• MOOSE CALL GROUPS EXAMINE INTEGRITY

    Integrity n. 1. the quality of being honest and having strong moral principals; moral uprightness. 2. the state of being whole and undivided. Mrs. Vasauskas' 7th grade Moose Call group developed these Integrity Rainbows to foster students' thoughts about what it means to have integrity. Moose Call is the first period each day at PJMS; it serves as the character education component of our school day.

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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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  • 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. See you soon!

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    Last year the state legislature passed HB278, which repealed the High School Graduation Qualifying Exam for Alaska students, but now requires that all 11th grade students take a College or Career Readiness Assessment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


         
        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 Monday, September 29, 2014 and it is an ‘A’ Day.  Please, stand for the pledge and face your flag for the Pledge of Allegiance.

           

          Science Olympiad will start next Monday, October 6th.  Science O will meet every Monday after school in Room 406 from 2:20-4pm.  Get your paperwork turned in to the front office ASAP as space is limited to 10 students.

           

          Palmer Indigo dance club invites you to join them on Saturdays from 11:00am to 12:15 in the cafeteria!  It is free and performance is optional.  All you need is a signed permission slip.  The last day to join is Oct 4th.  For more information, please, see Ms. Julie, in the cafeteria at lunch time.  We look forward to seeing you there!

           

          Activity bus is running today!  Please, remember to check in with Ms. Julie and your driver.   Buses are scheduled to leave at 4:30, so please arrive no later than 4:28 to allow time to check-in.  We want to make sure everyone gets home safe and sound!

           

          After School Clubs/Activities:

           

          Weight Lifting –2:20-4:00

          Anime’ Club starts today!  Room #403.

          Study Hall -- room 122 at 2:20-4:15.  Please, remember to sign in.  Newcomers please check in with Mr. Grover or Ms. Julie.

          Cheer Practice is at 2:20-4:30.  Remember to tell your coach if you are riding the activity bus, so you can leave practice at 4:15.

          JV/V Basketball – boys early, girls late

          Boys & Girls Basketball C-Team practice -- 2:20-4:15

           

          LUNCH-

          Pizza

          Refried beans w/cheese & chips

          Tacos

          Burrito

          Military lunch groups meet in room 209 today.

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