Get yours while supplies last! Our 1st graders are selling handmade scarfs for a fundraiser this year! The cost is $10 and you can purchase them from either Mrs. Ralston or Mrs. Blackman-Green. Also, get your matching Iditarod hat to keep you extra warm. These are a one size fits all and supplies are limited. See the Administrative Secretary to purchase one for $10. Thanks for supporting our school!
BP is now accepting nominations! The BP Teachers of Excellence program has recognized outstanding teachers across Alaska. This is your opportunity to nominate a teacher from Iditarod! The deadline for nominating is January 30, 2015. Just go to bpteachers.com now to fill out the form. A winning teacher receives $500 and a matching $500 grant is awarded to our school.
The 2014-15 Battle of the Books practice begins this week! 3rd, 4th & 5th who want to compete must be at practices. Teams will be chosen Jan. 23rd. 3rd/4th practice is Mon. & Wed. while 5th practice on Tues. & Thurs. from 8-9:10 a.m. in the Library. Parents are welcome to come and help. The District Battle of the Books competition will be held on Sat. Feb. 7th! View the full story for website links on Battle of the Books.
Students in grades 3-12 and staff will participate in this survey that measures school climate and student connectedness. Read more from Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Gene Stone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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!
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.
Thank you, Mat-Su teachers! We honor all our teachers this week and especially our BP Teachers of Excellence: Mary Schaff (Swanson), Charlotte Ray (Sherrod), Teacher of the Year Fred McKenney (Colony High), Beckie Miller (Shaw), and Mike Shea (Teeland). Congratulating these BP TOE were Stan Bennion, BP Vice President of HR Alaska, and Superintendent, Dr. Deena M. Paramo. Read more...
Attendance Matters! - Did you know that regular attendance in elementary school sets up a good pattern for your child's entire school career? Show him/her that school comes first by trying to keep days off for illnesses and family emergencies. Also, schedule routine doctor and dentist appointments for afterschool or over school breaks.