The Chatham School District mourns the loss of our Superintendent Bruce Houck. He was an irreplaceable leader, colleague and friend. He will be missed dearly.
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A year ago here in Tenakee Springs, we celebrated thanksgiving by watching (in the ocean in front of town) and listening (on the VHS radio) to two trained local residents help free a humpback whale that had a bouy stuck in its mouth. Read more about that story here: https://www.kcaw.org/2020/12/08/thanksgiving-rescue-a-blessing-for-entangled-whale-and-tenakee-responders/ We are thankful for this whale's freedom, and for all the impromptu educational experiences that homeschool provides. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
Student Spotlight: Last winter, Sophia Strong's essay "The Tenakee Orca" received an Honorable Mention in UAA/Anchorage Daily News' Creative Writing Contest for the Grades 6-8 Nonfiction category. Read her story about the Orca Necropsy here: https://ccctenakee.org/2021/11/19/the-tenakee-orca/
We’re thrilled to announce Chatham School District’s new app! Access documents, news updates, even emergency notifications! Download the app on Android: https://bit.ly/3jriPM9 or iPhone: https://apple.co/2Zfa9BM.
Tips for the New Homeschool Parent: Take a deep breath. As you begin your homeschool journey, start slow. Be patient with yourself and your student. Start with just language arts and math, and add other subjects as you gain confidence and find your rhythm. Kids love to be read to. Use conversation and the opportunities that come up naturally to explore topics. Practice skills, but don't rely too heavily on worksheets. Take a deep breathe, relax, and enjoy the learning and the time you get to spend with your child.
Calling all Seniors! Tidelines Institute is offering an amazing gap-year experience, called the Glacier Bay Year. Just two weeks left to apply! tidelinesinstitute.org/glacier-bay-year
Battle of the Books is happening now! Contact Megan Moody for details. 907-736-2204 firstname.lastname@example.org