Schools briefs for the week of March 18, 2019

What’s happening this week

Kenai Central High School

Students are back to school this week after having a week off for Spring Break! With the start of the 4th quarter, KCHS will kick off a two weeklong Pennies for Patients fundraiser to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Bring your spare change to school from March 19 to March 29 and donate it in your favorite teachers classrooms!

The Lady Kards Basketball team earned the 3A State Basketball at large bid and will travel to the State Tournament this week! The Kardinal Girls earned the 5th seed and will take on Mt. Edgecumbe in the quarterfinals at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 at the Alaska Airlines Center. Wish the Lady Kards good luck as they travel to state this weekend!

The Kardinal Cheerleaders will also travel to their state competition this weekend. These cheerleaders earned a State Championship last year and will look to continue their success again this year. Come out and show your support for the Kardinal Cheer squad!

The Kardinal Boys Basketball team finished their season taking 3rd at the region tournament last week but missed the at large bid. The boy’s team worked hard all season and made their school proud both on the court and off it. Make sure to congratulate the team on a hard fought season and a strong region finish!

The KCHS Boys Soccer team will kick off their season this week at the Anchorage Dome on Thursday. The Kardinals will face West Valley at Noon on March 21 for this first preseason game. Wish these Kardinals good luck as they start their season!

Wednesday 3/20: State Cheer Competition

Thursday: 3/21 Girls Basketball v. Mt. Edgecumbe @ AK Airlines Center 12:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer v. West Valley @ Anchorage Dome 12 p.m.

Friday 3/22: Girls Basketball State @ Alaska Airlines Center (TBD)

Saturday 3/23: Girls Basketball State @ Alaska Airlines Center (TBD)


Dates To Remember:

03/20 & 03/21 – Mr. Parrett will be in the Seward Office

03/26 – Gym Time @ Soldotna Sports Complex: Skating from 1-2:30 p.m. FREE for Connections students

04/10 – High School Eligibility Due

04/18 – Soldotna Office: Art Share from 3-4 p.m. (more info below)

04/23 – GYM TIME: Earth Day clean up

04/30 – 2019 Homeschool Talent Show (more info below)

05/03 & 05/04 – FULL: Overnight Trip to Kasitsna Bay Laboratory with Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies contact Derek Bynagle for more info

05/06 – Kenai Fjords Marine Science Explorer Tour – Please Contact Julie Lindquist for More Details or (907) 224-9035

Soldotna Office – Free Tutoring:

Connections is very excited to have Sara Hadfield and Rebecca Weaver, from the Kenai Peninsula College, at the Soldotna office every week to offer free tutoring to families.

Sara specializes in language arts and English as a Second Language (ESL). Her schedule will be Wednesdays from 1:30-3:00 p.m. starting Wednesday, February 13.

Rebecca specializes in a variety of subjects: math, physics, chemistry and science. Her schedule is Thursdays from 11:00am to 2 p.m.

If you are a parent or a student that needs help in any of these areas, please call our office at 714-8880 to schedule an appointment.

Iditaread Starts March 1st:

Connections annual Iditaread program starts March 1! So get out your favorite books or those you haven’t read yet and start keeping track of your reading minutes. When you’ve read your way to Nome and crossed the finish line, see your local Office for a prize! If you have any questions, please call the Connections office (714-8880) or email: for more information and how to log onto the Iditarod Insider. Happy reading and MUSH ON!

Soldotna Office: Thursday Art Share:

The Soldotna office is celebrating student art, grades K-12, every month! Paintings, drawings, ceramics, photography, digital art, etc… all are welcome and encouraged! Submissions can be dropped off anytime during the month, an art activity will start promptly at 3:15 on the Art Share day, see below for dates.

April: Green Earth theme! Thursday, April 18th from 3-4 p.m.

**please note: any and all submissions are welcome regardless of theme**

2019 Homeschool Talent Show:

The 2019 Homeschool Talent Show will be on Tuesday, April 30 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Soldotna High School Auditorium. Connections is looking for home-school students to join the show and display their talents (singing, instrumental, art, skits, whatever!). Talents of all types and ability levels are encouraged and there will also be an art display at the entrance to show off Connections student’s artistic abilities as well. Please contact Mark Wackler at the Soldotna Connections office if you are interested in participating in the talent show, or to get more info –



You can find, printable resources and additional information regarding the test here:

And Online Training Tools Practice Tests here:

The above tests are not “scored” and will not show whether students got questions correct or incorrect. If you would like a practice test with answers to score, please use the printable resources to score your own student (the test booklets are the printable version of the online tests).


The Soldotna office is in the process of scheduling the Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools (PEAKS), April 1 through April 12 at Soldotna Prep, for our Central Peninsula families. Letters with details will be sent out March 18, if you have any questions please call us at 714-8880.


Available testing dates are March 28 and 29 and April 1, 2 and 3.

Please follow this SignUpGenius Link for testing information and to sign up for testing sessions.

If you are unable to use the link please give the office a call at 226-1880 to schedule your student’s testing sessions.


April 9 and 10

Testing Times for both days:

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 .a.m

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Make up testing on the 11th with Julie Lindquist in the Seward office.

For more information or to schedule your testing time please call or email Julie @ 224-9035 or

Kenai Middle School

Welcome Back KMS students and Families!

6th Grade volleyball continues today through Wednesday.

6th Grade Basketball begins on Thursday, March 21. All students must have a completed sports packet turned in to the office prior to participating.

Thursday, March 21 is the 8th Grade field trip to Solid Rock. Permission slips will be given out Monday, the 18 and must be returned ASAP.

Friday, March 22 is the Lock-In fundraiser for the KCHS Girls Soccer team. It begins at 6 p.m. and ends at Midnight. The cost is $25 and is for 7 & 8 graders only. Permission slips are available at the office.

We’d like to wish Grace Kahn, Eli Morris and Sean Raften good luck as they head to the State Math Counts Meet in Anchorage on Saturday, March 23. #KMSkidsrock

Mountain View Elementary

There will be a PTA meeting on Thursday, March 21st at 4 p.m. in the Library

Friday, March 22 is “Decades Day.”

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