2017 District Headlines

  • MSBSD PRESCHOOL APPLICATION SURVEY

    Interested in preschool in Mat-Su schools? The survey application is now open and selection will occur in mid-August. Potential students may be enrolled only through this survey. Parents will be notified if their child is selected and the enrollment process will be initiated. View fully story for the survey options.

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  • REGISTRATION 2017-2018

    Online registration is open. View full story for links and information.

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  • THE STORY 2016-2017

    A year in review, celebrating the achievements of students, employees, schools, and the MSBSD.

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  • HONORING 75 RETIREES

    A combined service of 1,489 years from the 75 retiring MSBSD employees! The District honors your work and wishes each of you the best. Read more about each retiring staff member...

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  • LISA VRVILO NAMED NATIONAL DISTINGUISHED PRINCIPAL FOR 2017

    Nominated and selected by her fellow principals, the Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals announces Mrs. Vrvilo's selection. "Vrvilo has served as principal of the largest elementary school in the MSBSD for the past ten years, leading over 500 students and staff by example each day," wrote AAESP president, Deanna Beck. Read more...

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  • MAT-SU 2018 TEACHER OF THE YEAR, EMILY FORSTNER

    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...

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  • JACINDA DANNER IS 2017 NATIONAL BRAILLE TEACHER OF THE YEAR

    For students across the District, Mrs. Danner held a White Cane Awareness Day, working with the Department of Transportation which installed an accessible pedestrian signal (audio) at Bogard and Crusey. Mrs. Danner is a teachers of students with visual impairments and mobility specialist. Nominated by parents and colleagues, Mrs. Danner will be honored at The Braille Challenge Finals in June in Los Angeles.

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  • MAT-SU SENIORS EARN RECORD SCHOLARSHIPS

    Graduating seniors from 15 District schools were awarded a reported total of $16,385,547 in scholarships, including academic, merit, service, legacy, military, creative, and more. View story for a listing of MSBSD graduates.

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  • THREE MAT-SU CAREER & TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

    Business Professionals of America advisor, Amy Riddle, wrote, "Rome Bentz, Khyla Chassé and Amanda Mayer, joined over 6,000 other conference delegates from across the nation to participate in national level business and information technology skills competitions, workshops, general sessions, and national officer candidate campaigns and elections." Photos: CTHS. Read more...

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  • MAT-SU STUDENTS FIND THEIR ANCHOR POINTS

    Archery is expanding in the MSBSD, thanks to the Mat-Su Health Foundation. Supplying new equipment for six schools, the sport is in the fourth year, now at 13 elementary, five middle, and four high schools in the District. Pictured, American Charter Academy middle school. Read more...

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  • MACHETANZ ELEM STUDENTS 3RD ANNUAL SCIENCE DAY

    Getting down in the soil, Machetanz students demonstrate their learning and put their skills to the test with animals, plants, ecosystems, gardens, and much more. Learn...

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  • MSBSD'S FIRST DRIVE-THRU STUDENT-RUN COFFEE SHOP

    "April 10th marked the grand opening of Twindly Bridge's Drive-thru Coffee Shop," reports Principal, John Weetman. "I spent 20 sessions with students helping them learn how to start a small business," said Weetman. TB students earned certificates of completion from Kaladi Coffee Academy and received the Alaska State Food Handler's permits. (Photos: TB) Read more...

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  • STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD "WATER WEEK" VISUAL ART CONTEST

    "It's naturally healthy. Your body needs it. It's a better choice..." wrote winner, Evelina Tereshchenko, Teeland Middle School 7th grade student. Read more...

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  • MSBSD 2017 BP TEACHERS OF EXCELLENCE

    Five MSBSD teachers and one Educational Ally were recognized at the BP Teachers of Excellence Award Evening. Diana Sloan-Basner, Birchtree Charter School, was named the BP Teacher of the Year. Ginny Fagerstrom, Cottonwood Creek was awarded the Educational Ally award. (Photo credit: BP) Read more...

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  • ALASKA BUSINESS WEEK MAT-SU PROGRAM

    A dual-credit opportunity for MSBSD students. Held at Palmer High School, the Alaska Business Week is sponsored by the Alaska Chamber and is an opportunity to learn business in a hands-on environment. View full story for application information.

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