Click on the Quick Link under "Parents" or here for your child's Back to School supply list; also available at your local stores. If you need help with school supplies, please call Families in Transition at 746-9228 or the MSBSD Warehouse at 861-5120.Visit Quick Links under "Parents" or continue here for your child's Back to School supply list, available at your local stores. If you need help with school supplies, please call Families in Transition at 746-9228 or the MSBSD Warehouse at 861-5120.
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....
For MSBSD students in grades 5-12 and staff, we will participate in the survey sponsored by the Alaska Association of School Boards. You may read more in Mr. Gene Stone's letter, download a brochure, and more. MSBSD Superintedent, Dr. Deena Paramo, says, "In Mat-Su, we put the data to good use. Through the survey data, we learn more about our schools to help inform our decisions."
For excellence in budget presentation, the Association of School Business Officials Internaional recognizes the MSBSD. Earning this award, the District submitted its 2013-2014 budget for a rigorous review based on stringent criteria. Read more....
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.
Playground Safety Rules
PLAY FRIENDLY: Non-contact sports; Be careful around others; Use extra care when it’s icy; Don’t pull on other students clothing.
LISTEN FOR MONITOR’S WHISTLES: Three long whistles mean line up time; two short whistles means pay attention to monitor for instructions.
STAY INSIDE BOUNDARIES: Playground area, basketball area, and soccer field. Stay out of wooded areas and away from parking lots.
KEEP DANGEROUS OBJECTS ON THE GROUND: No playing with sticks, throwing rocks or snowballs, and playing on or with ice.
USE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT PROPERLY: Don’t walk up slides, jump off sides, or flip over bars. No jumping off swings, side-swinging, or twisting chains. No jumping from dome or monkey bars, no standing on tops or hanging upside down without hands. No tying selves to bars.
WE GO OUT RAIN OR SHINE: Please make sure you bring water proof boots, rain coats , and hats during the rainy season and boots, snow pants, coats, hats, and gloves during winter. Remember to wear all your gear prior to going outside as students are not permitted to return to the building during recess time unless an emergency. Indoor recess will be available if temperatures drop 10 degrees below zero.
PLEASE, NO TOYS OR UMBRELLAS FROM HOME
PLAY SAFE AND HAVE FUN!