School News for Dec. 12

School board to meet

 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 6 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley Street in Soldotna (unless otherwise noted). For more information, call 907-714-8888 or visit kpbsd.k12.ak.us. 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 the School Board meetings should contact Debbie Tressler at 907-714-8836 or email dtressleratkpbsd.k12.ak.us no later than three business days before the meeting date. The board will meet:


See Also


— Jan. 16

— Feb. 6

— March 6

— April 3

— May 1 (Seward High School)

— June 5

— June 6 (Planning Session)

Holidays and vacation days scheduled

— Dec. 22 – End of second quarter, no school for students;

— Dec. 22 to Jan. 6 – Winter vacation;

— Jan. 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day;

— Feb. 9-10 – Parent-teacher conferences, no school for students;

— March 10 – End of third quarter, no school for students;

— March 13-17 – Spring Break;

— May 24 – Last day of school.

Connections Home-school

Dec. 13- Homeschool Gym Time at Kenai Rec (12/20 Cancelled)

Dec. 14 – Site Council Mtg at Soldotna Office 11:30-1:00

Dec. 16 – 1st Semester Reports Due

Dec. 16 – Soldotna Connections Skate Party

Dec. 16 - Homer Connections Holiday Open House

Dec. 16 – Seward: Christmas Caroling at Seward Senior Center – 12:00 Noon, Followed By Caroling at Seward Mtn. Haven Care Facility – 1:00 pm, Wrapping Up with a Christmas Ornament Project at Connections (In the Seward Middle School) – 2:00/2:30ish.

Dec. 20 - Soldotna Office: Family Winter fun at Solid Rock Tubing Hill from 11:00am-1:00pm

Dec. 23-Jan. 6 – Homer and Seward offices closed

Dec. 23, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 – Soldotna office will be closed

May 10 – Kenai Fjords Trip in Seward, AK (ask advisor for more info)

Soldotna: Homeschool Family Winter fun at Solid Rock Tubing Hill: Please join Connections staff at Solid Rock Bible Camp December 20, 11 a.m-1 p.m. for fun, exercise, and excitement on the tubing hill, all ages are welcome! Dress warm and feel free to bring your snowboard if you prefer, inner tubes will be provided. RSVP with Reubin at rpayne@kpbsd.k12.ak.us . This is a weather dependent activity so please check with the Connections office the day of or before the event (714-8880). Solid Rock Bible Camp is located at 36251 Solid Rock Road #1, Soldotna. All Home School families are invited regardless of what program they are enrolled with. Cost is $6 per person (reimbursable for Connections students with PE on their ILP).

IDEA Home-school

All activities and signups are listed in detail on the Region K Blog at www.ideafamilies.org.

December 13 – Homer Skating party at the Kevin Bell Ice Rink. Cost is $10 per student. Please bring a snack to share and warm clothing. IDEA will provide cocoa, cups, napkins, plates, etc.

December 15 – Winter Celebration at the Soldotna Sports Center. There will be skating from 1-2:45, a student craft sale, STEAM activities and crafts, board games and more. Cost for skating is $6 person, this includes skate rental. Don’t forget a snack to share.

December 15 – Calling all crafters! IDEA will be having a craft sale during the Winter Celebration on December 15, 1:00 - 3:30 pm at Soldotna Sports Center! This is the time for students to pair their crafting side with their business side. Registration is required. Call Suzanne at 260-3158 or email Suzanne.alioto@ideafamilies.org for more information.

January 19 – Crazy 8’s Math Club is coming. IDEA Families are invited to participate in eight weeks of math activities. Watch for details coming out soon!

January 17 – Performance Night at the IDEA Office. This is time for students to show off anything from music to art to PE. Signups are available on the Region K Blog.

January 20 – Geo Bee at the IDEA Office. Join IDEA students in grades 4th-8th for the annual Geography Bee. The local event will be at 1:00. The winner will represent IDEA-Kenai at the Alaska State Geography Bee to be held at the Egan Convention Center in Anchorage on March 31, 2017. Any questions? Call Marian Werth at 260-7555.

January 20 – National Geographic Geography Bee at the IDEA Office at 1:00. This competition is for students in 4th – 8th grade. All students participate in one and the same bee, there are no grade specific bees. The winner of the local bee will represent IDEA – Kenai at the Alaska State Geography Bee to be held at the Egan Convention Center in Anchorage on March 31, 2017. Please call Marian Werth at 260-7555 or email her at marian.werth@ideafamilies.org.

January 27 – Frisbee golf for high school students. Students will meet at Skyview at 1:00 pm. Make sure to dress warm and bring a Frisbee!

February 10 – Spelling Bee at the IDEA Office at 1:00. The winner of our local bee will represent IDEA-Kenai at the Alaska State Spelling Bee to be held at the Performing Arts Center in Anchorage on March 31st, 2017. IDEA Families should check the Region K Blog for a list of practice words for the National Spelling Bee. Any questions? Call Marian Werth at 260-7555.

March 3 – Alyeska Ski Trip! This is an all day, all inclusive ski trip for the entire family. See details on the Region K Blog.

There are four courses available for IDEA high school students in Galena. Classes available are Media Technology, Automotive Technology, Aviation, and Cosmetology. Students who participate will stay in the GILA dorms and eat in the cafeteria. For more information on GILA go to http://gila.galenaalaska.org. The dates for these classes are tentatively February 18-March 18, 2017.

Don’t forget to check out IDEA’s Intentional Math emails! These emails are full of wonderful ways to encourage students in the world of math! Math can be fun! Parents can also post daily math activities on IDEA’s regional Facebook page for a chance to win a $25 gift card.

BookIt! Coupons are available at the IDEA Office. IDEA Families are encouraged to participate in this program where students read for pizza coupons.

Want up to date information on IDEA activities? Check out the Region K Blog at www.ideafamilies.org.

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science

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

Check out the electronic bulletin board in the entryway for all upcoming events and meetings as well as pictures of Kaleidoscope in action.

Monday

— Food Drive continues through Friday. If 1000 cans are collected, Mr. Boonstra will shave his head!

Tuesday

— Food Drive continues

Wednesday

— Food Drive continues

— 1:30 Zinszer’s kindergarten class will walk to Charis Place.

— 2:45 5th grade end of quarter Celebration of Learning.

— 3:45-5:00 Dance Ensemble Club

Thursday

— Food Drive continues

— 3:00 3rd/4th grade end of quarter Celebration of Learning.

Friday

— Food Drive ends today

— 1:30 Boersma’s kindergarten class will walk to Charis Place.

— 3:00 1st/2nd grade end of quarter Celebration of Learning.

— 6:00 PTA Family Fun Night- PJ movie night

Saturday

— 10:00 Christmas Drive giveaway pick up

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers that helped out with the Holiday Concert. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Winter is here and students need to be prepared to go outside unless the temps are below -10. Please remember to send them to school with their name written on their snow pants, hats, gloves and coats as well as backpacks and lunch boxes.

Mark your Calendar:

December 19 — 1st/2nd grade Gingerbread houses

December 20 — 3rd/4th grade Gingerbread houses

December 21 — Kindergarten Family Cookie Sharing; Pajama Day; 1st-4th grade PJ Read-In

December 22 — Inservice Day, no school for students

December 23-January 6 — Winter Break No School

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary

Mr. Daniels’s class is getting bugged! They are studying animal structures for support, movement, and protection. Since they can’t have a bull elk in class to study during this lesson, they are going to get mealworms and cockroaches. Seems like a fair trade off don’t you think? In addition to feeding and watering their class pets, they will study their structures that allow them to move, support, and protect themselves. This lesson is usually a hit with the kids.

Mr. Daniels’s class also Skyped a class in Parker, Colorado last week. They asked the mystery class questions in an attempt to determine where they are from. After figuring out where they lived, the class spent some time getting to know the kids by asking questions about what it is like to live there. The Colorado class was surprised to hear about our current cold temperatures!

The Sixth grade will be hosting “Breakfast with Santa” on December 17 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Pancakes with syrup and butter will be served for $3 per plate or $10 for five plates. Photos with Santa are included (Please bring your own camera). “Kids go Shopping” will also be taking place courtesy of the PTO. Proceeds will fund the sixth grade Peterson Bay trip at the end of the school year.

Thursday — K-2 Winter Concert 6:00 p.m.at Sohi Auditorium

Dec. 20 — K-Beach Band Concert 6:30 p.m. in K-Beach gym

Dec. 22 — Inservice Day; no school

Dec. 23 to Jan. 6 — Winter Break; no school

Jan. 16 — No school due to MLK Day

Kenai Central High

Senior photos and quote reminder — Due January 20: Senior portrait for yearbook, senior baby photo for yearbook, senior quote for yearbook, senior photos for the senior slideshow (shown at graduation).

Students of the Month for November: Rotary – Cy Dull; Chamber – Emily Koziczkowski; Elks – Melanie Lee; Kard-of-Deck - Jaycie Calvert; Super Staffer—Kathleen Herring; Physics – Brentley Powell; LA 9 – Devin Murphy; Ceramics – Alisa Posey-Schave; Algebraic Modeling – Melanie Lee; Government – Attison Machen-Gray; Physical Training – Julianne Wilson; Pre-Calculus – Rylie Fields; Spanish 1 – Rykker Riddal; Choir – Candice Bowers; Earth Science – Patrick Hinchman; Study Skills – Michael Gelosa; Classroom Aide – Kameron Brazell; Geometry – Kodie Lingenfelter; LA 12 – Chelsea Sorrels; Polycom Certification Practicum – Natalie Marlow.

Monday

— J.V. Hockey vs Soldotna High School 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday

— Band Concert 7:00 p.m. in Auditorium

Thursday

— Varsity Girls Basketball Kenai River Challenge Kenai (Home) vs Homer 7:00 p.m.

— Varsity Boys Basketball at Soldotna Tip-off Kenai vs Diamond 4:45 p.m.

Friday

— Varsity Girls Basketball Kenai River Challenge Kenai (Home) vs Thunder Mountain 7:00 p.m.

— Varsity Boys Basketball at Soldotna Tip-off Game TBD

— Hockey at Homer 7:00 p.m.

— Skiing at Soldotna High School (Tsalteshi Trails)

Saturday

— Varsity Girls Basketball Kenai River Challenge Kenai (Home) vs Eagle River 4:00 p.m.

— Varsity Boys Basketball at Soldotna Tip-off Game TBD

— C & J.V. Boys Basketball vs Diamond at KMS 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Kenai Middle

Monday — Students interested in wrestling should attend an informational meeting in the library during lunch. Wrestling is open to all grades. The season begins on Jan. 9 upon our return from Winter Break!

Tuesday — 1st Round Boroughs Basketball

Also on Tuesday, don’t miss the Annual Holiday Band Concert and Dessert Auction featuring the KMS Concert and Intermediate bands, along with the KCHS Concert and Jazz bands. The concert begins at 7:00; dessert auction preview begins at 6:30.

Friday — Holiday Dance at KMS for 7th and 8th graders only.

Saturday — Basketball Boroughs at Seward.

Mountain View Elementary

It is not too late to help a family in need during this holiday season. If you would be able to donate anything from a pair of gloves, a hat, a turkey, or a complete holiday meal, please drop your donation off at the office or call Kimb or Kelly at 283-8600. Your contribution would be very much appreciated!

The after school Youth Chorus and the 5th grade band will hold a winter concert today at 6:00 p.m. in the Mountain View gym.

The primary winter concert for all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students will be on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Renee C. Henderson auditorium at Kenai Central High School. The PTA will be hosting a bake sale after the concert to benefit the Music program at Mountain View. If you would like to donate baked goods please dropped your baked goods off at school the day of the performance or call the office at 283-8600.

“The Holiday Wonderland” will be open today through Friday. This is a program hosted by the PTA to allow students to shop for inexpensive Christmas gifts for family and friends. If you would like to volunteer to help students shop please call the office at 283-8600 to schedule a time. Volunteers need to have completed a background check through the school district.

Congratulations to our Soaring Eagles for November. They are Jenica Anderson, Ryan Baughn, Isabella Bond, Angelo Carrasco, Kaydence Clark, Gabrielle Coon, Isabel Coon, Patience Cucullu, Brody Ferguson, Aaliyah Fitzpatrick, Willow Graham, Nolen James, Andrue Jamison, Leini Johansen, Peyton Malmquist, Tiffany Mason, Marley Mesa, Maci Miller, Melody Pfile, Addison Pierce, and William Roberts.

December 22 is an Inservice day. There is no school for students.

Winter break is December 23 – January 6. Students return to school on Monday, January 9.

Nikiski Middle-High

Monday

— Band and Choir Winter Concert at 7:00 p.m.; Lasagna Dinner to precede the concert in the commons. $15 person/$25 family. Come out and support the Nikiski Music program!

Tuesday

— Middle School Boys Basketball Boroughs - TBA

Thursday

— Varsity Girls Basketball at Kenai River Challenge vs. Thunder Mountain – 5:00 p.m.

— Boys Varsity Basketball at SoHi Tipoff Tournament vs. Ninilchik – 6:30 p.m.

— JV Girls Basketball at CIA Classic vs. Ninilchik – 5:30 p.m.

Friday

— State Wrestling Tournament at Bartlett High School

— Varsity Girls Basketball at Kenai River Challenge vs. Eagle River – 3:00 p.m.

— Varsity Boys Basketball at SoHi Tipoff Tournament – bracket play

— JV Girls Basketball at CIA Classic vs. Nikolaevsk – 5:30 p.m.

— C Team Boys Basketball at Nikiski vs. Dimond – 3:00 p.m.

— High School Cross Country Skiing at Soldotna Candy Cane Classic

Saturday

— Middle School Basketball Boroughs TBA

— State Wrestling at Bartlett High School

— Varsity Girls Basketball at Kenai River Challenge vs. Homer – noon

— Varsity Boys Basketball at SoHi Tipoff Tournament – bracket play

December 22 — No school for students, teacher inservice

December 23-January 8 — Christmas Vacation

January 9 – Back to school!

— Middle School Volleyball Begins

— Middle School Wrestling Begins

— Middle School Cross Country Skiing Begins

January 16 — No school

Nikiski North Star Elementary

Tuesday is the NNS Holiday Concert for the PreK, Kindergarten, and band students. The performance will be held in the NNS gym beginning at 6:00 pm. Performers are asked to arrive by 5:45 pm.

PTA Reflections entries are due on Friday. The PTA Reflections Program is a great way for students to express themselves through the arts. The theme of this year’s contest is ‘What is your story?’. Students can make and submit items that they believe fit this theme. Entries will be judged on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme. Categories include: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. Entries may be turned in to the school office or the classroom teacher.

NNS is doing a 21 Days of Kindness Challenge between November 21st and December 21st. Each student and staff member is asked to notice an act of kindness and then write that kindness down on one of the kindness strips. The strips are being made into a paper chain and displayed throughout the school. Come check out the paper chain in the hallway that is growing each day!

Please make sure your child comes to school with proper winter gear. NNS follows KPBSD procedure and students will go outside for recess until the temperature dips below negative ten degrees. If you have any questions, please call the school office at 776-2600.

Redoubt Elementary

Mark your calendar:

Tuesday – PTA Meeting, 3:45 in the staff lounge.

Tuesday – Band Concert, Redoubt Gym 6:00pm.

Friday – 4th grade fundraiser MOVIE NIGHT- Arthur Christmas (PG). Permission slips and money need to be turned in Friday morning. Families are invited to attend. Cost to attend the movie is $5.00 per person. Special Frozen Delights and tasty treats will be available to purchase. Don’t forget to bring extra money for treats.

December 22 – No School for Students – In-service day

December 23-January 6 – No School for Students, Christmas Break

Assisting Redoubt families in need this holiday season. Please help this year if you can, purchase a gift or gifts from Redoubt’s Angel Tree for a Redoubt family. The angel tree is up and tags will be added daily. All gifts need to be brought to the school by Monday, December 12th. Cash donations in any amount can be dropped off at the school office. Money will be used to purchase holiday gifts for Redoubt children and their families.

Mr. Joachim, Redoubt’s PE teacher, is happy to announce that snow at Redoubt means getting students outdoors for PE classes. Redoubt’s 4th—5th grade students have started learning the basics of cross-country skiing. Students will learn basic skills, technique and safety and at the same time have fun, get plenty of fresh air and lots of good exercise. Redoubt’s primary students are learning safe sledding skills 101. Students learn about procedure, rules and playground expectations. Redoubt is excited to have the proper equipment and of course an awesome snow hill. Please make sure that your child comes to school each day with proper winter gear so they will be able to participate in all outdoor activities.

Redoubt’s 5th graders will be selling Christmas Grams to raise money for their community service project, “Kids Helping Kids”. Each Christmas Gram will come with a candy cane and a personal message from you. These will be delivered on Wednesday, December 21st. Send one to a friend. Send one to your child. Send them to a whole class. Please stop by the school office for additional information.

Skyview Middle

Starting today, the Panther Student Council is hosting a Holiday Food Drive to benefit the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank! Non-perishable food items will be collected this week -Monday through Friday- in Mrs. Pothast’s classroom. Donations can be dropped off before school, at lunch, or after school. Deliveries will be made to the Food Bank throughout this time and the total weight of food donated will be recorded. Food donations will also be collected at the Skyview Middle School Holiday Concert. Principal Truesdell has agreed to take a pie in the face if a goal of 1,000 pounds of food is collected. Any questions regarding the Food Drive, please contact Mrs. Pothast. Let’s make sure the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank has the supplies they need to feed our friends and neighbors in need this holiday season!

Basketball this week … Good luck to all Teams!

Tuesday — First Round of Borough Tournament – Site/Time TBA

Saturday — Finals of Borough Tournament at Seward – Times TBA

The Holiday Band and Choir Concert is Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Skyview Middle School Commons.

Many thanks to everyone who helped make the Holiday Activity Night a success! Special thanks to all the teachers and staff, Alaska State Troopers, and other adult volunteers who chaperoned. We couldn’t do it without them! Shout out to all the awesome Student Council members who worked to make the event happen. They put a lot of time and effort into making it special! Congratulations to the Limbo Contest winners: Brandon Christenson and Emma Papp. Candy Guessing Jars winners: Brandon Christenson, Guy Peterson, Carson Dement, Nadia Padilla-Reume, and Thea Scanlon. Winners of the Trooper sponsored Marshmallow Bucket Launch: Willow Sproates, Wyatt Wurst, David Brown, Gabriella Rogers, Colby Jones, Chloe Cullen, and Ethan Evans. The next Activity Night is scheduled for March 3.

Yearbooks may be purchased at the front office or on the Skyview Middle School blog for a price of $30.

Congratulations to the November Students of the Month: Malcolm Adams, Robert Allain, Ashlee Anderson, Diego Angel, Erika Arthur, Ashlyn Asp, Saiyan Baker, Gage Baktuit, Rikki Basson, Nikolas Basson, Lia Benner, Hailey Blischke, Trenton Boots, Conor Boyd, Katharine Bramante, Mackensie Brandon, Heidi Brendtro, Margie Brown, Zachary Burns, Louisa Burton, Korbin Carter, Brooklynn Chadburn, Trevon Chapman, Lincoln Conner, Wyatt Conner, Christopher Connor, Zeni Conway, Logan Cotton, Quinten Cox, Chloe Cullen, Aidan Culver, Cory Curry, Shraddha Davis, Olivia Davis, River Dawson, Tessa Dearmore, Seraiah Dorman, Chloe Driskell, Brandon Ducker, John Einerson, Mackenzie Elsey, Brayden Fain, Montana Fischer, Carson Fischer, Dawson Fox, Naomi Fredrickson, Brayden Gagnon, Matthew Gist, Lexi Gridley, Marissa Griffin, Louis Grimaldi, Kaytee Hackett, Kaidence Harvey, Karlie Hedlund, Paige Hegwer, Austin Hemphill, Maya Hilton, Tyler Hoagland, Riley Johnson, Nathanael Johnson, Chloe Johnson, Colby Jones, Jaedon Jones, Spencer Kapp, Aidan Katzenberger, Cody Kelly, Jessica Kimes, Taylor King, Jamie Klepinger, Kati Koch, Gabrielle Lane, Roman Maal, Cesar Mariscal, Claudia Martinez, Clifford McElrea, Nicholas McConnell, Bradley McNeil, Alexis Melvin, Josie Moore, Taylor Morse, Briley Morton, Trenton Newman, Nadia Padilla Reume, Denize Pannick Pootjes, Kluane Pannick Pootjes, Nyia Peters, Joshua Pieh, Janessa Pontious, Brandi Powell, Pavel Reutov, Kendra Rolenc, Thea Scanlon, Macie Schroeder, Ayden See, Kaidence Shaeffer, Logan Shane, Tristin Sipes, DeMorris Smith, Cameron Sorenson, Derek Spezialy, Kristina Spies, Willow Sproates, Wyatt Stout, Laynee Strausbaugh, Carly Sturman, Atlee Turner, Zachary Ulrich, Kalee Vanderwall, Alice VanHoose, Kenneth Vanorsdol, Kaytlynn Walden, Deja Walker, Noah Walker, Bryce Zimmer, Rusty Zufelt.

Soldotna Elementary

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

December 14-15 — Soldotna Elementary Holiday Store 8:30am-3:30pm

December 20 — Band and Choir Concert 6:00pm in the Soldotna Elementary Gym

School News:

Colder weather is here! Please be sure to send students with appropriate cold weather attire.

There is a “Toys for Tots” donation box in the school lobby for new and unwrapped toys for kids of all ages.

Look for Christmas Kindness Food Drive information coming soon in Tuesday Packets.

Soldotna Elementary would like to wish our families and friends a safe and relaxing Winter Break beginning December 22. School will resume on Monday, January 9.

Soldotna High

The end of the semester student art show will be Friday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the art room! Come enjoy this semester’s art work and some refreshments.

The Soldotna High School music department will be presenting our Winter Concert on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. We will also be serving a soup dinner from 5:30-6:40 prior to the concert as a fundraiser. Suggested donation $10.

SoHi PTSA will meet on January 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the SoHi Staff Lounge. New members are always welcome and encouraged! Please join us!

SoHi Parents of Juniors will meet on January 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the SoHi Staff Lounge to plan the After Prom event. Prom is early this year so we need to kick off fund raising efforts SOON! Please email Sheilah-Margaret Pothast at agr8fulmom@hotmail.com with “After Prom” in the subject line for more information or to volunteer.

Graduation is May 22, 2017 at 7 p.m .at the Sports Center.

Soldotna High School is collecting gently used formal dresses, shoes, and accessories for Cinderella’s Closet 2017. This is a program which helps ALL area high school ladies with free prom dresses, shoes, and accessories. We have helped over 500 ladies in the past 7 years. We are taking donations of prom dresses, shoes, and accessories. All sizes dresses are welcome, however we are in particular need of dresses in size 12 to 18. These items can be dropped off to the main office at Soldotna High School between 8am-3pm. Since the donations are made to a school, tax donation forms can be issued by SoHi upon request. If you have any questions, please email epokryfky@kpbsd.org for more info. Thanks for helping the young ladies of the Kenai Peninsula!

The SoHi SkillsUSA chapter is having a fund raiser selling rural mail boxes. Contact Advisor Mr. Gordon at 260-7000 for more information.

Soldotna Stars Letterman Jackets are available to order at www.neffco.com. Click on Varsity Jackets, find our school by State, select Soldotna High School, starting at $149 you can personalize it anyway you would like. Any questions contact Heather Parkki, 907-260-7022. Makes a great Christmas gift!

The afterschool tutoring buses leave at 4:15. You must be on the route list to ride the bus. See Ms. Wear or Ms. Bartman in the library to find out more information and/or get on the bus list. You can also email them at twear@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or call 260-7036.

Soldotna Montessori Charter

Monday-Tuesday — Holiday Shoppers

Mark the date:

Dec 19 — Kindergarten and primary classes go ice skating.

Dec 20 — Band and Choir Concert at Sohi

Dec 21 — PJ’s and Caroling

Mrs. Hubble’s class culminated their Native American shelter studies with an engineering challenge. Students built a shelter out of newspaper and masking tape.

Mr. Faris’ class is conducting a hands-on matter lab. Students are exploring volume, mass, and density.

Mrs. Carter’s and Mrs. Moore’s classes appreciate the Tech Specialists from River City Academy who have been teaching students in grades 4-6 how to use Google Docs.

Quest students finished a Future Problem Solving practice problem. They are entering a robotics competition, Wonder League.

Save those Box Tops for Education to help support the field trip fund.

Soldotna Prep

Winter Concert is Tuesday in the SOHI Theater, 7:00 p.m.

The following students will be honored at the Student of the Month Dessert Party during advisory at SOHI on Thursday — Language Arts and Robotics: Esther Frederickson, Math: Casey Earll, Science: Seth Payment, Social Studies: Catherine Conner, PE: Amanda Wiley.

First Semester Finals Schedule:

December 20 — 7th, 1st, 3rd, 5th

December 21 — 7th, 2nd, 4th, 6th

Robotic Club meets Monday and Wednesday from 2:30 – 5:00 in Room 19 and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m.

After School Tutoring Monday and Wednesday 2:30 – 3:30 in Room 10 and Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 30.

Lego Robotics Camp will be held every 3rd Saturday of each month from 1-4 p.m. at Soldotna Prep School

Ages 6-14 cost is $35 per student. For more information contact Kristin McGlothen, kmcglothen@KPBSD.k12.ak.us

Please visit Soldotna Prep School Page for important information http://soldotnaprep.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/home/

The Study

The Study is excited to announce that it’s expansion in the 2016-17 school year has been an absolute success! Not only are they offering highly Academic Pre-K through third grade, but by request have added fourth through sixth grade! If your little one is not receiving highly academic, direct instruction, call The Study to inquire about how to enroll in their year-long programs.

For the older students, The Study offers the following:

— High School Courses for Credit: Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Alaska Studies, Government, Art Exploration, Cosmetology, Spanish, ASL

— Private & Group Tutoring in most academic subjects

— Piano, Voice, and Guitar Lessons

— SAT Prep

— A wide variety of workshops, such as Jr. High Math, Mastery of Multiplication, Excellence in Writing, Ground School, Study Skills, and even Summer School

As an accredited private school and learning center, The Study is committed to meeting the educational needs of the Kenai Peninsula.

Tustumena Elementary

Wednesday — Winter Concert, 6 p.m.

Friday — Geography Bee

December 21 — Reindeer Games

December 22 — No school for students, Inservice Day, End of 2nd quarter

December 23- January 8 — Winter break

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