"Mat-Su Career & Technical High School is about helping young people figure out what they want to do after high school while they are still in high school," said Principal, Mark Okeson. Adding more opportunities, three new learning pathways open. Read more...
Congratulations to Kristina Wickham, the winner of Mat-Su College’s 2015-16 CTSO Scholarship. This scholarship awards one full 2015-16 academic year tuition waiver (15 credits each semester) to an Alaska high school senior who holds membership in one of the Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSO).
Business Pathway students went on a field trip to the Mat-Su Borough School District Office on April 15, 2015. After the trip, one student commented, "I thought the field trip was great! Before I went on this field trip, I had no idea what to do with my life. Now, I want to become a programmer. I thought the other parts of the trip were pretty amazing as well."
During their visit to Spain CTHS students explored and spent time in the following cities: Madrid, Segovia, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, and Granada. They walked through cathedrals and palaces and had the opportunity to see and appreciate Velazquez´s and Picasso´s paintings. They also cooked their own Spanish full course meal and enjoyed it! Most of all, students practiced their Spanish language skills with native speakers.
The CDC states “All preteens should get one Tdap shot when they are 11 or 12 years old.” The state of Alaska requires the Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-acelluar pertussis) 10 years after the last Tetanus-diphtheria containing vaccine which usually ends up being sometime between 7th to 9th grade.
For the first time ever, Alaska entered a team in a nationwide Virtual Business competition sponsored through Business Professionals of America. The team consisted of three members from Mat-Su Career and Technical High School’s Chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) located in Wasilla, Alaska. The business team members, Kharissa Chasse, Mikayla Provo, and Sierra Woodall ran a virtual computer repair shop during a virtual repeatable three month on-line timeframe.
Members from our BPA chapter held a Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction on February 13, 2015. Their goal was to earn money to help with the costs of attending the National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Anaheim, California in May 2015. The event was a huge success with wonderful food, delicious desserts and well over 120 items for the silent auction.
The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.
Our Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter had 35 members participate in our Regional Event on January 21, 2015. The purpose of this full-day event is to prepare our members for the State CTSO Performance-Based Assessment Conference in March.
During our first pathway meeting, we covered the reasons that we have pathway meetings and some of last year’s BPA members explained Business Professionals of America and how to become a member. Then our business/IT students got into groups to complete some teamwork/leadership activities.
I would like to go over the Medication Administration policy for the MSB School District.
Patty Sullivan writes, "Students from Mat-Su Career & Technical High School visited Mat-Su Borough staff today learning about local government, public affiars projects and tools, and IT networking. Special guest Pat Martin impressed the students by lifting his new UAV, unmanned aerial vehicle, over the skies of the Borough building. The shots took in the crowd below, the Chugach peaks and some of the Talkeetna range. Martin collaborates with Public Affiars to give construction shots on many Borough projects a new angle."
Josh Hughes, a junior at Mat Su Career and Technical High School, took first place in the Native Youth Olympics (NYO) wrist carry on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Josh’s distance was 730 ft 6 in. which set a new state record beating the previous record by 119 ft 2 in.
Anita Laulainen, a CTHS senior, wrote this article about the state CTSO conference.
When I talk to parents, the most common complaint I hear is, “I can’t help my child with his homework anymore.” It is very difficult for most parents to help their son or daughter master high school level mathematics. So here are a few ideas to help your child succeed.
Register to vote right here at CTHS! If you are 18 or are within 90 days of your 18th birthday you can register to vote by swinging by Ms. Petukh’s office (room 191) at lunch or after school. She recently became a registrar and would love to see you!
CTHS Science Bowl team (Ariel Hasse, Joshua Hartman, Lucas Arthur, Jordan Lockner, Courtney Monroe) earned a very rare at-large bid to compete at the National Science Bowl competition held on April 24th - April 28th In Washington D.C.
Students’ menu included scallop schnitzel with Mango Beurre Blanc and pineapple cucumber salad; duck breast with Montmorency sided with braised rainbow chard and harvest medley rice; and a chocolate Bundt cake filled with raspberry sauce and passion fruit zabaglione.
Our CTHS BPA chapter’s regional event was held on January 31, 2014. Thirty-six of our members participated. Two of our BPA alumni members, Samantha Walsh and Kyle Brunger, came in to provide encouragement to our members and help to our advisors. Thank you, Sam and Kyle!
On a typical weekday in the CTHS kitchen, the aromas of food cooking waft out into the halls as the sounds of crackling flames and the clatter of knives on chopping blocks fill the kitchen. This is where students in the culinary arts program learn all the essentials to succeed in the restaurant industry.
CTHS is offering a Healthy Futures fitness program three days a week starting in February. Workouts will be individually designed to help you meet your goals of getting stronger, losing, weight, and making healthier nutritional decisions.
In January, State Officers from Business Professionals of America (BPA) joined state officers from the other Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) at the Winter Planning Meeting to continue work on planning the State Performance Based Assessment Conference (PBAC) in March. BPA, DECA, FCCLA, FEA, HOSA, and SkillsUSA state officers met at Homewood Suites and King Career Center in Anchorage on January 17-18 to continue their work for the State PBAC.
One of Mrs. Riddle's Desktop Publishing students was hired to create this year's flyer for the Mat-Su Outdoorsman Show
If you are interested in helping organize the events that go on in our school, stop by the tourism hallway flex room next Tuesday at 2:00pm to check it out.
Our latest service project includes providing Thanksgiving dinners to families in need within our Mat-Su Borough School District. National Technical Honor Society, Business Professionals of America, Heath Occupations of America, Science Olympiad, Ocean Bowl, Science Bowl, and our staff, all teamed up to donate these complete Thanksgiving dinners.
Congratulations to the freshmen class for dominating our canned food drive competition! As their prize, freshmen will be released from their 4th period classes five minutes early this whole week. Thank you to all students who donated to our annual canned food drive!
Health care is one of the fastest growing fields in industry, and a career in health care can offer tremendous job satisfaction and excellent compensation. Students with skills in health care will be well positioned for many career options after high school, and CTHS offers students a variety of courses to develop these skills!
The BPA Social Committee planned an ice cream sundae party in October.
Members of CTHS Student Government attended the Alaska Association of Student Government’s Fall Conference in Juneau. Our delegates got to experience Juneau, participate in leadership workshops, and most importantly debate and pass resolutions from schools all over the state!
Nine BPA (Business Professionals of America) members and two of our local advisors were interviewed by Mr. Mike Chmieleswki about our 1st annual Fall Bazaar. The two-minute spot will be aired and also be available on our website. Thank you to Mr. Chmielewski and KVFR Radio Free Palmer for this wonderful experience!
All State CTSO Officers gathered at the Homewood Suites for their first face-to-face meeting since being elected at last spring’s Performance-Based Assessment (PBAC) Conference. They are planning this year’s PBAC that will be held in March 2014.
MSBSD App makes information accessible via mobile devices for students, parents, staff, and community members--an updated, fresh new app for the District.
Due to system maintenance, through July 15, you may experience delays in online registration. Online registration for all Mat-Su students, returning or new to our District, including kindergarten students,begins online June 1. Registration for all fall athletics opens July 15. Payment of all course and activity fees will also begin July 15.
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.
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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McCool Carlson Green worked collaboratively with the school Building Design Committee to refine the spatial needs and develop a range of design options to add 33,000 square feet of building to the existing Career & Technical High School. You can see the McCool Carlson Green’s Design Narrative of new CTHS addition here.
Each Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathway offers career-minded students an opportunity to explore and prepare for a career. Career and Technical Education Programs of Studies (CTEPS) provide suggested courses to take in high school. Students and parents can use these CTEPS to guide their decision making about what courses to take in high school. Click on this link for our district’s CTEPS.