Last year the state legislature passed HB278, which repealed the High School Graduation Qualifying Exam for Alaska students, but now requires that all 11th grade students take a College or Career Readiness Assessment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.
Inclement weather required a school closure on January 23, 2014 at Big Lake Elem, Houston Middle, and Houston High schools. This was the second school closure and exceeds the one snow day built into the calendar. February 18th is a school day for students at these three schools. Please read more by clicking "view full story"...
12501 W. Hawk Lane
Houston, Alaska 99694
P.O. Box 940315
Houston, Alaska 99694
Bill Johnson- Principal
Dave Porter- Activities Director
Justin Ainsworth- Assistant Principal
Kris Wagoner- Webmaster
September 16, 2014
All powderpuff players will have practice from 2:30 – 3:30 this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
School pictures are in and you may pick them up during lunch. You will have to be patient and you will have to sign for them. During lunch only.
Are you a Face Book user? Check out the Houston High School page for updates on the great things going on here at HHS and for changes in events too! Make sure you like the page so you can stay in the know!
ALERT to all High School Senior Girls! 17th Annual NFWL/NRA Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest is
underway. Applicant must be sponsored by a legislator. Six females will receive $3,000 scholarships and
all-expense paid travel to the Philadelphia Conference. Deadline is September 22, 2014
The class of 2017 will be selling Italian Soda’s every Monday and Friday in the Snack Shack beginning next week. They are $2.50 each!
If you worked in the garden and have a community service log please turn that in for Mrs. Humphreys to copy. Thank you!
If you are interested in learning how to be a Barista and work in the Red and Black Coffee Shack please see Mrs. Humphreys in the front office for your application and more details. Opening closes on the 30th so get your application in now.
Is your class ready for Homecoming? Homecoming is fast approaching. The theme for the homecoming floats is Greek gods/ halftime Friday the 19th at the homecoming football game. Spirit week will run from the 15-the 19th with an assembly/ Powder puff game schedule on the 19th. The Homecoming Dance is Saturday September 20th from 8-11 admission will be $7.00. The theme for the dance is Greek Mythology.
Wednesday- Coliseum Event Day-Favorite sports team
Thursday-Class Color day
Friday- HAWK super fan day Red and Black
Powder Puff Game
Freshman/Seniors, coached by Ainsworth& Knutson will be playing Sophomores/Juniors, coached by Bredberg & Wagoner at the end of the day assembly.
HHS will have a pre game bonfire Thursday the 18th at 6 – 8:30 and concessions will be available!