Click on the Quick Link under "Parents" or here for your child's Back to School supply list; also available at your local stores. If you need help with school supplies, please call Families in Transition at 746-9228 or the MSBSD Warehouse at 861-5120.Visit Quick Links under "Parents" or continue here for your child's Back to School supply list, available at your local stores. If you need help with school supplies, please call Families in Transition at 746-9228 or the MSBSD Warehouse at 861-5120.
Last year the state legislature passed HB278, which repealed the High School Graduation Qualifying Exam for Alaska students, but now requires that all 11th grade students take a College or Career Readiness Assessment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...
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
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...
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....
Opening in the fall of 2014 are two new permanent facilities for two schools: Mat-Su Day School and Valley Pathways, both special mission schools in the Mat-Su Borough School District. Shown here is Valley Pathways principal, Jim Wanser, with MSB Project Manager, Robert Scott. MSB and MSBSD School Board/Administration toured both sites.
No school for students at most MSBSD schools on Monday and Tuesday. Parents, please check with your school for times for P/T Conferences. Students at Big Lake, Houston Middle, and Houston High will attend school Tuesday as a make-up day.
Playground Safety Rules
PLAY FRIENDLY: Non-contact sports; Be careful around others; Use extra care when it’s icy; Don’t pull on other students clothing.
LISTEN FOR MONITOR’S WHISTLES: Three long whistles mean line up time; two short whistles means pay attention to monitor for instructions.
STAY INSIDE BOUNDARIES: Playground area, basketball area, and soccer field. Stay out of wooded areas and away from parking lots.
KEEP DANGEROUS OBJECTS ON THE GROUND: No playing with sticks, throwing rocks or snowballs, and playing on or with ice.
USE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT PROPERLY: Don’t walk up slides, jump off sides, or flip over bars. No jumping off swings, side-swinging, or twisting chains. No jumping from dome or monkey bars, no standing on tops or hanging upside down without hands. No tying selves to bars.
WE GO OUT RAIN OR SHINE: Please make sure you bring water proof boots, rain coats , and hats during the rainy season and boots, snow pants, coats, hats, and gloves during winter. Remember to wear all your gear prior to going outside as students are not permitted to return to the building during recess time unless an emergency. Indoor recess will be available if temperatures drop 10 degrees below zero.
PLEASE, NO TOYS OR UMBRELLAS FROM HOME
PLAY SAFE AND HAVE FUN!