KETCHIKAN (KDN) — For a handful of Ketchikan School District teachers, June was both the end of the 2019-20 school year and a close to long and varied careers with education in Ketchikan.
With the end of the school year comes new opportunities for Ketchikan High School decathletes to prepare for the upcoming season of academic competition.
Ketchikan High School junior Henry Clark was on his way to a national competition in pursuit of a scholarship when the coronavirus pandemic canceled the program.
Ketchikan High School junior Evelyn Nutt is finding ways to pursue her growing academic interests — she was recently accepted for participation in two prestigious summer programs.
For a class of Ketchikan High School juniors and seniors, shadowing local medical personnel in a variety of environments is all in a day's work.
Houghtaling Elementary School shook with the sound of stomping feet and celebratory cheers on the evening of March 3 as 50 students put their jump-rope skills on full display in an annual performance.
Students from Ketchikan High School are earning college credits by taking apart and reassembling real diesel engines at the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Maritime Training Center.
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Three teams of Ketchikan students competed in the state-level tournament for the Battle of the Books competition last week.
Ketchikan High School senior Tyler Merle was recently named a National Merit Scholarship finalist, and although he won’t know whether he is named a National Merit scholar until as late as next month, the process already has begun to present him educational and financial opportunities.
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan High School’s annual “Financial Reality Fair” began on Tuesday morning and will continue through mid-morning on Wednesday.
Nearly 90 Ketchikan High School seniors recently participated in a mock jury selection in Ketchikan Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens’ courtroom.
The Ketchikan High School Drama, Debate and Forensics team recently returned from the state tournament in Juneau with a third-place title — and for a handful of soon-to-be-graduating competitors, the experience was their swan song with Kayhi DDF.
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan High School has released its honor roll of students who achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the fall semester.
For the second year in a row, Ketchikan will send a team of student athletes to the Native Youth Olympics state tournament in March
Throughout the past week, many schools and organizations have come together to honor and spread education about the work of Elizabeth Peratrovich in recognition of Elizabeth Peratrovich Day on Feb. 16.
After local third- and fourth-graders competed in the annual district-level Battle of the Books competition, it was time for fifth- and sixth-graders to test their own skills.
Under the bright lights of the Ketchikan High School auditorium on Thursday, a battle was unfolding between local third- and fourth-grade students.
Six Ketchikan students put their spelling skills to the test on Friday during the annual district spelling bee that, if won, could lead to the chance to compete in the national Scripps Spelling Bee later this year.
Members of the Point Higgins Elementary School archery club were aiming for a top spot during the Alaska State Bullseye Virtual Tournament on Friday.
Students at Holy Name Catholic School enjoyed a week of festivities and fun in honor of National Catholic Schools Week, which began last Sunday and ended on Friday afternoon.
On Friday morning, a group of preschoolers at the Ketchikan Pioneer Home listened eagerly to a former professional basketball player read a Native story and deliver a quick language lesson.
Ketchikan High School senior Dametre Martin is in his fourth year of excelling on the school’s drama, debate and forensics team.
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan High School Drama, Debate and Forensics team hosted six other Southeast Alaska teams for the regional tournament on Friday and Saturday.
During Saturday’s regional tournament, the Ketchikan High School Academic Decathlon team not only won first place in the final event, but claimed five out of the top 10 scores.
The Ketchikan High School drama, debate and forensics team will host six visiting schools for the regional DDF tournament on Saturday.
A group of sixth-graders at Pt. Higgins Elementary School recently became the first students in Ketchikan complete a D.A.R.E program designed to help them say no to drugs, alcohol and dangerous decisions.
For young programmers worldwide, a robotics competition isn’t just a chance to win bragging rights — it’s a challenge to creatively solve community problems with Legos.
With modern medicine continuing to advance, the possibility of immortality – once seemingly limited to sci-fi movies and books — might not be that far off anymore.
At an assembly on Nov. 13, Pt. Higgins Elementary School unveiled a newly finished art project that the entire student body completed with the help of artist-in-residence Brian Elliot.
Fawn Mountain Elementary School students and teachers had the opportunity to walk across the entire State of Alaska last week without stepping foot outside the school’s gymnasium.
JUNEAU (AP) — The National Marine Fisheries Service proposed creating critical habitat sites to protect humpback whales that will extend to waters off Alaska, officials said.
The chance of an ordinary person gaining an extraordinary superpower doesn't rest on exposure to deadly chemical or being bitten by a radioactive insect, but on DNA, according to a presentation by Dr. Matthew Pawlus.
Ketchikan High School 2019 graduate Acacia Sexton prepared for her first year at college by attending the four-week National Youth Science Camp in the mountains of West Virginia in late June to mid-July.
Houghtaling Elementary School first-grade teacher Becca Sampson is an adventurer with a love for children.
Ketchikan High School’s Drama, Debate and Forensics team is heading to Sitka for its first meet, scheduled to be held Friday and Saturday.
New Ketchikan High School welding teacher Meri Miller has tackled a wide range of adventures and experiences in her 19 years as an instructor.
The Houghtaling Elementary School gym was alive with the eager chatting of about two dozen students at 8 a.m. this past Wednesday as they readied themselves for their Morning Marathoner session with sixth-grade teacher Becca Doyle and paraprofessional Katy Hook.
Tongass School of Arts and Sciences teacher Amy Bauer this fall semester received the first Marvin Scott Memorial Scholarship award through the University of Alaska Southeast.
New Houghtaling Elementary School first-grade teacher Felicia Hill, hailing from Alabama and Texas, is living her longtime dream of living in Alaska.
Point Higgins Elementary Elementary and Fawn Mountain Elementary schools welcomed new music teacher Paula DeAngeles this school year.
Ketchikan High School senior Savannah Nieshe got a taste of college life as a participant in the Rural Alaska Honors Institute on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus early this summer.
Point Higgins Elementary School has a new Intensive Special Education teacher, Yvette Cross.
Ketchikan High School senior Leah Call was the sole Alaska student selected for the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference scholarship program in Washington, D.C., which took place in June this year.
Ketchikan High School senior Sarah Palaruan, in June and July, spent seven weeks at Princeton University with the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America college preparation program.
Point Higgins Elementary School second graders and their teacher Carrie Meyer, on May 15, ventured out to the Hump Island Oyster Farm via the new Bonfire Bay Tour Company boat.
Eleven Ketchikan High School seniors completed a Certified Nursing Assistant course this school year, with all nine of the students who took the state board test on May 18 earning their CNA certifications.
The Ketchikan High School Rotary Interact club, on April 30, hosted a Youth Mental Health First Aid class for its members, as well as the general student body, with 30 Kayhi students in attendance.
Ketchikan School District’s FastTrack homeschoolers performed in a talent show on the afternoon of May 8 at the Ketchikan Pioneer Home.
There was a buzz filling the Houghtaling Elementary School library from experimenting children, curious family members and proud students at a science fair on the evening of May 8.
Students in the Ketchikan High School Educators Rising class and club have been racking up wins at the Alaska state competition, as well as practicing skills that prepare them for careers working with children.
Tlingit musician and teacher Ed Littlefield wrapped up his three-week Sealaska artist-in-residency this past week, leaving Ketchikan’s middle school students with renewed confidence in their voices.