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Longtime Kodiak artist and educator recognized with statewide award


After 20 years of teaching art to Kodiak’s school children, Bonnie Dillard retired in 2015, but she said she hasn’t totally stepped away from education. “I’m still teaching young kids, I do homeschool art and I do artist-in-residence with the villages,” said Dillard. “I love running into my old students around town.” She’s one of four Arts Champions honored by …

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KIBSD Assistant Superintendent to Receive Governor’s Award

Marilyn Davidson. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT One of the major players in how arts education looks in the Kodiak Island Borough School District just learned that she’ll receive a Governor’s Award for her work. The award recognizes individuals and organizations who have been influential to arts and humanities in Alaska, and there are a total of eight recipients, …

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Kodiak Island Borough School District is Now Accredited

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District just gained accreditation. Kim Hanisch, director of instruction with the school district, says members of the non-profit organization AdvancED visited Kodiak to do an analysis. “Three of the six people had to be from a state outside of our own, so three came up from the Lower 48 to give a true …

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McDonald Gives School District One-Year Departure Notice

Stewart McDonald One year from now the Kodiak Island Borough School Board and district staff likely will be preparing a going away party. The recipient? Departing Superintendent Stewart McDonald. McDonald gave the school board one-year notice at its meeting this week. His last day will be the end of June – 2017. In his letter, McDonald said he wanted to …

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Art for Swimming Pool Approved by School Board


Jay Barrett/KMXT Work from two local artists will soon grace the new Kodiak swimming pool. At last night’s meeting work was approved by the school board. Superintendent Stuart McDonald introduced the pieces, saying he was very pleased to present them. The work is funded through the state of Alaska’s One Percent for Art program, which requires state-funded projects to set …

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