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Henrietta Fanette Hoyt née Bradley

On September 4, 2020, Henrietta "Hankie" Hoyt, cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and cousin left us as gently as she lived. She was surrounded at her passing by her children and... Full story

 

School year starts with in-person classes

Wrangell Public School District has opened its new year with in-person classes. The final decision between in-person and online classes was made the Thursday before the first day of school, on Sept....

 

School board reviews SMART Start plan in special meeting

The Wrangell School Board held a special meeting Monday evening, Aug. 31, to review updated SMART Start plans for the upcoming school year. With the first day of school scheduled for Sept. 8, and the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 27, 2020

Schools to open with in-person classes

After deliberation by school administration, the Wrangell School District will be opening the new year with in-person classes. In an announcement by Superintendent Debbe Lancaster, on Aug. 24, all...

 

District to decide on "high" or "medium" risk start to school year on Aug. 24

With a SMART Start plan in place, and a beginning to the year scheduled for Sept. 8, the Wrangell School District is now working to decide what risk level they should operate at for the upcoming...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 6, 2020

Mask mandate discussed in assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 4. The only item on the agenda that evening was a discussion of a potential mandate requiring the public wear face masks. No formal...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 6, 2020

A look at the school district's SMART Start plan

The Wrangell Public School District recently published their SMART Start plan for next year. These are the guidelines the schools will be following to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 spreading amongst...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 30, 2020

Meet Bob Davis, the new secondary school lead teacher

With the resignation of David Macri late last school year, and a brief run by Jack Carney as interim principal, Wrangell's secondary schools were left without a principal. The position is now filled,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 23, 2020

WPSD town hall answers SMART Start questions

The Wrangell Public School District held a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, July 16, where school officials answered submitted questions from families regarding the SMART Start reopening plan fo...

 
 By Bert Stedman    Opinion    July 23, 2020

Guest Commentary: Protecting the Permanent Fund

At a time when the fiscal future of many states looks uncertain, Alaska made the smart choice to protect the state's future income for our children and grandchildren. On June 30, $4.9 billion was tran... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 16, 2020

Public invited to town hall on school district reopening

The Wrangell Public School District will be hosting an online town hall meeting to discuss the reopening plan for fall 2020, tonight at 6 p.m.. Superintendent Debbe Lancaster said that a meeting was...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 2, 2020

SMART Start meeting continues workshopping for next semester

The Wrangell School District held another SMART Start meeting last Wednesday, June 24, to continue discussing ways the district can safely reopen and operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

District holding Smart Start meetings to discuss safe reopening

Wrangell School District staff, school board members, and parents have been holding weekly meetings to discuss the safe reopening of Wrangell schools, under the new Smart Start outline provided by...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 21, 2020

School board told the district has a hostile work environment

The Wrangell School Board met via web conference last Monday, May 18 and heard of several unethical and potentially illegal things happening in the district. Another person said the district had a...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 29, 2019

2019-2020 school year kicks off

Wrangell's 2019-2020 school year kicked off early the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 27. The new school year will run until May 21, according to the school calendar, with winter break scheduled from Dec....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 22, 2019

Communication and caring for technology emphasized in school orientation

With the new school year less than a week away, parents and students were invited to the Wrangell High School commons for a short orientation. Largely led by secondary school principal David Macri,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

Class of 2019 celebrates graduation

Wrangell High School was packed with students, family, and friends of the class of 2019 last Friday night. Another school year had come to a close, and so had the high school careers of 16 seniors....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019

Awards ceremony held at Wrangell High School

Friends, family, and school staff all crowded into the gym at Wrangell High School last Monday afternoon for an awards ceremony. With graduation just around the corner, the senior class of 2019 was...

 

The Way We Were

November 28, 1918 In a letter from Reverend Corser, “I have happened to run into some important inside history of the war which has never been published. It is a special reason for thanksgiving, and I will speak about it at that service. My great...

 

New school designations released for the Wrangell school district

According to a press release from the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED), new designations and grades have been given to schools across the state. This is meant to provide information to parents about the quality of their...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 2, 2018

Alaska Fish Factor

Alaska appears to be an exception in terms of gender parity at all levels of its seafood industry. Women comprise roughly half of the world’s seafood industry work force, yet a report released last week revealed that 61 percent of women around the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 14, 2018

Candidates file for district House races

With the legislative season at an end and no special sessions left in sight, candidates for Alaska’s primaries and general elections have already put themselves forward for voters’ consideration. By the end of the June 1 filing deadline, House...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 4, 2018

2017 – a year in review

Another year begins this week, and 2018 both holds promise and poses challenges to Wrangell residents. Economic trials will perhaps be of the greatest concern as state coffers seem set to dry up and...

 

2017 Holiday Writings Mrs. Miller's 3rd Grade

I am thankful for Landen. He is the best friend ever! I am thankful for my Mom. I used to wash the dishes for her all the time. My Dad and I are thankful for my brother. I am thankful for my friends. I am thankful for my family. by Alea Meissner My...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    December 14, 2017

Wrestlers taking all hands to State this weekend

Wrangell’s wrestlers took third at Region V in Ketchikan over the weekend, and will be sending all seven of its students to state-level competition in Anchorage this weekend. The team brought six boys and one girl for the tournament, and between...

 

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