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Ayaprun Elitnaurvik Principal Zachary Bastoky stands at the school’s current location in the Kipusvik Center next to the floor plans proposed new school building, December 7, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Last week architects from ECI, the firm working on the design for new Ayaprun Elitnaurvik building, presented their plans to the Lower Kuskokwim School District Board and to parents and staff. KYUK’s Education reporter Christine Trudeau met up with Ayaprun Principal Zachary Bastoky at the school’s current location in the Kipusvik Center across from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation. Bastoky also mentioned that the architects took sound recordings of the students' dance performances last week to inform their choice of materials for the walls of the new building to ensure proper acoustics.


From left to right: Kwigilingok junior Brea Paul, Bethel Regional High School senior Caitlyn Twito, and Tuntutuliak junior Katya John use their new stethoscopes to listen to the lungs of a health training mannequin.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

More and more programs have sprung up locally to familiarize students with trades and professions in the hopes of getting more Alaska Natives employed. That’s what the University of Alaska Anchorage did 20 years ago for Alaska Native nurses. The program is called RRANN: Recruiting and Retaining Alaska Natives into Nursing. Over the weekend, RRANN held a camp in Bethel for high schoolers to show them how they, too, can enter the field.


Bethel Regional High School juniors Marc Adlaon (left) and Hunter Carter (right) host the first episode of "News from LKSD," a weekly update of what's happening across the Lower Kuskokwim School District.
Patrick Williams / LKSD

With 22 schools, there’s always a lot happening across the Lower Kuskokwim School District. To find out the latest, KYUK is partnering with Bethel Regional High School to bring you a new, weekly segment called “News from LKSD.” Here with the first episode are high school juniors Hunter Carter and Marc Adlaon.


Dean Swope / KYUK

Several students have been caught selling marijuana edibles at Bethel Regional High School. The incidents took place this past September to early October. Parents contacted the Lower Kuskokwim School District staff with suspicions that their children might be involved.  

 


On Friday December 1, 2017, Felix Albert of Tununak was selected to fill Seat A on the Lower Kuskokwim School District Board.
Courtesy of the Lower Kuskokwim School District

Felix Albert of Tununak has been selected to fill Seat A on the Lower Kuskokwim School District Board. The nomination and vote came swiftly from the Board, with no other applicants in the running. Albert joined the other eight board members via video conference for their December meeting on Friday and Saturday this past week.

 

Bethel Regional High School Junior Marc Adlaon of Bethel is the new Student Representative to the Lower Kuskokwim School District Board. He is pictured here at his first board meeting on December 1, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The Lower Kuskokwim School District has appointed Marc Adlaon of Bethel to be the new Student Representative to the School Board. A junior at Bethel Regional High School, he’s eager to take on the challenge of representing his fellow members of the LKSD student body.

Twenty-nine middle school students from the Lower Kuskokwim and St. Mary’s City School Districts participated in a 12-day series of hands-on science and math activities at UAA in November.
Courtesy of the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program

In November, the University of Alaska’s ANSEP (Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program) facility hosted a total of 29 students from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. And now through next week, ANSEP will work with another batch of Y-K Delta students in a career program aimed at the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.


   

Open Call For Appointments To LKSD Board Seat Opening

Nov 20, 2017
Lower Kuskokwim School District has an open board seat that it is looking to fill by the December 1 Board meeting.
Courtesy of the Lower Kuskokwim School District

The Lower Kuskokwim School District has an open board seat that it is looking to fill by the December 1 Board meeting.

New School Bus Stop Location In Kasayuli Subdivision

Nov 13, 2017

To catch the bus to school tomorrow, students in Kasayuli subdivision need to be at a new bus stop location by 7:55 a.m. Starting Tuesday, November 14, students will be picked up and dropped off at 5700 Neqleq St. The new pick up time is 7:55 a.m., with a drop-off time scheduled 2 minutes later than usual. Lower Kuskokwim School District administrators say that the change is due to safety concerns with the previous location and to “ensure our younger students would get a seat” on the bus.

 

No School Friday For Most Bethel Schools

Nov 9, 2017
On Friday, November 10, there will be no school for most of Bethel’s students due to teacher in-services.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

On Friday, November 10, there will be no school for most of Bethel’s students due to teacher in-services. Schools closed in Bethel include Mikelnguut Elitnaurviat, Ayaprun Elitnaurvik, Gladys Jung Elementary, Bethel Regional High School, and Lower Kuskokwim School District Preschools.

 

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