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    VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY AND CONCERT AT PJMS

    As we look forward to celebrating our honored Veterans on this special day, PJMS would like to remind parents and students that school will be in session on Monday, November 10th. We would also like to invite you to our Veterans Day Concert at 7pm on the 10th, which will feature a guest speaker from our armed forces as well as the PJMS Jazz Band. There will be no school on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11th.

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  • THE LEARNING MYTH: WHY I WILL NEVER TELL MY SON HE IS SMART

    Researchers have known for some time that the brain is like a muscle; that the more you use it the more it grows... What this means is that our intelligence is not fixed: and the best way that we can grow our intelligence is to embrace tasks where we might struggle and fail. Please click to see the full story to learn more about fixed and grown mindsets.

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  • PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR 10 MINUTES WITH TEACHER

    With Parent-Teacher Conferences coming up on the 30th and 31st of October, here are some tips to make the most of your meeting. Please click to see the full article for more details. PJMS will be open for conferences on Thursday during the following hours: 8:30a-11:30a, 12:30p-4p, and 4:30p-7p and on Friday from 8:30a-11:30a. See you soon!

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  • COME JOIN THE PUBLIC CONVERSATION...

    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.

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  • MSBSD CALENDAR SURVEY

    Your opinion matters! Take the MSBSD calendar survey to share your preferences. View full story for survey. Survey open now through October 10.

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  • MSBSD COLLEGE OR CAREER READINESS ASSESSMENT (CCRA)

    Last year the state legislature passed HB278, which repealed the High School Graduation Qualifying Exam for Alaska students, but now requires that all 11th grade students take a College or Career Readiness Assessment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....

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  • BURCHELL HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL NAMED A FINALIST FOR NATIONAL PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR

    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!

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  • 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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        Welcome to Palmer Jr. Middle School

        Home of the Moose

        Palmer Pride  

         
        Thomas Lytle - Principal
         
        Claudia Berkley - Assistant Principal
         
         
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          Good morning, PJMS students and staff.  Today is Tuesday, October 21, 2014 and it is a “B” day.  Please, stand and face your flag for the Pledge of Allegiance.

           

          READ A THON Update – The thermometer is up to $546.66 for Monday’s pledges collected and turned in to Moose Call teachers.  Keep that moolah coming in to help fund all of YOUR extracurricular clubs and activities!  And you know those tickets you earn when you bring in pledge money, well we will hear from one of our winners from last year tomorrow morning!

           

          After School Clubs and Activities–

          Marksmanship Club – F/T

          Chess Club

          Spirit Club

          Battle of the Books

          Weight Lifting

          BB- C –Teams – Practice CANCELED

          BB – JV/Varsity and Cheerleaders – Games against Anchorage Christian School  (ACS) right here at PJMS this afternoon - Go MOOSE!

           

          Lunch –

          Chicken Strips

          Large Chef Salad

          Ham & Cheese w/Salad

          Meatball Sub Sandwich

          Chipotle Turkey Wing

          Taco or Burrito

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