• MSBSD 2014-2015 REGISTRATION OPEN ONLINE

    Students and parents may complete registration for next school year ONLINE. Read more for instructions or click on i-Enroll under the Parents tab...

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  • SUMMER SCHOOL/CREDIT RECOVERY

    MSBSD High School Credit Recovery Summer School begins Wednesday, May 28th. Students must already be preapproved and enrolled. Read more for specific times...

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  • GRADUATION & PROMOTION INFORMATION

    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.

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  • MSBSD TEACHER APPRECIATION

    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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  • MSBSD SCHOOL BUS DRIVER APPRECIATION WEEK

    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

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  • MSBSD SCHOOL BOARD AND ADMIN HONORS

    Colony Middle School principal Mary McMahon and Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Gene Stone congratulate Alaska's top administrators at the School Board Meeting held at Burchell High School. Read more...

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  • ALASKA MIDDLE COLLEGE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES

    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...

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  • MSBSD 2014 SBA/HSGQE THIS WEEK

    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....

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  • MSBSD TOURS NEW SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION SITES

    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.

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  • MSBSD SPRING BREAK--MARCH 10-14

    Going to the beach? Wait, that's snow. American Charter Academy students get a head start on Spring Break. If your child attends a non-traditional school, please check your calendar.

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  • MSBSD HONORS SCHOOL BOARD

    MSBDS students say, "Thank you" to our School Board--new lockers at PJMS and HMS, along with playgrounds, technology equipment, and more.

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  • PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES MON/TUES FEB. 17 AND 18

    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.

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  • MSBSD 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR REVISIONS

    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"...

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  • MSBSD PRELIMINARY BUDGET AND LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

    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....

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  • MSBSD: "BUILDING MAGICAL FUTURES"

    February 3-7 is National School Counseling Week, "focusing public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors with U.S. school systems."

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        Welcome

           Dr Paramo May     
          Deena M. Paramo, Ed.D.  
          Superintendent
          Phone: 907-746-9255  Fax: 907-761-4076
          501 N. Gulkana Palmer, AK 99645
         
         
        Dear Mat-Su students, families, employees, and community stakeholders,
         

        Summertime! It is that magical time in childhood that screams vacation, sleeping late, baseball, ice cream, and with 19 plus hours of sunshine in Alaska, the best time of the year. Whatever your family plans this summer, the Mat-Su Borough School District is here to help you plan summer learning, getting a jump on next fall’s classes, and if you plan to move to Mat-Su, settling in a new neighborhood and new school.

         
        In Mat-Su, you can know that learning never stops or ends! For some students, they have been approved for Summer Credit Recovery or accelerated learning through one of our summer school programs. TAG students are involved in summer workshops during June at Career & Technical High School. Teachers are learning, too, at SAMS (Summer Academy in the Mat-Su), with more than 540 teachers engaged in four block learning opportunities. And, you know that our neighborhood libraries are filled with summer readers, as well as high school students engaging in kick-start learning projects (due when school kicks off in August).

         

        Registration for all incoming students for next fall opens June 2! Online, our District has worked to make registration more convenient and easy to navigate for returning or first-time families in the MSBSD. Using an i-Parent account, parents may register all students in a family at one time, including paying course fees, and more.

        If you are new to our District—including families with kindergarten students—registration is available as “new families” with step-by-step online instructions. All just a click away, registration in the Mat-Su Borough School District is easier with less forms to complete, less paper to shuffle, and now, all online for your added convenience. If you need help in accessing a computer, you may come to the District Administration Building at 501 N. Gulkana, Palmer, and access a computer. For other help, please contact the Help Desk at 761-4042.

        Finally, we also have a team of outstanding student workers—20 Mat-Su students who are learning and working with our maintenance, construction, and operations’ teams—making Mat-Su work efficiently and strengthening the partnership between home and school, and between the work place and our District.
         
        Click here to read more about our initiatives for all students, including several value-added programs.
         
        Sincerely,
        deena
        Dr. Deena M. Paramo
        Superintendent
         
         
        Click here to read or download the Annual Report--a look back at last year's accomplishments, a current snapshot of the District, and future goals.
         
        Click here for more of Dr. Paramo's State of the District message from earlier this year.
         

         

        District News

        • Arrow MSBSD GOES MOBILE!
          Click here for more information on the MSBSD mobile app, how to get started, and downloading the app. You may also download and read a mobile Fact Sheet or print it for easy reference.Go mobile with the MSBSD! at www.matsuk12.us/mobile.
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          Click here for 2013-2014 School Supply Listsl
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        • Arrow MSBSD START TIMES - 2013-2014!
          School start and end times will remain the same for the 2013-2014 school year. Elementary schools time is 9:15 to 3:45, and middle/secondary schools time is 7:45 to 2:15. There are exceptions for northern schools: Willow start time is 8:20 and dismissal at 3:00 on M, Tu, Th, Fri, and dismissal at 1:40 on Wed. Talkeetna begins at 8:30 with dismissal at 3:00 on M, Tu, Th, Fri, and dismissal on Wednesdays at 1:40. Trapper Creek begins at 8:30 and dismissal at 3:00. Su Valley Jr/Sr High School begins at 8:30 and dismissal is at 2:54. Also, if your child attends one of our six charter schools, confirm the time with your school.
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        • Arrow 2013-2014 SCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
          For information on School Registration visit MSBSD iEnroll
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        • Arrow MSBSD EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS ON TECHNOLOGY!
          All MSBSD Employees can take advantage of the Dell MPP program, Apple Employee Purchase Program and Microsoft Home Use Program.  Click here to find out more! 
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        • Arrow ONLINE ABSENCE REPORTING AVAILABLE ON iPARENT
          Parents—Online Absence Reporting. Parents now have a method to report online student absences. A written note or telephone call is still acceptable, but online reporting is easy through iParent.
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