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Raider Report

News from the Unalaska City School District.

Raider Reflections: America’s Roots

Mar 8, 2017

On February 16th, 2017,America saw what it would be like without immigrants. This day was known as “A Day Without Immigrants,” where many immigrants skipped work, didn’t shop at malls, didn’t eat out at restaurants, didn’t buy gas, and didn’t even send their kids to school. As a result, many schools were missing half of their student body, restaurants and fast food places had to close down since no workers showed up, and many malls and stores lacked the usual amount of customers.

Raider Reflections: Wrong Mine in the Wrong Place

Mar 8, 2017

In 2006, Northern Dynasty Minerals introduced the Pebble Mine proposal to a multitude of communities in Bristol Bay, Alaska to construct one of the world’s largest open-pit mines in the middle of the region. They sought to mine a large amount of copper, gold, and molybdenum.   

A majority of Alaskans came to oppose the Pebble Mine (though it was not easy) because it would affect the fisheries and the clean water supply located in Bristol Bay. But it also would create high-paying jobs and local citizens would have more disposable income.

Courtesy / USFWS

Each year the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge produces a migratory bird calendar featuring artwork and literature created by students from within the refuge. This year, students from Unalaska will be prominently featured, with seven total pieces of artwork and literature. There will also be twelve pieces of artwork being featured in the Capitol building this April for the refuge’s display.

Rylee Lekanoff, 5th Grade,Sophia Usi, 5th Grade, and Abigail Go, 8th Grade, will be featured for their literature.

Jeff Dickrell / UCSD

Last weekend, nineteen students from Unalaska City High School traveled to Anchorage to compete in the Russian, Spanish, and German Language competitions. Mrs. Galena Roraback, the school’s foreign language teacher, accompanied the students along with two other advisors. Mrs. Roraback has worked hard all year to teach and prepare the students, and is glad that students are able to finally show their knowledge of their respective languages.

Lauren Adams / KUCB

Last Tuesday, expert spellers from the Elementary School and Junior High met in the high school gym to compete in the annual UCSD Spelling Bee.

The judges were Lauren Adams, Billie Jo Gehring, and Danielle Whittern. Mary Heimes was the pronouncer. Fifth grade teacher Josh Good organized the bee and read the spelling bee rules to the participants.

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