• 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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  • PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES MON/TUES FEB. 17 AND 18

    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.

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  • MSBSD 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR REVISIONS

    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"...

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  • MSBSD PRELIMINARY BUDGET AND LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

    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....

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  • MSBSD: "BUILDING MAGICAL FUTURES"

    February 3-7 is National School Counseling Week, "focusing public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors with U.S. school systems."

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  • MSBSD TO CONDUCT AASB SCHOOL CLIMATE AND CONNECTEDNESS SURVEY: IN SCHOOLS FEB. 3-14

    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."

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  • MSBSD ANNUAL REPORT 2012-2013

    The MSBSD Annual Report is a look back at the success of our District, a snapshot of students and staff. Read or download and print....

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  • ASBO AWARDS MSBSD ITS MERITORIOUS BUDGET AWARD

    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....

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  • JOE REDINGTON, SR., JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL FORUM

    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.

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  • MSBSD MOBILE APP!

    Connect to us on the go..."Our student worker, Sterling Maffee, has developed an app with an online utility that is both useful and relevant," said CIO Justin Michaud. Read more and download a Fact Sheet...

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        Welcome

        Welcome !


        Home of the Hawks
         
         Boundary Exemption forms will be accepted until April 30, 2014 for next school year for any new and current students.
         
         
        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 Imlemented in the 2012-2013  
        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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          Parents:  Important Notice on Registration for Next School Year

           

          If you have not registered for i-Parent or have not used your account since August, please contact Mrs. Aldeman before the school year is over.  All accounts must be activated by the end of May to be able to use them for next years Registration. 
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          ONLINE ABSENCE REPORTING AVAILABLE ON iPARENT

           

          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. 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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          Boundary Exemptions
           

          Boundary requests will be accepted until May 1, 2014.  Forms can be obtained from the MSBSD website or from the front office at any school.  If your student is on a current Boundary Exemption for HMS, you will need to fill another one out for next year.  Please contact Mrs. Aldeman at 892-9505 with any questions.

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        • Parents: 
           Important Notice for your Immediate Attention Regarding Student Release
           

          Due to a sudden increase in the number of students we have being picked up for early release, we need parents to update current lists. Please verify in your i-Parent account the contacts that you have listed for authorized pickups. If there is someone not on your list that you want to have authorized for your student, you can add them through your i-Parent account.  Once you have logged into your account any changes can be done by opening up the registration form for the current school year and submitting the family information first. You will then be able to access your student’s information to add or delete any authorized contacts for pick up.

           

          We WILL NOT release your child to anyone not on your pick up list. Please take a look at your address and phone numbers to make sure that they are correct as well.  If you do not have an i-Parent account, have a computer at home or you need assistance on updating your information, please contact the school’s Registrar, Mrs. Aldeman at 892-9505. You are always welcome to use our computers in the counseling office. https://iparent.matsuk12.us:8443/iparent/

           
           
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        • Purchase school lunches or monitor your child's lunch activity anytime with: 
           
           
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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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          Do you need to know what bus your student rides? 
           
           
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        District News

        • Arrow 2014 GRADUATION AND PROM DATES
          Click here for a complete listing of the school proms and all graduation  dates, available for downloading or printing. A PDF of the information is available: Click here.
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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 SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
          Click here for 2013-2014 School Supply Listsl
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        • Arrow MSBSD START TIMES - 2013-2014!
          School start and end times will remain the same for the 2013-2014 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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        • Arrow 2013-2014 SCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
          For information on School Registration visit MSBSD iEnroll
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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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