Kali School will once again be utilizing our Qavvik Pride (PBIS) rewards system. This rewards system is designed to promote Respectful, Responsible, and Cooperative behavior of all students. Through demonstrating Respectful, Responsible, and Cooperative behavior in and out of school, our students are making Kali a much more fun place to be and learn. Rewards such as an ice-cream social or throwing pie in Mr. Cole’s face are earned by students going above and beyond in demonstrating these three attributes and are recorded through the use of Qavvik Pride Reward tickets. As one of the rewards to be earned by the students is the possibility of having another carnival this spring.  Last year's carnival was a joint effort between the school staff, the Kali SAC committee, and various community members. This joint effort is invaluable in making our students education effective and fun. 

If you are interested in volunteering to help out with any of the upcoming Qavvik Pride rewards or any other activities at the school, please contact Principal Cole or your child’s teacher. Having a successful school is truly a product of everyone working together!

Let’s show PRIDE in our school
all the time…

P = positive attitude

R = respect for yourself and others

I =interact appropriately in all areas

D = doing what you know is right 

E = excellent work, try your hardest all the time


Welcome to Kali School!

Point Lay is a relatively new community located on the Western Arctic Coast of Alaska, approximately 300 miles southwest of Barrow, Alaska. Point Lay began as a small community of 2 or 3 families.  Later in 1929 – 1930 several additional families moved to Point Lay from their southern neighboring community of Point Hope. Today Point Lay is comprised of community members from several different Arctic Alaska communities.  Point Lay has been moved twice throughout the years, with the second move being a result of seasonal flooding at the mouth of the Kokolik River. In 1974 Point Lay was moved to its current location near the Air Force Distance Early Warning Station. Today the old village site of Point Lay is utilized as a summer camp.  While Point Lay is active in the hunting of Bowhead whales, the community also depends heavily on harvesting the Beluga Whale and various other subsistence activities.

The student population of Kali School, which houses K3 through 12th grade, is indicative of the demographics of the village of Point Lay as a whole. The school maintains a student population between 90 and 100 students of largely Iñupiaq Eskimo heritage. The student teacher ratio at Kali School runs approximately 9:1 and the minor ratio of the entire village as compared to adults over 18 years of age is approximately 2:1. As represented by the schools mascot, the Wolverine (Qavvik), Kali School students have a fighting spirit and are active in numerous academic and athletic events.

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District Highlights

  • Congratulations to the 2016 Barrow Special Olympics Basketball Team.

    Special Olympics athletes from across the state competed for the Fifth Annual Bethel Unified Invitational. Bethel Regional High School organized the three-on-three basketball tournament in partnership with Special Olympics Alaska. The 2016 Special Olympics Basketball team from Barrow placed 2nd out of 8 teams. We’d like to offer a big thanks to BHS teacher, Diane Seifert, for organizing this event; to ASRC for funding this trip; to our chaperones, parents, and partners who are all essential in making this a reality for these young men and women.

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  • Congratulations to Madrigal Brown, 2016 BP Teacher of Excellence!

    Mrs. Brown is a teacher at Nuiqsut Trapper School. The Alaska BP Teachers of Excellence program recognizes teachers from throughout Alaska for their dedication to teaching and for inspiring students. Since the program launched in 1995, hundreds of remarkable teachers have been recognized by their peers, students, parents and community members as BP Teachers of Excellence.

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  • Scholarships Available for NSBSD Students!

    Scholarship deadlines are quickly approaching for NSBSD graduating seniors. Scholarships for interests ranging from Nordic skiiing to culinary schools, technology, and general studies are available. Deadlines as early as March 31, 2016. Click on the link to take advantage of these opportunities!

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  • Night School for Former NSBSD Students

    Are you a former NSBSD student (19+ years old) and want to earn your high school diploma? Follow the link for more information.

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