• ASSOCIATION OF ALASKA SCHOOL BOARDS (AASB) SCHOOL CLIMATE AND CONNECTEDNESS SURVEY (SCCS)

    Students in grades 3-12 and staff will participate in this survey that measures school climate and student connectedness. Read more from Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Gene Stone.

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  • REDINGTON AND DENA'INA PROPOSED BOUNDARIES OPEN HOUSE

    At 5:30 p.m., January 21, MSBSD Admin. Building in Palmer: See the proposed boundary maps, meet the demographer and ask questions, talk with the new principal for Redington, and hear the demographer's presentation to the School Board during the regular meeting.

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  • 2015-2016 CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE

    The MSBSD School Board has approved the 2015-2016 School Year Calendar. Community input included an online survey with over 3500 responses and public comment.

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  • MSBSD ENANUAQ PROGRAMS HOSTS FAMILY NIGHTS

    MSBSD Enanuaq Preschool Program is academic center-based for three and four-year-old Alaska Native and Native American children to prepare them for kindergarten readiness. There are sessions at Wasilla High and Burchell High. The high school program is designed to support supplemental educational learning opportunities through the federally funded Alaska Native Education Program. The grant expires in FY15.

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  • NOVEMBER IS ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE MONTH

    "...American Indians and Alaska Natives helped build the very fabric of America. Today, their spirit and many contributions continue to enrich our communities and strengthen our country." President Barack Obama.

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  • MSBSD NEW CALENDAR SURVEY NOW THROUGH NOV. 10

    Did you vote in the first fall calendar survey? Even if you did vote, you have one more opportunity to voice your opinion. The three-year calendar approval survey is open October 31 through November 10.

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  • PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES--OCTOBER 30 AND 31

    Thursday and Friday, October 30 and 31, are Parent/Teacher Conference Days in the MSBSD. Please check with your school for schedules. If your child attends a non-traditional Mat-Su school, follow your school's calendar. For traditional schools, no school for students on these two days.

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  • 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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        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


         
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        Benjamin Howard - Principal

        Phone: 907-892-9502

        Shelley Ax - Office Administrator
        Phone: 907-892-9501
        Email: shelley.ax@matsuk12.us

        Orin Wear - Assistant Principal
        Phone: 907-892-9503
        Email: orin.wear@matsuk12.us

        Tanya Larrabee - Safety Officer
        Phone: 907-892-9523
        Email: tanya.larrabee@matsuk12.us


         
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        12801 W. Hawk Lane
        Houston, AK 99694 
          
        Mailing Address
        PO Box 520920 
        Big Lake, AK 99652 
         
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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 your earliest convenience.  You can pay these fees online through School Cash at the link listed above.
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          Boundary Exemptions
           

          Boundary requests will be accepted until April 30, 2015.  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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        •  I-Parent 
           
          If you have not registered for i-Parent or have not used your account since August of last year, please contact Mrs. Aldeman for assistance with your account. 

          Having an I-Parent account will speed up the time it takes during the
          Registration process each year for your student.  It will also allow you access to your childs grades and attendance from the teachers grade book.  Open your account today!
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          Get an email when your child's teacher or the school changes important information
           
           
           
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          Purchase school lunches or monitor your child's lunch activity anytime!
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        • Arrow 2014-2015 SCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
          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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