As West Anchorage High School students walked down the aisle Wednesday of the Sullivan Arena, they filed into their seats, waiting patiently for diplomas they had worked for the last four years to receive. For 17 of the students, they…
Jack Pellerin, 14, is one of the first voices the students at Anchorage’s Bartlett High School hear in the morning. Each day at 7:30, Pellerin serves as the school’s resident weather reporter, letting all the students know what they should be expecting in the skies over Anchorage.
Galindo is one of three Flying University alums who graduated this month with a four-year degree from the University of Alaska Southeast. Former inmate Nathan Block and Thomas Spitzfaden, a regular student who took classes in Lemon Creek Correctional Center with the inmates, also graduated with bachelor’s degrees.
It is hoped that raising the Raven totem pole will pay respect to the grievances of the past, restore the T’aak̲u K̲wáan’s ancestral connection to the land, and signal their desire to heal and move forward, culture intact.
Amid uncertainty over state funding, the Anchorage School District is preparing to lay off hundreds of teachers. The district’s chief human resources officer Todd Hess said 200 non-tenured teachers will be notified by the end of the school year.