Mr. Rob is teaching the 4th and 5th graders how to make ulus. Eventually, the older kids will get to make their own ulus as well. If you're interested in making an ulu, talk to Mr. Rob. He'll have the shop open during open gym on certain nights for carving and metalworking. He'd love to give you a hand in whatever project you'd like to tackle!
Yesterday a gray whale washed up on the tip of the helicopter pad. It looks like some orca whales ate off her jaw and tongue and left the rest for us! Be careful down on those icy rocks while harvesting. Bon appétit!
Diomede School will be celebrating the holidays early, as the teachers will be leaving for break this Wednesday. Please join us Monday night at 6:30 pm for a special holiday program. We will start with singing and dance, and end with a special video from Mrs. Leah's class. Afterward there will be presents and treats! I hope to see you there.
In celebration of Halloween, Diomede School will be hosting a double feature night on Friday, October 27. We'll be watching Paranorman at 6:30 PM and the new Ghostbusters at 8:15 PM. Between the two films, there will be a costume contest. Come and vote for your favorite costume and win prizes! First place will be $20 at the Diomede Store, Second place will be $10, and third will be $5. Happy Halloween!
Many of our students had the opportunity to travel aboard a French cruise ship today via zodiac to demonstrate Eskimo Dancing. Tourists from around the world got quite a show. Later on, they allowed most of the kids (and a few of the teachers) to come aboard for a tour. Thanks for the hospitality! We hope to see them again next year.
A crew from Nome is here to help clear out our harbor. If you're in high school and would like some after-school work, they're looking for able bodies to help them remove some of the scrap metal and clean up the beach. This is a great opportunity for learning about waste removal and earning some spare change.
Author and researcher Will Gelbert will be in Diomede for several days. He wrote The Happiness Animal, as well as several children's books. He was generous enough to give each teacher a copy of his Happiness Animal, as well as some of his books for all our students. You can find out more about Will Gelbert and his works at his Goodreads page.