Tag Archives: Kodiak Island Borough School District

High school orchestra program holds first fundraising effort

Director of orchestras for the Kodiak Island Borough School District, Walter Muelling, speaks to high school musicians. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The High School Orchestra program is at the beginning of a fundraising effort for a 10-day trip to Wisconsin. There, they’ll attend a Chicago Symphony Orchestra performance, play with other student musicians, and meet with ... Read More »

School district looks at decreasing cost for classroom technology

Kodiak school board. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District is trying to reduce the amount of money it spends on the renewal and replacement of classroom devices. That’s according to computer technician Walter Barnes, who presented to the board of education at its work session Monday night. He said the past purchases ... Read More »

School districts sets science standards and curriculum

Science teachers and school district staff talk about science standards and curriculum. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A panel of science teachers spoke with the Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education at the board’s regular meeting last night. They discussed a new approach to guiding students through science education. District curriculum coordinator Ashlee Copper said ... Read More »

Kodiak Island Borough School District updates handbooks, educational standards

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District is working on creating consistency in all its schools. It’s in the process of reviewing its student handbook. Superintendent Larry LeDoux said at a recent school board meeting that they want borough schools to be able to refer to one document. He said the school district hasn’t updated its handbook for a ... Read More »

School district looks over possible budget issues for fiscal year 2019

Checkbook. (Photo by Jridgewayphotography / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District is looking at a budget shortfall for fiscal year 2019. The district business manager presented a preliminary FY19 budget to the school board at its regular meeting Monday night. School district superintendent Larry LeDoux said it’s rare for the school board to review the budget this ... Read More »

Local students get to snack on fresh fruit because of a federal program

An assortment of fruits and vegetables. (Photo courtesy of Honolulu Media/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District provides a variety of healthy snacks to some of its students through the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Like: “Bananas, or apples, or oranges, or pears, or grapes, or cherries, or strawberries, we’ve had snap peas before.” Leon Wallace, the district’s ... Read More »

Parents Turnout to Talk About How Kodiak Students Are Graded

Homework (Photo by Bertram Nudelbach/flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District held a public forum last night to hear if parents want to change the way some students are graded. Melissa Haffeman, the principal of Kodiak Middle School helped moderate the discussion. She says, 6th through 12th grade students are currently assessed on a 0 to 4 scale ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: First Week of School

On today’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches invites members of the Kodiak Island Borough School district administration onto the show to speak about the first few days of the school year. Kodiak High School Principal Mel LeVan, Middle School Principal Melissa Haffeman, and AKTEACH Principal / Director Nicole Fuerst join. Read More »

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