SCHOOLS

Courtesy of Unalaska City School District

A Monday morning stroll through Unalaska’s elementary and high school hallways reverberates with an unnerving and overwhelming silence. The expected babble and laughter of students squeezing in final bits of a hurried conversation, the low and frantic scribbling of last night’s calculus homework, and the metallic harmonies of lockers tolling shut exists in a time that seems far removed from the now dark, empty vestibules.

 

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The Unalaska City School District has to fill about six vacancies before the next school year.

Superintendent John Conwell made that announcement at a school board meeting Wednesday, following the Feb. 14 deadline for current instructors to sign their contract offers.

"We're thick into the teacher recruitment phase right now," said Conwell. 

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Updated 2/14/20 at 10:30 a.m.

The state medical examiner has ruled hypothermia as the cause of death of Alexis Magalong, an 18-year-old high school senior who was found dead Saturday near Unalaska's Summer Bay.

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Updated 2/10/20 at 11:30 a.m.

More than 100 people gathered Saturday at Unalaska's high school to mourn the death of 18-year-old Alexis Magalong, a senior who was reported missing and later found dead over the weekend. 

Superintendent John Conwell said he'd known Magalong since she was three years old. He remembered her as a "remarkable young lady" and skilled basketball player.

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Unalaska's girls' basketball team swept Glenallen in last weekend's homestand.

On Friday, the Raiders beat the Panthers 41-19, before claiming a 47-27 victory on Saturday.

The girls' season record improved to 7-2 after the home contests, which included a "senior night" celebration for the squad's nine seniors.

Meanwhile, the Raider boys split their homestand.

On Friday, they defeated the Panthers 50-43, before dropping Saturday's game 42-49. Their season record is now 6-5.

The Raiders' next matchups are Feb. 13-15 in Valdez.

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