Around the District

School board to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 6 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:

■ May 2 (Seward High School);

■ June 6;

■ June 7 (Planning Session);

■ Kenai Historical Society to award Scholarship

Scholarships for students

Kenai Historical Society will award a $1,000 scholarship to a 2016 graduating Senior in the KCHS attendance area,including home schooled students. The funding for the scholarship is a bequest from a member who was especially interested in education as well as the History of Kenai. Requirements for the scholarship include enrollment in an accredited post-secondary industrial, technical or academic program for 2016-17, community service activities, evidence of leadership and maturity, and an essay about how living in Kenai influenced future goals. An interview will also be conducted. More information and the application form are available at the KPBSD website. Click the Onestop logo at the top of the page and scroll to Kenai Historical Society Scholarship. The deadline for applications is April 15.

Connections Home School Program

If families haven’t reenrolled their student for next year please call the Connections office for an appointment:

– Homer: 226-1880

– Seward: 224-9080

– Soldotna: 714-8880

■ April 12 – Kenai Rec Center Gym Time

■ April 4 to May 13 – EdPerformance Assessments for Grades fifth through eighth (For further information concerning Connections testing, please contact an advisor)

■ April 13 – Homer Rock Climbing at the Bay Club at 1:30 p.m. Contact Jake Parrett (jparrett@kpbsd.org ) for more inforamation

■ April 15 – Homer Rock Climbing at the Bay Club at 3:30-5 p.m. Contact Jake Parrett (jparrett@kpbsd.org ) for more information

■ April 12 – KPBSD Child Find Screening, Homer Area (more info below)

■ April 14 – Soldotna Office: Eighth Grade Orientation (more info below)

■ April 14-04/15 – Peterson Bay Field Trip

■ April 15 – High School Eligibility Due

■ April 19 – Connections Talent and Art Show from 5-6:30 p.m. at Soldotna High school

■ April 25-26 – Safe Sitter Course (more info below)

■ April 29 – Last day to submit reimbursements

■ May 3 – Kenai Fjords Trip in Seward

■ May 4 – Soldotna office: Kindergarten Orientation and end of Year BBQ from 2:30-4 p.m.

■ May 5 – Middle School Math Meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Homer Middle School (more information below)

■ May 11 – Salmon Celebration – Save The Date!

Community Service Opportunity for Jr’s & Sr’s:

Alaska Fish and Game is looking for Homeschool Juniors and Seniors interested in volunteering at this year’s Salmon Celebration at Johnson Lake May 11 For more information, please contact Jenny Cope with Alaska Fish and Game at 907-262-9368 or Reubin Payne with Connections Home School at 907-714-8880.

– Soldotna office eighth grade orientation:

Eighth Grade Students and parents are invited to the “Class of 2020” Orientation will take place April 14 from 10 a.m. to noon or April 14 from 1-3 p.m. Families are about to embark on a journey into the wonderful world of high school. Believe it or not, the next four years will fly by. Please use the Doodle link (yes, that’s a real thing) to let Connections know if families are interested and what time works best (or families can choose both if either works); doodle.com/poll/23c2daiz97r58rxq. Topics will include: High school requirements/4 year planner, Interest Inventory- Connections will try to shed some light on where a student may be heading after high school and Setting up a Personal Learning and Career Plan. Whether or not a family is planning on homeschooling next year Connections encourage families to join them! If families have any questions, please contact Wendi Dutcher wdutcher@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or 907-714-8880.

Interior Distance Education of Alaska

IDEA Homeschool is now enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year! Check out the website atideafamilies.org. Click enroll now. Families are always welcome to come visit the staff at the office in the Red Diamond Center. Come check out the library, Resource Room, used curriculum, and speak with a certified teacher. IDEA staff is here to serve families in their homeschooling journey.

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary

The K-Beach Chess Club completed their second year by taking part in a Chess Tournament which was held on March 3, 2016, in the K-Beach Library. The Chess Club is run by Third Grade Teacher Mrs. Cheryl Romatz and Parent Volunteer Mr. Andy Veh. Twenty students from the Chess Club took part in the tournament. Randy Parshall was the official of the tournament. The winners were: Benjamin Veh – First Place, Teagun Slaughter – Second Place, Guy Peterson – Third Place, and Christopher Massey, Kristopher Morris, Noah Kirby, Morgan Lemm, Riley Mills, and Cody Henley – all tied for Fourth Place. All of the participants received a certificate and a ribbon to commemorate the event. The K-Beach Chess Club is open to K-Beach students in grades the third through sixth grades and runs from October to March during the school year.

Mr. Daniels’s Class is inviting two guests into the classroom to help them with our energy study in science. Nurse Linda will come in to demonstrate a FLIR camera (forward looking infrared), a camera that enables the viewer to “see” heat energy. Linda will discuss the medical uses of the camera as well as other uses. Mr. Winslow will come in later in the week to guide lab investigations in the use of electrical energy to power small devices in small circuits. The students are sure to have a fun week in science!

■ May 4 – Early Release Day; K-Beach will dismiss at 12:55

■ May 18 – Last day of school.

Kenai Middle 

Congratulations to our Character Counts winners- Nathan Haga and Kimberly Trefon

Aluminum Can Collection begins April 12 and ends April 14. Cans cannot be brought on the bus so students will have to get a ride if they are bringing cans. The Kenai Invitational Track Meet is Friday, April 15 at KMS at 3 p.m.

Save the Date:

■ April 19 – Mass Choir in Homer

■ April 20 – Mini Course Sign Ups

■ April 21 – Spring Band Concert at KCHS at 7 p.m.

■ April 22 – Seward Invitational Track Meet at Seward at 3 p.m.

Mountain View Elementary

There will be a PTA meeting on Tuesday, April 12, at 4 p.m. in the Library.

Applications are available for the 2016-2017 Mountain View Pre-K Program.

Screenings for this program will be held on Thursday, April 21. In order to be considered, a child must be 4-years-old by Sept. 1, 2016, live in the Mountain View attendance area, and have a completed application returned to Mountain View Elementary. Screenings will be scheduled after applications are brought back to the school. For information please call 283-8600.

Mountain View Elementary early Kindergarten registration for the 2016-2017 school year is now open. Students must be 5-years-old by Sept. 1, 2016. Registration forms may be picked up at the Mountain View Office. Kindergarten Parent Orientation will be on Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. in the Library. Registered students will be invited to visit a Kindergarten classroom at Mountain View Elementary the following week.

Student Council has chosen to celebrate “Decades Day” on Friday, April 22. Students are encouraged to wear clothing from their favorite decade. Congratulations to the school’s Soaring Eagles for the month of March. They are Jenica Anderson, Janeva Andrew, Wyatt Cole, Irish Dourney, Kelsie Easling, Elsie Fleming, Courtney Galloway, Camilla Gonzalez, Megan Hutchings, P.J. Matulin, Eva Meyer, Layla Pearson, Anne Marie Pienta, Kobi Rodgers-Whipple, Kaos Ruhl, Caleb Russell, Riley Schuetzler, Jace Williams, Eva Verrengia.

Nikiski Middle-High

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

4.0 Honor Roll: 12th grade –Chloe Braun, Nathan Carstens, Zykiah Cooney, Aubrey Coreson, Bryce Leighton, Hallie Riddall, Jeanelee Stock, Haley Wik. 11th grade – Maiya Anderson, Avery Kornstad, Penelope Litzen, Delaina Mullins, Ayla Pitt. 10th grade –Luck Broussard, Rylee Jackson, Melanie Sexton, Donovan Smith , Jamie Yerkes. Ninth grade – Bethany Carstens, Garrett Ellis, Kasandra Greene, Hannah Young. Eighth grade – Jakobee Anderson, Kaycee Bostic, Martin Cox, Angela Druesedow, America Jeffreys, Kaitlyn Johnson, Jordyn Stock, Joseph Yourkoski, Tika-Marie Zimmerman. Seventh grade – Rosalie Anderson, Brenden Boehme, Emilee Braun, Aspen Hooper, Alexander Johnson, Samuel Smith. Sixth grade – Trista Apted, Elizabeth Brinner, Emily Durfee, Camry Ellis, Rylee Ellis, Simon Grenier, Alyssa Nunley, Ami Olson, Shannon Pitt, Adrienne Seaman, Cadence Selanoff, Madalyn Stichal, Jaycee Tauriainen, William Warren. 3.5 Honor Roll: 12th grade –Dennis Anderson, Mikaila Colton, Evangeline Cox, Marguerite Cox, Thomas Cox, Logan Griffel, Luke Johnson, Lauren O’Brien, Brittany Perry, Gracie Satterwhite, Alexa Schmidt, Daisy Schwenke, Lorilee Whitcomb. 11th grade – Paige Brame, Maizie Carpenter, Crystal Epperheimer, Brandon Hanifen, Emily Hensley, Kaitlyn Hoeldt, Dakota Hupp, Matthew Minium, Savannah Rizzo, Anders Solmonson, Mark Weathers, Tirzah Young. 10th grade –Drew Davis, Skylar Freeman, Ian Johnson, Deidra Lamping, Marah Meyers, Sarah Nash, Jack Sullenger, Ashlee Tiner, Gavin Wallis. 9th grade – Kelsey Clark, Justin Cox, Jada Glaves, Alie Minium, Katelyn Moore, Samantha Perry, McKinsey Pitt, Carlee Rizzo, Zina Schwenke, Gavriel Smith, Jacob Smith, Shirika Thomas, Emma Wik. Eighth grade – Madison Akers, Erika Bollig, Hamilton Cox, Hunter Fraley, Bryan Rutherford, Mariah Samson, Matthew Weathers, Madelin Weeks. Seventh grade – Christopher Druesedow, Audrey Johnson, James Lamping, Savannah Ley, Koleman McCaughey, Mika Olson, Cooper Stock, Gavin White, Cailin Yeager, Jaryn Zoda. Sixth grade –Jordyn Flynn, Shylea Freeman, Hunter Greene, Patrick Henry, James Lathem, Bryli Mullin, Tatiyanna Murphy, Dianne Nasibog, Ndea Rollins, Wyatt Stormer

3.0 Honor Roll: 12th grade –Justin Berry, Hannah Love, Kaitlyn Odis, Ryder Payment, Samuel Tauriainen. 11th grade – Abigail Davis, Thure Hooper, Skylynne McCaughey, Lochlan Quiner, Lauren Ryan, Seyara Showalter, Kelcei Zoda. 10th grade –Hope Burleson, Christopher Campion, Verity Feltman, Henry Heft, Aaron McCollum, Elizabeth Oliva, Myranda Rockett, Emilee Tiner. Ninth grade –Hannah Ashley, Ian Davis, Seth DeSiena, Jace Kornstad, McKenna Leighton, Raven Patterson, Shane Weathers. Eighth grade – Samuel Berry, Tawnisha Freeman, Ethan Hack, Emily Hightower, Michael Mysing, Aura Petrick, Cecily Quiner, Katerina Sinenko, Alida Stiers. Seventh grade – John Akers, Kalei Biamonte, Christian Chikoyak, Braden Evoy, Millie Fisher, Solomon Hemmings, Emily Hufford, Emma Lakin, Kayla Miller, Trevor Mysing, Eric Sickel. Sixth grade – Ayden Fleming, Lucas Graham, Griffin Gray, Rucca Gray, David Hadella, Kaley Johnson, Calie Liebes, Kellee Martin, Shaneldawn Mollet, Sammariah Napoka, Bradley Rappe, Braylee Smith, Emelia Stroman, Jade Williams, Mary Zauker.

Nikiski North Star Elementary

Congratulations to fifth grader Braeden Porter for being chosen as the NNS Masonic Outstanding Student! Braeden was chosen by the staff because he best represents the guidelines of respect, responsibility, safety and caring. Congratulations as well to the other NNS finalists: Lilly Anderson, Celina Martinez, Jessica Perry, Liam Quiner, Jasmine Durfee, Drew Handley, Savanna Stock and Dwyght Mullins. This week is Volunteer Appreciation Week at NNS. The staff will be honoring the wonderful volunteers with a Volunteer Appreciation Tea on Tuesday, April 12, at 3:45 p.m. in the school library. NNS appreciates and would like to thank the many parent and community volunteers who put in countless hours to assist students and also help with school projects.

There will be an NNS site council meeting today at 3:45 pm in the staff lounge.

Pre-K applications are available at the NNS front office and online at the NNS website. Children must be screened to determine if they qualify for the program and must be 4-years-old by Sept. 1, 2016. Screenings are scheduled for April 13 but appointments for the screening will only be made when families return an application to the NNS office by April 12. After the screening, parents of students who qualify will be contacted by Pre-K teacher, Ms. Pala. Please call the school office at 776-2600 if in need of more information.

Kindergarten registration and orientation will be held on Wednesday, April 20, at 9:30 a.m. in the school library. If a child will be 5-years-old by Sept. 1, bring them along to have some fun while you enroll them at NNS. Please remember to bring immunization records, birth certificate, and any legal custody papers.

Redoubt Elementary

Box Top winners last week were Michael Houser, Hayden Eck, Mia Gridley & Hayden Howard. Keep those Box Tops for education and Labels for education coming, weekly drawings are held so don’t forget to have a child put their name on the back of each Box Top and turn them in at school. Help earn money for Redoubt.

Spring Concert Schedule:

■ April 26 – Kindergarten Concert at 2:15 p.m. in the Redoubt gymnasium

■ May 3 – First through third grade Concert at 6 p.m. at Soldotna High School

■ May 5 – Band Concert at 6 p.m. in the Redoubt gymnasium

– The following sixth grade students were nominated by their teachers for the Masonic Outstanding Student Award. Tigerlily Evins, Kaidan Spies, Dylan Dahlgren, Airah Cude, Emma Brantley, Dylan Davidhizar and Quinton Cox. Congratulations to Quinton Cox for being chosen as this year’s winner! Congratulations to Darilynn Caston (kindergarten teacher at Redoubt) who was nominated for the BP Teachers of Excellence program this year. A celebration will be held on May 4, and the Kenai BP Teacher of the Year will be announced that evening.

Congratulations goes out to Emma Hunter a fourth grade student in Mrs. Joachim’s class. Emma competed with other Geography Bee winners and represented Redoubt well in the Alaska State Geography Bee. Emma made it to the tiebreaker round for the finals and missed the finals by just one point. Emma placed third overall in her group and was the high point scorer for the girls. Volunteer appreciation week from April 11-15. Redoubt staff would like to honor volunteers who give their time throughout the year. There will be a reception table in the staff lounge for our volunteers to enjoy during the week.

■ April 12 – PTA Meeting, child care will be provided at 5 p.m.

■ April 13 – Site Council Meeting in the staff lounge at 3:45 p.m.

■ April 11-15 – National Volunteer Appreciation Week.

■ April 22nd – Trip to the Wax Museum from 1:30-2:30 p.m., parents are welcome to attend.

■ April 20-22 – Peterson Bay – Mrs. Arthur

■ April 25-27 – Peterson Bay – Mr. Eveland

■ April 27-29 – Peterson Bay – Mrs. Wardas.

Skyview Middle

■ April 11 – Final Site Council Meeting of the 2015-2016 School Year at 3:30 p.m. in the Skyview library.

Track is underway! The first track meet, the Kenai Invitational, is at 3 p.m., Friday, April 15, in Kenai.

The 27th Annual District Art Show is at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in old town Kenai until April 30. Skyview students who will be represented in the Art Show this year are: Vydell Baker, Hailey Blischke, Ilysse Cable, Chloe Driskell, Casey Earll, Roman Maal, Taylor Morse, Chance Reynolds, Blake Smith, Katherine Stoll, Grace Wahl, and Maia Whitney. Please stop by to see their work!

A reminder to eighth grade students who are interested in being part of the SoHi Student Council next year – applications and teacher recommendations must be returned to Mrs. Pothast no later than Wednesday, April 13. Please follow up with teacher recommendations to be sure they are filled out and turned in. Applications can be turned into the office. Please e-mail Mrs. Pothast at spothast@kpbsd.k12.ak.us with any questions or concerns. Thank you!

Student Fees: All outstanding fees need to be paid as soon as possible. Any track participation fee paid will be applied to prior overdue fees before being applied to track. Outstanding fees at the end of the school year will follow the student into the next school year. Those fees will be required to be paid prior to registration. Students will not receive their schedule or locker information with fees owed. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Kircher at 260-2500.

Skyview Middle School Third Quarter Honor Roll: Eight Grade 4.0 – Mackinley Baxter, Brooke Belluomini, Whitney Benson, Cameron Blackwell, Galen Brantley, Ryann Cannava, Timothy Cashman, Autumn Chumley, Ray Chumley, Eve Downing, Casey Earll, Faith Glassmaker, Kianna Holland, Janna Krieger, Bailey Leach, Braden Lemm, Kylie Loop, Jacob McConnell, Kylie Ness, Camron Presley, Levi Rosin, Jersey Truesdell, Joseph VanHout, Elijah Wackler, Alyssa Wilkinson, Arieona Woodard. Seventh grade 4.0 – Erika Arthur, Ashlyn Asp, Madelyn Barkman, Adison Beck, Zachary Burns, Molly Cook, Olivia Davis, Ethan Evans, Kaylee Fann, Autumn Fischer, Carson Fischer, Brayden Gagnon, Ryder Giesler, Katherine Gross, Kaytee Hackett, Dylan Hogue, Spencer Kapp, Sierra Kuntz, Nicholas McConnell, Joshua Pieh, Abby Radeck, Grace Wahl. Eighth-seventh grade 3.9 to 3.0 -Austin Adlam, Kya Ahlers, Vydell Baker, Gage Baktuit, Hayleigh Barnett, Gracie Bass, David Belger, Stevie Berninger, Hailey Blischke, Heidi Brendtro, Margie Brown, Aldon Burns, George Carpenter, Katelyn Carson, Lance Chilton, Brandon Christenson, Ross Christian, Trystin Clucas, Catherine Conner, Kathryn Creglow, Aidan Culver, Liam Culver, Kiana Dalton-Amend, River Dawson, Isabella Dearmore, Wyatt Dement, Elena Dimitrovski, Rozilynn Dobson, Dylan Donham, Seraiah Dorman, Nathaniel Downs, Chloe Driskell, Brandon Ducker, Savannah Eberhard, Erika Eberhard, Taylor Edwards, John Einerson, Kilei England, Ateliano Faletoi, Adin Fielden, Jack Fleming, Dawson Fox, Cheyenne Friedersdorff, Brian Fry, Abbie Fullenwider, Nicholas Gage, McCullen Gaul, Alexis Gomes, Marissa Griffin, Gavin Haakenson, Emily Hagelund, Zachary Hanson, John Harris, Kaliesha Hart, Tara Heathers, Paige Hegwer, Maya Hilton, William Hoover, Alana Houser, Angel Howlett, Thomas Hudson, Sueheidi Hugarte, Gabrielle Humphreys, Holland Jaime, Christian Jaime, Luke Johns, Cameron Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Macayla Jones, Faith Katzenberger, Jaron Kenner, Michal Keyes, Cassidy King, Zacharry Kitchen, Lucas Kline, Catherine Kline, Jacey Kosto, Christian Kuczmarski, Mikayla Leadens, Meijan Leaf, Brittany Lewis, Ree’Lynn Lisenby, Felix Lybarger, Trayce Lyon, Loretta Maal, Victoria Mariscal, Matthew Martinelli, Claudia Martinez, Austin Matheson, Ashley McDonald, Clifford McElrea, Grace McElroy, Lila McKay, Kyrie Medina, Madison Merly, Hudson Metcalf, Ysabelle Meyer (Soyangco), Sarah Mickelson, Journey Miller, Kobe Miller, Judd Miller, Jose Montague, Serena Moore, Tyler Morrison, Taylor Morse, MaCady Musgrave, Anchor Musgrave, Isaac Nagasako, Nadia Padilla-Reaume, Denize Pannick-Pootjes, Brandon Partin, Rileigh Parton, Adriane Poulin, Brandi Powell, Kyler Pritchett, James Redmon, Louis Redmon, Iona Reutov, Hannah Rhodes, Sarah Rice, Dylan Richie, Giovanni Rigutto, Ricardo Rincon, Renee Rogers, Maxwell Rogers, Gabriella Rogers, Makenzie Rolenc, Payton Rusk, Calyssa Saporito-Mills, Macie Schroeder – Dalebout, Olivia Schwenk, Elora Shockley, Sha’uri Shockley, Elizabeth Siemion, Estrella Slats, Bailey Smith, Silas Smyth, Cameron Sorenson, Colton Sorhus, Derek Spezialy, Monique Spiers, Kristina Spies, Mia Stewart, Laynee Strausbaugh, Dennis Taylor, Harley Thomas, Summer Tugan, Ituau Tuisaula, Tanner Ussing, Kody Van Dyke, Hosanna VanHout, Brayden Vanmeter, Rayna Varney, Mollee Verba, Riley Vickaryous, Tyra Vix, Noah Walker, Bradley Walters, Lindsay Ward, Tadan White, Maia Whitney, Makala Whittom, Reece Wick, Aiden Willets, Anna Williams, Kaiden Wilshusen, Corbin Wirz, Brayde Wolfe, Shannon Yeskie, Cobe Young, Alexander Zimmerman.

Soldotna Elementary

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

■ April 22 – Kindergarten Round-up from 2:30-3:25 p.m.

■ April 28 – Band and Choir Concert at 6 p.m.

■ May 5 Talent Show at 6 p.m. in the gym

School News: The Reading Counts winners this week are: Alexis Simmons, Aimee Goans, Tori Morse, Avery Walden, Jeren Nash, Patrick Anderson, and Thsheaiy Sullivan. Congratulations and keep on reading!

Order a Soldotna Elementary yearbook for $20 in the front office.

Soldotna High

Soldotna High School/SoPrep PTSA will meet on Thursday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the SoHi Staff Lounge. Officer nominations for the 2016-2017 school year will be taken and staff hope families will consider joining us! Need more information? Please e-mail Sheilah-Margaret Pothast at agr8fulmom@hotmail.com with “PTSA” in the subject line.

Soldotna High School Student Council will be running a drive for students in transition. This is similar to their canned food drive, except they will be collecting personal care items (full size: deodorant, shampoo, body wash, soap, and more). Only full size, unopened items will be accepted. Dental care items are not needed. These items will be given to KPBSD students in need. Items can be dropped off to the main office between 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Soldotna High School PTSA’s primary fundraiser is the Fred Meyer Rewards Program. It’s easy to sign up and makes a BIG difference for the PTSA and school. Visit fredmeyer.com with a Rewards Program number and select Soldotna High School PTSA. It’s quick and simple and way families make a positive impact just by doing everyday shopping! Thank you!

Soldotna Prep

Soldotna High School/SoPrep PTSA announce they will meet on Thursday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the SoHi Staff Lounge. Officer nominations for the 2016-2017 school year will be taken and they hope everyone will consider joining them! Need more information? Please e-mail Sheilah-Margaret Pothast at agr8fulmom@hotmail.com <mailto:agr8fulmom@hotmail.com with “PTSA” in the subject line.

Soldotna Prep honor roll for third quarter 2016:

4.00 GPA : Asia Angeles-Hanson, Donald Bennett, Erika Benett, Kortney Birch, Madelyn Brennan, Haley Buckbee, Luis Chicas-Sorto, Hannah Delker, Porter Evans, Dalton Hatten, Katelynn Kimes, Cloe Milbauer, Cody Nye, Marlayna Saavedra. 3.50 – 3.99 GPA: Brittani Blossom, Carsen Brown, Elliana Bruce, Kristina Bybee, Megan Calloway, Wyatt Denna, Abigail DiPaolo, Alyson Driskell, Mykenna Foster, Sally Hoagland, Kennedy Holland, Sydney Juliussen, Brock Kant, Bronwyn Keen, River Kitchens, Dorothy Kreider, Serena Larrow, Trevor Marks, Caleb Matson, Kalyn McGillivray, Darby McMillan, Michael Michael, Natalia O’Toole, Carson Ratke, Aliann Schmidt, Kayli Smith, Benjamin Snow, Jaida Sturman, Sophie Thomas, Brighton Turvin, Thomas Wells, Brennan Werner, Aidan Whitney, Kambree Whittom. 3.00 – 3.49 GPA: Joanna Cornelius, Victoria Giles, Daniel Gross, Ashlee Heiman, Quinn Lucas, Mariah Parnell, Danica Schmidt, Ethan Schneider, Samuel Skolnick, Brittany Taylor, Holly Todd, Alexander VanDeGrift, Levi Wahl, Selene Williams, Mikaele Wong, Colleen Yeskie.

Check SOPREP school blog for important information and updates soldotnaprep.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/ <http://soldotnaprep.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/>

The Study

The Study is already looking forward to a bright, busy summer. If families are worried about a student losing skills and knowledge over the break, bring them to The Study!

Summer Offerings:

■ June-July summer school sessions for kindergarten through 8th graders are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon

■ June-July Mini Kinder Prep sessions for 3-6-year-olds are Monday through Thursday from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

■ June-July Jr. High Math sessions for 6-9th graders are Tuesday through Thursday from 1-3 p.m.

■ July Mastery of Multiplication session for 3-6th graders is Monday and Wednesday from 3-4 p.m.

■ July Excellence in Writing session for 4-7th graders is Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon

■ July Study Skills session for 6-12th graders is Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

■ Piano for 5 year olds and older is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday

School Year:

– Homework Club on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m.

– High School Courses for Credit: Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Alaska Studies, Government, Art Exploration, Spanish, ASL

– Private & Group Tutoring in all subjects

– Piano, Voice, and Guitar Lessons

– SAT Prep

– A wide variety of workshops, such as Jr. High Math, Mastery of Multiplication, Excellence in Writing, Ground School, Study Skills, and even Summer School As an accredited private school and learning center, The Study is committed to meeting the educational needs of the Kenai Peninsula.

Tustumena Elementary

■ April 12 – Pre-K Screening at 12-4 p.m. by appointment only

■ April 14 – Volunteer Appreciation at 3:45 p.m.

■ April 19 – PTO Meeting at 4 p.m.

■ April 25 – Site Council Meeting at 4 p.m.

■ April 25 to May 6 – Kasilof Public Library Book Fair

■ April 26-27 – Sixth Grade to Kasitsna Bay

■ April 29 – Masonic Award at KCHS Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

■ May 4 – Early Release

■ May 5 – Pre-Registered kindergarten visitation

■ May 6 – Sixth Grade to Skyview Middle School for visit

■ May 9 – First grade Lynx track trip to Ninilchik Pool

■ May 10 – Kindergarten Lynx track trip to Ninilchik Pool

■ May 11 – Second and fourth grade Lynx track trip to Nikiski Pool

■ May 12 – Third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade Lynx track trip to Nikiski Pool

■ May 13 – Kindergarten and first grade to the Soldotna Fire Station from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

■ May 16 – End of year assembly at 10 a.m.

– 6th Grade Graduation at 2 p.m.

■ May 17 – Sixth Grade Bridge and Egg Drop at 10 a.m.

– Primary classes to Johnson Lake at 11 a.m.

– Talent show, at 2 p.m.

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