At Goose Bay Elementary our staff has studied the Love and Logic® approach which provides simple solutions, tips, and practical techniques to help adults with kids of all ages. Now you have the opportunity to learn the Love & Logic approach! Laura Richardson, M. Ed., parent at Goose Bay and Independent Facilitator of the Becoming a Love & Logic Parent Curriculum will be presenting a workshop for our staff and parents for FREE! The workshop will begin Thursday, October 23rd and will run through the week of November 24th. 4:15-6:15pm at Goose Bay
Would you like part-time work with days and hours that you choose? The Mat Su Borough School District is looking for quality subs to fill-in when teachers and staff are sick or need to take personal days. If this is something that sounds like it might be for you, more information can be found at www.matsuk12.us. Click on the Departments tab, then Human Resources. There is a Substitute link on the left side of the page. (Pssst, Nutrition Services is looking for subs as well!
Each year, you need to re-apply for free and reduced lunch. Click the full story link on the image for the application. Even if your student doesn't regularly eat the hot lunch, please consider applying if you qualify. We receive federal funds based on the number of students enrolled in this program. We use these funds for book give-aways, family nights, and more!
As a requirement of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, states and school districts must issue annual report cards to parents. The purpose of the report card is to provide parents with information about the district and their child’s school in terms of teacher qualifications, academic achievement, and school/district accountability. To access the report card, view the full story
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Last year the state legislature passed HB278, which repealed the High School Graduation Qualifying Exam for Alaska students, but now requires that all 11th grade students take a College or Career Readiness Assessment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...
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.
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM IT - Monthly Scheduled Maintenance Outage
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee Talk with Rourka
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Family Library
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM Love and Logic Workshop