Community Schools

Posted: Monday, February 18, 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 Winter/Spring 2002 Soldotna Community School brochure, which is available at the Soldotna and Kenai public libraries, the city of Soldotna and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

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


Investing by the Book -- Women's Class: With Matt Streiff, investment representative, Edward Jones Investments, Kenai. This hour-long program will provide you with the fundamental information you need to take charge of your financial future.

One night, 6 to 7 p.m., all ages, 25-person maximum, Soldotna Middle School, room 2, $25.

Cheerleading Clinic: With Melanie Hollon. Students will learn basic cheerleading skills, with an emphasis on age appropriate expectations. All sessions will follow the American Association of Cheerleading coaches and advisers regulations. We also will support the association's view of cheerleading as an athletic activity.

Four weeks, 6 to 7 p.m., ages 9-12, five-person minimum, 12-person maximum, $35.

Understanding Fibromyalgia: A Holistic Approach to Chronic Pain and Fatigue: With Dr. A. Nick Williams, chiropractor, Staywell Chiropractic. Understand the neurological and physiological causes of this baffling disease. This workshop emphasizes chronic muscular pain, fatigue, depression and its effect on the body. Participants will learn about non-drug alternatives.

One night, 7 to 8:30 p.m., adults, five-person minimum, 20-person maximum, Soldotna Middle School, room 6, $10.

Hunter Education: With Larry Lewis, wildlife technician III, Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Designed to develop responsible hunters and hunting practices, promote sound wildlife conservation and encourage the public, particularly young people, to participate in hunting.

Pick up packet before class from the Department of Fish and Game. For more information, call 262-9368.

Hunters born after Jan. 1, 1986, must possess a Hunter Education Certification to legally hunt in units 7, 13, 14, 15 and 20. Certification is recognized in all 50 states.

Class meets Feb. 19-21 and Feb. 26-27. Five nights, 6 to 9 p.m., ages 9 through adult, parent must attend with students ages 9-13. Soldotna Middle School library, $10.

Hunter Education (Home Study): With Larry Lewis, wildlife technician III, Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Before coming to class, you 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 ISG Workbook that matches the chapters mentioned.

Bring your completed workbook. You will not be allowed to participate in the class if your workbook has not been completed. You will also be expected to have read "Hunt Alaska" (Selected Chapters: "Choosing a Firearm, Cartridge and Bullet," pages 10-14; "Water Treatment," page 22; "Shot Placement on Alaska Game," pages 28-30).

The one-day Hunter Education Course requires a three-hour classroom session on hunter responsibility, firearm safety, wildlife conservation, game laws and ethics, before taking the written test. After the classroom session, you will be excused for lunch and class will reconvene at the Snowshoe Gun Club firing range at 1 p.m. You must pass the written test (with an 80 percent or better score), the live-fire exercise and the hunter skills course to receive your Hunter Education Certificate.

After registration, workbook packets may be picked up at Fish and Game. This session is contingent upon minimum registered participants. Class meets 8:30 a.m. to noon, May 4, Soldotna Middle School library. Ages 9-adult, $10.


Visualizing and Verbalizing: With Diana Marsh, speech and language pathologist. This class will present strategies to assist a student with comprehension of written and spoken language. It can assist the student in test taking as well.

Strategies from the Lindamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing will be the focus. Strategies will be practiced during the class.

One night, 7 to 9 p.m., upper elementary through adult, Soldotna Middle School, music room, no fee.

CPR: With Diane M. Campbell, EMS Trainer and Funny River Safety LLC. This class is taught according to American Heart Association Heartsaver standards.

One night, 6:30 to 8 p.m. for adult CPR and 8 to 10 p.m. for child and infant CPR Adults only, six-person minimum, 12-person maximum, Soldotna Middle School, room 8, $40.


Tissue Paper Notecards: With Sue Thornton.

We'll make beautiful original notecards and envelopes. All supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring any of your own tissue for special cards. We encourage you to bring your iron and ironing boards (small ones work fine). No talent required!

One night, 7 to 9 p.m., teens and adults, Soldotna Middle School, home economics room, $10.

Limited Liability Companies: with Janet Tempel, attorney at law. A limited liability company (LLC) is a hybrid between a partnership and a corporation and is relatively new in Alaska.

This class will cover the basics of forming an LLC and will compare the basic differences between an LLC and a partnership or "Sub S" corporation. There will also be some discussion about the use of an LLC as an estate planning, tool.

One night, 6:30 to 8 p.m., teens and adults, Soldotna Middle School, room 9, $20 per person or $25 per couple.

First Aid: With Diane M. Campbell, EMS Trainer and Funny River Safety LLC.

This Coast Guard-approved class is taught according to American Safety and Health Institute standards.

One night, 6:30 to 10 p.m., teens and adults, six-person minimum, 10-person maximum, Soldotna Middle School, room 8, $40.

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