1630 Gillam Way
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Students: 8:45 am - 3:15 pm
Office: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Michelle H Wilken
Elementary Administrative Secretary
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Picture Day October 21st
School gardens give kids a lesson in agriculture
FAIRBANKS — The hallways may have been empty at Fairbanks-area schools this summer, but things were blossoming in their backyards.
Five local schools — Hunter Elementary, Pearl Creek Elementary, Chinook Charter School and Randy Smith Middle School — had school gardens this year, offering a place for education and agriculture to mingle. Ester’s Calypso Farm and Ecology Center planted and managed the plots through its School Garden Initiative.
The program is designed to provide learning opportunities, giving kids an up-close chance to learn about nutrition and agriculture in the organic gardens.
“Basically, our goal is to provide an outdoor classroom where kids can learn how their food grows,” said Danny Sparrell, Calypso’s school garden coordinator. “If they’ve grown it, they’re more likely to eat it.”Read full article
Fairbanks Firefighters, Thank You For Keeping us Warm
Golden Heart Rotary Springs into Action
Hunter Elementary students will shoot hoops with four new all-weather basketball boards and rims thanks to a generous gift from the Golden Heart Rotary of Fairbanks on September 20, 2012. The new equipment is a welcome upgrade for the popular and well-used basketball courts on the school's south playgrounds.
The idea for the gift was inspired by former president of the Golden Heart Rotary Club, Susan Kramer, who spotted the need for the new equipment while attending a recent picnic at the school.
“Hunter Elementary is very fortunate to have the kindness and support of the Golden Heart Rotary of Fairbanks,” said Principal Jeff Man. “On behalf of the students, families, and staff of Hunter, thank you Golden Heart Rotary for your donation and support of healthy, active lifestyles at our school.”