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.
It seems cliche to say that this school year has absolutely
flown by. However, it is now April and we only have a couple
months left of the 2013-2014 school year. Even though only
a short time is left, there are multiple opportunities for involve-
ment and participation. Be sure to look at the monthly calen-
dar on Page 2 of this month's newsletter. Our web page is
also a great resource for keeping up to date with events here
Beginning Tuesday, April 1, all 3rd-5th grade students will
begin taking Alaska's Standards Based Assessments
(SBAs). Testing and make-up days run from April 1-April 8.
Please make sure your child is to school on time those days,
has plenty of rest at night, and eats a healthy breakfast. All of
our students and teachers have worked diligently all year to
prepare for this test. We want our students to "show what they
know" on these days. Please encourage your child to do their
This month is the third and final month of the Healthy Futures
Fitness Challenge. It is open to all students. The minimum
goal is to exercise for 30 minutes 3 days each week. Every
student who turns in a completed fitness log earns a cool prize.
Lets make this the most successful month with the highest
level of participation!
Have a great month.
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