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Trained and ready to go!

By Kyle Schneider, Teacher, Shaktoolik One of the things that has impressed me with BSSD from the very beginning is the attitude that everyone is here to help you. As a prospective hire, it wasn't hard to find people willing to talk to me about what I would be in for when I arrived. As a new teacher, I've found that the helpfulness of the [...]

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Astounding

By Erika Sogge, Teacher, Koyuk Flying in to Anchorage and truly entering Alaska for the first time in my life was an astounding experience.  No offense New Hampshire, but we simply don’t have mountains like that back east!   I was like a little kid in that airplane, leaving smudges on the window where my nose pressed as I tried to glimpse [...]

“No, man. Alaska, Alaska.”

“No, man. Alaska, Alaska.”

By Kyle Schneider, Teacher, Shaktoolik Six months ago, if you'd ask me what I'd be doing at the beginning of August, I would not have had an answer for you. Certainly I would not have imagined the truth. Well, that is not quite the truth... I have always dreamed of at least visiting Alaska, but if I had said I would be living here, it would [...]

Kyle interviews Joe about the Welcome Wagon

Kyle Schneider (Shaktoolik) and Joe Brodsky (Savoonga)

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College and High School Credit at the same time. Wow!

My name is Michelle Kavairlook; I'm a 16 year old Junior attending the Koyuk Malemute School. I attended a college class, along with 17 other students, on March 24-27, 2008 called the Digital Documentation of Cultural Knowledge. The instructors for this class were: Eileen Devinney and Kevin Hunking. They taught us how to work with recording [...]

Rick Holt Starts the Iditarod

Rick Holt Starts the Iditarod

by Damon Hargraves, Student Broadcasting Team Facilitator, Anchorage A member of the BSSD family has started the Iditarod race. Long time musher and educator Rick Holt met at the ceremonial start with the Student Broadcasting Team yesterday for an interview.  Rick, we wish you luck and we'll see you in Unalakleet.

Former Shaktoolik Student Succeeding at UAA!

Former Shaktoolik Student Succeeding at UAA!

Rae Jackson is a 1999 graduate of the Shaktoolik High School. She is currently a senior at UAA, majoring in Psychology. She has a six-month old son to support, which has motivated her to keep going and complete her degree. She hopes to someday work in the field of Clinical Psychology or Radiology at the Alaska Native Medical Center. She [...]

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Former Wales/Teller Student Succeeding at UAA!

Former Wales/Teller Student Succeeding at UAA!

Casey Tingook   Casey Tingook is a 2007 graduate of the James C. Isabell High School in Teller, but spent much of his school career at the Kingikmiut School in Wales. He is currently a freshman at UAA, majoring in Computer Science. Casey says that he has always had an ambition and desire to learn more. He credits his former teachers [...]

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