News and Events of the Bering Strait School District
Sunday February 18th 2018



Gambell Art Students Learn about Tolerance



By Deb Forkner

Both middle and high school students recently completed an art activism project called “One Million Bones”.  For this project the students made over 100 bones from plaster.  The bones were then mailed to an artist who will be doing an “art installation” with a million bones (including ours) made by students and other people throughout the U.S.  She will be laying the bones out on the street in Washington, D.C. in early June.  The purpose is to increase genocide awareness.  The theme for this project was “tolerance”.



With the help of tribal lead monitor, Gloria James, middle and high school students are currently involved in a community service project.  The students are making posters with drawings of walruses and traditional walrus hunting to be posted around the village.  The purpose of these posters is to inform the community of the Marine Mammal Ordinance regulations, and why following these regulations is important.


20 Gambell art students, grades K-12, will be represented at the Koyuk Art and Science Fair on February 21, 2013.  Students from throughout BSSD will have work displayed, and each student will be awarded a participation certificate.