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:

■ 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

■ 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: Home-School

Dates to remember:

■ 10/22 – Soldotna Solid Rock Hay Maze 1:00-3:00 p.m.

■ 10/23 – Math Tutoring @ the Soldotna Office every Thursday 2:30-4:00 p.m.

■ 10/24 – Free Fly Tying Workshops @ Soldotna Office – 2:00-3:30 p.m.

■ 10/28 – Scholastic Book Club Order Due

■ 10/30 – Homer Coastwalk 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

■ 11/06 – Picture Retakes – Homer – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. @ Paul Banks Elementary School Gym

■ 11/13 – Pictures Retakes – Soldotna – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. @ Borough Building Assembly Room

Hay Maze Soldotna Solid Rock Camp: Oct 22nd 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Looking outside, you can tell fall is in the air and it’s time for the annual Hay Maze at Solid Rock Bible Camp! Please join us Wednesday October 22nd from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $5.00 per person. Please bundle up for this event; gloves, hats, warm layers and flashlights are encouraged. The Connections program will be providing hot dogs! We are looking forward to seeing all of you, and please feel free to bring a guest. If you have any questions, please contact the Soldotna office at 907-714-8880 or email Reubin Payne at rpayne@kpbsd.k12.ak.us to RSVP or for more information. We look forward to seeing you at this fun annual event!

October 28 – Scholastic Book Club Order Due:

Encouraging reading is one of the most important things we can do to help your child succeed. It can be tough finding the right books to keep them interested, which is why we are so excited that Connections will be participating in Scholastic Reading Club this school year. See the attached flyer for more information on how you can be a part of this exciting opportunity!

IDEA Homeschool

IDEA Homeschool is still accepting enrollments! Come by the office to speak with a contact teacher today! There are several activities coming up!

■ October 21 -The College Fair at Soldotna Sports Center

■ October 23- A High School Workshop

■ October 24 – The PAC meeting at the IDEA office

■ October 29 -School House Rocks Live in Anchorage

Check out IDEA’s website www.ideafamilies.org for more information!!

Kaleidoscope School of Arts & Science

Wednesday, October 22

■ 9:00 a.m. PTA-Carnival committee meeting in the art room to discuss the carnival coming up in January.

■ Fire Safety classroom instruction and Fire House will be here to work with all students this week.

Thursday, October 23

■ Fire Safety classroom instruction and Fire House will be here to work with all students this week.

Friday, October 24

■ Fire Safety classroom instruction and Fire House will be here to work with all students this week.

Reminders

The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Courage: To act according to one’s beliefs despite fear of adverse consequences.

■ The lost and found is quite full! Please look through the items at the south entrance to see if any belong to your child. The office has items other than clothing.

■ Don’t forget to check the Kaleidoscope website for the calendar of events, office newsletters, lunch menu, APC and PTA updates, etc.

Volunteer training is now online! If you would like to volunteer at Kaleidoscope or on a Study Trip, you will need to complete an online district background check and complete volunteer training.

Go to http://kaleidoscope.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/volunteers.

The background check can take up to a week to be approved. Please call the office by 2:30 p.m. if you need to make a change to your child’s after school plan (283-0804).

Battle of the books started for 3rd -6th graders. There are so many great books to read and we have some great readers.

Mr. Daniels’s class is creating Super Plants! The students are applying what they have learned about how plants protect themselves and how they grow and we are creating a plant that can survive nearly any place on Earth! The end of the quarter has arrived and students are celebrating the end of a great start to the year.

Kalifornsky Beach

K-Beach’s first annual Great Caribou Migration was a huge success. Students at K-Beach Elementary participated in a jog-a-thon where they ran laps around a 1/8 mile track. People were able to sponsor students to raise money for the P.T.A. As a school, over 6,000 laps were ran.

Mrs. Bagley, our gym teacher, challenged us to find out how many miles that equals. Several students worked hard to solve the problem, and Felicity Giver determined that together students ran 858 3/8 miles!

Many parents and community members participated, as well. Jumping Junction and the Orca Theatre donated student passes for the classes who ran the most laps per grade level. The funds will be used to support various student activities throughout the school year. A big thank you to K-Beach’s PTA and the community members who sponsored this event.

K-Beach music students are continuing to develop the skills it takes to read music.

K-1 students are developing their music skills by moving to music and singing; 2nd and 3rd graders are working on playing recorders; and our 4th – 6th grades continue to work on note reading skills by playing xylophones, drums, and singing. At home, for some quality family time, play your favorite music for each other. Listen together and discuss what you liked or disliked about it, and why.

Mrs. Bybee and Ms. Haywood took their classes to the Hay Maze at Solid Rock Bible Camp on Thursday, Oct. 16th to celebrate all of their students who made their independent reading goal for Quarter 1. Way to go!

■ October 27 – Picture Retake Day

■ October 27 through 31 – Book Fair

■ October 29 – Early Release Day – school will let out at 12:55

■ October 30 & 31 – No School due to Parent/Teacher Conferences

The Kenai Peninsula College

The KPC Career Fair is taking place on Tuesday, October 21. At least 43 career schools, colleges, and universities from throughout the state and the Lower 48 will be in attendance. Admission to the event is free and

Soldotna High

SoHi’s slot time is designated for 10am to 11 a.m. Contact the school counselors for more information.

SoHi’s Financial Aid Information Night is taking place on Tuesday, October 21 at 6 p.m. in the SoHi library. Parents of juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend. Come learn about the various types of financial aid and how your student can receive money to pay for college or career school. Dinner will be provided. We would love to see you there! Contact Emily Knight at 907-260-7083 for more information.

On Wednesday, October 22nd, the University of Alaska Anchorage will be hosting an Application Day at Soldotna High School. Seniors will be given the opportunity to apply to UAA using a fee deferral process. Students that apply will be given a free t-shirt! Contact Emily Knight at emily.knight@alaska.gov for more information.

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 Library Media Center is open until 5:00 pm Monday – Friday and most Saturdays 8:00-11:30. Tutoring is available. If you would like your student to take a bus home at 4:15 (Monday through Friday only) please contact Tamra Wear at 260.7036 or twear@kpbsd.k12.ak.us to talk about route availability. Note: there are NO buses running yet at the 4:15 time slot.

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!

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.

Kenai Central High

Hockey begins Monday, October 2oth and the SST Competition will take place in the KCHS gym on Wednesday, October 22 The KCHS Band Fall Concert will be on Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m. The bands performing will be the KCHS Concert Band, the KCHS Drum Line, and the KMS Concert Band.

Parent teacher conferences are on Thursday, October 23rd from 12:00-3:00 p.m. and 5:00-8:00 p.m. We hope to see all Kardinal parents; this is a great way to show your child that you are concerned about their academic success. Friday, October 24th, there will be conferences by appointment.

Kenai Middle

Congratulations to our Character Counts winners this week- Kaleb Baugh and Madeline Edelen!

The SOCKTOBER fundraiser begins October 20th and runs through the 24th. The KMS advisory classes are collecting socks, hats, and gloves to be distributed to KPBSD, the Lee Shore Center, and the Friendship Mission. Every year, there is an average of 200 students in the school district that are homeless, and 80 of them are all alone; so please help support this important cause!

The advisory class that collects the most items will win a pizza party at the end of the week. There will be a KMS Concert Band performance at KCHS on October 23rd beginning at 7:00. Please be sure to join us and support these fabulous musicians. The Book Fair is ONLINE! As well as in our school. Visit our book fair in the KMS library October 27th thru the 30th. Or, shop online by visiting scholastic.com/fair

Parent/ Teacher Conferences are coming. Mark your calendars for the 30th. All teachers will be available from 12:00-4:00 then again 5:00 – 7:00. Conferences on the 31st must be scheduled personally with the teacher.

KMS will celebrate Principal’s Day on October 24th. Please take a moment to let our administrators know how much you appreciate them and their efforts here at KMS! Congratulations to the following Nikiski Middle students who represented Nikiski at the annual district “Mind A-Mazes” meet this past Saturday at Soldotna Prep! America Jeffreys, Jakobee Anderson, Kaycee Bostic, Joe Yourkoski, Thomas Halliday, Savannah Ley, Emilee Braun, Aspen Hooper, Brenden Boehme, and Boden Quiner.

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, October 21

■ College Fair – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. @ Sports Center

Thursday, October 23

■ Honors Night for Academic Lettering and National Honor Society Inductions @ 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 24

■ HS Volleyball @ Dimond/Service Tournament

■ HS Wrestling @ Seward King of the Mountain Tournament

Saturday, October 25

■ HS Volleyball @ Dimond/Service Tournament

■ HS Wrestling @ Seward King of the Mountain Tournament

Thursday, October 30 – PARENT/TEACHER CONCERENCES – No school for Students

■ 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

■ 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

■ 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, October 31 – Teacher Inservice/No School for Students

The Site Council meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 22 at 4:00 PM in the Library.

Picture retakes are scheduled for Friday, October 24. Students needing to have their picture retaken will need to return the original packet. This is also the time for students who were absent on the original picture day to have their picture taken. Parent/Teacher conference forms were sent home on Friday. Please return forms to school with your preference for a conference time by Monday, October 20. The Library will be holding a book fair October 27 – October 31 during school hours and parent-teacher conferences. If you would like to volunteer to help with the book fair please call the office at 283-8600.

Wednesday, October 29 is an early release day for students. Students will be dismissed at 1:55 p.m. Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 30 and 31. There will be no school for students.

Mountain View

The Site Council meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 22 at 4:00 PM in the Library.

Picture retakes are scheduled for Friday, October 24. Students needing to have their picture retaken will need to return the original packet. This is also the time for students who were absent on the original picture day to have their picture taken. Parent/Teacher conference forms were sent home on Friday. P

lease return forms to school with your preference for a conference time by Monday, October 20. The Library will be holding a book fair October 27 – October 31 during school hours and parent-teacher conferences. If you would like to volunteer to help with the book fair please call the office at 283-8600.

Wednesday, October 29 is an early release day for students. Students will be dismissed at 1:55 PM. Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 30 and 31. There will be no school for students. Congratulations to the following Nikiski Middle students who represented Nikiski at the annual district “Mind A-Mazes” meet this past Saturday at Soldotna Prep!

America Jeffreys, Jakobee Anderson, Kaycee Bostic, Joe Yourkoski, Thomas Halliday, Savannah Ley, Emilee Braun, Aspen Hooper, Brenden Boehme, and Boden Quiner.

Out of 47 registered teams from around the district in the challenge, all 3 Nikiski Middle teams had top 10 scores with their wind-powered devices.

The Nikiski Bulldogs team (Savannah Ley, Emilee Braun, Thomas Halliday) had the 6th highest overall device score (4th intermediate division) and the Nikiski “Cheese Balls” (Brenden Boehme, Aspen Hooper, Boden Quiner) finished 2nd overall in their grade division and had the 2nd highest device score for the whole competition. Congratulations to all those students who worked hard on this problem-solving challenge!

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, October 21

■ College Fair – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. @ Sports Center

Thursday, October 23

■ Honors Night for Academic Lettering and National Honor Society Inductions @ 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 24

■ HS Volleyball @ Dimond/Service Tournament

■ HS Wrestling @ Seward King of the Mountain Tournament

Saturday, October 25

■ HS Volleyball @ Dimond/Service Tournament

■ HS Wrestling @ Seward King of the Mountain Tournament

Nikiski North Star Elementary

The PTA is busy preparing for the annual Fall carnival which will take place on Saturday, October 25th at the school. The fun will begin at 1:00 pm and end at 4:00 pm. There will be lots of games, food, prizes and the silent basket auction.

Family friendly costumes are encouraged. If you would like to volunteer or want to donate candy, please talk with a PTA member or call the school office at 776-2600.

Our Scholastic Book Fair will be held Monday, October 27th through Friday, October 31st. It will be open during school hours and parent/teacher conferences. If you need more information, please call the school library at 776-2630.

We are still collecting box tops for our school. The money collected from August through December will go to more sleds and winter toys for the playground. Please remember to send in your box tops to help out the school. Winter weather is fast approaching and we ask that you please provide your child with appropriate gear for outside recess.

At this time, a warm coat, hat and gloves are needed each day especially if it happens to be windy outside. Thank you in advance for helping to keep your child warm at recess!

Redoubt Elementary

Parent Teacher Conference times have changed. Updated (new times) conference forms have been sent home with students. Redoubt will be adding evening conference times on Thursday, October 30th from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Conferences will conclude at noon on Friday, October 31st. Even if you have already submitted a conference form we are asking that a new updated form be submitted. Please use one form per family. Please list the names and teachers of your child/children on one form, this will help with scheduling conferences.

Box Tops winners last week were: Heaven Williams, Chloe Eck, Taylor Estes & Olivia Csere. 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.

SCHOOL FUND RAISER – Great American Opportunities Fall Fundraiser – Thank you for supporting the students at Redoubt Elementary. Proceeds will be used to support important goals and programs that benefit our students.

TB testing will be conducted today. Testing will be for all Kindergarten students and those students who are new to the district. This test involves a needle prick just under the skin and results will be read on Wednesday, October 23rd. If you would like to be with your child during the testing, or would like to schedule the test for another time, please contact Nurse Iris, at 260-4300.

Family Reading Night will be held Tuesday, October 28th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the school library. Bring your family and join us for this fun, free evening of refreshments and special guest readers. The Book Fair will be open for shopping. Redoubt’s Scholastic Book Fair will be open Thursday and Friday during conferences.

Thank you to all of the volunteers and participants who helped out and attended this year’s Fun Run. All proceeds from this event will be used to help cover the cost of the 6th graders Peterson Bay field trip.

Bake Sale – Redoubt’s 4th graders will be hosting a Bake Sale during Parent Teacher Conferences to raise money for their Kenai Fjords field trip in the spring.

October 29

■ Picture Retake Day

■ Halloween Parade 12:45 – 1:30 in the gym.

■ Early Release Day – 1:45

River City Academy

Effective today RCA’s school start and dismissal times have moved back ten minutes. The school start time is now 7:40 am and dismissal is at 2:15 pm. This time change is in better alignment with the bus schedules, which will not change. The buses will maintain their current morning and afternoon schedules.

Student progress reports were mailed home last week. RCA students were required to take their progress reports to each class, consult with their teachers to mark whether or not their progress in that class is proficient. A proficient class will be marked green, a class that is not caught up but working its way there will be marked yellow, while a stalled class, making no progress at all will be marked red. The same report carried to each class and marked will be sent to parents. Students were working hard and diligently the days before to tie up any loose ends so as to not be below proficient on their reports.

Student-led conferences will take place next week on Thursday and Friday. School will not be in session either day. During these conferences, students will lead parents through the process of and explain their progress in all classes, where they are proficient, where they are not proficient and why.

This will allow parents to know where their child is at academically and give the student a chance to vouch for themselves and their work. Open conference time will be available from 3:30-5:30 pm on Thursday for parents who do not have a student-led conference scheduled. Please call the office if you have any questions.

■ Oct. 29 – Minimum day, school will be dismissed 90 minutes early.

■ Oct. 30 & 31 – Student led conferences, no school for students.

Soldotna Elementary

Wednesday, October 29th, will be another Early Release Day. School will dismiss at 1:55 p.m., and bus schedules will be adjusted by 90 minutes. Mrs. Cannava will not have afternoon classes that day.

The BOOK FAIR is coming to SOEL on Monday, October 27th through Friday, October 31st. Be sure to come into the library to see the wonderful books displayed for you. It’s the perfect time to reward your kids for their amazing report cards, and help support your school. Parent-Teacher conferences are Thursday, October 30th, and Friday, October 31st.

Thursday’s conferences will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue through 8:00 p.m. Friday’s conferences start at 8:15 a.m. until noon. Please be sure attend your conferences. And, yes, that means that there is NO SCHOOL on that Thursday or Friday which will give you lots of time to work on your costume!

Parent PACK Meeting will be Monday, November 3rd, 3:45, in the library. Childcare will be provided, and we really hope you will attend.

PAJAMA DAY is this Friday, October 24th. Please mark your calendar because the kids really do love this fun day. Special Note from Mrs. Cannava’s Pre-School class: Soldotna Elementary is thankful to Walmart and the Garcia and Bras families for supporting our school’s upcoming collaborative art piece.

Walmart has donated a $100 gift card to help purchase non-toxic acrylic paint. We still need more paint for this project. If you can donate, please deliver the non-toxic acrylic paint to Mrs. Cannava’s classroom. It comes in small plastic bottles and may be found at JoAnn’s or Fred Meyer as well. Thank you!

Congratulations to Reagan Gibbs, the winner of last week’s box top drawing. Remember to rip or tear out those box tops for education coupons which are found on many bags or boxes of food and non-food products. Each coupon provides the school with 10 cents which doesn’t seem like much, but if all our families are saving them, the amount adds up fast.

Calling Parents: We need one of you to be a Parent Communicator to join our PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) 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 260-5100. We look forward to adding a parent to our team!

There is now a “Parent Paws” container in the lobby. Staff members will be giving out paws to recognize SOEL parents. If you receive a paw, you should write your name and phone number on the paw and place it into the container. Once a month we will be drawing a paw from the container for a prize (coffee or gas card). We are excited to recognize the parents who do so much for our kids and our school!

Skyview Middle

Events this week:

■ Today — Beginning of Second Quarter

■ Today — Skyview Middle School Report to the School Board at Borough Building – 7:00 p.m.

■ Friday — Last Day of Intramural Basketball – Schedule for this week: Girls have early practice from 2:30-4:15 p.m. Boys have mandatory study hall during the girls’ practice. Boys practice will end at 5:40 p.m. Competitive play begins October 27.

2014-2015 Yearbooks on sale! Price is $30 before October 31. Personalization available on front cover for an additional $5. Order forms are available at the Front Office.

Please mark your calendar! Parent/Teacher Conferences at Skyview Middle School will be one day only: Thursday, October 30. Conference times are scheduled. No school for students on October 30 and October 31. Poetry Out Loud meetings in Rm. 10 2:15-3:00 Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Parent/Teacher conferences will be on Thursday, October 30th from 11:30 to 3 and 4 to 7:30 in the Gym

Wings Christian

In past news, Wings Christian Academy participated in their first volleyball game this year. Although they gave it their best effort, they lost the match against WHCS. However, after only having started practice a week ago, they are confident in their abilities for these next few games. The results from last Friday will be posted next week. Remember! Today, October 20, is an Inservice Day at Wings Christian

Academy! This means school is not in session until Tuesday, October 21. Don’t forget your PE clothes! This week at Wings, Tyler Ophus and Samuel Kuehn won the “Cleanest Desk of the Week” Award. Good job! Also, Gabriel McGee and Matthew Newbern have made it to the 1000s club.

Way to go!

In other news, Wings is participating in the Quiz’em competition this Wednesday, October 22. Winners will be announced next Monday. Study hard! Thursday, October 23 is also the Honor Roll field trip for the 1st Quarter. Those students that made it will be receiving letters this Tuesday in their Communication Envelopes along with some guidelines for the Solid Rock Hay Tunnel.

Another date to add to the calendar is Tuesday, October 28. At 7:00 p.m., Wings will be having the Parent Night for the 1st Quarter. This is a required meeting and goes over the students’ accomplishments and highlights their achievements. They will also be receiving their awards for the Triathlon at this time. The meeting should last no more than a couple hours. See you then!

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