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ASD Implements New Testing Requirement for Juniors, Seniors

Makayla Clark, Igaramkin Editor-in-Chief

December 19, 2014

Recently, the High School Graduation Qualifying Exam (HSGQE) was replaced with the College Career Readiness Assessment (CCRA) as a graduation requirement, Dimond’s Assistant Principal of Curriculum Frank Hauser said. “Last...

New Tests Bring Challenges

Kobe Huang, Igaramkin Reporter

December 19, 2014

Due to the new AMP (Alaska Measures of Progress) testing, this year’s standardized testing season could prove to be one of the more unfamiliar and difficult. The AMP tests will replace the Standards Based Assessments and...

It Wasn’t A Drill: Duck and Cover

Makayla Clark, Igaramkin Editor-In-Chief

October 16, 2014

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) website, a 6.2 earthquake shook parts of Alaska at 9:51 AM on September 25, 2014. Its epicenter was 80 miles Northwest of Anchorage, Alaska and 58 miles West Northwest of...

Dimond Welcomes New Principal

Makayla Clark, Igaramkin Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2014

Tina Johnson-Harris is Dimond High School’s new principal for the 2014-2015 school year. “Anything that I've ever put my mind to I've been able to do,” Johnson-Harris said. “My favorite thing [about Dimond] is the...

Graduation Is Approaching Quickly

Rachel Towslee, Igaramkin Editor

May 9, 2014

For Dimond High School seniors graduation is approaching quickly. The senior count down is approaching single digits. This year as before, graduation is held at the Sullivan Arena. It is at 7p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, and is th...

Budget Shortfall Leaves ASD Facing Tough Decisions

Karl Rodvik, Igaramkin Reporter

March 27, 2014

Facing more cuts than an 80s "slasher" movie, the Anchorage School District has many tough decisions to fill the $23 million budget shortfall.  The budget cuts are in response to the lack of funding from the Alaska State legisla...

Dimond to Stay with Six-Period Schedule Next Year

Makayla Clark, Igaramkin Editor

March 6, 2014

As of right now, Dimond, along with the other Anchorage School District high schools, will hold on to their current six-period schedule next year, Dimond Principal Cheryl Guyett said. The possibility of a seven-period day in Anch...

Dimond Faces Scheduling Challenges Next Year

Makayla Clark, Igaramkin Editor

February 17, 2014

Due to the challenges of budget cuts, high schools will be losing teachers, prompting the school district to ask “each high school to prepare for a seven period schedule next year,” Dimond Principal Cheryl Guyett said. Dimond...