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School briefs! K-Beach First Grade will walk in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Monday. All students please meet a first grade teacher at Baily's Furniture by 4:15p.m. to walk to the Wash N Dry. March 18 ? Band concert in the K-Beach gym...
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...tooth. All first grade classes will be having Iditarod Centers on Friday. If you can help, please contact your first grade teacher or signup on Wednesday - Students will be dismissed at 12:55 p.m. March 18 - Band concert...
Pioneer Potluck: About my very first day at school Girls squealed and were picky. I could Kick the Can and throw rocks and climb trees just like the boys. My first grade teacher was Miss Thayer. We all called her Miss-a Thayer. I have not idea why. She rang her little tiny brass bell for...

Opens Monday, Mar 3, 2014 Synopsis: After the highly acclaimed independent film Bottle Rocket, director Wes Anderson followed up with a quirky Touchstone Studios film entitled Rushmore. Written by Anderson and friend Owen Wilson (an actor in Armageddon and Anaconda), they created the story of Max Fischer, a highly eccentric 15-year-old boy who attends the tenth grade at Rushmore Academy. Played by Jason Schwartzman (Talia Shire's son and Francis Ford Coppola's nephew), Max is a poor student with big dreams and a love of extracurricular activities. Max is editor of the school newspaper and yearbook, president of the chess, astronomy, French, and German clubs, captain of the fencing team, and director of the school play. Max is also a compulsive liar, telling everyone that his barber father (Seymour Cassel) is really a brain surgeon. Suddenly Max falls in love with Miss Cross (Olivia Williams), a first-grade teacher at the school. He also makes a new friend in business tycoon Mr. Blume (Bill Murray), an eccentric millionaire who also loves Miss Cross. The love triangle heats up as Max refuses to believe that his age has anything to do with Miss Cross refusing his romantic advances. Also Max's scheme to erect an aquarium on the school baseball diamond gets him booted out of Rushmore Academy. As his life crumbles around him, he is forced to grow up and accept the consequences of his actions and his lies. He throws himself more into his extracurricular activities, hoping to redeem himself by staging the most ambitious school play ever attempted. ~ Arthur Borman, Rovi Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Seymour Cassel, Brian Cox Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

More students means shuffling class sizes, teachers, to some displeasure

...kindergarten teacher Audra McCubbins was sent to Redoubt on Monday, about two weeks after classes had started. Sears first-grade teacher Mary Fischer took over McCubbins' class, and Fischer's 16 first-graders were divided up among existing first-grade...
Sears Elementary loses teacher; students lose

...enrollment in kindergarten, Sears will lose a teacher. The domino effect of this is that our grandson loses his first-grade teacher too. Miss Fischer is being moved to teach the kindergarten class that, due to low enrollment, lost a teacher...
What's in a name?

...Kalifornsky's great-niece, said Peter was very involved and loved to teach their native language. Gloria Sweeney, a first-grade teacher at K-Beach shared a story of when Peter visited the school two decades ago. "(He) actually came here and...
Gifts that keep on giving

...take care of supplies," Ermold said. "Get it done, have what they need and get focused back on learning." First-grade teacher Amanda Brendtro has already spent her gift card on art supplies. She purchased clay to add variety to her curriculum...
New charter school opens in Kenai wit, focus on arts, sciences

...time. Teachers also rely on best practices and brain research to deliver instruction to students. For example, first-grade teacher Nancy Lafferty ex-plained, all the classrooms feature pale green wall hangings and curtains. She said research...
Love of reading sweeps through district schools

...and why they need to stay in school and learn all this stuff, because they'll use it later in life," said first-grade teacher Barb Ralston, who organized the event. Guests at Mountain View learned another valuable lesson of classroom visits...


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