School Briefs 1109

  • By Kelly Sullivan
  • Sunday, November 8, 2015 6:12pm
  • NewsSchools

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 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 no later than three business days before the meeting date. The board will meet:

■ 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);

■ 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.

Dates To Remember:

■ Nov. 10 – Kenai Rec Center Gym Time 12-2 p.m.

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

■ Nov. 13 – High School Sports Eligibility Due

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

■ Dec. 1 – Senior T-Shirt contest entries due (more info below)

Homer: Allied Health Programs Information:

The Director of the UAA School of Allied Health is coming to Homer. She will be presenting an Allied Health Programs Information Session. The session is open to the public. Anyone interested in careers in healthcare, such as; Pharmacy, Medical Coding, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory, Radiography, and Dental Assisting and Hygiene should attend. Students that are interested can call 235-1655 for individual advising appointments. The public information session starts at 5:15 p.m. at the Kachemak Bay Campus.

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 ( and Homer families contact Derek Bynagle ( 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 sixth, seventh or eighth 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: 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: or 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 approximately 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: At 11-11:45 a.m., Nov. 10, 2015.

— Cost: $9 per student (this fee may be able to be taken directly out of student’s allotment if it pertains to the ILP), $10 per adult (If you haven’t paid yet, please do so).

— We have met the minimum required participants but space is still available.

All Homeschool families invited. Contact your advisor if you are interested. If you have any questions, please contact Wendi at or call us at 907-714-8880. We hope to see you at the Zoo.

Senior T-Shirt Contest:

Help us design the Connections 2016 Senior T-Shirt and you could win a $20 Amazon Gift card and a free shirt. All entries must be on an 8.5-inch-by-11-inch paper or digital canvas and saved as a PDF. Designs cannot include trademarked logos, graphics, or copies. The words Connections and 2016 must be incorporated into the design and all artwork must be original. Only 2016 Connections Seniors are eligible to win. For questions or more information see attached flyer or contact Mark Wackler or call the Soldotna office at 714-8880.

IDEA Homeschool has several activities, events and classes available for students. You can stop by the office anytime to speak with any of our staff anytime. We are here to serve you. We add new events to our IDEA calendar and our blog during the week. Don’t forget to be checking our website and IDEA webmail weekly. You can find all this at

A few reminders in case you missed the sign up for Battle of the Books; now is the time. 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.

■ 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.

The 3rd Annual Health Academy is a two-week session in Galena and open to students in grades tenth through twelfth.

Participants will receive two half-credits for a high school degree and four free University credits.

Courses: ETT & Alaska Health and Nutrition

The course is going to be held from April 18-29, and applications are due by March 18.

Both classes need to be attended

This is a special course offered in Galena so there is no information on the IDEA Website. However, Please use the Courses in Galena page to learn about Galena, the GILA Campus, different courses in Galena and apply for the Health Academy.

1. Emergency Trauma Training (with certification if students pass) (½ credit High school elective) and (3 University credits)

2. Alaska Health and Nutrition Components are as follows: (1/2 credit High school elective) (1 University Credit) (fits with tribal management degree from UAF)

a. “Store Outside Your Door” — focusing on wellness, medicinal/nutritional use of Alaska Native plants/animals, celebration of Native Cultures, highlight traditional foods, create recipes from food harvested locally, highlight the Culinary Program at the Galena Interior Learning Academy, collaboration/leadership/self esteem (This is the curriculum used in conjunction with Digital storytelling to receive the ½ high school credit)

b. Digital Story Telling—“Webisode”—student produced (this is the 1 credit UAF class)

There are only 12 slots available to IDEA in this academy.

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.

Upcoming events:

■ Nov. 9: PTA monthly meeting at 8:35 a.m., KSAS Gear orders are due

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

■ 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 first-fifth grade students at 7 p.m. Students will be bussed to KCHS in the morning for dress rehearsal. Permission slips will be required so please watch for those in the Friday folders soon.


— The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Effort; to do your best.

— 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 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.

Mr. Daniels’s Class created All About Me PowerPoint presentations to share with parents at their parent conferences. The parents received it well. The presentations gave students an opportunity to take ownership in their learning. The students used keyboarding and technology skills in creative ways to communicate with others.

K-Beach Band students will be traveling to Kenai Central High School 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 includes 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.

■ Nov. 25 – Early Release Day; K-Beach will dismiss at 12:55 p.m.

■ Nov. 26 and 27 – No school due to Thanksgiving holiday

Kenai High School is putting on a canned food drive Nov. 2– 25.

Donations will be given to our local community food bank.

Kenai Central High School will be hosting its second annual Silent Auction and Spaghetti Feed Dinner on Dec. 4 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

All proceeds will go directly to the Students in Transition program which provides services for homeless students. So support a great cause, have a good dinner and attend our spaghetti feed and silent auction dinner. If you are interested in donating items for the silent auction they would be greatly appreciated.

Please call 283-2119 if you have any questions.

■ Nov. 10:

— Wrestling at Soldotna High School

■ Nov. 11:

— SST Competition 5:30–8 p.m.

■ Nov. 12:

— Student of the Month Luncheon

■ Nov. 13:

— Wrestling at Nikiski High School

— Hockey (Home) vs. Juneau High School

■ Nov. 14:

— Wrestling at Nikiski High School

— Hockey (Home) vs Juneau High School

Congratulations to our Box Tops for Education and Pizza Winner- Seth Myers. He received a pizza this past Friday for bringing in the most Box Tops for the month of October.

November contest is in full swing. Bring your Box Tops in a baggie or envelope labeled with your name and turn them in to the office for your chance to win a pizza too.

■ Nov. 13 All of our KMS basketball teams will play here at KMS against Seward. Games will begin at 3 p.m. Make plans to watch and support our KMS Kossacks.

■ Nov. 16 Sixth Grade Wrestling begins on. Students must have a completed sports packet turned in to participate.

Save the Date:

■ Nov. 20 is an Activity Night 6 – 8 p.m.

■ Nov. 25 is an Early Release Day.

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

— The fourth and fifth grade choir will be performing during the “Celebrating Heroes” Veteran’s Day event at the Kenai Senior Center on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

— Congratulations to our Soaring Eagles for the month of October. They are Angeline Bond, Daniel Broussard, Naomi Ellis, Ethan Geffe, Matthew Hyatt, Nolen James, Lyla Kenyon, Jonah Moses, Effie Muster, Kimberly Parker, Willow Patrick, Jorgi Phillips, Marvin Pingayak, Isaac Potton, Afton Roberts, Ben Roberts, Hallie Songer, Keagan Stanley, & Chloe Turner.

■ Nov. 25 is an early release day for students. Students being picked up will be dismissed at 1:50 p.m. and all other students will be dismissed at 1:55 p.m.

— There will be no school Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 and 27 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

■ Nov. 10

— MS Boys Basketball at Nikiski vs. Skyview 3 p.m.

■ Nov. 12-14

— Volleyball State Tournament

— Wrestling at Nikiski – Peninsula Duals

Looking Ahead:

■ Nov. 25 – Early Release Day

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

The NNS site council will meet today at 3:45 p.m. in the staff lounge.

■ Nov. 11 is Veteran’s Day. Our school will be having a Veteran’s Day assembly at 2:30 p.m. in the gym. This will be an opportunity for us to honor those who serve in the military and also to recognize the military families who sacrifice so much.

If you are a member of the NNS community and you have previously served or are currently serving in the military, you are invited to join us and be recognized during the assembly. If you need more information, please call the school office at 776-2600.

NNS third graders will be selling cinnamon rolls for two weeks in November. Rolls will be available on a first come, first serve basis and available on Nov. 9 – 13 and Nov. 16 – 20. Order forms are available at the office and payment must be enclosed to reserve the rolls. Cinnamon rolls cost $1.50 each, $9 a half dozen or $18 a dozen.

Now that we have snow on the ground, please remember to send your child to school with warm gear. Children need a warm jacket, snowpants, hat, gloves or mittens and warm boots. The kids love playing out in the snow and they have much more fun if they are dressed for the weather.

■ 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. 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.

Box Tops/Labels for Education Winners last week were: Michael Houser, Siddalee Fidai and Hunter Galleguillos. 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.

Redoubt Elementary Families – Perhaps your family could use a little extra help this holiday season with your Thanksgiving meal. The Peninsula Food Bank is prepared to help those in need. If you have questions or would like more information please contact the Peninsula Food Bank at 262-3111 before Nov. 18.

Redoubt 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. Volunteer your time, we need people to assemble the angel tree and much more.

Helping Redoubt Families – 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.

Please make sure your child has an after school plan in place every day. Students are released at 3:18 p.m.

If your child it being picked up at the end of the day, please make sure to be on time to pick them up on time as many of our staff have their own families and other obligations after school.

Clothing, cold weather, outdoors and recess:

Students should come to school dressed for the weather and prepared to go outside. All children go outside for recess until the chill factor temperature is minus 10-degrees Fahrenheit.

Generally any child well enough to come to school is well enough to go outside for recess. Even shortened recesses give the children a much needed break in routine and fresh air. A child too ill to go out-side should be recuperating at home. When special circumstances exist, students may be allowed to remain indoors for recess with a doctor’s note. Please contact the school nurse to make arrangements.

Boots are essential for outdoor recess. A pair of shoes should be kept at school to wear inside the building. Sitting with boots on all day is not healthy for feet. Students also need a heavy, winter weight coat, snow pants or a snowsuit, warm hat or hood, and gloves or mittens. Contact the school nurse if you need help securing these items for your child.

Sports Schedule this week:

■ Nov. 10 – Nikiski vs. Skyview A 7th at Nikiski – Boys start first 3 p.m.

■ Nov. 10 – Girls Nikiski B vs. Skyview B at Nikiski – 3 p.m. in Gym 2

■ Nov. 10 Boys Nikiski B vs. Skyview B at Nikiski – 4:30 p.m. in Gym 2

■ Nov. 13 – Skyview A 8th vs. Homer at Homer – 3:30 p.m.

■ Nov. 13 – Girls Skyview B vs. Chapman at Chapman – 3:30 p.m.

■ Nov. 13 – Boys Skyview B vs. Chapman at Chapman – 5 p.m.

Student Council will meet on Thursday, Nov. 12 at lunch time in the library. There are many holiday season activities to plan. Please see Mrs. Pothast with questions.

The Skyview Angel Tree is located in the school commons. If you would like to help a Skyview Middle School student in need, please stop by to select a card from the tree. All items purchased need to be returned to the front office by Friday, Dec. 4. Thank you.

Skyview Middle School is now accepting online payments for Class Fees, Athletic Fees and Lunch Fees. Parents have two options available to do this: Option 1 – sign on to Power School – click on the “Lunch and Fees Folder” then choose “Lunch Planner” or “Student Fees” or Option 2 – visit the KPBSD website > Students/Parents> Online Payments> Skyview Middle School> Class/Activity Fees> sign in to Power School. Please note that online payments will take approximately 24 hours to process. If you need assistance, please call the office at 260-2500 and ask for Mrs. Kircher.

—Skyview Middle School Quarter 1 Honor Roll:

— 4.0 – Mackinley Baxter, Brooke Belluomini, Whitney Benson, Kaitlyn Blache, Cameron Blackwell, Galen Brantley, Timothy Cashman, Autumn Chumley, Ray Chumley, Kathryn Creglow, Eve Downing, Casey Earll, Faith Glassmaker, Janna Krieger, Bailey Leach, Braden Lemm, Jacob McConnell, Sarah Mickelson, Clara Moore, MaCady Musgrave, Levi Rosin, Jersey Truesdell, Brayden Vanmeter, Erika Arthur, Ashlyn Asp, Madelyn Barkman, Adison Beck, Zachary Burns, Olivia Davis, Ethan Evans, Carson Fischer, Ryder Giesler, Katherine Gross, Kaytee Hackett, Gabrielle Humphreys, Macayla Jones, Spencer Kapp, Sierra Kuntz, Nicholas McConnell, Joshua Pieh, Abby Radeck, Colton Sorhus, Grace Wahl

— 3.0 to 3.9 – Austin Adlam, Kya Ahlers, Cade Appelhans, Trevor Bagnasco, Vydell Baker, Gage Baktuit, Gracie Bass, David Belger, Stevie Berninger, Katelynn Best, Hailey Blischke, Foster Boze, Hannah Braden, Heidi Brendtro, Margie Brown, Aldon Burns, Ryann Cannava, George Carpenter, Gracie Caston, Morgan Chace, Dylan Chambers, Lance Chilton, Brandon Christenson, Ross Christian, Trystin Clucas, Catherine Conner, Molly Cook, Emma Craig, Aubree Cude, Aidan Culver, Liam Culver, Sadie Daly, River Dawson, Isabella Dearmore, Wyatt Dement, Elena Dimitrovski, Rozilynn Dobson, Dylan Donham, Seraiah Dorman, Nathaniel Downs, Chloe Driskell, Brandon Ducker, Savannah Eberhard, Erika Eberhard, Taylor Edwards, John Einerson, Timothy Elder, Kilei England, Kaylee Fann, Mayson Faucher, Adin Fielden, Autumn Fischer, Zachary Fite Monette, Jack Fleming, Dawson Fox, Cheyenne Friedersdorff, Mack Frost, Brian Fry, Abbie Fullenwider, Brayden Gagnon, Micheal Gagnon, McCullen Gaul, Felicity Giver, Alexis Gomes, Marissa Griffin, Ayla Hagen, Zachary Hanson, Cristian Harrigan, John Harris, Kaliesha Hart, Paige Hegwer, Jack Heintz, Joshua Hieber, Ryan Hill, Maya Hilton, Sara Hinz, Dylan Hogue, Kianna Holland, William Hoover, Alana Houser, Angel Howlett, Thomas Hudson, Holland Jaime, Christian Jaime, Luke Johns, Cameron Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Trevor Jones, Faith Katzenberger, Jaron Kenner, Cassidy King, Bryan Kingrey, Zacharry Kitchen, Catherine Kline, Lucas Kline, Jacey Kosto, Mikayla Leadens, Thomas Leete, Brittany Lewis, ReeLynn Lisenby, Kylie Loop, Trayce Lyon, Loretta Maal, Matthew Martinelli, Austin Matheson, Kaden Matson, Ashley McDonald, Clifford McElrea, Grace McElroy, Lila McKay, Kyrie Medina, Madison Merly, Hudson Metcalf, Ysabelle Meyer Soyangco, Journey Miller, Judd Miller, Simon Montague, Jose Montague, Arianna Moonin, Tyler Morrison, Taylor Morse, Anchor Musgrave, Isaac Nagasako, Emma Nash, Korrin Nyren, Draven Olson, Trenton O’Reagan, Nadia Padila Reaume, Denize Pannick Pootjes, Nyia Peters, Adriane Poulin, Camron Presley, Kyler Pritchett, Louis Redmon, James Redmon III, Brody Reger, Zachary Renner, Iona Reutov, Morgan Reynolds, Sarah Rice, Dylan Richie, Giovanni Rigutto, Ricardo Rincon, Maxwell Rogers, Gabriella Rogers, Renee Rogers, Kody Rohr, Makenzie Rolenc, Payton Rusk, Sergio Saavedra, Calyssa Saporito Mills, Macie Schroeder Dalebout, Olivia Schwenk, Marceles Sepulveda, Elora Shockley, Sha’uri Shockley, Elizabeth Siemion, Estrella Slats, Blake Smith, Bailey Smith, Auree Sorensen, Derek Spezialy, Monique Spiers, Kristina Spies, Jordan Spies, Mia Stewart, Glory Stitt, Laynee Stausbaugh, Grace Tackett, Crystle Tapia, Dennis Taylor, James Taylor, Harley Thomas, Summer Tugan, Ituau Tuisaula, Tanner Ussing, Kody Van Dyke, Kalee Vanderwall, Joseph VanHout, Rayna Varney, Rowan Vasquez, Mollee Verba, Margret Verg-In, Riley Vickaryous, Tyra Vix, Elijah Wackler, Trenton Walden, Noah Walker, Bradley Walters, Lindsay Ward, Madison West, Tadan White, Maia Whitney, Makala Whittom, Alyssa Wilkinson, Aiden Willets, Anna Williams, Kaiden Wilshusen, Taylor Wilson, Brayde Wolfe, Arieona Woodard, Shannon Yeskie, Cobe Young, Alexander Zimmerman

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

■ Nov. 17 Picture retakes will be held in the Soldotna Elementary Library.

■ 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.

■ Nov. 25 Students will be released at 1:55 p.m. Mrs. Cannava’s afternoon pre-k class will not meet. Students riding the bus will be dropped off 90 minutes earlier than their regular scheduled time.

■ Nov. 26-27 Thanksgiving Break.

School News:

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

Soldotna High School PTSA will meet on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the SoHi Staff Lounge. Please join us.

Soldotna High School will present its annual One-Act Play Festival Nov. 12-14 in the SoHi auditorium at 7 p.m. $10 tickets are available at the door. This year’s offerings include: “How to Succeed in High School Without Really Trying” directed by Terri Zopf-Schoessler and starring: Afton Carlson, Elliot Fuhrman, Stockton Jones, Maddie Kleinschmidt, Nathaniel Patat, Logan Schoessler, Holly Todd, Rachael Todd, Sierra Reynolds, and Meghan Ussing; “Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Patridge” and “Little Bear’s Hiccups” readers’ theatre directed by Amy Angleton from Skyview Middle starring: Margie Brown, Catherine Conner, Cheyenne Friedersdorff, Nicholas Gage, Kat Gross, Sara Hinz, Lorreta Maal, Kylie Ness, Nyai Peters, MaKayla Raemaeker, and Harlee Thomas; Kenai Performers’ “Bedlam” directed by Donna Shirnberg starring: Allen Auxier, Terri Burdick, Sally Cassano, and Logan Parks; and “Avoiding the Pitfalls of High School Dating” directed by Sara Erfurth and starring: Daniel Garber, Kayla Haeg, Stockton Jones, Anthony Kitson, Tehya Nichols, Rachel Nill, Sierra Reynolds, Logan Schoessler, Kiana Steadman, Dylan Stockdale, and Gabby Triana. See you there.

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.

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 anyway you would like. Any questions contact Heather Parkki, 260-7022.

Makes a great Christmas gift.

Soldotna High School Student Council is sponsoring our Annual Holiday Food Drive.

It will run from Nov. 4-18. We are collecting all types of food but we are focused on providing holiday meals for families both in our school and our community.

Last year we were able to provide over 30 holiday meals for families and donate over 400 lbs of food to the local food bank. If you would like to help by donating holiday food items such as turkeys, potatoes, canned vegetables, or more you may contact Lana Syverson at or by dropping it off at the high school. Students in first period classes will be competing for prizes to see which class can bring in the most food for the food drive. If you or your family would like to have a holiday food box, please contact the school office.

Every Friday is spirit Friday. Wear your SoHi gear for a chance to win gift cards and more. The SOHI Library Media Center will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Contact Ms. Wear at 260.7036 or for information on the 4:15 p.m. bus.

Pool Schedule:

— Morning lap swim 6-7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday

— Evening lap swim 6-7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

— Evening open swim 7-9:00 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays

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: to order transcripts to be sent. The request is then forwarded to SoHi. After processing, it then goes through cyberspace rather than the U.S. 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 Transcrips: 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

PTSA meeting at Soldotna High School in the Teachers’ Lounge at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Soldotna High/Soldotna Prep food drive begins Nov. 5-17

Soldotna Prep School Honor Roll:

First Quarter 2016

— 4.00 GPA

Donald Bennett, Erika Bennett, Kortney Birch, Haley Buckbee, Hannah Delker, Sydney Juliussen, Brock Kant, Michael Michael, Cloe Milbauer, Cody Nye, Marlayna Saavedra, Jaida Sturman, Sophie Thomas

— 3.50 – 3.99 GPA

Elliana Bruce, Wyatt Denna, Mirricale George Mills, Katelynn Kimes, Trevor Marks, Carson Ratky, Gabriel Wackler-Murdock, Levi Wahl, Aidan Whitney, Mikaele Wong, Madelyn Brennan, Madison Gibbs, Titan Griffin, Danica Schmidt, Zian Dalton-Amend, Alyson Driskell, Mykenna Foster, Dalton Hatten, Sally Hoagland, Kalyn McGillivray, Kodi McGillivray, Bethani Shepard, Kayli Smith, Brennan Werner, Quinn Lucas, Brittani Blossom, Kristina Bybee, Porter Evans, Serena Larrow, Caleb Matson, Kennedy Holland, Darby McMillan, Aliann Schmidt

— 3.00 – 3.49 GPA

Amanda Eby, Titan Farrell, Hannah Gerry, River Kitchens, Tyler Schneider, Ashlyn Vehmeier, Joanna Cornelius, Victoria Denison, Victoria Giles, Cassie Haeg, Wyatt Harvey, Dakota Merculieff, Mariah Parnell, Allison Towell, Carsen Brown, Luis Chicas-Sorto, Ashlee Heiman, Jeremy Kupferschmid, Katie Schwartz, Kyla Smith, Cecilia Stewart, Brighton Turvin, Benjamin Snow

■ Nov. 17 PTO Meeting

■ Nov. 20 PTO BINGO

■ Nov. 25 Early Release at 2:05 p.m.

■ Nov. 26&27 No School

■ Nov. 30 Site Council

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Draft plan published for disbursement of $11.5 million in 2021 and 2022 ESSN disasters

Public comment will be accepted for the draft spend plan until July 24

The Kasilof River is seen from the Kasilof River Recreation Area, July 30, 2019, in Kasilof, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
King salmon fishing closed on Kasilof starting Monday

The emergency order is being issued to protect returning king salmon, citing weak returns

Soldotna City Hall is seen on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna’s city council appropriates funds for FY 2025 capital projects

Improvements are described for streets, police facility, Soldotna Creek Park and Soldotna Community Memorial Park

Gina Plank processes sockeye salmon caught on the first day of Kenai River dipnetting with her table set up on the bank of the Kenai River in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 10, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai River open for dipnetting

As of Tuesday, a total of 226,000 sockeye had been counted in the Kenai River’s late run

Assembly Vice President Tyson Cox speaks during a meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Assembly won’t pursue further discussion on tabled bed tax resolution

Members say they’re going to work on a new version of the idea this winter

Gov. Mike Dunleavy pictured with members of the House majority after signing the fiscal year 2025 budget bills, Thursday, June 27, 2024, in Anchorage, Alaska. From left to right: Reps. Stanley Wright, Tom McKay, Thomas Baker, Craig Johnson, Kevin McCabe, Julie Coulombe and Laddie Shaw. (Photo provided by Office of the Governor)
Dunleavy signs capital budget with $3.7M in state funding for Kenai Peninsula, vetoes $3.3M

Roughly $90 million in federal funding also allocated to Kenai Peninsula

Alaska State Troopers logo.
Soldotna man arrested Friday after 30-minute police chase

The man had an outstanding warrant for felony probation violation

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