Kax̱dig̱oowu Héen refers to a part of the Mendenhall River. And could soon be used to refer to the elementary school that sits on its banks in Juneau’s Mendenhall Valley.
Most students who attend public elementary schools in Alaska spend their days learning indoors, but one Juneau teacher is making sure his students have at least a little time with Mother Nature.
Thunder Mountain High School went into lockdown for about 30 minutes this afternoon.
The program’s Acceleration Academy allows students to earn both a high school diploma and a bachelor’s degree in five years.
Police are investigating. After KTOO contacted the Anti-Defamation League for comment, the organization said it would reach out to Dzántik’i Héeni to offer support.
The new policy is linked to Juneau’s community level and to CDC guidelines. If Juneau is at a medium or low risk level, masks will be optional.
The bills would partially make up for long-standing issues with Alaska’s Base Student Allocation. That’s the per-student state funding that goes to schools.
The Juneau School District has chosen Shawn Arnold to be the next principal of Thunder Mountain High School. KTOO’s Bridget Dowd sat down with him to find out what he plans to accomplish.
In January, Juneau’s Riverbend Elementary School was temporarily relocated. Students and staff are back in the old building now, but it’s not the same.
Shawn Arnold is the current Director of Student Services for the school district. In that role, he manages the district’s Special Education Program as well as counseling and student activities.