School Briefs

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 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 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:

■ April 14;

■ May 5 (at Seward High School);

■ June 2;

■ June 3 (Board Planning Session).

Early release dates for KPBSD schools

Six times throughout the academic year, on a Wednesday, 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, school will end 90 minutes earlier. Bus transportation will be adjusted by 90 minutes. Upcoming early release date is: April 16.

KBEA scholarships up for grabs

The Kenai Borough Employees Association scholarship committee is currently accepting applications for three scholarships of $500 each. The scholarships are available to all 2014 graduates of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, including public schools, private schools and home-schooled. Applications and instructions are available from any Kenai Peninsula Borough High School counselor’s office or on the borough’s website at Applications must be delivered or postmarked by March 28. Applications can be mailed or dropped off at the KBEA Scholarship Committee, 144 N. Binkley St., Soldotna, AK 99669.

Scholarship available to Nikiski students

If you will be a graduate in 2014, live in the community of Nikiski, and plan on continuing your education after graduation, please consider applying for the Thelma McConnell Scholarship. Applications are available at Nikiski Middle-High School. The deadline for applications is March 31. If you have questions, please contact Patti Floyd at the Nikiski Senior Center at 907-776-7654.

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.

There will be a summer construction academy at the Workforce Development Center (located behind KCHS). Students will be constructing a greenhouse and a shed. Class days will be May 28-30 and June 2-6 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Also offered this summer is an Emergency Trauma Technician (ETT) academy. Dates and times TBA. This course will cover all areas required to receive certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. The last week of class will be for review and the final exam. If you pass the exam you’ll receive your certification and an ETT patch.

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 ∏ practical art credit.

To sign up go to or for more information call Debbie Pearson at 283-2145 or students can see there counselor.

Funding for the Alaska Construction Academies comes from a grant from the Ak Dept of Labor and Workforce Development, The Ak Dept of Commerce and Economic Development and The AK Youth First Program.

Connections Home-school

■ April: Enrollment for 2014/2015 begins April 14. Please make an enrollment appointment with your advisor.

April 8 — Science Assessments for Grades 4th, 8th and 10th

■ April 15 — Seniors: All correspondence courses and finals need to be finalized

Soldotna Connections Easter Egg Hunt: The Soldotna Connections Office is hosting an Easter Egg hunt on April 16. It will be from 2-3 p.m. outside next to our office, so please wear appropriate clothing. Remember: bring your boots, warm cloths, super sleuth eyes and we hope to see you here!

April Safe Sitter Course: There is another safe sitter class offered April 28 and 29, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This class is very informative and offers hands on training for general care to emergency care. Preparing our children for what to do in case of an emergency is so important. Children need to be between the ages of 11 & 13 to attend. Each class has room for 13 students. The cost is $50.00 and may be reimbursable by Connections. Each child will receive a backpack with tools that they will know how to use upon completion of the class. For more information go to or click on quick links, go to community programs and click on safe sitter. Please register early to attend. For more information please contact Marcia Knowlton 598-0950(Instructor/Parent contact) or Sheila or Roberta 714-4775(Hospital contacts). Please feel free to invite other home-school families who are not currently with Connections.

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science

■ Monday — APC meeting in the library from 4-5 p.m.; New parent informational meeting in the library from 6-7 p.m.

■ Tuesday — SBA science testing for 4th grade only; PTA is meeting at 9:15 a.m.

■ Wednesday — D.A.R.E for the 5th/6th grade classes

■ Thursday — Bus evacuation drill for students on arrival at school; Kindergarten family math night and potluck from 5-7 p.m.

■ Friday — D.A.R.E for the 5th/6th grade classes

PTA is now accepting nominations for the 2014/2015 PTA Board. For more information contact the PTA at


■ April 14 Spring Pictures

■ If you are able to volunteer for the Bike Rodeo on May 12, please let nurse Mary Lou know.

■ Year-end “Being There” trips are getting scheduled now. If you plan on volunteering for any trip, please make sure that you have the volunteer requirements done 48 hours prior to the trip.

■ The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Active Listening: To listen with the intention of understanding what the speaker intends to communicate.

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary

K-Beach will be holding Kindergarten Visitation for next year’s incoming kindergartners on April 16 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Your child can ‘go to school’ for an hour while parents meet with the principal and register. You can pre-register your child at that time. You will need to bring the student’s immunization records and birth certificate. Students must be born before September 1, 2009 to attend next fall. Please call the school office at 260-1300 for more information and to schedule your child for visitation day.

The second graders in Mrs. McCoy’s class are busy learning about plants. We’ve planted many different types of seeds and are busy recording the growth of our plants in our science journals. Our beans and sunflowers have sprouted but we are still waiting for our radishes to pop out of the soil. Mrs. McCoy brought in her Aerogarden and we are hoping to see lettuce sprouts in the very near future.

K-Beach 6th grade is sponsoring a school-wide Food Drive. Please send cans or sealed boxes/bags of food to your child’s classroom beginning April 7. Our last day to collect food is on April 17. All food will be donated to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank.

■ April 8 — Science SBA testing for grade 4 only.

■ April 11 — Spring Pictures

Kenai Central High

The junior class would like to thank all of the parents and business that donated items and time to help make this year’s prom and after prom event a huge success.

Wednesday the Junior Class is going to work for the annual Job Shadow Day. Juniors will be shadowing a community member who works in a career that interest the student.

Seniors, the executive officers are currently accepting photos for the senior slideshow that will be shown during the graduation ceremony. Please send all of your photos to Ms. Wagoner.

Kenai Middle

SBA testing was a huge success and Kenai Middle School would like to thank all the parents and guardians for making sure students were here every day prepared and ready for testing. Kenai Middle would also like to send out a sincere thank you to all the parents that volunteered to arrive early to make and serve breakfast before testing began. These types of activities aren’t possible without parent/guardian support and dedication! Thank you!

Track season starts today for 7th and 8th graders.

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic is being held Wednesday to honor our parents and community members that have helped out at various times with our students. It is being held in the library from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Spring pictures are scheduled for Tuesday at 8 a.m. Order forms are available at the office.

It is time to start collecting aluminum cans. Students that bring in a full garbage bag of crushed cans will get first choie of mini-courses. Aluminum can collection will begin on April 15 and 16. Bags of cans are not allowed to be transported on the bus so students will need to make arrangements to transport their cans to school.

Congratulations to last week’s Character Counts award winners: Sierra Longfellow and Bridget Marston. Great Job!

Mountain View Elementary

PTA meeting Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Mountain View Elementary early Kindergarten registration for the 2014-2015 school year open is now open. Students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1. Registration forms may be picked up at the Mountain View Office. Kindergarten Parent Orientation will be on April 24. Registered students will be invited to visit a Kindergarten classroom on April 29.

Applications are available for the 2014-2015 Mountain View Pre-K Program.

Screenings for this program will be held at the Kenai Community Library on April 15. In order to be considered, a child must be 4 years old by Sept. 1 and have a completed application returned to Mountain View Elementary. Screenings will be scheduled after applications are brought back to the school. For information please call 283-8600.

April 16 — “Character Day.” Students may dress up as their favorite character.

Congratulations to our Soaring Eagles for the month of March. They are Isabella Bond, Synder Calderon, Summer Cartier, Kacey Cunningham, Madeline, Edelen, Jonathan Freeman, Ashten Gordon, JJ Hart, Robert Hayes, Jonas LaBarre, Emma Lawson, Cyanna Lindquist, Adrienne Maxie, Kara Pratt, Isaac Sharpe, Nicole Toepel, Genesis Trevino, William Wilson, & Evyn Witt.

Nikiski Middle-High

4.0 Honor Roll — 12th grade – Cory Carr, Seth Carstens, Jodi Cook, Alyssa Darch, Michael Hollinger, Kerry Ross, Jared Wallis; 11th grade – Calvin Carpenter, Marilynn Davis, Michaela Dean-Apted, Jade Elsey, Laura Hufford, Bryce Jensen, Katelyn Sexton; 10th grade – Nathan Carstens, Evangeline Cox, Marguerite Cox; 9th grade – Braden Ellis, Chrystal Epperheimer, Avery Kornstad, Savannah Rizzo; 8th grade – Rylee Jackson, Sarah Nash, Hailey Peterson, Melanie Sexton, Donovan Smith, Jamie Yerkes; 7th grade – Bethany Carstens, Garrett Ellis, Thomas Halliday, Alie Minium, Carlee Rizzo, Emma Wik, Hannah Young; 6th grade – Jakobee Anderson, Kaycee Bostic, Hamilton Cox, Martin Cox, Linnaea Dohse, Angela Drusedow, Danielle Elsey, America Jefferys, Bryan Rutherford, Jordyn Stock, Joseph Yourkoski, Tika Zimmerman

3.5 Honor Roll — 12th grade –Emily Cooper, Acacia Fisher, Tanar Jackson, Michael Stangel, Hannah Tauriainen; 11th grade – Morgan Carmody, Benjamin Carstens, Brendon Colton, Erin Cox, Garratt Dohse, Dylan Jackson, Brady Malston, Jasmine Monroe, Christian Riddall, Mira Solmonson, Rachel Thompson; 10th grade – Dennis Anderson, Wyatt Carpenter, Mikaila Colton, Aubrey Coreson, Thomas Cox, Luke Johnson, Lauren O’Brien, Dylan O’Reagan-Broussard, Destiny Owens, Karon Pagcu, Brittany Perry, Gracie Satterwhite, Jeanelee Stock, Samuel Tauriainen, Lorilee Whitcomb, Haley Wik; 9th grade – Maiya Anderson, Emily Hensley, Matthew Minium, Tirzah Young; 8th grade – Kaitlyn Dela Cruz, Ian Johnson, Claire Merrill, Rykker Riddall, Ashlee Tiner, Gavin Wallis; 7th grade – Ian Davis, McKenna Leighton, Sara Moore, Angela Nunley, Samantha Perry, Gabriel Smith, Jacob Smith, Shirika Thomas, Shane Weathers; 6th grade – Madison Akers, Ethan Hack, Noah Litke, Steven Patrick Jr, Mariah Samson, Chirsten Williams

3.0 Honor Roll — 12th grade – Abbie Cason, Keturah Costello, Michelle Fandel, James Hadella, Rebekah Krogseng, Katrina Panzel, Taylor Peterkin, Justice Uhls, Richard Vollertsen; 11th grade – Gregory Brown, Matthew Bumbaugh, Breanna Carpenter, Nicasio Castro IV, Skylair Childress, Nataliyah Davis-McDaniel, Tiffany Lopez, Isaiah Metcalf, Erin O’Brien, William Olsen, Jacob Olson, Jared Parnell, Melissa Roza, Allyson Vincent, Jacob Williams; 10th grade – Christopher Carr, Christina Gonion, Hunter Holloway, Tyler Jagd, Mikayla Larson, Alison Litke, Hannah Love, Aedreena Nicks, Kaitlyn Odis, Ryder Payment, Hallie Riddall; 9th grade – Paige Brame, Maizie Carpenter, Christian Carr, Brandon Hanifen, Makayla Hansen, Patrick Perry, Lauren Ryan, Skyler Smith, Anders Solmonson, Stephanie Thomas, Maddison Williams; 8th grade – Michael Bridges, Luck Broussard, Hope Burleson, Verity Feltman, Skylar Freeman, Baker Hensley, Deidra Lamping, Tyler Litke , Elizabeth Oliva, Hayden Riley, Myranda Rockett, Jack Sullenger, Emilee Tiner; 7th grade – Sabrena Christoffersen, Kelsey Clark, Seth DeSiena, Shaeanne Dohse, Patricia Doty, Justin Harris, Jace Kornstad, Connor McAleenan, Katelyn Moore, Dustin Mullins, Dylan O’Brien, McKinsey Pitt, Ashana Poage, Ashley Pope, Cheyanne Wall, Natanie Whitcomb; 6th grade – Samuel Berry, Erika Bollig, Petie Deveer, Tawnisha Freeman, Vanessa Lopez, Bryan McCollum, Kassidy Meyers, Erica Mistecka, Cecily Quiner, Katerina Sinenko, Kenden Snook, Shaylyn Stroman, Alice Turner-Walker, Matthew Weathers, Michael Weathers, Brayde Wolfe

■ Monday — Middle School Track Begins

■ Tuesday — High School Awards Night – 6 p.m. in the auditorium; Site Council Meeting – 4 p.m.

■ Thursday — PTSA Meeting

■ Saturday ­— Prom! Prom is from 7-11 p.m. at the new Nikiski Senior Center. Promenade will be at 5:30 p.m. in the Auditorium at Nikiski High School. Prom tickets will be sold until Wednesday. Cost is $25 per person or $45 a couple. Guest sign-up sheets can be picked up in the office and are due by Wednesday.

Kelly Reilly Photography will be doing pictures for Prom. Price sheets and order forms are available at the office.

Cheer Tryouts! Cheer tryouts will be held April 14, 15 and 17. If you are interested in Cheerleading please see Ms. Boyle for a cheer packet

Nikiski North Star Elementary

The SBA Science test will be on Tuesday for 4th grade only. Please make sure your 4th grader gets a good night’s rest, eats a healthy breakfast and arrives at school on time.

This week is volunteer appreciation week at NNS. We will honor our volunteers with a tea in the library on April 1 at 3:45 pm. Please call the school at 776-2600 to RSVP.

Congratulations to our 5th grade Masonic Outstanding Student Rosalie Anderson! Rosalie is a student in Mrs. Barnes class. Congratulations goes to the following students who were also nominated for the award: Emilee Braun, Savannah Ley, Aspen Hooper, Boden Quiner, Alex Johnson, Brenden Boehme, and James Lamping. Rosalie will represent NNS at the Masonic Awards on April 25 at KCHS.

Mrs. Burnett and Mrs. Trammell’s classes will have artwork of sled dogs displayed in the Capitol building in Juneau during the month of May. The students were sent a state pin of the Alaska state dog, the malamute, from Speaker of the House, Mike Chenault. Good job Kindergarteners!

Redoubt Elementary

Volunteer Appreciation Week April 7-11 The staff and students at Redoubt would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the volunteers who volunteer their time at our school. You make a difference; Redoubt is a better place because of you.

All volunteers must be registered with the school district prior to volunteering in classrooms/driving on field trips. Field trip drivers must complete a driver form and submit required documentation when driving on school related field trips. Please contact the school office for additional information or go to click on volunteer link and follow the instructions.

Each spring we provide parents the opportunity to provide input into the classroom placement of their child for the following school year. This input can be very helpful to the school staff when placing students into classes. Placement decisions for each student will be finalized by Mr. Pothast, classroom teachers and the school’s Intervention Team. If you have questions about the placement process, please see Mr. Pothast. So that your input may be considered during the placement process, input forms are available at the school web site and at the school office. Forms must be returned to the school office no later than April 25, at 4 p.m. Forms returned after that date will not able to be considered in the placement process.

The next PTA meeting will be held April 8 at 3:30 p.m. in the staff lounge. Child care will be provided.

The next Site Council meeting will be held April 9 at 3:30 p.m. in the staff lounge.

Redoubt Elementary 2014/2015 Preschool applications may be picked up at the school office. Children must be 4 years old by Sept. 1.

Redoubt’s 4th grade classes will be selling ice cream every Friday through the month of April to raise money for their spring field trip to the Kenai Fjords. Ice cream prices range between .75cents and $2.

This year’s Masonic Student of the Year is Cameron Blackwell from Mrs. Arthur’s sixth grade class. Congratulations to all nominees: Brooke Beliuomini, Elijah Wackler, Levi Rosin, Whitney Benson, Kaylyn Bearup, Kianna Holland, Jersey Truesdell, Zach Hanson, and Galen Brantley.

Fun Fest will be held Friday 3:30 – 5 p.m. This will be the last Fun Fest of the school year. All permission slips are due by noon the day of the Fun Fest. See you there!

Last week’s Box Tops for Education winners were, Easton Gentry, Jonah Blanton, Anika Jedlicka & Davey Doremire. Keep turning those Box Tops for Education.

Soldotna Elementary

Our Reading Counts contest is on the downhill slope as there are only about 5 more weeks of reading and taking those quizzes until the grand prize winners will be drawn. For now, the winners in each classroom last week were the following wonderful students: Triston Gallegos, Andrew Pieh, Bella Twidwell, Carter Cannava, Jessica Croom, Tristan Edmondson, Lydia Jenkins, Gage Baktuit, Marc Billings, and Iona Reutov.

Our Volunteer luncheon will be this Friday from 11 until 1 p.m. This is a time of appreciate to honor these dedicated people and their work on behalf of our staff and students. Thank you volunteers!

Our PTA is meeting again on April 14. Childcare is provided, so come and join us. All are always welcome! Site Council meeting is April 8 at 3:45 p.m. in the conference room.

“Basseo & Trebleet” Concert coming up for the 4th,5th, and 6th grades on April 30 at 6 p.m. in the gym. See you there!

Outstanding 6th Grade Student Chosen: Each year the Masons ask the staff to honor students who have exhibited outstanding qualities of leadership, citizenship, caring, academic achievement, and activity participation. Tim Cashman was chosen as the 2014 Outstanding Student! Katie Creglow and Clara Moore were the runners up. Congratulations to all, and thank you for being outstanding examples for all of us!

Spring Pictures are just around the corner. Students will have their photos taken on April 10. Please remember that only those students with their order packets will get their pictures taken.

Our 5th and 6th graders have been working with clay to make bowls. There is a display case down the intermediate end of the school where you may see some of these bowls displayed. They are amazing, and the kids are enjoying the new glazes and learning about design and properties of clay.

Mrs. Baktuit’s 2nd graders are beginning their adventure with magnets. Also, they will be researching about either a famous person, an animal, or a dinosaur for this quarter’s writing project. They will be gathering facts and presenting their findings to the entire class.

Be sure to notice outside Mrs. Cannava’s preschool classroom that the children have been helping the Elves and the Shoemaker. They have decorated some very fancy footwear. Also the preschoolers have explained about their super powers. These projects are in the hallway also, and they are wonderful.

Mrs. Vasilie’s kinders have learned about the art of Wassily Kandinsky. They have made lovely pictures using circles and art techniques of printing.

Soldotna High

On April 15, Soldotna High School will be hosting a Post-secondary Planning Night for juniors and below. Students and parents are encouraged to attend to learn more about preparing for college and career training. The event will begin at 6pm in the SoHi library and dinner from Subway will be provided. For further questions contact Emily Cotton, College and Career Guide, at 260-7083 or

On April 12, from 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. the Parents of Juniors will host a chaperoned, drug and alcohol free party after the Prom at Soldotna Middle School. The ‘After Prom Party’ is held to help SOHI students continue their prom celebration in a positive and safe environment. All juniors, and seniors (and their guests) are invited to attend. There will be a photo booth, food, music, games and lots of great prizes including money prizes given away.

Soldotna Middle

Soldotna Middle School’s 8th Grade Masonic Outstanding Student of the Year is Jode Sparks. Jode demonstrates outstanding qualities in 5 areas: Character, Academic Achievement, Extra Curricular Activities in and out of School, Leadership Role, and Volunteerism in the School and Community. He was selected from a group of five finalists: Kellie Arthur, Rachel Davidson, Portia Padilla and John-Mark Pothast. Jode will be honored at the Masonic ceremony on Friday, April 25, at the Renee Henderson Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. in Kenai.

Mrs. Sheilah-Margaret Pothast was selected as a BP teacher of Excellence. She gets $500 for herself and another $500 for our school. She is also in the running for BP teacher of the year! We appreciate all she does for the students and staff at Soldotna Middle School. Thank you Mrs. Pothast!

Track and Field Begins Today!

Soldotna Middle School Third Quarter Honor Roll: 8th Grade 4.0 — Anna Aley, Kellie Arthur, Ethan Bott, Caroline Cho, Rachel Davidson, Austen Eriksson, Derek Evans, Gavin Goggia, Talon Hagen, Alice Han, Kealey Hendricks, Selby Hill, Jaela Hubbard, Kaley Hunter, Madeline Kindred, Sarah McConnell, Samuel McElroy, Melia Miller, Tyla Moorleghen, Mikala Mudrick, Hannah Noyes, Portia Padilla, John-Mark Pothast, Cody Quelland, Delaney Risley, Christy Satterwhite, Eli Sheridan, Jode Sparks, Kevin Tautfest, Hannah Wells

7th Grade 4.0 — Kortney Birch, Brittani Blossom, Thomas Brown, Haley Buckbee, Rylan Burrows, Megan Calloway, Hannah Delker, Mykenna Foster, Laurel Glaves, Kennedy Holland, Katelynn Kimes, Aliann Schmidt, Benjamin Snow, Brennan Werner

8th Grade 3.9 to 3.5 — Garryn Baker, Trayton Bird, Gage Burns Hankins, Brandon Crowder, Charis Curry, Cora Davis, Erin Dobbs, Nicholas Edwards, Kiernan Escott, Korie Gilmore, Grace Graham, Nicolas Horning, Ashley Jones, Kallie Kenner, Javan King, Elizabeth Lisenby, Jake Marcuson, Kamala Martin, Savannah McDonald, Mathphia McEntire, Maguire Merriman, Richard Metcalf, Charles Meyer, Kamry Meyer, Michael Moore, Chloe Newby, Emily Noblin, Wessley Petrovich, Emily Pieh, Josep Pons-Vives, Katie Richmond, Andrea Rodriguez, Joseph Tre Rybak, Ricci Sackett, Stormy Shields, Vanessa Steiner, Ella Stenga, Sean Verg-In, Hailey Wilkinson, Kindle Williams, Michayl Wilshusen, Benjamin Wilson, Whitney Wortham, Denali Wurst

7th Grade 3.9 to 3.5 ­— Asia Angeles-Hanson, Donald Bennett, Erika Bennett, Kristina Bybee, Sharon Childsdress White, Abigail Cooke, Wyatt Denna, Porter Evans, Joseph Fiebelkorn, Mirricale George Mills, Cassie Haeg, Dalton Hatten, Ashlee Heiman, Travis Howell, Jacob Jackson, Serena Larrow, Derek Lewis, Denali Lombard, Kalyn McGillivray, Darby McMillan, Jordan Merrill, Cloe Milbauer, Madelyn Miles, Katlian Nelson, Natalia O’Toole, Athalia Quiner, Marlayna Saavedra, Danica Schmidt, Cecilia Stewart, Levi Wahl, Thomas Wells, Aidan Whitney, Melinda Williams, Selene Williams

8th Grade 3.49 to 3.0 — Sarah Baktuit, Kyle Bauter, Emily Books, Fiona Boze, Tovia Bremond-Hilton, Anthony Carrasco, Cally Christianson, Jessica Davis, Darrion Derflinger, Noah Deutsch, Kami Diehl, Juliann DiLucchio, Madisen Elder, Conner Fowler, Jay Frost, Christian Hames, Brady Hanson, Joseph Hensley, John Holland, Delaney Johnson, Lucas Johnson, Anthony Kitson, Samantha Kompkoff, Colter Landeis, Jeremiah Lindemann, Anthony Long, Myra Love, Calvin Mitzel, Austin Reeves, Michael Reutov, Tyler Reynolds, Stephane Saenz, William Selden, Logan Smith, Shannon Spence, Luke Trammell, Chance Turvin, Lucas Verba, Koby Vinson, Andrew Winslow., Shaylynn Zener

7th Grade 3.49 to 3.0 — Darwin Baldwin, Carsen Brown, Luis Chicas-Sorto, Elizabeth Conner, Logan Craig, Victoria Denison, Landen Dewitt, Abigail DiPaolo, Amanda Eby, Titan Farrell, Tehya Foust, Brett Fullenwider, Alexis Giles, Victoria Giles, Mckenzie Hale, Kameron Hanson, Courtney Johnston, Angel Joseph-Matumeak, Jayden Kemp, River Kitchens, Dorothy Kreider, Cody Little, Reva Lovett, Mariah Mattfield, Timothy Opheim, Joseph Parker, Mariah Parnell, Mackenzie Powell, Bethani Shepard, Kayli Smith, Jaida Sturman, Brittany Taylor, Brighton Turvin, Alexander Van De Grift, Benjamin Van Hoose, Christopher VanCuren, Gabriel Wackler-Murdock, Kambree Whittom, Keeley Withrow, Mikaele Wong, Colleen Yeskie

Soldotna Montessori Charter

Sixteen fifth and sixth grade students will be traveling with their teachers and chaperones to New York City next week to participate in the Model United Nations Conference in New York City. Our students will join over 500 other 5th – 8th graders from around the world.

Intermediate classrooms will have guest teachers for the week and will be participating in Science Camp, Art Camp and Dance Camp. All 4th – 6th graders will go to Nikiski Pool on Friday.

Students in 2nd and 3rd grade are preparing for an overnight trip to the Seward Sea Life Center on April 24.

Skyview High

On Tuesday Skyview will be hosting a Post-secondary Planning Night for juniors and below. Students and parents are encouraged to attend to learn more about preparing for college and career training. The event will begin at 6pm in the Skyview library and dinner from Subway will be provided. For further questions contact Emily Cotton, College and Career Guide, at 260-2397 or

Seniors, your College and Career Guide will be proctoring the AccuPlacer Exam on Thursday after school at 2:30 p.m. If you would like to take the exam on this date, please sign up with Emily Cotton or Wes Andrews

Friday Freshmen and Sophomores who are interested in becoming foreign exchange students are invited to this presentation in the Skyview Library. Students must have their Advisory teacher’s permission to attend. (Contact Information: Lisa from Rotary, 283-9500 or 252-7577)

Skyview Prom: Atlantis: A Night Under the Waves, April 12, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Tickets $30 each in advance, $35 each at the door

Promenade 6:30-7:30 p.m., $3 admission Sneak Peek $5 (includes admission to promenade) starts at 6. This is so your parents can come see the dance floor- they will have 15 minutes to look around, then have preferential seating for promenade.

Tustumena Elementary

■ April 15 — PTO Meeting, 4 p.m.

■ April 16 — Pre-K Screening

Wings Christian Academy

This week at Wings, Salena Pena won the “Cleanest Desk of the Week” award. Results from the volleyball home game on April 4 will be posted next week. Stanford Achievement Testing began on April 7th and will continue in the mornings until April 11th. Students are encouraged to get a good night’s rest and eat a healthy breakfast full of protein. Samuel Kuehn won “Student of the Month” for the month of January and Joanna Grant won for the month of February. These two students will enjoy going off campus to eat lunch with the administrator of the school on April 14.

In other news, Wings Christian Academy will be participating in a field trip to the Anchorage Zoo on April 18th. Students will need to bring a sack lunch and will eat at the Anchorage Zoo before beginning their tour. April 1h is also the final deadline for submitting Box Tops and Campbell’s Soup Labels for this quarter. Students can win prizes for bringing in labels for the year, including “Non-Uniform Day” certificates.

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