Palmer Junior Middle School Braille and Cane Club joined with the Houston Middle School Club to make Braille labels for HMS (PJMS later in December). Donated labels made the project possible. Jacinda Danner and Sarah Moreau, Teachers of the Visually Impaired/Vision Specialists.
Traci Pedersen, principal, said, "Our students have donated over 1600 pounds of food for the food bank. This is our eighth annual food drive--we have done this every year since the school opened." Two truckloads and counting....
Hosted by Teeland Middle School, young Thespians and dramatists take to the stage, with Mr. Joehnk's drama students, Wasilla High School, judges.
To ease your child's anxiety over the new notebooks, stacks of paper, pencils, and calculators, download or print the school supply list for your school. Choose one of the options under Parent Quick Links or view full story for a link to the school supply lists.
Principal’s Challenge for Book It! National Young Readers Week, sponsored by Pizza Hut®, was taken up by two Mat-Su principals—Andrea Everett at Meadow Lakes Elementary School and Scott Nelson at Iditarod Elementary School. Mrs. Everett read all around the building, on the playground, and with every grade level. Setting up camp in the library, Mr. Nelson brought his tent and his camp reading gear, books, of course.
"When they (students) realized the national anthem had a true meaning and was created at a crucial time, what they were doing in school became more real to them," said third grade teacher, Jousette McKeel, in the Frontiersman. Ms. McKeel is a U.S. Army veteran and received the American Legion's 2001 Spirit of Service Award. Ms. McKeel and fellow teacher, Connie Service planned the event.
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Last year the state legislature passed HB278, which repealed the High School Graduation Qualifying Exam for Alaska students, but now requires that all 11th grade students take a College or Career Readiness Assessment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...
Let's say "thank you" to the trained professionals to whom we entrust the safety and well-being of our most important resource, our children. "School bus safety is a lifetime reward." Our contractors: First Student, Bunker & Bunker, and Glacier View
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....
P.S. Watch for MSBSD faces and voices—a new “We are MSBSD!” campaign on the radio, in print media, and at Valley Cinema. Dr. Paramo will share a weekly “MSBSD Superintendent's Sportlight” with listeners on Country Legends KAYO 100.9 and Valley Radio KMBQ 99.7. You may hear our Superintendent on Pandora and read more in the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman and Alaska Dispatch News.
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Fronteras - Holiday Bazaar
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM HMS Annual Holiday Dinner
6:00 PM School Board Meeting
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM IT - Monthly Scheduled Maintenance Outage
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM HMS Band Concert
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM HMS Choir Concert
7:00 PM TMS Choir Concert