Nome Elementary School will host two performances of Assimilation — Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m.
The school board unanimously passed a resolution observing the holiday that celebrates Native history and culture.
Nome Superintendent Shawn Arnold proposed a resolution aimed at adding the holiday to the district’s official calendar.
The school board discussed upgrades — from emergency lighting to payroll processing — at their work session last week.
For what will be the second time in the last thirteen years, the girl’s cross-country team at Nome-Beltz is heading to Anchorage this weekend for State Championships.
Fifty students gathered for a weekend of teambuilding and tackling tough issues during the annual youth leadership retreat.
Board members Brennan and Davis will not seek re-election. Nancy Mendenhall and John Tidwell will compete for Brennan’s spot, while Keith Conger runs unopposed for Davis’.
Over 700 students are enrolled in the district, but eight left Nome Schools over the summer to attend Mount Edgecumbe.
Nome students reported more positive attitudes about safety, school leadership, and student involvement in 2015.
The JROTC program will continue after a donation from Sitnasuak. Meanwhile, Superintendent Shawn Arnold may be deployed next summer.