United Way of Anchorage, Alaska Dental Action Coalition, Alaska State Dental Hygienists’ Association, Alaska Dental Society, and University of Alaska Anchorage Dental Programs are joining together to provide three days of free dental care to individuals who are on a limited budget and have NO dental insurance.
There are 11 members of our local Business Professionals of America chapter who are committed to attending this year’s National Leadership Conference (NLC). They will be holding a Valentine Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction on Friday, February 13. All money raised will help these 11 members with travel expenses.
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.
Students in grades 3-12 and staff will participate in this survey that measures school climate and student connectedness. Read more from Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Gene Stone.
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.
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.
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...
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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.
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Mandatory NLC Meeting for BPA Members and a parent/guardian
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM State Ocean Bowl - Seward
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Arctic LAN
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM BPA Meeting
1:50 PM HOSA Meeting
2:00 PM SkillsUSA Meeting