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September 22, 2023
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The Kodiak Cross country team had an excellent showing in Seward this past Friday, checking out the course that will be used for the region championships in two weeks, and getting to race all of Region III in the process. Miles Grimes led the team to a second place finish behind Colony, while running his fastest 5k ever. Both Miles Grimes and Elias Litzow finished individually in the top ten. For the ladies, Abbey Harver paced the girls team, with multiple teammates running their best times of the season on the slowest course we have run this far. We are looking forward to posting our best efforts of the season back in Seward on September 30 for the region championships.
Last weekend, because of the weather the Volleyball team wasn’t able to get out to play Wasilla, so those games have been rescheduled for Oct. 27th/28th.
Football also had weather delays but were finally able to make it out Saturday and we got a waiver for them to play their conference game against Barrow on Sunday Sept. 16th. Our athletes played hard on very limit sleep and many hours sitting in airports for 2 days trying to get to Barrow. They went in strong and at the end of the first quarter, Kodiak led the Barrow Whalers 6-0. The bears couldn’t quite hold their momentum, with a few injuries, they went into halftime down 24-6. We ended up losing 44-12.
The Seasonals went well. We split wins and losses equally with both teams as we did with Wasilla the weekend before. We played Colony on Friday and Palmer on Saturday. Angus Bruce, Boys Singles, lost to Colony and came back decisively against Palmer. Anthony Olazabal won easily against both schools. Scout DeVries beat Colony's girl but lost in a tough, Yet ultimately disappointing match against Palmer. Girls Doubles, Moeyo Tanaka/Kori Longrich won both matches. They lost the first set against Colony, then rallied and came back winning the next 2 sets for the win. They went on to win their 2-set match against Palmer. Boys Doubles, Aiden Hagle/Makoto Seto lost both of their matches. We lost both MIxed Doubles, Owen Magnuson/Scout DeVries as well. All in all, a good outcome compared to last year. The senior players are coming into their own, developing their match skills and competition toughness and resiliency.
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September is Suicide Prevention Month!
Hello, KHS families! September is Suicide Prevention Month! As tough of a topic as this may be to cover with students and families, it is a great one to continue to talk about and spread awareness for. The Suicide Crisis Prevention Lifeline number has recently been changed to 988; anyone in crisis may call or text that number to receive assistance from a mental health professional. Some warning signs that a suicidal crisis may be arising include but are not limited to: withdrawal and social isolation, expressing hopelessness, giving away items and possessions of value, increased use of substances, and impulsiveness or reckless behaviors. If you notice any of these signs within your students, please reach out to any of the mental health professionals here at KHS – which includes our School Counselors, School Social Worker, and Providence School-Based Mental Health Clinician. Contact information for the mental health team can be found below:
- Mr. Conway: 486-7433 -- 12th counselor
- Mr. Fox: 486-7432 -- 9th and 10th counselor
- Ms. Wagner: 486-7430 -- 9th and 11thcounselor
- Mrs. Carter: 486-7429 (All grades) – School-Based Clinician
- Mrs. Silva-Johnson: (All grades) – District Social Worker
-Bryanna Carter, Providence School-Based Mental Health Clinician
Additional resources on suicide prevention and education: