Last Week’s Trip to NACTEC

Last week on Tuesday the 7th, the middle school grade and I went to NACTEC for a Junior High Career Exploration session. We came back on Friday the 11th on the same week. We arrived to the Era airport, waiting for Mr. Pitt to come get us and bring us to the NACTEC house. We arrived to the NACTEC house and put our luggage to our assigned rooms. I put my luggage and clothing away to my locker and wardrobe.

             After about thirty minutes, everybody was called together to meet in the living room. The NACTEC instructors told us their expectations and gave announcements of what we were going to do next. We went to the classrooms to get our NACTEC water bottles and call our parents/guardians to tell them we arrived safely.

            After we went back to the house someone arrived. It was Summer; she came by herself because the rest of her group couldn’t fit in the same plane as her. We introduced ourselves and we waited till the other groups came. After thirty minutes or so, the other groups came and they put their stuff away. They went with Mr. Busk to the classroom to get their water bottles and call their parents. When the group that went with Mr. Busk came, we started our educational adventure at NACTEC.  

 

        

My Week Back

On Friday the 12th we came back from NACTAC and we were really happy to be home. On Monday we went sliding with Janelle, Mike Jr., me, Ernest, Fred, Oolaq, Janice, Becca and Gene. We had a lot of fun sliding down steep hills then on a long mountain we slid a half a mile. Ernest, Oolaq, Gene, and I stayed out longer than the others even though we were wet from the snow. We went around 1:00 and came back around 3:10 and relaxed till 3:30.

On Tuesday we went ice fishing and our fishing holes were located past the point where we can’t see Wales. Mr. Dave, Ms. Mueller, Alicia and Oolaq did not go ice fishing.  Ms. Mueller was home sick, Mr. Dave was tired from sliding, Ooolaq was at NACTEC, and Alicia was at home.  A couple of us caught fish but most of us didn’t catch any. We also went sliding down a steep hill on our butts but it was scary because were on the ice by the mountain.

The rest of the week has been fun because Ernest and I found out that we are going to Anchorage for Student Broadcasting next week. The eye doctors are here this week too, so people can get new glasses. There is also an art walk and unveiling of the mural at 6:00 p.m.

Boring And Fun Spring Break

During spring break was kind of boring because there was hardly anything to do. It was mostly windy I thought it was going to be nice out during spring break. I was going to play out by the fence with Charles, Caleb, Fred, Henry, Dylan, Ernest and Daniel but we mostly stayed in because of the weather. But I guess we waited for gym we hardly had nice days during Darn that weather had to be cold and windy. On Saturday there was gym and I had fun playing with the adults I blocked Robert it was the first time I blocked an adult I got kind of happy.

But next day I was really sore the next day I can’t wait till the weekend to play with the adults I would be really happy to system link on Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 or Ghosts. And today we had an early lunch because they went to bring shirts to Elders and some of us went ice fishing. Fred, Sherrie, Shawna, Ernest and I. We were playing with slush/snow on the ice it was fun but we didn’t catch any fish.

Its too bad that we didn’t catch any fish I thought we were going to have lots of fun catching fish but we were to close to sand bars and the ice was to thick we should have try have go by the point or somewhere to catch fish like Tom Cod and I don’t know what the other ones are called.

Last Month of School

This month is the last month of school for me. I am getting very excited and a little bit nervous. Right now school is going easy, great and slowly getting decorations for our graduation/prom. I barely have been making it to school because I have been getting sick and babysitting. I didn’t really mind though cause I wanted to help out my mom and family so they don’t struggle for finding a babysitter to pay.

I filled out my FAFSA and I just need to finish up a little part. I was going to head to college in Nome in August but everything has changed. I will be staying here in Wales for a while and try make it out to Teller with Cyrus. I was going to have a job here in Wales for the summer, but I had to change my plans.

At the end of this month I will not be doing anymore work, we seniors are going to be getting ready for our graduation. We will be very busy getting ready for the graduation and we will have about a week to decorate. We will hopefully have a bunch of others to help us. It will be fun.

We have been looking for graduation decorations lately and finally getting at it to order. I am excited to start decorating and getting ready for graduation.

Field Trip

Yesterday we went into the valley it was fun Janelle, Shawna, Ernest and I we climbed almost the whole mountain it took 10-15 minutes, we saw Roy coming back with Linda it was fun climbing half of the mountain the part of the mountain behind razorback. It was fun I we do it again because we slid down the mountain we went fast Janelle climbed the highest Ernest next and Shawna and I got tired. And she said she heard Roy coming back so we slid down and then he dropped Linda and picked up ms. Muellers friend to bring her to razorback after the valley we went on the ice because Linda wanted to take a picture of the whole village with the mountain showing up the valley and ice was really cool after that I went to see gene and went home to say bye to Sherrie she went to Elders conference.

This Week Testing

There will be SBA testing this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for some students. On Tuesday the subject will be Reading, and on Wednesday it will be Writing. On Thursday it will be Math, and on Friday it will be Science for grades 4th, 8th, and 10th. SBA testing will be to show the school how each student is doing and the results will show how the students are progressing.

 

Students in Preschool and Kindergarten arrive at 11:45 and students in 1st and 2nd grade won’t have to arrive until twelve o’clock. On Friday grades 1st to 3rd, 5th to 6th, and 11th and 12th will not have to arrive till twelve o’clock. There will be no testing on Monday.

 

       Students will do their best and take their time to get great scores. The tests will not be timed, and the students could take all the time they need. There will be breaks after every sixty minutes. I wish the students taking the test good luck and I hope they do very well.

 

Interviewing Grandma Faye

I learned that when she was younger, for fun she played out, slid off the mountain and beaded. When she was a little girl her family lived in a sod house till they moved into the house she is living in now. For light they had a gas lamp until the Avec came with electricity and light bulbs. When Faye was little her father had a dog sledge team and her mother looked after the dogs.

Sometimes they would boat to Shishmaref or would go to camp. Her family didn’t believe in shaman or anything like that because they went to church every Sunday. Their family claimed the reindeer’s and they have been taking care of them for the past 50 to 60 years.

I interviewed Fay because I wanted to let people know about the past and the old story’s of our Ancestors. I hope we can get more people to record the past and not lose our language/old ways. I hope I can do this again really soon and maybe with other elders.

Kids Don’t Float!

Yesterday March 27, 2014, the Coast Guard, and VPSO Ernest came to Wales and they taught us about boating safety. They had the High school and Middle school help them teach elementary about boat safety. After we talked with the elementary we played a few games with them: Relay race and check if the life jacket fit, and they played duck-duck-goose and put on life jackets and tag them. We went in the classrooms, and in the gym. We talked about boating safety so kids don’t drown, and teach them how to use life jackets during swimming. They let us middle and high school students put our hands in cold water with snow to let the kids see how hard it is to put our life jackets on.

Coast Guard 3-28-14

We walked for Choose Respect with the Coast Guard people and the VPSO Ernest, and we held signs to let Ms. Mueller take pictures of us kids.

Choose Respect 2014

Climbing the Mountain

On March 23, 2014 Sherrie Crisci, Michael jr. Ahkinga  and I started to climb the middle of the mountain. Before we started we went to the corp. store to get some snacks for on the way up; we started to walk up around 2:45 pm. We tried to get some friends to join but they were all busy or lazy.

We took at least 9 stops on the way up, and we took pictures too. On our breaks we shouted towards the village and played with snow or my dog Lola. The view from the 3/4 point of the mountain was very cool because we saw open water, thin ice and the village looked very tiny. We also saw Little Diomede, Big Diomede and parts of Russia. We saw a couple of snow machines come in from Brevig, and it was a couple people from the Olanna family. Also Amos went up the mountain right by us, it was crazy because it was slippery on some parts too.

After we enjoyed our view we started to go down and by that time it was around 5:40 pm. We went on slippery parts to slide and some of us were on our butts so our feet could stop us if we were going to fast. I slid on my belly and my dog Lola was running while we slid down. When we got down we made plans to go up again on Saturday or Sunday but with more people.

Boring And Fun Spring Break

During spring break was kind of boring because there was hardly anything to do. It was mostly windy I thought it was going to be nice out during spring break. I was going to play out by the fence with Charles, Caleb, Fred, Henry, Dylan, Ernest and Daniel but we mostly stayed in because of the weather. But I guess we waited for gym we hardly had nice days during Darn that weather had to be cold and windy. On Saturday there was gym and I had fun playing with the adults I blocked Robert it was the first time I blocked an adult I got kind of happy.

 

 

 

But next day I was really sore the next day I can’t wait till the weekend to play with the adults I would be really happy to system link on Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 or Ghosts. And today we had an early lunch because they went to bring shirts to Elders and some of us went ice fishing. Fred, Sherrie, Shawna, Ernest and I. We were playing with slush/snow on the ice it was fun but we didn’t catch any fish.

 

 

Its too bad that we didn’t catch any fish I thought we were going to have lots of fun catching fish but we were to close to sand bars and the ice was to thick we should have try have go by the point or somewhere to catch fish like Tom Cod and I don’t know what the other ones are called.