Click on the Quick Link under "Parents" or here for your child's Back to School supply list; also available at your local stores. If you need help with school supplies, please call Families in Transition at 746-9228 or the MSBSD Warehouse at 861-5120.Visit Quick Links under "Parents" or continue here for your child's Back to School supply list, available at your local stores. If you need help with school supplies, please call Families in Transition at 746-9228 or the MSBSD Warehouse at 861-5120.
Opening in the fall of 2014 are two new permanent facilities for two schools: Mat-Su Day School and Valley Pathways, both special mission schools in the Mat-Su Borough School District. Shown here is Valley Pathways principal, Jim Wanser, with MSB Project Manager, Robert Scott. MSB and MSBSD School Board/Administration toured both sites.
No school for students at most MSBSD schools on Monday and Tuesday. Parents, please check with your school for times for P/T Conferences. Students at Big Lake, Houston Middle, and Houston High will attend school Tuesday as a make-up day.
Inclement weather required a school closure on January 23, 2014 at Big Lake Elem, Houston Middle, and Houston High schools. This was the second school closure and exceeds the one snow day built into the calendar. February 18th is a school day for students at these three schools. Please read more by clicking "view full story"...
Get a first look at the FY15 Preliminary Budget and School Board Legislative Priorities. Also, come and join the budget conversation at one of our Budget Open Houses. Download a flyer and more information....
For MSBSD students in grades 5-12 and staff, we will participate in the survey sponsored by the Alaska Association of School Boards. You may read more in Mr. Gene Stone's letter, download a brochure, and more. MSBSD Superintedent, Dr. Deena Paramo, says, "In Mat-Su, we put the data to good use. Through the survey data, we learn more about our schools to help inform our decisions."
For excellence in budget presentation, the Association of School Business Officials Internaional recognizes the MSBSD. Earning this award, the District submitted its 2013-2014 budget for a rigorous review based on stringent criteria. Read more....
Hosted by the Mat-Su Borough, the community had an opportunity to hear first-hand about the newest high school, slated to open in the fall of 2015. Attending the meeting was Caleb, a student at Iditarod Elementary, who made his own drawing of the new school. He hopes to enroll when the new school opens.
October 24-25 are Parent/Teacher Conference Days in Mat-Su. Please check with your child's school for specific times and schedules. Don't miss it! No school for students on Thursday and Friday, October 24-25.
From the desk of the Principal
We are enjoying fun and busy times at Sherrod Elementary. Every day is an important day for your child’s education. At Sherrod, we provide many opportunities for children before, during,and after school. There is always something going on if your child is interested. Be sure to talk with your child’s teacher about all of the unique things that are happening.
We are rapidly approaching the Alaska State Standards Based Assessment (SBA). We are scored on the Alaska School Performance Index (ASPI). Last year Sherrod was a five star school based on this metric. Five stars is the highest ranking that a school can receive. This ranking is based on test scores and student attendance. Thanks to the parents getting their children to school, the dynamic instruction of our teachers, and the hard work of our students we continue to enjoy tremendous success. Please make sure that you keep April 1-3 in mind as these are the days that those assessments will take place.
We encourage you to stop by our school any time. We pride ourselves on being a true community school and we cannot succeed without you. Thanks for all you do for your children and please let me know if there is anything that I can do to make your child’s experience at Sherrod more rewarding.
Please feel free to contact me anytime.
Office Phone #: 907-761-4100 Fax #:907-761-4180