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District receives accreditation approval; ‘A solid school’

District receives accreditation approval; ‘A solid school’

By DONAL SPIGHT and DORO STEVENS, staff writers Galena schools will receive accreditation for the next five years following a review of teachers and the school system at both campuses…

Swim team gets a gift that prepares them year after year for competition

Swim team gets a gift that prepares them year after year for competition

By AUTUMN JENSEN-ROEHL, staff writer The Galena swimming pool recently received three new lane lines which will allow them to practice for meets when they travel out of town. These…

The Galena swim team returns to the pool

The Galena swim team returns to the pool

By DYLAN ORR and NICOLE SMART, staff writers Eighteen months after the 2013 flood damaged the community pool, the Galena swim team has returned to the water. The team’s first…

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…

Cyberbullying law will protect Galena students

By KAITY ALBERT and RUDI JOSEPH, staff writers Galena students will be protected by a new cyber bullying law that is now in the hands of the Governor of Alaska.…

Alaska school board director visits Galena schools

By ALLY ZAUKER, staff writer The executive director of the Association of Alaska School Boards recently visited our campuses. “I was really impressed and had heard a lot about it…

New police chief ready to serve: ‘We belong to you… the door is always open’

New police chief ready to serve:  ‘We belong to you… the door is always open’

By NICK HEVEZI, staff writer “Education [and prevention] is an extremely important part of my priorities,” said Aaron Parker, the new Galena police chief, during an interview on February 25.…

Iditaread arrives in Galena

Iditaread arrives in Galena

Dozens of children and their families sat down and read a good book on Monday evening during the annual Iditaread kick-off readathon at the SHS library. Hundreds of free books…

Elementary teachers recognized for outstanding performance scores

Elementary teachers recognized for outstanding performance scores

By KAITY ALBERT and CANDACE COX, staff writers Teachers at the Galena City School were recognized for the outstanding ASPI scores received by the school district during an appreciation ceremony…