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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2008

School board meetings slated

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at 148 N. Binkley St. in Soldotna (unless otherwise noted).

For more information, call 714-8888 or visit www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/school_board.aspx/id.

* March 3 Homer High School;

* April 7;

* May 5 Seward High School.

School Web pages available

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools information is available through the district's Web site at http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/schools.aspx.

Find your school and click on the name to be linked to its site. Up-to-date information, sports schedules, grade and contact information are listed.

Aurora Borealis Charter

High school intent forms are due in to the school as soon as possible.

Families with students who will not return next year are asked to notify the school office. Information is confidential.

Siblings of students enrolled at the school will need to participate in the enrollment lottery, if they have not already done so.

Applications for the 2008-09 enrollment lottery, are due in the school office by 3 p.m. March 7. For more information, call 283-0292.

Cook Inlet Academy

Students of the Week are Robert Walsh, Autumn Chumley, Noah Leaf, Julie Litchfield, Reece O'Dell, Kelsey Tachick, Adam Uchtman, Zac Taplin, Cole Davidson, Scott Litchfield, Keefe O'Dell and Sam Chase.

Date to remember:

* Friday: No school and winter banquet.

Scholarship applications available in the office.

The school is looking for volunteers to help with the carnival and the basketball region tournament. Visit its Web site for more information, at www.cookinletacademy.net.

Connections home-school program

The program will host an afternoon of tubing from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Solid Rock Bible Camp. Home-school families are welcome. The fee is $5 per person. Hot chocolate and snacks will be provided. Call the office at 714-8880 to sign up.

Ice skating and bingo activities for home-school children and a writing workshop for parents will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Soldotna Sports Center. There is a fee for skating and skate rental.

Pizza and soda will be provided. E-mail lee@kpbsd.k12.ak.us or call 714-8880 for more information or to sign up

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science

Thursday is spring picture day. Families are reminded to not send in money and to mark what pose they prefer. Proofs will be sent home in three weeks and orders may be placed then. Sibling pictures will be available from noon to 1 p.m. or during family picture time from 4 to 7 p.m. It also is a PTA fundraiser.

Bingo for Books will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Donations of books in good condition will be used as prizes.

Fun Fest will be held March 6. More information and permission slips will be sent home.

Applications to attend the school must be in by March 7. The lottery will be held March 27 at 4:15 p.m.

School tours will be held at 10:45 a.m. Friday and Feb. 29.

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary

Robert Belluomini, Casey Murphy and Serena Prior had their Analytical Writing Assessments chosen to be included in the schools district's Star Papers.

The third and fourth grade Battle of the Books team tied for fifth place in the borough competition. Shellie Worsfold coached the team.

The fifth and sixth grade Battle of the Books team was coached by Bonnie Laber. They also placed fifth.

Classes helped support the American Heart Association by gathering pledges for their time jumping rope. Classes jumped and double jumped to music.

Kenai Central High

It is homegoing week at the school. Each day is a different dress up day and the week will end with an assembly at 1:40 p.m. Friday in the gym and a dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday in the cafeteria. The boys and girls basketball teams will be recognized at the assembly and homegoing royalty also will be announced.

Choir students, who qualified, will leave for all-Northwest choir Wednesday.

Job Shadow Day will be held for the junior class. For more information, call Alan Fields at 283-7524.

Dates to remember:

* Friday boys and girls C, junior varsity and varsity basketball vs Palmer. C teams at Kenai Recreation Center at 3 p.m., JV Girls at the school at 3 p.m. with the rest to follow.

* Saturday boys and girls C, junior varsity, varsity basketball vs Colony. C teams girls start at 8 a.m. with the rest to follow.

Kenai Middle

The physical education department is looking for a volunteer to sew 65 mesh bags. The bags will be used to hold individual inline skate pads. If you are interested in volunteering please call the office at 283-4896. The department also is raising money to finish paying for the inline skates. Cell phones, ink jet printer cartridges, DVD movies and Videogames, portable DVD players, laptop computers, MP3 players, X-Boxes, Play Stations, Wii, digital cameras, digital video cameras, digital picture frames, portable navigation and GPS devices are being accepted. Students may bring any of the above items to the school and give them to Mr. Roser or Mrs. Zorbas.

Katarina Anderson and Cody Johnson were selected as Character Counts of the week.

Dates to remember:

* Tuesday volleyball A team at 3 and B team at 4:30 p.m.;

* Thursday volleyall B team at 3 , A team at 4:30 p.m.;

* Feb. 26 spring pictures 8 a.m.; and

* March 1 cross country skiing boroughs at noon.

Kenaitze Head Start

Students will learn the number qents'ugh'I (seven) and various body parts in Dena'ina.

They will review numbers and colors.

Students are working on the social skill of speaking in a quiet voice.

Literacy Night will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Head Start building. For more information, call 283-0707.

Mountain View Elementary

Title I will sponsor a night at the Kenai Community Library to meet the new children's librarian at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Character Counts winners are Sabrina Ulricksen, Tieran Evans, Jacob Grant, Travis McKinley, Dezzeray Mistecka, Emily Coval, Shawn Isam, Tyler Conley, Matt Evans, Ayla Antebi, Amber Souders and Bella Fiore.

The PTA will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the library.

The forensics team will be held from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Love of Reading Month activities continue with Spirit Week Monday through Feb. 29. Monday is Read a Shirt; Tuesday is Red White and Blue Day; Wednesday is Character Day; Thursday is Wacky Hair Day; and Friday is Comfy Read-IN Day.

Nikiski North Star Elementary

There will be a joint site council meeting at 4 p.m. today in the library.

The schoolwide forensics meet will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the library.

Students of the Week are Angela Druesdow, Margy Cox, Libby Scott and Hannalyn Ohlsen.

Spring pictures will be taken Feb. 27 in the library.

Redoubt Elementary

The site council is seeking input regarding parking lot issues at its meeting at 3:45 p.m. March 12 in the staff lounge. Parents not able to attend are asked to share ideas and concerns by calling Mr. Pothast at 260-4300 or by sending a letter to the school office. The goal is to make the school parking lot safer for everyone.

February is Love of Reading Month. The school will host many reading related activities.

Justin Dahlgren's airplane won the rocket launch, traveling 70 feet at Family Math and Science Night. Alicia Hobart's balloon won the balloon rocket launch.

Students and their families are invited to wear school appropriate pajamas for a pajama party read-in from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today in the library. There will be reading activities and milk and cookies will be served. Students attending must be accompanied by an adult.

The breakfast program needs volunteers Wednesdays from 8:20 to 9 a.m.. Volunteers are asked to call Marge at 262-9586.

The PTA thanks those who helped with the eScrip table during parent conferences and the 30 people who signed up to participate in eScrip. DeRay Jones won the $50 Safeway gift card in the eScrip drawing. It's not too late to sign up. Mr. Pothast or the school office may be contacted for more information.

Ms. Biggs needs help with costumes and sets for the spring musical, "Folk Tales Around the World." The performance will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 11 at Soldotna High School. For more information, call Ms. Biggs at 260-4337 or by e-mail sbiggs@kpbsd.k12.ak.us.

Trash ball games have begun.

Today is the last day to claim items in the lost and found. Remaining items will be donated to local charities.

Soldotna Middle

Dates to remember:

* Thursday Maroon volleyball vs. silver volleyball at 3 p.m.; and

* Saturday wrestling invitational meet at 9 a.m.

SBA tests for students will be held April 1 through 3, and April 8 for eighth-graders to take the science portion.

Soldotna Elementary

A salute to Dr. Seuss will be held at 3: 30 p.m. Feb. 29. Activities and arts and crafts to celebrate his birthday are planned and students accompanied by parents are invited to take part. Title 1 teacher Katrina Cannava is planning activity centers focused on Seuss characters to encourage reading and language arts.

The PTA will meet at 3:45 p.m. March 6 in the library.

The site based council will meet March 4 in the conference room. Call for time. Both meetings are open to the public.

Soldotna Montessori Charter

The kindergarten, first- and second-graders Battle of the Books teams meet weekly and will do a mock battle at lunch Monday. Parent volunteers are needed. Interested volunteers are asked to call the office or Mrs. Wells at 260-9221.

The Model UN team that will travel to New York presented its project to the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce.

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to help fund the New York trip will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Soldotna Sports Center.

The school concert will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 in the gym.

The school's lottery is open through March 7.

Families interested in the school may apply in person at the school office or call 260-9221 for information.

An orientation will be held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the school at 162 E. Park Ave, Soldotna.

Tustumena Elementary

February is Jump Rope for Heart Month at the school. The annual fundraising event is coordinated by physical education teacher Mr. Chase. Funds earned by students are forwarded on to the American Heart Association.

Superintendent Donna Peterson will attend the site council meeting at 4 p.m. Monday in the school's conference room. She will review with the council the district's process for selecting the new principal for the 2008-09 school year. The meeting is open to the public.

Wings Christian Academy

Josiah Fischer won the Cleanest Office of the Week Award.

Matanya Bush won the Most Interesting Fact Contest.

Alexander Pettey is in the 2,000's Club with 20 perfect scores on tests.

Scott Harley made it into the 3,000's Club with 30 perfect scores on tests.



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