Here’s What It Is At LKSD: Basketball, Teacher Training, Cross-Country

Sep 19, 2018

Bethel Regional High School sophomore Thomas Phelan takes first in the BRHS Cross-Country Invitational on September 8, 2018.
Credit Kaylee King / KYUK Intern

“Here’s What It Is At LKSD” is a weekly round-up of upcoming events happening across the Lower Kuskokwim School District. This week’s segment is brought to us from students in the district’s Critical Media Literacy Class.

Nelson Island School is hosting a city league basketball tournament for men and women this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. Nightmute, Tununak, and Toksook Bay will be there to play. It will be $20 per person to compete in the tournament or $2 to watch. The school’s fundraising goal is $1,200 for basketball trips. There will be cake walks and raffles in between games.

This weekend LKSD will have training for teachers new to the school district. The teachers will be flying into Bethel from the villages to take classes on classroom management and self-care. LKSD will also be hosting the site administrators from around the district on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for trainings. Site administrators will take classes on community relations, cultural responsiveness, and discuss drop-out prevention.

Also, this coming weekend is the Bethel Cross-Country Region Championship. Starting at 10:00 a.m. Bethel Regional High School will compete against Nome and Kotzebue to qualify for the state championship in Anchorage. Then, at 11:30 a.m., the LKSD village schools will race to compete for their chance at the state championship. The top five runners in both the boys’ and girls’ races will qualify.

This was Jaron, Erin, Lucille, and Gracie and that’s what it is at LKSD.

This piece was reported by Lower Kuskokwim School District Critical Media Literacy students Jaron Mute, Erin Moses, Lucille Temple, and Gracie Davis.