Tuesday and Wednesday, January 22 and 23, the Bering Strait Academic Decathlon Championship will pull students from 5 sites (Stebbins, Unalakleet, Shishmaref, Golovin & Teller) together for a stringent academic competition. Academic Decathlon (AD) is an event that covers a subject area (this year Russia) in ten different disciplines from Math to Music, and Speech to Essays. The 10th and culminating competition is the SuperQuiz which may have items from across the spectrum of knowledge. The students are combined into teams and compete like a TV game show. This final event will be broadcast via the VTC system and we hope that you are able to link up to watch this exciting event.
Stebbins School Hosts 2013 District Spelling Bee!
The Bering Strait Spelling Bee has been held annually for more than 30 years. It originated in Koyuk as an Invitational event but gathered so much interest that it has been rotated from site to site each year for the past 16 years.
This years Bee will be held in Stebbins on January 17. It will be broadcast via the VTC network for viewing in all interested locations starting at 6:30 p.m.. All BSSD schools will be included in the broadcast.
The Bee pits spellers from 4th through 8th grades in a public competition. It encourages public speaking and strengthens a students ability to independently perform in front of peers and parents.
The winner of the BSSD Bee will travel to Anchorage to compete against all other district and school winners on March 1st for a chance to represent Alaska at the National Spelling Bee.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ADRIANNE OKOOMEALINGOK FROM SAVOONGA - 2013 BSSD SPELLING BEE CHAMPION!