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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:

■ Nov. 2;

■ Dec. 7;

■ Dec. 8 (Worksession);

■ Jan. 11;

■ Feb. 1;

■ Feb. 2 (Worksession);

■ March 7;

■ March 21;

■ April 4;

■ April 5 (Worksession);

■ May 2 (Seward High School);

■ June 6;

■ June 7 (Planning Session);

Holidays and vacation days scheduled

■ Nov. 26-27 — Thanksgiving;

■ Dec. 16 — End of second quarter, no school for students;

■ Dec. 21-Dec. 31 — Winter vacation;

■ Jan. 18 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day;

■ Feb. 4-5 — Parent-teacher conferences, no school for students;

■ March 11 — End of third quarter, no school for students;

■ March 14-18 — Spring Break;

■ May 18 — Last day of school.

Connections Home School Program

Dates To Remember:

■ Nov. 3 – Kenai Rec Center Gym Time

■ Nov. 5 – Homer Office: Picture Retakes: 1-3 p.m. at the Homer Connections Back Office

■ Nov. 10 – Anchorage Zoo Field Trip 11-11:45 p.m. (more info below)

■ Nov. 19 – Soldotna Office: Picture Retakes: 3-5 p.m. at the Borough Building in the Assembly Room.

Battle of the Books:

Connections is currently recruiting students that would like to participate in Battle of the Books. There is a team for all grades, so all students are eligible! Central Peninsula families please contact Mark Wackler (mwackler@kpbsd.k12.ak.us ) and Homer families contact Derek Bynagle (dbynagle@kpbsd.k12.ak.us) for more information. The Soldotna office Battle of the Books practice/meetings are on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:25 p.m.

Homer Connections – MathCounts Team:

Have a student in grades 6, 7 or 8 that Loves math? Loves competition? MathCounts just might be the thing for them! Participating in a MATHCOUNTS Competition is a unique and unforgettable experience that can nurture a student’s love of learning and set him or her on a path to success in math. Interested? Contact Derek Bynagle: dbynagle@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or call 226-1880.

Homer Connections – Engineering and Design Club:

Are you a student in grade fourth through eighth that is interested in creative engineering? Can you build the fastest car powered by a mousetrap? The strongest, tallest tower using straws?

Then the Engineering and Design Club is for you! Use your imagination, design things that matter, and be creative! Interested? Contact Derek Bynagle or Jake Parrett: dbynagle@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or jparrett@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or call 226-1880.

Let’s go to the zoo!

We have arranged a Hands-on Animal Detectives session at the Anchorage Zoo! The zoo staff will provide students with the opportunity to get hands-on with a variety of items from our animal bio-fact collection (feathers, whiskers, horns, furs, etc.). Students can then visit an animal behind-the-scenes (tigers or wolves) with zoo staff. This program lasts up to approx. 45 minutes. After the program, families will be able to enjoy a self-guided safari on your own. This program is geared toward students in 5th grade and under, but students all ages are welcome.

­— Date: Nov. 10, 2015

— Time: 11-11:45 a.m.

— Cost: $9/student (this fee may be able to be taken directly out of student’s allotment if it pertains to the ILP)

— $10/adult (fee must be paid by Oct. 30)

— We must have a minimum of 10 students to participate. Maximum of 45. (If we have more than 45, we may be able to do 2 sessions)

All Homeschool families invited! Please sign up/pay at the Connections office by Oct. 30. If you have any questions, please contact Wendi at wdutcher@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or call us at 907-714-8880. We hope to see you at the Zoo!

Interior Distance Learning of Alaska

Thank you to all who attended the hay tunnel with us! We had a fabulous time! We are looking forward to a great rest of October!

We have had a great time planning all these events and have more coming up in November! Don’t forget to sign up for Battle of the Books.

This is a reading competition for all students in third through twelfth grades. Did you see the new spelling bee practice list is out? Remember to check your IDEA webmail for signups.

Scholastic Book Fair

When: Nov. 3-6

Time: Nov. 3-5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: IDEA office

Items may be purchased from allotment if topics are reflected in your students learning plan (ILP).

See you there!

■ Nov. 10 -Tots –N- Teens Portraits from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Each fall we make available to our families the chance to have pictures taken here at the IDEA office. Marrian McNeil is the photographer and has set up a variety of packages which include Individual, Family or Holiday cards.

To get the time you prefer you can call Omie at the IDEA office, 260-7555 or email her at omie.murdoch@ideafamilies or just come in and get your slot spoken for.

Pictures may not come out of allotments.

■ Nov. 13- Homer Activity Day! We have two fun events for this day! Meet us at 1 p.m. at the Fire Station for a tour. Then at 3 p.m. for Presentation Day at the City Hall office. Come present your work samples!

■ Nov. 13 – First quarter work samples are due.

■ Nov. 18- Alaska SeaLife Center trip! Come join us for an educational activity on Bioluminescence! What mysterious animals inhabit the ocean’s depths? Investigate the bizarre adaptions of light-producers in the midnight zone. There will also be some free time to roam the aquarium!

■ Nov. 20 – PAC (Parent Advisory Council) Meeting – We will meet at the IDEA office from 12-1 p.m. If you’re new to IDEA or just want to meet more IDEA families, this is a great opportunity! This is a time to get together with other IDEA parents to help plan activities and events for your children, talk about homeschooling issues and more! Whether you have been homeschooling for years or are new to IDEA we welcome you! Come and be a part of what helps make us who we are- the leading homeschool program in the state of Alaska!

Don’t forget to check out our Region K Blog, Region K Community Blog and Region K Calendar for up to date information and events or pop by the office to chat!

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science

■ Nov. 5

­— 9:15 a.m. PTA Holiday Shop committee meeting

■ Nov. 6

— Fifth graders are walking to Shqui Tsatnu Creek with Mr. Dan.

­— Christmas Drive forms will be coming home in Friday folders. If you need assistance this holiday season, please return the spreadsheet no later than Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. This is a firm deadline.

If you are in a position to help another family, there is a donation form to fill out and return. You will be given specific information on items once your donation form is received. Thank you for your generosity in helping our Kaleidoscope families.

Upcoming events

■ Nov. 12 ­— PTA Trail Committee meeting 8:35 a.m.

■ Nov. 19 ­— PTA monthly meeting at 8:35 a.m.

■ Nov. 20 ­— Christmas Drive forms are due by 4 p.m.

■ Nov. 23 ­— APC monthly meeting at 4:15 p.m.

■ Nov. 25 ­— Early Dismissal Day – school is dismissed at 2:10 p.m.

■ Nov. 26-27 No School – Thanksgiving Holiday

■ Dec. 3 ­— H­oliday Concert at KCHS for firsth through fifth grade students at 7 p.m.

Reminders

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

­— If your child arrives after 9:10 a.m., please come in and sign him / her in at the office.

­— If you would like to be a volunteer, be sure to complete your background check and volunteer training. Go to kaleidoscope.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/volunteers and click the link to the background check. Please allow up to two weeks for this to clear.

The next link on the page will take you to the Online Volunteer Training. These 2 steps must be completed in order to volunteer at Kaleidoscope. Completed Volunteer Indemnification forms are needed 48 hours before all field trips.

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary

Mr. Daniels’s Class is dissecting plants this week. We have studied how plants reproduce and will conclude our study with a flower dissection.

K-Beach Band students will be traveling to KCHS on Nov. 12 for a concert performed by the UAA wind ensemble.

Students should wear their new K-Beach Band shirts that day! We are looking forward to hearing some great music!

The annual Veteran’s Day Assembly will be held on Nov. 10 at 8 a.m. in the K-Beach gym to honor those men and women who have served and are currently serving our country.

Part of this recognition included the Veteran’s Wall of Honor, which is on display in the K-Beach commons from Oct. 26 – Nov. 12. Please contact Steve Wright at 262-7355 for more information about the assembly, or to inquire about posting a photo on the Wall of Honor.

Kenai Central High

Thanks to all the parents who attended our Parent/Teacher conferences last Thursday.

The second quarter is off and running.

If you’re wondering what all those cars are doing at the KCHS parking lot this weekend, they belong to people attending the Region Volleyball Meet. Come and watch some fabulous games in the gym.

Kenai High School is putting on a canned food drive November 2nd – November 25th donations will be given to our local community food bank.

October 2015 Students of the Month: Kenai Rotary Club – Cipriana Castellano, Kenai Chamber of Commerce – Mikaela Salzetti, Kenai Elks Club – Keenan Orth.

LA 9 – Jesse James Anatomy & Physiology – Brentley Powell

Advanced Algebra – Tekaiya Rich Choir – Zach Koziczkowski

LA 12 – Nathan Lervold Study Skills – Breanna McConnell

Life Activities – Faith Ivy AP World History – Alisa Posey-Schave

Algebra – Anela Lankford LA 11 – Devon Dyer

Chemistry – Matthew Torkelson AP US History – Mackenzie Lindeman

Drafting – Carlos Cabellero Spanish – Monica Jimenez-Santana

Culinary Arts – Alexis Korol

Activities for the Week

■ Nov. 5

­— Volleyball Regions (Home)

­— Peninsula Ice Challenge at Soldotna sports complex vs. Homer 7:30 p.m.

■ Nov. 6

­— Volleyball Regions (Home)

­— Peninsula Ice Challenge at Soldotna sports complex vs. Service 1:30 p.m.

­— State Swim/Dive at Bartlett High School

■ Nov. 7

­— Volleyball Regions (Home)

­— Peninsula Ice Challenge at Soldotna sports complex vs. Soldotna High School 4 p.m.

­— State Swim/Dive at Bartlett High School

Kenai Middle

Congratulations to our Character Counts Winners: Amelia Mueller and Gabby Tews.

Welcome to November. Only seve weeks to the holiday break! We are now taking applications for the After School Tutoring program.

This program is available for limited number of students who may require remedial attention or need help with current classes. Applications are due on or before Nov. 4. Applications can be picked up at the office.Call 283-1700 for more information. On Wednesday, Nov. 4, sixth grade Wrestling will host an informational meeting during lunch. On Friday, Nove. 6, KMS Basketball “A” Teams will host the first home games vs. Skyview. Girls will play at 3 p.m. and Boys will play at 4:30 p.m. “B” Team Girls will play at Aurora Borealis at 3:30. Please come out to support our Kossacks! Save the Date: Nov. 20 Activity Night 6-8 p.m.

Mountain View Elementary

The annual Mountain View Carnival will be on Friday, Nov. 6 from 5–8 p.m. 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 and prizes.

Tickets are $0.25 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.

■ Nov. 10 — There will be a PTA meeting on Tuesday, at 4 p.m. in the Library.

Nikiski Middle High

­— B Team Middle School Basketball at Nikolaevsk – 3:30 p.m.

­— Graduation and After-Grad Party Planning meeting – 6:30 p.m. in the library. All parents of seniors are encouraged to come.

■ Nov. 6

­— Regional Volleyball Tournament at Nikiski. Tournament games will be streamed on TheCube.com. Find all of the games at thecube.com/cube/nikiski-middle-senior-high-school-nikiski-alaska

­— Wrestling at ACS

­— Middle School Basketball A Team and B Team at 3:30 p.m. in Homer

■ Nov. 7

­— Regional Volleyball Tournament at Nikiski. Tournament games will be streamed on TheCube.com.

Looking Ahead:

■ Nov. 12-14 ­— Nikiski Wrestling Hosts the Peninsula Duals

­■ Nov. 25 ­— Early Release Day

­■ Nov. 26–27 – Thanksgiving Holiday, No School

The following students were named to the Honor Roll for the first quarter at Nikiski Middle/High School 3:30 p.m.

— 4.0 Honor Roll:

Twelfth grade – Chloe Braun, Nathan Carstens, Aubrey Coreson, Marguerite Cox, Thomas Cox, Luke Johnson, Bryce Leighton, Destiny Owens

Eleventh grade – Crystal Epperheimer, Emily Hensley, Avery Kornstad, Penelope Litzen, Delaina Mullins, Ayla Pitt, Savannah Rizzo

Tenth grade – Rylee Jackson, Melanie Sexton, Ashlee Tiner, Jamie Yerkes

Ninth grade – Bethany Carstens, Justin Cox, Garrett Ellis, Carlee Rizzo

Eighth grade – Jakobee Anderson, Kaycee Bostic, Hamilton Cox, Martin Cox, America Jeffreys, Kaitlyn Johnson, Jordyn Stock, Joseph Yourkoski, Tika-Marie Zimmerman

Seventh grade – Rosalie Anderson, Brenden Boehme, Emilee Braun, Aspen Hooper, Samuel Smith

Sixth grade – Rylee Ellis, Alyssa Nunley

— 3.5 Honor Roll:

Twelfth grade – Dennis Anderson, George Brown, Christopher Carr, Corin Cooper, Evangeline Cox, Christina Gonion, Logan Griffel, Justin Mason, Lauren O’Brien, Dylan O’Reagan-Broussard, Brittany Perry, Shayne Pope, Hallie Riddall, Jeanelee Stock, Samuel Tauriainen, Lorilee Whitcomb, Haley Wik

Eleventh grade – Maiya Anderson, Paige Brame, Maizie Carpenter, Abigail Davis, Kaitlyn Hoeldt, Dakota Hupp, Skylynne McCaughey, Matthew Minium, Lauren Ryan, Jakob Schmidt, Anders Solmonson, Mark Weathers, Tirzah Young, Kelcei Zoda

Tenth grade – Luck Broussard, Drew Davis, Verity Feltman, Ian Johnson, Tyler Litke, Aaron McCollum, Marah Meyers, Sarah Nash, Rykker Riddall, Donovan Smith, Jack Sullenger, Gavin Wallis

Ninth grade – Levi Carlton, Sabrena Christoffersen, Kelsey Clark, Trenton Coble, Seth DeSiena, Jada Glaves, Kasandra Greene, Jace Kornstad, McKenna Leighton, Alie Minium, Katelyn Moore, Sara Moore, Angela Nunley, Halie Oskolkoff, Raven Patterson, Zina Schwenke, Gabriel Smith, Shirika Thomas, Mikayla Turner-Walker, Emma Wik, Malcolm Yerkes, Hannah Young

Eighth grade – Madison Akers, Erika Bollig, Angela Druesedow, Matthew Weathers

Seventh grade – Jace DeSiena, Shelby Edgar, Millie Fisher, Alexander Johnson, Audrey Johnson, James Lamping, Savannah Ley, Boden Quiner, Jaryn Zoda

Sixth grade – Trista Apted, Elizabeth Brinner, Emily Durfee, Camry Ellis, Jordyn Flynn, Griffin Gray, Simon Grenier, Patrick Henry, Vincent Hooper, Kaley Johnson, Tatiyanna Murphy, Dianne Nasibog, Ami Olson, Adrienne Seaman, Cadence Selanoff, Braylee Smith, Jaycee Tauriainen

— 3.0 Honor Roll:

Twelfth grade – Mikaila Colton, Zykiah Cooney, Hunter Holloway, Tyler Jagd, Jonathon McCormick, Javon Pamplin, Daisy Schwenke

Eleventh grade – Avery Carew, Molly Cason, Rowen Patterson, Patrick Perry, Lochlan Quiner, Seyara Showalter, Skyler Smith, Maddison Williams

Tenth grade – Treasa Cooper, Skylar Freeman, Baker Hensley, Deidra Lamping, Sarah Rose Neher, Emilee Tiner

Ninth grade – Hannah Ashley, Landon Burleson, Connor McAleenan, Dustin Mullins, Samantha Perry, Shane Weathers

Eighth grade – Samuel Berry, Hunter Fraley, Aura Petrick, Titus Riddall, Mariah Samson, Madelin Weeks

Seventh grade – Kalei Biamonte, Christopher Druesedow, Braden Evoy, Harmony Harris, Elizabeth Leavitt, Kyle Malston, Koleman McCaughey, Kayla Miller, Trevor Mysing, Laila Olsen, Mika Olson, Cooper Stock, Michelle Stormer, Gavin White, Cailin Yeager

Sixth grade – Kylee Bitterich, Shylea Freeman, Hunter Greene, David Hadella, McKinlee Jeffreys, Calie Liebes, Kellee Martin, Ndea Rollins, Madalyn Stichal, Jade Williams

Nikiski North Star Elementary

PTA will have a membership meeting on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 3:45 p.m. in the staff lounge. If you need more information, please call the school at 776-2600.

Please remember to send your child to school with warm weather gear. This includes a warm coat or jacket, gloves or mittens, warm hat and once we get some snow, snow pants and boots. KPBSD policy states that we will have outside recess until the temperature goes below minus 10-degrees Fahrenheit.

Thank you to each of our families and community members who participated in the various fundraisers we have held recently at NNS. The Innisbrook fundraiser, Scholastic Book Fair and the annual PTA Fall carnival were each a success and it could not have been achieved without our dedicated volunteers!

Skyview Middle

Sports Schedule this week:

■ Nov. 6 – Skyview A Eighth vs. Kenai at Kenai – 3 p.m.

■ Nov. 6 – Skyview B Girls vs. Chapman at Skyview – 3 p.m.

■ Nov. 6 – Skyview B Boys vs. Chapman at Skyview – 4:30 p.m.

■ Nov. 7 – Seward vs. Skyview A seventh at Seward – 12 p.m.

■ Nov. 7 – Seward B Girls vs. Skyview B Girls at Seward – 3 p.m.

■ Nov. 7 – Seward B Boys vs. Skyview B Boys at Seward – 4:30 p.m.

Yearbooks are now on sale! Available for purchase at the front office or online for a limited time special price of $30.

Hosanna VanHout was chosen as the October Chamber Student of the Month. Congratulations Hosanna!

Congratulations to the October Students of the Month!

Dominic Alexan, Erika Arthur, Ashlyn Asp, Adison Beck, Whitney Benson, Stevie Berninger, Katelynn Best, Cameron Blackwell, Heidi Brendtro, Margie Brown, Zachary Burns, Ryann Cannava, Elena Dimitrovski, Seraiah Dorman, Eve Downing, Taylor Edwards, Timothy Elder, Kilei England, Mayson Faucher, Carson Fischer, Cheyenne Friedersdorff, Avery Gibbs, Ryder Giesler, Faith Glassmaker, Lexi Gridley, Elijah Harris, Avery Hart, Kaliesha Hart, Jack Heintz, Sara Hinz, Dylan Hogue, Kaden Hoover, Sarge Howell, Macayla Jones, Trevor Jones, Victoria Kitson, Lucas Kline, Janna Krieger, Sierra Kuntz, Bailey Leach, Thomas Leete, ReeLynn Lisenby, Trayce Lyon, Roman Maal, Victoria Mariscal, Jacob McConnell, Nicholas McConnell, Kyrie Medina, Judd Miller, MaCady Musgrave, Isaac Nagasako, Rebecca Page, Denize Pannick-Pootjes, Brandi Powell, Camron Presley, Kyler Pritchett, James Redmon, Zachary Renner, Chance Reynolds, Kody Rohr, Levi Rosin, Joseph Russo, Calyssa Saporito-Mills, Olivia Schwenk, Bailey Smith, Auree Sorensen, Jordan Spies, Zoe Stauss, Glory Stitt, Laynee Strausbaugh, Harley Thomas, Jersey Truesdell, Tanner Ussing, Joseph VanHout, Mollee Verba, Tyra Vix, Bradley Walters, Taylor Wilson, Arieona Woodward, Amanda Wylie.

Redoubt Elementary

■ Nov. 10 – PTA Meeting at 3:45 p.m., child care will be provided.

■ Nov. 11 – Site Council Meeting at 3:45 p.m. in the staff lounge.

■ Nov. 11- Veterans Day – Thank you Veterans!

■ Nov. 13 – Lockdown Drill 10 a.m.

■ Nov. 2-20 Redoubt Elementary Presents “The Great Grocery Grab”

Food Drive. All donated food items will be donated to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank.

■ Nov. 25 – Early Release Day for students at 1:45 p.m.

■ Nov. 26 – No School – Thanksgiving

■ Nov. 27 – No School

Redoubt Elementary Presents “The Great Grocery Grab”. Non-perishable food items will be collected for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Nov. 2-20. “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – John Bunyan.

Box Tops/Labels for Education Winners last week were: Ryatt Weed, Tracen Caston, Emma Knowles & Riley Stimmel.

Keep those Box Tops for education and Labels 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.

Labels for Education – Redoubt has started collecting Campbell soup labels and other participating product labels. Some products include, Goldfish, Post, Swanson, Pop-Secret, V8 and Dannon.

For the complete list of products and companies that participate in this program please visit their website at www.labelsforeducation.com our school will earn points that can be redeemed for items such as physical education equipment, classroom supplies and other educational merchandise for our students.

Additional information regarding this program will be sent home with students. Students should put their name on the back of each label and turn them in at school for our weekly drawings to win a prize.

Redoubt PTA Holiday Kindness Program Assisting Redoubt families in need this holiday season is underway. Please help this year if you can, purchase a gift or gifts from our angel tree for a Redoubt family.

All gifts need to be brought to the school by Monday, Dec. 7. Cash donations in any amount can be dropped off at the school office.

Money will be used to purchase holiday gifts for Redoubt children and their families. Volunteer your time.

We need people to assemble the angel tree, shop, and much more.

Does your family need help this holiday season? Please let us know! Complete the form on the back of Redoubt’s weekly newsletter and return it to Mr. Withrow by Dec. 4. Please call the school office if you have questions regarding this program.

Soldotna Elementary

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

■ Nov. 7 The Great Aluminum Can Collection Day is being held at the Soldotna Landfill. A volunteer will be taking the cans from our school to the Landfill. To participate, please bag your aluminum cans and drop them off on Nov. 2-6.

■ Nov. 19 Soldotna Elementary will host a Family Science Night from 5-6:30 p.m. Please join us for a night of food, fun and learning!

School News:

Soldotna Elementary is introducing a few changes to our drop off and release of students.

Students should not be dropped off earlier than 8:15 a.m. Starting Nov. 1, students being picked up at the end of the school day will be dismissed at 3:20 p.m.

Those riding the bus will be released at 3:25 p.m.

Colder weather is here! Please be sure to send students with appropriate cold weather attire.

The Square One Art Fundraiser is coming soon! Stay tuned for more details.

Soldotna Elementary

Soldotna High School will present their annual One-Act Play Festival Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 12-14 at 7 p.m. in the SoHi auditorium. This year’s productions include “How to Succeed in High School without Really Trying” and “Avoiding the Pitfalls of High School Dating” directed by Terri Zopf-Schoessler and Sara Erfurth, “Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge” and “Little Bear’s Hiccups” readers’ theatre directed by Amy Angleton at Skyview Middle School, and the Kenai Performers’ “Bedlam” directed by Donna Shirnberg. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Financial Aid Information Night is Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. in the SoHi Library.

All students and parents are welcome to attend. We will be discussing the various ways to pay for college and career school, including grants, scholarships, and loans, as well as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

We’d love to see you there!

Parents of Seniors will meet on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. in the SoHi Staff Lounge. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!

The Media Center is open until 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

There are buses at 4:15 p.m. 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 p.m. 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 Aug. 25 and run until May 4 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

SoHi Pool Schedule:

Morning Lap swim 5:30-7:30 Mon – Friday

Evening Lap swim 6-7 Mon, Wed, Fri

Evening Open swim 7-8:45 Wed and Fridays

SoHi will be locking the Parking lot entrance Door during the following hours:

• 7:40 a.m. to 11:55 p.m.

• 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

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 Prep

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

Brittani Blossom was selected as the October Student of the Month!

She was honored at a chamber luncheon on Oct. 27. SOHI/SOPREP food drive begins first week of November.

The Study

Remember those box tops at the back of your junk drawer? Don’t know what to do with them? Bring them on down to The Study for our Box Tops Race!

The Study is excited to announce that it’s expansion in the 2015-16 school year has been an absolute success!

Not only are they offering Academic Pre-K and Kindergarten, but have also added first through third grade! If your little one is not receiving highly academic, direct instruction, call The Study to inquire about how to enroll in their year-long programs.

For the older students, The Study offers the following:

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

— High School Courses for Credit: Algebra 1 and 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

■ Nov. 17 PTO Meeting

■ Nov. 20 PTO BINGO

■ Nov. 25 Early Release, 2:05 p.m.

■ Nov. 26-27 No School!

■ Nov. 30 Site Council meeting

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