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Posted: October 17, 2011 - 8:30am

School board to meet
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at 148 *. Binkley Street in Soldotna (unless otherwise noted).
For more information, call 714-8888 or visit http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/school_board.aspx?id=13414. The agenda and packet items are posted on Wednesday afternoon prior to the date of the Board meeting.
Persons with disabilities who need accommodations to participate at School Board meetings should contact Sally Tachick at 907-714-8836, or e-mail stachick@kpbsd.k12.ak.us no later than three business days before the meeting date.
* October 17, 2011;
* November 7, 2011;
* December 5, 2011;
* January 9, 2012;
* February 6, 2012;
* March 5, 2012;
* April 2, 2012;
* May 7, 2012 (Meeting to be held at Seward High School);
* June 4, 2012;
* June 5, 2012 (Board Planning Session)
Email BoardComment@kpbsd.k12.ak.us to make a comment about any item on the current agenda (comments will be reviewed for appropriateness and length). Comments will be shared during the Board meeting by the Board president.Send a request message to stachick@kpbsd.k12.ak.us if you would like an email subscription to the School Board agendas as soon as they become available.

Scholarship opportunities
* Local students are eligible to receive money and a chance for an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Jerry V. Horn Memorial Post 10046 and the Ladies Auxiliary are once again sponsoring the Voice of Democracy (VOD) program. The VOD is a national scholarship program for students in Grades 9-12 which was started in 1947 and offers the students a chance to win money for college by expressing their own original thoughts on this year’s topic “Is there pride in serving in our military?”
On the local level, students will be eligible to receive monetary awards of $1000 or $500 for 1st and 2nd place. The 1st place winner’s entry will then be submitted for state judging where he/she will be eligible to win an additional $1000 for 1st place, $500 for 2nd place or $400 for 3rd place. The 1st place state winner will also receive a 5-day all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. in March 2012 and compete with winners from each of the other states for a grand prize of a $30,000 scholarship. All participants at national level will receive an award of not less than $1000.
To enter the students must write and then record a 3-5 minute original essay on a CD or cassette tape. There should be no background music on the tape – clear enunciation of words is crucial. For an official entry form and more information, check the VFW website at www.vfw.org, contact your school counselor, or call Paul Stevenson at 260-6177 or Rachel Jurco at 262-1352. Entries must be submitted to the VFW Post 10046 at 134 *. Birch St. in Soldotna no later than Tuesday, November 1, 2011.
* Local students could win a $10,000 savings bond
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Jerry V. Horn Memorial Post #10046 and its Ladies Auxiliary is once again pleased to announce the local sponsorship of the national Patriot’s Pen Essay competition. Students in Grades 6-8 including homeschooled students have the opportunity to compete in the VFW’s annual essay competition to earn monetary awards, U.S. Savings Bonds and a trip to Washington, D.C. in March 2012.
Students begin by writing and submitting an original 300-400 word typewritten essay on a patriotic theme which this year is “Are you proud of your country?” At the local level the winners will receive $500 and $250 for 1st and 2nd place respectively. The first place winner’s essay will then advance to state level competition and will be eligible for U.S. Savings Bonds of $250 for 1st place, $150 for 2nd place and $100 for 3rd place. The first place state winner’s entry will be forwarded to national competition, the chance to compete for the grand prize of a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond plus an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. for herself/himself and a parent or guardian. The top 46 state winners all receive at least a $1000 savings bond.
Information about the scholarship program has been distributed to all local schools. For entry forms and more information contact your school counselor, call the VFW Patriot’s Pen Chairman, Paul Stevenson at 260-6177 or the Ladies Auxiliary Chair, Rachel Jurco at 262-1352. Also, visit the VFW website at www.vfw.org to find information about all the scholarship programs and entry forms. All entries must be submitted directly to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Jerry V. Horn Memorial Post #10046 located at 134 *. Birch St., Soldotna no later than Tuesday, November 1, 2011.

Workforce center plans academies
The Workforce Development Center is offering free after school academies. High School students may attend any of the academies at any of the schools.
Academies at the Workforce Development Center/KCHS:
* An Emergency Trauma Technician (ETT) academy will begin October 20 and will end on December 3rd. Class days will be Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30-6:30p.m. and occasional Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. This course will cover all areas required to receive certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. The last week of class will be for review and the final exam. If you pass the exam you’ll receive your certification and an ETT patch.
* A Intro to Criminal Justice academy will be starting October 12th and will end on Dec 19th.  The instructor will allow students to sign up late. Class days will be Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 5-7pm. Students  will learn all of the different careers in the criminal justice pathways: Probation Officer, Parole Officer, Police Officer, Dispatcher, Criminal Justice Technician and more.
* A Welding Academy will be starting October 18. Class days will be Tues. and Wed. from 2:30-5:00 p.m. and occasional Saturdays.
If a student successfully completes any of the 60-hour academies they are eligible to receive a half practical art credit. Transportation may be provided if needed.
To sign up contact your counselor or call Debbie Pearson at 283-2145 or email her at dpearson@kpbsd.org .
These academies are possible thanks to funding from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development and the Alaska Youth First Program.

Cook Inlet Academy
Jr. High STUCO meets today at lunchtime. Get your lunch quickly and meet in Mr. Franchino’s room in the portable.
NHS is meeting on Tuesday in Mr. Leiter’s room at lunch time.
Friday is the end of 1st quarter .
October 20, 21st Parent Teacher Conferences (schedule to be announced). No school for 7th-12th grade on either day. No school for elementary on the 21st.
No Sequel on Oct. 20-21 because Miss Becky will be in Parent Teacher Conferences.
Juniors and Seniors: Oct. 25 10-1 p.m. 2nd Annual Kenai College Fair at the Kenai Shopping Center.
NJHS is meeting October 28th in Mr. Franchino’s room at lunch time.
November 4th is Fall Banquet! School will dismissed at noon.
Nov. 9 are Picture Retakes
Nov. 20 Band Concert
Nov. 23-25 Thanksgiving Break
* Yearbooks on sale: you can order your yearbook by coming to the office and paying $25. Yearbooks will be $25 through october 14th, at which time the price will increase to $35. Seniors get free yearbooks, so you don’t have to order or pay!!
* Time to bring warm clothes for recess! Elementary students have outdoor recess unless it is raining or colder than 10 degrees below zero, so please send them with warm clothes!
* Cancer awareness days! Jr. High Stuco is sponsoring Cancer Awareness Days throughout October since October is Cancer Awareness Month. Please wear pink on October 13, 18, and 25. Parents, use this as a teaching moment to talk to your kids about cancer.
* For an up to date athletic schedule, please go to cookinletacademy.net and click on the link for “sports schedule”.
* If you have a 7th through 12th grader who needs extra help in Math, it is available with Miss Leiter on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school from 3-4:30. Come any days you want! You don’t have to sign up. Individual help provided. Cost is: $7 from 3-4 pm. $10 from 3-4:30 pm.
* High School STUCO has planned a HAY MAZE night at Solid Rock for Friday, October 21st from 8-10 pm for all 9th through 12th graders! Permission slips will be available soon, and need to be turned into the office by Wednesday, October 19th. Wear warm clothes and bring a flashlight! Drinks and s’mores will be provided!!!
* Parent Teacher Conferences coming up on October 20 and 21. Please read below for important information regarding these conferences:
* There will be no school for 7th-12th graders either day.
* No school for elementary on the 21st.
* Secondary conferences will be student-led, so students are asked to come with their parents.
* Secondary parents must call the office and schedule their conference time with miss jill. Times will be on a first come/first serve basis, so don’t put this off!
* Elementary students will be scheduled by miss jill. A conference schedule is attached to this email.
* Elementary parents may call the office to reschedule their appointment if needed.
* Please make it a point to arrive a few minutes early for your first conference so we don’t get behind.
* Root beer floats are back! Jr. High student council will be selling root beer floats for $2 each every tuesday at lunch time. If you are willing to help anytime with root beer float sales, please call the jr. High student council advisor, jennie hammond, at 776-8561.
* Fall banquet Nov. 4Th. Please save the date of our Annual Fall Banquet on your calendars! Invitations will be sent out today, so look for yours in the mail! This is a special night set aside for adults to have a wonderful meal together catered by Heavenly Delights (on us!), to talk about all God has done for us, and to look ahead to what He is going to do. If you know of someone (grandparents, friends, family) who has a heart for Christian education and CIA, and would like to come to the banquet, please call us and give us their address so we can send them an invitation! Our CIA high school choir and our CIA Band will be blessing us with entertainment!
 
Connections Home-school
Connections Homeschool Program has open enrollment for all students at this time. All students not enrolled in public school are encouraged to contact the Connections office at 714-8880 to learn about all of the educational benefits that Connections Homeschool Program can provide for children.
The BOOK IT! K-6 Program has begun and we are happy to be a part of it. Spend just 20 minutes each day focusing on raising a reader. Set a monthly reading goal and when that goal is met , celebrate achievement by going to Pizza Hut and redeeming the BOOK IT! coupon for a personal pan pizza. Coupons are available at the Soldotna Connections office. Please call Lennie Yoter with any questions. More information may be found at http://bookitprogram.com/Parents/index.asp.
AWA Testing will be October 25, 26 and 27 for grades 5, 7, 9. Please call 714-8880 to schedule a testing appointment. If you have any questions, please call your advisor.
Hay Tunnel fun at Solid Rock Bible Camp, Monday, October 31st from 1-3:00 pm. Please RSVP Wendi Dutcher at 714-8880 or wdutcher@kpbsd.k12.ak.us. There is a $5.00 per person fee and a signed permission slip must be filled out for each participating child.

IDEA Homeschool
Enrollment is available for the 2011-12 school year. Please visit the IDEA website at www.ideafamilies.org or call 260-7555 and find out how the IDEA program can help your child obtain success in school.
Join IDEA at the parent /student math workshop this week on Geometry. This interactive workshop will help your student learn geometry terms, how to use formulas, how to distinguish between are and volume and more. Two sessions running concurrently will be held for 3rd-6th graders and for 7th grades and up on Tuesday, October 18, at the Kalifornsky Christian Center from 1:30pm -3:00pm.
The Nikiski Fire Dept Home-school Fire Prevention Day will be October 19th at the North Peninsula Recreation Center from 10am to 2pm. Students and families are welcome to show up at any time and should be prepared to spend around an hour. Students will participate in small groups through several learning stations and activities. When they complete all the activities they can get a form to participate in the Nikiski Fire Dept Fire Safety Poster Contest for a Ride in Fire Engine.

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science
There will be a parent “Total Learning” workshop with Dr. Susan Snyder tonight, from 6:30-7:30pm. This will be a great night to share ideas on the parent’s role in learning, and how to enhance your child’s learning experiences. Childcare will be provided.
There is a PTA meeting at 4:00 on Thursday, October 20.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be October 27th and 28th; please make sure to sign up with your classroom teacher for a time that works best for you.
The Book Fair will be held in the Library the week of Conferences. Mrs. Cowgill would appreciate some volunteers to help with the set-up and breakdown of the Book Fair.
Kaleidoscope Gear orders are due today! Please make sure to send in the correct amount of money with your order form.
The Holiday Extravaganza coordinator, Jamie Larsen, is looking for vendors that want to be a part of this fall’s Extravaganza. It will be held at the school, November 5th, from 10am-4pm. This event is open to anyone that has a home based business such as Avon, LiaSophia, Pampered Chef, 31 Gifts and many others. For more information, please contact Jamie Larsen at 398-9325.
The Yearbook Committee is looking for pictures! If you have taken pictures during a field trip or in the classroom please bring in a CD or jump drive with your pictures to share with the yearbook.

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary
The following teams represented K-Beach at the Mind a –Mazes competition on Saturday, Oct. 8th at Soldotna Middle School.
Team Name: Mysterious Sharpshooters. Coach: Jason Daniels. Team: Evan Stockton, Zion McEnerney, Braden Lemm, Ryan Hill, Jacob Cooper.
Team Name: The Plane Gang. Coach: Suzanne Klaben. Team: Trevor Junkert, Tyrone McEnerney, Bronwyn Keen, Charly Morton.
Team Name: The Flying Rubber Ducks. Coach: Patricia Haywood. Team: Katie Richmond, Conner Fowler, Brady Hanson.
Oct. 12, would have been Peter Kalifornsky’s 100th birthday. Members of his family and others from the Dena’ina tribe presented an assembly to the school to celebrate.
Our Halloween Carnival is coming up on Oct. 29th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The PTA is still looking for volunteers. If you can help, please contact the school.
 
Kenai Central High
The KCHS Academic Recognition Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. today in the auditorium. The banquet is held to acknowledge students who earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the 2010-2011 spring semester. Invitations to the banquet were sent home to students and their parents. We hope to see you there as we celebrate the students’ success.
Hockey players dust off the pads and sharpen those skates. Hockey practice begins today. Make sure that you have your physical on file with the school.
KPBSD Borough Honor Choir Oct. 17-18, 2011 — The 33rd annual KPBSD Borough Honor Choir concert will be held Tuesday evening, Oct. 18th at 6 p.m. at the Kenai Central High School Auditorium.
Dr. David Fryling from Hofstra University in New York is this year’s clinician. Dr. Fryling was the Alaska All-State conductor in November, 2010. He is a young, highly-energetic, and talented conductor.
The concert is at 6 p.m. and the first half is always saved for area adults to perform. Kyle Schneider, the Seward High School Band and Choir Director will be singing “Hear Me, O Lord” from the opera Susannah. Soldotna High graduate, Rodney French, will sing the tenor solo “Rondine al Nido“ by the Italian composer Vincenzo de Crescenzo, with Mi’shell Reid providing the flute obligato. Ninilchik and Anchor Point music teachers, Eric and Mary Simondsen, will end the adult portion of the program with the trombone duet, Sonata Number 1 in F Major Op. 1 by Benedetto Marcello.
The admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students and seniors.
It will be a wonderful concert and we look forward to seeing you there.
Do not miss the Kardinal Band’s Fall Concert this Thursday, Oct. 20th at 7pm in the auditorium. The bands performing will be the KCHS Concert Band, the KCHS Drumline, and the KMS Concert Band. Free admission.
Start rummaging through the closets and the garage now! The annual Sports Swap sponsored by the KCHS Cross-Country Ski Booster Club is Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the KCHS cafeteria, with item check-in Oct. 21, 3 p.m.-7:30 p.m., and Oct. 22 from 9-10 a.m.. They take sports equipment of all sizes, shapes, and sorts!
Friday, Oct. 21 is the end of the quarter. School will not be in session; instead the staff will be having a professional development day.
Senior pictures and baby pictures are due by Oct. 26. Yearbooks are on sale for $50.00. The price will go up November 1st!

Kenai Middle
Kenai Middle school mailed out all PowerSchool activation codes last week. If you haven’t received yours please call the school at 283-1700 to confirm your mailing address.
The KMS will be sponsoring a Fall Book Fair October 24-28. The fair will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday during regular school hours. The fair will also be open Thursday and Friday during Parent Teacher Conferences. If you are interested in volunteering during the Book Fair, please email Mrs. Barkman at: kbarkman@kpbsd.k12.ak.us. Hope to see you all at the Book Fair!
KMS has created an account with: www.shop.mylocker.net (Code: AT252) for students, staff and parents to purchase KMS sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats, and more! At www.shop.mylocker.net KMS will receive 12% commission on all sales. A flyer has been sent home with your student. Code “AT252” must be used when ordering for KMS. Commission checks will be used to benefit student programs here at KMS!
Congratulations to all of the students who participated in Mind-A-Mazes last Saturday. All of the teams represented your school very well. Our seventh grade team, The Firebolts, won second place overall in the Intermediate/Senior division. Congratulations to Eric Kempf, Drake Thomas, and Dai-Ana Smith for their exceptional performance at Mind-A-Mazes.
Dates To Remember:
 Oct. 18 — KMS Beginning Band and Advanced Band Concert @ KMS 7pm
 Oct. 20 — Band Concert
 Oct. 21 — INSERVICE – No School
 Oct. 24 — Book Fair; Red Ribbon Week
 Oct. 25 — Book Fair; Red Ribbon Week
 Oct. 26 — Book Fair; Red Ribbon Week
 Oct. 27 — CONFERENCES 12pm-4pm and 5pm-7pmpm; Book Fair
 Oct. 28 — CONFERENCES 7:30am-10:00am; Book Fair
 Oct. 31 — Basketball – Competitive Play Begins

Mountain View Elementary
Mountain View Elementary staff and students participated in the White House attempt to break the world record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a one minute period. Thank you to Mr. Dimick for organizing this.
The PTA will be meeting today at 4:00 PM in the Library. Childcare will be provided.
Picture retakes are scheduled for Thursday, October 20.
Friday, October 21 is an inservice day. There will be no school for students.
Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, October 27 and 28. There will be no school for students.
The Book Fair will be open in the Library the week of October 24 – October 28. If you would like to volunteer to help please call the office at 283-8600.
We are collecting Safeway receipts to receive a 10% rebate on qualifying purchases. Please bring your receipts to the office by Thursday. We will use these funds for student field trips and other educational activities.
Title 1 invites Moms and Dads to an early morning (and afternoon) reading time on Tuesday, October 18 from 3:30 – 4:00 PM or on Wednesday, October 19 from 7:50 – 8:20 AM. We are offering two separate times so feel free to come to one or come to both. Come join us for muffins, doughnuts, coffee, and most importantly, reading with your children!
The annual Mountain View Carnival will be on Friday, November 4 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM and is open to the public. All funds earned will go towards student field trips. There will be lots of food, games and prizes. Tickets are .25 each and most games cost 2-4 tickets to play. Parents are asked to sign up to help run a booth or to donate a cake or cookies for the cake walk and/or a prize for the prize walk. Parents need to have a background check through the school district to volunteer. Please call the office at 283-8600 if you need help with this process.

Nikiski Middle-High
Upcoming Dates:
Friday, 10/21-Inservice. No School for students.
Friday, 10/21 – Saturday, 10/22 — HS Wrestling @ Seward King of the Mountain Tournament, HS Volleyball @ Service Dimond Tournament
Friday, 10/27-Saturday, 10/28 — Parent Teacher Conferences. No School for students.
The National Honor Society at Nikiski High School inducted six new members into their organization at a ceremony held on October 11th. Current members are Colton Anderson, Ashley Epperheimer, Annaleah Ernst, Lincoln Johnson, Brittany Sexton, and Kaden Spurgeon. Congratulations to the new inductees: Cydney Spurgeon; Rebecca Wheeler; Katie O’Brien; Lacy Elsey; Hannah Tauriainen; Shalee Rizzo.
Congratulations to the following students who have earned their Academic Letter by maintaining a 3.5 GPA or higher for at least two consecutive semesters. These student were honored at a banquet and awards ceremony held on October 11th.
Sophomores: Cory Carr; Seth Carstens; Alyssa Darch; Michelle Fandel; Savannah Freeman; Hannah Halliday; Michael Hollinger; Hannah Tauriainen; Jared Wallis. Juniors: Caleb Alkire; Emily Berry; Lauren Countryman; Joshua Croze; Lacy Elsey; Ashley Epperheimer; Annaleah Ernst; Ciara Farrow; Orren Hyatt; Lincoln Johnson; Katie O’Brien; Shaylee Rizzo; Daniel Ribbens; Brittany Sexton; Ty Shoemaker; Jaime Ward; Rebecca Wheeler; Trey Zimmerman. Seniors: Colton Anderson; Minna Bogard; Dylan Holloway; Sallee McClure; Cydney Spurgeon; Kaden Spurgeon.

Nikiski North Star Elementary
Mrs. Heath’s 2nd and 3rd grade class wrote letters to the mayoral canidates for the recent election. They received written responses from a couple of the canidates and also classroom visits from Mike Navarre and Fred Sturman. Mrs. Heath is teaching the kids that everyone, no matter how small or young, has a voice and good things to contribute, and good questions to ask!
If your child is interested in joining Girl Scouts, email the area representative, Joyce Cox at jcox@girlscoutsalaska.org.
The annual PTA Fall Carnival will be held on Saturday, October 29th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the school. For the past 35 years the elementary schools in Nikiski have put on this carnival. Now NNS is in its 8th year of continuing this great community tradition where we can see our neighbors and have fun with our families in a safe and fun enviroment. We can always use lots of volunteers to run booths, concessions, set up and clean up. We are also looking candy donations. If you are interested in helping or you have further questions, please call the school at 776-2600.
There will not be school this Friday, October 21st because of teacher inservice.
Our fall book fair will begin next Monday, October 24th and run through October 29th. It will be open during the day, parent/teacher conferences and the carnival. Please call the school library at 776-2630 for more information.

Redoubt Elementary
Picture retakes are today. Students who wish to have their photo retaken need to return their first photo package. There is no charge for retakes. Students may also purchase photos. Order forms were sent home and are available at the school office.
Intermediate grades will be participating in the school’s Alaska Bee on Tuesday.
Fun Fest is Thursday, October 20, from 3:30 – 5:30. This mini-carnival is for Redoubt students only. Cost is $4 which covers all activities. Additional money is needed if students wish to buy snacks from the PTA concession stand. Students must have their permission slips turned in by Thursday morning in order to stay.
Friday, October 21, is the last day of 1st quarter and is a district-wide in-service day. There will be no school for students.
Parent conferences are Thursday and Friday, October 27 and 28. There will be no school for students.
Parents who have not returned a conference scheduling form should contact their child’s teacher as soon as possible.
Teachers will confirm conference times with parents prior to conferences.
The school thanks everyone who participated in the Innisbrook fundraiser. The school’s top seller was Reva Lovett.
The top selling class school-wide was Mr. Mills’ 5th grade. Top selling classes by grade level were Mr. Epplin’s kindergarten,
Mrs. Goldstein’s 1st grade, Mrs. Belger’s 2nd grade,Mrs. Epplin’s 3rd grade, Mrs. Walter’s 4th grade, Mr. Mills’ 5th grade, and Ms. Farmer’s 6th grade.
Students and staff are encouraged to wear red on Tuesday, October 25, in support of Red Ribbon Week.
The annual Halloween parade and classroom activities will take place on Halloween, October 31. Students are reminded that costumes must be school-appropriate and may include no blood, gore, or weapons of any kind. Mr. Pothast and teachers can answer questions about costume-appropriateness.

Skyview High
The blood drive held on September 27 resulted in 33 donors registering to give blood and 20 pints collected – that’s a potential of up to 60 lives saved!
Congratulations to these students for being selected to participate in Honor Choir at Kenai Central today and tomorrow: Rachel Beckman, Morgan Chesley, Abby Cook, Joey Bishop, Ben Mattox, and Bryan Teed, Chelsea Belden and Olivia Velazquez-Alarcon. The concert is Tuesday at 6:00 pm at KCHS, $5 for adults and $3 for students.
Students are reminded to have all first quarter work turned in by October 20, as there is no school for students on October 21, the end-of-1st quarter inservice/work day for teachers.
The music department will present its fall concert October 24 at 7 pm in the commons. The public is welcome to attend.
Parent/teacher conferences will be held October 27 from 12-3 and 4-7 pm in the commons. October 28 is a teacher inservice day. There will be no school for students on either of these days.
Senior yearbook pictures are due to Mr. Jones by November 1.

Soldotna Elementary
Congratulations to our Mind-A Mazes teams that competed at Soldotna Middle School. The B-2 Bombers coached by Tim redder consisted of Tristan Jenkins, Ryker King, Branden Crowder, Damien Redder and Kevin Tautfest. The Super Stars, coached by Gail Balzer and Jeff and Jessica Moore consisted of Bailey Balzer, Clara Moore, Auree Sorensen, and Katie Creglow. Excellent job teams!
Our Mentor in the School Program for our 5th/6th Graders is off to a great start. Jack Anderson, an employee of our Soldotna Fire Department came and met with our 6th grade boys for lunch last week. Mr. Anderson shared some aspects of his job, and talked with the group about his career, as well as some of the skills he needs to be successful.
Our Book fair is coming up and will be held in the school library October 24th-October 27th. There will be a kick-off family night held on the 24th from 5:30-7:00. This year’s theme is space. Please join us for some “Out of this World” snacks and games and get to be the first to attend for the best choice of books.
A reminder that there is no school for students on October 21st. Teachers will be preparing report cards to get distributed ant Parent-Teacher Conferences the following week.
Congratulations to our Box Top winner, Kiana Rohr, as well as our Teacher of the Week, Shaya Straw! Our students and teachers do incredible things!

Soldotna High
Yearbooks can be ordered online at ybpay.lifetouch.com for $55. Sibling pictures need to be submitted or taken by Friday, October 14th.
Honor Choir at KCHS 6pm October 18th.
No school – End of the quarter October 21st In-Service Day.
Senior portraits for yearbook are due Wednesday, October 26. Look for signs in the senior hall, contact Mariah Ulen or stop by room 76 with any questions. As per our policy, no hats and no weapons. If no picture turned in the school picture will be used!
Soldotna High School Arts and Crafts Fair. Nov 12 and 13 10:00-4:00, More info call 260-7570 or 262-2892.

Soldotna Middle School
Today – Basketball Intramurals Continue – This week’s schedule: Girls practice first, Boys practice second; Site Council Meeting - SMS Library @ 4:30 pm.
Tuesday – Assembly Schedule – Soccer and Cross Country Recognition
Tuesday Evening – Band and Choir Concert – SMS Gym @ 7:00 pm
Thursday – Fortnightly – Afterschool 3:00 to 5:00 pm – Parent Volunteers Needed! Please contact the school at 260-2500 if you are able to attend.
Friday – No School for Students
Events Next Week:
Scholastic Book Fair at SMS! October 24th – 26th (Monday – Wednesday) 7:20 am to 2:30 pm and October 27th (Thursday during parent/teacher conferences) 12:00 to 4:00 pm and 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Remember to check out the on-line book store found on the Power School website and follow the link. SMS is also participating in the Scholastic One for BOOKS. Donated dollars will help buy more books for the library and classrooms. Stop by the library and check it out!
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be Thursday, October 27 from Noon to 4:00 pm and 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
No School for Students – Thursday, October 27 or Friday, October 28

Tustumena Elementary
Book Fair, October 17 – October 28
Picture Retakes, October 18
PTO Meeting, 4pm October 18
Site Council Meeting, 4pm October 24
In-service Day, no school, End of Quarter, October 21
Lynx Track Activity Grades 2-6 to Solid Rock Hay Tunnel, October 25 and 26
Parent Teacher Conferences, no school, October 27 and 28
CES Puppet Show, November 2
PTO Meeting, 4pm November 15
Thanksgiving Break, no school, November 24 and 25
Site Council Meeting, 4pm November 28

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