• SUMMER BREAK

    Students, enjoy your summer! Continuing is summer school and camps and workshops, as well as the School Board and Administration beginning planning for next year. Registration opens June 1.

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  • MSBSD 2015 GRADUATIONS

    View Full Story for links to the graduation dates/times and livestreaming for graduation ceremonies for Mat-Su Borough schools. Congratulations Graduates of the Class of 2015!

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  • ELEMENTARY REPORT CARD SURVEY

    For parents, the District invites you to share your experience with the Standards-Aligned Report Cards. A survey is available through May 15th...click more of the story for the survey link.

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  • ALASKA MEASURES OF PROGRESS (AMP)

    AMP is aligned to the State of Alaska English language arts and math standards which were adopted in 2012. Click full story to read a letter to Parents from DEED Commissioner, Mike Hanley, as well as download an Assessment Calendar and other information.

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  • MSBSD SUMMER STUDENT WORKER APPLICATIONS OPEN

    The 2015 Student Summer Worker application period is available on Applitrack. Four work crews will be hired during the interview process. The crews will consist of: Building Maintenance and Repairs, Curb Appeal (landscaping), Lawns, and Curb Appeal (parking lot improvements). Further information will be available soon. Please contact the CTE Department at 746-9274 with any questions. Click for links...

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  • SPRING BREAK: MARCH 9-13. NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS FRI., MARCH 6

    Mat-Su schools celebrate Spring Break next week, kicking off this Friday with no school for students (work day for teachers). If your child attends a non-traditional school, you will follow your school's calendar.

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  • 2016 BUDGET SURVEY NOW FEBRUARY 28

    The District sincerely appreciates your input in the budget process as we continue the focus on increasing student learning and achievement. Click full story for survey link and link to a NEW budget video from a student's perspective.

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  • PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES SET FOR FEB. 16 AND 17. NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

    MSBSD schools will be conducting P/T Conferences on Mon. and Tues., Feb. 16 and 17. No school for students. If your child attends a non-traditional Mat-Su school, you will follow your school's calendar.

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  • REDINGTON AND DENA'INA PROPOSED BOUNDARIES OPEN HOUSE

    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.

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  • 2015-2016 CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE

    The MSBSD School Board has approved the 2015-2016 School Year Calendar. Community input included an online survey with over 3500 responses and public comment.

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  • MSBSD ENANUAQ PROGRAMS HOSTS FAMILY NIGHTS

    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.

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


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        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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          Easy fundraising for our school!

          eScrip is the best way to raise funds for the organizations you want to support. After you’ve signed up, earning is easy - just shop at thousands of eScrip merchants online, and grocers and drug stores in your town.

           Take a look at the eScrip site to see how you can Make a difference.



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          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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          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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          Pop the little tab off your aluminum cans,
          save them and turn in at school for Mrs. Hursh. 
           
          All proceeds go to support Ronald McDonald House Charities!
           

           
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        District News

        • Focusing on academic success, career readiness, higher education, and industry/technical training, Career and Technical Education is highly valued and counted upon to meet District student needs. Read more, including the Proclamation from Governor Walker.
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          For information on School Registration visit MSBSD iEnroll
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          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 Lists
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          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! Partnering with United Way of Mat-Su, the MSBSD will be filling backpacks in the old Carrs 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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          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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