• COME JOIN THE PUBLIC CONVERSATION...

    MSBSD Office of Instruction hosts a School Advisory Committee Meeting for the new Joe Redington, Sr. Jr/Sr High School. Thursday, October 23 at 6 p.m., Mat-Su Central School (600 E. Railroad Ave., Wasilla). School opens next fall for grades 6-10; expanding in future. View full story.

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  • MSBSD CALENDAR SURVEY

    Your opinion matters! Take the MSBSD calendar survey to share your preferences. View full story for survey. Survey open now through October 10.

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  • MSBSD COLLEGE OR CAREER READINESS ASSESSMENT (CCRA)

    Last year the state legislature passed HB278, which repealed the High School Graduation Qualifying Exam for Alaska students, but now requires that all 11th grade students take a College or Career Readiness Assessment (CCRA) specifically the ACT, SAT, or WorkKeys. Read More....

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  • BURCHELL HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL NAMED A FINALIST FOR NATIONAL PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR

    Adam Mokelke, principal of Burchell High School is one of six exceptional school leaders, according to an announcement by the National Association of Secondary Schools Principals. Mokelke will be honored during a September meeting in Washington. Read more....and good luck, Mr. Mokelke!

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  • MSBSD 2014-2015 REGISTRATION OPEN ONLINE

    Students and parents may complete registration for next school year ONLINE. Read more for instructions or click on i-Enroll under the Parents tab...

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  • SUMMER SCHOOL/CREDIT RECOVERY

    MSBSD High School Credit Recovery Summer School begins Wednesday, May 28th. Students must already be preapproved and enrolled. Read more for specific times...

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  • GRADUATION & PROMOTION INFORMATION

    Congratulations to all of our graduating Seniors and 8th Graders. Read on to see a full schedule of our graduations and promotions, including links to those that will be live streamed. Also, find more information about purchasing a DVD of those ceremonies held at the Menard Sports Center.

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  • MSBSD TEACHER APPRECIATION

    Thank you, Mat-Su teachers! We honor all our teachers this week and especially our BP Teachers of Excellence: Mary Schaff (Swanson), Charlotte Ray (Sherrod), Teacher of the Year Fred McKenney (Colony High), Beckie Miller (Shaw), and Mike Shea (Teeland). Congratulating these BP TOE were Stan Bennion, BP Vice President of HR Alaska, and Superintendent, Dr. Deena M. Paramo. Read more...

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  • MSBSD SCHOOL BUS DRIVER APPRECIATION WEEK

    Let's say "thank you" to the trained professionals to whom we entrust the safety and well-being of our most important resource, our children. "School bus safety is a lifetime reward." Our contractors: First Student, Bunker & Bunker, and Glacier View

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  • MSBSD SCHOOL BOARD AND ADMIN HONORS

    Colony Middle School principal Mary McMahon and Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Gene Stone congratulate Alaska's top administrators at the School Board Meeting held at Burchell High School. Read more...

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  • ALASKA MIDDLE COLLEGE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES

    AMCS will be hosting a series of open houses whereby interested students and families will learn more about this unique opportunity for junior and senior students of the Mat-Su Borough School District. Photo: Charlotte Forrest, a current student. Read more...

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  • MSBSD 2014 SBA/HSGQE THIS WEEK

    It is time! Standards Based Assessments and High School Graduation Qualifying Exams beginning Tuesday, April 1. Every child in third through tenth grades in our District as well as the State of Alaska will be assessed through the state tests. Testing will conclude on Thursday for all but 4th, 8th, and 10th grade students. Children in these grades will test on science on Friday. Students will demonstrate their knowledge in reading, language arts, and math. Read for tips....

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  • MSBSD TOURS NEW SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION SITES

    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.

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  • MSBSD SPRING BREAK--MARCH 10-14

    Going to the beach? Wait, that's snow. American Charter Academy students get a head start on Spring Break. If your child attends a non-traditional school, please check your calendar.

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  • MSBSD HONORS SCHOOL BOARD

    MSBDS students say, "Thank you" to our School Board--new lockers at PJMS and HMS, along with playgrounds, technology equipment, and more.

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        Community Dinner Volunteer Meeting TONIGHT @ 6:00pm. PLEASE COME!


        • Fundraiser - Order Online!
          Extended “online only” ordering until next Wednesday is available for the Houston Middle School fund raising event called “Gifts for You.” We are officially done with taking orders here at the school, but this last minute additional is available. SupportMySchool.org
         
        Houston Middle School is now on Facebook and Twitter!
        Keep up with all the latest HMS news,
        announcements and student activities!
        Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HMSHAWKPRIDE
         
         
        HMS and HHS Accepted the Big Lake Elementary Ice Bucket Challenge and Challenges WMS and WHS!
        Click on the picture to download the video!

        Principal

        HMS Student Art Work Displayed at the Capital

        Click Here to See Student Art

         
         Parents, find out whats happening during each month through the school newsletters located under the Site Shortcuts.

        School Cash Online Link

        Newsletter Survey (Click Here)
         
         
         
         
        To Be Implemented in the 2014-2015  
        This document presented above is Houston Middle School's Title I Plan. These documents outline our use of Federal Grant Funds to meet the needs of at risk students through the use of supplemental material and staff. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with this plan.    
         

        Houston Middle School's
        mission is to promote:

        High expectations for Students and Staff
        Achievement and positive choices
        Working as one
        Knowledge for successful life long learning
        Self worth and respect for all


        Benjamin H. Howard, Principal 
         
        Orin P. Wear, Assistant Principal
         
          
         
        Physical Address
        12801 W. Hawk Lane
        Houston, AK 99694 
         

        Houston Announcements

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          ONLINE ABSENCE REPORTING AVAILABLE ON iPARENT

           

          Parents can report online student absences. A written note or telephone call is still acceptable, but online reporting is easy through iParent. Parents know the reason for the absence. It is a way for schools to accurately report and track data on student absences

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          Cash Online Program

           
          Parents, you can now pay all of your Registration Fees, Sports and any other school related expenses through the school cash on line system by going to the following website to register.  https://matsu.schoolcashonline.com
           
           

          Exploratory Fee

          Every student is required to pay a fee per District policy.  This fee is used to pay for consumable supplies for your students Elective Classes. Ifyou have not already paid your students fee of $40.00, please do so at yourearliest convenience.  You can pay these fees online through School Cash  at the link listed above.
           
           
           
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          Red Ribbon Spirit Week Coming Up

          October 22nd – October 29th

           

          Daily Themes Are

           

          10/22 Wednesday  “Lei” off Drugs  (Dress Hawaiian)

           

          10/23 Thursday  “Team-up Against Drugs”  (Twin Day)

           

          10/24 Friday  “We are Drug Free”  (Wear School Colors)

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          0/27 Monday  “Sock out drugs” (Wear crazy socks)

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          0/28 Tuesday  “United we Stand” (Wear ALL Red)

           

          10/29 Wednesday  “”My Future is Bright” (Dress as your future self)

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          For information on School Registration visit MSBSD iEnroll
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        • Arrow MSBSD START TIMES - 2014-2015
          School start and end times will remain the same for the 2014-2015 school year. Elementary schools time is 9:15 to 3:45, and middle/secondary schools time is 7:45 to 2:15. There are exceptions for northern schools: Willow start time is 8:20 and dismissal at 3:00 on M, Tu, Th, Fri, and dismissal at 1:40 on Wed. Talkeetna begins at 8:30 with dismissal at 3:00 on M, Tu, Th, Fri, and dismissal on Wednesdays at 1:40. Trapper Creek begins at 8:30 and dismissal at 3:00. Su Valley Jr/Sr High School begins at 8:30 and dismissal is at 2:54. Also, if your child attends one of our six charter schools, confirm the time with your school.
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          Click here for 2014-2015 School Supply Listsl
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        • Arrow HELP MSBSD "STUFF THE BUS"
          School is two weeks away and many students in the Mat-Su Valley do not have the resources they need for their first day of school. That’s exactly what Stuff the Bus is aiming to help with. July 31 is a Day of Action! Parnering with United Way of Mat-Su, the MSBSD will be filling backpacks in the old Carr's parking lot in Palmer, providing school supplies for Valley kids. The following items are needed for donations; backpacks, spiral notebooks, pencils,and pens. Families needing school supplies for their students can call746-9239 for more information.
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        • Arrow MSBSD GOES MOBILE!
          Click here for more information on the MSBSD mobile app, how to get started, and downloading the app. You may also download and read a mobile Fact Sheet or print it for easy reference.Go mobile with the MSBSD! at www.matsuk12.us/mobile.
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        • Arrow MSBSD EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS ON TECHNOLOGY!
          All MSBSD Employees can take advantage of the Dell MPP program, Apple Employee Purchase Program and Microsoft Home Use Program.  Click here to find out more! 
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        • Arrow ONLINE ABSENCE REPORTING AVAILABLE ON iPARENT
          Parents—Online Absence Reporting. Parents now have a method to report online student absences. A written note or telephone call is still acceptable, but online reporting is easy through iParent.
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