Believe it or not we are approaching the mid-point of first quarter already! BSSD has had a great start to the 2014-2015 school year. We are in the process of implementing our new Cengage National Geographic Reading, English Language Arts (ELA) program that aligns with the Alaska English Language Arts Standards. This year we will audit the [...]
By Angela Busch Alston Brevig students gather at the grand opening of the new bilingual classroom. Thanks to funds provided by Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, Brevig Mission School was able to transform an old ski shed into a new bicultural classroom. On Friday, September 5, 2014 students, staff, community members, and [...]
By Michell Ganoza Gambell Gambell students launching a science investigation. The Gambell Earth Science and Biology classes are investigating the impact of dandelions, an invasive species on St. Lawrence Island and developing a plan to eliminate their threat to the native plant population. The students are surveying the area around the [...]
By Payton Commack Payton Commack displaying the boat he found. I found this little sailboat while I was on a nature walk with my Bilingual group a few weeks ago. I found it on the beach over by Era or Ravn, whichever you call it. I was looking on the ground for coal or any type of bone, and then I saw a piece of leather with a [...]
By Steve Sammons Principal (Photos by Emily Bena and Paul Taylor) Artist Neal Nichols Jr. putting the final touches on the Shaktoolik mural. Neal Nichols, Jr., known around Norton Sound as the "Geography Guy", is using his artistic talent to paint several murals in Shaktoolik School. One mural will be in the gym ("Home of the [...]
By Joan Martin A Little Diomede student enjoying a library book. We are proud to announce that every school library in the district will be receiving approximately 75 new books to get the school year off to a great start. We are also retiring classroom sets of books used in the previous reading program. These will be sent out to schools and [...]
By Pamala Potter Kenneth Soolook collecting sour greens for science at Diomede. Diomede students studying owl pellets. Hat Day at Diomede.
By Keith Carroll Gambell Apaay and Spencer's work connecting the dots. Apaay Campbell and Spencer Fackler are Pre Calculus students in Mr. Keith Carroll’s Class at John Apangalook School in Gambell. They are discovering recursive and explicit formulas in sequences. They looked at the problem of how many handshakes it would take [...]