|4th grader, Aivine Soakai, plays bass for the play, Dear Fish|
Teaching Theatre Journal featured Dear Fish on the front cover of its 2011 summer issue. The performance in April was well-received by both coastal communities. Audience comments included, "I am an Alaskan fisherman. It made me feel good to be recognized." Another wrote, "The diversity of cutlrues, ages, and abilities brings tears to my eyes."
Thank you, Annie Calkins, Dave Hunsaker, Ryan Conarro, and the entire Glacier Valley, Thunder Mountain and Juneau fishing communities. This project helped both schools connect local issues to a more global perspective through the arts and technology. Students learned that even though they live on different coasts, they face similar issues, struggles, and celebrations and were able to personally express their learning through all of the arts.
We're proud of our Glacier Valley kids ...