(From the State of Alaska Website) Student art has been brightening the halls of the Capitol for our governors, legislators, Alaskans and tourists for many years. Originally a collaboration of the Alaska Alliance for the Arts in Education, the Alaska Department of Education and the Legislative Affairs Agency, Art in the Capitol displays work by Alaskan elementary, middle and high school students. The program began in 1988. Since that time, participating teachers from across the state have worked with students to submit quality artwork representing their diverse experiences and varied techniques.
"Aside from graduation," explained Ms. Langhoff as she began today’s Colony High School Alumni Forum, “this event is the biggest thing all year for me." Hosted by CHS Guidance Counseling staff, Kristin Langhoff, Harold Henderson, and Jamie Neel (Becky Piatt on leave), 13 CHS alumni participated. Justin Ainsworth is CHS Principal, and Brendon McMahon and Mike Looney, Assistant Principals.
The Alaska Dispatch News and a Japanese newspaper wrote great articles that you can access here to read about the story of our CHS students and their teacher who participated in helping return a Japanese Good Luck flag to the family of its owner. (photo credit to Bill Roth at the ADN)
Colony High School named one of the top two high schools in the state of Alaska!
"What does it take to win an individual wrestling championship?" asked Dr. Paramo, to which CHS wrestler, Jordan Nero (speaking for the group) said, "Hard work and dedication." That became the mantra for the evening, celebrating over 150 students and staff. Read more...
Junior, Lucas Arthur, is one of two Alaska students named to represent the state in the United State Youth Senate Program. (Pictured front/left) Read more ...
Wasilla High and Colony High are live-streaming Regions III tournament today and tomorrow. Click more of the story for the links. Photo credit: Frontiersman.
All Mat-Su schools are closed today EXCEPT Glacier View. Alaska Middle College School COLLEGE classes are open unless closed by UAA. Due to icy road conditions making it uncertain that buses can travel safely, thank you for your cooperation. If you are traveling today, stay safe.
"Thank you" to Mat-Su families, employees, and all Americans who are dedicated to American freedom, liberty, and justice. If your child attends a non-traditional school, follow your school's calendar. Professional Development Day for staff.
If your child attends a non-traditional MSBSD school, please check your school's calendar. Some schools are holding P/T Conferences Friday, too.
Speaking to the business community, Erin Riehle, RN, MSN, founder of ProjectSEARCH Cincinnati, shared, "Students in the ProjectSEARCH program have the same destination, they take a different journey." A five-year partnership with the MSBSD and other agencies, including Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, the program promotes opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Read more...
MSBSD App makes information accessible via mobile devices for students, parents, staff, and community members--an updated, fresh new app for the District.
Parents: Tips to Help Your Child Fill Complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA (Financial Aid) http://blog.ed.gov/2016/01/parents-tips-to-help-your-child-complete-the-2016-17-fafsa/