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September 1, 2023
The front doors and Mill Bay doors will unlock on school days at 8:25 AM for students. Substitutes and others who need to get in the building before 8:25, can call the office at 486-7400, or enter through the outside cafeteria doors.
KHS Yearlong Activities Calender
Early Childhood Education
ECE Students and the “babies”
Students in class were excited to take the babies out around school and show them off. The majority of them took them to their 7th period class.
KHS Bell Schedule 2023-2024
8th Graders get an early start on career exploration at Kodiak High School
“You only know what you know” a wise person said, and “recognizing what you don’t is true knowledge”. Starting Monday, Kodiak Middle School 8th grade students will have the opportunity to “be in the know” as they sample Kodiak High School career pathways and related careers. Students will participate one period a day, four days a week, attending four of the following eight classes offered mostly at the high school.
- Business: students will be exposed to key business principles and participate in developing a business idea.
- Computer Programming: students will be exposed to a variety of careers in computer science and participate in creating samples such as web pages, social media, game design elements, etc.
- Digital Media: students will engage in a broad exploration of digital media, including digital images, digital videos, video games, web pages and websites, and social media. Students will be introduced to Adobe Photoshop, and create, edit, and manipulate various graphics as well as digital art.
- Education/Early Childhood: students will be exposed to a variety of early childhood and K-12 education careers, and experience teaching such as lesson planning, observation, teaching, and use of learning strategies used all over the country.
- Engines & Outboards: students will be exposed to a variety of engine types (automotive, motorcycle, airplane, boat, and motorsport vehicles), and participate in a variety of hands-on activities including engine operation, maintenance, and repair.
- Office Environment & Health: Students will be exposed to a variety of office tools (e.g., Microsoft, Adobe), personality types, communication styles, and customer service strategies, and participate in office activities such as scheduling, phone, email, and social media use, file and office management, and banking. Students will also be exposed to a variety of health and health business office environments, including medical billing, coding, patient mgmt., administrative secretarial staff services, and services such as medical assisting, dental assisting, and mental health.
- Spanish: students will speak, understand, and participate in basic conversations, provide, and collect information, express feelings, and emotions, and exchange their thoughts and opinions in Spanish.
- Welding: Students will be exposed to a broad exploration of welding practices, including design, fabrication, soldering, brazing, stick and pipe welding, and thermal cutting. This session includes welding safety.
Delivered in four 9-week long classes, students will be exposed to the learning, skill development, and activities that currently occur within KHS’s current career pathways and courses. In addition, through use of experiential learning and replicated workplace experiences, students will be exposed to a minimum of six Alaska high priority career fields. For example, this fall, Rolyn Vergara is teaching Early Childhood. Early Childhood is a pathway within a cluster of careers known as Education & Training. While offering samples of the learning, skill development and activities taught in Early Childhood as a high school class, Rolyn will also expose students to high priority related career fields within the career cluster, e.g., Fitness & Wellness Coordinators, Counselors, Interpreters, Teachers, and Administrators, etc.. 8th graders will engage regularly in self-evaluation and reflection, and upon completion of the class, will document traits, strengths, and interests in a portable personal learning career plan for use in high school and long-term planning. Classes are offered as Pass/Fail, with an emphasis on hands-on and experiential learning.