2017 DIstrict Headlines

  •  MSBSD SCHOOL BOARD SUPPORT OF WASILLA PUBLIC LIBRARY

    MSBSD SCHOOL BOARD SUPPORT OF WASILLA PUBLIC LIBRARY

    In 2011, the MSBSD School Board adopted a Resolution in support of the Borough deeding the land for the new library. Opened September 22, the new library boasts 24,000 square feet of reading and learning space, along with an amphitheater. Read more...

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  • HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR IRVING ROTH ENGAGES STUDENTS

    "I like being called a piece of history," said Irving Roth, when meeting a Palmer High School student who said, "I am shaking the hand of a piece of history." As the 85-year-old shared his story at both schools, students created a quiet place around him and his words. Read more...

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  • MSBSD HOLDS QPR YOUTH RETREAT

    Fostering awareness for students and staff about the importance of supporting each other, QPR focuses on that support. Held each year during September in observance of Suicide Prevention Month, QPR stands for Question.Persuade.Refer. Read more...

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  •  MSBSD BOASTS TWO OF 11 CAPTURING KIDS' HEARTS NATIONAL SHOWCASE SCHOOLS

    MSBSD BOASTS TWO OF 11 CAPTURING KIDS' HEARTS NATIONAL SHOWCASE SCHOOLS

    In the fifth year of implementation in the District, Capturing Kids' Hearts from the Flippen Group is transforming MSBSD classrooms through changing the relationships of students and caring adults. Flip Flippen visited Wasilla High School and Sherrod Elementary School to congratulate these two award-winning schools. Carol Boatman is Principal at WHS; Dan Michael at Sherrod Elem. Read more...

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  • MSBSD RECOGNIZED AS PACESETTER BY UNITED WAY OF MAT-SU

    "Answering the call..." is the way the Mat-Su Borough School District giving campaign by its employees is characterized, partnering with United Way of Mat-Su, and being this year's recipient of the Pacesetter Award for achieving the largest percentage of giving growth.

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  •  HOUSTON HAWKS HONOR A LOYAL FAN

    HOUSTON HAWKS HONOR A LOYAL FAN

    Redington sixth grader, Jackson L., was honored by the Houston High School football team as a loyal supporter and fan. Read more...

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    SEPTEMBER'S SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH ACTIVITIES

    Su Valley Jr/Sr High School is one of MSBSD schools participating in activities during September to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Dave Booth is SVHS Principal. A community event, the Su Valley High School Color Run was in partnership with Sunshine Community Health Center and other Alaska agencies. Photo/story credits: KTNA's Katie Writer. Read more...

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  •  PJMS AND PHS WELCOME SAROMA STUDENTS FOR 37 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF SISTER CITY

    PJMS AND PHS WELCOME SAROMA STUDENTS FOR 37 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF SISTER CITY EXCHANGE

    MSBSD Superintendent Gene Stone, PJMS Principal, Brad Allen, and participating teachers welcomed the middle and high school students for the annual Saroma/Palmer Sister City Exchange. Read more...

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  •  MEADOW LAKES 3RD GRADERS RECEIVE DICTIONARIES

    MEADOW LAKES 3RD GRADERS RECEIVE DICTIONARIES

    Alice Williams, Palmer Kiwanis Club member, presents personal dictionaries to third graders, part of the year-long effort across the District. Felica Pridgen is MLE Principal. Read more...

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  •  TALKEETNA ELEMENTARY RUNS IN THE BUN TO BUN

    TALKEETNA ELEMENTARY RUNS IN THE BUN TO BUN

    What has become an annual event, the PTA garnered support from more than 100 participants in the Bun to Bun Run, including Superintendent Gene Stone, District teachers, and visitors from the Valley and Anchorage. Lisa Shelby is TKE Principal.

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  • 2017 MSBSD TEACHER OF THE YEAR

    2017 MSBSD TEACHER OF THE YEAR

    Chenelle Zoerb, Knik Elementary School third grade teacher, is the 2017 MSBSD Teacher of the Year

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  • BURCHELL GRADUATE AWARDED COMMISSIONER'S SCHOLARSHIP

    BURCHELL GRADUATE AWARDED COMMISSIONER'S SCHOLARSHIP

    2016 Burchell High graduate, Caleb Beauvais, was awarded the $10,000 BP Alaska DEED Commissioner's Scholarship in conjunction with the Alaska Principal Foundation. Attending Mat-Su College, Caleb was selected for his "tenacity and self-reflection." Jason Marvel is BHS Principal. Read more...

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  • COLONY HIGH ARMY JROTC CADETS PUT IN THE HOURS

    COLONY HIGH ARMY JROTC CADETS PUT IN THE HOURS

    1SG(R) Derek S. Heavener and LTC Joe Cieslo are proud of C/MSG Spencer Edinger and C/SGT Jacob Kendall, who each accumulated more than 100 hours of community service during the 2015-2016 school year. "Only 46 other Cadets have ever been inducted into the 100 Hour Club since 1995," reported Heavener. "No small feat." CHS Principal Brendon McMahon was on hand for the award.

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  • WASILLA HIGH AIR FORCE JROTC OBSTACLE COURSE LEADING THE WAY

    WASILLA HIGH AIR FORCE JROTC OBSTACLE COURSE LEADING THE WAY

    "If it is not raining, we are not training," explained SMSgt James S. Walker as his Cadets demonstrated their mettle following the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Carol Boatman, WHS Principal, said, "This project began first and foremost because of the concerted support of our State Legislature who awarded the funds to activate the Air Force Junior ROTC here in Mat-Su." Read more...

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  • IDITAROD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OPENS AT NEW FACILITY

    IDITAROD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OPENS AT NEW FACILITY

    A favorite school for families in Wasilla, Iditarod has a new home. Scott Nelson is IDE Principal. View more (photo/video credits: Mat-Su Borough).

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  • MSBSD HOLDS QPR YOUTH RETREAT

    Fostering awareness for students and staff about the importance of supporting each other, QPR focuses on that support. Held each year during September in observance of Suicide Prevention Month, QPR stands for Question.Persuade.Refer. Read more...

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  • SEPTEMBER'S SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH ACTIVITIES

    Su Valley Jr/Sr High School is one of MSBSD schools participating in activities during September to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Dave Booth is SVHS Principal. A community event, the Su Valley High School Color Run was in partnership with Sunshine Community Health Center and other Alaska agencies. Photo/story credits: KTNA's Katie Writer. Read more...

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  • BURCHELL GRADUATE AWARDED COMMISSIONER'S SCHOLARSHIP

    BURCHELL GRADUATE AWARDED COMMISSIONER'S SCHOLARSHIP

    2016 Burchell High graduate, Caleb Beauvais, was awarded the $10,000 BP Alaska DEED Commissioner's Scholarship in conjunction with the Alaska Principal Foundation. Attending Mat-Su College, Caleb was selected for his "tenacity and self-reflection." Jason Marvel is BHS Principal. Read more...

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  • ALASKA DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC FACILITIES UPDATE

    ALASKA DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC FACILITIES UPDATE

    From the Mat-Su Borough Public Affairs: In time for the new school year, a temporary traffic signal was installed on Seldon Road at the entrance for three schools, Teeland Middle School, Mat-Su Career & Technical High School, and the newly-built Fronteras Spanish Immersion Charter School. View more...

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  • 2016-2017 REGISTRATION ONLINE OPENS

    2016-2017 REGISTRATION ONLINE OPENS

    Whether you are a parent of a returning student or are new to our District, in one easy access, you may register all students in a family. step-by-step iEnroll instructions are available. View fully story...

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        Welcome

        Superintendent:

        Gene Stone
        501 N. Gulkana
        Palmer, AK 99645 
        Phone: 907.746.9255
        Fax: 907.761.4076
         Mail
         

        A Personal Message from Mr. Stone…

        My goals as the MSBSD Superintendent are to meet the School Board objectives for moving student achievement and learning forward for every student in the District. Dedicated and hard-working employees are in our schools, administrative departments, and each day, come to work focused on helping prepare all MSBSD students for success—in school and after graduation.

        I appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve the MSBSD. As Superintendent, I will work to serve our students, parents, employees, and the community stakeholders—all who have deep and long ties to the District.

        To read Mr. Stone's entire message Visit the Superintendent's Presentations.

         

        Sincerely,

        Signature  

        Gene Stone

        MSBSD Superintendent

        District News


        • arrow MSBSD START TIMES - 2016-2017
          School start/end times will remain the same for the 2016-2017 school year.
          Elementary schools time is 9:15 to 3:45.
          Middle/secondary schools time is 7:45 to 2:15.
          There are exceptions for northern schools:
          Willow start time is 8:20. Dismissal at 3:00 on M, Tu, Th, Fri & 1:40 on W.
          Talkeetna begins at 8:30. Dismissal at 3:05 on M, Tu, Th, Fri & 2:05 on W.
          Trapper Creek begins at 8:30. Dismissal at 3:00.
          Su Valley Jr/Sr High School begins at 8:30. Dismissal is at 2:54.
          If your child attends a charter school, confirm the time with your school.
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        • arrow SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
          Click here for 2016-2017 School Supply Lists
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        • arrow 2016-2017 SCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
          For information on School Registration visit MSBSD iEnroll
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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 ALASKA MIDDLE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS
          Interested in applying to Alaska Middle College? Download an Application Flowchart to see how.  You may also visit their website for more information.
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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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