Schools briefs for the week of Oct. 8, 2018

Schools briefs for the week of Oct. 8, 2018

Kenai Central High

A big congratulation to the Kenai Girls Cross Country team who recently won the Division II State Championship! Jaycie Calvert led the Kards with an individual State Title and three other runners placed in the Top 10!

The Ski Team will host their annual Sport Swap in the Kenai Auditorium Commons on Saturday, October 13 from 10 am- 2 pm. The team will sell lightly used winter gear and sporting equipment. Anyone who has items to donate or to sell with the team through consignment should contact 394-1825 or 690-1097.

This is a busy week for athletes at KCHS. The Lady Kards volleyball team will have three home games this week against Nikiski, Grace, and ACS. The October 11 game against Nikiski will be the Kards annual “Killing Cancer on the Kenai” game. The team is working to raise money to support those battling breast cancer on the Kenai Peninsula. Money raised at the gate, as well as the proceeds from a silent auction, will be donated. So come out, support the volleyball team, and Wear Pink!

In other sports, the Kard wrestlers will kick off their season hosting the Luke Spruill Memorial tournament at KCHS on Saturday the 13th. The swim team will travel to Palmer for a meet on the 11th and 12th.

The September Student of the Month winners were announced this week! Rotary Club: Jessy Jeffries; Chamber: Vitalia Strait; Elks: Maxwell Howland; Kard of the Deck: Kailey Hamilton; Super Staffer: Misty Hamilton; Physics: Raven Patrick; Honors Language Arts 9: Shawna Hudson; Spanish: Samantha Herman; Life Activities: Milena Doyle; Pre-Calculus: Colton Hall; Concert Choir: Kiera Duby; Anatomy & Physiology: Emma Mullet; Geometry: Luke Cross; Concert Band: Joshua Grosvold; World History: Elena Seal; Study Skills: Logan Jeffries. These students and their accomplishments will be celebrated at a luncheon this week hosted by the KCHS Culinary students!

Thursday 10/11: Volleyball v. Nikiski “Killing Cancer on the Kenai” Game C 3pm/ Jv 4pm/ V 5pm

Swim @ Palmer TBD

Friday 10/12: Volleyball v. Grace Jv 4pm/ V 5pm

Swim @ Palmer TBD

Ski Swap Drop off gear 4pm- 7pm.

Saturday 10/13: Ski Swap Drop off gear 9am-10am Doors open 10am-2pm for purchases

Volleyball v. ACS (@ Kenai Middle School) C 12pm/ Jv 1pm/ V 2:30pm

Wrestling “Luke Spruill Memorial Tournament” @ KCHS TBD

River City Academy

This past week at River City Academy was an exciting one. On Wednesday students walked down to the Soldotna Public Library to learn more of what the public library has to offer. The students participated in a scavenger hunt about the resources the library has for high school students. The library staff then showed the students the teen center, and talked about how the library can help students with their academic success. Overall, the students enjoyed learning more about how the library can help them.

If you or someone you know has a student interested in a small, non-traditional, student-centered and performance-based school environment which prepares middle and high school students for their own futures, please call the River City Academy office at 907-714-6400.

Redoubt Elementary

Believe Kids fundraiser has ended. Make sure you have handed in your packet and money to the school. Thank you to all the students and parents who went out in our community to help raise money for our school. You are all awesome!

Picture day was Oct. 5th. If you missed picture day, our retakes will be November 8th in the AM only.

Fun Fests will be October 12th from 3:30-5pm. The cost is $4 per student. Permission forms must be returned to school no later than noon on Friday.

A big thank you to our wonderful hardworking custodians. We appreciate you and everything you do for our school, students and staff. We hope you had a nice custodians day.

Redoubt’s 8th annual Fun Run is coming October 13th! Teachers sent home registration forms last week. Families and individuals are welcome to participate. Complete the form and turn it in with the registration fee to the office ASAP. There will be a bake sale and concession stand after the race. Please, no dogs or bikes. Strollers are welcome.

Students earned their first PBIS reward on Thursday. They celebrated their hard work for being kind, respectful safe and responsible with snacks, hot cocoa and fun outdoor activities.

The next PTA meeting is October 9th at 3:45. Please come and join them. We are always looking for new faces. You may bring something to the meeting that is an awesome idea!

Redoubt is looking for more volunteers. We would love you to come to our school and be a volunteer. You do not need to have a student here to volunteer. We appreciate you all!

We have a birthday table each month for our students and are looking for someone to come in and help with this activity. Any questions, please call Mrs. Kircher at 26-4300.

Nikiski North Star

The Nikiski Fire Department will be at NNS this week teaching fire prevention classes.

Please check the lost and found table located by the front office. All items will be donated to charity on the 1st and 15th of every month.

Ms. Faris is looking for electric keyboards with full size keys to play in music class. If you are interested in donating or letting NNS borrow your keyboard for about four weeks, please call the office at 776-2600 or contact Ms Faris Thank you!

The PTA annual fall carnival will be held on Saturday, October 27th from 1:00 – 4:00 at the school. The carnival has been taking place for more than 35 years! Some of the fun activities will be: trick or treat alley, costume contest, numerous game booths, cake walk, face painting, funky hair, auction baskets from each class and lots more. Also, the library will be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair. Volunteers are always welcome and needed to help set-up, run a booth, serve food and clean-up. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact a PTA board member or the school office. Candy donations can be put in the decorated box by the front office.

Nikiski Middle/High

Monday, October 8

Middle School Basketball begins

Tuesday, October 9

Picture Retakes

The Academic Awards and National Honor Society Induction dinner and ceremony – 6:00 p.m. Invitations have been mailed to all academic letter winners.

Wednesday, October 10

Dress in Pink Day

PSAT – 8:00 a.m.

Thursday, October 11

Volleyball @ Kenai – C Team 3:00/ JV 4:00/ Varsity 5:00

Friday, October 12

Volleyball @ Nikiski vs. Wasilla – C Team 3:00/ JV 4:00/ Varsity 5:00

Saturday, October 13

Volleyball @ Homer – C Team 11:00/ JV 12:00/ Varsity 1:30

High School Wrestling @ Kenai Luke Spurill Tournament

Monday, October 15

Graduation/ After Grad planning meeting. All parents of seniors invited to attend.

Thursday, October 18

Fall Concert – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, October 19

No School – End of the quarter – Teacher Work Day

Cody Handley has been selected as the Kenai Rotary Student of the Month for October!


The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Common Sense–To use good judgement.

Students are allowed to enter the building at 8:35. The door is unlocked prior to that time for band students only. Please do not drop off your child as there is no staff on duty for supervision


Volunteers are welcome any time at Kaleidoscope! Background checks and Volunteer Training are required for each school year to be an approved volunteer. Go to for the 2 links. Background checks may take up to 2 weeks to be processed. Volunteer Indemnification forms are to be completed 2 days before each study trip.

Monday, October 8

Fire Safety with Kenai Fire Department

Tuesday, October 9

Fire Safety with Kenai Fire Department 9:15 PTA Yearbook Committee Meeting

PTA Yearbook Committee meeting 9:15

Wednesday, October 10

Fire Safety with Kenai Fire Department

Friday, October 12Believe Kids Fundraiser is due

Up Coming Events

October 15-1st/2nd grade End of Quarter Celebration at 5:30pm, see teacher for details for each classroom

October 16 – Picture Retakes, siblings are at noon; 3rd/4th grade End of Quarter Celebration at 3pm

October 18 – PTA at 6:00 p.m. at The Flats Bistro

October 19 – End of 1st Quarter In-service; NO SCHOOL

October 22 – APC Meeting at 4:15 in the KSAS Library

October 23- 5th grade End of Quarter Celebration

October 24 – Drum Line at 9:30; Early Release at 2:10

October 30- District Budget Meeting in the KSAS Library from 6:00-7:30 pm

Soldotna Elementary

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

October 12 Fall Picture Re-take Day

October 19 Teacher In-service; No School for Students

October 24 Early Release

October 29- November 2 Book Fair in the Library

November 1 & 2 Parent Teacher Conferences; No School for Students

Parent Pack needs your help! Sign-up for email communications or like the Parent Pack on Facebook for up-to-date volunteer opportunities.

Parents can add money to their student’s lunch account online! Go to to view account information.

Student notes and bus passes will be sent to classes at 3:00pm each day. Please send in a note or call prior to this time to ensure your student gets the message.

To keep our school safe, all visitors and volunteers must sign in at the front office and pick up a visitor badge to wear while in the school. Anyone interested in volunteering can complete an online form by visiting the KPBSD website at and click on the volunteers link. This process must be completed each school year. Please contact the Human Resources Department with any questions.

Mountain View Elementary

The annual Mountain View Carnival will be on Thursday, October 18th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM and is open to the public. All funds earned will go towards student field trips or student activities, such as artists in schools, for all students. Proceeds may also be used for grade level equipment and supplies. There will be lots of food, games & prizes. Tickets are .25 each and most games cost 2-4 tickets to play. Parents are asked to sign up to help run a booth or to donate a cake or cookies for the cake walk and/or a prize for the prize walk. Parents need to have a background check through the school district to volunteer. Please call the office at 283-8600 if you need help with this process.

Picture retakes are scheduled for Thursday, October 18th for students needing to have their pictures retaken or students that missed the first picture day.

Friday, October 19th is an Inservice Day. There is no school for students.

Wednesday, October 24th, is an early release day. Students will be dismissed at 1:55 PM.

Student Council has chosen Friday, October 26, as “Twin Day”. Also, this year EVERY FRIDAY (other than spirit days) will be “Wear Blue for Mountain View” Day. Wear blue or your Mountain View t-shirt.


Dates To Remember:

DATE & LOCATION CHANGE: 10/08 – Gold Panning Educational Experience 12-2pm

10/10 – PSAT @ Soldotna and Homer Offices – check in at 8:00 am

10/15 – Homer Office: Safe Sitter Course Registration. Class on Friday, October 19th 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

10/17 – High School Eligibility Due

10/17 – Russian River Falls Guided Hike

10/25 – Homer Office: Lifetouch School Photos/RETAKES 1:00 pm – 3:00pm

10/31 – Soldotna Office: Annual Fall Festival from 1-3pm (more info below)

11/09 – AVTEC Tour (more info below)

11/14 – High School Eligibility Due

11/16 – Central Peninsula: School Pic Retakes @ Borough Bldg 3-5pm

Central Peninsula Gym Time:

Central Peninsula families are invited to come to gym time every Tuesday from 12-2pm at the Kenai Rec Center. Connections have organized activities, games and also free time for students of all ages to participate. Other homeschool families are invited and encouraged to participate. Please note: all students must have an adult present. Come check it out!

Outdoor Club First Activity – Gold Panning at Alaska Fishing Lodge:

Connections Homeschool Program’s new “Outdoor Club” will meet twice per month to explore a variety of fun outdoor & educational activities for all homeschool students. Students are welcome to attend as many of the meetings/activities they wish. Contact Mark Wackler at or 714-8880 for more info!

FIRST ACTIVITY – DATE AND LOCATION CHANGE: Due to a variety of factors, the Gold Panning educational experience will now be on October 8th from 12-2pm at Alaska Fishing Lodge & Cabins off Mackey Lake Road in Soldotna. Please wear warm outdoor clothing. There is no charge for this activity!!! This activity is suitable for all ages, and parents are welcome to attend as well. Space may be limited so please RSVP with Mark Wackler:

What: Gold Panning

When: Monday, October 8th from 12-2pm

Where: Alaska Fishing Lodge Directions: From the Sterling Highway, turn on Mackey Lake Road, take a left on the 4th street called Delcie Dr, take a left at the T and go straight into the driveway with the sign that is covered up with black plastic, you can’t miss it!

October 17th: Russian River Falls Guided Hike: The Russian River Falls led by Alice Main from the Kenai Watershed Forum. Meet at the Russian River Falls Trailhead at 10 am on Wednesday, October 17. This trail is nicely groomed and flat trail, about 1.5 miles each direction, and suitable for all ages & abilities. Don’t forget to bring comfortable clothing, rain jacket, comfortable walking shoes or boots, lunch, water, and a backpack or day bag is a good idea. Please DO NOT bring any firearms. There will be no charge for this activity, but please RSVP with Mark Wackler by emailing or calling the Soldotna office at 907-714-8880. For more info about the Russian River Falls trail please see this website:

Soldotna Connections Annual Fall Festival:

Come join the Soldotna Connections office for our annual Fall Festival October 31st from 1-3pm. We will have food, activities, games and trick-or-treating for students. Costumes encouraged, all ages and all homeschool families welcome! This is always a fun and well-attended event that students look forward to so we hope to see you here!

Soldotna & Homer Offices: Thursday Art Show:

The Soldotna & Homer offices are celebrating student art, grades K-12, every month! Paintings, drawings, ceramics, photography, digital art, etc… all are welcome and encouraged!

Next month in November: Thankful theme! Thursday, Nov. 8th from 3-4pm

December: Winter theme! Thursday, Dec 13th from 1-3pm. Connections will also have ornament craft stations and a dessert potluck!

**Please note: any and all submissions are welcome regardless of theme**


All Connections High School Students are invited to attend a free guided tour, lunch included, of AVTEC in Seward on Friday, November 9th. AVTEC offers a variety of educational programs such as: Construction, Welding, Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Maritime Studies, Electronics, Culinary Arts and many other courses.

Lunch will be provided so please RSVP to Reubin Payne at or call the Connections office at 907-714-8880.

WHEN: Friday, November 9th @ 10:00 am

WHERE: AVTEC – 519 4th Ave, in the auditorium on the 2nd floor

Soldotna Prep

Picture retakes are October 18th.

After school tutoring will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the library from 2:30-3:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to receive help if students are behind, or just want some extra time to work on classroom assignments. Make sure transportation is arranged and students are picked up promptly at 3:30.

The cross-country end of season banquet is tonight in the SOHI commons at 6:00 pm

The hockey booster club meeting is Tuesday, October 9th in the SOHI library at 6:00 pm

Volleyball is hosting Wasilla this Thursday and Saturday at the SOHI gym. C-team games on Thursday starting at 3:30 pm and Saturday at 10:00 am with JV and varsity following.

October 19th – End of the 1st quarter

October 24th – Early release

Kenai Peninsula Native Youth Leaders Free Team! Opportunity to earn .5 Leadership Elective Credit! Great for jobs and scholarships Native and Non- Native Students can join. No GPA Requirement! NO TEST! Work with all HIGH School Members through google classroom! Remaining meeting dates are: 10/18, 11/15, 12/20, 1/24, 2/21, 3/21, 4/18


Congratulations to all of our fall sport athletes and coaches. Our soccer teams and cross country running teams performed well at their respective borough championships. The Skyview girls soccer team won the borough championship.

Girls and Boys Intramural Basketball begins today! All students who wish to join must turn in the required sports forms before participation. Forms must be filled out for each sport. All forms may be picked up at the Front Office or found online on the Skyview Middle School blog > Skyview Sports > Required Sports Paperwork.

Reminder: Bus passes must be in writing by a parent or guardian. The correct bus number and street, along with the parent/guardians phone number needs to be on the written note. Bring the note to the office before noon. No temporary passes can be written for bus number 139. Contact Apple bus number at 262-4900 with questions.

For more Skyview news… visit the Skyview Middle School Blog at or Like Us on Facebook!

Soldotna High School

PTSA meeting is October 11, at 5:30 pm in the SOHI staff lounge.

Parents of Juniors kick off meeting will be Monday, October 22, in the Sohi staff lounge at 5:30 pm.

Parents of Seniors kick-off meeting will be Monday, October 22, in the Sohi staff lounge at 6:30 pm

The Soldotna High School Counseling Department will host two FAFSA Completion Workshops. Bring your 2017 tax info and get expert help filling out the FAFSA on Monday, October 8th 6 pm in room 24 and Tuesday, November 27th6pm in room 24.

The afterschool tutoring buses will start running on 8/28. There are 2 buses that leave at 4:15. You must be on the route list to ride the bus. See Ms. Wear in the library to find out more information and/or get on the bus list. You can also email her at or call 260-7036.

Soldotna Stars Letterman Jackets are available to order at Click on Varsity Jackets, find our school by State, select Soldotna High School, starting at $149 you can personalize it any way you would like. Makes a great Christmas gift!

SoHi Pool Schedule

M,W,F Morning Lap 6:30am-7:30am

Sport Calendar


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 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 the 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.

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