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Kodiak boys finding success with only eight players
Members of Kodiak’s boys basketball team have no reason to complain about not getting enough playing time. The Bears only have eight varsity players. It’s not uncommon for a 1A school to have such a small roster, but it is almost unheard of at the 4A level. Juneau, Kodiak’s latest opponent, has 13 players, while Lathrop has 15 players. Even 3A Monroe has a 12-player roster. The small roster is by design, a strateg...
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Kodiak ESS finishes 1-4
The Kodiak Emerging Small Schools boys basketball team concluded a six-day road trip with a 44-39 loss at Ninilchik Wednesday evening in a Peninsula Conference contest. The Ravens finished their season-opening trip with a 1-4 record. Wade Bartleson led ESS with 18 points. The Ravens were up 21-19 at halftime, but lost the lead in third quarter when they were outscored 10-6. “We played tough tonight,” ESS coach Mat...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 24
The AlphaSingers and SongWarriors present a winter music concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Little School of Dance Studio at 1220 Rezanof. Admission is by donation. Call 486-5047 for more information.
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Parks and Rec: Jan. 24-Jan. 31
Jan. 24-Jan. 31 AQUATICS Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Jan. 24 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 Aerobics/Lap 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 3 - 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26 Family 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening open 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m....
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Excessive administration burdens teachers
To the Editor: In recent years I’ve been alarmed to discover how few Kodiak teachers are happy in their jobs. Previously unflappable and dedicated people are worn down from increased administrative demands (frequently but not exclusively related to the changing grading policies in the middle and high schools). Others are discouraged by friction with the administration and a lack of voice in decisions affecting edu...
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City council diverts some surplus to long-term savings
Kodiak has socked away almost a million dollars for a rainier day. On Thursday night, the Kodiak City Council approved a budget amendment that diverts $921,584 from the city's general fund to its enhancement fund. The transfer, required by city code, represents half of the city's general fund surplus at the end of the 2013 fiscal year, which concluded June 30. The enhancement fund was created in 1997 with a balanc...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 24
The AlphaSingers and SongWarriors present a winter music concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Little School of Dance Studio at 1220 Rezanof. Admission is by donation. Call 486-5047 for more information.
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Playbook: Jan. 24
Friday, Jan. 24 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kenai High School. C squad, 3 p.m.; junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kodiak High School. C squad, 3 p.m.; junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Ken...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Blood
Auk – Blood Ilait auk aliktaarait. – Some people are scared of blood. In English, the word “blood” has several meanings. It can refer to the liquid that circulates oxygen and nutrients through an animal’s body, or it can denote a person’s family background — their ancestry. In the United States, the federal government uses this second meaning to identify Native people for the purposes of implementing laws and prov...
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School district will use robots to enhance virtual learning
Soon, Kodiak teachers will be able to roll into classrooms on two wheels. The Kodiak Island Borough School District has purchased 12 telepresence robots to expand the district’s virtual learning program. Instead of being tied to a webcam attached to a computer, teachers can use the robots to move around a classroom and communicate through an attached iPad. “What's amazing is how fast people move past it being a ro...
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