Howl 2.23.21

Unalakleet School Daily Howl

February 23, 2021

Parents, please remember that if students are absent due to illness, they must return with a clearance from the clinic. Thank you


Breakfast: Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, Sausage Patty, Orange Juice,  Milk

Lunch: Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes n Gravy, Sliced Carrots, Pears, Bread, Milk

7th thru 12th- grade students and their parents are invited to join Sharene Craft in the library from 4 pm to 5 pm for UAA's Journey into Engineering.   Snacks will be available and a prize drawing will be held.

Geomatics in the 21st Century, Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 4:00-5:00 PM

Join us for a glimpse at what Geomatics looks like in the 21st century!  Explore an augmented reality sandbox that teaches mapping, topography, watersheds, natural hazards, and more. Explore how drone-mounted sensors are used to detect melting permafrost and monitor environmental dynamics in Alaska’s rapidly changing climate and coastline.  Learn about what a geomatics career look like through several students/industry spotlights. 

Digital Bits and Their Applications, Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 4:00-5:00 PM

Join Dr. Sebastian Neumayer to explore digital bits and their applications. You will hae a chance to play an interactive game competing against a 'dumb' and 'smart' version of a program to guess a number between 1 and 100, and then discuss algorithms. Dr. Neumayer will also use an FPGA circuit board to demonstrate binary numbers using LEDs. Afterward, learn more about Computer Science & Systems Engineering.

Music + Engineering, Thursday, February 25, 2021, 4:00-5:00 PM

Join Dr. Jens Munk (virtually) in the electromagnetics lab as he showcases his pride and joy--a set of electrostatic speakers built by engineering students at UAA. Discover what makes these speakers unique, and enjoy chilling and listening to some music. Dr. Munk will also provide insight into a number of projects from the electrical engineering department, including a step frequency radar system. This is a great opportunity to learn about electrical engineering and what programs and opportunities could await you at UAA.

Pump Power Curve, Friday, February 26, 2021, 4:00-5:00 PM

Join Dr. Getu Hailu to learn about pumps! DId you know pumps are the most widely used equipment, preceded by electric motors only? In everyday life, you are probably using at least one pump. There is a pump in the washing machine that drains the used dirty water and replaces it with fresh water. If you own a car, you know how important it is to maintain an optimum operating temperature of your car. A water pump is essential to your car’s operation. The pump ensures that the coolant keeps circulating through the engine block, hoses and radiator, and maintains an optimum operating temperature.

One of the important requirements of pumps is that they need to develop a certain amount of pressure to push the liquid through the pipes and hoses. We are also interested in knowing the power requirement for these pumps when they are working. A graphical interpretation of the relationship between the flow rate, pressure developed, and power requirement is given in “Pump Performance Curves”. In this demonstration you will be able to see how we determine the pressure pumps develop at specified flow rates and the power required to do so. 

Elementary Assembly

Friday, February 26th ⋅10:00 – 11:00am

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BSSD Activities Department Monday Brief:  

  • Region 1

    • Scholarship Application Attached

    • Academic Excellence Awards - Info. Attached

  • Spelling Bee - Results attached

    • Brian Riley of Unalakleet won the BSSD Spelling with the word 'psychiatrist'. Back on the podium this year was Trevor Eningowuk and Norman Stenek both from Shishmaref. 

    • Brian will compete at the Online State Spelling Bee on March 24.

  • Academic Decathlon

    • State Essays have been taken and the teams will be competing in the 7 objective tests, Interview, and Speech on February 25-26. 

  • Skiing

    • White Mountain has decided not to host the BSSD Ski Meet this year. 

    • We are still collecting information from programs across the district. 

    • SkiKu SkiTube: Join Skiku for an eight-week series to learn cross-country ski skills with other skiers around Alaska!

  • HS Basketball

    • Week 2 coming up with some changes. 

      • WBB Boys @ GLV Boys canceled

      • Addition of SHH Girls @ WBB Girls w/TLA Girls

    • Travel is up on iCal. There are a few sites that we are still working on for return travel.  Make sure if you have teams traveling to work with your clinic to get COVID testing done. Must complete new permission slips for each trip. 

    • Permission Slips: BSSD and NSHC attached

    • Schedule changes: there will be changes to the schedule coming by the end of the week for weeks 3 and 4.

    • Reminder: No conference tournament. We will be using standings for the state qualifiers. For any tie breakers we will be using the seeding procedures we use for tournaments. attached

    • State Basketball will be April 1-3 in the MatSu-Valley District hosted by Palmer HS, Colony HS, and Wasilla HS. 

    • Thank you all for getting your coaches and student-athletes registered on

  • NYO

    • NYO has not made an official announcement on the state competition. We are expecting that it will be virtual. We will be deciding soon on how we will have the BSSD competition.

  • Volleyball 

    • Practice can begin March 22. 

  • Wrestling

    • BSSD will not be participating in wrestling this year because of the close contact risk level involved.

  • Eligibility 

    • Next check: End of 3rd Quarter March 12


Upcoming Events: 

March 5th: Unalakleet Elementary’s READ-A-THON!

High School Basketball Schedule 

WEEK 2 - February 26-27 

 Unalakleet Boys at Nome Boys 

Nome Girls at Unalakleet Girls 

WEEK 3 - March 12-13 

Shaktoolik Boys and Stebbins Boys at Unalakleet Boys   

Gambell Girls and Unalakleet Girls at Teller Girls  

WEEK 4 - March 26-27 

Shaktoolik Girls and Teller Girls at Unalakleet Girls 

Gambell Boys and Unalakleet Boys at Teller Boys


March 15th - 19th Spring Break



Cloudy skies this morning will become partly cloudy this afternoon. High 6F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.


Afterschool Activities and Practice Schedule:


6:50 - 8 am: 

HS Shoot Around

3 - 4 pm: 

MS Tutoring

3:15 - 6:15 pm: 

HS BB Practice

6:15 - 7:15 pm: 

G JH BB Practice

7:15 - 8:15 pm: B JH BB Practice


6:50 - 8 am: 

HS Shoot Around

3 - 3:45 pm

2nd/3rd Tutoring

3 - 4:00 pm

MS Tutoring

3:15 - 6:15 pm: HS BB Practice

4 pm - 5 pm 

Ski Race Team

4 pm - 6 pm:

HS Tutoring

6:15 - 7:15 pm:

3rd/4th BBall Practice

6 pm:

AK Virtual Symph. Practice

7:15 - 8:15 pm: 

B JH BB  Practice


6:50 - 8 am: 

HS Shoot Around

3:00 - 3:45 pm: 2nd/ 3rd Tutoring

3:00 - 4:00:

MS Tutoring

3:15 - 6:15 pm:

HS BB Practice

4 - 5 pm: 

Ski 3rd - MS

6:15 - 7:15 pm: 

G JH BB Practice

7:15 - 8:15 pm: 

B JH BB Practice


6:50 - 8 am: HS Shoot Around

3:00 - 3:45 pm: 2nd/3rd Tutoring

3:00 - 4:00 pm: 

MS Tutoring

3:15 - 6:15 pm: 

HS BB Practice

4 - 5 pm: 

Ski Race Team

4 - 6 pm:

HS Tutoring

4:15 Spelling Bee

6:15 - 7:15 pm: 

G JH BB Practice

7:15 - 8:15 pm: 

B JH BB Practice


6:50 - 8 am: 

HS Shoot Around

3:15 - 6:15 pm:

HS BB Practice

6:15 - 7:15 pm:

3rd/4th BB Practice

7:15 - 8:15 pm: 

B JH BB Practice


12 - 1 pm

Ski 1st - MS

2 - 3 pm 

Ski Race Team

3 pm: 

High School Shoot Around

4 - 5:30 : 

G JH BB Practice