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Families explore the petting zoo at the Fun on the Farm event at the fairgrounds, on Saturday, Oct. 12. (Nicole Klauss photo) FFA holds annual Fun on the Farm event by Nicole_Klauss
Oct 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
On Saturday, Kodiak High School FFA hosted the seventh annual Fun on the Farm event at the Kodiak Fairgrounds. When FFA started the family-friendly event seven years ago, it was a small gathering with hamburgers and a few activities. The event has since expanded to include other student organizat...
(Photo courtesy of Joe Krause) by Nicole_Klauss
Oct 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
"Larsen Bay Elementary teacher Joe Krause has been working with his K-4 students on science concepts. Boneyard Beach, in Larsen Bay, was a perfect location to teach about erosion.  The students damned up a small creek, diverted the water, and created a separate stream.  They shored up the walls t...
Kodiak Middle School teacher Robin Mullican stands in her classroom, on Tuesday, Oct. 15. (Nicole Klauss photo) Teacher Spotlight: From zookeeper to teacher by Nicole_Klauss
Oct 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
When Kodiak Middle School teacher Robin Mullican graduated with her undergraduate degree, she planned to be a zookeeper. Her career path changed after her position at the Oregon Zoo opened her eyes to teaching. Mullican graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Alaska i...
Angus Bruce, left, and Isaiah Roque serve themselves from the new salad bar at Main Elementary, on Oct. 2. (Nicole Klauss photo) New salad bar at Main encourages kids to make healthy choices by Nicole_Klauss
Oct 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
  When Main Elementary School students line up for lunch, they now have one more healthy option on the menu with the addition of a new salad bar to the school’s lunch program. The salad bar pilot program, dreamed up by Kodiak Island Borough School District accountant Alvin Arboleda, will give ele...
Freya Lhotka stands in her classroom on Oct. 4. (Nicole Klauss photo) Teacher Spotlight: Teaching students to love reading and science by Nicole_Klauss
Oct 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Freya Lhotka’s goal as a teacher at Kodiak Middle School is to get students excited about the subjects they’re learning. Lhotka is originally from Kodiak, but completed her undergraduate work at Washington’s Evergreen State College where she earned a five-year dual Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor o...
Gabriel Nummer gives his speech on Sept. 20. (Nicole Klauss photo) KMS elects new student council by Nicole_Klauss
Oct 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Some promised more activities, others promised to make change, but in the end, the one who promised to listen to the other students was elected as Kodiak Middle School student council president. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, Gabriel Nummer was voted in as the Kodiak Middle School student council presiden...
Anthony Cavan sits on top of a track burner in the welding classroom at Kodiak High School, on Sept. 26. (Nicole Klauss photo) Teacher Spotlight: Teaching real-world skills in welding class by Nicole_Klauss
Sep 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Anthony Cavan works every day to prepare students at Kodiak High School for life after graduation by teaching them skills they can use to obtain employment. Cavan, the high school welding teacher, has worked for the Kodiak Island Borough School District for going on 14 years. He holds a bachelor’...
St. Mary's offers new Spanish Language Academy in Kodiak by Nicole_Klauss
Sep 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Students in fourth to eighth grade now have an opportunity to learn Spanish through an after school program offered by St. Mary’s Catholic School. Starting Oct. 8, St. Mary’s School will begin hosting a twice a week after school Spanish Language Academy for students in fourth to eighth grades. St...
Michael Oakes, of the Live Oakes Educational Theater, tells an Edgar Allan Poe story to students at East Elementary, on Sept. 26. (Nicole Klauss photo) Educational actor brings Edgar Allan Poe to schools by Nicole_Klauss
Sep 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Students at East Elementary helped “Edgar Allan Poe” solve a mystery on Thursday. Fourth- and fifth-graders gathered in the East Elementary gym to listen to Michael Oakes, an “edutainer” (education entertainer), tell stories of Edgar Allan Poe. Students helped Oakes, who was acting as Poe, solve ...
Marilyn Kreta holds up a jar of student-made fireweed honey on Thursday, Sept. 12. (Nicole Klauss photo) Teacher Spotlight: Teaching kids about Kodiak with hands-on activities by Nicole_Klauss
Sep 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Longtime Kodiak resident Marilyn Kreta has been teaching students at North Star School for 11 years. Kreta started her career with the Kodiak Island Borough School District 24 years ago as a full-time aide. She then became a secretary and went back to school to earn her teaching degree. She gradu...
Bonnie Dillard stands in her art classroom. (Nicole Klauss photo) Teacher Spotlight: Connecting students to the world through art by Nicole_Klauss
Sep 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Bonnie Dillard has been teaching art to students in Kodiak for nearly two decades. She started working for the Kodiak Island Borough School District 25 years ago as a substitute, and then became the art teacher at Kodiak High School where she has taught for the last 19 years. Bonnie Dillard sat d...
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