Iditarod Elementary Welcomes You Back to School!! Our office staff is here to start the new school year. If you have any problems with registering, please give us a call. Don't forget to "Like" us on our Facebook Iditarod Elementary PTA page to stay informed of all that's happening here this year!
Come Join Us!! "Welcome Back to School" Picnic ~ Wednesday, August 13th ~ 5:00-6:30 PM!!! *Enjoy a picnic supper * class lists will be posted * meet your teacher * bring any school supplies to your room * reconnect with friends * make new friends * mingle with staff members!
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"...
Get a first look at the FY15 Preliminary Budget and School Board Legislative Priorities. Also, come and join the budget conversation at one of our Budget Open Houses. Download a flyer and more information....
Where has this year gone? It all started last August
with the Back-to-School picnic and Orientation Nights.
Classes got underway and the intermediate grades
soon had Outdoor Wilderness Survival lessons. Cross-
country kicked off and was followed by basketball
seasons for both the boys and the girls. The track-
and-field team is currently training for their meet on
May 17th. All students learned how to keep safe from
moose and bear last fall. This spring, everyone heard
first hand from Alaskan author Shelley Gill. AIMSweb
and MAP assessments directed our learning targets. PTA
sponsored events such as the Pumpkin Festival and
Movie Nights filled a few Friday nights. One can’t forget
the Title 1 Family Events. (They are certainly a highlight
Several students competed at the district level science,
math, and chess tournaments. And the Christmas play was
a huge success! We have had an action-packed year, and
the month of May has just begun.
The other night KTUU News predicted a warmer than
normal summer for this year. If this means a repeat of
last year’s weather, I think most would unanimously agree
with a great big “YES!” Whether this means biking, camp-
ing, hiking, or swimming, there shouldn’t be much stop-
ping you from enjoying Alaska’s great outdoors. Your
teachers and the staff at Iditarod encourage you to
participate in academic related activities, too. Reading
each day is a must. Weaving in some writing and math
practice is easy enough to do as well. Before the last day
of school this month, be sure to check with your teacher
for resources that will carry your child through until school
resumes in August.
Have a great summer break!