January 17, 2015, 55 of Alaska's top FIRST LEGO League teams competed at the Alaska Robot Rendezvous Invitational.
The Rural Alaska Honors Institute is accepting applications for the 2015 summer program. Rural and Alaska Native high school juniors and seniors are invited to apply for the six-week program. Application deadline is March 1, 2015
The Alaska Center for the Book encourages students and writers of all ages to submit their best writing in the Annual Creative Writing Contest sponsored by the University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Dispatch News. The deadline is February 10, 2015.
State and NSBSD educational standards rigorously monitor the daily academic progress of our students. Efforts to improve reading, writing and math proficiency levels are top priorities in the daily routine of students and teachers alike. Monitoring systems are designed to identify skills that need improvement and intervention activities are applied to raise proficiency levels. Instruction is being enhanced by the “Understanding By Design “ system of lesson development, which is built on essential questions and understandings derived from student background knowledge and Alaska academic standards. Of utmost importance, the Inupiat Language Initiative, or ILF, will incorporate Inupiat values and local background knowledge to make learning relevant and applicable to the North Slope.
Our collaborative goals are that attendance rates, academic rigor and increasing parental/cultural involvement and support of education will continue to improve. We look forward to working with parents in partnership, so students have a solid academic and vocational foundation for a successful future.