Pennies for Patients

GJE is participating in Pennies for Patients. Students can bring change to their classroom and the funds collected will support research for therapies that save the lives of blood cancer patients.  By participating in Pennies for Patients, students learn about service, leadership and philanthropy.

Cranes Win at Science

Congratulations to our scientist Cranes who did a great job participating in science fair last week, and in winning first, second and third places in the elementary division and the Judges Choice award! A big thank you also to the teachers who coached them.

The LKSD Science Fair had 29 great projects submitted by 45 students from 7 LKSD communities.

Students received 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards in the three divisions of, Elementary, Middle School and High School.  They were also presented with two elite awards, Grand Prize and Judges Choice.  These projects will advance on to represent LKSD in the 62nd Annual Alaska Science and Engineering Fair (ASEF) which will take place March 24 – 26, 2017 at the Northway Mall in Anchorage.  All students received participation awards and a little Science swag.
The Awards…..
Elementary Division
1st Place – “Bottle Flipping” with Scientists Rory Peters & Ellis Johnson – Bethel
2nd Place – “Static Levitating Orb” with Scientists Drini Pellumbi & Vjosa Pellumbi – Bethel
3rd Place – “Cool Dough” with Scientist Elliot Gill – Bethel
Middle School Division
1st “Body Temperature and Stress” with Scientists Carrie Dock & Rex Fox – Kipnuk
2nd “Water Bottle Challenge” with Scientist Madyson Fentress – Bethel
3rd “The Floating Egg” with Scientist Courtney Lincoln – Toksook Bay
High School Division
1st “Effects of Factors on Reaction” with Scientists Kieran Bentley & Jakob Sipary – Napaskiak
2nd “Caffeine Effects” with Scientist Whitney Morgan – Tuntutuliak
3rd “Acids N Bases” with Scientists Trinsten Dock & Irene Paul – Kipnuk
Judge’s Choice
 “Bottle Flipping” with Scientists Rory Peters & Ellis Johnson – Bethel
Grand Prize
“Effects of Factors on Reaction” with Scientists Kieran Bentley & Jakob Sipary – Napaskiak

State Archery Tournament this Friday, March 17

This Friday, March 17, starting at 4pm, the Bethel Archers will host the State Archery Tournament at Gladys Jung.

Archers from BRHS, GJE, KLA and Ayaprun Elitnaurvik will be facing off against hundreds of other archers across the state.
We are getting McDonalds cheeseburgers flown in for the concession stand and we will have the new archery shirts and hoodies on sale.
Stop by and cheer on the kids as they compete for another state title.

Lost and Found

Once again, our lost and found piles are overflowing! All students were walked through a room of lost and found before Spring Break, and this will be done again. However, parents are encouraged to come by and check out the piles if you know your child is missing something. We especially encourage you to come look for missing lunch boxes.

Bethel Freestyle Wrestling

Bethel Freestyle Wrestling is starting soon! Please pick up an information packet outside Mr. Smith’s office at GJE. Junior high practices start March 13 at GJE and elementary student practices begin Mar 20 at GJE. (Practices will move to BRHS Mar 22)

This year’s state tournament is set for April 27-29, 2017.

Science Fair and Science Assembly this Friday, March 10

The LKSD Science Fair Open House is this Friday, March 10, 5-6 pm at the LKSD District Office. Come by and take a look at all the wonderful student-generated science from across the Delta

Following the open house there will be a science assembly open to the public at Gladys Jung Elementary. Come see the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) demonstrate the principles of electricity through their 1 hour “Electrifying Science” presentation. Appropriate for all ages. Doors will open at 6 pm. Hope to see you there!

Battle of the Books Winners

Kudos to all the GJE teams that competed in the District Battle of the Books competition.

Congratulations to Ned Peters, Brielle Herron and Jerralyn White who are the first place winners in the District Competition for 3-4 grades!

The  C3PO’s (5th graders Drini Pellumbi, Vjosa Pellumbi, Rory Peters and Isabel Lieb) got second place in the District Battle for 5-6 grades.

Great job to all the Battle readers!