Schools briefs for the week Jan. 26-Feb. 2, 2020

Schools briefs for the week Jan. 26-Feb. 2, 2020

What’s happening this week

  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:50pm
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Kenai Middle School

Teams have been chosen. Competitive Volleyball begins Monday, Jan. 27. Go Kossacks!

Clubs continue this Wednesday, Jan. 29.

The KMS School-Wide Spelling Bee is Thursday, Jan. 30. Good Luck to all participants!

There is a XC Ski meet at Skyview on Friday, Jan. 31. The meet begins at 3 p.m. Let’s all show up and cheer loud! Let’s go Kenai!

Conferences are coming: Feb. 14 (scheduled conferences), Feb. 17 (arena-style conferences)

Soldotna High School

The after-school tutoring buses will start running on Sept. 3. There are two buses that leave at 4:15 p.m. 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, 9 am.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

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. Makes a great Christmas gift!

SoHi Pool Schedule: M/W/F Morning Lap, 6:30-7:30 a.m.

Sport Calendar: or

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 US mail —to get to its destination, which is much faster! ALL transcripts that are headed for NCAA, colleges, etc. have to be processed this way!

FINAL TRANSCRIPTS! A final transcript is one that shows your second semester grades. If you order your transcript when we are in second semester, you will need to make sure you choose “next grading period” when you go on to Parchment, that way your transcript request will wait until the grades are in at the end of the year before it is sent.

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science

The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Perseverance — To keep at it.

We are currently accepting lottery applications for the 2020/2021 school year. The deadline for this application is Feb. 28 by 4 p.m., with the lottery being held on Wednesday, March 18. If you are interested in attending Kaleidoscope please contact the office for more information at 283-0804.

Re-enrollment forms were sent home in Friday Folders along with report cards. Please complete the re-enrollment form and return it to the office no later than Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. The re-enrollment form is to hold your student’s seat for the 2020-21 school year. If we do not receive the form back by the deadline, your student loses their seat here at Kaleidoscope. For students not returning please fill out the back side of the form.

All students need to come to school prepared to go outside. Make sure to send your student to school with the proper gear. Students will be going outside unless the temperature is -10 or below.

Monday, Jan. 27-Friday, Jan. 31: Artist in Residence Crystal Soyangco will be engaging Kaleidoscope staff and students with Hawaiian Dance.

Tuesday, Jan. 28: 5:30 p.m. PTA meeting

Friday, Jan. 31: 2:30 p.m. Informance with Crystal Sayabgco

Upcoming Events:

February (every Tuesday): School tours at 9:30 a.m.

Feb. 3: Fifth grade will be going to the Challenger Center and students need to bring a sack lunch.

Feb. 5: APC meeting at 4:15 p.m.; Kindergarten Connections and Potluck @ 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 10-17: Book Fair will be open Monday-Thursday, 8:35-9:10 a.m. and 3:40-4 p.m.; Friday and Monday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Feb. 11-21: Jump Rope for Heart during PE

Feb. 14 and Feb. 17: No School, P/T Conferences

Feb. 19: Early Release at 2:10 p.m.

Feb. 21: Re-Enrollment forms are due to the office no later than 4 p.m.

Feb. 24-28: Staff Appreciation Week. If you would like to help with this event please contact your KSAS PTA.

Feb. 26: Third and fourth grade will be ice fishing at Sport Lake.

Feb. 27: Fifth grade will be having their Wax Museum at 1:30 p.m.

Feb. 28: Lottery Application Deadline — This is the last day to fill out a new student or sibling lottery application. All applications have to filled out at the Kaleidoscope office and turned in by 4 p.m.

Volunteers: Study trips are already scheduled so watch for student permission forms. If you’d like to volunteer on a trip, you need to be an approved volunteer. Two steps are required each school year to be approved. Go to and click the link to the background check. This may take two weeks for approval to be returned. The KSAS volunteer training is our second step, please see the office for information regarding this process.

K-Beach Elementary

Mrs. Baker’s fourth grade class is doing a novel study of refugee with a classroom in New Mexico. They are also exchanging journals with a classroom in Louisiana to learn about the cultural traditions, climate, and geographical areas of other regions within the United States. Additionally, they are creating their own books in book creator.

Mr. Daniels’s class and Mrs. Klaben’s class are starting their D.A.R.E. program this week! D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. It’s a whole lot more than learning about helpful and harmful drugs. The D.A.R.E. program includes: Self-awareness and management, Responsible decision making, Understanding others, Relationship and communication skills, Handling responsibilities and challenges. At the end of the 10-week program, students are invited to a graduation and lock in to celebrate their accomplishment.


Jan. 27: SEWARD: Kahoot! Geography Challenge 1-2pm please RSVP with Laura Haskin,

Jan. 28: HOMER: Windblown Shapes

Jan. 28: SOLDOTNA: Home-school Open Gym at the Kenai Recreation center 12-2 p.m.

Jan. 30: SOLDOTNA: Outdoor Club: Make Your own Survival Kit, 11 a.m.

Jan. 31: Geography Bee

Jan. 31: High School Eligibility Due

Feb. 4: SOLDOTNA: Home-school Open Gym at the Kenai Recreation center 12-2 p.m.

Feb. 6: SOLDOTNA: Kenai Watershed Elementary event 1-3 p.m.

Feb. 10: HOMER: ADF&G led Salmon Dissections 1:30-3 p.m. in the Homer Office. Please contact Derek to sign up

Feb. 11: Battle of the Books, fifth-sixth grade meeting at 9 a.m.

Feb. 11: SOLDOTNA: Home-school Open Gym at the Kenai Recreation center 12-2 p.m.

Feb. 13: Battle of the Books, third-fourth grade meeting at 9 a.m.

Feb. 18: SOLDOTNA: Home-school Open Gym at the Kenai Recreation center 12-2 p.m.

Feb. 19: SOLDOTNA: Connections Forensics

Feb. 20: SOLDOTNA: Kenai Watershed Middle/High School Event 1-3 p.m.

Feb. 24: SOLDOTNA: Challenger Center Field Trip at 1 p.m.

Feb. 25: SOLDOTNA: Kindergarten Round-Up!

Feb. 25: SOLDOTNA: Homeschool Open Gym at the Kenai Recreation center 12-2 p.m.

Feb. 28: Connections Spelling Bee 1-4 p.m. at the Soldotna Office

March 4: HOMER: ADF&G Ice fishing at the Homer reservoir 1:15-2:45 p.m. Please contact Derek to sign up

March 5: High School Eligibility Due

March 24: SOLDOTNA: Kindergarten Round-Up!

April 7: SOLDOTNA: Kindergarten Round-Up!

April 9: High School Eligibility Due

April 21: SOLDOTNA: Kindergarten Round-Up!

May 4: SEWARD: Kenai Fjords Marine Science Explorer Tour — Please Contact Julie Lindquist for More Details or 907-224-9035.

Connections website for more information on any activities coming up:

All Connections students and families are welcome to join and participate in all area activities.

Did you know Connections is active on social media? Please take a moment to “Like” our Facebook page, and if you get a chance to share it with your friends that would be great as well!

Homer: 226-1880

Seward: 224-9035

Soldotna: 714-8880

Soldotna Elementary

Feb. 4: Parent PACK Meeting 3:40 p.m. in the library

Feb. 13: Be My Valentine Day (wear your favorite holiday attire)

Feb. 13-14, 17: Book Fair in the library

Feb. 14, 17: Parent Teacher Conference Days (no school for students)

Feb. 21: Spelling Bee at 2 p.m. in the gym

Feb. 26: “Soup”er lunch fundraiser

Soldotna Elementary is currently accepting applications for its 2020-2021 Title 1 Pre-K program. Students must be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2020 and live in the Soldotna Elementary boundary. Applications are located at the front office.

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

Weather Reminder: Please ensure that children have appropriate gear for the weather. Students will attend periods of outdoor activity every day.

Redoubt Elementary

Bingo for Books will be Jan. 28, 6-7:30 p.m. Please come and bring your student to play bingo and win books. All students must be accompanied by an adult.

Fun Fest will be Jan. 31, 3:30-5 p.m. for all registered Redoubt students. All Fun Fest forms are due Thursday, Jan. 30 at 3 p.m. There will be no Boys and Girls Club on this day. Please make sure your student knows their after-school plans.

Our school will be participating in 1 School 1 Book for the month of Febuary. The book will be announced and sent home on Jan. 31.

Skyview Middle School

Sports Schedule this week:

Competitive Volleyball begins!

Nordic Skiing: Friday, Jan. 31, Skyview Invitational at Skyview — 3 p.m.

Wrestling: Saturday, Feb. 1, Skyview Rubber Chicken Tournament at Skyview — 9 a.m.

Volleyball: Thursday, Jan. 30, B Team vs. CIA at CIA — 2:45 p.m.

Volleyball: Saturday, Feb. 1, 7th A Team and 8th A Team at Kenai Jamboree at Kenai — 9 a.m.

Information regarding Parent Teacher Conferences will be given to students this week. Parent Teacher Conferences at Skyview Middle School will be: Thursday, Feb. 13 from 4-7 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 17 from 12-3 p.m. Conference times need to be scheduled online. The link to sign up will be available mid-week in the following location: KPBSD district web page > Schools > Skyview Middle School > Student/Parent Information > Parent/Teacher Conferences.

All student fees for third quarter have been entered in the student record on PowerSchool. Fees for Nordic Ski, Volleyball and Wrestling have also been entered in PowerSchool. Fees can be paid online from the district website, or by check or cash at the school office during office hours. Fees from previous quarter classes are now past due. Please check PowerSchool for the most current student fee information. Contact the school office at 260-2500 if you have any questions about your student’s fees.

Yearbooks are on sale for $30. Included in the price is two free personalized pages. Order online by visiting the Skyview Blog.

Many thanks to EVERYONE who brought in donations for our Towel Sets collection drive! We have met and surpassed our goal! These towel sets will be distributed to our neighbors in need this week during the Project Homeless Connect event. Thank you so much for your generosity!

For more Skyview news Like Us on Facebook!

Nikiski North Star Elementary

The NNS Geography Bee will be held on Friday, Jan. 31 at 1:15 p.m. in the school library.

There will be Link-up concert for all third graders on Friday, Jan. 31 at KCHS. The concert will be in conjunction with the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra. Please have your third grader arrive at KCHS by 5:30 p.m. The concert begins at 6 p.m.

Please remember to check the lost and found. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity on the 1st and 15th of each month.

Nikiski Middle/ High School

Tuesday, Jan. 28: High School Basketball C-Team @ Ninilchik — Girls 4 p.m. / Boys 5:30 p.m.

Graduation /After Grad parent meeting: 6 p.m. in the library

Thursday, Jan. 30: High School Basketball — Varsity Girls & Boys @ Kotzebue Husky Shootout

High School Basketball @ Nikiski vs. Soldotna — Girls C Team 3 p.m. / Boys C Team 4:30 p.m./ Girls JV 6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 31: High School Basketball — Varsity Girls & Boys @ Kotzebue Husky Shootout

High School Basketball @ Nikiski vs. Kenai — Girls C Team 3 p.m. / Boys C Team 4:30 p.m.

Middle School Semi Formal Dance — Seventh and eighth grades, 7-9:30 p.m., $3 entry fee

Saturday, Feb. 1: High School Basketball — Varsity Girls & Boys @ Kotzebue Husky Shootout

High School Basketball @ Homer — Girls C Team 11:00 AM/ Boys C Team 12:30 p.m.

Middle School Wrestling @ Skyview — 9 a.m.

Middle School Volleyball @ Kenai — 10 a.m.

America Jeffreys has been selected as the Kenai Rotary Student of the Month for January!

Congratulations to the Nikiski Girls Basketball team for winning the Rus Hitchcock Tip Off Tournament! The Nikiski girls were also awarded the Sportsmanship Award. Girls MVP: Lillian Carstens; Boys MVP: Noah Litke; Girls All-Tourney Team: Kaitlyn Johnson and Kaycee Bostic; Girls post-up Champ: Kaycee Bostic; Boys 3-point Champ: Noah Litke; Boys free-throw Champ: Austin Stafford

Sterling Elementary

Jan. 25: Friends of Sterling Elementary PTO and Sterling Community Center present Family Movie Night (Sponsored by AT&T and Yo Tacos!) — Movie: Detective Pikachu 6 p.m.

Jan. 27-31: The Great Kindness Challenge is here! One week to complete as many acts of kindness as you can! It’s the happiest week of the year!

Jan. 30: Site Council Meeting, 4:30 p.m. We are looking for a Sterling Elementary parent to join our site council. If you are interested, please contact our school office.

Jan. 31: Link UP Concert — some of our third and fourth grade students will perform with the orchestra! Show starts at 7 p.m. at Kenai Central High School

Feb. 1: Recycle Sterling! Bring your cans and plastics 1 and 2 from 12-1 p.m. to Sterling Elementary to support our school!

Feb. 3: Board of Education Meeting, 6 p.m.

Feb. 10-14: I am Loved Campaign! Stay tuned for more details!

Thank you for going 20 miles per hour on the highway during our morning and afternoon arrival and dismissal times! When the lights are flashing, please slow down!

Kenai Central High School

January 2020 Student of the Month

Rotary: Alissa Maw

Chamber: Joshua Foster

Elks: Ning Wangnoi

Kard of the Deck: Emmarie Edwards-Dean

Super Staffer: Laura Beeson

Leadership: Kailey Hamilton, Ms. Newberry

Physics: Abby Moffett, Mr. Armstrong

Study Skills: Hannah Jones, Mrs. Crawford

Concert Band: Ginni Orth, Mrs. Sounart

Vocational Education: Riley Updike, Mr. Hartman

US History: Caden Fields

Mrs. Calvert

Spanish I: Marina Crabb,

Mr. Moss

Study Skills: Ransom Hayes, Mr. Reid

Ceramics: Hope Coffman, Mr. Morton

Language Arts 12: Danielle Kjostad, Ms. Trower

Language Arts 10: Ashton Wright-Hanke, Ms. Gilson

Algebra Readiness: Kiara Bravo-Moe, Mr. Peek

Physical Education: Hannalore Morrow, Mr. Riddall

Cook Inlet Academy

In our Sports News, Tanalian School from Port Alsworth Lady Lynx traveled to Cook Inlet Academy on Tuesday, Jan. 21, and won against the Lady Eagles.

The Eagle Varsity Boys faced off against the Tanalian Varsity Lynx in a rematch, after our Eagles fell to the Lynx in an exciting games at the Birchwood Bash Tournament 51-50.

This was another exciting and amazing game and the Cook Inlet Academy eagles pulled off the win 62-61. The fans on both sides loved this game!

Congratulations to the CIA Girls win over Homer C Team Girls 40-26 on Thursday. Anna Henderson recorded 18 points and Genna Nelson added 8. Tatum Rozak, Linniae Dohse and Annika Castenholz anchored a stout defense. The Lady Eagles travel back to Homer Saturday ro play the J.V. Mariners. The CIA J.V. squad won against the Mariners J.V. team 65-39. Scoring was led by Cole Moore, Ethan Boyd and Sage Cruz. Defense was strong with Abraham Henderson, Eddie Erickson, Games Boyd and Mason Ziegler working hard.

Parent Night will be this Monday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m.

Report cards went out last week.

Jr. High Student Council will be offering root beer floats every Monday with the pizza orders for 43.00. This is the first Jr. High Student Council Fund Raiser.

Kaleidoscope tours

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science will be offering school tours every Tuesday in the month of February at 9:30 a.m.

Kaleidoscope is a charter school that offers school tours to help parents and students understand our philosophy and key concepts. Call 283-0804 for more information

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