For the first time in five years, a Ketchikan High School student has been named a delegate in the United States Youth Senate program.
Learning about the ins and outs of theater takes center stage for an hour every Thursday at Schoenbar Middle School.
Ten Ketchikan students who completed a nine-week Ketchikan Youth Court program this fall were inducted as court members during a ceremony on Monday night.
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan High School academic decathlon team ranked 18th among the small and medium-sized schools participating in the hybrid format Irving Independent School District Invitational Academic Decathlon meet this weekend.
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan High School’s drama, debate and forensics team this past weekend traveled to Juneau to participate in a regional meet hosted by Thunder Mountain High School.
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Students from four Ketchikan School District schools set to work this past week decorating handmade ornaments that will hang on the U.S. Forest Service's annual Together Tree at Alaska's Governor's Mansion in Juneau.
Eighth-grade students at Schoenbar Middle School are in the early stages of producing a student-led documentary detailing the history of the World War II-era internment camp once located at Ward Lake.
Ketchikan High School's two National Ocean Sciences Bowl teams — the Saber-Toothed Salmon and the Saber-Toothed Smolts — went undefeated against two other Southeast schools during a virtual meet hosted as part of the annual Sitka Whalefest this past week.
Ketchikan High School's academic decathlon team will be the only Alaska school participating in the Irving Independent School District Invitational Academic Decathlon meet on Saturday.
Ketchikan High School Assistant Principal Cole Maxwell has been named the Region V Assistant Principal of 2022 by the Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals.
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Firefighters with the South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department spent time teaching Fawn Mountain Elementary School students on fire safety in early October.
On Halloween night, a part of Ketchikan High School was filled with tricks and treats as the seniors of the Class of 2022 presented a "haunted hallway" as a senior fundraiser.
The sun came out on Monday morning as the entire Tongass School of Arts and Sciences student body filed outside to fill the school's covered recess area during an assembly held to honor TSAS artist in residence Kevin Clevenger and the creation of two drums.
Ketchikan Charter School students have created an art project recognizing the Saanya Kwaan and Taanta Kwaan people in the form of a land acknowledgement.
Fifth- and sixth-graders at Tongass School of Arts and Sciences spent a chilly morning earlier this month walking around Ward Lake as they put their knowledge of bats to the test with officials from the U.S. Forest Service leading the way during "Batty Maps Day."
Ketchikan High School students are speaking out on a variety of topics through the newly created "Kayhi Cast," a podcast featuring second-year journalism students in Jeffrey Lund's class.
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Alaska Legislature in April approved a commendation honoring Cecilia “Lori” Christiansen for her “lifelong dedication to educating Alaska’s children,” which now includes 42 years with the Annette Island School District.
Ketchikan High School's drama, debate and forensics team — this year made up of both fresh faces and long-time members — is set to travel to Skagway for an in-person DDF meet scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
Ketchikan High School students spent early this past week participating in their own mock local election in the classroom, and also lent a hand at voting precincts as Ketchikan residents cast their votes in the local elections on Oct. 5.
Ketchikan High School's K-Highlites dance team are set to take on a new year of performances, with a roster of both new and seasoned members.
By RAEGAN MILLER
The Ketchikan High School Rotary Interact Club has set to work helping the Ketchikan Pioneer Home garden bloom.
Ketchikan educators, Alaska Native community members, artists and students came together earlier this month to share the story of Irene and Nettie Jones in words and pictures at the Tongass Historical Museum.
Ketchikan High School student Kai Biagi recently was named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.
By RAEGAN MILLER
The Ketchikan High School academic decathlon team is preparing to start practicing together for the 2021-22 competitive AcDc season, which this year is set to feature in-person events and offer college credits.
Several new teachers, professional staff discuss what’s ahead in the new school year
After 14 years spent teaching science at Schoenbar Middle School, Frankie Urquhart is making a change, taking up a position as the health sciences teacher at Ketchikan Hig School this school year.
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan High School’s scholarship assembly was held virtually on May 19, with Kayhi students accumulating $6,804,672 of in-state and out-of-state scholarship funds.
Schoenbar Middle School students wrapped the school year with a project designed to commemorate the World War II Aleut relocation camp that once operated at Ward Lake.
Ketchikan High School junior Julia Spigai has been accepted into two prestigious summer programs that focus on preparing students for applying to college.
U.S. News and World Report recently completed a data study focusing on ranking high schools across the state and country, resulting in the announcement that Ketchikan High School was ranked as the 11th best high school in Alaska, based on statistics like graduation rates and Advanced Placeme…
The Ketchikan High School class of 2021 will graduate on May 30, and, as of Tuesday, school administrators and local health officials are still working to decide what format the graduation ceremony will take.
Ketchikan Charter School will hold its continuation ceremony for the eighth-grade class of 2021 in early June.
It didn't come as a surprise when Laura Sherrill set her sights on attending the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in King's Point, New York.
In the “Fast Track Fliers” club, students of all ages and ability levels can have fun and stay active by learning how to jump rope or practice their skills with friends.
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan High School academic decathlon team placed 11th in the small schools division at the online U.S. Academic Decathlon nationals last month.
The University of Alaska Southeast recognized the 24 students in the Class of 2021 during a virtual commencement ceremony that debuted on Friday evening.
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan High School senior Evelyn Nutt recently was selected as one of 625 semifinalists in the national Presidential Scholars program.
The annual camping trip for seventh-graders and survival trip for eighth-graders has been a Schoenbar Middle School tradition since 1972.
Ketchikan Charter School students are counting every last penny as they compete for a coveted prize — throwing a pie in the face of the school principal.
Eighth-graders in Frankie Urquhart's science class at Schoenbar Middle School recently faced a new challenge — assembling a miniature motorized cargo plane sturdy enough to carry a number of pennies in the classroom.
Ketchikan High School student Julia Spigai has been accepted into the All Northwest Honor Band, and will participate in a virtual series of workshops for the 2021 All Northwest Honor Festival.
Three student-run groups at Ketchikan High School have been encouraging their classmates to celebrate Earth Day by developing awareness activities, including a social media project, prize raffles, and a schoolwide spirit week.
The Ketchikan Native Youth Olympics team has been growing.
Five local students competed in the 2021 Alaska State Spelling Bee late last month.
Jalen Smith is cooking up big plans to attend a college culinary program, with an ultimate goal of opening his own restaurant.
Ketchikan's Henry Clark is one of 123 high school seniors to receive Pacific Lutheran University's president's scholarship.
For the first time in five years, a Ketchikan High School student was named the Alaska state representative in the annual Distinguished Young Woman competition.
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan High School academic decathlon team will compete in the online U.S. AcDc National Tournament next month, after receiving notice that a Juneau-based team had declined to take its spot in the tournament.
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Students in Ketchikan High School teacher Todd Henke's introduction to engineering and design class spent the last day of class before spring break on the water.