Comments about Hawknews.org from People across the world
From Patty Pierce in Anchorage
AMAZING. Can I just say again, AMAZING! That is what my new homepage, hawknews.org is to me! I am getting ready to travel out of state and will try to comment on more. I am speechless, really, on what an accomplishment you have achieved in your teaching career! And these students must surely be aware of how fortunate they are to have you, Mr. Voley, as their teacher. When you said these students were bright and eclectic I wasn't expecting exceptionally bright and eclectic! wink Thank you over and over again for this site. I look forward to the airplane red eye flight now! Happy Easter and God bless, Patty Pierce
From Sami Knutson in Australia
Mr. Voley and Class! I just wanted to say how much I love your website. Reading the student blogs gives me a whole new insight on each persons individual personality; it is fun to read about things that aren't readily apparent in polite passing. Readings, podcasts, and videos on the site often have me laughing, crying, and saying to myself, "Gee, I did not know that." After finishing, all I can do is sit back and wish that students would write more than one entry per month so I can to know them better! Keep up the amazing work!
Love from Australia,
From Mariah Doty in Oklahoma
Hello from down south! I would much rather say "Hello from the far north" But oh well. So far I guess you could say I am liking it here in Oklahoma. It is way too flat though! However I do like the thunder and lightning storms we get passing through often. I miss home dearly and frequently wish that I could retreat back to high school! College is very different, and I think that I like high school better so far. I feel as if Kenny Lake School prepared me in many ways for college, but in many ways did not. The biggest, being that I feel like there was too much help just readily available. At college you cant just stay after class and ask a bunch of questions or come in early. It is much different and at a very fast pace. I am currently taking a reading and a writing literature class. Which I am not fond of, but at least I get to write. I miss writing for you writers workshop class! Now that I look back on it that was probably my favorite class senior year (although don't tell Mr. Friendshuh that!) It gave me the chance to express my feeling about topics, and the best part was is that I did not have to follow any certain pattern or try to believe someone else's opinion and try to write a paper on it. The topics were mine, I got the chance to be original; I was the creator of my "art"! I just wanted you to know that I highly appreciate what you have done for me and for the opportunity to take part in your classes. Every one of them holds a fond memory! I would love to write more, but I have to get ready for class!
P.S: You may be asking why I chose this way of contact. Two reasons 1.) I dont have your e-mail address, and 2.) I want you to know that I am still checking in on the site to see what is new!
From Fred Denner
Great project, hope to see more documentaries like this from Kenny Lake!
Ramona Henspeter from Copper Center
I enjoyed your presentation today. I'm impressed with the quality of the work the students are producing. Your Weebly site is a perfect showcase for your class projects, and you've done a great job of organizing it. Thanks for sharing, both today at the inservice, and 24/7 through the website!
From Jeri Powers in Kansas
I am an elementary teacher in Shawnee, Kansas. I know your teacher as I met him when he was Alaska's Teacher of the Year. I LOVE your descriptive language...when you describe the passing breeze as feeling like rocks dumped into your backpack. Would it be okay for me to use your writing as a mentor text for my students? They need to see excellent examples of writing and yours is definitely that!
From Marcia Milette
This snowbird, down here in CA, just received the Feb. 2 issue of the CRR. What a great article written by Audrey Shephard about her return to the homestead. Thanks, Audrey. I agree. There is much to be said for rural, having-to-fend-for-yourself living. Keep up your writing and your positive attitude! To all of you at Kenny Lake School - this web site is really beautiful! Matt Lorenz's mention of it brought me here. Now, I look forward to seeing other examples of your work. Thanks for posting.
Spencer Jones from Afghanistan
_Hi Mr. Voley, this is Spencer, stumbled across the site and I am very impressed. It was very cool to be able to read about happenings that are going on back home. It is a big encouragement for me while I am here, deployed to Afghanistan. I would love to hear and see more from your class, and if there is anything I can contribute please feel free to contact me, or have the kids contact me! Spencer Jones
Robben Taylor from Kenny Lake
_Mr. Voley, or class, I just guessed for the Mystery person and It was so fun! I am determined to win at least once this year!!! Love Robben
Tim Sundlov from Glennallen
_Hi Ray - The students did an awesome job on the video, what a hoot!
Patty Pierce from Kenny Lake
_I just watched all the movies under film projects! All I can say is: hahahahaheeheeheegigglegiggleSNORTbreath and then some more heeheehaha!!!!!! GREAT work to all involved. I can't wait to hear what was won this year! I am looking forward to reading and watching the other blogs!! Be watching for my comments!!! Your fan & friend!!
Donna Gondek from New York
_Way to go Ray Voley and students. I have your Hawk Eye News bookmarked and look forward to reading it throughout the year. I'm living in western upstate New York...enjoying retirement and the great fall weather.
Matt Lorenz from Kenny Lake
_Great topic choices and all are impressively well written and/or produced. The Copper River Record is very jealous of your website:) Matt