Despite the winter storm, Nome’s City Council gathered for their monthly meeting on Monday — and passed a resolution to formerly change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
The school board unanimously passed a resolution observing the holiday that celebrates Native history and culture.
The district provided flashing reflector keychains to students as part of its safety campaign. Next summer, a new crosswalk will be installed.
The school board swore in new members and resolved to fight a bill that could shut down two Nome schools.
Hear our October 8th discussion on education, ranging from the importance of student confidence and family involvement to the value of culturally relevant curricula.
Throughout the early-20th century, many in Nome frequented the Dream Theater for entertainment. But it was also the site of a historic event when a 15-year-old Alaska Native girl stood up against the segregated seating policy. Listen here to the full story.
Educator Cultural Camp taught teachers berry picking, fishing, and the importance of culturally relevant curriculum.
Nome Public Schools is again hoping a donation of of $150,000 from Sitnasuak Native Corporation will fund JROTC; if that doesn’t happen, the district may be forced to eliminate the program.
Gast says this decision was a difficult one, but due to family matters he will move back home to Texas to be with his children at the end of the semester. The last day of his contract is December 31.
The Nome School Board debated the need for a new technology position, as workloads become unmanageable servicing new systems and equipment.