This year's Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth was held at the Anchorage Museum on November 20th. Mr. Swalling's PJMS choir students performed there to help remember the thousands of homeless youth who have entered the doors of Covenant House Alaska. For more information, please visit http://ak.covenanthouse.org/Candlight-Vigil.
This week in Moose Call, Mrs. Bunch's class talked about long term and short term goals. This graduating class of 2020 has set their expectations of themselves high and we can't wait to see what their futures hold! Please click the headline to see the full photo.
The teen brain is in a vulnerable state. It is primed to fall into addiction, delve deeply into depression and seek out risky situations. However, the teen years are also a prime time for developing long-term, necessary strategic thinking skills. Click the article headline to learn more.
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.
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.
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.
Last year the state legislature passed HB278, which repealed the High School Graduation Qualifying Exam for Alaska students, but now requires that all 11th grade students take a College or Career Readiness Assessment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....
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!
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.
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...
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
Good morning, PJMS students and staff. Today is Monday, December 8, 2014 and it is an “A” day. Please, stand and face your flag for the Pledge of Allegiance.
Simple message from our wonderful Librarian, Mrs. Stout - Please return overdue library books as soon as possible! Thank you!
Due to scheduling conflicts, SAB will meet @ Valley Pathways this THURSDAY instead of tomorrow. Speaking of Thursday, it’s a BIG day – we have a few other events going on that day, too, including the Geography Bee finals, CLIMB, AND the NJHS will be meeting right after school on Thursday in Mrs. Tennant’s room.
Winter MAP testing begins today – please remember that these tests are incredibly important for you and for your teachers – it tells our teachers what they need to teach and where you should be scheduled so you are learning what you need to know and what you’re ready for – best of luck!
Please remember that there will be bake sale items available to you tomorrow morning $1 per item – this is an NJHS sponsored activity
After School Activities –
6th Grade Basketball Practice
Pepperoni and Cheese Pizza
Military Lunch groups will meet today
11:20 AM - 12:25 PM Military Lunch Group Mtgs. -All Grades- Rm.#109
12:00 PM 6th Gr. EOS Celeb-PIZZA @ noon
2:20 PM - 4:00 PM Lego/Robotics Club
2:20 PM - 4:15 PM Study Hall - Rm.#122
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Photo Club
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM BBall Staff vs. Students game
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Students Back- 2nd Semester Begins
2:20 PM - 3:30 PM Chess Club
2:20 PM - 3:30 PM Spirit Club
2:20 PM - 4:15 PM Study Hall - Rm.#122
2:25 PM - 3:55 PM Battle of the Books-Library