PLEDGES – Law enforcement officer recruits recite the Pledge of Allegiance during a graduation ceremony at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi this afternoon. Thirty-nine officers, including 16 Alaska State Trooper recruits, graduated from the 16-week basic Alaska Law Enforcement Training Session No. 1901. Officers will take jobs across Alaska from the North Slope to Ketchikan, while Trooper recruits will continue training for two more weeks in Sitka and then take duty assignments under the 12-week Field Training and Evaluation Program. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

January 13, 2014 Community Happenings

BMS Math Panel
    To Meet Tuesday
    Blatchley Middle School will hold a math committee meeting 4-7 p.m. Jan. 14 in the Blatchley Middle School library to discuss and review math material and alignment to the common core.
    The public is being encouraged to attend.

    Blatchley Pool Open
    Blatchley pool has reopened.
    The regular schedule is: 12:15-1:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11:30-12:30 p.m. Fridays; 7-8:30 p.m. open to all; 8:30-10 p.m. high school and older; and 3:30-5 p.m. Sundays open to all.
    The Jan. 21-only mid-day swim will be 12:30-1:30 p.m.
    Swimmers can call 747-5677 for an updated message.

    Tribal Council Meets
    The Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in the Sheet’ka Kwáan Naa Kahídi, 200 Katlian Street.
    Items on the agenda includes Long Range Transportation Plan.

    ANS to Meet
    The Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 4 will meet 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the ANB Founders Hall for Roberts Rules of Order training.  All are welcome. Those with questions may call Jean at 623-7355.   

    Youth Recognition
    Nominations Sought
    Nominations of Sitka youths are being accepted for the annual Blatchley Middle School/AmeriCorps Martin Luther King Jr. Day event Jan. 20.
    All are invited to send names of youths from their organizations/schools who have been leaders in volunteerism and good citizenship.
    Students names and information are – needed by Jan. 15 so parents can be invited – to Faith Lee, Sitka AmeriCorps coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 966-1440 or 752-0306.
    Teachers and others who make nominations are invited to present at the event.
    Game Night Set
    Friends and families are invited to a game night 5-7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 408 Marine St.
    A variety of board and card games will be on hand to try. People are welcome to take their own games and food to share.

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