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A Statement From The Unalaska City School District

May 9, 2019
Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Dear parents, students, and community members,

It is with deep sorrow that we inform you about the tragic loss of two Unalaska High School students. This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for our entire school and community, especially our students.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Eagle's View Elementary Achigaalux is searching for a new principal.

Joanna "JJ" Hinderberger resigned last month after two years with the school.

KUCB's Laura Kraegel spoke with her about why she's taking a new job at the Mendenhall River Community School in Juneau.


Berett Wilber/KUCB

Unalaska's basketball teams will start their quests for the state championship on Thursday.

The Raider boys (12-3) are entering the tournament as the top seed.

In the first round, they'll face Hooper Bay — a team they beat last year, 48-29.

"With tournament play, you've got to take it one game at a time, survive, and advance without letting kids think ahead," said Coach Riley Spetz.

Spetz also said tough defense and rebounding will be key for his team.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

As the state considers deep cuts to public education funding, the Unalaska City School District (UCSD) is counting on growing enrollment and local support to cover its budget for fiscal year 2020.

Superintendent John Conwell presented the district's $7,867,695 proposal at a school board meeting last week, saying that figure represents a five-percent hike over this year's budget

Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media

Unalaska students were recently featured on an episode of the Iditapod, a podcast about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race produced by Alaska Public Media and KNOM.

Middle school students crafted questions about the thousand-mile race after KUCB staff taught a lesson about mushing and radio reporting.

Here's the result of the kids' work in a segment from the show.