Patty Sullivan writes, "Students from Mat-Su Career & Technical High School visited Mat-Su Borough staff today learning about local government, public affiars projects and tools, and IT networking. Special guest Pat Martin impressed the students by lifting his new UAV, unmanned aerial vehicle, over the skies of the Borough building. The shots took in the crowd below, the Chugach peaks and some of the Talkeetna range. Martin collaborates with Public Affiars to give construction shots on many Borough projects a new angle."
Josh Hughes, a junior at Mat Su Career and Technical High School, took first place in the Native Youth Olympics (NYO) wrist carry on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Josh’s distance was 730 ft 6 in. which set a new state record beating the previous record by 119 ft 2 in.
Anita Laulainen, a CTHS senior, wrote this article about the state CTSO conference.
When I talk to parents, the most common complaint I hear is, “I can’t help my child with his homework anymore.” It is very difficult for most parents to help their son or daughter master high school level mathematics. So here are a few ideas to help your child succeed.
Register to vote right here at CTHS! If you are 18 or are within 90 days of your 18th birthday you can register to vote by swinging by Ms. Petukh’s office (room 191) at lunch or after school. She recently became a registrar and would love to see you!
CTHS Science Bowl team (Ariel Hasse, Joshua Hartman, Lucas Arthur, Jordan Lockner, Courtney Monroe) earned a very rare at-large bid to compete at the National Science Bowl competition held on April 24th - April 28th In Washington D.C.
Students’ menu included scallop schnitzel with Mango Beurre Blanc and pineapple cucumber salad; duck breast with Montmorency sided with braised rainbow chard and harvest medley rice; and a chocolate Bundt cake filled with raspberry sauce and passion fruit zabaglione.
Our CTHS BPA chapter’s regional event was held on January 31, 2014. Thirty-six of our members participated. Two of our BPA alumni members, Samantha Walsh and Kyle Brunger, came in to provide encouragement to our members and help to our advisors. Thank you, Sam and Kyle!
On a typical weekday in the CTHS kitchen, the aromas of food cooking waft out into the halls as the sounds of crackling flames and the clatter of knives on chopping blocks fill the kitchen. This is where students in the culinary arts program learn all the essentials to succeed in the restaurant industry.
CTHS is offering a Healthy Futures fitness program three days a week starting in February. Workouts will be individually designed to help you meet your goals of getting stronger, losing, weight, and making healthier nutritional decisions.
In January, State Officers from Business Professionals of America (BPA) joined state officers from the other Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) at the Winter Planning Meeting to continue work on planning the State Performance Based Assessment Conference (PBAC) in March. BPA, DECA, FCCLA, FEA, HOSA, and SkillsUSA state officers met at Homewood Suites and King Career Center in Anchorage on January 17-18 to continue their work for the State PBAC.
One of Mrs. Riddle's Desktop Publishing students was hired to create this year's flyer for the Mat-Su Outdoorsman Show
If you are interested in helping organize the events that go on in our school, stop by the tourism hallway flex room next Tuesday at 2:00pm to check it out.
Our latest service project includes providing Thanksgiving dinners to families in need within our Mat-Su Borough School District. National Technical Honor Society, Business Professionals of America, Heath Occupations of America, Science Olympiad, Ocean Bowl, Science Bowl, and our staff, all teamed up to donate these complete Thanksgiving dinners.
Congratulations to the freshmen class for dominating our canned food drive competition! As their prize, freshmen will be released from their 4th period classes five minutes early this whole week. Thank you to all students who donated to our annual canned food drive!
Health care is one of the fastest growing fields in industry, and a career in health care can offer tremendous job satisfaction and excellent compensation. Students with skills in health care will be well positioned for many career options after high school, and CTHS offers students a variety of courses to develop these skills!
The BPA Social Committee planned an ice cream sundae party in October.
Members of CTHS Student Government attended the Alaska Association of Student Government’s Fall Conference in Juneau. Our delegates got to experience Juneau, participate in leadership workshops, and most importantly debate and pass resolutions from schools all over the state!
Nine BPA (Business Professionals of America) members and two of our local advisors were interviewed by Mr. Mike Chmieleswki about our 1st annual Fall Bazaar. The two-minute spot will be aired and also be available on our website. Thank you to Mr. Chmielewski and KVFR Radio Free Palmer for this wonderful experience!
All State CTSO Officers gathered at the Homewood Suites for their first face-to-face meeting since being elected at last spring’s Performance-Based Assessment (PBAC) Conference. They are planning this year’s PBAC that will be held in March 2014.
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
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....
McCool Carlson Green worked collaboratively with the school Building Design Committee to refine the spatial needs and develop a range of design options to add 33,000 square feet of building to the existing Career & Technical High School. You can see the McCool Carlson Green’s Design Narrative of new CTHS addition here.
Each Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathway offers career-minded students an opportunity to explore and prepare for a career. Career and Technical Education Programs of Studies (CTEPS) provide suggested courses to take in high school. Students and parents can use these CTEPS to guide their decision making about what courses to take in high school. Click on this link for our district’s CTEPS.