Tanana City School District

Maudrey J. Sommer School


Welcome to Tanana City School District.
 TCSD is a one site school district with a current enrollment of 49 students. Maudrey J. Sommer School is situated next to the wild and beautiful Yukon River and just down river from the Tanana River. Students here are able to learn in an environment that is unique to village life on the Yukon. We embrace the strength of the culture and honor the values that encourage our youth to strive for excellence in all things. We hope you enjoy our website.  


  • The Fairbanks Folk Fest's Bluegrass Camp for Kids June 22-26 for kids ages 8-16 (a few exceptions for younger and older students).  The camp runs every day from 10 am to 3:30 pm with a BBQ and square dance on Wed. night and is taught by world-class musicians!  Tuition is $250 if you sign up by June 12th.  After that tuition is $275.  We hope to have some scholarship funds for those who need partial or full scholarships.    Other sources of scholarships are Migrant Education, school and tribal organizations.  Sign up at www.bluegrasscampsforkids.org or call Pete or Peg Bowers at 455-6528  

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  • If you missed the graduation for the Class of 2015 or you want to see some photos from the event here is a link provided by our official photographer, John Rusyniak. Enjoy!  
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District News

  • Graduation Highlights

    Posted by Therese Ashton at 5/9/2015 4:00:00 AM
    Graduation was a wonderful celebration of our 8th grade graduates going into high school as well as our seniors who are leaving us for their next adventures. Enjoy some highlights from the Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2015 courtesy of official graduation photographer, John Rusyniak. https://vimeo.com/127334203
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  • Geneva Wright's D.C. trip

    Posted by Therese Ashton at 4/17/2015 1:00:00 PM
    One of our seniors was chosen by 4-H to attend the National 4-H Conference in Washington D.C. While in D.C. Geneva Wright was chosen as one of eight students who met with President Obama for 15 minutes. Geneva lead the group into the Oval Office and was surprised when the President opened the door himself. She was also later interviewed and quoted in an article for the Washington Post.
    Watch it here:
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  • Iditarod, The First 10 Years

    Posted by Therese Ashton at 3/30/2015 9:00:00 AM
     Iditarod, The First 10 Years is a beautifully done book sent by Jim Uhl and the old Iditarod Gang. Jim taught here back in 1075-77. He has fond memories of the village and wanted to pass on his hellos to everyone here. He wrote, "  Tanana and the time I spent there along with the good folks therein were a life changing event in my life.  Although I only spent two years in Tanana, it is where I consider that I grew-up, maturity wise at least. I still have friends there even though we may not have seen each other for years, they are still close to my heart."
    We are keeping the book in the school for our students to use but if you'd like to look it over just come by and we'll let you peruse it.
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  • Never Give Up!

    Posted by Therese Ashton at 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM
    Never Give Up!
    Arnold Marks, our high school teacher, and his brother Archie Agnes raced in the Iron Dog this year. They had some major set backs but never gave up. Hear what these guys had to say and what makes us so proud!
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  • T-shirt Sales

    Posted by Therese Ashton at 3/12/2015
    We have Wolves t-shirts and hoodies for SALE at MJSS. The tribe got the t-shirts for us and all proceeds will go to the student activities fund for the sports' teams travel.
    red t   white t red hoodie  earrings
    Click pictures for larger view.
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  • Basketball Regionals 2015

    Posted by Therese Ashton at 1/14/2015 10:00:00 AM
    Tanana will be hosting the Basketball Regionals in Fairbanks in March. Ruby and Nulato won't have teams this year so Tanana was moved up in the rotation to host Regionals. Let your family and friends know that we'll need volunteers for a variety of tasks at Regionals. Keep an eye out for a volunteer meeting in January. The basketball players are pretty excited and look forward to making this basketball season fun and successful. 
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  • Dancing with the Spirit

    Posted by Therese Ashton at 12/3/2014 6:00:00 AM
    Students will have the benefit of a week of music with Josephine Malemute, Mike Mickelson, Rev. Trimble Gilbert and his wife Mary who will be gracing our village with their talents. This is a wonderful program that we have been able to have at MJSS for several years with the help of many. If any students have instruments to bring for this week they should have it at the school by Friday, December 5th so that Mike can tune them up when he arrives on Sunday. An evening event will be planned for Thursday, Dec. 4th so keep your ears open.
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  • iDida Contest Workshop

    Posted by Therese Ashton at 11/30/2014 6:00:00 AM
    The state-wide educational technology conference (ASTE) has a contest to showcase movies, podcasts, music, photos, and applications that are created by students across the state. This year we are lucky to have the chair of this contest, John Rusyniak, come and hold a workshop for our students and staff to encourage them to compete. Mr. Rusyniak a long-time educator who enjoys working with students and staff. He will be bringing his knowledge about multi-media production to us this week. Students will be able to determine the media they would like to create and with help start that work with this expert. In January an event to celebrate and showcase our talented students' products will be held Thursday, January 22 at 7 pm. Stay tuned for more information. 
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  • Yoga Sessions

    Posted by Therese Ashton at 11/20/2014
    Want to try out Yoga? We'll be coming together at 5:15 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays to see if there is any interest. We'll meet in the multipurpose room. 
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  • Flu Shots

    Posted by Therese Ashton at 11/19/2014
    The clinic will be getting the flu shots for students soon. Please make sure you have filled out the 2014-2015 Permission Request form and sent it to the office. Students will only be provided with the flu shot during school if this permission slip is completed and handed in. A copy of the permission slip was sent home with students the last week of October and is also available for download on the website on the Home page. 
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