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Spirit Week brings together twins, suits and ties, and inside-out clothing

Spirit Week brings together twins, suits and ties, and inside-out clothing

See a photo gallery of Spirit Week happenings here. Galena schools celebrated the cross-country team’s trip to the state championship with a week of spirit days as students showed off…

Students make it up, and everyone approves

Students make it up, and everyone approves

Galena high school students winged it at Saturday’s improv in the GILA theater, to the delight of students, families, and community members who attended. The group under the direction of…

Campaigners club features faith and fun

Campaigners club features faith and fun

By DORO STEVENS and DOROTHY WILLIAMS, staff writers The Campaigners, a religious student club that brings teenagers closer to God, started meeting last month at the home of Galena high…

XCountry headed to state! Two personal bests, faster runner in division 3A for Galena’s runners

XCountry headed to state! Two personal bests, faster runner in division 3A for Galena’s runners

By SARAH BROWN, staff writer The Galena boys took first place and both girls placed in top ten at the Region VI meet in Fairbanks at the North Star golf…

Galena runners pull ahead… Korta first, boys team third at Palmer

Galena runners pull ahead…  Korta first, boys team third at Palmer

Galena junior cross-country runner Kaleb Korta was first among the boys in the 5-kilometer course at the Palmer Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 6, with a time of 16 minutes, 51…

Student’s medical training helps fallen worker

Student’s medical training helps fallen worker

When a construction worker fell off the Ptarmigan Hall roof on Wednesday evening, the first medical responder on the scene was GILA senior Emmie Ellis. Emmie became a state certified…

Drawing on her dreams

Drawing on her dreams

It’s natural for Kate Quinn to be in the classroom. “I’ve always wanted to teach in some capacity,” she said, sharing stories about how she’d draw schools, like a young…

Staff gathers to prepare for the new school year

Staff gathers to prepare for the new school year

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 –…

Galena’s new social studies teacher ready to start

Galena’s new social studies teacher ready to start

Galena’s new social studies teacher says he’s pretty much done it all. He’s not kidding. Brian Davis spent 10 years at the Open Bible Christian School in Newberg, Ore., a…

New science and math teacher has her eyes on the sky

New science and math teacher has her eyes on the sky

Corrie Lambrecht comes to Galena via the heavens. Ten years ago, the new science and math teacher was peering into the night sky at the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s observatory,…