Fiction 7-9: “Saving Amelia” by Sheeshao White, Haines Middle School, Haines (winner)
Nonfiction 3-6: “Going to Petersburg” by Brennan Palmieri, Haines Middle School, Haines (winner) “My Rich Uncle” by Mandalyn Gala, Haines Middle School, Haines (HM); “A Smile Can Change Your Life” by Atlin Zahnow, Haines Middle School, Haines (HM)
Nonfiction 7-9: Our Deep Cuts” by Lillianna Benassi, Haines Borough School, Haines (HM)
Haines High School Recognized as an Alaska Reward School
The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development has recognized 41 public schools as 2014-2015 Reward Schools to honor their student performance from the 2013-2014 school year. The designation is part of Alaska’s school accountability system, which identifies schools in need of support and recognizes schools that are the highest performing or show the most growth in student achievement. “It is a pleasure to announce Alaska’s Reward Schools for 2014-2015, an achievement shared by their families and educators,” said Alaska Education Commissioner Mike Hanley. “Reward Schools strive to meet the academic needs of all students, however large or small the school is. They support students’ progress toward the goals of college- and career-readiness and graduation. We congratulate them.” Reward Schools are recognized in two categories: highest performing and high progress. This school year, 12 schools are highest performing Reward Schools and 41 schools are high progress Reward Schools. Twelve schools are in both categories, making a total of 41 schools to be named Reward Schools.
Haines Elementary a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence for 2014
We are delighted to announce that Haines Elementary School has been designated a Blue Ribbon school for 2014 by the Federal Department of Education. The program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Every year the U. S. Department of Education seeks out and celebrates great American schools, schools demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels. Haines Elementary is one of 3 schools in Alaska to win this award for 2014. The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. The National Blue Ribbon School flag gracing an entry or flying overhead is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning. Please click here to see the announcement. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/education-department