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Community Schools

Posted: Monday, January 28, 2002

This listing of Soldotna Community Schools classes beginning this week serves as a reminder for preregistered participants. Most classes require preregistration and prepayment. If you did NOT preregister, please call the Soldotna Community School office, at 262-6768, to check on cancellations and confirm your attendance. Details about each class can be found in the Fall/Winter 2001 Soldotna Community School brochure, which is available at Soldotna and Kenai public libraries, the city of Soldotna and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

Note: Children are not allowed to wait unattended while a parent attends a class or to attend an adult class.

Monday

Hunter Education

With instructor Larry Lewis, wildlife technician, Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Designed to develop responsible hunters and hunting practices, promote sound wildlife conservation and encourage the public, particularly the youth, to participate in hunting. Pick up a packet before class from the Department of Fish and Game.

For more information, call 262-9368. Beginning in the year 2002, hunters born after Jan. 1, 1986 must possess hunter education certification (to legally hunt in units 7, 13, 14, 15 and 20). Certification is recognized in all 50 states. Monday through Friday, Jan. 28 through Feb. 1, five nights, 6 to 9 p.m., 9 years through adult, children ages 9 to 13 must attend with a parent, Soldotna Middle School library, $10.

Hunter Education (home study)

With instructor Larry Lewis, wildlife technician, Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Before coming to class, students must carefully read and study the independent study guide (chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10) and complete the review section of the independent study workbook that matches the chapters mentioned. The completed workbook must be brought to class (students will not be allowed to participate in the class if their workbooks have not been completed).

Students will also be expected to have read "Hunt Alaska" (selected chapters: Choosing a Firearm, Cartridge and Bullet, pages 10 to 14; Water Treatment, pages 22; Shot Placement on Alaska Game, pages 28 to 30). The one-day hunter education course requires a three-hour classroom session on hunter responsibility, firearm safety, wildlife conservation, and game laws and ethics, before taking the written test. After the classroom session, students will be excused for lunch (at approximately noon) and class will reconvene at the Snowshoe Gun Club firing range (at approximately 1 p.m.).

Students must pass the written test (with an 80 percent or better score), the live-fire exercise and the hunter skills course to receive hunter education certificate. After registration, workbook packets may be picked up at Fish and Game. This session is contingent upon minimum registered participants. Beginning in the year 2002, hunters born after Jan. 1, 1986 must possess hunter education certification (to legally hunt in units 7, 13, 14, 15 and 20). Certification is recognized in all 50 states. Saturday, March 2, one day, 8:30 a.m. to noon, 9 years through adult, children ages 9 to 13 must attend with a parent, Soldotna Middle School library.

Tuesday

Hallwalking

Walk the Soldotna Middle School hallways, out of the weather. Eight laps is one mile. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Jan. 15 (ongoing), 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., teens and adults, Soldotna Middle School hallways, $10 per month.

Wednesday

Girl Scouting For You And Your Daughter

With Joyce Cox, Kenai Peninsula Girl Scout Coordinator. An evening of information and craft fun. Girls should wear painting clothes. One Night, 6 to 8 p.m., 5 years and older, Soldotna Middle School, room 1, no fee.

Single/Single Again

With Dr. Kathleen Dinius, Dr. Marge Hays, Lisa Wells Turner and Dr. Paul Turner. Explore how to be healthy and happy as a single person. "Building New Relationships" with Dr. Marge Hays, scheduled for Jan. 30 has been moved to Feb. 27. Wednesdays, four weeks, 7 to 9 p.m., adults, Soldotna Middle School, room 4, $20 full series or $5 per night.

Parent Support Group

Dr. Kathleen Dinius, licensed psychologist. This is an opportunity to understand children's needs and behavior, to learn parenting techniques and to share with other parents. Parents of children and teens welcome. Come when and as often as you like. Group will not meet on inservice days or holidays. Ongoing through April, 10 to 11 a.m., parents, Liberty Building, 174 W. Redoubt Ave. in Soldotna, $3 per person or $5 per couple.



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