For the first time ever, a Nome-Beltz graduate — Elizabeth Korenek-Johnson — will serve as principal of Nome Elementary School. “Mrs. K-J” starts her new position this fall.
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.
The school board has also approved a new literacy program for Nome Elementary and new social studies textbooks for Nome-Beltz Jr/Sr High.
The Nome Police Department has been notified of the missing five-foot tall trees, which were brought from Council and planted at the school in the last 10 years.
Superintendent Shawn Arnold announced the district may adopt an innovative calendar at the junior and senior high, starting next school year.
Ayla Knodel took first place in the annual contest that has Alaska students create artwork for the commemorative button sold along the trail.
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 district provided flashing reflector keychains to students as part of its safety campaign. Next summer, a new crosswalk will be installed.
Nome Superintendent Shawn Arnold proposed a resolution aimed at adding the holiday to the district’s official calendar.