KNOM Radio Mission took home three awards and shared credit on a fourth at this weekend’s annual gathering of the Alaska Press Club.
KNOM listeners are learning the Alaska Native language of Inupiaq, one phrase at a time, thanks to Nome elementary teachers Annie Conger and Josie Bourdon and producer Lauren Frost.
Middle school students Payton Commack and Lauryn Jones traveled to the University of Alaska Anchorage campus to meet with 100 students from 16 other Alaskan schools.
The school board also approved the purchase of a new vehicle for the Nome Elementary School and a technology upgrade for the entire district.
The club won’t certify students with pilot licenses, but it will give them basic skills and knowledge, according to science teacher Dave Padvorac.
On Friday, the students of Anvil City Science Academy will perform condensed versions of three Shakespearean plays.
The school board has also approved a new literacy program for Nome Elementary and new social studies textbooks for Nome-Beltz Jr/Sr High.
In the fall, Nicholai will start at the University of Alaska Anchorage. His goal is to teach Yup’ik language and culture in rural Alaska.
The Board of Education for the Bering Strait School District made the decisions Tuesday at a regular meeting in Teller.
On the April 28th episode of Exchange, in-studio guest Kaley Slingsby joined us for a discussion on social-emotional learning.