Tag Archives: Wrangell school district

School board hires principal, talks test scores

The Wrangell Public School Board voted Monday to offer a contract to a new secondary school principal.

Wrangell school board takes first look at 2016-2017 budget

New playgroundThe Wrangell School Board held a public hearing on its proposed budget last week. The numbers for next school year do not look very different from this year’s, but that will change if the legislature cuts education funding.

Wrangell schools partner with UAS Tech Prep to grow local workforce

university of alaska southeastThe University of Alaska Southeast established a physical presence in Wrangell last year when its regional Tech Prep coordinator moved into an office in the local high school. The school district and the university are working to help students and adults continue their education after high school, while trying to fill the needs of local businesses.

Lower state test scores reflect more rigorous standards

amp logoWrangell parents recently received their children’s test scores from a new state assessment called the Alaska Measures of Progress.

Wrangell schools try new lunch program

school lunchIn response to budget cuts at the state level, the Wrangell Public School District left the National School Lunch Program earlier this year and replaced it with a cheaper, simpler “supplemental” food program.

School board responds to communication concerns

The Wrangell Public School Board announced Monday it is taking steps to respond to the concerns of teachers and parents regarding communication issues. The school board is starting a monthly “coffee with the school board” event.

School board continues to grapple with communication issues

The Wrangell Public School Board held a work session on communication issues Monday night in response to the concerns of some teachers and parents.

In contested school board race, Mollen runs for re-election

aleisha mollenAleisha Mollen, Tammy Groshong and Rolland Howell are running for school board. Three candidates running for two seats make this school board election one of the few contested races in this year’s local elections.

School board adopts new supplemental school lunch program

school lunchThe Wrangell Public School Board voted Monday to leave the National School Lunch Program and develop its own supplemental school food program.

School board offers contracts to new principal, current teachers

The Wrangell Public School Board Tuesday voted to offer Kendall Benson of Utah the job of secondary school principal. The board also offered contracts to all of the district’s non-tenured teachers.