• NOVEMEBER IS ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE MONTH

    "...American Indians and Alaska Natives helped build the very fabric of America. Today, their spirit and many contributions continue to enrich our communities and strengthen our country." President Barack Obama.

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  • MSBSD NEW CALENDAR SURVEY NOW THROUGH NOV. 10

    Did you vote in the first fall calendar survey? Even if you did vote, you have one more opportunity to voice your opinion. The three-year calendar approval survey is open October 31 through November 10.

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  • PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES--OCTOBER 30 AND 31

    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.

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  • COME JOIN THE PUBLIC CONVERSATION...

    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.

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  • MSBSD CALENDAR SURVEY

    Your opinion matters! Take the MSBSD calendar survey to share your preferences. View full story for survey. Survey open now through October 10.

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  • MSBSD COLLEGE OR CAREER READINESS ASSESSMENT (CCRA)

    Last year the state legislature passed HB278, which repealed the High School Graduation Qualifying Exam for Alaska students, but now requires that all 11th grade students take a College or Career Readiness Assessment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....

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  • BURCHELL HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL NAMED A FINALIST FOR NATIONAL PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR

    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!

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  • MSBSD 2014-2015 REGISTRATION OPEN ONLINE

    Students and parents may complete registration for next school year ONLINE. Read more for instructions or click on i-Enroll under the Parents tab...

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  • SUMMER SCHOOL/CREDIT RECOVERY

    MSBSD High School Credit Recovery Summer School begins Wednesday, May 28th. Students must already be preapproved and enrolled. Read more for specific times...

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  • GRADUATION & PROMOTION INFORMATION

    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.

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  • MSBSD TEACHER APPRECIATION

    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...

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  • MSBSD SCHOOL BUS DRIVER APPRECIATION WEEK

    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

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  • MSBSD SCHOOL BOARD AND ADMIN HONORS

    Colony Middle School principal Mary McMahon and Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Gene Stone congratulate Alaska's top administrators at the School Board Meeting held at Burchell High School. Read more...

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  • ALASKA MIDDLE COLLEGE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES

    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...

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  • MSBSD 2014 SBA/HSGQE THIS WEEK

    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....

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        Home of the Colony Knights

        Colony Middle School is committed to the art & science of teaching and the challenge & joy of learning.


        CMS


        Mary McMahon
        Principal
        Email: Mary.McMahon@matsuk12.us

        Casey Hull
        Assistant Principal
        Email: Casey.hull@matsuk12.us 


        Greetings,

        We are here to make good things happen for young adolescents!
         
        The students, staff, and administration of Colony Middle School welcome you to our website. We are confident that you will find the information on this site useful and that you will learn more about what makes Colony Middle School so special.

        Colony Middle School has a dedicated and experienced staff, and caring and committed families. Colony Middle School is committed to providing a safe, caring, and challenging educational environment that promotes learning and achievement for all students. We recognize and celebrate the diverse learning styles, interests, talents, and cultures of our students and strive to offer a rich variety of meaningful learning experiences that will inspire innovative thinkers and confident learners.

        Thank you for your interest in Colony Middle School. If you have any questions please contact us!
         
        Respectfully,

        Mary McMahon, Principal

         

        CMS Announcements

        • FM Rewards

          You can help Colony Middle earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!

          Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give.

          Here’s how the program works:

           Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to (non-profit) at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number (insert NPO# here).

          Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping (non-profit) earn a donation!

          You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.

             If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

           For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards

           

           

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        • sneeze
           
          The cold season has hit us already!
           
          Please help us keep classrooms and
          common areas like the library
          stocked with Kleenex this year.
           
          Donations of Kleenex can be
          dropped off at the office, library or classroom.
           

           
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        • knight   Welcome to a great year at CMS!
           
          Students can be dropped off at 7:30am and picked up at 2:20pm.  School is in session from 7:45 to 2:15.
           
           
           
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          Join the CMS Peer Helpers
           and
          TATU
            Help teens stop smoking today!
           

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        District News

        • Arrow 2014-2015 SCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
          For information on School Registration visit MSBSD iEnroll
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        • Arrow MSBSD START TIMES - 2014-2015
          School start and end times will remain the same for the 2014-2015 school year. Elementary schools time is 9:15 to 3:45, and middle/secondary schools time is 7:45 to 2:15. There are exceptions for northern schools: Willow start time is 8:20 and dismissal at 3:00 on M, Tu, Th, Fri, and dismissal at 1:40 on Wed. Talkeetna begins at 8:30 with dismissal at 3:00 on M, Tu, Th, Fri, and dismissal on Wednesdays at 1:40. Trapper Creek begins at 8:30 and dismissal at 3:00. Su Valley Jr/Sr High School begins at 8:30 and dismissal is at 2:54. Also, if your child attends one of our six charter schools, confirm the time with your school.
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          Click here for 2014-2015 School Supply Listsl
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        • Arrow HELP MSBSD "STUFF THE BUS"
          School is two weeks away and many students in the Mat-Su Valley do not have the resources they need for their first day of school. That’s exactly what Stuff the Bus is aiming to help with. July 31 is a Day of Action! Parnering with United Way of Mat-Su, the MSBSD will be filling backpacks in the old Carr's parking lot in Palmer, providing school supplies for Valley kids. The following items are needed for donations; backpacks, spiral notebooks, pencils,and pens. Families needing school supplies for their students can call746-9239 for more information.
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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 MSBSD EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS ON TECHNOLOGY!
          All MSBSD Employees can take advantage of the Dell MPP program, Apple Employee Purchase Program and Microsoft Home Use Program.  Click here to find out more! 
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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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