Education

Bob Metcalf is retiring from his position as Director of the Northwest Campus and the process of selecting a new director is drawing to a close. The two finalists are Dr. Barb Amarok and Miranda...
WE DID IT—2019 Nome-Beltz extension program graduate Aaron Motis hugs Nome-Beltz graduate Ethan Ahkvaluk as Jeffrey Saclamana Jr. smiles on, shortly after they officially graduated from high school last Wednesday.
Last Wednesday was a big day for 41 Nome students when they were released from Nome-Beltz with a diploma in hand and a whole world of possibilities ahead of them. Knowing that it’s now up to them to...
OUR TOWN— Nathan Waterman, left, and Max Gray both worked on the mural painted with the help of Artis in Residence Kristin Link.
Students at the Anvil City Science Academy with the help of a commercial artist created a mural, which features Nome and much that goes with it. The artist, Kristin Link of McCarthy, was funded for a...
CONGRATULATIONS — Josie Styles, right, smiles for the camera along with her daughter Kallie King and granddaughter Mary Lou during the UAF Northwest Campus Commencement Ceremony held at Old St. Joe's on Thursday, May 9. Kallie King received her pre-nursing certificate.
Graduates from Kawerak’s GED program all the way up to a University of Alaska PhD recipient gathered at Old St. Joe’s Thursday evening to celebrate the fruits of their hard work. “We have them all...
The Nome Public School District has signed Jay Thomas to be the new principal at Nome-Beltz High School. Mr. Thomas is currently principal at Mountain Village. He has been principal in Teller, at...
Jamie Burgess was selected as the new Nome Public Schools superintendent.
The Nome Public Schools Board of Education announced Friday that Jamie Burgess has been selected as the district’s new superintendent. Burgess is the current interim superintendent and Director of...
THREE SPELLERS – The top three in the Nome PTA’s Spelling Bee are, from left, Gregory Kalerak, Peyton Lewis, and Melody Giang.
Most adults never would have heard the word “nabob” if Vice President Spiro T. Agnew hadn’t called the press “Nattering nabobs of negativitism” back in 1970. But the word came up in the Nome PTA’s...
On Tuesday, January 15 2019, the Nome Public School Board of Education gathered for a regular meeting in the Nome Elementary School library. The meeting was “short and sweet,” in the words of Board...
COMMITTING TO THE BOARD - Darlene Trigg raises her right hand and is sworn in as the new Nome Public Schools board member during a special meeting on Wednesday, October 24, after a second round of candidate interviews. Trigg filled the open seat left vacant by board member Jennifer Reader, who resigned in the late summer to be able to run for a seat on the Nome Common Council.
On Tuesday, November 20 the Nome Public Schools Board of Education met for a regular meeting in the Nome Elementary School Library. The meeting was originally scheduled for Tuesday, November 13. A...
THIS IMPACTS CLASSIFIED STAFF, TOO— Jim Shreve, System Administrator for NPS and Union President for Education Support Professionals, addresses the board during the Tuesday, August 14 school board meeting. Shreve reminded everyone to think about classified staff at the school district, too. For most non-contract employees, salaries are a fraction of a teacher’s salary, meaning they will feel the healthcare cost increase even more.
For many, the first week of school means butterflies in the stomach, sharp new pencils, high expectations and uncontainable excitement. But for Nome Public Schools employees, that sense of excitement...

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