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Yup'ik RavenMarshall Cultural Atlas

This collection of student work is from Frank Keim's classes. He has wanted to share these works for others to use as an example of Culturally-based curriculum and documentation. These documents have been OCR-scanned. These are available for educational use only.





Whats Happenin' at School?


 Frank's Classes

Frank's Classes

Over the past few weeks students in Frank's English classes have been reading Fallen Angels, a novel about the Vietnam War by Walter Dean Myers. They have viewed part of the long video series on the Vietnam War and heard community member Richard Oney's personal account of his participation in the war in the early 1970's. They have also been working on their next Fox Fire book, Fish, Fire and Water which involves research on Alaska's fish species and fishing issues such as global warming.

In World Studies his students are presently on Latin America. Recently a Peruvian came to his class to talk about Peru in Spanish. Frank was the translator.

Journalism has been devoted to a Cultural Journalism project titled Building Personalities of Marshall, journalism analyses of various types of magazines, a unit on comics presented by the student teacher, Flora Evan, and, most recently, the October newspaper.

In Russian Frank and his students have been studying days, months, prepositions, common verbs and expressions, and the past tense.

Donna Best's Special Olympics


Donna Best's Special Olympics

Donna reports that "Special Olympics is a year round program which provides sports training and competition for athletes all over the world. We are fortunate here in the LYSD to have a strong program which was established five years ago.

Special Olympics training began this year on Sept. 12 with students from grades 3-1 1 participating in bowling training. The bowling team is very excited about the opportunity to learn a new sport and have a great time in the process. We are currently working hard to prepare for a possible tournament at a "real" bowing alley in Bethel. At this tournament we will bowl against teams from Pitka's Pt., Pilot Station, Russian Mission, Mtn. Village and St. Mary's.

We hope to expand our Special Olympics program in the Lower Yukon area by adding cross-country skiing in the winter and floor hockey in the spring."


Marshall Student Council


The Student Council officers were elected on September 17. The officers are: Jackie George, President; Charlotte Alstrom, Vice President; and Cheryl Hunter, Secretary-Treasurer.

Our goal for the Student Council is to make it an enjoyable year for everyone here in the Marshall School. We are presently working on organizing the student store and getting used to our new way of conducting business.

Our plans for this year are to raise more money so we can get the things we need for the students. We are planning to purchase basketball uniforms, jackets, and more things for the student store to make more of a profit. We also want to get a good D.J. for the Prom and have a nice graduation ceremony. Our other plans are to have intermural games for all grades and have school parties where students can watch movies.

We want to make everyone happy so they will enjoy the school year.

Jack George

Student Council President


Whats Happenin' at School? Whats Happenin' at School?


Feature News

A Good Moose Season

- Kathy Duny

Tank Farm Being Relocated

- Jonathan Boots

Willow Mine to be Mined?

- Lois Moore

Marshall Co-op Store Extension

- Charlotte Alstrom

Marshall's New Armory

- Maurice Turet

Airport Update

- Tatiana Sergie

Marshall Head Start Begins

- Rose Lynn Fitka

Marshall Traditional Council

- Tassie Fitka



Editorial Page 

Sales Tax has Benefits Too

- Charlotte Alstrom


Guest Editorial 

Let's Get Rid of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

- Cheryl Hunter


Max's Message from the Best Little
School on the Yukon



Whats Happenin' at School?


Running Cross Country

First and Second Grades
Third and Fourth Grades
5th & 6th Grades
Richard Olsen's Classes
Nick's Bilingual Classes
Guy's Classes
Frank's Classes
Donna Best's Special Olympics
Marshall Student Council Report


Puzzle Page


October 1997 Calendar


Comic Page


Happy Halloween


Dear Tat


 Elders Page

Trapping at Nageethluk

Story told by Camille Boliver

Look To The Stars
Your Personal Horoscope


Did You Know That...


Message Page (in pdf)


Christmastime Tales
Stories real and imaginary about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 1996
Christmastime Tales II
Stories about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 1998
Christmastime Tales III
Stories about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 2000
Summer Time Tails 1992 Summertime Tails II 1993 Summertime Tails III
Summertime Tails IV Fall, 1995 Summertime Tails V Fall, 1996 Summertime Tails VI Fall, 1997
Summertime Tails VII Fall, 1999 Signs of the Times November 1996 Creative Stories From Creative Imaginations
Mustang Mind Manglers - Stories of the Far Out, the Frightening and the Fantastic 1993 Yupik Gourmet - A Book of Recipes  
M&M Monthly    
Happy Moose Hunting! September Edition 1997 Happy Easter! March/April 1998 Merry Christmas December Edition 1997
Happy Valentine’s Day! February Edition 1998 Happy Easter! March/April Edition 2000 Happy Thanksgiving Nov. Edition, 1997
Happy Halloween October 1997 Edition Edible and Useful Plants of Scammon Bay Edible Plants of Hooper Bay 1981
The Flowers of Scammon Bay Alaska Poems of Hooper Bay Scammon Bay (Upward Bound Students)
Family Trees and the Buzzy Lord It takes a Village - A guide for parents May 1997 People in Our Community
Buildings and Personalities of Marshall Marshall Village PROFILE Qigeckalleq Pellullermeng ‘A Glimpse of the Past’
Raven’s Stories Spring 1995 Bird Stories from Scammon Bay The Sea Around Us
Ellamyua - The Great Weather - Stories about the Weather Spring 1996 Moose Fire - Stories and Poems about Moose November, 1998 Bears Bees and Bald Eagles Winter 1992-1993
Fish Fire and Water - Stories about fish, global warming and the future November, 1997 Wolf Fire - Stories and Poems about Wolves Bear Fire - Stories and Poems about Bears Spring, 1992



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