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2007 ASTE Conference

Written by Hazel Freytag Friday, 09 February 2007 The 2007 ASTE conference is at the end of February, and one of the events there is the unveiling of the winners of this year's iDidamovie. There are three categories for iDidamovie: Teach me something, where you make an instructional or how-to movie, Make Me Laugh, where you create a funny, comedy movie, or a cultural/enviromental movie. And different levels for Elementary, Middle School, High School, and Adult/University. The movies can only be created my Alaskan educators or students, and should be submitted in Quicktime format on a CD-ROM. They should all be qualified as a"g" rated movie, so make something children could watch. The deadline is 5:00 p.m. on February 10th, 2007. You can win a bunch of awesome prizes, like 6 round trip tickets to Hawaii for first place, a really cool Canon camera for 2nd, and an iSight camera if you get thinrd. If you compete, you will be judged for five different things, including quality, involvement, iand impact. FIf you are interested in creating an iDidamovie, you can check out the ASTE website at aste.org. You'll see a link to iDidaproject, where it will have information on the iDidamovie, ,different forms to fill out for it, and the iDida photo competioton. Good luck to all the competitors!

AEC Election

From SBTWiki

This week there were Advisory Educational Committee or AEC elections across the district. Here in Unalakleet, Rose Towarak, Michelle Harvey, and Middy Johnson are currently serving on the five member council and are seeking re-election. Joining them in the race is Karl Erickson and Ann Ivanoff. Votes were cast on Tuesday, October 3rd and the winners were Karl Erickson, Middy Johnson, and Michelle Harvey will be joining Davida Hanson and Anna Pehle as Representatives for Unalakleet. The New Committee met for the first time on October 3, 2006 at 6 PM in the Library of Unalakleet school, where they swore in the newly elected members.

ASTE 2006

From SBTWiki

From February 25th through March 1, the 26th annual ASTE, or Alaska Society for Technology in Education conference was held at the Captain Cook, in Downtown Anchorage. There, the winners for the iDidaMovie and iDidaPhoto contests were announced, and educators and administrators from all over the state went to sessions where they learned new things about technology. The new addition to ASTE this year, iDidaPhoto, is a contest where Alaskans enter photos in different categories such as student life and enviroment and nature. Jason Currier from our district was one of the winning people. Here is one of the clips that won the contest.

ASTE iDitaMovie Contest

From SBTWiki

Every student in the District has a chance to enter this year's iDitaMovie content, and win things like a round trip to Hawaii, a video camera, and a web camera! ASTE is proud to be holding this contest.

The iDidaMovie project is a contest where people create their own iMovie in these three categories:

Teach Me Something, where you make an instructional or how-to movie, for example, teach someone how to make nachos or fix a snow machine.

Make Me Laugh, like a funny video about something.

Or a cultural and environmental movie, maybe about service learning or career development.

There are four levels:

Elementary which is around 6-10 or 11, Middle School 11 or 12 through 13 or 14, High School which is 14-18, and University or Adult, anyone older than 18.

You can enter however many movies you would like, but movies can only be submitted once. They must be submitted on cross-platform CD-ROM and QuickTime format. Only one movie per CD.

All movies must be created by Alaskan educators and/or students.

Your movie must be school appropriate, so shoot for a G rating.

All movies must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., February 10, 2006. Release forms for everyone in your movie must be submitted with the movie entry. For other rules, go to

http://www.aste.org/index.cfm/1,51,125,html.

To enter, send your movie to: ASTE iDidaMovie Chair C/o Robin Johnson P.O. Box 1002 Nome, AK 99762

The student broadcasting team and ASTE board are encouraging you to enter.


I'm planning to interview someone who won one of the prizes last year or someone who is planning to enter.

Alaska Gas Pipeline

From SBTWiki

On May 10th, the State of Alaska released the draft Alaska Gas Pipeline Project economic contract between the State and the North Slope producers. When it's completed, it is expected that this project will produce approximately four billion cubic feet of gas per day from Prudhoe Bay, Point Thomson and other western North Slope places. In addition to supplying a good source of clean-burning fuel for America, Alaska North Slope gas pipeline will provide jobs, financial benefits, and government incomes.

Alaska Natives speak against global warming

From SBTWiki

Okay, this is just my IDEA....

Melting ice has prevented many Alaskan natives from going seal hunting, as they have done for years. It is scientifically proven that glaciers are melting all over the globe. Here in Unalakleet, there is already dirt and grass that is visible. What will happen in maybe 10-20 years, if global warming is still going as drastically as right now?


And I'll be adding more, after I do some research. I might interview someone, but I still have to think who and what questions to ask.


-Mia

Almost a Tsanami

From SBTWiki

Late last Saturday night, off the east coast of Russia's Kuril islands, a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck. A tsunami warning was issued for the entire Alaskan Coastline, including here in the Bering Strait Region. The tsunami was reported to strike Unalakleet at 11:00 a.m on Sunday January 17, 2007. But after reports from the Aleutian Islands and the Japanese Islands of smaller than expected waves, the warning was canceled, and no larger than normal waves were reported anywhere.

August 31, 2006 Script

From SBTWiki

Chara: Hello and welcome to the first Bering Strait Student News Broadcast. My name is Chara Blatchford.

Mia: And I'm Mia Concilus. Welcome back to school, and hope everybody's summers were great!

Chara: I know my summer was great. Our first story this year is about the fishing derby that took place is Unalakleet. Last Tuesday Northern Air Cargo held a fishing derby in 2 categories. The adults category and the 15 and under category. The person who caught the biggest fish would win 500 free pounds of freght from Northern Air Cargo. Jolene Katchatag and Tim Ryan tied with 2 11.4 pound fish.

Mia: Congratulations to Jolene and Tim. Well, it's Cross Country season again! This years Cross Country Running season started August 2nd. The first competition will be in Nome on September 8th. The average race is 5k which is 3.1 miles. 12 BSSD schools have cross country running teams this year. The regional competition will be held in Unlakleet on September 23. Good luck this year to all the competitors!! Jonisha Wilson interviewed the Unalakleet team's Coach, Perry Corisetti. Let's take a look.

Good luck to all our runners. Now, let's go to the weather with Laurel Ketchatag.

Chara: As you might now, the Alaska Governor Elections are coming up. There have already been primary elections for both the Republicans and the Democrats. How are these elections affecting the Bering Strait School District? Well, whoever is elected governor can elect a Commisioner of Education, and that person has control over our district's funding, and other education-related things. Sarah Palin is now in the lead for the Republican side, and Tony Knowles is in the lead for the Democrats. Knowles came in the lead with 74% and Sarah Palin was leading for the Republicans with 51%. Now, Palin will have to face Knowles, who is a former two-term governor.

Mia: I hope that each of them does well in the elections. There is a new assistant principal here in Unalakleet schools, and Laurel Katchatag interviewed Mr. Johnson. Let's see what she found out.

Aurora Alive

From SBTWiki

On April 19th, the sixth grade class in Unalakleet took a field trip to Fairbanks. The Aurora Alive Geophsical Institute chose about 30 students to go on campus of the UAF collage and learn about the Aurora and ways the scientists study it. The Aurora Alive is a science program to teach schools in rural Alaska about the the northern lights. The class left on the 19th and came back on the 21st. Once in Fairbanks, they had time to go shopping, go to McDonalds, see a movie and spend time in their hotel room. The next day, they learned about rockets and even built their own rockets and shot them out into the sky! On Friday, the last day, the students went to Poker Flats and learned more about rockets and lazers. Then, about noon, the Unalakleet students boarded the plane back to Unalakleet.

Bird Flu Precautions

From SBTWiki

Be prepared, not scared, to hunt wild game this season. The H5N1 strain of the avian influenza has not been found in any wild game anywhere in the Americas. Hunters are encouraged to keep hunting, but employ these safety precautions:

- Don’t handle birds that appear sick or you find dead

- Use rubber gloves when cleaning birds and collecting eggs

- Don’t eat, drink, or smoke while cleaning birds; keep your hands away from your face and mouth

- Wash your hands with soap and water, or use alcohol wipes or gel, after cleaning birds

- Clean all tools and surfaces immediately; use hot soapy water first, then disinfect with a mix of 1 part bleach to 10 parts water

- Keep dead birds cool, clean, and dry and wash eggs

- Cook birds thoroughly until there’s no pink meat and juices run clear

Blogs

From SBTWiki

When did you start using blogging in the classroom?

How are you using blogs as a teaching method?

Is it effective?

Do you think the kids prefer blogging to more traditional ways of getting feedback?

How does blogging save you time?

(being asked to Mrs. T. and Jones)

Now-a-days, blogs are being used as a teaching tool. Two teachers from Unalakleet Schools have been known to use them in their classrooms. Blogs can be used to get feedback from students instead of having to take the time to meet with them, thus saving the teacher much needed time. Jennie interviewed Carrie Jones on how she uses blogs in her classroom.

Boy Scouts/ Girl Scouts

From SBTWiki

There is a Boy Scouts this year in our District. They are having it this year in Unalakleet. The leader of the Boy Scouts is Catherine Bang.She will not be in Unalakleet until Friday the 29th. Catherine goes around the District doing activeties with boy scouts.

Bush Brawl Tournament Schedule

From SBTWiki

There is a High School Bush Brawl that is taking place at Kotzebue. The teams who are going are Belthel, Unalakleet, Nome, Galena, Noorvik, Selawik, buck, and the home town Kotzebue. The Bush Brawl is the only tournament above the Artic Circle. This year we have 25 participating teams consisting of High School,Middle School and Elementary Wretlers,a total of 275. This Friday at 5:00pm is the first round of the championshipand the second round is at 8:00pm. Saturday the 18th of november starts at 9:00am for the first round consoation all mats. At 10:00am for the second championshipfor the Semi-finels & 2nd round consolation. The break is at 1:00-1:30pm and the game will start at 2:00. When the game starts at 2:00pm is the final quarter of the consoation. At 4:00pm also is the final quarter of Semi of the game. The third place match will start at 5:30 at night in the gym. Folling the Third place match the gym will have to be cleared for the championship round to set up. At 7:00pm the Parade of the Athletes will start. At 7:30pm the high school championship final mat 1 and Elementary/ Middlie school final mat 2.

Cheerleading Questions

From SBTWiki

1] How long have you been Cheerleading? 2] What is the best thing you like about it? 3] Why did you join Cheerleading instead of Wrestling? 4] Do you plan on being in Cheerleading next year? 5] Are you ever nervous before a wrestling match? 6] How do you prepare yourself before you do a dance routine?

Cheerleding

From SBTWiki

Hello my name is Jonisha Wilson and I am here with the bssd brodcasting team.

Kyra, How long have you been in Cheerleding?

I understand that last years coach Ms. Jones will not be returning this year. Who will be the coach this year?


Who is the captin for this years team?


How do you think the wolfpack will do in this years chearleading tournament?

When is the team going to start practice?

Well thank you for your time,bye

City Beautification

From SBTWiki

This past week, volunteering students from Mrs. Snyder's Writing classes participated in a cleanup job on one of Unalakeet's storage units, which had been markered over with graffiti and had been worn down over the years. The small team of students, lead by Mrs. Snyder, painted a mural covering up the graffiti. Thanks to Mrs. Snyder and her volunteers for making our town a little better.

Commissioner/Dr. Davis questions

From SBTWiki

Commisioner of Education Interview Questions:

What is your interpretation of Moore v. the State of Alaska?

How is the court case going to effect my school if the State of Alaska wins? If the plaintiffs win?

I have even noticed in my time in Alaskan schools the decrease in the services we no longer have, such as music programs, counseling, foreign languages, not to mention extracurricular activities that are being cut to maintain costs to keep facilities open and to provide student travel. How are schools supposed to address these issues with the limited budget that the state provides?

One of the reasons students aren't as motivated to come to school is the lack of services offered. What is your solution to the high rate of high school drop outs?

You have stated that Educational funding is an issue for the state officials to decide, not the courts. Educational funding has been left up to state officials for decades, but Alaska schools are still having funding issues. Wouldn't that lead you to believe that what we are doing now isn't working and we need to go to different sources to get our schools in a position where they can provide adequate education for all their students? (If no, can you tell us your reasoning behind that statement?)

There was also an increase in the teacher retirement and benefits system, how much of the $90 million that the legislature had approved for Alaska schools actually made it into the classrooms?

You've also stated in a previous statement that If more money meant higher-achieving kids, then the North Slope School District would be at the genius level. What do you mean by that comment?


John Davis Interview:

What is your interpretation of the Moore v. the State of Alaska lawsuit?

(You state in an email sent out to BSSD staff that students aren't getting an adequate education. What is the definition of "adequate" in this situation?)

Could you tell us some background on why BSSD thought it was necessary to bring this issue to trial?

How do you feel the court case is going so far?

How is Moore vs. the State of Alaska going to effect my school if the State of Alaska wins? If the plaintiffs win?

What do you think the defense's plan is?

What are the plaintiffs intending on doing to counter this plan?

Cross Country Running

From SBTWiki

This years Cross Country Running season started August 2nd. The first competition will be in Nome on September 8th. The average race is 5k which is 3.1 miles. 12 BSSD schools have cross country running teams this year. The regional competition will be held in Unlakleet on September 23. Good luck this year to all the competters!!

DART

From SBTWiki

Dr. Davis Interview-

How did the Bering Strait School District create DART?

Is the Bering Strait School District going to share DART with other districts?

How do you think DART will effect the Bering Strait School District's image?


Mr. Johnson Interview-

What exactly is DART?

(more questions from that)

Which departments and people worked to create DART?

How does the interaction with DART differ between administrators, students, and staff?


Mr. Jacobson Interview-

What is DART?

How can you access DART?

What systems does DART work on?

How did the Bering Strait School District Create DART?

Diomede Visitors

From SBTWiki

Alfonso, Jose, Daniel came to Diomede, Alaska unexpectedly. The three filmmakers from Spain, arrived in Diomede on Thursday January 25th. They’re documenting how people live around the world.

They came to Diomede because they, “heard it was one of the most authentic place[s], to see the way of life of Eskimos. ” They also said there were strong traditions and they were looking for an isolated place. They weren’t able to do much filming due to the weather, but some diomeders were interviewed and shared traditional foods. “We couldn’t see a polar bear. But we ate one. It’s a good deal, ” Said Daniel.

More information on the trio (all in Spanish) can be found at http://www.muchoviaje.com/expedicion/.

Dr. Davis's interview

From SBTWiki

What is the process that the district goes through to hire a new superintendent?

How many candidates are there currently?

What are some of the qualities you are looking for?

What are the school districts weaknesses that the new superintendent will continue to focus on?

Will you be on contract next year at all to help the transition to a new superintendent more smoothly?

Easter Sled Dog Race

From SBTWiki

HI my name is Jonisha Wilson i am from the student news broadcsting team I am here with Middy Johnson a local dog musher.

Did you race the anual Easter sled dog race when you were little? How did you feel?

How long has the easter sled dog race been going on?

Do the people bring there own dogs and sleds to the race?

If someone wanted to race, but didn't have their own dogs, could they still race?

What events took place last weekend?

who supplyed the prize money?

Thank you for your time.

Elim Artist In The School

From SBTWiki

Here are the questions my sixth grade students have come up with to ask the Artist in the school in the interview. We will have the interview on Friday, May 4th.


Moses, how is your Eskimo name pronounced? And what does it mean? Moses, were you born in a city or a village? We know you graduated from Mt. Edgecumbe in 1966. Which other schools did you attend before that? How did you get started in making arts and crafts? What types of materials do you use when you carve? Which Universities have you attended? What kind of arts and crafts do you enjoy making? Can you briefly tell us about your dance group? It sounds like fun working on a Cruise Ship. What do you do on the cruise ships? What other area of the world have you sold your crafts beside the United States? Could tell us about some of the projects you have been working on with the students here in Elim? What would a student have to do to become a carver to make money?

End of Quarter/Inservice

From SBTWiki

The end of the first quarter of the 2006 school year ended Friday, October 20th. Parent Teacher Conferences will be tonight from 6:30 to 8:30. The Bering Strait School District Staff held their annual end of first quarter inservice last week. This was the last time the whole staff from BSSD would be together with Dr. Davis. The Student Broadcasting Team made an inspirational movie about Dr. Davis, and it was shown on Thursday in the Unalakleet gym. We did interviews, and put everything together to make a quality movie. It was greatly appreciated by Dr. Davis, and took a lot of work.

FTC Induction

From SBTWiki

Last Friday, Mrs. Towarak and members of Unalakleet's Future Teacher's Club held an induction for the Future Teacher members, parents, and teachers they were helping. Pizza, salad, and ice cream were served and the president and vice president of the club, Joanne and Becky, presented a powerpoint about what the FTC has been doing this year and what they intend on doing. There were pictures and information included in it, like what the Future Teachers do when they go to Anchorage, what they do to help out teachers or students, and more. After the Powerpoint, members of this club said a pledge. Then, they ate. After eating, they took group pictures, then talked more about plans. After that, the induction was over. It was a fun and social event.

Fall Blast

From SBTWiki

This years Fall Blast, a retreat for high school students (9-12) 0from all around the district come together for a weekend of fun. This years will be in Elim, during October 20-22. Also this year will be a Junior High Fall Blast, for students in grades 6-8, located in White Mountain, November 2-4. Applications for these retreats can be found either at the local school or youth leader.

February 15 Script

From SBTWiki

Mia:Hello, and welcome to the Bering Strait School District Student news broadcast. This is Mia Concilus.


Cassy:And I'm Cassandra Johsnon. NACE( Northwest Alaska Circumnavigation Expedition) is a group of people who are traveling by snow machines from Frairbanks to unalakleet and then along the cost of alaska stoping in villeges to teach students about the safety of being in the backcountry when snow machining. Last Thursday I interviewed one of the members of the team.


Mia:People are getting prepared for the Iditarod already. Steffen Sherman interviewed Clarence Towarak about how you get prepared for this long race.


Cassy:This year, the 2006 iron dog race that many people thought would be posponed because of unseasonalbey warm weather causing open water, is under way . Ben Currier reported on this event.


Mia: You might think global warming is a problem that should be faced in the next few years. Will changing weather affect our forests and wildlife? Will warmer water effect our fisheries? Will summers be drier? Well, some Alaska Village leaders presented findings on how warming is melting sea ice and changing marine enviroments in the Arctic. Coal-burning power plants and automobiles are the world's largest source of carbon dioxide, which some scientists think is what creates the greenhouse effect, which damages the ozone layer, making the earth heat up. Recent forest fires have burned more frequently, a change most people blame on global warming. People are saying the weather really isn't predictable anymore, and they are worried about the future. Others say the many hurricanes this year were a result of global warming. Larry Merculieff, an Aleut who grew up in the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea said, "These changes are going to impact Native people probably more than any other group." A recent article on msnbc.com said that in Shishmaref, permafrost has melted and no longer provides a barrier against Koyukuk River erosion. Edwin Weyiouanna showed the latest on changes to his island community of Shishmaref. Tune in next broadcast for an interview with someone from Shishmaref about the recent changes.


Cassy:Seal hunting is an important part of our culture. Chara Blatchford went this weekend. Lets see what she found out.


Mia:The Serum Run is coming up on Febuary 19th. What few people know is that the serium run was founded by Norman Vaughn to remember the 1925 Diptheria epidemic, that hit Nome Alaska. 13 Dogsled mushers and 13 Snowmobiliers are taking part in the 768-mile run from Nenana to Nome. Historicly, The first musher to bring the Serum Medicine from Nenana to Tanana(67 miles) was Bill Shannon. He dropped the medicine off for others to carry the it to the next person like a relay. The Last and most famous of the origianl relay was Gunnar Kaasen and his sled dog, Balto who got all the credit. We will be interveiwing the runners next broadcast.


Cassy: Well, that's all we have for this week. If you have any story ideas, please feel free to visit our new website, sbt.bssd.org/wiki/. Or, just to find out more about the broadcasting team, go to sbt. bssd.org/. If you have any questions or comments, please email us at feedback@bssd.org. Once again, that's feedback@bssd.org. This is Cassandra Johson

Mia: and mia concilus reporting for the bering strait school district. have a great week!

Feb. 15, 2007

From SBTWiki

Denae: Good morning and welcome to the Bering Strait School District Student News brodcast. I am Denae Warnke.

Jennie: And I am Jennie Katchatage.Myspace is a very controversial subject right now in public education. Many schools are banning it. However, there are ways of teaching students how to use Myspace appropriately instead of completely blocking it. For example, set your profile on private, and make sure you know the people who try to add you. Don't give your exact location, or any other personal information, even if your profile is on private. If schools could teach students this, maybe they wouldn't necessarily need to ban Myspace. Maybe, if schools teach children how to use Myspace appropriately, it would be easier for the students to deal with dangers of Myspace in the real world.

Denae: The Serum Run, which commemorates the life saving expedition to get diphtheria serum to Nome in 1925, will start in Neanna on February 18, 2007. The Serum will arrive in Neanna at 10:12 a.m., when a train conductor will put serum the hands of the Serum Run representative, Carolyn Vaughan. Carolyn will then pass the serum to the first musher to set out from Neanna. From there, fourteen mushers and seventeen snowmobilers will carry the serum along the trail, finally ending in Nome. Participants in the run will stop at all the schools along the 1149 mile Iditarod trail to celebrate this famous journey. They will come to Unalakleet on March 2. Keep watching for more infomation on the Serum run and interviews with some of the participants.

Jennie: There was a Science Fair in Unalakleet. It was held in the MPR on Monday Febuary 12. The winners of the Science Fair who will be traveling to Golovin today are the 1st place winner Kira, 2nd place Katiya, and 3rd place Mia Concilus and Donlad. One of the projects, and fourth place winner, Yosty Storms, was doing a project on Global Warming. Yosty melted ice in a few different gases, and predicted the four-wheeler exhaust would cause the ice to melt the quickest. She found that the hot water vapor melted the ice quickest, and did a research paper about the effects of different gases in our atmosphere. Although Yosty won't be traveling to Golovin, the race was very close, with only one point separating 4th and 3rd place. Congratulations to all the competitors, and good luck in the district science fair in Golovin.

Denae: With the warm weather we been experiencing some spotted seals in the Unalakleet area. Jennie Katchatag wanted to know if the warm winter would effect the seals. She interviewed Ann Hoover-Miller, who works at the Sealife Center in Seward. Let's see what she found out!

Jennie: The Iron Dog snowmachine race is a cross-country snowmachine race in Alaska. There are two trail checkers. Usally the pro riders are ahead of the trail chekers, but this time the checkers are ahead of the pro riders. The Iron Dog racers go to Neanna and then to Nome and back to Fairbanks. Two people will have to be in a group but they each have to have their own snowmachine. Laurel Katchatag and Denae Warnke interviewed a trail rider named Larry Weisheim.

Denae: The Alaska earthquake information center briefly registered an earthquake yesterday morning. Abbie Johnson interviewed James Roush to find out exactly what happened. Let's see what she found out.

Jennie: Guitar lesson practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30pm to 4:30pm, and Sundays at 1:00pm. Students are practicing basic cords, and they will be starting a song named Red River Valley, and also Smoke on the Water, which everyone loves. Then if students want to start a concert, they will have to talk with Matt or Jim Pearson. That is a possibility, but they still have to discuss it. Guitar lessons will continue until they master the guitar or until they get tired of them. Now, let's go to the weather with Laurel Katchatag.

Denae: The BSSD School Board has chosen three finalists for the new superintendant position our school district. The new superintendent will start this summer. The three finalists are.

Jim Hickerson, Assistant Superintendent for the Bering Strait School District. Mr. Hickerson has served in a variety of teaching and administrative positions in the district for the past 26 years. He is responsible for Instruction and Personnel for the District.

Todd LeRoy, Superintendent of the Plum City School District, Plum City, WI. Mr. LeRoy has been the Superintendent of the Plum City School for the past three years and before that was a principal and teacher in Wisconsin since 1989.

Todd Poage, Assistant Superintendent for the Yukon Koyukuk School District. Mr. Poage has worked in rural Alaska as a teacher, principal and senior administrator since 1988. His current responsibilities are for supervision of principals, instruction and technology for the YKSD.

Intervieww are taking place today in Anchorage. By the end of the day, the school board will know who our new superintendant will be.


Jennie: Well, that's all we have for this week. For any questions, comments, or stories, please email us at feedback@bssd.org. Once again, that's feedback@bssd.org. This is Jennie Katchatag

Denae: And Denae Warnke. Have a great week!

February 8, 2006 Script

From SBTWiki

Mia: Hello, and welcome to the Bering Strait School District Student News broadcast. My name is Mia Concilus.

Cassandra: And I’m Cassandra Johnson. Our first story this week is about the spelling bee that took place here in Unalakleet. Hunter Dill reports on the outcome. Let’s see what he had to say.

(PLAY HUNTER SAYING SOMETHING)

Mia: Every student in the District has a chance to enter this year's iDitaMovie content, and win things like a round trip to Hawaii, a video camera, and a web camera! ASTE is proud to be holding this contest. The iDidaMovie project is a contest where people create their own iMovie in these three categories: Teach Me Something, where you make an instructional or how-to movie, for example, teach someone how to make nachos or fix a snow machine. Make Me Laugh, like a funny video about something. Or a cultural and environmental movie, maybe about service learning or career development. There are four levels: Elementary which is around 6-10 or 11, Middle School 11 or 12 through 13 or 14, High School which is 14-18, and University or Adult, anyone older than 18. You can enter however many movies you would like, but movies can only be submitted once. They must be submitted on cross-platform CD-ROM and QuickTime format. Only one movie per CD. All movies must be created by Alaskan educators and/or students. Your movie must be school appropriate, so shoot for a G rating. All movies must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., February 10, 2006. Release forms for everyone in your movie must be submitted with the movie entry. For other rules, go to http://www.aste.org/index.cfm/1,51,125,html. (austen post this link) To enter, send your movie to: ASTE iDidaMovie Chair C/o Robin Johnson P.O. Box 1002 Nome, AK 99762 The student broadcasting team and ASTE board are encouraging you to enter. Here is one of last year’s iDidaMovie winners.

(DR. MOLAR)

That was very interesting. Now, It’s time for our local weather with Ben Currier.

(BEN DOES WEATHER)

Cassandra: Thank you Ben. Doug Katchatag has been running the Iditarod Checkpoints here in Unalakleet for a long time. Austen Erickson interviewed him about this amazing experience.

(AUSTENS INTERVIEW)

Mia: Battle of the Books season is already here. Steffen Sherman interviewed Nick Hanson of the Unalakleet High School Team, who took first and the 5-6 grade White Mountain Team, who also took the first place position.

(STEFFENS INTERVIEW)

Cassy: Wolves are an important part of our ecosystem. They help control the rabbit, moose, caribou, and other wild life populations. There are no predators for the wolf, except for humans. The state of Alaska has begun hunting them to help slow down the declining moose population. Right now hunters are allowed to kill at least one wolf to help control the population. Some animal rights activists are questioning whether this is really the right solution to this problem. This has become a popular debate in our local government. We’ll be following to see if there any updates for this story.

Mia: Last week, there was a fire in the Unalakleet Library. Cassandra Johnson was on the scene.

(CASSY’s interview)

Cassy: Well, that’s all we have for this week. We welcome you to stop by our new website. sbt.bssd.org/ If you have any story ideas, questions, or comments, we also have a new wiki at sbt.bssd.org/wiki/) or if you just have comments feel free to email us at feedback@bssd.org. Once again, this is Cassandra Johnson

Mia: And Mia Concilus with the BSSD student Broadcasting Team. Have a great week!

Feburary 1, 2007

From SBTWiki

There is warm weather here in Unalakleet in February. Denae Warnke interviewed Kerry and Tom from the National Weather Service over the phone. Lets see what she found out.


Dr. Davis our district superintendant is retiring this year. The district is beginning the search for a new superintendant. Mia Concilus interviewed Dr. Davis on this topic.


Tera Nova testing is next week. Grades 1,2,3,5,7 will be taking the test. The tests will be taking place from Tuesday to Thursday. If you are taking the test make sure you are well prepared and rested.


The annual Middle School basketball tournament will begin today. Our seveth and eighth grade basketball players will be competing along with about ten other teams. Good luck to all the competitors and have fun playing ball.


Our school discticts Battle Book Competion will take place next Friday. Good luck to one and all. Lets go to the weather with Abbie Johnson.


The Unalakleet High School Cross Country Ski Team has started. There coachs name is Nancy Persons. In feburary she will be starting a elmantry Cross Country Ski team. The ski practice will not be on the roads becuase of the ice. Insted it will be across the slough. They practice on Tuseday, Wensday, and Thursday.


The female bear was killed on the east end of the island on January 14 by a local hunter. The bear was measured at about 6 feet long. In on the hunt were two local. The hunter who killed the bear is posing with his rifle, a 7mm magnum. Also caught that day were 1 blue fox and 1 reindeer. This photo is the hunter and his fox. He recently got another bear that measured 9 feet long.

Fishing Derby

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Last Tuesday Northern Air Cargo held a fishing durby in 2 catigories. The adults catigory and the 15 and under catigory. The person who caught the biggest fish would win 500 free pounds of freght from Northern Air Cargo. Jolene Katchatag and Tim Ryan tided with 2 11.4 pound fish. Congradulations to Jolene and Tim.

Floating Island

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There is an floating island called Besboro. Besboro is an island right off the coast of Unalakleet. Because of the certain weather, in makes it looks like it's floating on the ice. During the summer, people go to Besboro for camping, berry picking and egg hunting. Besboro in about 20 miles away from Unalakleet's shore. From Egovic it's about 12 or 13 miles away from shore. There are some stories about how Besboro was made from our elders. Jennie interviewed the Unalakleet Schools Librarian, Luci. Lets see what she found out!

Floating Island questions

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I am Jennie Katchatag with the Student News Broadcasting team. I am here with Luci Ivanoff the Unalakleet Schools librarian.

How do you think Besboro was made?

Can you tell us a story about how it was made?

Do you think these stories are true?

What do you normally do when you go to Besboro Island?

Have you ever noticed that Besboro looks like it's floating on top of the water?

Why do you think it looks that way?

Thank you for your time Luci. Back to you guys.

GLV Mamoth Tusk Update

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Students in Mr. Seymour’s Project Based Learning Class have begun to preserve the mammoth tusk that was returned to Golovin this fall.

Following the advice of Golovin elders and ivory carvers, students covered the tusk with 12 jars of Vaseline. They had to be sure to get Vaseline into all the cracks in the ivory. Jack Fagerstrom, a community member, contacted several museums to see what our next step in the preservation process might be. Next, we will wrap the tusk in saran wrap, to help the Vaseline absorb into the ivory; after it has absorbed, we will unwrap the tusk and use a paintbrush to cover it with Elmer’s glue that has been diluted with water. The Chinik Traditional council is looking to order a case which can house the tusk for display.

Interestingly, portions of a mammoth skull have recently been recovered on the Southwest portions of Golovin Bay, close to the village. It is not likely that the skull and tusk came from the same animal.

Updates to follow.

Girl Scouts

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There is going to be a Girl Scouts Sleepover this is weekend in Unalakleet. It is for girls that are 11 and up. There will be a Girl Scouts Camp in the Spring. During the camp girls will be able to earn badges by completing differnt tasks. They will have the chance to learn how to Eskmio dance. If any of you are interested in joining the girl scouts ask your principal for more information.

Global Warming 2

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http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11233308/

that's a link to an article about global warming. i'm interviewing the guy from shishmaref about this. thinking of questions right now.

Edwin Weyiouanna is the guy I'm interviewing.

What are the most drastic changes you've noticed in temperature?

Do you think global warming will effect things like the Iditarod? Will we have to move it up to January?

Global warming

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You might think global warming is a problem that should be faced in the next few years. Will changing weather affect our forests and wildlife? Will warmer water effect our fisheries? Will summers be drier? Well, some Alaska Village leaders presented findings on how global warming is melting sea ice and changing marine environments in the Arctic. Coal-burning power plants and automobiles are the world's largest source of carbon dioxide, which some scientists think is what creates the greenhouse effect, which damages the ozone layer, making the earth heat up. Recent forest fires have burned more frequently, a change most people blame on global warming. People are saying the weather really isn't predictable anymore, and they are worried about the future. Others say the many hurricanes this year were a result of global warming. Larry Merculief, an Aleut who grew up in the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea said, "These changes are going to impact Native people probably more than any other group." A recent article on msnbc.com said that in Shishmaref, permafrost has melted and no longer provides a barrier against Koyuk River erosion. Edwin Weyiouanna showed the latest on changes to his island community of Shishmaref. Tune in next broadcast for an interview with someone from Shishmaref about the recent changes.

Golovin Story

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Mammoth tusks can be up to 100, 000 years old when they are found. Alaska is a pretty common place to find mammoth tusks. If you look at the cross-sections of a mammoth tusk and walrus tusk, they reveal differences in internal structure. Mammoth tusks have cross-hatchings called Shreger lines. Walrus tusks have a core that looks like oatmeal, and is surrounded by rings. We find both kinds of mammoth tusks in Alaska---fossilized mammoth tusks and mammoth ivory. The rules for mammoth ivory in Alaska are the same as walrus ivory, only Natives can carve it. Carved ivory, anybody can own. Mammoth tusks (ivory) are mostly found in Alaska and Siberia. Now, lets go to the clip that Golovin sent us about the mammoth tusk the village recovered.

Golovin Story-Grandparent's Day!

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On Friday, September 8, 2006, the whole student body of Martin L. Olson School in Golovin invited the grandparents and elders to come and eat lunch with us. After lunch was over, we first gathered in the gym to welcome and thank our grandparents for coming. M. Paniptchuk’s Kindergarten/Level 1 class sang, “You are my Sunshine,” B. Seymour’s Level 2/3 class told why our elders are important, and two girls from T. Merfeld’s Middle Levels said a special “Thank you!” The most entertaining for the elders was the Eskimo Dancing. The group of students who went to Wales for their dance festival performed for our Grandma’s and Grandpa’s. Then they all joined the high school students in the Math/Science classroom where they participated in an activity: “Two Truths and 1 Lie.” We also heard about then growing up and how school was. Most of them started in 1st grade and only went through 8th. For high school they had to go to a boarding school or Mt. Edgecombe. When they finished telling stories we took pictures of the high school students and the elders who were able to make it. After that they went to the Bilingual classroom and ate Agutaq. This was our Grandparent’s Day Celebration!

Governor Elections

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As you might now, the Alaska Governor Elections are coming up. There have already been primary elections for both the Republicans and the Democrats, but the ACTUAL elections are on ??????. How are these elections affecting the Bering Strait School District? Well, whoever is elected governor can elect a Commisioner of Education, and that person has control over our district's funding, and other education-related things. Sarah Palin is now in the lead for the Republican side, and Tony Knowles is in the lead for the Democrats. Knowles came in the lead with 74% and Sarah Palin was leading for the Republicans with 51%. Now, Palin will have to face Knowles, who is a former two-term governor.

Graffiti

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In Anchorage, there is a lot of graffiti. So the city has been paying for someone to clean up all of it. Graffiti also has been infested in rural Alaska. Public places such as the schools, bridges, houses, stores, and abandoned houses have griffiti on them. Seeing something being damaged in such way causes mischeif to teens and might even encourage teens to be under a bad influance.

Halftime Show Topics

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Where teams are from: Golovin, Elim, St. Michel, Savoonga, Unalakleet, Shaktoolik, Stebbins, Shishmeraf, White Mountain, Koyuk, and Wales.

How the tournament went so far

Injuries?

Something interesting that happened

Favorite part about the tournament

Health Fair

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On Monday, a health fair took place at the Unalakleet gym, encouraging the community to stay healthy. Nine booths participated at the health fair. Subjects focused at the fair were CAMP, state trooper safety, Dental Clinic, Health Clinic, autism, audiology, Daneli Kid Care, Bering Sea Woman's Group, and depression. Chelestrol readings and TB shots were given at the fair. Also, door prize tickets were given to anyone who filled out a fill out sheet.

High Scool Wrestling

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The High School Wrestling has gone on the Friday the 10th though the 12th. The Shaktoolik Wolverines came, also the Stebins, Chevak, and St. Michael came to the Wrestling. The people who came to wrestling was 45 people. That was alot of people who came. The wrestlers played really hard. Though some of them got hurt but still u guys did good. Good Job to all the wrestlers that wreslted.

IDidaStuff

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The 2007 ASTE conference is at the end of February, and one of the events there is the unveiling of the winners of this year's iDidamovie. There are three categories for iDidamovie: Teach me something, where you make an instructional or how-to movie, Make Me Laugh, where you create a funny, comedy movie, or a cultural/enviromental movie. And different levels for Elementary, Middle School, High School, and Adult/University. The movies can only be created my Alaskan educators or students, and should be submitted in Quicktime format on a CD-ROM. They should all be qualified as a"g" rated movie, so make something children could watch. The deadline is 5:00 p.m. on February 10th, 2007. You can win a bunch of awesome prizes, like 6 round trip tickets to Hawaii for first place, a really cool Canon camera for 2nd, and an iSight camera if you get thinrd. If you compete, you will be judged for five different things, including quality, involvement, iand impact. FIf you are interested in creating an iDidamovie, you can check out the ASTE website at aste.org. You'll see a link to iDidaproject, where it will have information on the iDidamovie, ,different forms to fill out for it, and the iDida photo competioton. Good luck to all the competitors!

Idita Prep

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Abbie interveied Allan Phele about The Iditarod supplies coming into Unalakleet.

Hello I'm Abbie Johnson here with the Student Broadcasting Team. I am here with Allen Phele to talk about the Idtiorod supplies coming into Unalakleet.

When do the supplies come in?

How many planes does it take to bring in all of the Idtiorod supplies?

How much does it cost?

What was the estamate of the weight?

Where does all of the money come from for all of the supplies?

How do the supplies get shiped to all of the remote places?

What are some of the supplies?

Who picks the supplies up?

Where do they take the supplies?

Thank you for your time. This is Abbie Johnson with the Student news brodcast. Back to you guys!

Iditarod Checkpoints

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These are my interview questions for Doug Katchatag;

How long have you been the person in charge of the Unalakleet checkpoint?

Are you planning on running this year’s checkpoint?

Where is the checkpoint located?

What do you have to do in order to prepare the checkpoint for the Iditarod?

Do you have a set number of hours you must work at the checkpoint, or are you there 24 hours a day during the race?

What do you do when a team comes into the checkpoint?

Teams sometimes drop off dogs that are either injured or too tired to continue, what do you do with those dogs?

What are the essential personnel that are required to be present at each checkpoint?

What else can you tell me about Iditarod checkpoints that we may have missed?

Thank you Doug for your time. We hope you enjoy having this essential role in the 2006 Iditarod.

Internet outage

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Last weekend the internet in Unalakleet schools. Jennie Katchatag had interviewed John Concilus about this matter.

So, what is your job here at the Disrict Office?

So, does the internet usally go down for this amount of time?

Does this occur to you that it maybe will happen again?

About how many times does the internet usally go down during the school year?

As you job of being an cordinator of education of technolgy, what do you to when something like this happens?

Thank you for your time Mr Concilus.

Interview with Bermister

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Hello I'm Jonisha Wilson with the Student News Broadcasting Team. I am here with Aaron to talk about him doing CPR on his dog.

So, what was your insident when you went dog mushing?

Where were you when the incident happended?

How did you feel when you did CPR on your dog?

What did you do after you did CPR?

What kind dog was it and where did you get it from?

What was you first impression when you dog started to choke on his tounge?

Well, thank you for your time. Bye

hi i just called a few weeks ago.I am Jonisha Wilson and i am a student in Unalakleet, alaska. I am part of a student news broadcasting team, and i am wondering if I could interview you about the insident on the Yukon Quest where you saved one of your dogs. If you are willing to take some time out of your day for me I can intervew you. When is a good time i can interveiw you.

Iron Dog

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The Iron Dog snowmachine race is a cross-country snowmachine race in Alaska. There are two trail checkers. Usally the pro riders are ahead of the trail chekers, but this time the checkers are ahead of the pro riders. The Iron Dog racers go to Neanna and then to Nome and back to Fairbanks. Two people will have to be in a group but they each have to have their own snowmachine. The winners for the irondog race were Todd Palin and Scott Davis. Laurel Katchatag and Denae Warnke interviewed a trail rider named Larry Weisheim.

Iron Dog 2007

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The annual Tesoro Iron Dog Snow-Machine Race took place two weeks ago. There were 33 teams in all. The winners were Scott Davis and his partner Tod Palin, team 22 took a total time of 38 hours 7 minutes 59 seconds. Second place was team number 8 Tyler Aklestad and his partner Tyson Johnson took 38 hours 55 minutes and 55 seconds. And the third place team to get into Fairbanks was Even Booth and his partner Shane Barber took a time of 43 hours 33 minutes and 59 seconds. Congradulations to the winners.

Iron Dog race

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this year, the 2006 iron dog race that many people thought would be posponed because of unseasonalbey warm weather causing open water, is under way . Ben Currier reported on this event.


The Tesoro Iron Dog is a safe action-packed cross-country snowmobile race located in Alaska. This is a team race, consisting of two people and two snowmobiles. In each class teams may include two or more people, but each person must own their own snowmobile. The Pro Race Class for 2006 runs from Wasilla to Nome then up to Fairbanks. The routes for Trail, Semi-Pro, and Masters Class teams will be determined on a year-to-year basis. All participants are expected to display honor and honesty throughout all of their involvement with the race. These participants will brave temperatures below zero, bad visibility, and deep snow to push their snowmobiles and themselves to the limits to reach the finish line. It is the world’s longest, toughest snowmobile race, and it is a true test of human and equipment durabibilty. Each participant is required to follow all the rules so that they may have fun in the race. This is Ben Currier with the sbt student broadcasting team.

January 18, 2007 Script

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Mia: Hello, and welcome to the Bering Strait School District Student News Broadcast. I'm Mia Concilus.

Jonisha: And I'm Jonisha Wilson. The sixth grade writing class in Unalakleet is creating a school news paper about what is happening in their school. Their teacher Nancy Persons came up with the idea. The paper will have an advice column, sports, interviews, comics, world news, fashion, Guess Who, games, and many more. To get the class started, Mrs. Persons asked a friend of hers to send some newspapers from Saudi Arabia. Everyone in the class has something to do. Their first publishing will be on January 19, 2006. The newspaper will most likely be published on January 19th. The title of the news paper will be The Howling Northernlights.

Mia: Late last Saturday night, off the east coast of Russia's Kuril islands, a magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck. A tsunami warning was issued for the entire Alaskan Coastline, including here in the Bering Strait Region. The tsunami was reported to strike Unalakleet at 11:00 a.m on Sunday January 14, 2007. But after reports from the Aleutian Islands and the Japanese Islands of smaller than expected waves, the warning was canceled, and no larger than normal waves were reported anywhere.

Jonisha: These are the results of this year's BSSD Spelling Bee. Asa Bergamashi from White Mountain came in first place, this being his second championship in 3 years. In second place was Jolene Okleasik from Teller. In third place is Talon Erickson from Unalakleet. The spelling bee was held in Unalakleet, and there were 43 competitors. Good Job to all participants. Now, let's go to the weather with Jennie Katchatag.

Mia: The 2007 ASTE conference is at the end of February, and one of the events there is the unveiling of the winners of this year's iDidamovie. There are three categories for iDidamovie: Teach me something, where you make an instructional or how-to movie, Make Me Laugh, where you create a funny, comedy movie, or a cultural/enviromental movie. And different levels for Elementary, Middle School, High School, and Adult/University. The movies can only be created my Alaskan educators or students, and should be submitted in Quicktime format on a CD-ROM. They should all be qualified as a"g" rated movie, so make something children could watch. The deadline is 5:00 p.m. on February 10th, 2007. You can win a bunch of awesome prizes, like 6 round trip tickets to Hawaii for first place, a really cool Canon camera for 2nd, and an iSight camera if you get thinrd. If you compete, you will be judged for five different things, including quality, involvement, and impact. If you are interested in creating an iDidamovie, you can check out the ASTE website at aste.org. You'll see a link to iDidaproject, where it will have information on the iDidamovie, different forms to fill out for it, and the iDida photo competioton. Good luck to all the competitors!

Jonisha: The ski team here in Unalakleet is also selling ski hats. They are $22 each. Mrs. Persons, a new teacher in Unalakleet Schools, their ski coach, is selling the hats at the Student Store so they can afford more skis.

Mia: Well, that's all we have for this week. For any questions, comments, or stories, fell free to email us at feedback@bssd.org. Once again, that's feedback@bssd.org. This is Mia Concilus

Jonisha: And I'm Jonisha Wilson. Have a great week!

January 27 Unalakleet Basketball Game results

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Unalakleet hoasted the tournment for the Jr. High devision basketball teams from Unalakleet, Shaktoolik, Brevig Mission, St. Michal, and Bethel. Teams arrived from the surrounging villages Thursday the 2nd of Febuary. The first games played were between the and with overpowering by points. With much entusisasm the tournment players compeated with detacated onlookers that came to cheer dispite the fridige tempatures and blowing snow. The took first place, folowed by in second, completing the round in third place was . (alternative teams) All in all the tournment was a succsess and teams departed Unalakleet on Sunday the 5th. congrdulations to the teams that placed and thanks for all the support from our great community. to all the teams keep up the spirits.

Junk Food

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Schools around the state of Alaska are banning junk food from their vending machines. Some people think that students should not be allowed to buy junk food in schools. Instead of pop they are proposing cans of juice, instead of chips, bags of peanuts. Congress has decided that kids (mostly high school) are eating too many fatty foods, which is leading to the onset of diabetes at younger ages. Congress has told us that 9 out of 10 schools are still on junk food. Carol Comeau the Anchorage school district superintendent is pushing to remove junk food and pop from the school vending machines. Students in Anchorage disagree. They say that they get hungry during the day and they need to eat something. The Mat-Su area of Alaska is trying their best to put healthier foods in the vending machines. The Mat-Su area is even trying to put out better meals for their students. Maybe these new ideas would help prevent student obesity around the country.

Kaltag Race

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Last Saturday the Kaltag dog race left Unalakleet. They finished the race back in Unalakleet on Monday afternoon. Rick Holt took second and Joe Garnie took first. The racers had to work through tough terrain and hurt dogs which makes the race very challenging. They were able to take a pit stop at old woman cabin which is 37 miles from Unalakleet. The racers carry all their extra clothes food, and dog supplies and many other things in their sled during the race. One of the challenges is to keep your sled light so you can go fast, but still have enough supplies to run the race.

March 15, 2006 Script

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Tori: Good Morning and welcome to our Bering Strait School District Student News Broadcast. This is Tori Johnson.

Kimberly: And I am Kimberly Semaken. This Sunday, the leaders in the Iditarod came through. Mia Concilus interviewed Jeff King, the first place runner so far. Lets see what she found out.

Tori: Also, Doug Swingley came to Unalakleet. One of our students interviewed him.

Kimberly: Dee Dee Jonrowe was in third place. Tori Johnson asked her a few questions.

Tori: Wells Fargo is hosting an award of 2500 dollars in pure Alaskan gold to the first person who comes to Unalakleet. First, we will watch an interview with the lady who is giving the award, and then take a look at Jeff King actually receiving it.

Kimberly: Susan Butcher was one of the most dominant women who ever ran the Iditarod during the 1980s. Mia Concilus interviewed her about what her predictions were.

Tori: Rick Holt was on location at the Unalakleet checkpoint when Jeff King came in.

Kimberly: Well, that’s all we have for this special Iditarod broadcast. Please go on the student broadcasting team’s website at sbt.bssd.org, and for the Iditarod website, please go to mushing.bssd.org. For any questions, email us at feedback@bssd.org. Once again, that is feedback@bssd.org. Once again, this is Kimberly Semaken,

Tori: And Tori Johnson. Have a great week!

March 8, 2006 Script

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Cassy:Hello, and welcome to our Bering Strait School District student news broadcast. This is Cassandra Johnson.


Mia:And I'm Mia Concilus. Last week, the serum runners came through Unalakleet. The mushers and the snowmobilers are heading up to Nome. The Serum runners are not racing. They are traveling in a group. Some take their time as others are ahead. When the teams come to a checkpoint, they stop and wait until all of the people come in. then they stay the night at the school MPR. The next morning they leave at 10:00 PM to continue on their way to Shacktoolik, the next check point. There is a special man this year that wants to ski the entire trail with his dog Ticue. Matt, the skier, is from France. The snow machiners help with his luggage, but he also carries some of his stuff on a sled that he drags behind him.


Cassy:The tesoro iron dog snowmobile race, restarted in our very own town unalakleet due to harsh conditions on the trail. this included, overflow, open water, and very little snow. it was restarted at 2:00 in the morning. Ben Currier, interveiwed one of the racers about the tough race.


Mia:Last Saturday the Kaltag dog race left Unalakleet. They finished the race back in Unalakleet on Monday afternoon. Rick Holt took second and Joe Garnie took first. The racers had to work through tough terrain and hurt dogs which makes the race very challenging. They were able to take a pit stop at old woman cabin which is 37 miles from Unalakleet. The racers carry all their extra clothes food, and dog supplies and many other things in their sled during the race. One of the challenges is to keep your sled light so you can go fast, but still have enough supplies to run the race.


Cassy:From February 25th through March 1, the 26th annual ASTE, or Alaska Society for Technology in Education conference was held at the Captain Cook, in Downtown Anchorage. There, the winners for the iDidaMovie and iDidaPhoto contests were announced, and educators and administrators from all over the state went to sessions where they learned new things about technology. The new addition to ASTE this year, iDidaPhoto, is a contest where Alaskans enter photos in different categories such as student life and enviroment and nature. Jason Currier from our district was one of the winning people. Here is one of the clips that won the contest.


Mia:In the village of Gambell, a small community on St. Lawrence Island, a man found some some muktuk, or whale blubber, that was around 100 years old! Chara Blactchford interviewed him. Lets see what she found out.

Cassy:The Iditarod has started off to a great start this year on Sunday, March 5. The top 10 mushers have already made it out of Nikolai, and are moving quickly. Doug Swingley is currently in first, with Jeff King and Mitch Seavey following close behind. They are expected to arrive in Unalakleet on Sunday, where we will provide coverage on the incoming mushers daily after they come.


Mia: Well thats all we have for today, remember to visit our web site at http://bssd.org, and if you have any questions, comments, or story ideas, email us at feedback@bssd.org. Thats feedback@bssd.org. I'm Mia Concilus

Cassandra: And I'm Cassandra Johnsoon, Have a great week!

Mia Concilus' story

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Mia: Every student in the District has a chance to enter this year's iDitaMovie content, and win....blah, blah, blah. What are the prizes?

Strike this???Sounds like an ad. Where is the story? This looks too similar to the announcement that ASTE sent out. ==> ASTE is proud to hold this year’s iDidaMovie project.

The iDidaMovie project is a contest where people create their own iMovie in these three categories:

Teach Me Something, where you make an instructional or how-to movie....EXAMPLE?

Make Me Laugh....EXAMPLE?

Is this number three??? ==> or a cultural and environmental movie.

There are four levels:

Elementary, Middle School, High School, and University or Adult. Question: What does that mean to BSSD students? We don't have grade levels...or do we??

You can enter however many movies you would like, but movies can only be submitted once. They must be submitted on cross-platform CD-ROM and QuickTime format. Only one movie per CD.

All movies must be created by Alaskan educators and/or students. Question: What if you are a student...do you have to have a sponsoring teacher, or can you do it on your own?

Your movie must be appropriate (what does THAT mean?), so shoot for a G rating.

All movies must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., February 10, 2006. Release forms for everyone in your movie must be submitted with the movie entry. For other rules, go to

http://www.aste.org/index.cfm/1,51,125,html.

To enter, send your movie to: ASTE iDidaMovie Chair C/o Robin Johnson P.O. Box 1002 Nome, AK 99762


If your movie is good enough, you could win 6 round trip tickets from Anchorage to Honolulu, 1 Digital Video Camera, and 1 isight camera! Is this from the announcement??? The student broadcasting team and ASTE board are encouraging you to enter. BIG QUESTION: How about some interviews with past winners? Do we have any in BSSD? YES, we do.... hint, hint, hint. Do we have any students who are planning to enter to interview???

Mobile Uplink Satellite Housing - MUSH

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Welcome,

Bering Strait School District likes to call this project MUSH (Mobile Uplink Satellite Housing). 100px

GCI originally named the service Transportable Wireless Internet Service. It is a wireless internet service because it is a satellite service. It is transportable because it is mounted on a sled and can be moved across the snow to allow the BSSD student broadcast team to upload reports from across the district, on the Iditarod trail, etc.

But most of us know it as "The Sled".

These pages are designed to be a group effort at communication between the users and the service providers. This is a new service for GCI and we anticipate there being a number of challenges in deploying the service. We would like to ask that everyone associated with the project contribute to the documentation.

Here is a proposed organization:

1) Service Scope and Features - The original scope and features as described in the proposal

Sled Scope and Features

2) Sled Schedule - Where is the sled today?

Sled Schedule

3) Service User Guide - The user guide. We're making this up as we go.

Sled User Guide

4) Documentation - Links to documentation for specific pieces and parts

Sled Component Documentation

5) Web Log - ramblings from everyone.

Sled Blog

Thanks for contributing.

Moore vs. State of Alaska

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Commisioner of Education Interview Questions:

What is your interpretation of Moore v. the State of Alaska?

How is the court case going to effect my school if the State of Alaska wins? If the plaintiffs win?

I have even noticed in my time in Alaskan schools the decrease in the services we no longer have, such as music programs, counseling, foreign languages, not to mention extracurricular activities that are being cut to maintain costs to keep facilities open and to provide student travel. How are schools supposed to address these issues with the limited budget that the state provides?

One of the reasons students aren't as motivated to come to school is the lack of services offered. What is your solution to the high rate of high school drop outs?

You have stated that Educational funding is an issue for the state officials to decide, not the courts. Educational funding has been left up to state officials for decades, but Alaska schools are still having funding issues. Wouldn't that lead you to believe that what we are doing now isn't working and we need to go to different sources to get our schools in a position where they can provide adequate education for all their students? (If no, can you tell us your reasoning behind that statement?)

You've also stated in a previous interview that If more money meant higher-achieving kids, they (The North Slope School District) would be at the genius level. What do you mean by that comment?


John Davis Interview:

What is your interpretation of the Moore v. the State of Alaska lawsuit?

(You state in an email sent out to BSSD staff that students aren't getting an adequate education. What is the definition of "adequate" in this situation?)

Could you tell us some background on why BSSD thought it was necessary to bring this issue to trial?

How do you feel the court case is going so far?

How is Moore vs. the State of Alaska going to effect my school if the State of Alaska wins? If the plaintiffs win?

What do you think the defense's plan is?

What are the plaintiffs intending on doing to counter this plan?


The state went on trial Monday, and it was charged with shortchanging Alaska schools for decades and cheating children of the education promised by the state education.

State doesn't give schools the staff, supplies, or money to graduate.

The case is the first of its kind in Alaska, but not in the nation.

School districts: Kuspuk school district, northwest Yupiit school district, and the Bering Strait School District

Suit's main charges: There are schools where most kids can't pass state tests of basic academic skills, some schools don't teach topics that are on the exam kids must pass to graduate, textbooks libraries and technology are outdated, and 82% of schools lack a psychologist to diagnose learning disorders, and one quarter don't have aides.

"In theory, the money went to school districts, but it came right back to the state. So, of the money, very little of it got to kids and classrooms. And this lawsuit is not about the last couple of years. IT's about the last two decades, when we have failed really to perform our constitutional duty to the kids of Alaska." said Bill Bjork, president of the teacher union.

The suit says that the system that determines funding is fatally flawed.

When a civil lawsuit is filed, a defendant is required to respond, either confirming or denying the plaintiff's claims.

Roger Sampson, Alaska Commissioner of Education agrees funding is an issue for state officials to decide.

"If money meant higher achieving kids, all those kids at the North Slope district would be at genius level" ssaid Sampson.

The trial is expected to last about 22 days, or almost a month.

Parents say state falls short in providing education to Alaska Natives

The "tremendous disparity" between test scores of Alaska Natives and white students shows how the state is falling short of providing an adequate education required by the Alaska Consititution, a lawyer said last Monday.

The lawsuit contends that the state has set academic standards for students but does not give school enough money to meet those goals.

Plaintiff's lawyer Collin Middleton said Monday in his opening statement that test scores in the three districts illustrate the problem.

"Alaska Native children as a whole perform dramatically more poorly than Caucasian children and anybody else," Middleton told Superior Court Judge Sharon Gleason. "There is a grave disparity."

However, he said, in some areas of the state, many courses don't get taught because there is not enough money.

Davis was the first witness in a trial that opened Monday with a collection of


-How does the current system work? The formula, adopted in 1998, first considers a school's average daily enrollment during a 20-day period in October. This is called a ADM.

- The ADM is adjusted to reflect school size. Smaller schools get more because their fixed expenses break down to a higher-per-student cost.

-Next, the state tweaks the ADM according to location. A small school on the Kenai, for instance, is easier to maintain, supply and run than a small school in the Aleutians.

-Schools then get a 20 percent increase to the ADm for student with special needs -- ranging from being disabled to gifted to bilingual. Each "intensive-needs students" -- with severe disabilities that require constant assistance -- counts as five children under the formula. A district also gets some money for correspondence students.

- The final ADM is multiplied by the base student allocation, currently set at $5,380 by the Legislature. the final number is what the state calls a district'sentitlement.

-Earlier this year, the state asked the court to dismiss the case, arguing that funding of education issues are "political" questions that should be resolved by the state legislature, not the courts. but Superior Court Judge Sharon Gleason disagreed, allowing the lawsuit to move toward trial.

-The decision in the Alaska case is welcom news to plaintiffs in other pending litigation around the country. In Nebraska, for example, the state has submitted a similar argument to the court in an effort to dismiss a lawsuit filed last year by parents, children, and a coalition of rural schools.

-The lawsuit, filed in 2004, was brought by a group of parents and the Bering Strait, Yupiit and Kuspuk school districts, as well as Citizens for the Educatoinal Advancement Association. The state tried unsuccessfully to have the case dismissed.

-Plaintiggs are asking that the court order a cost analysis for providing a constitutionally adequate education and then order the state to fund accordingly.

-However, he said, in some areas of the state, many courses don't get taught because there is not enough money.

-Some test scores in the Bering Strait District are 40 percent below the state as a whole, Middleton said. Test scores in the Yupiit School District are even lower, he said.

-Neil Slotnick, representing the state, said Alaska's funding of schools provides "robust opportunities" for Alaska's 131,000 public school students. IN 2006, school funding totaled $1.45 billioin dollars with approximately $11,000 going to each student.

-John Davis, superintendent of the Bering Strait School District and the first person called to testify, said providing education in rural areas means going beyond the expected.

-Water shortages in one community meant that staff were limited to one bath a week. IN another, the water was contaminated because there was no one to operate the water treatment plant. Providing adequate teacher housing is a perennial problem.

-"The basic things most people take for granted are stuggles for us," Davis said.

-While Bering Strait students have made gains in recent years, at the current ratge of improvement it will take 40 to 50 years for 100 percent of district students to pass the state tests, Davis said.

-The suit, Moore v. State of Alaska, claims that low and unfair funding levels have denied Alaska students access to an adequate education. As a result, schools have seen high teacher turnover, been forced to curtail certain courses of study and, at some locations, been unable to cover the cost of much-needed positions, libraries, textbooks and supplies.

-The civil action was filed in 2004.

-"If everything stays on track, we hope to present options to the assembly by November, but no later than December," Navarre said.

- The trial is scheduled to last 22 days, with time split evenly between plaintiff and defense argument, McKinney said. the case will be heard by Judge Sharon Gleason at the Nesbett Court House in Anchorage

-The suit alleges that the state is not funding all schools in Alaska adequately and now the original plaintiff is speaking out.

-0 Moore noticed her children were being taught in overcrowded classrooms and that they didn't have access to the teachers.

-Moore v. State of Alaska alleges that the state is not doing enough to fund all schools in Alaska adequately, but it's not just Moore who is filing the suit. The Bering Strait, Kuspuk and Yupiit school districct, along with the National Education Association, the state's 13,000 members teachers unioin, are also on board.


-The sate, however, claims the school get the money, but they are not channeling it in the right direction.

-"I'm one that just absolutely does not believe that more money is going to help kids achieve at highter levels. I believe it's many, many factors other than that. I think if we just look at where dollars are expended, high amounts of dollars are not equating to higher achieving kids," Roger Sampson, commissioner of education.

Music Trip

From SBTWiki

Several music students from Mrs. Snyder's music class went to Anchorage yesterday afternoon. They will be gone until Sunday. Mia Concilus interviewed a student and Mrs. Snyder about the trip.

Mrs. Snyder:

What are the students going to do during their trip to Anchorage?

Why are you taking these students and how many are going?

What is the most important part of this trip?

What do you think the students will bring back from the things they experience in Anchorage?

Student:

What do you think is going to be the best part of going to Anchorage?

What kinds of things did you do to raise money? ` How will the trip affect you or your school?

What do you think is the most important part of the trip you're going on?

Myspace

From SBTWiki

Hello Senator Stevens, thank you for taking the time to participate in this interview.

Before we get started, on behalf of the student broadcasting team, I'd like to thank you for supporting eRrate funding, which is what makes the video conferencing we are using today possible in Alaskan schools.

Whaling Commission

You and Senator Murkowski recently discussed ideas that will help protect the Eskimo Whaling commission's bowhead subsistence whaling quota. What were some of the strategies you came up with, and what do you plan to do to protect Native whaling rights?

You might be aware that one of our school district's villages, Shishmaref, is eroding. What are the chances of federal funding to solve their problem and move the village?

Please tell us about your sponsorhip of Senate Bill 49, or the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act.

Are you aware of any ways that social networking tools can be used in schools productively?

If no : Our school district uses social networking websites like Wikipedia, blogs, and RSS feeds as tools to build curriculum, and connect teachers, students and our standards. Is the technology we use bad?

If yes Well, we'd love to show you how we're using social networking tools to build curriculum and to connect teachers, students, and their standards.

Either Way: Who will decide which sites are blocked?

Since Republicans are a minority in the Senate, what do you think the chances are of the bill passing?

Bering Strait Bridge / Tunnel

Yesterday, the Russians announced they are going to create a bridge from Russia to Alasla. Are you in favor of plans to createa bridge, tunnel, or pipeline connecting Russia and the Bering Strait region of Alaska for economic development on both continents?

Myspace Banned in Unalakleet

From SBTWiki

Statistics show that 55% of teens nation wide have created an online profile, and 55% use Myspace or Facebook. Out of that 55%, 66% have their profiles on a private setting. According to the survey, the majority of teens 12-17 use myspace to stay in touch with different friends. Some other uses of Myspace are to meet new friends, and make plans with friends. Myspace has recently been blocked from Unalakleet schools, and now kids can't use it at all if they are on the school network. People have different opinions on this. I interviewed Ms. Jones, who is a teacher, two students, and the principal of Unalakleet Schools.


Administrator:

Did you or Mr. Johnson ask Myspace to be blocked?

In what ways is this a positive change for our school?

Why was Myspace banned?

Is there anything that students can do to reverse the ban?

One of the biggest concerns of the internet world is online predators. Is there any way that our students can learn about these dangers if Myspace is blocked?


Student:

Do you think the Myspace ban is a good thing or a bad thing for Unalakleet schools?

Why do you think Myspace was banned?

What is the worst thing about Myspace being blocked in our school?


Teacher:

Do you think Myspace should be banned in our school?

Does it affect any standards or requirements for students and their levels?

What are some constructive uses of Myspace in a school setting?

Myspace Bill

From SBTWiki

Myspace is a very controversial subject right now in public education. Many schools are banning it. However, there are ways of teaching students how to use Myspace appropriately instead of completely blocking it. For example, set your profile on private, and make sure you know the people who try to add you. Don't give your exact location, or any other personal information, even if your profile is on private. If schools could teach students this, maybe they wouldn't necessarily need to ban Myspace. Maybe, if schools teach children how to use Myspace appropriately, it would be easier for the students to deal with dangers of Myspace in the real world.

New Superintendent interview questions

From SBTWiki

How do you feel about being the new Bering Strait superintendent?

Why did you apply to be the new superintendent?

What did you do to prepare for the interview?

How has what you learned from Dr. Davis affect how you will run the school district next year?

What will you do differently from Dr. Davis?

What do you think your challenges will be for next year?

What are your plans for student achievement for next year?

Sled User Guide

Contents

  1. Safety and Warnings
  2. Stowing and Preparing to Move
  3. Parking and Stability
  4. Deployment
  5. Operation
  6. Care and Maintenance
  7. Troubleshooting
  8. Add more contents here

Safety and Warnings


Stowing and Preparing to Move

The system should now be ready for transport.


Parking and Stability


Deployment and Operation

These indications tell you that the system has found the satellite and is going through the peaking procedure.


Operation


Care/Maintenance


Troubleshooting


Nome Airport Bomb Threat

From SBTWiki

On Monday morning, Nome Alaska Airlines received an e-mail saying that a bomb was in the airport. Recent searches uncover nothing however, but officials sent military trained bomb sniffing dogs to Nome from Anchorage.

November 2nd Script

From SBTWiki

Hello, and welcome to the Bering Strait School District Student News Broadcast. I'm Mia Concilus

And I'm Abbie Johnson. As many of you know, there is a pretty big court case going on that is effecting our district. Moore vs. State of Alaska is going on in Anchorage. The judge is Judge Gleason. Mia Concilus was on location in the courthouse. Now, let's go to an interview that Hazel Freytag did with Alaska's Commisioner of Education, Roger Sampson, and Dr. John Davis, our superintendant.

Abbie interveiwed two guys from Anchorage who are working for BLM, or the Bereau of Land Management. Lets take a closer look.

On Monday morning, Nome Alaska Airlines received an e-mail saying that a bomb was in the airport. Recent searches uncover nothing however, but officials sent military trained bomb sniffing dogs to Nome from Anchorage.

The end of the first quarter of the 2006 school year ended Friday, October 20th. Parent Teacher Conferences will be tonight from 6:30 to 8:30. The Bering Strait School District Staff held their annual end of first quarter inservice last week. This was the last time the whole staff from BSSD would be together with Dr. Davis. The Student Broadcasting Team made an inspirational movie about Dr. Davis, and it was shown on Thursday in the Unalakleet gym. We did interviews, and put everything together to make a quality movie. It was greatly appreciated by Dr. Davis, and took a lot of work. Now, let's take a look at a portion of the movie, We Are The Crazy Ones.

On Friday, October 27th, the Unalakleet Schools held their annual Halloween Carnival. Many different games were available for kids and parents to win prizes. The student store was open and serving popcorn and hot pretzels with cheese. The carnival is not only a community even, it is also a fundraiser for the school. According to Assistant Principal Josh Johnson, the carnival raised over 1750 dollars for various classes in the school. It was really fun and most atendees enjoyed the carnival.

On October 19th, it was a very nice day to fly kites in Savoonga. First, they had to build their kites. The children's parents helped them build the kites. Then, they colored on the kites with markers and then taped plastic rods on them to make them strong. Last, they put the strings on and went outside with the kites. The wind was blowing a little bit and it was easy to fly the kites. The whole school was out flying their kites, so they had to find a place to stand so their kites wouldn't hit each other. The sky was filled with kites! After they were done flying their kites, they got to take them home. It was a great Kite Day.

Now, let's go to the weather with Jennie Katchatag.

On October 27th, 11 teams from all over northern Alaska travelled to Nome for a Mixed-6 volleyball tournament. There were many intense games played that weekend, but only one team came out on top . Placing 1st for the second year in a row, the Point Hope Tikigaq, played with great team effort and showed that they wanted to win. Unalakleet placed 2nd, also for the second year in a row. Great job to all the teams for participating.

Students in Mr. Seymour’s Project Based Learning Class have begun to preserve the mammoth tusk that was returned to Golovin this fall. Following the advice of Golovin elders and ivory carvers, students covered the tusk with 12 jars of Vaseline. They had to be sure to get Vaseline into all the cracks in the ivory. Jack Fagerstrom, a community member, contacted several museums to see what our next step in the preservation process might be. Next, we will wrap the tusk in saran wrap, to help the Vaseline absorb into the ivory; after it has absorbed, we will unwrap the tusk and use a paintbrush to cover it with Elmer’s glue that has been diluted with water. The Chinik Traditional council is looking to order a case which can house the tusk for display. Interestingly, portions of a mammoth skull have recently been recovered on the Southwest portions of Golovin Bay, close to the village. It is not likely that the skull and tusk came from the same animal. Updates are to follow this interesting story.

Students in Wales went up to Wales' Razorback Mountain, and did an investigative piece. Let's check it out.

Well, that's all we have for this week. For any questions, comments, or stories, please email us at feedback@bssd.org. Once again, that's feedback@bssd.org. This is Mia Concilus

And Mia Concilus. Have a great week!

Pictures interview

From SBTWiki

This week there was school pictures here in Unalakleet. Season Haugen intervewed Peggy a photgragher. Lets take closer look.

Hello my name is Season with the BSSD Student Broadcasting Team.

I am here with Peggy who is here in Unalakleet to take our school pictures.

How long have you been a photographer?

Where are you from?

Who do you work for?

What villages do you travel to?

Do you work in big cities as well as rural communities?

What equipment do you use?

Where do you get the film developed?

What is your favorite part of the job?

Thank you for your time, this is Season with the BSSD SBT.

Preping for dog races

From SBTWiki

How long have you been running dogs?

I understand you are running a 200 mile race next weekend.

What do you have to prepare for a race of that length?

How is that different than preparing for a race like the iditarod.

Can you tell me a little about drop bags, like when they are used, and what goes in them.

What is the most important thing you need to pack?

Are there any required items you must have in a drop bag.

How much do you have in your sled, and how much is waiting for you along the trail?

Thank you for your time.

This is Steffen with the BSSD student broadcasting team.

Principal Interview

From SBTWiki

Hello this is Laurel with the Student Broadcasting team. I am here with Mr. Johnson who is our new assistant principal in Unalkleet.

Mr. Johnson...


Is this your first time being a principal and if not where have you worked before?

Do you plan on being a vice principal until you retire, or do you plan on making a career out of it?

Did you have to take special classes or training?

What are your duties?

Why do you think this year will be a great school year?

Prom

From SBTWiki

Looking for a dress is probably the hardest part of getting ready for prom in rural Alaska. What most girls do around here is sift through hundreds and hundreds of dresses online, from websites like promgirl.com and shopshop.com. Getting them here on time could be a problem so most girls order their dresses almost a month early and having a second option is always a good idea. Next is finding shoes that match the dress. This could be difficult. Having high heels that are three inches high could make it hard to walk over gravel, so take that into consideration. Finding a handbag or clutch is optional, so finally all you have to worry about is how you are getting to prom. Whether you’re using the family car or taking the four-wheeler depends on your date. Some girls find dates from surrounding rural villages so they have to think up how they are getting there. When chosen, these guys find tuxes that match their girls’ dresses and fly in on the day or the day before of the big event. Since there are no fancy restaurants anywhere in town, the junior class usually plans a dinner before prom.

Runing

From SBTWiki

Last week Unalkeet held a invitational cross country race. Every school except for Wales and Diomede sent a team. Over 100 middle and high school runners competed. Three races included a varsity boys, varsity girls, and an middle school/open race were community members and coaches raced.


The winner of the Boys Varsity race was 9th grader Zachary Pete from Stebbins with a time of 00:00:00. The winner of the Varsity Girls race was X grader Katya Wassillie of White Mountain with a time of 00:00:00. The winner of the Open race was 8th grader Troy Lockwood of Unalakleet with a time of 00:00.

The Unalakleet Invitational was just a warm-up for the Regoin 1A North state qualifying race this coming Saturday. In addition to the runners from the Bering Strait School District, runners from Barrow, Kotzebue, Nome, Point Hope, and McGrath will be in town.

SBA

From SBTWiki

Next week is SBA (Standard Base Assesment) in the Bering Strait School District.

First off can you say your name, and spell it for me?

How long has BSSD been testing its students?

What grade levels are being tested next week, and what tests are they taking?

How is the HSGQE different from the SBA?

Why are these tests important?

If a student does really well on these tests do they have to take them again next year?

How do you get all the testing materials out to the sites, and get them back when the tests are done?

Thank you Dr. Degnan for your time.

SVA Kite Day

From SBTWiki

On October 19th, it was a very nice day to fly kites in Savoonga. First, we had to build our kites. Our parents, and some of the high school kids helped us. We colored on the kites with markers and then taped plastic rods on them to make the kites strong. Last, we put the strings on and went outside with our kites.

The wind was blowing a little bit and it was easy to fly our kites. The whole school was out flying their kites, so we had to find a place to stand so our kites wouldn't hit each other. The sky was filled with kites! After we were done flying our kites, we got to take them home. It was a great Kite Day.

Scheduling

From SBTWiki

Last week, teachers had meetings on how the schedule is going to look next year.


Primary:

How will the schedule change next year?

How will effect students and the way they're used to?

What do you think is the biggest change that is scheduled for next year?


Secondary:

How will the schedule change effect students and the education that they're used to?

Do you think this is a positive change for the way students work?

What do you think is the biggest change that is scheduled for next year?


High School:

Do you think that the way the scheduled changed is a good thing or a bad thing?

How will it effect students and the way they work?

What do you think is the biggest change that is scheduled for next year?


Student:

What would you like to see in next year's schedule?

From what you've heard, do you think the new schedule will be a good thing or a bad thing?

Do you think that changing the schedule is a good thing, or do you think that we should stick to this year's?

Science Fair

From SBTWiki

There was a Science Fair in Unalakleet. It was held in the MPR on Monday Febuary 12. The winners of the Science Fair who will be traveling to Golovin today are the 1st place winner Kira, 2nd place Katiya, and 3rd place Mia Concilus and Donlad. One of the projects, and fourth place winner, Yosty Storms, was doing a project on Global Warming. Yosty melted ice in a few different gases, and predicted the four-wheeler exhaust would cause the ice to melt the quickest. She found that the hot water vapor melted the ice quickest, and did a research paper about the effects of different gases in our atmosphere. Although Yosty won't be traveling to Golovin, the race was very close, with only one point separating 4th and 3rd place. Congratulations to all the competitors, and good luck in the district science fair in Golovin.

Script September 14th

From SBTWiki

Hello, and welcome to the Bering Strait School District Student news broacast. My name is .

And I'm . Our first story this year is about the competition in Unalakleet schools for a new logo. Jonisha Wilson interviewed Ben Howard, the Unalakleet School's principal. Let's see what she found out.

(Jonisha Interview)

One of Unalakleet's new teacher's has taught if different places around the world. Jennie Katchatag interviewed Nancy Persons, Unalakleet's new sixth grade teacher.

(Jennie Interview)

One of the Bering Strait's schools, Golovin, had a special celebration for grandparents day. Shanelle Olson sent us a report on the way they spent lunch on Grandparent's day. On Friday, September 8, 2006, the whole student body of Martin L. Olson School in Golovin invited the grandparents and elders to come and eat lunch with them. After lunch was over, they first gathered in the gym to welcome and thank their grandparents for coming. M. Paniptchuk’s Kindergarten/Level 1 class sang, “You are my Sunshine,” B. Seymour’s Level 2/3 class told why the elders of Golovin are important, and two girls from T. Merfeld’s Middle Levels said a special “Thank you!” The most entertaining for the elders was the Eskimo Dancing. The group of students who went to Wales for their dance festival performed for the Grandma’s and Grandpa’s of Golovin. Then they all joined the high school students in the Math/Science classroom where they participated in an activity: “Two Truths and 1 Lie.” We also heard about them growing up and how school was. When they finished telling stories, pictures were taken of the high school students and the elders who were able to make it. After that, they went to the Bilingual classroom and ate Agutaq. That was their Grandparent’s Day Celebration!

That's very interesting and sounts like it was fun. The student broadcasting team is glad that other sites are sending us stories. The middle and high school students were nominated on Monday for 4 main seats on the Council and the 6 student representative positions. These are the following things that you can run for and what they do; The President holds council meetings and decides when to put the students ideas to action. The Vice President Is responsible to attend important meetings of the city, and to fill in for the president when absent. The Secretary/Treasurer Is responsible for keeping records of everything that the Council decides and all the money they use and get. The Spirit Chair is responsible for holding pep rallies and dances and basically keeping the school fun. There is one representative from each class in POD 3 and 4. These 7th-12th grade students will attend all meetings. Good luck to all the competetors! Elections will be on Friday. And now, to the weather with Abbie Johnson.

(Abbie Weather)

Mia Concilus has talked with people that helped create and support our new student information system, DART. Let's find out more.

(Mia Story)

Well, that's all we have for this week. If you have any questions, comments, story ideas, or concerns, please email us at feedback@bssd.org. Once again, that's feedback@bssd.org. This is

And . Have a great week!

Scrit 9/27/06

From SBTWiki

Jennie. Hello, and welcome to the bering strait student news brodcast. My name is Jennie Kachatag.

Mia: and I'm Mia Concilus.

Jennie: Our first story is about Skills Camp that was held here in Unalakleet. Jonathan interviewed two of the skills camp people, let's take a closer look

(interview)

Mia: There is going to be a girl scouts sleep over. Now, lets go to the weather with Hazel Freytag.

Jennie: Thanks Hazel, last weekend, the Cross country regionals were here in Unalakleet. Abbie Johnson interviewed Jeff Erickson, BSSD's Athletic Director, about the mistake in the boys regional race.

Mia: Thanks Abbie. Mammoth tusks can be up to 100,000 years old when they are found. Alaska is a pretty common place to find mammoth tusks. If you look at the cross-sections of a mammoth tusk and walrus tusk, they reveal differences in internal structure. Mammoth tusks have cross-hatchings called Shreger lines. Walrus tusks have a core that looks like oatmeal, and is surrounded by rings. We find both kinds of mammoth tusks in Alaska---fossilized mammoth tusks and mammoth ivory. The rules for mammoth ivory in Alaska are the same as walrus ivory, only Natives can carve it, cause they're cool like that. Anybody can own carved ivory. Mammoth tusks (ivory) are mostly found in Alaska and Siberia. Now, lets go to the clip that Darryl and George of Golovin sent us about the mammoth tusk the village recovered.

Jennie: And now to Jessica in Wales, whos going to show us how to harvest a musk ox boobs.

Mia: We'd like to thank Jessica for sending in that story. This past week, volunteering students from Mrs. Snyder's Writing classes participated in a cleanup job on one of Unalakeet's storage units, which had been markered over with graffiti and had been worn down over the years. The small team of students, lead by Mrs. Snyder, painted a mural covering up the graffiti. Thanks to Mrs. Snyder and her volunteers for making our town a little better.

Jennie: Well, that's all we have for this week. For questions, comments, or stories, email us at feedback@bssd.org. Once again, that's feedback@bssd.org. This is Jennie Katchatag

Mia: And Mia Concilus. Have a great week!

Seals in warm weather

From SBTWiki

With the warm weather we been experiencing some spotted seals in the Unalakleet area. Jennie Katchatag wanted to know if the warm winter would effect the seals. She interviewed Ann Hoover-Miller, who works at the Sealife Center in Seward. Let's see what she found out!


How the warm winter effect seal pups?

Do the seals need the ice pack to survive? Why or why not?

Since there isn't any ice pack to rest on, are seals in danger to burn off to much winter fat?

Is it hard for a mother seal to find food for it's pups in a warm winter?

Do you think the warm weather is too hot for the seals that are used of the cold weather?

Serum Run

From SBTWiki

The Serum Run, which commemorates the life saving expedition to get diphtheria serum to Nome in 1925, will start in Neanna on February 18, 2007. The Serum will arrive in Neanna at 10:12 a.m., when a train conductor will put serum the hands of the Serum Run representative, Carolyn Vaughan. Carolyn will then pass the serum to the first musher to set out from Neanna. From there, fourteen mushers and seventeen snowmobilers will carry the serum along the trail, finally ending in Nome. Participants in the run will stop at all the schools along the 1149 mile Iditarod trail to celebrate this famous journey. They will come to Unalakleet on March 2. Keep watching for more infomation on the Serum run and interviews with some of the participants.

Serum Run Video

From SBTWiki

Last week, the serum runners came through Unalakleet. The mushers and the snowmobilers are heading up to Nome. The Serum runners are not racing. They are traveling in a group. Some take their time as others are ahead. When the teams come to a checkpoint, they stop and wait until all of the people come in. then they stay the night at the school MPR. The next morning they leave at 10:00 PM to continue on their way to Shacktoolik, the next check point. There is a special man this year that wants to ski the entire trail with his dog Ticue. Matt, the skier, is from France. The snow machiners help with his luggage, but he also carries some of his stuff on a sled that he drags behind him.

Skiing

From SBTWiki

The Unalakleet High School Cross Country Ski Team has started. There coachs name is Nancy Persons. In feburary she will be starting a elmantry Cross Country Ski team. The ski practice will not be on the roads becuase of the ice. Insted it will be across the slough. They practice on Tuseday, Wensday, and Thursday.

Skiing Champion

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Last weekend BSSD held thier 29th annual X-Country Ski Championships in White Mountain. All the schools participating are White MT. Kouyuk, Nome, Savoonga, Unalakleet, Shaktoolik, Shishmaref, Teller, ST. Michael, and Gambell. The top three boy for the X-country are 1st Emerson from Nome, 2nd Vincent from White MT, and 3rd Jess from Savoonga. The top three for the biathlon boys are 1st Emerson from Nome, 2nd Vincent from White MT, and 3rd Joey from Savoonga. The top three from the X- country girls are 1st Sierra from Unalakleet, 2nd Devynn from Nome, and 3rd Precious from White MT. The top three for the biathlon girls are 1st Sierra from Unalakleet, 2nd Devynn from White MT, and 3rd Esther from White MT. Congrats to all the skier participating in the ski race.

How did you feel when you came in first place?

What was goal when you were in the Championships?

Did you think you were going to take first?

What type of wax were you using to ski with?

How did the wax play a role in your victory?

What do you think you will do diffrently next time?

When is the next race? and were?

Do you think you will do good in the next round? Thank you for your time.

Skills Camp

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Once again the Skills Camp is taking place here in Unlalakleet. The High School graduates in the BSSD go to this Skills Camp to pass of a few tests in order to graduate at the end of the school year. There are a total of seventeen student that came from all around the Bering Strait. Students come from Teller, Unalakleet, Stebbins, Elim, Koyuk, Savoonga, Shaktoolik and Shishmaref. Jennie Katchatag had an interview with one of the students . Lets see what she found out.

Skills Camp Interview

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What is Skills Camp?

What have you done so far?

What do you do here to help you prepare for the High School Qualifying Exam?

What standards are being addressed?

How did you get selected to come here?

What are some tips to help students pass the High School Qualifying Exam?

What is your favorite part so far?

What are the pros and cons of attending Skills camp?

Skills Camp Questions

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Can you say and spell your name for me?

Where are you from?


1.What is Skills Camp?

2.What is one thing you learned this week?

3.What was the most challenging part of this week? Why?

4.If you pass does it mark half your grade?

6.Are you expecting to graduate at the end of this school year?

Sled Component Documentation

Below are links to the documentation for different pieces of equipment used in the sled.


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--CraigM 13:50, 12 March 2007 (AKDT)

Sled Scope and Features

The following is taken from the proposal GCI gave to BSSD. Below is an updated set of scope and features as we continue to understand what is available and possible.

Proposal

A wireless Internet access service designed for portable educational purposes.

Includes:


Features:


*Specifications and features subject to change.

Updates

Features


Snow Machine Safty

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Tape the presentation Ask a few questions: Where are you from? What are you doing here in Unalakleet? How long have you been snowmachining? What are the most important things you can do to prevent accidents from happening? What should riders bring them for emergency gear? Is there anything eles you'd like to tell us about snowmachine safety? Thank you for your time and hope you have a safe trip

NACE( Northwest Alaska Circumnavigation Expedition) is a group of people who are traveling by snow machines from Frairbanks to unalakleet and then along the cost of alaska stoping in villeges to teach students about the safety of being in the backcountry when snow machining. Last Thursday Cassandra interviewed one of the members of the team.

Sonyia Tournament

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This weekend there will be a tournament that is dedicated to Soynia Ivanoff. Soynia Ivanoff was the daughter of Larry and Maggie Ivanoff. The tournament will be from Friday the 17th to Saturday the 18th. There are Nine teams. Three Unalakleet Womens teams.And one team from Shaktoolik. The names for the Unalakleet are KJ Girls, UNK Tomcods Earls Girls. There are five mens teams. There are five mens teams. Three teams from UNK. One team from Shacktoolik and one team from Saint Marys. The teams names from Unalakleet are Team Bone, Dorks, and Hary's. The tournament begins four o'clock p.m. on Friday, through Saturday. The Champion starts at seven p.m. also on Saturday.

Stebbins Potlatch

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Questions for Anyone

   * What is your name? 
   * Are you having fun so far? 
   * Are you glad to see your relatives? 
   * Do you like watching the potlatch or the games? 
   * Is this your first time coming to Stebbins? 
   * Who do you usually stay with when you come here? 
   * Did you have fun during this potlatch and potlatch tournament? 
   * Would you come back next year? 
   * How long have you been coming here? 
   * Do you like the songs that are being played? 
   * Which one was your favorite song that was played? 
   * Do you go up and dance sometimes if you are familiar with the song? 
   * This culture is still alive, are you happy that it is? 


Questions for Dancers

   * Are you nervous about dancing? 
   * What do think it will be like dancing in front of all those people? 
   * How did you get the stuff to hand out? 
   * What was your favorite thing to hand out? 
   * Were you nervous about dancing? 
   * What was it like dancing in front of all those people? 
   * What part was your favorite? 
   * Are you planning to dance hard? 
   * Do you like dancing? 
   * Are you excited about dancing? 
   * What is your favorite song? 
   * Do you like any of the songs? 
   * Why do you like dancing? 
   * Do you have any problems on one or two songs? 
   * When did you first dance? 
   * Are you going to use your headdress? 
   * When you were in the middle of the song, was it still scary in front of all of those people? Why? 
   * Do you like your song? 
   * Do you know your song really well? 


Questions for Drummers

   * What is your favorite song? 
   * Who are the people that are going to first dance? 
   * How long have you been a drummer? 
   * Do you like being a drummer? 
   * Do you drummers get tired very quickly from singing? 
   * Who is your most favorite dancer in Stebbins? 
   * What was life back then when you were in potlatch? 
   * Are some of your relatives up there dancing? 
   * Are you happy that people like to dance and be apart of their culture? 
   * Are you use to being a drummer? Why or why not? 
   * Do you sometimes have fun while singing the songs and some people dance it in a funny way? 
   * Do you like drumming most of the time? 
   * Do you sometimes want to go up and dance? 
   * Why don't you go up and dance sometimes?\ 


Questions for Visitors

   * Where are you from? 
   * Why are you here? 
   * Are you having fun here in Stebbins? 
   * Would you rather watch the potlatch or the games? 
   * Are you glad to see your relatives? 
   * Did you come here for the games or to see some of the people first dance? 
   * Did you like this town or is it boring? 
   * Do you like your place that your staying in or what? 
   * How many of your relatives are dancing? 
   * Do you like the songs that are being danced? 
   * Are you going up to dance on some of the songs? 
   * What was your favorite song? 
   * How long do you think that you will be here? 
   * Are you coming here next year? 
   * Is this year of potlatch fun? 
   * Do you think that the dancers dance good? Why or why not? 
   * Do you like the way that the drummers sing the songs, and how they drum? Why or why not? 



Questions for Elders

   * How was potlatch different when you were young? 
   * How did people act when they are dancing? 
   * Who were the drummers long time ago? Were they the same? 
   * Do you like the things that the new dancers gave you? 
   * What kind of song did you like? 
   * Did you first dance? If so, when? 
   * Is your first dance anything different than now? 
   * Did you see one of your relatives dance this year? 
   * Are you glad that the culture is still alive? 
   * Are some of these songs familiar to you? 
   * Do you like watching Potlatch? Why or why not? 

Stebbins Games

Kotlik Basketball Games

Though the Knights lost, Our Boys Never Accepted Defeat

Three games, three losses, that’s how the games went for our boys. Did they quit? Never! Our team was crippled when Phillip Dan went down, but that had no effect on how badly he wanted to win. When Phillip, still injured, made an entrance in the second game against St. Mary’s, he told the team that he was doing it for the team. All the Knights, like Phillip, never gave in to the tough opponents.

"Victory!" Cries the Hearts of the Lady Knights

Lady Knights come in with a first place in the annual Kotlik tournament even against the odds as the whole crowd was rooting for St. Mary’s. They pulled through with pride and the power of the Knights behind them. The final score was 48-42!

Student Election 2006

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The middle and high school students were nominated on Monday for 4 main seats on the Council and the 6 student representative positions. These are the following seats;

President: Holds council meetings and decides when to put the students ideas to action.

Vice President: Is responsible to attend important meetings of the city, and to fill in for the president when absent.

Secretary/Treasurer: Is responsible for keeping records of everything that the Council decides and all the money they use and get.

Spirit Chair (vote for hunter): Whoever wins this position is responsible for holding pep rallies and dances; basically keeping the school fun.

Class Representatives: There is one representative from each class in POD 3 and 4. These 7th-12th grade students will attend all meetings.

Superintendent Interveiw About Board Meeting

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My name is Hunter Dill from the BSSD student news broadcasting team. I'm here with the BSSD Superintendent Dr. Davis.

What topics were discussed in the recent board meeting?

Were there any decisions that will noticably affect learning in BSSD schools?

What is on the agenda for the next board meeting?

Thank you for your time Dr. Davis. This is Hunter Dill with the BSSD student broadcasting team.

Talent Show

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On Monday 8, 2007 the music teacher trew a talent show. In this Talent Show there was a tie. Kyra and Johnathan's band tied. Kyra wrote her own music for the gutiar and song. Johnathan's band had the drums, gutiar, bass,and poino. Even some of the teachers were in the talent show and our school princlbal. Even though they did not compete they were very good. Conratuliation to all of those who competed.

Time Change

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On November 5, Diomede change there clock an hour back. The Native Village voted to change it back. One of the informational flyer posted a sign that said "Diomede will remain one hour behind mainland until they start to gain daylight."Diomede is now on HAST witch is observed by Adak, Alaska and Aleutians Islands west of 169.30 West.

Unalakleet Halloween Carnival

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On Friday, October 27th, the Unalakleet Schools held their annual Halloween Carnival. Many different games were available for kids and parents to win prizes. The student store was open and serving popcorn and hot pretzels with cheese. The carnival is not only a community even, it is also a fundraiser for the school. According to Assistant Principal Josh Johnson, the carnival raised over 1750 dollars for various classes in the school. I had lots of fun and enjoyed the carnival. Abbie

Unalakleet School News Paper

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The sixth grade students in their Writing class are creating a school news paper about what is happening in their school. Their teacher, Nancy Persons, came up with the idea. The paper will have an advice column, sports, interviews, comics, world news, fashion, Guess Who, games, and many more. To get us started she asked a friend of hers to send some news papers from Saudi Arabia. Everyone in the class will have something to do. Their first publishing will be on January 19, 2006. It will probably be published once every month. The title of the news paper will be The Howling Northernlights.

Videoographer Visits Diomede

There were these two people that came to Little Diomede, Alaska. There names are Jake and Paul. Paul Gray is a Videoogapher and Jake is an archeologist. They were out in Diomede for about four days. Paul was going around the village and asking people if he can cam them and ask them questions. Jake was teaching the middle schoolers and high schoolers about what his work was about. The video Paul Gray is making is about the Cold War In Alaska. He was sent out by the military to make this movie, and he was trying to interview people that was here in the Cold War and what they saw.

Paul Gray's website: [1]

Volleyball

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Hi my name is Jennie Katchatag with the Student News Broadcasting Team. This is a story about Volleyball. Volleyball is an exciting sport for High Schoolers. . This is going be a exciting year for everybody! Who do you think will win at the Regionals?! Have a good week!

WBB Guitar Lessons

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Guitar lesson practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30pm to 4:30pm, and Sundays at 1:00pm. Students are practicing basic cords, and they will be starting a song named Red River Valley, and also Smoke on the Water, which everyone loves. Then if students want to start a concert, they will have to talk with Matt or Jim Pearson. That is a possibility, but they still have to discuss it. Guitar lessons will continue until they master the guitar or until they get tired of each other. Written by: George Otten Interview and Pictures by: Keasha Steve, & Dylan Atchak

Warm Weather in January

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What do you think of the weather at this time of the year?

Do you think it's strange having rain at this time of the year?

How has the cold weather change this month?

Does it usually rain in January?

Has it rain in January in your past life?

What do you think the causes of the rain in January?

Do you think this will cause anything to happen?

Do you think this will effect the snow for the Iditrod?

What do you think if Summer came early?

What do you think this will do to the arctic animals?


Thank you for your time.

We want stories

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Hello my name is Laurel Katchatag and I am with the Student broadcasting team. We are looking for stories from you! All we are asking is current local news. It would be great if you can send us a picture or a video along With the news. The news can be from anywhere in the district. For a sample go to sbt.bssd.org/sample

Webcam

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A steerable webcam has been installed on Unalakleet school's roof. From the webcam, you can see many things, like Besboro Island, the District Office, The Iditarod checkpoint in Unalakleet, and much more. Mia Concilus interviewed Ben Howard, the principal of Unalakleet Schools, about the webcam.

Mr. Howard

What are some of the uses of the Unalakleet webcam?

Can you think of any other ways to use webcams in education?

Do you think that we should install webcams in more schools in the district? Why?


Hageland:

Do you use the webcam for anything?

(if yes) What do you use it for?(If they've already answered that, more questions from their answers

(if no) Do you see any ways that webcams can be used for flight services? How?

Do you think that we should install webcams in schools across Alaska so we can see weather conditions at that site?

Wolves

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Wolves are an important part of our ecosystem. They help control the rabbit, moose, deer, caribou, and other wild life. There are no predators for the wolf, except for the humans. We are now killing them to keep them from eating the moose and other animals that we hunt. Right now people are being asked to kill at least one wolf to help control the population. Should we do this? Some think that the higher wolf population is good. The animals are coming back to the wilderness. Others think the opposite. They are killing too many moose. The government is having an argument on if they should protect the wolf or, if people should be allowed to kill them to boost the moose population.

http://www.defenders.org/wildlife/wolf/alaska.html

Wrestling

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It looks like wrestling pratice has already begun! Next week, November 8th to the 9th, Unalakleet will be hosting the 25th annual Wrestling/Cheerleading Tournament. Thirteen villages from our district are comming to compete in the tournament except for the Wales Cheerleading team and Tellers Wrestling team. According to Jeff Erickson the Tellers cheerleading team maybe cheering for the Wales wrestling team. The Student News Broadcasting team will be broadcasting the tournament live. All of the cheerleaders and wrestlers will come here on Tuesday the 7th of and leave on Friday the 10th. Good luck to all of the cheerleaders and wrestlers. This will be the Bering Strait School District's 25th Annual Cheerleading and Wrestling Tournament. We hope everyone out at the sites are praticing hard and does their best competing in the tournament.

Wrestling/Cheerleading

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Last week Unalakleet held a 25th annual Wrestling and Cheerleading Tourament. All sites in the district were there. First place in wrestling large school elementry was Stebbins. 2nd place was Unalakleet. First place elementary small school was Koyuk. 2nd was Golovin. First place large school Jr.High was Stebbins, 2nd place large was Savoonga. First place Jr.High small school was White Mountain, 2nd place small school was Koyuk. Outstanding wrestler elmentary was Isaiah from Stebbins, Jr.High was John also from Stebbins. Partner Stunts were also done for Cheerleaders, 1st place Large school was Jonisha and Season from Unalakleet, 2nd place was Kim and Mia also from Unalakleet. 1st place for partner Stunts small School was Abby and Tammy from Brevig Mission, 2nd place small school was Dorinda Chelsea from Shaktoolik. First All american cheerleader large school was Kyra from Unalakeet, 2nd place large school was Deyonne from Stebbins, 3rd place was Tori from Unalakleet. First place All American cheerleader was Sharina from Golovin, 2nd place was Dorinda from Shaktoolik, 3rd place was Abby from White Mountain. Sportmanship Trophy went to the Shaktoolik Wolverines. The spirit Stick went to the Shismaref Northern Lights. Good job to all the competitors.

Wrestling/Cheerleading Tournament

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Next week the Student News Broadcasting team will be broadcasting the Cheerleading & Wrestling Tournament live. All sites in the BSSD is coming except for the Wales Cheerleading team and Tellers Wrestling team. According to Jeff Erickson the Tellers Cheerleading team maybe cheer for the Wales Wrestling team. The tournament is from November 8th to the 9th. All of the cheerleaders and wrestlers will com here on Tuesday the 7th of and leave on Friday the 10th. Good luck to all of the Cheerleaders and Wrestlers. This will be the Bering Strait School District's 25th Annual Cheerleading and Wrestling Tournament.

Wrestling/Cheerleading Tournament script

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Next week the Student News Broadcasting team will be broadcasting the Cheerleading & Wrestling Tournament live. All sites in the BSSD is coming except for the Wales Cheerleading team and Tellers Wrestling team. According to Jeff Erickson the Tellers Cheerleading team maybe cheering for the Wales Wrestling team. The tournament is from November 8th to the 9th. All of the cheerleaders and wrestlers will come here on Tuesday the 7th of and leave on Friday the 10th. Good luck to all of the Cheerleaders and Wrestlers. This will be the Bering Strait School District's 25th Annual Cheerleading and Wrestling Tournament.

Wrestling Questions

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1) How many years have you been in wrestling? 2) Do u like it? 3) Who did you wrestle against? Did you win? 4) Do you Have any favorite wrestlers? 5) Why'd you choose wrestling? 6) Do u plan on being in wrestling next year? 7) Would you rather be in cheerleading? 8) Whats your favorite thing about wrestling? 9) Are you ever nervous before a wrestling match? 10)How do u prepare yourself for a wrestling match?? 11)Who got you into wrestling? 12)Do u want to give a shout-out to anyone at home?

XC coach interview

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Hello my name Jonisha with the BSSD student broadcasting team. I am here with Mr. Corssetti who is the Unalakleet cross country coach.

Mr. Corsetti what do you like about being a coach.

Is it hard to teach your athletes how to run?

Do you need special gear to be on the cross country team?

Are there any safety concerns with being in competitive running?

Do you plan on coaching in the future?

Thank you Mr. Corsetti for your time. Good luck this year.

XC regionals

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Last weekend there was a Cross Country regional race. There was a varsity boys and girls race.

The winner of the boys race was Gauard from Kotzebue. The winner from the girls race was Viven from Kotzebue. After the races there was a open race were kids and audults can race. The winner from the open race was from Nome I do not now his name. I intewvied Jeff Ericson, I understand that there was a unfortenit insedent at the reaganls last weekend, Can you tell us what happen?

What were outkomes of his mistake?

Is there something BSSD will do next year so that won't happen again?

Thank you for your time.


Zach Steer barrows Ski pole

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While the idtrod was going on Zach Steer borrowed a ski pole from Unalakleets Schools ski team. He sent the ski pole back sighned and a $200 dollar check with it.

Why do you use a ski pole?

Why did you need another ski pole?

How did the ski pole help you?

How long have you been using a ski pole?

Do you think you would have gotten 3rd place if you didn't have the ski pole? Why?

Do you use ski pole while doing other races?

Thank you for your time

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