Kali School students lite the community of fire! On September 23rd the community of Point Lay celebrated the Respectful, Responsible, and Coopration of their stuidents. As selected by the student body, Kali School with the assistance of the NSB Mayor's office sponsored a bonfire where students and community members alike were treated to roasted hotdogs, fruit, marshmallows and s'mores. In addition all had a great time playing ball and laughing about all the fun times at Kali School. Students earn rewards such as this bonfire for each 100 "Qavvik Pride" tickets earned. Reward tickets are earned for demonstrating Respectful, Responsible, and Cooperative behavior above and beyond the norm.
To nominate an exemplary CTE scholar from your district for consideration at the federal level, the following application packet must be received by the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development no later than October 9 at 4 p.m.
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 not as active in the hunting of Bowhead whales as Barrow or Point Hope, the community 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 85 and 95 students of largely Iñupiaq Eskimo heritage. Student teacher ratio at Kali School run 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.