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...
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....
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.
High expectations for Students and Staff
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
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.
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/
Cash Online Program
Exploratory FeeEvery 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.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Celebrating Diversity In the Valley Family Event
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Band Concert
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM HMS Choir Concert
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM HMS 8th Gr Promotion Ceremony