Schools briefs for the week of Dec. 3-9, 2018

Soldotna Elementary

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

December 4 K-6th Winter Concert at Soldotna High School 6:30pm

December 5-6 Holiday Wonderland Shop

December 12 Parent PACK meeting 7:30am or 3:45pm in the Library

December 21 Teacher In-service- 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.

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

Christmas Drive forms were sent home with students last week. If you are in need of a Christmas basket, applications must be returned by Wednesday, December 5th. If you would like to sponsor a child or a family or make a cash donation please call the office at 283-8600. The 5th grade band concert will be held on Monday, December 10th at 6:00 PM in the gym at Mountain View.

The PTA will be meeting on Thursday, December 13th at 4:00 PM in the Library

The primary winter concert for all 1st, 2nd, & 3rd-grade students will be on Monday, December 17th at 6:00 PM in the Renee C. Henderson auditorium at Kenai Central High School.

Redoubt Elementary

We just wrapped up “Canstruction” our annual food drive for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. We collected 1,271 pounds of food to go back to help our community. Mr. Stitt’s class brought in the most for the classes with 344 pounds of food. Mr. Stitt’s class will be taking a field trip to the Food Bank to deliver all of the food we collected. Polar Pals will be going on December 3rd-7th, please return money envelope with student this week so students have a chance to shop.

Our Winter Concert for grades 1-3 will be December 6th@ 6pm at Soldotna High School, students in concert must show up @ 5:30.

We are looking for parents who are interested in becoming PTA members. Members do not need to attend meetings, but being a member will enrich the experience of your child here at our school. If you would like to attend a meeting, our next meeting will be December 11th @ 3:45

Our winter band concert will be December 11th @ 6pm at our school. Redoubt’s Holiday Kindness program is under way, our tree displayed in the lobby has stars displayed of wish list items for our families. Feel free to grab a star from our tree and help one of our Redoubt families this holiday season.

You may know, that are parking lot is one of the most challenging areas we have to keep students and parents safe. We ask that if you are coming into the building to pick your child(ren), to park in a parking space. If you chose to park in the pick up lane, you must stay in your vehicle and wait for your child to come out. Thank you for helping us keep your children safe at our school.

As temperatures continue to drop please make sure your child dresses for the weather for outdoor recess.


The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Friendship–To make or keep a friend through mutual trust and caring.

If you would like to support the Christmas Drive, please look at the paper ornaments on the office window. If you are able to help, you can choose to buy toys, clothes, winter gear, wrapping paper or candy for a family that needs a little help for Christmas. Cold weather is here! Please make sure to send winter gear to school with your student. Our school nurse is limited to what she has on-hand to loan out. The whole band, Beginning and Advanced bands, will practice each day until the end of the quarter.

Wednesday, December 5

9:15 am PTA Staff Appreciation Committee meeting

Thursday, December 6

5:30 pm PTA meeting at Paradisos in Kenai


Penguin Patch is coming up the week of Dec 17th and approved volunteers are needed to make this possible. Please watch for the sign-up sheet coming soon. PTA next general meeting is December 6, 5:30 p.m. at Paradisos

Up Coming Events

December 13th- Winter Program Rehearsal at KCHS @ 9:15; Winter Program at KCHS @ 6:00 p.m.

December 13th-All Christmas Drive items for donation are due to the office by 4:00 p.m.

December 17th-Celebrations of Learning (2:30 5th grade, 3:00 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th grade)

December 18th-Band Concert 6:00 p.m.

December 21st- End of 2nd Quarter In-service – No School

December 24th- January 4- Winter Break – No School


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. Nikiski Middle/High

Monday, December 3

Graduation/After Grad planning meeting – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 4

Winter Concert – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 6

Middle School Basketball @ Skyview – 3:00 p.m.

Friday, December 7

High School Wrestling Regions @ Cordova

Saturday, December 8

High School Wrestling Regions @ Cordova

NO SCHOOL December 21 – Teacher In-Service

School will resume Monday, January 7, 2019 Carlee Rizzo has been selected as the Kenai Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month for December! Congratulations to Bethany Carstens for signing a National Letter of Intent to play Division I Basketball at Chicago State University next year!

Nikiski North Star Elementary

The PTA Reflections theme this year is “Heroes Around Me”. Projects are due to the school by December 3rd. PTA will be hosting a Reflections/Family Art Night on Tuesday, December 4th at 6:00 pm. Everyone is invited to come and see the wonderful projects that the students at NNS have created. There will be a Kindergarten Holiday Concert on Thursday, December 6th beginning at 6:00 pm in the gym. Following the concert, the band students will have their holiday concert at 6:45 pm. This year the fourth grade students will be creating and publishing the yearbook. The yearbooks will be available for purchase with an order form or you may order online. The cost of the yearbook will be $15.00. Please contact Heather Baker at 776-2600 for more information or if you have any questions.

NNS will be offering a parenting class titled “How To Teach Your Child To Mind Without Losing Your Own” on Friday, December 7th at the school. Child development expert, Deb Evenson, is offering this free class for parents who could use a little help. The class is open to all KPBSD families and a lunch will be provided. Please call NNS at 776-2600 for more information. Kenai Central High

With just a couple of weeks left before Christmas break KCHS students are working hard to finish up the work for all of their classes. There are resources available for students and the library is open after school for those looking to get in some extra study time.

Though grades are front and center in many students’ minds, there are still a lot of sporting activities over the next couple of weeks. Both the girls and boys basketball teams started full practices last week and are preparing for the upcoming Kenai River Challenge. The Challenge will run from December 13th through the 15th and there will be full schedules up next week!

While Basketball season is tipping off wrestling season is coming to a close. The Kardinal wrestlers are looking to build off strong performances against Grace and Nikiski as they prepare for this weekend’s region tournament. The wrestling team will travel to Redington this weekend looking to secure spots in the upcoming state tournament as they compete in the region tournament on December 7th- 8th.

The KCHS Nordic Ski Team is still eagerly awaiting the beginning of winter so that they can finally dust off their skis and hit the trails. There is a meet scheduled in Anchorage the weekend of December 7th-8th, but the annual “Lynx Loppett” may be canceled if there is not enough snow to ski on. In the meantime, the skiers are working hard to get their fitness up so they are ready to go as soon as the snowflakes start falling. Hockey has another busy week ahead of them with a three-day tournament up in Houston. The Big Lake Tournament will begin on December 6th and run through December 8th. Thursday 12/6: Hockey @ Big Lake Tournament (Houston)

Friday 12/7: Hockey @ Big Lake Tournament (Houston)

Wrestling @ Regions (Redington)

Ski @ Lynx Loppett (Dimond) (Weather Permitting)

Saturday 12/8: Hockey @ Big Lake Tournament (Houston)

Wrestling @ Regions (Redington)

Ski @ Lynx Loppett (Dimond) (Weather Permitting)


Basketball this week:

Tuesday, December 4 – Skyview 7th Girls vs. Kenai at Kenai – 3:00 pm

Tuesday, December 4 – Skyview 7th Boys vs. Kenai at Kenai – 4:30 pm

Thursday, December 6 – Skyview 7th Girls vs. Nikiski at Skyview – 3:00 pm

Thursday, December 6 – Skyview 7th Boys vs. Nikiski at Skyview – 4:30 pm

Friday, December 7 – Skyview 8th Girls vs. Seward at Skyview – 3:00 pm

Friday, December 7 – Skyview 8th Boys vs. Seward at Skyview – 4:30 pm NEXT WEEK is Skyview SPIRIT WEEK! Monday – December 10 – Pajama Day! Tuesday – December 11 – Biggest Fan Day! Wednesday – December 12 – Retro Day! Thursday – December 13 – Panther Pride Day! Friday – December 14 – Twin Day! Remember to order a yearbook! Order online by visiting the Skyview Blog Homepage. A BIG thank you for all the wonderful donations to the Skyview Middle School Angel Tree. The overwhelming kindness and generosity is greatly appreciated!

Soldotna High School

The after-school 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 anyway 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: 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.

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