March Para of the Month This month, the Special Education Department would like to recognize the recipients of the Special Education Paraprofessional of the month. This month, we focused on honoring support staff demonstrating flexibility and adaptability in their everyday work ethic. Special Education who possess these traits are vital to our programs, and we thank them for all they do! Stebbins: Bridget Wongittilin Bridgette has a soft heart to the students most especially to special education students. She is gifted with long patience and initiative. She is sensitive to others' needs, and she responds to her students with care and a huge understanding. Bridgette is flexible and is happy to perform other functions whenever her service is needed. She maintains a happy disposition despite the challenges around her. She models a positive attitude by never giving up no matter how hard the situation can be. -Tukurngailnguq School Gambell: Orlin Booshu Orlin is amazing. He is flexible and is capable of working with any student and staff member on campus. I am so lucky that he is part of my team. He is also the vice-president of the village, so is very knowledgeable about the students and their families. Orlin is my right-hand guy who is willing to step in and help regardless of the situation. –Dolly Adams Wingfield, Special Educator Brevig Mission: Margaret LaBar Margaret is one of the most important reasons for the success that we have had this year with one of our students. She is ready and willing to offer advice and expertise. She also goes above and beyond each and every day to help all our students succeed! We rely on many personnel to serve all the minutes of our students. There have been many times that schedules changed suddenly or someone wasn't able to come to work at the last minute. Margaret has consistently offered to fill in on a moment's notice. I've never even had to ask! Thank you very much, Margaret!-Timothy Seibel, Special Educator Brevig Mission: Kevin Tocktoo Kevin is always adapting to the needs of the students he works with. When something isn't working in the classroom he talks to the general education teacher and the special education teacher. He explains challenges he is having, what he has tried, and asks for suggestions on other strategies he can use so that the students can be successful! -Cory Kralovetz, Special Educator Savoonga: Sabrina Toolie Sabrina is an exceptional paraprofessional serving grades 6-12 at Hogarth Kingeekuk Sr. School. Time and time again she has exemplified flexibility by always being willing to adjust to schedule changes that help best serve our students. She is also my go sub to fill in for me, whenever I can't be at school. I think adaptability is another strong ability that she shows on a daily basis. When a student is having a hard time learning, she uses her resources to find a new approach. When a student is showing difficult behavior, she adjusts her approach and persists until she sees the behaviors improve. She is a seriously dedicated educator that uses her best qualities to help our special education students. She is one of those paraprofessionals that we should all hope to see as a certified teacher, in the near future. –Nick Czelusniak, Special Educator
6 days ago, Bering Strait School District
March Para of the Month This month, the Special Education Department would like to recognize the recipients of the Special Education Paraprofessional of the month. This month, we focused on honoring support staff demonstrating flexibility and adaptability in their everyday work ethic. Special Education who possess these traits are vital to our programs, and we thank them for all they do! Stebbins: Bridget Wongittilin Bridgette has a soft heart to the students most especially to special education students. She is gifted with long patience and initiative. She is sensitive to others' needs, and she responds to her students with care and a huge understanding. Bridgette is flexible and is happy to perform other functions whenever her service is needed. She maintains a happy disposition despite the challenges around her. She models a positive attitude by never giving up no matter how hard the situation can be. -Tukurngailnguq School Gambell: Orlin Booshu Orlin is amazing. He is flexible and is capable of working with any student and staff member on campus. I am so lucky that he is part of my team. He is also the vice-president of the village, so is very knowledgeable about the students and their families. Orlin is my right-hand guy who is willing to step in and help regardless of the situation. –Dolly Adams Wingfield, Special Educator Brevig Mission: Margaret LaBar Margaret is one of the most important reasons for the success that we have had this year with one of our students. She is ready and willing to offer advice and expertise. She also goes above and beyond each and every day to help all our students succeed! We rely on many personnel to serve all the minutes of our students. There have been many times that schedules changed suddenly or someone wasn't able to come to work at the last minute. Margaret has consistently offered to fill in on a moment's notice. I've never even had to ask! Thank you very much, Margaret!-Timothy Seibel, Special Educator Brevig Mission: Kevin Tocktoo Kevin is always adapting to the needs of the students he works with. When something isn't working in the classroom he talks to the general education teacher and the special education teacher. He explains challenges he is having, what he has tried, and asks for suggestions on other strategies he can use so that the students can be successful! -Cory Kralovetz, Special Educator Savoonga: Sabrina Toolie Sabrina is an exceptional paraprofessional serving grades 6-12 at Hogarth Kingeekuk Sr. School. Time and time again she has exemplified flexibility by always being willing to adjust to schedule changes that help best serve our students. She is also my go sub to fill in for me, whenever I can't be at school. I think adaptability is another strong ability that she shows on a daily basis. When a student is having a hard time learning, she uses her resources to find a new approach. When a student is showing difficult behavior, she adjusts her approach and persists until she sees the behaviors improve. She is a seriously dedicated educator that uses her best qualities to help our special education students. She is one of those paraprofessionals that we should all hope to see as a certified teacher, in the near future. –Nick Czelusniak, Special Educator
6 days ago, Brendan Ellis
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Find more information on the Alaska Children's Trust website: https://www.alaskachildrenstrust.org/child-abuse-prevention-month
13 days ago, Brendan Ellis
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
High School Seniors: Apply for AASB’s 30th Annual June Nelson Scholarship Competition! Winners receive a $1,500 Scholarship. Application Deadline: Monday, March 8, 2021 at 11:59 pm https://aasb.org/high-school-seniors-apply-now-for-the-june-nelson-scholarship/
2 months ago, Bering Strait School District
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High School Seniors: Apply Now for the June Nelson Scholarship! https://aasb.org/high-school-seniors-apply-now-for-the-june-nelson-scholarship/ Apply for AASB’s 30th Annual June Nelson Scholarship Competition! Winners receive a $1,500 Scholarship. Application Deadline: Monday, March 8, 2021 at 11:59 pm The Association of Alaska School Boards is proud to announce its 30th Annual Scholarship Award Competition. The June Nelson Memorial Scholarship is named in honor of the late June Nelson, longtime school board member from Kotzebue. June contributed much to the cause of education and will be remembered for her outstanding service on behalf of Alaska’s children. This 2020-2021 school year, AASB will award fifteen graduating seniors each with a $1,500 scholarship to apply toward their post-secondary education. The scholarship may be applied toward the student’s choice of a business, trade, or a college institution.
2 months ago, Brendan Ellis
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Senior Alaina Pete of Brevig Mission signed her Letter of Intent to wrestle for Umpqua Community College. Congratulations to Alaina and her parents!
2 months ago, Brendan Ellis
Alaina Pete of Brevig Mission sitting with her parents after signing her letter of intent to wrestle at Umpqua Community College.
Public Notice: Bering Strait School District Board Meeting The Bering Strait School District Board of Education is scheduled to meet on Thursday, February 4, 2021, for the 227th Regular Session at 9:00 AM Join the Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96582132300?pwd=UUxybjZWbGtWSE9IM1Q4aTVScFdodz09 Meeting ID: 965 8213 2300 Passcode: 952886 Call-in Numbers: 877-853-5247 US Toll-Free: 888-788-0099 ACTION ITEMS: FY22 Bilingual/ Bicultural Staffing Proposals FY22 Classified Staffing Proposals FY22 AP Proposal in KTS FY22 Special Education Teacher Proposal FY22 Certified Staffing Proposals Classified Step Adjustment Proposal FY22 District Calendar Basketball Season Proposal FY22 CIP 6-Year Plan FY21 Fuel Bid FY22 AHFC Priorities Day Tank/ Bulk Fuel Tank Painting AHFC Grant Koyuk Housing Renovations and Repairs Policy Adoption Section 4000 Policy Adoption Section 5000 ANEED Grant Executive Session-Superintendent Evaluation REPORTS: NACTEC 2nd Quarter Financial Curriculum & Instruction Cultural Classified Manual Superintendent’s PUBLIC COMMENTS
2 months ago, Brendan Ellis
Public Notice: Bering Strait School District Board Meeting The Bering Strait School District Board of Education is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, February 4, 2021, for the 227th Regular Session at 9:00 AM Join the Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96582132300?pwd=UUxybjZWbGtWSE9IM1Q4aTVScFdodz09 Meeting ID: 965 8213 2300 Passcode: 952886 Call-in Numbers: 877-853-5247 US Toll-Free: 888-788-0099 ACTION ITEMS: FY22 Bilingual/ Bicultural Staffing Proposals FY22 Classified Staffing Proposals FY22 AP Proposal in KTS FY22 Special Education Teacher Proposal FY22 Certified Staffing Proposals Classified Step Adjustment Proposal FY22 District Calendar Basketball Season Proposal FY22 CIP 6-Year Plan FY21 Fuel Bid FY22 AHFC Priorities Day Tank/ Bulk Fuel Tank Painting AHFC Grant Koyuk Housing Renovations and Repairs Policy Adoption Section 4000 Policy Adoption Section 5000 ANEED Grant Executive Session-Superintendent Evaluation REPORTS: NACTEC 2nd Quarter Financial Curriculum & Instruction Cultural Classified Manual Superintendent’s PUBLIC COMMENTS
2 months ago, Brendan Ellis
Public Notice: Bering Strait School District Board Meeting The Bering Strait School District Board of Education is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, February 4, 2021, for the 227th Regular Session at 9:00 AM Join the Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96582132300?pwd=UUxybjZWbGtWSE9IM1Q4aTVScFdodz09 Meeting ID: 965 8213 2300 Passcode: 952886 Call-in Numbers: 877-853-5247 US Toll-Free: 888-788-0099 ACTION ITEMS: FY22 Bilingual/ Bicultural Staffing Proposals FY22 Classified Staffing Proposals FY22 AP Proposal in KTS FY22 Special Education Teacher Proposal FY22 Certified Staffing Proposals Classified Step Adjustment Proposal FY22 District Calendar Basketball Season Proposal FY22 CIP 6-Year Plan FY21 Fuel Bid FY22 AHFC Priorities Day Tank/ Bulk Fuel Tank Painting AHFC Grant Koyuk Housing Renovations and Repairs Policy Adoption Section 4000 Policy Adoption Section 5000 ANEED Grant Executive Session-Superintendent Evaluation REPORTS: NACTEC 2nd Quarter Financial Curriculum & Instruction Cultural Classified Manual Superintendent’s PUBLIC COMMENTS
3 months ago, Brendan Ellis
Each year, we look to gather feedback from all stakeholders regarding the work of our Administrators, Teachers, and the Superintendent to assist in growth for everyone and to assist in making improvements to our schools. Please take the time to fill out each survey below. Site Administrator Survey - https://tinyurl.com/FY21Admin Teacher Survey - https://tinyurl.com/FY21Teacher Superintendent Survey - https://tinyurl.com/FY21Sup
3 months ago, Brendan Ellis
The Alaska Association for Career and Technical Education (AK ACTE) has recognized the Bering Straits School District CTE Program for manufacturing Personal Protective Equipment for regional health care responders and providers, and seafood industry workers with the Community Service Award.
4 months ago, Bering Strait School District
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