Tag Archives: Longyearbyen School

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of April 10, 2014

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Two Svalbard beach cleanup projects get 1.1M in government grants
Two Svalbard beach cleanup projects are receiving more than 1.1. million kroner in funding from the Norwegian Environmental Directorate as part of an 80-million-kroner nationwide marine pollution removal effort.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Aug. 22, 2017

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City forces brewery forced to halt beer bingo, Friday evening gatherings
Svalbard Bryggeri is suspending its Thursday beer bingo and Friday evening social gatherings indefinitely because the city states the facility is not legally licensed for such activities.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Dec. 20, 2016

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Students to get hot school lunches starting in January
Longyearbyen School students will get hot lunches starting in January as a continuation of a pilot project initiated last year, according to André Jenssen, a co-initiator of the project.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of May 31, 2016

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Officials response to two kitchen-related fire alarms
Firefighters and police responded to two kitchen-related fire alarms Sunday, one of which was the most recent of ongoing spate of incidents where an intoxicated person fell asleep while cooking something in the early morning hours, according to The Governor of Svalbard.

Mass drilling: At a school with guns and teachers trained to use them, emphasis is on escape during attack

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A large masked man stabbing everyone he encountered while running through the halls of Longyearbyen School might have been the ultimate case of bringing a knife to a gun fight – except the teachers toting weapons daily near students rely on a different kind of training.

AVALANCHE UPDATE: Students return to school, participate in memorial for avalanche victims; public memorial for Nikoline Røkenes, 2, on Saturday

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Students returning to Longyearbyen School for the first time since avalanche Dec. 19 that killed Atle Husby, 42, a teacher at the school, and Nikoline Røkenes, 2, gathered with teachers Tuesday morning to pay tribute to the victims and discuss the tragedy.

“In commemoration, we will light candles for our teacher and colleague, Atle, and a light for two-year-old Nikoline who went to nursery school next to the school,” Longyearbyen School Headmaster Anne Vikanes wrote in a message posted at the city’s website Monday.

A public memorial service for Nikoline, as a well as a commemoration for her sister, Pernille, 3, who survived after they were buried in their father’s home for two hours, is scheduled at noon Saturday at Svalbard Church.

Mealy-mouthed students: First-ever trial hot lunch program gets high grades from student chowhounds at Longyearbyen School

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It’s not like Ivan Jensen, 13, doesn’t appreciate his parents packing him a lunch. It’s just that, well, he isn’t always thrilled with what’s in them.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Nov. 17, 2015

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School will change weapons policy after accidental shot
Longyearbyen School will change its procedures for employees standing watch for polar bears after one accidentally fired a signal pistol shot last Thursday, according to Headmaster Anne Søvold Vikanes.