Education

HOMEWORK – Russell Rowe picks up a bag of homework prepared by Nome Elementary School for students. Watching are Nancy Bahnke, left, and NES Principal Elizabeth Korenek-Johnson.
The COVID-19 crisis has shut down Nome Public Schools but the learning continues. Nome schools are developing ways to make sure the students continue with their education. “We’re getting our minds...
PUBLIC MEETING—The school district presented their proposal to move sixth graders from the elementary school to Nome-Beltz Jr./Sr. High School.
Administrators of the Nome Public Schools have proposed moving sixth grade students from the Nome Elementary School to Nome-Beltz Jr./Sr. High School, making the two-year junior high school into a...
PERCUSSION— U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos enjoyed drumming during her visit to NACTEC in Nome last week. She said she was a percussionist herself.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Nome on Wednesday, August 28 as part of her first official visit to Alaska. She spent most of her time in Nome at NACTEC, taking a look at the regional...
NEW PRINCIPAL – Jay Thomas is the new principal at Nome-Beltz Jr./Sr. High School this year.
Jay Thomas takes over as the new principal at Nome-Beltz Jr/Sr High School this year. He is an experienced rural Alaska educator and knows the region well. With his wife, who is also a teacher, he...
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...

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