Author Archives: Emily Files

Fawn Mountain honored by National PTA

The National PTA chose Fawn Mountain as one of 170 schools across the country for the 2014-2016 National PTA Schools of Excellence achievement.

Should there be limits on school enrollment?

First and second graders at Tongass School of Arts and Sciences.Two Houghtaling Elementary School staff said their second grade classrooms are too full due to families who registered at the last minute.

School Board to talk resolutions for AASB

Three issues the Ketchikan School Board has debated throughout the past school year will be up for debate again at Wednesday’s meeting: financing for student travel, Intensive Needs funding and nutrition rules.

For rural POW schools, four-day week fits

Coffman Cove students in January, during their first school year with a four-day week.Last year, the Southeast Island School District implemented a four-day school week in all but one school. It worked so well that every school is running on a Monday-Thursday schedule this year.

Conservation groups file suit over Big Thorne sale

Environmental conservation groups that threatened to sue the U.S. Forest Service over the Big Thorne Timber Sale have followed through.

Glenn Brown files for School Board

Ketchikan resident Glenn Brown is the first person to file for two open Ketchikan School Board seats.

Even with new rules, Herring Cove still chaotic

Sourdough Tours guide Laurie Weller shows a group of tourists the view from Herring Cove.The Herring Cove Tourism Management Program puts regulations on tour operators that do not exist anywhere else in Ketchikan.

Kayhi football game against Seward is back on

The Ketchikan High School football team will play Seward High School at home on August 30th.

Area teachers learn to use art in the classroom

Ed Littlefield taught Tlingit culture and music, including drumming, at the Institute.How do you incorporate visual art into a history class? Or theater into a math class? Ketchikan public school teachers had the chance to answer questions like these in a two-week arts program called the Basic Arts Institute.

Kayhi football says Seward game at risk

Members of the Kayhi football team made a case for their game against Seward to the School Board.Football players filled the room at the Ketchikan School Board meeting on Wednesday evening. The Ketchikan High School team was there because of an apparent funding issue that has put one of their three home games of the upcoming season in jeopardy.