Schools

Dzantiki Heeni Middle School principal Molly Yerkes was named Region 5 Principal of the Year by the Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals for 2020. (Courtesy photo | Molly Yerkes)

Look who was named region’s principal of the year

She’s been at the middle school for 16 years now.

 

Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire File
                                School districts throughout the state will put together plans for what the next school year will look like. Juneau School District Superintendent Bridget Weisse said smaller groups and less mixing are expected to remain important.

Juneau School District readies for summer assignment

Districts will plan for how to safely continue education.

 

First Student employees and Juneau School District food services supervisor Adrianne Schwartz, left, carry student meals off the bus they’re being distributed from near Juneau-Douglas High School:Yadaa.at Kalé, March 16, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

School year meal program switching to summer mode

They served more than 60,000 meals in two months.

 

Mary Lou King shows children an example of Juneau’s ecosystem as part of Sea Week, now celebrating its 50th anniversary in the Juneau School District. (Courtesy Photo | Peggy Cowan)
Mary Lou King shows children an example of Juneau’s ecosystem as part of Sea Week, now celebrating its 50th anniversary in the Juneau School District. (Courtesy Photo | Peggy Cowan)
The Downtown Juneau Library, April 7, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Juneau board has no plans to follow Mat-Su’s lead on banned books

Stricken authors include Maya Angelou and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

The Downtown Juneau Library, April 7, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau School District building, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Charter school helps students stay connected amid distance

Teachers work with students and families to support each other.

The Juneau School District building, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School assistant principal Kristy Germain has been selected as the interim principal for Floyd Dryden Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)

Interim principal selected for Floyd Dryden

She’s a Juneau native and a veteran of the school district.

Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School assistant principal Kristy Germain has been selected as the interim principal for Floyd Dryden Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)
A meal distribution point in front of Riverbend Elementary School, April 7, 2020. (MIchael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Juneau schools continue, expand student meal program

The district has served more than 16,000 meals in the last month.

A meal distribution point in front of Riverbend Elementary School, April 7, 2020. (MIchael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Courtesy photo | Katy Martin 
                                Katy Martin, seen here teaching at Riverbend Elementary School, is a former Riverbend teacher filling in to teach fifth-graders here remotely from Virginia.
Courtesy photo | Katy Martin 
                                Katy Martin, seen here teaching at Riverbend Elementary School, is a former Riverbend teacher filling in to teach fifth-graders here remotely from Virginia.
Materials for remote learning are stacked outside Auke Bay Elementary School. (Courtesy photo | Juneau School District)

Juneau schools pivot to deal with new teaching environment

Teaching remotely is a whole different animal from teaching in person.

Materials for remote learning are stacked outside Auke Bay Elementary School. (Courtesy photo | Juneau School District)
The Juneau School District building, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau School District building, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Sayeik: Gastineau Community School was closed Friday, March 13, over COVID-19 concerns after a student was tested for “multiple viruses,” according to the Juneau School District and City and Borough of Juneau.(Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Elementary school closed over virus concerns

The results of the testing have not been released.

Sayeik: Gastineau Community School was closed Friday, March 13, over COVID-19 concerns after a student was tested for “multiple viruses,” according to the Juneau School District and City and Borough of Juneau.(Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas High School students wait for rides home school on Feb. 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas High School students wait for rides home school on Feb. 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Auke Bay Elementary School principal Nancy Peel introduces Angie Wright, center, who received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, alongside Superintendent Dr. Bridget Weiss, during a Juneau School District Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

School board recognizes outstanding teachers, old and new

The school board and members of the Legislature came together to thank some outstanding educators.

Auke Bay Elementary School principal Nancy Peel introduces Angie Wright, center, who received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, alongside Superintendent Dr. Bridget Weiss, during a Juneau School District Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
JAHMI Health & Wellness, Inc. is the location for the monthly Inside Passage Mental Health Speaker Series. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Healing in the classroom: Juneau school tries new tack to help students

Glacier Valley staff talk about a different way of teaching and healing.

JAHMI Health & Wellness, Inc. is the location for the monthly Inside Passage Mental Health Speaker Series. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Fairbanks teacher wins Alaska Teacher of the Year

The national winner will be announced in the spring.

Students at Yaakoosgé Daakahídi Alternative High School prepare to leave the Marie Drake Building after school on May 25, 2015.
Students at Yaakoosgé Daakahídi Alternative High School prepare to leave the Marie Drake Building after school on May 25, 2015.
Auke Bay Elementary School teacher Angie Wright won the award for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. (Courtesy Photo)
Auke Bay Elementary School teacher Angie Wright won the award for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. (Courtesy Photo)
The Marie Drake Building houses the Yaakoosgé Daakahidi High School, Montessori Borealis and the HomeBridge program. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Marie Drake Building houses the Yaakoosgé Daakahidi High School, Montessori Borealis and the HomeBridge program. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)