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Posted: Wednesday, January 19, 2000

Local charter school accepting applicants

Juneau Community Charter School is now accepting applications to fill a 3rd grade opening. Applications are available at the school at 4th and Harris streets.

The school is public and no tuition is charged. The application deadline is 3:30 p.m. Jan. 31. For more information about the program call 586-2526.

`Mathletes' to square off at competition

Teams of 7th and 8th grade ``mathletes'' from Southeast Alaska middle schools are scheduled to compete in the 17th regional contest of the national ``Mouthcounts'' program Feb. 5.

Four schools will compete with one or two teams each, with four students per team. Participating Southeast schools are Dzantik'l Heeni Middle School, Floyd Dryden Middle School, Thunder Mountain Academy, and Schoenbar Middle School from Ketchikan.

Students will compete in individual and team matches, in written and oral events. Subjects include algebra, statistics, probability and geometry. Winners receive awards and will participate in the state competition, scheduled March 4 in Anchorage.

JDHS students honored for work

Eighteen Juneau-Douglas High School students received an official Student Recognition today. The students will each receive certificates and letters of commendation from Juneau's legislators.

The program, launched by parents and school staff, recognizes students at the high school for accomplishments that might otherwise go unnoticed. Nominees are generally recognized for school-related accomplishments, with teachers and staff making the nominations.

The students nominated for January are Ernyflor Abad, Tracy Budke, Anna Capacci, Joy Christianson, Christopher Frey, Derrick Grimes, Joel Irwin, Dylan Lee, Laura Martinson, Maryann Moffet, Erin Shine, Lee-Ann Nyman, Brandon Ridle, Kevin Shaw, Sigrid Schelle, Kyle Sneed, Kelsey Sturrock and Forrest Wolfe.

Healthy air seminars presented

Three seminars on ``Healthy Indoor Air for America's Homes'' are being presented this month and next by the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service.

The sessions are from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 25, Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 at the Bill Ray Center at the corner of 10th Street and Glacier Highway. Only 20 people are allowed to sign up for the seminars due to limited space.

The first session will talk about Indoor Air Quality and Building Science. Topics include how a house works, what makes air move, ventilation, humidity and other factors.

The second session covers Biological Sources of Air Pollution and Radon. Included is moisture control, how mold occurs, flooding and clean-up, and how to measure and cope with radon.

The final discussion focuses on Asthma: Secondhand Smoke the Lung Association's Healthy House Concept. Covered are secondhand smoke and children, asthma triggers and what the American Lung Association recommends to improve health conditions at home.

To sign up for the class call the Alaska Cooperative Extension at 465-8749 or stop by Room 130 of the Bill Ray Center. The class is delivered by teleconference.

Eaglecrest youth ski safety program features poster contest

Six-foot snow snakes are at Eaglecrest Ski Area this week, but resort officials say it's nothing to get concerned about.

Two black and white snakes, along with other snow monsters, are at the resort to reach mountain safety and courtesy to young skiers and snowboarders during National Safety Awareness Week, which runs until Jan. 21.

The ski area is also sponsoring a poster contest for the week. Youths ages 5 to 12 can enter posters using the Responsibility Code at Eagelcrest. Local winners will have their posters forwarded to a national contest sponsored by the National Ski Areas Association.

Posters are due by 4 p.m. Saturday. Entry forms are available at the ski area and at the resort's downtown business office.

The winner in each of three age categories will receive a snow monster poster, a ski or snowboard lesson and a coupon for an order of french fries.

For more information call the Eaglecrest business office at 586-5284.



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