Cultural Connections Learning Kits availableThe Alaska skies are dark and it’s a great time to learn about the northern lights! Learning Kits for both elementary (4th/5th) and middle school (6th-8th) students containing amazing science/cultural northern lights resources and step-by-step lesson instructions are permanently housed in your school.The Learning Kits and an accompanying video teach about the northern lights and feature Inupiat Elders and community members talking about their experiences. You might even recognize someone in the video!Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pb0WlrkcOakMultimedia link to Inupiaq vocabulary, Elder stories, and the physical science behind the northern lights: https://culturalconnections.gi.alaska.eduIf you have any questions, please contact the team at the UAF Geophysical Institute:Program Manager Doreen Hayward (907) 474-1910; email@example.comEducation Designer Lori Schoening (907) 474-5436; firstname.lastname@example.orgProject Director Lynda McGilvary (907) 474-7863; email@example.com
Dear Parents, Families, and Guardians,
I would like to make parents and families aware that there have been several cyberbullying incidents at Nome-Beltz Jr/Sr High School once again. Students have been targeted by others online with an app called “After School”. The creator of the app has made it difficult for adults to access the posts, however we do receive screenshots from concerned students. A picture of the app icon is below:
Please take the time to speak with your child and check their phone for “After School”. There are parental controls that can be set and it is always good practice to know what your child is doing online and on his/her phone. Each student also has the power and option to delete an inappropriate post, whether he/she made the post or not.
We take these incidents very seriously. Information has been forwarded to the Superintendent and a complaint has been filed on the afterschool.com website. Junior high and High school can be very exciting and positive, but social media sites can play a role in diminishing this experience. Adolescents and teenagers may not fully realize the impact that one’s words can have on another, so we are asking for your help in monitoring the apps the students use.
If you have any questions you can contact me at 443-5201.
Thank you, Jon Berkeley
Migrant Education Tutoring
If you are the parent of migrant-eligible children, please be aware that small-group tutoring is now available for your child at Nome Elementary School (all subjects), Anvil City Science Academy (all subjects) and Nome-Beltz High School (English and Math).
Students may be referred to tutoring by their teacher, by parent request, or self-referred (for older students). Space is limited since it is a small-group setup, but if you want to request tutoring for your migrant-eligible child, or if you would like more information, please contact the following tutors directly:
Nome Elementary School - Nick Treinen - firstname.lastname@example.org
Anvil City Science Academy - Lisa Leeper/Colleen Johnson/Jeff Collins - email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Nome-Beltz - Jennifer Shreve (English) - firstname.lastname@example.org, Holly Harlow (Math) - email@example.com
The Migrant Education Office provides each migrant-eligible child a pack of school supplies. Distribution will begin in late October and continue through mid-November. A letter will be included in the pack to parents.
If you are unsure of your child's eligibility status, or for more information about qualifying for migrant services, please contact Jamie Burgess, NPS Migrant Education Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
WEBSITE / EMAIL CHANGE
Nome Public Schools' website has moved from www.nomeschools.com to www.nomeschools.org.
Our email addresses have also changed from @nomeschools.com to @nomeschools.org.
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Nome Public Schools, in active partnership with families and the community, educates and inspires students to become successful and responsible global citizens in an environment that represents our rich cultural diversities and local traditions.