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Voices of Alaska: Pulling together to strengthen family and community make this a better state for ourselves and our children.Donna Walker is married to Governor Bill Walker. She is a mother, grandmother, attorney and businesswoman who has served in many community, school and church volunteer roles.
Holt: School board members need an open mind

...Soldotna Middle, Soldotna High and Skyview High schools. I worked at Skyview High School for five years as the Community Schools Coordinator and as the pool aide. My wife, Kathy, has followed her commitment to education even farther and is...
KPBSD staff, law officers receive intruder training

...but Run Hide Fight didn't have as many response options as ALICE. Erika Thompson, a teacher at the Whittier Community School, said any age group would be able to pull off barricading the doorways to prevent an intruder from entering the...
Munchkins pickin' pumpkins

...she hopes to keep the event going at the school for a long time. "I think it's a great accomplishment for our community school that the students and volunteers all came together for the school and teachers," Massey said. "This was a huge...
Arts institute aims to activate brains

...from art organizations.One of the strengths of the institute, according to Stomberg, is the coordination that must happen to bring the event to a community."It's a nice intersection of community, schools and the arts," she said.
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Les Palmer: Advice for women who would fish

...doesn't work, prescription drugs will.9. Nobody to learn fromLearning how to fish has never been easier. The Community Schools program holds fishing classes during the winter. In summer, you can attend the Kenai Fishing Academy, at Kenai...
Relay for Life prepares for new location

...register a team and become a team captain. Log on to Central Peninsula Relay for Life or call Carmen Triana at Soldotna Community Schools, or call Johna Beech. "While our goal is $67K I have challenged our committee members and team captains that...
Do it yourself: If you build it, the fish will come

...collection of fishing gear in the garage, the rod I built myself is by far my most prized. I made it through a Soldotna Community Schools class in 2001, matching an 8-weight blank with single-foot guides, a nice grip and the best reel I could get...
Cancelled CPR class is disappointing

Soldotna Community Schools offered a class on CPR and first aid on Oct. 16. I registered early because I was afraid the class would fill quickly. My reasons...
Schools to talk about change

...current reconfiguration plan was designed to minimize transition times for students between schools. Each affected community school will have a community meeting on the reconfiguration Feb. 11 before the district administration presents its final...


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