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  • By Kelly Sullivan
  • Sunday, November 9, 2014 4:38pm
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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: Oct. 20; 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

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: 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.

Connections Home-school Program

Dates to remember: 11/12 – Tutoring: Secondary Connection @ the Homer Bookstore Wednesdays 10am-Noon. 11/13 – High School Eligibility Due. 11/13 – Pictures Retakes – Soldotna 3:00 – 5:00pm @ Borough Building Assembly Room. 11/13 – Math Tutoring @ the Soldotna Office every Thursday 2:30-4:00pm. 11/14 – Free Fly Tying Workshops @ Soldotna Office – 2:00-3:30pm. 12/16 – 1st Semester Grade Reports Due. Tutoring Every Wednesday @ Homer Bookstore for Grades 7-12: Homer Connections is offering free academic help for all students in grades 7-12. The power duo of Jake and Derek are highly qualified teachers in all the core academic areas (except world languages) for secondary students. If you would like a little extra help every now and then, please join the Connections staff at the Homer Bookstore every Wednesday from 10am-noon. 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.

IDEA Home School

IDEA Homeschool is going strong! Can you believe we are almost through our first quarter of this school year? It has been a month full of exciting activities. We hope you were able to join us for previous events. We still have lots of great events going on in the month of November!

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!! Feel free to come into the office at any time to speak with a contact teacher, browse curriculum and check out books from the library. We look forward to serving your family!

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science

Monday, November 10: 4:00 p.m. APC meeting: 5:30 p.m. All parents of currently enrolled 5th graders are invited to join us as we will discuss options in the KPBSD for 6th grade. We hope this networking time will be beneficial. Tuesday, November 11: Wear red, white and blue in honor of our country’s Veterans. Thursday, November 13: 9:45 a.m. Kindergarten will be going on a Study Trip to the Kenai Post Office/Library

Reminders: The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Effort: To do your best. 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. Christmas Drive packets were 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.

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary

Mr. Daniels’s Class is Tree-Mendous! We turned into trees this week during our study of the responses of plants to their environment. The kids played a game of Plant Says, a take-off of Simon Says to model the plant’s responses to environmental stimuli. The annual Veteran’s Day Assembly will be held on November 10 at 8am in the K-Beach gym. Please wear red, white, and blue to show your support!

Kenai Central High School

KCHS News 11/3 – 11/7: Thanks everyone who attended our Parent/Teacher conferences. Congratulations to the following students for being chosen Student of the Month: Student of the Month – October: Rotary – Kirsten Nyquist, Chamber – Allison Ostrander, Elks – Makai Lynn Smith, Kard-of-Deck – Balas Dempsey. September Biology – Raleigh Van Natta , Earth Science – Sydnee Wyckoff, Band – Tori Askin. Math Modeling – KathLynn Payton, Geometry – Dareena Doyle, LA 12 – Andrea Reilly. Algebra – Mavra Oskolkoff, Physical Education – Natalie Marlowe, Art – Lilly Kincheloe. Online Courses – Sierra Morton, AP U.S. History – Mikaela Salzetti, Drafting – Nathan Kaaihue. French 1 – Kendra Denney, Pre-Algebra – Shyanne Cook, AK Studies – Ciarra Mahan. Super Staffer – Margo Reilly- Kardinal Athletics Events: Volleyball: November 6-8: Regions at Palmer, Swim/Dive: November 6-8: State at Bartlett, Hockey: November 6-8: Peninsula Ice Challenge

Counselors Corner: November 5th – Mrs. Lawyer visits sophomore classes to go over Alaska Career Information Systems, November 11th – Financial Aid Night 6-7pm, November 12th – Marines Visit 1st hour, November 18th – Work Keys for juniors who selected Work Keys as their College and Career Ready Assessment, November 20th – ASVAB in the Green Room

Kenai Middle School

Congratulations to our Character Counts winners this week- Simon Farabee and Maison Dunham. The Boys A/ Girls B Basketball teams will play on Tuesday November 11th at KMS beginning at 3:00. All Basketball teams will play on Saturday, November 15th in Seward beginning at 10:00. Save the date! There is an Activity Night on November 21st.

Honor Roll:

Congratulations to the following students for being on the 1st quarter honor roll at KMS. 4.0: 6th grade: Vanessa Beck, Nia Calvert, Kaya Cox, Maison Dunham, Marek Grieme, Arielle Hamar, Gabrielle Hansen, Connor Koppes, Patience Kruse, Abigail Moffett, Hanna Morrow, Emma Mullet, Taylor Pierce, Rachael Pitsch, Owen Rolph, Jake Roush, Maria Shaginoff, Sorin Sorensen, Madrine Thompson, Lucas Tunseth, Tucker Vann, Haven Walluk. 7th grade: Justin Anderson, Kaleb Baughn, Hunter Beck, Candice Bowers, Catalina Bravo-Moe, Veronika Budyannu, Nya Dukowitz, Joshua Foster, Hudson Jackson, Kai McKibben, Tucker Mueller, Virginia Orth, Braedon Pitsch, Chelsea Plagge, Kassandra Renfrow, Mekhai Rich, Katelin Richards, Molly Shears, Anna Shelden, Jaiden Streff. 8th grade: Sharmiane Aguilar, Shanna Anderson, Jaycie Calvert, Kiera Duby, Devin Every, Haley Every, Connor Felchle, Sarah Foutty, Maddison Galloway, Melissa Holmes, Jacob Howard, Faith Ivy, Sam Kaaihue, Travis McKinley, Molly Nusbaum, Emily Olson, Raven Patrick, Navy Poage, Damien Redder, Maria Salzetti, Brooke Satathite

3.5: 6th grade: Jan Aaronson, Aiden Arness, James Baisden II, Sammy Baker, Andrea Beile, Erin Blum, Shae Breff, Seth Cotler, KuKoa Diorec, Emmarie Edwards, Courtney Ellis, Joseph Freeman, Mahlia Graham, Riley Graves, Matthew Grzybowski, Karley Harden, Isabelle Harris, Rachel Koppes, Maryrose Macabuag, Aidan Milburn, Juzsttiniun Miller, Grace Morrow, Lanaya Powell, Rain Spotted Eagle-Wong, Riley Updike, Jaryn Zoda. 7th grade: Trevor Bagley, Onaca Daniels, Logan Dosko, Emily Dunham, Kailey Hamilton, Elizabeth Hanson, MaryLou Hunt, Kayle Johnson, Chase Keating, Aiden Lacombe, Parker Lockwood, Trayce Lyon, Morgan Mallory, Payton Matturo, Shannon McClure, Wyatt Medcoff, Brock Miller, Devin Murphy, Brooke Nash, Alexandrea Nave, Tyler Neill, Pierce Peterson, Sharryn Peterson, Meghan Roney, Creed Sandahl, Abigail Schneiders, Alida Stiers, Evan Stockton, Rebecca Trickel, Travis Verkuilen, Rattaporn Wangnoi, Jordyn Whannell, Hanna Wilson, Savanna Wilson, Cheyenne Zimin. 8th grade: Jacob Anderson, Breanna Ashley, Jillian Berg, Savaya Bieber, Alden Bookey, Rylee Brewington, Derek Brown, Brittany Burcham, Caitlyn Burdick, Justinrey Campos, Paulyne Catacutan, Daniel Cazares, Alexus Coray, Maxim Custodio, McKenna Dodd, Patrick Doss, Alexis Erlich, Jude Gabriel, Lillian Gomez, Ashley Hamilton, Hunter Hanson, Sarah Hollers, Jessy Jeffries, Kylie Jones, Jayce Lakshas, Rayce Lee, Violet Lindsley, Kodie Lingenfelter, Sierra Longfellow, Kyaran Matturro, Kameron Maxie, Tyrone McEnerney, Kaden McKibben, Jullian Miller, William Morrow, Carolyn Morton, Delbrian Parfitt, Courtney Plumridge, Linnea Renken, Yareth Santana, Treava Schmitter-Schrier, Kendra Streiff, Ashlyn Tucker, John-David West.

3.0

6th grade: Khloe Anderson, Tuf Boze, Levi Crezee, Daniel Gonzales, Julia Hanson, Logan Jeffries, Kasey Kaiser, Noah Land, Kaylee Lauritsen, amber Matthews, Bethany Morris, Herald Ochea, Raelynn Passe, Jolie Peterkin, Cameron Plagge, Kylie-Anne Raye, Ethan Redfern, Riley Reese, Dulce Santana, Everett Strong, River Tomrdle, Kaitlyn Walsh, Nicholas Wehrstein, Taralynn Williams-Vasilie, Sarah Witt. 7th grade: Raven Austin, Nathaniel Beiser, Dustin Bishop, Zachary Burnett, Taylor Conaway, Roman Custodio, Tamara Frates, Danielle Kjostad, Jordan Knudsen, Russell Lanahan, Miles Marston, Ashlynn Mathieson, Ocean Matley, Parker Mattox, Zion McEnerney, Serena Moore, Seth Segura, Renee Strouff, Tristan Summers, Leland Touchstone, Emily Wait, Jaycee West. 8th grade: Knox Amend, Jared Anderson, Livai Castrellon, Mina Christenson, Alyxandrhea Cook, Benjamin Easley, Abigail Erwin, James Freeman, Jenna Goode, Joshua Grosvold, Demaris Henson, Kainoa Kaona, Lauren Konig, Clayton Koroll, Kylan Lakshas, Anela Lankford, Thomas Levy-Canedo, Taylor Mabieus-Beile, Bailey Maxson, Jacob Nabholz, Charnchon Nammoon, Hannah Olson, Elizabeth Peterkin, Keith rice, James Segura, Mickinzie Ticknor, Jarett Wilson

Mountain View Elementary

There will be a PTA meeting on Tuesday, November 11 at 3:45 PM in the staff lounge. The 4th & 5th grade choir will be having a Veteran’s Day concert on Thursday, November 13th at 6:00 PM in the Mountain View gym. Wednesday, November 26 is an early release day for students. Students being picked up will be dismissed at 1:50 PM and all other students will be dismissed at 1:55 PM. There will be no school on Thursday & Friday, November 27 & 28 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Nikiski Middle High

Tuesday November 11th: MS Basketball @ Skyview – 3:00pm, Site Council Meeting – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday November 12th, Football Banquet @ 6:00 p.m., Juniors and Seniors ASVAB Test . Thursday November 13: HS Volleyball State at Alaska Airlines Center 13 – 15, HS Wrestling Peninsula Duals @ Nikiski 13- 15. Friday November 14, MS Basketball @ Seward – 3:00 p.m. Congratulations to the following students selected as Student of the Month for September: Laura Hufford, Bryce Jensen, Rachel Thopson, Ben Carstens. Ben Carstens – Kenai Chamber of Commerce Student of the month.

Nikiski North Star Elementary

Nikiski North Star Elementary is on Facebook! Please like our page to find out all of the exciting happenings at our wonderful school.

Congratulations to the following students who represented NNS in the district “Mind A-Mazes” meet held recently: Carly Johnson, McKinlee Jeffreys, Jessica Perry, Savanna Stock, Devon Zimmers, Griffin Gray, Hunter Greene, Liam Quiner, Brady Bostic, Braeden Porter, Carter Tennison, Jakob Brown, Drew Handley, Lilly Anderson, Celina Martinez and Society Spurgeon. “Big Red Ninjas” consisting of Braeden, Jakob, Brady, Carter and Drew scored the highest on the Spontaneous Challenge. The team, Hydraclash, consisting of Devon, Griffin, Hunter, and Liam had the highest score for their wind powered device and the “Fluffy Bunnies” made up of McKinlee, Carly, Jessica and Savanna had the highest combined overall score and the longest distance during device testing. Your hard work paid off and a big thank you to Mr. Bailey!

Once again our Nikiski Neighbors is accepting applications for families needing help around the holidays. Nikiski Neighbors is a community wide, broad based group of individuals and community groups that put together this program to benefit families who are going through tough times. All families living north of milepost 15.5 can apply. Applications can be found at the Nikiski Post Office, North Star United Methodist Church, NMHS and NNS. If you have questions, please call the school office at 776-2600.

Redoubt Elementary

Dates: November 11th – PTA Meeting @ 3:45, child care will be provided. November 12th – Site Council Meeting @ 3:45 in the staff lounge. November 14th – 21st – Redoubt Elementary Presents “The Great Grocery Grab” Food Drive. All donated food items will be donated to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. November 25th – Early Release Day for students @ 1:45. November 26th – No School – Thanksgiving. November 27th – No School. Redoubt Elementary Presents “The Great Grocery Grab”. Non-perishable food items will be collected for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank November 14th – 21st. “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”

― John Bunyan

Box Tops Winners last week were: Emma Hunter, Taylor Estes & Johnny Wardas & Johana Jedlicka. Keep those Box Tops for education coming, weekly drawings are held so don’t forget to have your child put their name on the back of each Box Top and turn them in at school.

The Skyview Angel Tree is up! If you would like to help a Skyview Middle School student in need, please stop by the front office to select a card from the tree. All items purchased need to be returned by Friday, December 5. Thank you! Congratulations to the October Students of the Month!

MATH – Autumn Chumley, Shauri Shockley, Antip Reutov, Mackinley Baxter, Marc Billings, Cameron Blackwell, Denali Blackwell, Isabella Dearmore, Ryan Hill, Trevor Jones, Amanda McGlothen, Cloe Milbauer, Mackenzie Powell, Ayla Read, Kambree Whittom, Alyssa Wilkinson, Taylor Wilson; AMERICAN HISTORY – Wyatt Denna, Victoria Giles, Aidan Whitney; WORLD HISTORY – Jersey Truesdell; SCIENCE – Donald Bennett, Erika Bennett, Payton Diehl, Caius Hagelund, Zach Hanson, Ryan Hill, Kianna Holland, Serena Larrow, Daniel Mitzel, Simon Montague, Bailey Smith, Maia Whitney, Colleen Yeskie; LANGUAGE ARTS – Esther Frederickson, Elijah Wackler; EXPLORATORY CLASSES – Hannah Delker, Alyson Driskell, Shannon Yeskie, Amanda Eby, Rylan Burrows, Bronwyn Keen, Alexander VanDeGrift, Brooke Belluomini, Angel Joseph Matumeak, Katelynn Kimes, Jersey Truesdell, Stevie Berninger, Isabella Dearmore, Joseph Parker, Jeremija Williams, Kya Ahlers, Garrett Cadwalader, Holland Jaime, Elias Moonin, Jillyan White, Cobe Young, David Belger, Jack Fleming, John Harris, Sueheidi Hugarte, Kylie Loop, Bailey Smith, Jacob Boze, Lance Chilton, Kody Rohr, Autumn Chumley, Tristin Clucas

Soldotna High

The Soldotna High Art Club will be exhibiting art work at the Kenai Fine Arts Center (Gallery Too) in Old Town Kenai throughout the month of November. Please contact the KFAC for hours of operation.

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 <mailto: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 <mailto: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 <mailto: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.

Soldotna Elementary

Congratulations to Grayson Ohnemus, the winner of last week’s box top drawing! Thank you to everyone who is saving those box tops for us and turning them at the office.

Mark your calendars: NO SCHOOL on November 27 and 28th for the Thanksgiving break. Fun Fest will be on Friday, November 21st. Early Release Day on Wednesday, November 26th. (No afternoon class for Mrs. Cannava’s preschoolers.) Super Hero Day will be Friday, November 21st. Site Council Meeting will be Tuesday, November 11th, in the library.

Note from Nurse Tammy: Tuberculin skin testing is scheduled for today through Wednesday, November 10th through 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? See Nurse Tammy for answers. Also, state-mandated height and weight screenings have been completed on your student, unless you signed an opt-out form. If you’re interested in the results, please see Nurse Tammy.

Congratulations to Julie Fullerton, our PBIS Parent of the Month for October! Parents are given a “paw” for their positive presence in our school. They print their name on the back of that “paw”, and deposit it into the can in our foyer. Julie was the winner of a $10 coffee card. Thanks to all our wonderful parents for helping make our school a positive place to learn. Update on aluminum can round up: Hooray! It was a success! A huge thank you to all who recycled cans with us. Thanks to you, our school was credited with 208.9 pounds of aluminum. There will be one more collection day, on April 25th (Saturday), from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Soldotna Landfill.

Be sure to send your students with appropriate cold weather attire! They need coats, hats, gloves, snow pants and boots. Even though the snow isn’t here yet, it is still very cold outside at recess.

Art update: We have some exceptional creations in our hallways which should not be missed. You will find amazing fish prints, chalked leaf prints, symmetry masks, and of course, our preschoolers have fancy pumpkin faces, etc.

Soldotna Prep

Beginning Monday, November 10th students will be released from school at 2:17 pm. To view the new bell schedule and other important announcements, please visit our school blog: http://soldotnaprep.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/- The Adivisory Competition for Canned Food Drive begins Nov. 6-20. All items must be in their original selling package. (No “Single” fruit snack) All perishable items can be brought to the Teachers’ Lounge. Items that will be accepted are: Turkey, bag of potatoes (at least 5lbs) ,instant potatoes, rolls, can pie filling, pie crust, stuffing, box of gravy packets – full box , tub or box of butter/margarine. Oversized items: Standard size canned corn, veggies, and beans.

Skyview Middle

Sports Schedule for this week: Tuesday, November 11: Girls Nikiski vs. Skyview 7th @ Skyview—3:00 pm, Boys Nikiski vs. Skyview 7th @ Skyview–4:30 pm, Girls Nikiski B vs. Skyview B @ Soldotna Prep–3 pm, Boys Nikiski B vs. Skyview B @ Soldotna Prep–4:30 pm. Wednesday, November 12 – Basketball Pictures for all teams – 2:30 pm. Saturday, November 15 – Skyview 8th vs. Homer @ Skyview – 10:00 am

The Study

The Study wants to wish everyone an amazing 2014-2015 school year. The Study is an accredited learning center that partners with the KPBSD, Home School Entities, and Private Schools. We offer private tutoring in all subject matters, music, including: voice, guitar and piano, courses for credit, including: Algebra 1 and 2, Spanish, Alaska Studies, Geometry, High School Art, as well as SAT Prep. We’ll be hosting the SAT Prep workshop beginning November 10th, in anticipation for the December test. The Study is also excited to offer an all day Pre-K and Kinder program this year. Check us out on the web at thestudysoldotna.com or call us at 262-6227.

Wings Christian

Last week at Wings, students enjoyed hearing from missionaries at the annual Mission Conference such as, the McKendrees (missionaries to the deaf in Peru) and the Webers (missionaries to Mongolia). Volleyball results from the game on Friday, November 7 will be posted next week. Go Eagles! This week at Wings, Sara Brubaker and Matthew Newbern won the “Cleanest Desk of the Week” award. Good job! Today, the students who won “Student of the Month” get to go out for lunch with the Administrator. These students are Tyler Ophus and Samuel Kuehn for August, Silas Newbern and Ethan Newbern for September, and Elijah Newbern and Deloma Watkins for October. These students showed a great attitude whether in spiritual or academic areas. Keep it up! Also a reminder, there will be no school on Tuesday, November 11 due to Veterans Day. School will resume on Wednesday, November 12. Don’t forget about the Islands and Oceans field trip in Homer on Friday November 14! The vans will be leaving the school at 7:30 a.m. and will be arriving back by 2:00 p.m. Students will need to bring a coat and a sack lunch. Have fun!

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