• 2016 BUDGET SURVEY NOW FEBRUARY 28

    The District sincerely appreciates your input in the budget process as we continue the focus on increasing student learning and achievement. Click full story for survey link and link to a NEW budget video from a student's perspective.

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  • PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES SET FOR FEB. 16 AND 17. NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

    MSBSD schools will be conducting P/T Conferences on Mon. and Tues., Feb. 16 and 17. No school for students. If your child attends a non-traditional Mat-Su school, you will follow your school's calendar.

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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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        Welcome

         Valley Pathways School... Home of the Arctic Fox!

         
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         Courtesy of Kevin Smith
        Mission Statement
         
        Valley Pathways School provides an environment and opportunities for diverse individuals to each realize their positive potential in Education, Vocation, Character and Community.
         
        Vision Statement
         
        Valley Pathways School strives for an enduring, choice educational establishment that is innovative, holistic and understood by all stakeholders. 
         


        Jim Wanser-Principal

        Jo Ann Hinds-Assistant Principal

        Susan Steele-Counselor

        Helle Hansen-Nurse

        Kelly Sidebottom-Admin. Secretary

        Connie Vereide-Registrar

         

        1150 N France Rd

        Palmer, Alaska 99645

         

         
        James Wanser - Principal
        Phone: 907-761-4650
        Fax: 907-761-4680
         

        VPS Announcements

        • Valley Pathways School is a closed campus as determined by the School Board Policy copied below.  Please support our school in not allowing your student to leave school for any reason other than an illness or an appointment.  In the event that your student leaves without permission, you will be notified by phone and your student's advisor will follow up with your student upon return.                        

          BP 5112.5 OPEN/CLOSED CAMPUS

           

          Closed Campus

           

             

          The School Board establishes a "closed campus" at district schools.  The requirement to keep students on campus is part of the Board's efforts to maintain a safe school climate and to reduce afternoon absenteeism.  Once students arrive at school, they must remain on campus until the end of the school day unless they have brought written authorization from their parents/guardians and received permission from school authorities to leave for a specific purpose.  Students who leave campus without such authorization shall be classified as truant and subject to disciplinary action.

           

          The Board finds that school facilities and resources are adequate to serve the lunchtime needs of all of our students.  The Board further perceives that a closed campus benefits students by encouraging them to participate in school activities, rather than following other pursuits which may not be in their best interests.  The administration shall provide educational, recreational, organizational, and social opportunities for students during the lunch period.  Students who have finished eating shall have a quiet place to read or study.

           

          (cf. 5113 - Absences and Excuses)

           

          Adoption Date:  08/07/95

           

          MATANUSKA SUSITNA BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT


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        • Principal Jim Wanser and Mr. Spencer Conley
          Mr. Conley was very inspirational for our students.  He challenged them to think about their options and what they intend to do with their lives.
          Founder of Too Driven, Coach Spencer Conley,  is a motivator that conveys a life altering experience that leaves the audience ready to believe and better themselves. 
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        • Valley Pathways is holding open Gym from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Monday through Thursday.  All students invited to attend.  Students attending must wear their gym shoes.  See Mr. Pastos for information. 
          There is no transportation provided.   Student must be picked up or leave campus immediately at 3:00 PM, please plan accordingly.
           
           
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          Valley Pathways Parent/Teacher Conferences
          February 16 and February 17, 2015
          7:30-11:30 and 12:00-3:00


          Parents are welcome to stop in during any of these scheduled times. It is best to start with your students Adviser and then visit with the other staff on his/her schedule. We also encourage you to bring your student with you for these conferences. If for some reason these dates and times don’t fit in your schedule, you can contact your students Adviser to schedule a time that is more convenient for you.
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        • See Susan Steele, Counselor, for information on graduation and ordering your Cap and Gown.  You may reach her at 761-4661 for graduation information.

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        • Graduation is May 15th at 1 PM at the Wasilla Sports Complex.

          Last Day of School for 2014/2015 School Year - MAY 19, 2015.

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        District News

        • Focusing on academic success, career readiness, higher education, and industry/technical training, Career and Technical Education is highly valued and counted upon to meet District student needs. Read more, including the Proclamation from Governor Walker.
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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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