Boundary requests for the 2017//2018 school year will be accepted until May 1, 2017. Forms can be obtained from the MSBSD website or from the front office at any school. All students not in our boundary that are interested in coming to Houston Middle School next year will need to fill out a form and turn it in for approval. If your student is on a current Boundary Exemption for HMS, you will need to fill another one out for the next year for approval. Please contact Mrs. Aldeman at 892-9505 with any questions. You can download the form by clicking the "Full Story" link to the right.
Teaching at all levels in the Mat-Su Borough School District, Ms. Forstner has been a force for learning, most recently at Wasilla High School. Publishing both "The Warrior Word" and "Mat-Su Gazette", Ms. Forstner's students have a voice. Read more...
"January 26 is the day when 'Rural to the Core', part of the School Board 5-Year Technology Roadmap, puts devices into the hands of each student at Su Valley Jr/Sr HIgh School," said Superintendent Gene Stone. Slated for a 2:20 p.m. school assembly. Read more....
Spring Break for Mat-Su students and schools is March 13-17. If your child attends a non-traditional MSBSD school, please follow your school's calendar. Friday, March 10, is a work day for teachers (no school for students). This quarter ends March 9.
January 24 at the Menard Sports Complex, the 2017 Mat-Su Valley Homeless Connect. If you have questions, you may call the District coordinator at 746-9228, or generally, call 745-5827. Download a flyer...
The School Board encourages excellence as a goal in achievement and accomplishment, and publicly recognizes students, staff, schools, and administrative departments for unique or exemplary work and activities in academic, extracurricular events, and community service projects. Pictured: Chenelle Zoerb, Knik Elem, Mat-Su Teacher of the Year. Learn more about the December Special Recognitions...
All other MSBSD schools are open on time. We appreciate your cooperation and remind all to drive with caution when road conditions are not favorable.
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Benjamin Howard - Principal
Shelley Ax - Office
Orin P. Wear - Assistant
Tanya Boehm - Safety Officer
Dana Overfelt - Counselor
Kathy Aldeman - Registrar
Houston Middle School Parents,
As a requirement of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, states and school districts must issue annual report cards to parents. The purpose of the report card is to provide parents with information about the district and their child’s school in terms of teacher qualifications, academic achievement, and school/district accountability. To access the report cards, please click HMS School Report Card to The Public
Houston Middle School Families & Friends,
The Borough Assembly is currently proposing a decrease to the per student funding for public education. In addition, it has come to our attention that an amendment to further decrease the Borough’s funding of education will be presented tonight, May 3rd.
The proposed amendment will decrease educational funding by an additional $1.5 million. As a result, the next step in our district cuts will include an additional 12.5% in reductions to activities for a total of 25% reduction over this year. We have already received staffing cuts for next year and middle school classroom sizes will be at an unprecedented 32:1 ratio (research shows 24 or 25:1 to be optimal). This additional cut will result in the loss of school programs.
The attached memo from our Superintendent, Dr. Monica Goyette outlines the potential reductions to student activities, educational programs, and staffing that are under review, and will impact our northern schools.
There is a Matsu Borough Budget Meeting night, Wednesday, May 3 at 6:00 pm at the Assembly Chambers in Palmer. We are asking that you show up and speak out about funding education, and not approving further cuts that will impact our kids.
If you are unable to show up, please call or write the Matsu Borough Assembly. This action is timely, and needs to be done ASAP. Contact information can be found here: https://www.matsugov.us/assembly
Please also advocate in support of a Borough-wide Seasonal Sales Tax. This has been proposed by the District as an additional revenue source for education. We need the Matsu Borough Assembly to approve this tax for our schools.
We need to advocate for our students. I appreciate the support many of you have shown for funding education and it is critical that all of us speak up now to prevent further erosion of school funding and the resulting activities and program cuts.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information. (907) 892-9502, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Houston Middle School Principal
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