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Schools briefs for the week of May 13, 2019

What’s happening this week

Nikiski North Star Elementary

You won’t want to miss the 5th grade musical, “The Phantom of the Music Room.” This will be held on Tuesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. in the NNS gym. Please have all performers arrive by 5:45 p.m.

Please join us for a retirement party honoring Monica Heath on Wednesday, May 15. The reception will begin at 4 p.m. and will be held in the NNS library.

The 3rd annual NNS jog-a-thon fundraiser will take place on Friday, May 17. This is our main fundraiser of the year and an opportunity for students to raise money for our school and get some healthy exercise in the process. The money raised from the fundraiser will help pay for field trips and other special activities for students throughout the year. Students have their fundraising packets and a reminder that any donations are appreciated.

Monday, May 20 is 5th grade promotion! This event will take place in the NNS gym beginning at 9:15 a.m. Also, the pre-K will graduate on Wednesday, May 22. The ceremony will be in the library beginning at 9:15 a.m. If you need more information, please call the school office at 776-2600.

Please remember to check the lost and found. Items not claimed by Wednesday, May 22 will be donated to charity.


Only eight school days to go!

Upcoming Events – Please mark your calendar:

— Tuesday, May 14, Band and Choir Concert at Soldotna High School – 7 p.m.

— Thursday, May 16, 6th Grade Visitation to Skyview Middle School

— Friday, May 17, Activity Night – Afterschool 2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Parent volunteers needed. Kenai Peninsula Borough School District volunteer approval is required to attend. Please contact the school at 260-2500 if you can help.

— Monday, May 20, Yearbook Assembly

— Tuesday, May 21, Regular Class Day

— Wednesday, May 22, Last Day of School for Students — 8th Grade Celebration of Academic Achievement / Awards Ceremony / Talent Show / Field Day. The 8th Grade Celebration Ceremony and 7th/8th Grade Awards Ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. in the Skyview Middle School Gym. Awards and recognition to be presented will include: GPA, Perfect Attendance, Physical Education, Art, Band/Choir, Shop, Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, Soldotna Chamber of the Quarter and Outstanding Masonic Student. Talent show to follow. All family and friends are welcome to attend. Field Day for students will follow lunch.

Avery Willets was chosen as the Chamber Student of the Quarter. He was honored at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday, May 8. Congratulations Avery!

All track athletes need to turn in their Skyview track uniform, sweatshirt and sweatpants to Mr. Dwyer as soon as possible or a fee will be charged.

All library books are due. Please contact Mrs. Miller in the library with any questions. All fees are due. Please contact Mrs. Eck in the office with any questions or concerns.

Congratulations to the April/May Students of the Month!

Kael Aamodt, Kadee Adams, Alianne Benson, Haven Bower, Montana Bowman, Jay Brott, Jakob Brown, Tori Burk, Nicholas Calhoun, Bridget Cameron, Riley Caston, Archer Chadburn, Trystan Cole, Sarah Coon, Elijah Corbett, Michael Cornell, Brianna Ehret, David Fairbanks, Shaun Firmin, Jacob Fleming, Kiara Forkner, Nolan Freeman, Laurel Gagnon, Jadrik Gates, AnnaMae Gilliam, Ariana Gonzales, Rowan Gottlob, Josh Hall, Paige Hammerle, Gavin Hanson, Michael Harmon, Logan Hart, Heath Hart, Cody Henley, James Hindman, Katie Hinz, Lucy Hollon, Kristen Houser, Abby Hugarte, Emma Hunter, Aurora Jacobs, Anita Jelliff, Gavin Jones, Josie Josephson, Cameron LaRoque, Lyrad Larson, Chelsea Ann Lawrence, Morgan Lemm, Breanna Lewis, Amara Lewis, Taylor Lightfoot, Deighton Luck, Josh Lynner, Elissa Lyons, Salvatore MacMaster, Brandi Martin, Kyle Matson, Avry McDonald, Taylor McNeel, Miah Mead, Jace Meehan, Cassius Miller, Sunny Miller, Sonia Montague, Jacoby Moore, Alyssa Murphy, Trentin Myers, Josiah Nyman, Jeramiah Payton, Jessica Phegley, Cole Radeck, Destiny Richie, Dakota Richie, Ali Riley, Jolene Riske, Meg Roberts, Kayley Rogers, Parker Rose, Aryanna Schneider, Aubree Schneider, Jaden Seifert, Josie Sheridan, Mandi Sisley, Teagun Slaughter, Kevin Steger, Tate Stewart, Ian Thomas, Cody Thompson, Spencer Thornton, Lee Tobin, Riley Tucker, Zaraphina Tucker, Ala Tuisaula, Emma Updike, Benjamin Veh, Ian Wardas, Charisma Watkins, Haiden Wilkinson, Krystin Yeager

The Skyview Pool will be CLOSED May 20 through May 31 for yearly maintenance. Please visit the Skyview Blog > Pool page for the Summer Pool Schedule and Swim Lesson information.

2019-2020 Fall Registration Dates for Skyview at Skyview Middle School: Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m.-noon: NEW to KPBSD and Connection/home-school students; Thursday, Aug. 8 from 9 a.m.-noon: all 7th grade students; Thursday, Aug. 8 from 1-3:30 p.m.: all 8th grade students

To all Skyview Middle School parents, guardians, volunteers, students and staff — Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Nikiski Middle/High

— Monday, May 13, Girls Soccer Banquet – 6 p.m.

— Tuesday, May 14, Senior Awards Night – 7 p.m.

— Wednesday, May 15, Middle and High School Pops Concert – 7 p.m.

— Thursday, May 16, High School Soccer Regions @ Homer

—Friday, May 17, High School Soccer Regions @ Homer; High School Track Regions @ Soldotna

— Saturday, May 18, High School Soccer Regions @ Homer

— High School Track Regions @ Soldotna


— May 20, Graduation 7 p.m.

— May 22, Last Day of School

— May 24-25, State Track Meet @ Palmer

Yearbooks are in and there is a limited number left! They are $65 and available in the front office.

Congratulations to Garrett Ellis for being the Elks Student of the Month for May and also the Elks Student of the Year!

K-Beach Elementary

The final band concert of the school year will be Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the K-Beach Gym.

Redoubt Elementary

Our Kindergarten Spring Concert will be May 15 @2:30 p.m. in our gym. Come join us to watch what are kindergartners have been working on all year!

Our 1st and 3rd graders are hosting a zoo museum in our gym on May 16 all afternoon. Come ask our experts questions and find all about their animals.

Our Bike Rodeo will be May 16 4:30-6 p.m. We ask that all children participating wear their helmet. We will have helmets on sale at the rodeo for $5.

May 22 we will be having an award ceremony in the gym, parents are welcome to attend. Intermediate awards will be held 9:00-10:00 am. Primary awards will be held 10:15-11:15 a.m.

On the last day of school we will be having our field day. Students will end with field day from 1-3 p.m. If your background check has been approved by the District we would love to have you, volunteer!

Soldotna Elementary

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

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

— May 22, last day of school

Reading Counts at Soldotna Elementary! Congratulations to the week seven classroom winners: Kyah Effenbeck, Chase Dixon, Carlie Allen, Everett Warren, Cody Tunks, Riley Vacek, Rebekah Pieh, David Whiddon and Zachary Bouscher.

The library staff at Soldotna Elementary would like to thank The Parent PACK and Revolution Sport and Spine Therapy for donating prizes to make the Spring Reading Counts Program a success.

The students and staff at Soldotna Elementary would like to thank The Andeavor Foundation for a very generous grant for the purchase of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) materials for the library. We added over 400 new books to the collection.

Mountain View Elementary

Our final spirit day of the school year is “Dress Like a Teacher Day” on Friday, May 17.

Wednesday, May 22 is the last day of school.

Our lost and found is overflowing. Please stop by and look for any lost items.

If your child owes lunch money please try to pay this back before the end of the school year.

If your student has any library books checked out please turn them in as soon as possible.

Soldotna High School

The Soldotna High School and Skyview Middle School Spring Concert will be held on May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Soldotna High School auditorium. Admission is free.

Final PTSA meeting of the year will be Monday, May 13, at 5 p.m. in the SoHi Staff lounge.

The final Parents of Seniors meeting will follow the May 13th PTSA meeting at 6 p.m. in the SoHi Staff Lounge.

SoHi Graduation is May 22 at 7 p.m. at the Sports Center.

SoHi PTSA is excited to announce that the PTSA voted to give out three $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: qtpa2t76@gmail.com The afterschool tutoring buses will start running on 8/28. 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 mailto:twear@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or call 260-7036.

Soldotna Stars Letterman Jackets are available to order at http://www.neffco.com. Click on Varsity Jackets, find our school by State, select Soldotna High School, starting at $149 you can personalize it any way you would like. Makes a great Christmas gift!

SoHi Pool Schedule

M, W, F Morning Lap 6:30-7:30 a.m.

Sports Calendar: http://www.arbiterlive.com/Teams?entityId=21192 or http://www.asaa365.com/

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: http://www.parchment.com 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.


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

— Monday, May 13, Darch/Stroh SeaLife Center overnight trip @ 2 p.m.

— Tuesday, May 14, Abraham/Short SeaLife Center overnight trip returns@ 2 p.m.

— Wednesday, May 15, Kindergarten Concert @ 6 p.m. Band Concert @ TBD

_ Thursday, May 16, 5th grade Jumpin Junction @ 12:30 p.m.; 3rd/4th grade End of Quarter Celebration @ 3 p.m.

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

Upcoming Events

— 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 http://kaleidoscope.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/volunteers for the links. Background checks may take up to two weeks to be processed. Volunteer Indemnification forms are to be completed two days before each study trip.

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