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.
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.
October 24-25 are Parent/Teacher Conference Days in Mat-Su. Please check with your child's school for specific times and schedules. Don't miss it! No school for students on Thursday and Friday, October 24-25.
Traveling to Milepost 104 on the Glenn Highway, the School Board held a September meeting at Glacier View School, a K-12 school. Wendy Taylor is principal. Welcoming the School Board to Glacier View, Mrs. Taylor also introduced sophomore, Sheridan Pegg. Pegg led the Pledge of Allegiance. He is a contributing student writer to the Schools Page published on Tuesdays in the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman.
Opening soon, we can learn how to safely navigate the new traffic pattern near Colony Middle and Colony High schools. The Alaska Department of Transportation provides helpful tips and tools for safe travel in a roundabout—like the newly constructed roundabout near our Colony schools.
Students have the day to enjoy the Alaska State Fair while MSBSD employees participate in Opening Day, professional development for the entire District at the Menard Sports Complex. And, Monday, the MSBSD observes Labor Day, so no school for students or staff.
Buses will be rolling in Mat-Su beginning early morning Thursday. If you still need to register your child, registration is open online--if you need assistance, you may come to the District Admin. Building in Palmer, or receive help at any Mat-Su school. Sign up for i-Parent now.
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.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CNA Pinning Ceremony
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM High School Battle of the Books Competition @ Mat-Su Central School
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Arctic LAN
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM CTHS Dance
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM Conference Times 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:15 AM - 2:45 PM Conference Times 7:15 AM - 2:45 PM