Around the District

School board to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley Street in Soldotna (unless otherwise noted). For more information, call 907-714-8888 or visit kpbsd.k12.ak.us. The agenda and packet items are posted on Wednesday afternoon prior to the date of the Board meeting. Persons with disabilities who need accommodations to participate at the School Board meetings should contact Debbie Tressler at 907-714-8836 or email dtressler@kpbsd.k12.ak.us no later than three business days before the meeting date. The board will meet:

■ Nov. 3;

■ Dec. 1;

■ Jan. 12;

■ Feb. 2;

■ March 2;

■ April 6;

■ May 4 (at Seward High School);

■ June 1;

■ June 2 (Board planning session).

Holidays and vacation days scheduled

■ Oct. 30-31 — Parent-teacher conferences, no school for students;

■ Nov. 27-28 — Thanksgiving;

■ Dec. 19 — End of second quarter, no school for students;

■ Dec. 22-Jan. 2 — Winter vacation;

■ Jan. 19 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day;

■ Feb. 5-6 — Parent-teacher conferences, no school for students;

■ March 6 — End of third quarter, no school for students;

■ March 9-13 — Spring Break;

■ April 3 — Good Friday;

■ May 20 — Last day of school.

Early release dates for KPBSD schools

Six times throughout the academic year, schools will meet the minimum day so that teachers may have approximately 90 minutes of additional time to work on improvement strategies. On these early release dates, schools will end 90 minutes earlier. Bus transportation will be adjusted by 90 minutes. Upcoming early release dates are:

■ Oct. 29;

■ Nov. 26;

■ Feb. 4;

■ March 27;

■ May 1.

Career and tech training offered

KPBSD Career and Tech Department is offering free after school academies to train students in the welding, construction and medical field. Listed below are our upcoming academies.

Nikiski High School will be offering a welding academy beginning Jan. 6, running every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Students will be learning Oxy-Acetylene Cutting, torch safety and set up, cutting torch free hand, interpret welding symbols and much more. In January we will be offering a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) class that is limited to juniors and seniors only. This class will take place at the Workforce Development Center. Students will learn how to physically care for people. Students who are close to the age of 18 by May 2014 will receive a State Certificate after passing the exam. The class is limited to 12 students. Textbooks will be provided, however they are available to purchase for $35 if a student chooses to keep their book. There will be a mandatory meeting (dates and times to be announced). During this meeting class times will be set depending on student and instructor’s schedule.

Any high school student is able to participate in any of our academies. If a student successfully completes the 60 hour academy they will receive a half practical art credit. To sign up students can see their counselor, call Debbie Pearson at 283-2145 or go to MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from “onestop.kpbsd.k12.ak.us” claiming to be onestop.kpbsd.k12.Alaskaus/ Funding for the Alaska Construction Academies comes from a grant from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development and The Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development.

STEAM Ahead at Challenger

The Challenger Learning Center is now accepting registration for the upcoming sessions. STEAM Ahead for up to a semester of science for grades K-8th. First session begins Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. Challenger is an approved direct pay vendor for IDEA and Connections. For more information: akchallenger.org, 907-283-2000, or summer.lazenby@akchallenger.org.

Free training for highschool students

KPBSD Career and Tech Department is offering free after school academies to train students in the welding, construction and medical field. Listed below are our upcoming academies.

Nikiski High School will be offering a welding academy beginning January 6, running every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-4:30 p.m.. Students will be learning Oxy-Acetylene Cutting, torch safety and set up, cutting torch free hand, interpret welding symbols and much more. In January we will be offering a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) class that is limited to juniors and seniors only. This class will take place at the Workforce Development Center. Students will learn how to physically care for people. Students who are close to the age of 18 by May 2012 will receive a State Certificate after passing the exam. The class is limited to 12 students. Textbooks will be provided, however they are available to purchase for $35 if a student chooses to keep their book. There will be a mandatory meeting (dates and times to be announced). During this meeting class times will be set depending on student and instructor’s schedule.

Any high school student is able to participate in any of our academies. If a student successfully completes the 60-hour academy they will receive a ½ practical art credit. To sign up students can see their counselor, call Debbie Pearson at 283-2145 or go to MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from “onestop.kpbsd.k12.ak.us” claiming to be http://onestop.kpbsd.k12.Alaskaus/. Funding for the Alaska Construction Academies comes from a grant from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development and The Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development.

Connections Program

DATES TO REMEMBER:

■ 11/06 – Math Tutoring @ the Soldotna Office Thursdays – 2:30-4:00pm

■ 11/06 – Picture Retakes – Homer 1:00pm – 3:00pm @ Paul Banks Elem. Gym

■ 11/07 – Free Fly Tying Workshops @ Soldotna Office Fridays – 2:00-3:30pm

■ 11/13 – High School Eligibility Due

■ 11/13 – Pictures Retakes – Soldotna 3:00 – 5:00pm @ Borough Building Assembly Room

■ 12/16 – 1st Semester Grade Reports Due

Battle of the Books:

Connections is currently seeking any students that might be interested in participating in Battle of the Books. Battle of the Books is a fun and meaningful way to nurture a student’s love of reading, improve reading comprehension, and have a blast in the process! Please contact Mark Wackler (mwackler@kpbsd.k12.ak.us 714-8880) for more details, or to sign up and join in the fun! Math Tutoring Every Thursday Soldotna Office:

The Soldotna Connections office is offering free math help for all students and parents. Our highly qualified math team will have textbooks, manipulatives, and direct instruction to help you understand difficult math concepts. If you are a Homeschool student or parent that would like a little extra help in math every now and then, please join the Connections staff at the Soldotna Connections office every Thursday from 2:30-4:00. Free Fly Tying Workshops – Soldotna Office: Please come and join the Connections staff and local fly tying experts every Friday from 2:00-3:30 PM for our fly tying workshop. We welcome all ages and any homeschool student from any program. These workshops are designed for beginners to intermediate fly tying students. And we will provide the fly tying materials and instructions. Please come join us and share your fishing stories, network with other home school families and leave with a new skill.

T200 Drawing Contest: The 30th T200 Sled Dog Race will start on February 7, 2015 at mile 112 on the Sterling Highway. Each year, we invite every student, Grades 1-6, to create a drawing for our T200 Drawing Contest. The winning entry will be the cover of our 30th T200 race program. Additionally, there will be prizes of art supplies, pizza parties and gift certificates for our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. (Lots of goodies— Get your students drawing!) Please see the flyer for more information, guidelines/rules, or you can contact Chris Donich 235-3848.

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science

Clarion News November 3, 2014

■ Monday, November 3: 4:00 p.m. APC work session, 6:00 p.m.-Families New to Kaleidoscope Informational Meeting. This is for parents that are new to KSAS, have a child on our wait list, or are interested in the school and have not yet attended a meeting. You only have to attend a meeting once.

■ Tuesday, November 4: 4:00 p.m. Family Fun Night planning meeting

■ Wednesday, November 5: 8:35 a.m.-PTA Meeting in the library: 1:45 p.m.-Kindergarten are walking to the creek with Mr. Dan.

■ Friday, November 7: Christmas Drive packets will be sent home with all students. If you need assistance this holiday season or if you would like to make a donation to the Drive, please watch for the forms and return them to Mrs. Dahlman or Linda in the office by November 21. Reminders: The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is curiosity: A desire to investigate and seek understanding of one’s world. Please call the office by 2:30 if you need to make a change to your child’s after school plan (283-0804). If your child will be absent from school or arriving late, please call by 10:30 a.m. Otherwise, the office will call to confirm your child’s absence from school to keep attendance records accurate.

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary

We will be holding our local school Elks Club Hoop Shoot on Wednesday, November 5th. Girls and Boys ages 8-13 may participate. A permission slip must be signed and handed in in order to participate. It will be from 2:45-4:15pm. Parent volunteers needed. Winners will be eligible to participate in the local Elks Hoop Shoot on November 8 at Soldotna Prep at 9am.

Mrs. Renken’s class has been using Kagan Structures in many of our lessons. One of our favorites is called “Rally Coach”, where students of mixed abilities get to work with a partner in practicing a skill. Students said what they like best about it is: you get to help others; working with different partners is fun; it’s a way to connect with the group; when you work with someone new, you can make a new friend. Mr. Daniels’s class would like to thank Veronica Padula, a Marine Scientist, for coming in and presenting information on Marine Debris in our oceans. The students were very interested in the topic and are planning the creation of a public information video series to inform people of the problem in our oceans. The annual Veteran’s Day Assembly will be held on November 10 at 8am in the K-Beach gym.

Kenai Middle School

A heartfelt thank you to all KMS parents and students who attended conferences on Thursday and Friday. We understand how hectic life can be and we appreciate you taking the time to visit with us about your student and their time spent with us at school.

Congratulations to our Character Winners this week- Jackson DuPerron and Violet Lindsley! Please be mindful of your student’s attendance. Any student without a written excuse or a phone call from a parent, will be asked to call home or bring a note from home the following day and will be considered unexcused until doing so. It is imperative to the success of your student that they be in class each day and arrive on time. Boys A team basketball will practice 2:30- 4:00 this week and the Girls A team will practice from 4:00-5:30. Girls will stay at school for study hall until practice begins.

Girls B team will take bus to the Rec Center for practice from 2:30- 4:00 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The Boys B team will do the same on Tuesday and Thursday. Congratulations to our Leadership class for their super successful SOCKTOBER Event! Under their direction, the students of KMS brought in over 1700 new and gently used socks, hats, and gloves to be distributed through the KPBSD as well as other organizations in our community! What an AWESOME way to pay it forward by all of you! There are Basketball games on Friday at Skyview beginning at 3:00. Be sure to head over to support your fellow students! Go Kossacks! We would like to ask everyone to be very careful when dropping off and picking up students. As the days get darker it is harder to see students as they cross the drop-off lanes. Also, be sure to keep a cars width between the two lanes so others not needing to wait can carefully pass through.

Mountain View Elementary

The annual Mountain View Carnival will be on Friday, November 7 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM and is open to the public. All funds earned will go towards student field trips or student activities, such as artists in schools, for all students. Proceeds may also be used for grade level equipment and supplies. There will be lots of food, games & prizes. Tickets are .25 each and most games cost 2-4 tickets to play. Parents are asked to sign up to help run a booth or to donate a cake or cookies for the cake walk and/or a prize for the prize walk. Parents need to have a background check through the school district to volunteer. Please call the office at 283-8600 if you need help with this process.

The 4th & 5th grade choir will be having a concert on Thursday, November 13th at 6:00 PM in the Mountain View gym. Students need to bring warm clothing for recess each day. Students will be going outside unless it is colder than 10 below zero.

Nikiski North Star Elementary

The NNS site council is looking for a parent representative. Being a parent rep is a great way to stay involved with the decision making at our school. If you are interested, please call the school office at 776-2600.

There will be a math night for parents on Wednesday, November 5th from 4:45 until 5:45 pm. Items that will be covered are an introduction to the Alaska Math Standards, a sample lesson from 1st grade, 5th grade and Intervention, digital resources and a short introduction to PowerSchool for parents. Many, many thanks go out to the PTA, volunteers, and all contributors for a successful and fun Fall carnival! Once again the community came out to enjoy a safe and family friendly event. Also, thank you to Travis Moore for a superb job running our book fair in the library. We couldn’t do it without you!

Last week our classes attended performances at Triumvirate Theater. Everyone had a wonderful time and we would like to extend our thanks to Joe Rizzo and his students for making this event possible for our classes at NNS. Another reminder to please send winter gear to school with your child. KPBSD policy states there will be outside recess unless the temperature dips below -10 degrees.

Nikiski Middle/High School

Monday November 3: HS Cross Country Skiing Begins, MS Basketball vs. ACS @ 3:00PM- Tuesday November 4: Graduation Parent Meeting 6:30pm in the Library- Thursday November 6th: Volleyball Regions At Grace Christian School, PTSA -6:00 meeting in Library- Friday November 7th: Wrestling @ Dillingham, Volleyball Regions At Grace Christian School, MS Basketball vs Homer at 3:00pm- Saturday November 8th: Wrestling @ Dillingham, Volleyball Regions At Grace Christian School – Tuesday November 11th: MS BB at Kenai at 3:00, Site Council at 4:00pm

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

4.0 Honor Roll: 12th grade – Sadie Averill, Calvin Carpenter, Benjamin Carstens, Marilynn Davis, Jenna Hansen, Bryce Jensen, Isaiah Metcalf, Jasmine Monroe, Erin O’Brien, Katelyn Sexton, Rachel Thompson, 11th grade – Nathan Carstens, Aubrey Coreson, Evangeline Cox, Luke Johnson, Billemir Medetov, Haley Wik, 10th grade – Brandon Hanifen, Avery Kornstad, Savannah Rizzo, Tirzah Young, 9th grade – Verity Feltman, Rylee Jackson, Delaney Jensen, Sarah Nash, Melanie Sexton, Gavin Wallis, Jamie Yerkes, 8th grade – Bethany Carstens, Shaeanne Dohse, Garrett Ellis, McKenna Leighton, Carlee Rizzo, Hannah Young, 7th grade – Jakobee Anderson, Kaycee Bostic, Martin Cox, Angela Druesedow, America Jeffreys, Kaitlyn Johnson, Jordyn Stock, Joseph Yourkoski, Tika-Marie Zimmerman, 6th grade – Rosalie Anderson, Brenden Boehme, Emilee Braun, Audrey Johnson, Savannah Ley

3.5 Honor Roll: 12th grade – Katie Boerem, Nicasio Castro IV, Brendon Colton, Erin Cox, Michaela Dean-Apted, Garratt Dohse, Jade Elsey, Augustus Gaetke, Max Handley, Laura Hufford, Dylan Jackson, Chena Litzen, Tiffany Lopez, Nicholas Olsen, Katrina Panzel, Jared Parnell, Christian Riddall, Jayton Rizzo, Melissa Roza, Mira Solmonson, Allyson Vincent, 11th grade – Dennis Anderson, Chloe Braun, Zykiah Cooney, Corin Cooper, Marguerite Cox, Sarah England, Richard Lynch, Lauren O’Brien, Destiny Owens, Karon Pagcu, Javon Pamplin, Hallie Riddall, Gracie Satterwhite, Jeanelee Stock, Samuel Tauriainen, Lorilee Whitcomb, Maya Yamaguchi, 10th grade – Paige Brame, Molly Cason, Crystal Epperheimer, Emily Hensley, Laila Isaac, Matthew Minium, Delaina Mullins, Andrew Pennison, Lochlan Quiner, Jakob Schmidt Jr., Anders Solmonson, Mark Weathers, 9th grade – Luck Broussard, Ian Johnson, Angel Kluge, Tyler Litke, Aaron McCollum, Claire Merrill, Marah Meyers, Elizabeth Oliva, Hailey Peterson, Rykker Riddall, Myranda Rockett, Alysa Smith, Donovan Smith, Jack Sullenger, Ashlee Tiner, Emilee Tiner, 8th grade – Kelsey Clark, Justin Cox, Ian Davis, Thomas Halliday, Justin Harris, Jace Kornstad, Dustin Mullins, Angela Nunley, Samantha Perry, McKinsey Pitt, Ashana Poage, Zina Schwenke, Gabriel Smith, Shirika Thomas, Shane Weathers, Emma Wik, 7th grade – Samuel Berry, Erika Bollig, Tylor Brown, Hamilton Cox, Hunter Fraley, Noah Litke, Vanessa Lopez, Titus Riddall, Mariah Samson, 6th grade – Kalei Biamonte, Faith Burleson, Christopher Druesedow, Aspen Hooper, Emily Hufford, Alexander Johnson, James Lamping, Mika Olson, Irisa Pitt, Samuel Smith, Gavin White, Megan Wolverton, Cailin Yeager

3.0 Honor Roll: 12th grade – Gregory Brown, Morgan Carmody, Tylor Handley, William Olsen, 11th grade – George Brown, Christopher Carr, Mikaila Colton, Thomas Cox, Christina Gonion, Hunter Holloway, Tyler Jagd, Dylan O’Reagan-Broussard, Kazuya Okamoto, Ryder Payment, Brittany Perry, Susan Sylvester, Autumn Walters, 10th grade – Benelli Bystedt, Maizie Carpenter, Tyler Foultner, Kaitlyn Hoeldt, Dakota Hupp, Curtis Larson, Isabelle Lopez, Michale Meyers, Patrick Perry, Ayla Pitt, Lauren Ryan, Skyler Smith, 9th grade – Carissa Beckley, Cameron Bruce, Larry Cutsforth, Deidra Lamping, 8th grade – Levi Carlton, Trenton Coble, Kasandra Greene, Connor McAleenan, Katelyn Moore, Dylan O’Brien, Natanie Whitcomb, 7th grade – Madison Akers, Petie Deveer, Tawnisha Freeman, Ethan Hack, Destiny Martin, Bryan McCollum, Steven Patrick Jr, Aura Petrick, Cecily Quiner, Katerina Sinenko, Madelin Weeks, Chirsten Williams, Brayde Wolfe, 6th grade – Emilio Alex, Christian Chikoyak, Brady Evoy, Millie Fisher, Elizabeth Leavitt, Kyle Malston, Koleman McCaughey, Kayla Miller, Trevor Mysing, Boden Quiner, Trey Sanguinetti, Eric Sickel, Cooper Stock, Michelle Stormer, Joseph Sylvester, Kasandra Zaukar

Seward Elementary

Once again it is time for our monthly PTA meeting, Tuesday October 28th at the high school, starting at 6:30. The agenda will follow. If you have something you would like to add please send a note. See you there. The fall three school garage sale is scheduled for November 8th from 9 AM till 2 PM at the high school cafeteria. Drop off of your really cool stuff to sell is from 2 till 6 PM on Friday the 7th. Drop off is at the loading dock in back of the cafeteria. We could always use help at this event so call call Al at 491-1095 if you can spare a few hours. Thanks and see you there.

Seward High School

Seward PTA Membership Meeting -6:30pm December 9th Seward High Library.

Skyview Middle

Information on class and sports fees: Parents and students please check on Power School to see if there are any outstanding fees. Students may also ask their elective teacher or come to the office to check on their fees. For those students participating in competitive basketball the participation fee is $30 and this fee was due Friday. If you do have outstanding fees all or part of the sports fee will be applied to the outstanding fee first. Any questions, please call Mrs. Kircher at 260-2500.

Sports Schedule this week: Friday, November 7 – Kenai vs. 8th grade Skyview A @ Skyview – 3:00 pm, Saturday, November 8 – Seward vs. 7th grade Skyview A @ Skyview – Noon, Saturday, November 8 – Girls Seward B vs. Skyview B @ Skyview – 9:00 am, Saturday, November 8 – Boys Seward B vs. Skyview B @ Skyview – 10:30 am- Winter is fast approaching! Please encourage students to dress for colder temperatures.

Soldotna Elementary

Cold weather has arrived, and it’s not going to get warmer very soon. Please remember the winter gear for these little ones who will be going outside for recess until it reaches -10 degrees. They need their winter coats, snow pants, gloves, hats, and boots every day for school. Please make sure they bring all their gear with them each day! Parent Pack meets tonight, Monday, November 3rd at 3:45 p.m. in the library. Childcare is provided for you.SUPER HERO DAY is coming to Soldotna Elementary on Friday, November 21st. Dig around and find those masks, capes, and tights and outfit those Super Kids! You have more than 3 weeks to prepare, but no super hero needs that much time. Note from Nurse Tammy: Tuberculin Skin Testing is scheduled for Monday, November 10th through Wed., November 12th. Alaska Statute and Regulations (7AAC27.213) requires that students in Kindergarten and those new to the District have a tuberculin screening test. Any questions, please see Nurse Tammy.

The Book Fair was a wonderful success! The students were able to walk through and make their wish lists for Mom and Dad. It is a very exciting time at SOEL because all of us love books. We are delighted to welcome our Artist in Residence, Eddie Wood. Eddie will be working on drumming and storytelling with our students on November 3rd and 4th. Please stop by and welcome him. Fun Fest is an event that our students get excited about. Many fun activities will be available for them on Friday, November 21st after school. More information will follow. Site Council meeting in the Library on Tuesday, November 11th, at 3:45. Everyone is welcome. Note: The Site Council is in need of a new parent representative. If you are interested, please contact the office.

Congratulations to Peter Perez-Bailon, the winner of last week’s box top drawing. A drawing is held each Friday, and the winner receives a fruit bar. Box Tops must have a name on the back and be placed in the Box Top can at the front office. Thanks to Mrs. Kvamme’s 6th graders who are manning the School Store again this year. The store is open on Wednesday mornings before school so students may purchase pencils, pens, folders, pencil holders, etc. Thank you 6th graders for your diligence. Calling All Parents: The Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Team needs a parent communicator to join the PBIS think tank team: This volunteer’s duties would include representing parents at team meetings two Mondays per month at 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., and to inform our parent community of PBIS planning, activities, events, etc. If interested, please contact Mrs. Elizabeth Kvamme at: eedwards@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or at 260-5100. We look forward to adding a parent to our team soon! Thank you.

How about Christmas gifts that allow your friends and family to save money? Our fundraiser this year is the sale of savings cards which allow the recipients to save $$ on their local purchases. The discounts include oil changes, flowers, dining out, bowling, etc. The restaurants where discounts apply are: Odie’s, Jersey Subs, Acapulco, Big Daddy Pizza, Burger Bus, Froso’s, P.J.’s Diner, Don Jose’s, and the King Salmon. With busy schedules, dining out can be such a convenience so come in and purchase some cards for just $20 each. Like us on Facebook: Soldotna Elementary and the Parents Pack.

Soldotna High

The National Honor Society is hosting the blood drive on Tues, the 4th. They are requesting that you “throw” your arms into the mix and be willing to donate blood also. Please contact Rene Merkes by Friday if you are willing to donate blood and indicate the time that would work for you. This is greatly appreciated and the kids and community appreciate your support. The Soldotna High Art Club will be exhibiting artwork at the Kenai Fine Arts Center (Gallery Too) in Old Town Kenai throughout the month of November. There will be a First Thursday opening reception on November 6th. Please contact the KFAC for hours of operation.

Wednesday, 10/22/14 SOHI competed in the 6th Bi-annual Speed & Strength Training (SST) Competition. Student athletes competed in the 40 yard dash, I test (shuttle run), vertical jump, standing long jump and the brutal competition we call Fight Gone Bad which is a 10 minute workout completing as many sprints and air squats as possible. John Boone 9-10 FGB, Abby Kruse 9-10 vert, Alex Ashe 11-12 40, Lindsey Wong 11-12 Vertical, Torri Hensley FGB, Many previous records fell, these student athletes are amazing young men and women. Eric Pomerleau—Soldotna. Soldotna High School is collecting gently used formal dresses, shoes, and accessories for 2015 Cinderella’s Closet. This is a program which helps all area high school ladies with prom attire for free. Please email mbos@kpbsd.k12.ak.us for more info. All donations can be dropped off to the front office 8am-2pm. Seniors must order their caps/gowns ASAP. Information is available at the front office.

Senior pics are due December 1. Digital formatting preferred. Billfold Size. 300 dpi. (*.jpg ) File Format. Email to : lthomas@kpbsd.k12.ak.us. We are collecting pictures to get a jump start for graduation. For the senior video, we are looking for school activities (sports, academics, etc.). We also need baby pictures/senior pictures for the slide show. The best format is to scan them and send to dgordon@kpbsd.k12.ak.us. The Media Center is open until 5pm Monday-Friday. There are buses at 4:15 for those students working in the Media Center. If your student were to stay after school and would need a bus home at 4:15 please contact Tamra Wear at 260.7036 or twear@kpbsd.k12.ak.us to give her the bus drop off location for your student. ATOSS tutoring will start in the Library on August 25th and run until May 4th from 2:30-3:30pm

Pool Schedule: Am lap swim 5:30-7:30am Mon – Friday, Pm lap swim 6-7 Mon., Wed. and Fri., Pm Open swim 7-8:45 Mon, Wed and Friday. Sport Calendar – http://www.arbiterlive.com/Teams?entityId=21192. SoHi will be locking the Parking lot entrance Door during the following hours: 7:40 am to 11:55 pm, 12:30 pm to 2:15 pm. Also note that during school hours the only open door will be the Front Entrance Commons/Flag Pole doors. The above is to improve our overall school security. 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: www.parchment.com 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.

IDEA Homeschool Program

The school year is in full swing here at IDEA! There are several fun activities to participate in! We enjoy spending time with IDEA families at all our events! We are so glad to be a part of your homeschool journey! Here are a few events that we have planned coming up:

■ November 3rd-7th – In-Service: The office will be open, but the contact teachers and field rep will be in Anchorage for a week of in-service. They will be learning how to even better serve families at IDEA.- November 3rd-6th – Scholastic Book Fair!: Come browse all your favorite selections of books at the IDEA office. The book fair will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Your allotment can be used to purchase books if they follow your child’s ILP. Come take a look at the fabulous selection.- November 4th – School Pictures: Call Omie at the IDEA office -260-7555. You can also email Omie at omie.murdoch@ideafamilies.org or stop by the office to make an appointment. They are scheduled between 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. There are several packages to choose from, including holiday cards.-

November 7th – PAC lead field trip to the Nikiski Pool. PAC led field trip to the Nikiski Pool on November 7th. There will be open swim and the water slide will be available. Time: 1-3 P.M. Cost: $4 for swim $7 for swim and slide. Please visit our website www.ideafamilies.org for more information on this fun event.- November 14th – Homer Activities: 9:00 a.m. – City Clerk’s office (upstairs). Work Keys test for those high school juniors and seniors that have signed up with IDEA. 1:00 p.m. – City Clerks Chamber (downstairs). Presentation Day-Come play or sing us a song, show us some martial arts, read us a story, bake us some cookies, show us a project/experiment, or whatever else you can do to show us what you’ve learned! This is a great time to demonstrate your samples for your classes.- November 14 Work Samples Due. Please bring in work samples for each subject on your child’s ILP no later than the 14th. Work samples may be turned in earlier too. November 27th & 28th Office Closed-Happy Thanksgiving!!

River City Academy

For the week of Nov. 3rd: Our newest round of electives are well underway. Model United Nations will begin the preliminary work to field a UN team for competition in Anchorage in the spring. Modeling in Minecraft is a student designed and student taught course that hits numerous standards in team building, problem solving and technology through using Minecraft as a modeling device. Ceramics has also been a popular choice and meets personal expression standards in PECC. Students looking for something more active have chosen to join Flag Football, which is also a student-designed class, and will meet standards in team building and healthy lifestyles. A handful of students have opted (or been required) to take an ELA (English/Language Arts) Intensive, which will help them increase their progress in their ELA levels. RCA will be hosting another Kids Night (Parents Night Out) on Friday, November 7th from 6:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. This will be an excellent opportunity for parents to drop off their kids at River City Academy and enjoy an evening out. The cost is $10 per child plus $5 for each sibling. RCA students and staff will provide dinner and activities. There will be separate rooms for children based on age, birth to teen. Please give us a call if you have any questions, 714-8945.

If you were not able to attend conferences last week and you would like to meet about your student’s progress, please feel free to contact the school and we will schedule a time to meet with the staff. You may also contact the teachers directly with specific questions.

Soldotna Prep

Make sure you check the school blog daily for important information. http://soldotnaprep.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/.One-Act play festival November 6-8, 2014, 7 p.m. Soldotna High School auditorium; tickets at at the door $10. Soldotna Prep School Honor Roll First quarter 2015: 4.00 GPA: Ethan Bott, Derek Evans, Gavin Goggia, Andrew Gross, William Gross, Alice Han, Selby Hill, Ashley Jones, Kallie Kenner, Madeline Kindred, Melia Miller, Tehya Naylor, Emily Pieh, John-Mark Pothast, Cody Quelland, Michael Reutov, Delaney Risley, Jode Sparks, Caleb Spence: 3.99 – 3.50 GPA

Anna Aley , Kellie Arthur, Charis Curry, JuliAnn DiLucchio, Erin Dobbs, Nicholas Edwards, Elijah Elsey, Austen Eriksson, Kiernan Escott, Megan Fenton, Korie Gilmore, Grace Graham, Jenna Hansen, Kealey Hendricks, Sonya Houser, Jaela Hubbard, Delaney Johnson, Cameron Knowlton, Kamala Martin, Mathphia McEntire, Kamry Meyer, Charles Meyer, Calvin Mitzel, Cole Nelson, Hannah Noyes, Portia Padilla, Nathaniel Patat, Andrea Rodriguez, Joseph Rybak, William Selden, Eli Sheridan, Samuel Snow, Ella Stenga, Mikala Swedberg, Kevin Tautfest, Autumn Waggoner, Hannah Wells, Hailey Wilkinson: 3.49 – 3.00 GPA

Sarah Baktuit, Trayton Bird, Helen Bismark, Emily Books, Ashlyn Branning,Tovia Bremond-Hilton, Caroline Cho, Dominique Conner, Brandon Crowder, Jessica Davis, Cora Davis, Noah Deutsch, Jay Frost, Brenner Furlong, Patrick Gross, John Holland, Marianna Jakits, Blake, Jones, Javan King, Elizabeth Lisenby, Anthony Long, Myra Love, Jake Marcuson, Sarah McConnell, Savannah McDonald,Tyler McDonald, Samuel McElroy, Michael Moore, Chloe Newby, Emily Noblin, Josep Pons-Vives, Sierra Reid, Ricci Sackett, Stormy Shields, Taylor Speakman Vanessa Steiner, Braden Stigall, Alaina Swensen, Hunter Thompson, Luke Trammell, Koby Vinson, Benjamin Wilson, Whitney Wortham, Denali Wurst

Wings Christian Academy

During the past week at Wings, Ethan Newbern, Tyler Ophus, and Matthew Newbern won the Quiz’em competition on October 22. They were able to remember the most the fastest from previous Chapel services. Later, on October 23, the 17 Honor Roll students had the opportunity to participate in the Hay Tunnel at Solid Rock Bible Camp. Although it was a bit chilly, everyone seemed to have a great time and are looking forward to next quarter. This week at Wings, students participated in the Parent Night program for the 1st quarter of school on Tuesday, October 28. During this program, students from both the younger and older choir groups performed three specials each. Students also received their certificates and awards for programs from the past quarter, including the Readmaster and Triathlon programs. Wings Christian Academy would like to thank everyone who helped make that night a success and for everyone who came and supported the students’ hard work. Also this week, Vanessa Uei and Ethan Berga won the Cleanest Desk of the Week awards. Good job!

Next week at Wings, Immanuel Baptist Church will be hosting their annual Mission Conference. This means the students will be participating in two Chapel services, one on Wednesday and the other on Thursday. Students will be learning about a few different mission fields and get to meet some of the missionaries that serve there. Hot lunch will also be served on those two days. In other news, the volleyball team has a home game on Friday, November 7 against the WHCS Archers. Although they did not win the last match against the Archers, the Wings Eagles have been practicing hard and are planning to win their games on Friday. Results will be posted the following Monday.

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