• MSBSD 2015-2016 REGISTRATION OPEN

    Due to system maintenance, through July 15, you may experience delays in online registration. Online registration for all Mat-Su students, returning or new to our District, including kindergarten students,begins online June 1. Registration for all fall athletics opens July 15. Payment of all course and activity fees will also begin July 15.

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  • SUMMER BREAK

    Students, enjoy your summer! Continuing is summer school and camps and workshops, as well as the School Board and Administration beginning planning for next year. Registration opens June 1.

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  • MSBSD 2015 GRADUATIONS

    View Full Story for links to the graduation dates/times and livestreaming for graduation ceremonies for Mat-Su Borough schools. Congratulations Graduates of the Class of 2015!

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  • ELEMENTARY REPORT CARD SURVEY

    For parents, the District invites you to share your experience with the Standards-Aligned Report Cards. A survey is available through May 15th...click more of the story for the survey link.

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  • ALASKA MEASURES OF PROGRESS (AMP)

    AMP is aligned to the State of Alaska English language arts and math standards which were adopted in 2012. Click full story to read a letter to Parents from DEED Commissioner, Mike Hanley, as well as download an Assessment Calendar and other information.

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  • MSBSD SUMMER STUDENT WORKER APPLICATIONS OPEN

    The 2015 Student Summer Worker application period is available on Applitrack. Four work crews will be hired during the interview process. The crews will consist of: Building Maintenance and Repairs, Curb Appeal (landscaping), Lawns, and Curb Appeal (parking lot improvements). Further information will be available soon. Please contact the CTE Department at 746-9274 with any questions. Click for links...

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        Welcome

        HOME OF THE MUSK OX

        "We care about others, our actions and our learning so that we can make a positive difference today
         and everyday"- Musk Ox Motto
           
         

        Office Staff

        Jen Dowd -Principal
        Email: Jennifer.Dowd@matsuk12.us 

        Victoria Killian, Administrative Secretary
         
        Terry Murray, Secretary I/Registrar
         
        Enjoy Summer
        Please remember to enroll your student
        online on iParent available June 1
         
        Summer Reading Program
        To the left of this page just above Email Us
         check out Summer Activites
         
        School begins
        August 17, 2015 
         
         Free Summer Lunch for Kids & Teens
        5/20/15-8/15/15
        Sponsored By: Food 4 Kids
        Call for Information 907-357-3769
        Locations, Days & Times Listed Below
         
        Wasilla Boys & Girls Club,
        3700 E. Bogard Rd, Wasilla, AK
        Mon-Fri
        (Breakfast 10:30am & Lunch 2:00pm)
         
        Blood & Fire Ministries,
        7362 W. Parks Hwy, Ste. 276
        Wasilla, AK
        Mon/Wed/Fri (Lunch 3:00pm)
         
        Food Pantry of Wasilla, 501 E. Bogard Rd, Wasilla, AK
        Mon-Fri (Lunch 12:00pm)
         
        Newcomb Park, Parks Hwy & Crusey St, Wasilla, AK
        Mon-Fri (Lunch 12:00pm)
         
        Houston Fire Dept, 57 Parks Hwy #4, Houston, AK
        Mon-Fri (Lunch 12:00pm)
         
        Sutton Library, 11301 N Chickaloon Way, Sutton, AK
        Tue/Wed (Lunch 12:00pm)
         
        Big Lake Library, 3140 S. Big Lake Rd,
        Big Lake, AK
        Mon-Fri (Lunch 12:00pm)
         
        Willow Food Pantry, Mile 67.8 Parks Hwy, Willow, AK
        Wed (Lunch 1:00pm)
         
        Willow Community Center,
        Mile 69 Parks Hwy, Willow, AK
        Thurs (Lunch 1:00pm)
         
        Northridge Terrace Apartments,
        505 Dogwood Ave, Palmer, AK
        Mon-Fri (Lunch 1:30-2:00pm)
         
        John Bugge Park, Cobb St. Palmer, AK
        Mon-Fri (Lunch 2:30-3:00pm)
         
         
        Machetanz Elementary now has a Facebook page.  News and updates will be posted on Facebook.  Check it out and like our page!
                    
         
        Drivers who do not live within the school neighborhood are encouraged to use Nelson Road when possible to alleviate excessive traffic.
        We would also like to remind all drivers to please adhere to the posted speed limits.
         Neighborhood Speed 25mph; School Zone 20mph; School Parking Lot 5mph
        We would kindly request anyone traveling through the neighborhood to please be courteous of home owners.
        Thank you for your cooperation.
          
         

        Lunch

        Recess

        Kindergarten

        11:45-12:15

        12:20-12:50

        First

        11:50-12:20

        12:20-12:50

        Second

        12:20-12:50

        11:50-12:20

        Third

        12:20-12:50

        11:50-12:20

        Fourth

        12:25-12:55

        12:55-1:25

        Fifth

        12:25-12:55

        12:55-1:25

                                                                                                                                                                                   
         
         
         
         
        Musk Ox
         
         
        Virtue of the Week: Helpfulness
        Helpfulness is being of service. It is doing useful things for people, such as things they cannot do for themselves, something they do not have time to do, or just little things that make life easier. It is important to be helpful to ourselves too, by taking care of our bodies. There are times when we need help from others. That is a good time to ask for help.

         

        Previous week's virtue: Understanding
         
        Drop off time is 9:00 am at the earliest. Students may go to class at 9:00 am. Pick up time is 3:45 p.m. 
         Any pick-up changes need to be made to the office by 3:00 p.m.
         

         

         
         
         

        Machetanz Announcements

        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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        • Arrow SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
          Click here for 2014-2015 School Supply Lists
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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! Partnering with United Way of Mat-Su, the MSBSD will be filling backpacks in the old Carrs 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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