Nikiski Elementary

Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Ms. Morrow, Ms. McCubbins, Mr. Wingbigler and Ms. Jones will represent Nikiski Elementary at the Peninsula Reading Carnival on Saturday with a literacy booth focusing on storytelling. They also will perform a short Native folk tale on stage. In addition, Mr. Norgren and Ms. Shields will be masters of ceremonies for part of the day and will read stories to the audience. Anyone interested in participating can call Kristin Morrow at 776-8533.

The morning reading program is up and running from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

The Boys and Girls Club's Nikiski Clubhouse is providing homework help and after-school activities for both North Star and Nikiski students. Call Ann Holloway at 776-4144 to sign up.

Nikiski and North Star elementary schools are beginning to plan Nikiski Elementary's closing ceremony scheduled for May. Any community member who has past or present ties to the school (as a student, staff member, parent, volunteer, etc.) and is interested in making this a memorable ceremony is invited to consider being on the committee. Interested people can contact Nikiski Elementary at 776-8553 or e-mail akendall@

Winter reading tests have been completed. Parents may contact their child's teacher for scores.

A handful of students represented Nikiski Elementary in the Kenai Elks Hoop Shoot. Taylor Holloway placed third for girls ages 8 and 9; Maddie Ralston placed first for girls 10 and 11; Justin Pruitt was first for 10- and 11-year-old boys; Meladee Stevenson was first for 12- and 13-year-old girls; and Calvin Williams placed first for boys ages 12 and 13. Sayyid Parrish also competed.

Memory books are being ordered. The cost is $10 for a reserve copy, with a "love line" added for another $1. This will be the last memory book for the school.

Families who have moved or changed phone numbers should call or send a note to the office. In case of an emergency it is important for the school staff to know how to reach parents or guardians.

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