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Arts institute aims to activate young brains

KETCHIKAN - About a dozen teachers sat in a circle in a Ketchikan High School music room one recent morning, their brows furrowed as they leaned forward, clapping out complex rhythms while chanting simple addition problems during a Basic Arts Institute class.They were in teacher Ed Littlefield's "culture/movement" class, practicing ways to use movement and creativity in classrooms. He explained that the use of hands and feet to create the rhythms - and crossing the hands to slap the limbs on opposite sides of the body - was critical.
Students learn safety, leadership on patrol

KETCHIKAN - Safety and Pride Patrol leaders at the Tongass School of Arts and Sciences officially suited up for the first time Monday, donning orange vests, hats and gloves with reflectors and flashing lights.
Polls open for Juneau municipal election

Voters will head to the polls today to elect the City and Borough of Juneau's 13th mayor since incorporation in 1970, as well as two new members of the CBJ Assembly and three members of the Juneau School District Board of Education.
Ketchikan teacher wants kids to feel the music

KETCHIKAN - The plain little music room next to the entryway of Tongass School of Arts and Sciences Thursday was aswirl with dancing students singing a song about the aurora borealis."If we are shifting colors of swirling light...
School board interviews candidates for open seat

The Juneau School District Board of Education interviewed six applicants to fill a former member's unexpired term Monday, with board President Sally Saddler pronouncing all of them to be qualified and strong candidates.
State Briefs

Gov. appoints DNR head, Game Board, UA regents; Anchorage man rescued from mine shaft; State responds to Kmart closures; Veteran folk musician performs today; Inter-island Ferry celebrates anniversary; Ketchikan board OKs charter school
Combining story & song

As a child in Juneau, CrossSound co-founder Jocelyn Clark used to go to the museum on the weekends to hear Walter Williams tell stories.
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New beginning for Ketchikan's youth court

KETCHIKAN - Ketchikan Youth Court's induction ceremony for 10 graduates recently included a unique bonus: the admission of the organization's new director, Glenn Brown, to the Alaska Bar.
Ketchikan students' art subject of Tongass tribute

KETCHIKAN - The Tongass Historical Museum and the U.S.
Ketchikan school to get health award

JUNEAU - Tongass School of Arts and Sciences in Ketchikan will be recognized today for its efforts to create a culture in which healthy eating and daily physical activity is a norm, according to Megan McIntyre, Marketing and Communications Manager for Alliance for a Healthier Generation.


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