Schools briefs for the week of April 22, 2019

What’s happening this week

  • Monday, April 22, 2019 12:15am
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Nikiski North Star Elementary

There will be a site council meeting today at 3:45 p.m. in the staff lounge.

Pre-Kindergarten applications are available at the front office and online at the NNS website. Children must be screened to determine if they qualify. Screenings are scheduled for April 24. Appointments for the screenings will be made when you return your application to the NNS office by tomorrow, April 23. After the screening parents of students who qualify will be contacted by the Pre-K teacher, Mrs. Thye.

Nikiski Middle-High

Thursday, April 25t is fifth grade step-up day. The NNS fifth graders will go up to Nikiski Middle High School at 9:30 a.m. to look around the school and learn about their transition to middle school for next year. There will be a parent night for all incoming sixth graders on Thursday night at 6 p.m. This will be held at NMHS. If you need more information, please call the school office at 776-2600.

Mountain View Elementary

Mountain View families are invited to our “One School One Book” celebration on Tuesday, April 23. There will be a “BOGO Book Fair”, hot dogs at 5 p.m., prize drawings at 5:25 and 7 p.m. for parents that have correctly answered Facebook trivia questions, and the movie “Stuart Little” starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Gym. Please bring your own camp chairs or blankets and pads. We will be sitting on the gym floor.

The 4th and 5th grade, including 5th grade band, will be holding their Spring Concert on Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. in the KCHS Auditorium.

The fifth grade students will be visiting Kenai Middle School in the morning on Friday, April 26.

Kindergarten Visitation will be on Monday, April 29. If you have a child entering Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year you are invited to bring your child to visit a Kindergarten classroom for an hour while you tour our school. Everyone is welcome! Come see a classroom, hear about a typical Kindergarten day and pick up a registration packet. Visitation hours are 9-10 a.m., 2-3 p.m., or 5:30-6:30 p.m. Please call 283-8600 to sign up for a time.

Applications are available for the 2019-2020 Mountain View Pre-K Program.

Screenings for this program will be held on Tuesday, April 30. Applications are available at the office at Mountain View Elementary. In order to be considered, a child must be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2019, live in the Mountain View attendance area, and have a completed application returned to Mountain View Elementary. Screenings will be scheduled after applications are brought back to the school. For more information please call 283-8600.

Wednesday, May 1st is an early release day. Students will be dismissed at 1:55 p.m.


Track this week:

—Tuesday, April 23 – Skyview and Kenai Dual Meet – Skyview hosting at Soldotna High School – 3 p.m.

—Friday, April 26 – Nikiski Invite at Nikiski Middle High School – 3 p.m.

7th graders who are interested in applying for Student Council Leadership next year need to sign up for the information meeting on Wednesday, April 24 during FOL. Please note the DATE CHANGE. Those who signed up for the original date on April 18 need to CHANGE their FOL choice to the 24. Please make that change ASAP.

Still interested in buying a Yearbook? Please contact Mrs. Eggleston for details.

Soldotna Elementary

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

April 22-26 Kindergarten Registration

April 25 Kindergarten Round-Up 12:30-1:30 p.m.

May 9 SOEL and SMCS Band and Choir Concert 6 p.m. in the gym

May 14 Parent PACK Meeting 7:30 a.m. or 3:45 p.m. in the Library

Online Pre-Registration for all students is April 1-26. All current and prospective Soldotna Elementary students must complete a pre-registration form online. Please visit the school website under the Student Registration and Forms tab to register. Children who are not pre-registered will not be enrolled in a class for the 2019-2020 school year.

Parents can register kindergartners April 22-26 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2019. Please bring birth certificates and immunization records.

Soldotna Elementary is currently accepting applications for its 2019-2020 Title 1 Pre-K program. Students must be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2019 and live in the Soldotna Elementary boundary. Applications are located at the front office.

Reading Counts at Soldotna Elementary! Congratulations to the week 4 classroom winners:

Kayden Eastham, Breckin Sulley, Rafe Vinzant, Kira O’Brien, Anthony Tapia, Rebekah Pieh, Alexis Simmons, Shyann Poindexter and Zedekiah McComsey.

Redoubt Elementary

Redoubt’s Masonic Student of the Year was awarded to Kenai Lepule. Redoubt’s finalists were Austin Lewis, Paxton McKnight, Daniela Dimitrovski, Lexi Wells, Mia Wackler, Hannah Burton, Anika Jedlicka, and Layla Allain. Congratulations to all!

BOGO Book Fair Family event will be April 30th in the library 3:30-7 p.m., all students must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre- K forms are available in our office, applicants must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2019 and must be within our attendance area. Pre-K screenings will take place April 26 @ the Prep School. Once application is filled out we will give you a scheduled time to come in for a screening time.

Early Release will be May 1st @1:45 p.m., please make sure your child knows how they are getting home this day. Boys & Girls club will be open after school.

K-Beach Elementary

Mr. Vedders’ class has been busy composting lunchroom food in their classroom worm farms. The Kenai Peninsula Garden Club generous donated worm farms to the classroom so students can enrich the soil in the school high tunnel. Students have been having fun composting food that would otherwise be thrown into the landfill!

Mr. Daniels’s science classes headed to the Slikok Creek this week. They listened to Ms. Alice, of the Kenai Watershed, explain steam ecology 101. Stream ecology is at the heart of the Adopt-a-Stream Program. 5th graders at K-Beach Elementary will have a better understanding of what it means to be a steward of our community as a result. They will continue to conduct water quality tests through May, when they turn over the responsibility to next year’s 5th graders.

Soldotna High School

2019-2020 school year registration packets for Soldotna High School are available now in the school front office. Parents and Guardians, if you have a student that will be attending Soldotna High School, you can complete the forms and turn into Soldotna High Schools main office. Return registration forms to the office any time. Current Juniors will be allowed to begin locker selections on May 6, 2019 if all registration paperwork is completed and submitted prior to that day. Current Sophomores will be allowed to begin locker selection on May 7, 2019 if all registration paperwork is completed and submitted prior to that day.

SoHi PTSA is excited to announce that the PTSA voted to give out 3- $500 scholarships this year. PTSA is going to stick with the same application as last year so it should be a smooth process. There is a whole new PTSA board this year and things haven’t quite hit their stride yet. If you need anything from PTSA to get these applications out, please email Maryanne Rogers at mailto:

The after-school tutoring buses will start running on 8/28. There are 2 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.

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 –


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

Monday, April 22

The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Trustworthiness – To act in a manner that makes one worthy of trust and confidence.

Thursday, April 25

Secretary Day

5th grade will be visiting KMS

Bingo for Books @ 6 p.m.

Friday, April 26

· Student placement forms are due to the office by 4 p.m.

Upcoming Events

April 29 – Safe Kids will be here with bike helmets for sale

May 1 – Early Release @ 2:10 p.m.; Bike Rodeo for 1st – 5th grade (hot dog lunch will be provided); National School Principal’s Day

May 3 – Bike Rodeo for 1st – 5th grade (hot dog lunch will be provided for the entire school); School Lunch Hero Day

May 6 – Darch/Stroh SeaLife Center overnight trip; Atchley/Fields Alaska Wildlife Center trip

May 8 – 5th grade paly rehearsal & performance; Kindergarten Bishop Beach trip; Shelden/Tronnier Alaska Wildlife Center trip

May 9 – 3rd/4th Grade Salmon Celebration trip to Johnson Lake

May 13 – Abraham/Short SeaLife Center overnight trip; APC meeting @ 4:15 p.m.

May 15 – Kindergarten Concert

May 16 – 3rd/4th grade End of Quarter Celebration; 5th grade Jumpin Junction

May 17 – 1st/2nd grade End of Quarter Celebration @ 1:30 p.m.; 5th Grade Graduation @ 2 p.m.; End of year BBQ @ 6 p.m.

May 20 – Field Day

May 21 – Science Day

May 22 – Last Day of School Beach Day


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 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.

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