4-H STEM Camp participants measuring the circumference of a Norfolk pine tree during the 4-H STEM Camp held at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) - Agriculture, Community and Natural Resources (ACNR) Division. Through this activity, participants learned how mathematics is integrated into forestry. [Photo: D. Helsham]
For the rest of this month, before the new school year for DOE begins on Sept. 5, employees of government departments and agencies will be busy on the campuses of schools they are designated to clean up, under the governor's Adopt-a-School initiative. Pictured are some DPS and DHSS workers yesterday doing their best to prepare the campus of Pava'ia'i Elementary.  [photo: BC]
School Lunch Program cooks hard at work, packing breakfast and lunch items for the schools that have already started the new school year. Tomorrow is the last day for the week long food safety training for all SLP cooks and food handlers, a first for the territory. [photo: courtesy] 
Want to read indigenous literature? Don't pick up a book. That's because native stories are not always written down on paper, award-winning novelist Witi Ihimaera says. Indigenous tales were mostly expressed through art such as tattoos, tapa cloth paintings, kapa haka and waiata, he said. For New Zealand-based Samoan tattoo artist Cliff Cole traditional symbols from his island represented "...

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