. According to Director of Administration David Means, the average cost to employ a teacher including all benefits, training and salary is about $100,000, so each class needs at least 13 students enrolled to cover...
High school clubs carry on holiday service tradition

...natural disasters. They've also created and implemented a recycling system for their school, placing recycling bins in every teacher's classroom and emptying them at the recycling center every week.Last year, members of the club traveled to Uganda to...
Students learn about tribal traditions of Native cultures. Alutiiq tribal masks, made by the students, were displayed in the hallways for parents to view.Teacher Caitlyn Niemi said nine different Alaska Native groups were covered from Southeast to the Interior. Each group of students...


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