Mr. John P. Conwell

Phone: (907) 581-3151


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Mr. John P. Conwell

Superintendent's Report to the Board of Education

December 13, 2018

Unalaska schools are busy places in December! Amid holiday band concerts and the elementary school’s annual holiday program, students are showcasing their talents in the performing arts and the creative side of learning. On the academic front, students are completing end-of-semester projects and preparing for final exams during the last week of the semester. Walking the halls of both schools, it is great to see artwork and projects displayed, showing that students and their teachers are maintaining a high level of learning and teaching as the semester winds down.

Our students are also demonstrating a strong commitment to volunteerism this holiday season. Members of the Friends of Rachel and Business Professionals of America clubs assisted with the Ballyhoo Lions Club Operation Santa by wrapping and organizing gifts for children in Atka, Adak, Nikolski, Akutan, and Unalaska. High school students are mobilizing to assist with local elders who may need help with shoveling snow or other chores. Our German language class, under the direction of Mrs. Roraback, visited several locations in Unalaska to sing Christmas carols, which helped to get everyone into the holiday spirit!

As calendar year 2018 quickly comes to an end, it is a great time to extend our thanks and appreciation to the parents and community members who have been so supportive to our students and schools over the past year. Students love seeing local residents at their plays, concerts and athletic events. From Coast Guard members volunteering to read to elementary students, to adults volunteering to officiate at a volleyball tournament, please know how much we value your time and efforts on behalf of our students.

Our teachers, substitute teachers, teacher aides, custodians, cooks, office workers, maintenance workers, bus drivers and principals, all deserve a warm mug of hot cocoa and a Christmas cookie for their dedication and hard work this year. We are fortunate, too, to have a volunteer Board of Education who work tirelessly to set the vision and plan the future of our exemplary school district.

Happy Holidays to all and enjoy the winter break!