School Briefs for the week of Nov. 5 - Nov. 11

School Briefs for the week of Nov. 5 – Nov. 11

Kenai Middle School

The KMS Book Fair is open one more day. Stop by today to check it out!

The KMS Drama class will be performing on Wednesday, November 7th. Please contact the school or check Facebook for time and additional details.

Basketball- Girls practice early this week from 2:30 – 4:00, Boys are late from 4:00 – 5:30.

Coming Soon- After-School Tutoring begins Tuesday, November 13th. Students must have a completed Tutoring form to participate. Forms are available at the office.

Nikiski North Star

NNS will host a Veteran’s Day assembly on Friday, November 9th at 2:15 pm in the school gym. This will be a great opportunity to recognize the sacrifice of those who serve in the military and their family members. If you are a member of the Nikiski community and you have previously served or are currently serving, you are invited to join in and be recognized at the assembly.

The holiday food drive has started at NNS. Each classroom has a box for collections. The purpose of the drive is to help families in need at Thanksgiving and Christmas. We appreciate your generosity to help our NNS families!

Thank you to everyone who helped NNS during the very successful fall carnival held on October 27th. NNS appreciates everyone who volunteered and came out to enjoy a wonderful carnival. Special thanks to the NNS PTA executive board members: Jessica Farmer, Jamie Savely, Taylor McGahan, and Amber McGlasson for the countless hours spent preparing for the carnival, setting up and working non-stop throughout the event. Many thanks for such an awesome carnival!

It’s time once again for cinnamon rolls! The rolls will be available for two weeks only (November 8th – 12th or 15th – 18th) at Nikiski North Star from the Third Grade Bakers. Cinnamon roll orders will be on a first come, first serve basis. Order forms are available from any third grader or in the school office. The cost is $2.00 each or $20.00 dozen. Please call the school office at 776-2600 if you need more information.

River City Academy

This past week many students and parents have had parent-teacher conferences, but at River City Academy they were student-led conferences. River City Academy’s student-led conferences are a twist on the classic parent-teacher conferences. Instead of just the parent and teacher interacting RCA includes the student. It is the student’s responsibility to present their work and progress, then help facilitate the conversation. RCA believes that it is important to include students in these conversations and listen to their perspective along with the parents and teachers. Thank you to all the students and parents who came out to conferences last week.

Have a student? Looking for a small performance-based school? If so, River City Academy might be the right fit for your student. Please call the office at 907-714-6400 for more information.


The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Curiosity–A desire to investigate and seek understanding of one’s world.

Are you planning on volunteering in the classroom or joining your class for a study trip? If so, please make sure that you have an approved background check as well as volunteer training completed prior to volunteering.

Students are allowed to enter the building at 8:35. The door is unlocked prior to that time for band students only. Please be thoughtful of the time when dropping off your child as there is no staff on duty for supervision.

Christmas Drive forms were sent home last week. If you need assistance with your Christmas gifts or meal, turn in a completed request form by November 16, 4:00 p.m. If you would like to provide items for a family in need, please turn in the donation side of the form as soon as possible. In addition to the donation form, you will be able to choose a paper ornament with a specific need closer to Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 5

7:40 am Advanced Band for those who play the Clarinet, Saxophone & Flute

8:25 am Beginning Band is for those who play the Clarinet, Saxophone & Flute

Tuesday, November 6

7:40 am Advanced Band for those who play the Trumpet & Percussion

8:25 am Beginning Band for those who play the Trumpet, Trombone & Percussion

4:00 pm APC Bios due for open parent seat B;

Wednesday, November 7

7:40 am Advanced Band for the whole band

8:25 am Beginning Band for the whole band

Thursday, November 8

7:40 am Advanced Band for the whole band

8:25 am Beginning Band for the whole band

Friday, November 9

No Band

9:15 am School wide assembly

Up Coming Events

November 12- APC meeting in the library at 4:15

November 13-PTA meeting 9:15 in the art room

November 16-Crazy Hair Day (Student Council sponsored Spirit Day); Christmas Drive request forms are due by 4:00

November 21-Early Release @ 2:10

November 22 & 23-Thanksgiving-NO SCHOOL


Volunteers are welcome any time at Kaleidoscope! Background checks and Volunteer Training are required for each school year to be an approved volunteer. Go to for the 2 links. Background checks may take up to 2 weeks to be processed. Volunteer Indemnification forms are to be completed 2 days before each study trip.


Basketball Schedule this week:

Monday, November 5 – Skyview Girls 8 vs. CIA at CIA – 3:00 pm

Monday, November 5 – Skyview Boys 8 vs. CIA at CIA – 4:30 pm

Thursday, November 8 – Skyview Girls 7 vs. Seward at Seward Middle – 3:00 pm

Thursday, November 8 – Skyview Boys 7 vs. Seward at Seward Middle – 4:30 pm

Thursday, November 8 – Skyview Boys B vs. Seward B at Seward Avtec Gym – 3:00 pm

Thursday, November 8 – Skyview Girls B vs. Seward B at Seward Avtec Gym – 4:30 pm

Friday, November 9 – Skyview Girls 8 vs. Homer at Homer Middle Main Gym – 4:00 pm

Friday, November 9 – Skyview Boys 8 vs. Homer at Homer Middle Main Gym – 5:30 pm

Friday, November 9 – Skyview Boys B vs. Homer B at Homer MPR Gym – 4:00 pm

Friday, November 9 – Skyview Girls B vs. Homer B at Homer MPR Gym – 5:30 pm

Saturday, November 10 – Skyview Boys 8 vs. Ninilchik at Skyview – 12:00 pm

Saturday, November 10 – Skyview Girls 8 vs. Aurora at Skyview – 1:15 pm

Saturday, November 10 – Skyview Boys 7 vs. Aurora at Skyview – 2:30 pm

Saturday, November 10 – Skyview Girls B vs. Aurora B at Skyview – 3:45 pm

The Skyview Angel Tree is located in the school commons. If you would like to help a Skyview Middle School student in need, please stop by to select a card from the tree. All items purchased need to be returned to the front office by Monday, December 3.

A Cross Country Ski meeting for students who are going out for skiing this year will be on Tuesday, November 13 in the Skyview library at 5:00 pm. At this meeting students will receive paperwork and discuss fees. Parents must attend with student.

Congratulations to Suzanne Goodwill for being chosen as the NEA Alaska Support Employee of the Year!

Congratulations to the October Students of the Month!

Marie Alexan, Jireh Aley, Gabriel Almeida, Alyssa Almeida, Mason Ayala, Spencer Beck, Emily Blakeslee, Samantha Boots, Ronnie Boze, Telotha Braden, Jacob Brinkerhoff, Mya Brown, Joseph Brown, Trista Burk, Alina Carrillo-Kompkoff, Mackenzie Carson, Suwannee Chapman, Angelina Chavarria, Cooper Collier, Sarah Coon, Ryleigh Cummings, Nels Dahl, Mila Davidson Iannuzzo, Jordan Davis, Trinity Donovan, Trenton Dooley-Gilliam, Raven Evins, Josephine Fadden, Ashlee Fann, Hunter Galleguillos, Gilbert Gchachu, Ariana Gonzalez, Paige Hammerle, Logan Hart, Heath Hart, Vincent Heath, Autumn Hemphill, Cody Henley, Andi Hiler, James Hindman, Katie Hinz, Aurora Jacobs, Benjamin Johnson, Karley Johnson, Ashley Kingrey, Willow Kitchens, Emma Knowles, Chelsea Ann Lawrence, Mercedes Leadens, Morgan Lemm, Corey Lewis, Amara Lewis, Blake Lewis, Axel Locke, Elissa Lyons, Salvatore MacMaster, Kaytlin McAnelly, Michael McConnell, Molly McMillan, Taylor McNeel, Sophia Micciche, Levi Mickelson, Augustus Miller, Sunny Miller, Mariah Mills, Jacoby Moore, Jorja Peppinger, Andrew Pieh, Mecenha Price, Cole Radeck, Hunter Richardson, Madison Richmond, Grace Richmond, Camren Roberts, Meg Roberts, Emilia Rodriguez, Athena Rossiter, Brandie Schwenk, Simon Secor, Kyla Shane, Josie Sheridan, Austin Sorhus, William Stang, Luke Sweat, Leigh Tacey II, Rylie Thompson, Spencer Thornton, Lee Tobin Leadens, Violet Truesdell, Riley Tucker, Caleb Tugan, Caylee Uribe Koivisto, Jenifer Webster, Xavier West, Hayden Wilkinson, Aidan Willets, Danika Winslow

Nikiski Middle/High

Tuesday, November 6

Middle School Basketball @ Nikiski vs. ABCS – 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 8

Volleyball State Tournament @ UAA

Middle School Basketball @ Nikiski vs. Kenai – 3:00 p.m.

Friday, November 9

Volleyball State Tournament @ UAA

High School Wrestling @ ACS Invite

Saturday, November 10

Volleyball State Tournament @ UAA

High School Wrestling @ ACS Invite

The ASVAB will be given on Wednesday, November 14. Those wishing to take this test can sign up with Ms. Lyke.

The Accuplacer will be given at the High School on November 20. Those interested in JumpStart classes at KPC should sign up for the Accuplacer with Ms. Lyke. Forms due by Nov. 13.

Congratulations to Garrett Ellis, the Kenai Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month!

The following students were named to the Honor Roll for the first quarter at Nikiski Middle/High School:

4.0 Honor Roll

12th grade – Bethany Carstens, Garrett Ellis, Eleni Powell, Hannah Young

11th grade – Madison Akers, Kaycee Bostic, Hamilton Cox, Tawnisha Freeman, America Jeffreys, Kaitlyn Johnson, Jordyn Stock, Joseph Yourkoski

10th grade – Rosalie Anderson, Brenden Boehme, Lillian Carstens, Christopher Druesedow, Courtney Ellis, Dylan Harris, Aspen Hooper, Koleman McCaughey, Trevor Mysing, Samuel Smith

9th grade – Aubree Day, Camry Ellis, Rory Gilmartin, Simon Grenier

8th grade – Brady Bostic, Serenity Freeman, Jessica Perry, Savanna Stock

7th grade – Ashlee Anderson, John Brinner, Maggie Grenier, Shelby McGahan, Emma Weeks

6th grade – Makenna Anthony, Everett Chamberlain, Kathleen Curtis, Leeloo Darwin, Avery Ellis, Ethan Ellis, Telan Fallon, James Hemphill, Kaydence Jeffreys, Lincoln Kimbell, Gavin Ley, Cameron Parrish, Kailey Stynsberg

3.5 Honor Roll

12th grade – Hannah Ashley, Abigail Bystedt, Kelsey Clark, Justin Cox, Jada Glaves, Kasandra Greene, Alie Minium, Samantha Perry, McKinsey Pitt, Zina Schwenke, Gabriel Smith, Shane Weathers, Emma Wik

11th grade – Flavie Antoniotti, Laurens Borggrewe, Angela Druesedow, Ethan Hack, Noah Litke, Bryan McCollum, Chase Olsen, Ana Stankovic, Matthew Weathers, Michael Weathers, Tika-Marie Zimmerman

10th grade – Siobhan Dempsey, Bailey Epperheimer, Sidney Epperheimer, Solomon Hemmings, Racheal Hoke, Renee’ Hoke, Emily Hufford, Alexander Johnson, James Lamping, Savannah Ley, Nicholas Mosqueda, Mika Olson, Gavin White, Cailin Yeager, Jaryn Zoda

9th grade – Levi Anderson, Trista Apted, Bobbi Barker, Kylee Bitterich, Elizabeth Brinner, Maddison Collinson, Kandice Cornett, Emily Durfee, Hannah Ellis, Rylee Ellis, Shylea Freeman, Hunter Greene, Patrick Henry, McKinlee Jeffreys, Calie Liebes, Alyssa Nunley, Ndea Rollins, Zachary Soby, Madalyn Stichal, Adrienne Stynsberg, Jaycee Tauriainen, Hana Tibbetts, Ariel VanZandt, Jade Williams

8th grade – Alexander Anderson, Lilly Anderson, Tre’len Anderson, Charles Chamberlain, Mariah Hernandez, Celina Martinez, Braeden Porter, Zalah Robert, Saydee Shackelford, Brynne Tedford

7th grade – Brooke Abel, Holley Benner, Nolan Boehme, Zoey Ellis, Keegan Hupp, Leora McCaughey, Sabrina McMilllen-Jenkins, Giaseena Nicks, Johnathan Ralston, Julia Smith, Katelyn Stichal, Cane Taylor, Avery White, Averi Wolf, Wynter Yeager

6th grade – Jackson Anding, Jaci Bettis, Sabre Christoffersen, Lynn Deveer, Noah Douglas, Athena Henry, Logan Nicks, Ashlynne Playle, Logan Price, Thayne Quiner, Emma Rector, Nevaeh Scott

3.0 Honor Roll

12th grade – Cody Handley, Jace Kornstad, Katelyn Moore, Jacob Smith, Shirika Thomas, Cheyanne Wall, Natanie Whitcomb

11th grade – Jakob Andreanoff, Samuel Berry, Martin Cox, Petie Deveer, Jordon Fleming, Kayle Johnson, Michael Mysing, Mason Payne, Elora Reichert, Aeneas Soby, Pedro Souza, Fahnamporn Suparote, Madelin Weeks

10th grade – Shelby Edgar, Braden Evoy, Austin Freeman, Harmony Harris, Katrina Isabell, Emma Lakin, Cooper Stock

9th grade – Jordyn Flynn, Griffin Gray, Ami Olson, Emiliana Osborne, Emily Parnell

8th grade – Jasmine Durfee, Emma Edgar, Naomi Ellis, Drew Handley, Ashlyn Harris, Adrienne Muir, Dwyght Mullins, Jasmine Smith

7th grade – Niles Broussard, Synder Calderon, Jed Davis, Luis Elias, Triztin Henry, Robert Isabell, Destiny Langston, Truit McCaughey, Jaxson Nunley, Abigail Rector, Timothy Shackelford, Jesse Slaughter, Danielle Thies, Diva Thies, David Weathers

6th grade – Alekzander Angleton, Ethan Boehme, Gavin Carmody, Cameron Cook, Alisia Elias, Olsen Gray, Dylan Hall, De’ahni Hemmings, Seth Hodsdon, Caleb Litke, Jonathan Loop, Kassidy Love, Kevin Love, Alexander Martinez, Belle Morris, Jessica Rumaner, Cecelia Strongheart, Jackson Wittmer


Dates To Remember:

11/06 – Soldotna Office: Gym time @ Kenai Rec Center 12-2pm

11/07 – Clam Gulch Beach Day Fun 11-1pm (more info below)

11/08 – Homer & Soldotna offices Art Show 3-4pm

11/ 08 & 11/09 – Seward Office : Mr. Parrett @ Office

11/09 – AVTEC Tour (more info below)

11/13 – Seward Picture Retakes – Seward Middle School Time TBD

11/14 – High School Eligibility Due

11/16 – Central Peninsula: School Pic Retakes @ Borough Bldg 3-5pm

11/19 – Seward Office: Gathering for “Tasty Fares From the World Around Us”. Time TBD Contact Julie for More Details or 224-9035

11/19 & 11/20 – Seward Office: Mr. Parrett @ Office

12/13 – Homer & Soldotna office Art Show 1-3pm (ornament craft stations and a dessert potluck @ the Soldotna office

12/14 – High School Eligibility Due

05/06 – Kenai Fjords Marine Science Explorer Tour – Please Contact Julie Lindquist for More Details or (907) 224-9035

NEW: Soldotna Office – Free Tutoring:

Connections is very excited to have Rebecca Weaver, Assistant Professor from the Kenai Peninsula College, at the Soldotna office every Thursday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm to tutor students and parents in math, physics, chemistry and science for free! She will start on November 1st. If you are a parent or a student that needs help in any of these areas, please stop by with your questions, books, and Rebecca will be here to assist you!

Central Peninsula Gym Time:

Central Peninsula families are invited to come to gym time every Tuesday from 12-2pm at the Kenai Rec Center. Connections have organized activities, games and also free time for students of all ages to participate. Other homeschool families are invited and encouraged to participate. Please note: all students must have an adult present. Come check it out!

Soldotna & Homer Offices: Thursday Art Show:

The Soldotna & Homer offices are celebrating student art, grades K-12, every month! Paintings, drawings, ceramics, photography, digital art, etc… all are welcome and encouraged!

Next month in November: Thankful theme! Thursday, Nov. 8th from 3-4pm

December: Winter theme! Thursday, Dec 13th from 1-3pm. Connections will also have ornament craft stations and a dessert potluck!

**Please note: any and all submissions are welcome regardless of theme**

Outdoor Club – Clam Gulch Beach Day:

Join the Connections Outdoor Club on a fun day exploring the beach at Clam Gulch from 11-1pm on Wednesday. Nov 7th. All ages are welcome. Warm up with a bonfire, enjoy a s’mores treat and try out one of the rented Fat Tire bikes, check out the tidal area, fly a kite, take photographs, and enjoy games and fun times with other homeschool families. Meet at the Clam Gulch beach parking lot at 11 am, and please dress for the weather. Contact advisor Mark Wackler at for directions and to RSVP.


All Connections High School Students are invited to attend a free guided tour, lunch included, of AVTEC in Seward on Friday, November 9th. AVTEC offers a variety of educational programs such as: Construction, Welding, Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Maritime Studies, Electronics, Culinary Arts and many other courses.

Lunch will be provided so please RSVP to Reubin Payne at or call the Connections office at 907-714-8880.

WHEN: Friday, November 9th @ 10:00am

WHERE: AVTEC – 519 4th Ave, in the auditorium on the 2nd floor

Redoubt Elementary

Picture retakes are Thursday, November 8th, AM only. They usually are finished before noon.

We are looking for parents who are interested in becoming PTA members. Members do not need to attend meetings, but being a member will enrich the experience of your child here at our school. If you would like to attend a meeting, our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 13th at 3:45.

Congratulations to our Summer Reading participants, these participants received a t-shirt, a Scholastic book fair coupon, and will be having a pizza party at a later date: Ezra Hayden, Korra Lepule, Gus Reimer, Peyton Barber, Brendan Frey, Kaitlyn Sisley, Aaron Glaves, Conner Morris, Addy Oberts, Isabella Morales, Morgan Buckbee, Cole Bryson, Journey Abbott, Noah Bossie, Lex Edwards, Carissa Hicks, Katara Lepule, Sienna Smith, Brayden Barber, Charlotte Wardas, Nathan Powell, Banyan Joachim, Logan Fidai, Sidalee Fidai, Micah Burton, Natalee Strouse, Kenneth Fine, Sariah Barrett, Koda Lepule, Katy Cox, Campbell Kincaid, Lydia Fidai, connor Gossman, Owen Buckbee, Caiden Hershberger, Emily O’Reagan, Emerson Kapp, Emma Glassmaker, Ella Butler, and Kenai Lepule.

As temperatures continue to drop please make sure your child dresses for the weather for outdoor recess.

Kenai Peninsula College

Kenai Peninsula College Council meeting scheduled

The College Council will hold their next meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 at KPC’s Kenai River Campus in Soldotna in Ward room 116.

The College Council is advisory in nature and members are recruited from all sectors of the Kenai Peninsula to provide input to KPC administration. The meeting is open to the public. For a copy of the agenda, contact the director’s assistant at 262-0318 or visit this link:

Soldotna High

Soldotna High School proudly presents Chicago, the High School Edition. This is based off the Broadway show, with minor alterations to make the show more community-friendly. Performances will be November 8th, 9th, and 10th at 6:00 pm. Tickets are sold for $12 at the door of the SoHi auditorium.

Soldotna High School will be hosting a College Goal Alaska FAFSA completion workshop for seniors and their parents on November 27th at 6pm in room 24. Bring your 2017 tax information. For more information, contact your school counselor.

The afterschool tutoring buses will start running on 8/28. There are 2 buses that leave at 4:15. You must be on the route list to ride the bus. See Ms. Wear in the library to find out more information and/or get on the bus list. You can also email her at or call 260-7036.

Soldotna Stars Letterman Jackets are available to order at Click on Varsity Jackets, find our school by State, select Soldotna High School, starting at $149 you can personalize it anyway you would like. Makes a great Christmas gift!

SoHi Pool Schedule

M,W,F Morning Lap 6:30am-7:30am

Sport Calendar –


There are two ways to order a transcript. Each way serves a different purpose.

If you need a transcript sent to a college or NCAA or a similar agency, then you will need to log on to order transcripts to be sent. The request is then forwarded to SoHi. After processing, it then goes through cyberspace… rather than the US mail… to get to its destination, which is much faster! ALL transcripts that are headed for NCAA, colleges, etc. have to be processed this way!

FINAL TRANSCRIPTS! A final transcript is one that shows your second semester grades… If you order your transcript when we are IN second semester, you will need to make sure you choose “next grading period” when you go on to Parchment… that way your transcript request will wait until the grades are in at the end of the year before it is sent.

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