• 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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  • MSBSD TO CONDUCT AASB SCHOOL CLIMATE AND CONNECTEDNESS SURVEY: IN SCHOOLS FEB. 3-14

    For MSBSD students in grades 5-12 and staff, we will participate in the survey sponsored by the Alaska Association of School Boards. You may read more in Mr. Gene Stone's letter, download a brochure, and more. MSBSD Superintedent, Dr. Deena Paramo, says, "In Mat-Su, we put the data to good use. Through the survey data, we learn more about our schools to help inform our decisions."

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  • MSBSD ANNUAL REPORT 2012-2013

    The MSBSD Annual Report is a look back at the success of our District, a snapshot of students and staff. Read or download and print....

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  • ASBO AWARDS MSBSD ITS MERITORIOUS BUDGET AWARD

    For excellence in budget presentation, the Association of School Business Officials Internaional recognizes the MSBSD. Earning this award, the District submitted its 2013-2014 budget for a rigorous review based on stringent criteria. Read more....

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  • JOE REDINGTON, SR., JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL FORUM

    Hosted by the Mat-Su Borough, the community had an opportunity to hear first-hand about the newest high school, slated to open in the fall of 2015. Attending the meeting was Caleb, a student at Iditarod Elementary, who made his own drawing of the new school. He hopes to enroll when the new school opens.

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  • MSBSD MOBILE APP!

    Connect to us on the go..."Our student worker, Sterling Maffee, has developed an app with an online utility that is both useful and relevant," said CIO Justin Michaud. Read more and download a Fact Sheet...

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        Welcome

        Valley Pathways School... Home of the Arctic Fox!

         
        Providing Choices for Families and Students
         
        New School Song
         
         
         
        ALASKA CONSTRUCTION CAREER DAY
        APRIL 23, 2014
         We have limited space available on the bus that will take our students from Valley Pathways to the Fairgrounds.  Each school has a limited number of students that are allowed to go. 
        Please fill out a permission slip if you are interested.  (first come first serve-limited space)   Forms are in the office or in Denali with Michele Chapman.    Please turn the completed permission slip to Michele Chapman. 
        Deadline to turn in the permission slip is Monday, April 21, 2014.  Students must wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, warm clothing and no dangling jewelry or scarves.
        Don't miss out on this great opportunity to check out career opportunities in the construction field.
         
        We are very pleased to announce we are taking applications for the 2015 school year!  If you are a new student interested in Valley Pathways, please call our office to have your name on our wait list at 761-4650.
         
          We are happy to announce your new school is under construction.  Please go to our Facebook link on the left of the screen under shortcuts, and see the pictures of the new school going up!
         
                 Last day for Seniors is May 8, 2014.  Graduation is May 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Wasilla Sports Complex. 
         
        Open enrollment for grades 9th-12th, serving primarily students and families in the Palmer and Colony High School attendance areas who are looking for a small school environment.  Instruction is highly individualized and class sizes are smaller than a traditional school setting.  Class instruction is traditional as well as computer based providing opportunities for both remediation and acceleration.  Graduates will be prepared for continued education, vocational training, military, or joining the work force.  An application and interview are required for enrollment -please contact the school Registrar. 

        PLEASE CALL 761-4654 or 761-4650 FOR INFORMATION

          
           If your student's picture was taken on September 30 or November 20, you may order it online at mylifetouch.com or by calling their toll free number 1-800-789-4456 for up to one year from the date of the picture.  The picture day ID number you will need is AK213857Q0 for the September picture and AK213857Q1 for the November picture day.  We are Valley Pathways School # 67719. 

             Valley Pathways is currently in the third and final trimester.  This trimester ends May 20, 2014.  
         
         
           We offer free gym membership for PE credit.  Please see Rob Hassen to sign up for this wonderful program.  Space is limited and memberships are available on a first come first serve basis.
         
         
        The Mat-Su School District and MTA partner to film graduation ceremonies and make them available on DVD. 
        Order your 2013 High School Graduation DVD for $10.00.  To order the DVD visit mtasolutions.com and click DTV and Local Community Events.
         
        Former VPHS Grads at Work
         
         

        Valley Pathways Location :  1150 N France Rd Palmer, AK 99645
         

        James Wanser - Principal

        Phone: 907-761-4650

        Fax: 907-761-4680


        Email: Jim.Wanser@matsuk12.us

        Enrollment: 193

        VPS Announcements

        • Our graduation ceremony will be streamed live on the internet at the following link:
           
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        • Graduation is May 16th at 1 PM at the Wasilla Sports Complex

          Last Day of School for 2013/2014 School Year - MAY 20, 2014

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        • We are very pleased to announce we are taking applications for the 2015 school year!  If you are a new student interested in Valley Pathways, please call our office to have you name on our wait list at 761-4650.
           
          Also, please check us out on Facebook.  We are at www.facebook.com/valleypathways.  We will be posting pictures of the construction site on our Facebook page.  We are very excited our new school building is taking shape.  The walls will be going up very soon!
           
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        District News

        • Arrow 2014 GRADUATION AND PROM DATES
          Click here for a complete listing of the school proms and all graduation  dates, available for downloading or printing. A PDF of the information is available: Click here.
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        • 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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        • Arrow SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
          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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