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iDida Contest District Winners

  • Nipaa Ilitqusipta

    by Melanie Tikluk Length: 2:35

    Melanie Tikluk won 1st place in the 9-12 grade podcast category.  She wrote this podcast to present ideas on how the Inupiaq youth can help revitalize their language.

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  • Fighting Our Loss

    by Jonas Mackenzie Length: 2:03

    Jonas Mackenzie won 2nd place in the 9-12 grade podcast category.  This is in response to learning that many young Iñupiaq individuals are not fluent in their language.

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  • The Voice of Our Spirit

    by Charles Brower Length: 2:30

    Charles Brower won 1st place in the 6-8 grade podcast category for this piece in which he offers hope and ideas on how to revitalize the Iñupiaq culture and language.

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School Hours

  • School begins each day at 9:00 AM
    Dismissal is at 3:30 PM
    High School Dismissal is at 3:45

    Early Release on Wednesday is 2:30 PM
    High School early release is 2:35 PM

Night Rec Polar Bear Policy

  • PolarBear

    • Due to the increased bear activity, Harold Kaveolook School has implemented the following night rec procedures:
    • All students must either have a ride to and from night rec or be escorted by an adult to ensure their safety.
    • Contact numbers for the individuals providing the rides or walking with students need to be given to the school in case we need to contact them.
    • Students without completed permission slips will not be allowed to attend night rec until the proper arrangements have been made.
    • Students who show up to night rec without a completed permission slip will be driven home by the police officer until a permission slip has been turned in.
    • Permission slips have been sent home with each student.  Additional permission slips are available at the school or with Georgianna at night rec.

Weekly Newsletters

  •  March 4, 2019



    Dear Parents and Guardians,   

    I would like to begin by offering my most sincere condolences to the Brower family.  If there is anything the school can do to help at this time, please don’t hesitate to ask. 

    Saturday School proved to be a great success!  The students participated in an Iditarod Bootcamp.  They each chose a musher and did some research about that individual.  They will continue to follow their musher over the course of the race and chart their progress on a giant map.  They also researched some information about the Iditarod race and rules.  Later in the day, the students rotated through four different activities.  First, there was a read-aloud of the book The Great Serum Race, where students got to learn about the original run to get medicine to Nome. Students also completed an art activity where they made a musher marker to use to follow their musher throughout the race.  A third activity was one that focused on the Inupiat Core Value Paammaagigñiq (cooperation).  Finally, with the help of Jonathan Hursch, an educational technologist from Utqiagvik, students began using and programming small robots called Sphero Bolts.  The students had a lot of fun throughout the day and I heard several state that they wished we could have Saturday school every week.  Thank you to the parents and community for your continued support and making sure the students were in attendance.  We will have another Saturday School on April 6 to make up our second snow day.

    Mark your calendars- Spring Break is coming up on March 18 through March 22.  There will be no school on Friday, March 15 due to a site-based teacher in-service.

    Both the boys’ and girls’ Rams basketball teams arrived home safely on Sunday from the Regional tournament in Anaktuvuk Pass.  The basketball season is officially over.  Both teams represented Kaktovik very well and we are so proud of them.  Thank you very much to coaches Amanda and Ian for your dedication.  Congratulations to the boys’ team for winning the Academic Award- meaning they have the highest combined GPA!  Congratulations to seniors Dorthy Sittichinli, Larry Tikluk, and Sean Kayotuk on a great high school career.  Congratulations to the Nunamiut Amaguqs and the Lady Amaguqs on their Regional Championship title.  Best of luck at state.

    While at the regional competition, students participated in prom on Saturday evening.  The theme was Winter Wonderland.  It appears that our students had a great time.

    The end of the basketball season signals the beginning of the NYO season.  Practice will begin very soon.  Marie Kaveolook will be coaching again this year.  The state competition in Anchorage will be held April 25-27.

    The end of the third quarter is rapidly approaching on Thursday, March 14.  There will be parent-teacher conferences on Tuesday, March 26 and Wednesday, March 27.  Marie will begin working on a schedule soon for this.

    We are still missing some of the Migrant Education packets that were sent home a couple of weeks ago with the students.  Please fill these out and have your student return them to the school.  There is just one packet per household.  The school gets funding based on these, so they are very important and I appreciate your help in getting these completed and returned.  If you have any questions or need help to complete the packet, please contact the school at 640-6626.

    Congratulations to Paul and Edwin for their valiant effort in the state Battle of the Books competition that took place last Tuesday, February 26.  They did a great job and we are all very proud of them! 

    There should be swimming on Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7 for pre-k through 3rd grade and 7-8 for 4th grade and up.  Please check the Kaktovik Announcements Facebook Page for any changes. 

    There will be Community Craft Night this Wednesday.

    The Student Store will be open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 6-9.  The store will not be open if there is no night rec.

    As always, please feel free to stop by the school if you have questions, concerns, or simply to see what’s going on.




    Todd Washburn, Principal

Welcome to Harold Kaveolook School!

  • Harold Kaveolook School Pledge
    We, Kaktovikmiut, contribute to the greater good of self, family, community & culture through independence, cooperation, and responsibility.
    Harold Kaveolook School Values


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