Excellence and Equity for All

District Announcements

  • The school district is in contract negotiations with its three employee unions: the Fairbanks Education Association, which represents teachers; the Education Support Staff Association, and the Fairbanks Principals Association. Learn more at the Labor Relations page.

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  • April Libraries of the Month: Nordale Elementary, Woodriver Elementary, and Ben Eielson Jr/Sr High.

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  • View the School District 2016-17 Recommended Budget and other budget related information at www.k12northstar.org/budget. Use the Budget Comment Form to provide input.

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  • Students conduct broad range of air quality research

    Months of reviewing ideas and conducting research on indoor air quality culminated April 20 with a Clean Air and Healthy Homes Program (CAHHP) symposium at Lathrop High School. Everyone walked away with a greater understanding of the dangers of dirty air.

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  • Third-grade authors feel the joy of sharing their writing

    There are few better feelings for the writer than seeing their own work a finished product in book form. The feeling that someone believed in the author’s work enough to help craft it into a bound work to be shared with others can bring a sense of validation and self-confidence that may otherwise have been absent.

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  • Denali Elementary School's Thad Keener honored as BP Teacher of the Year

    Thad Keener, a fifth-grade teacher at Denali Elementary School in Fairbanks has been named BP Alaska Teacher of the Year. Keener, who has taught in Alaska for 21 years, received the award at a ceremony at Wedgewood Resort in Fairbanks Thursday evening. Before being announced as the statewide teacher of the year, he was honored as one of seven Teachers of Excellence from the Fairbanks area.

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