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Staff gathers to prepare for the new school year

The high school staff gathered at the SHS campus.

The high school staff gathered at the SHS campus.

Elementary and high school teachers gathered at the SHS campus on Thursday to focus on strengthening curriculum and improving instruction.

The returning staff was joined by three new teachers – language arts teacher Kate Quinn, social studies teacher Brian Davis, and science and math teacher Corrie Lambrecht.

There are a number of new classes being offered at the school this year. The media and information technology classes will offer digital photography, a new class that joins digital video, web page authoring, and journalism. The three computer instruction classes will offer students the opportunity to earn Microsoft Office certification.

There are also new classes in emergency medical technician training, Alaska fisheries, college writing, and small engine repair, and there’s a new focus on rural sustainability.