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!
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
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.
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.
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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