Peninsula Clarion - Schools

Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Scholarships for seniors offered

· Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary of the Jerry V. Horn Memorial Post No. 10046 Vicki Webb Nelson memorial scholarship is offered to high school graduating students with a desire to further their education.

Citizenship, leadership and financial need will be considered. Monetary awards will be given to local winners with an opportunity to compete for the $1,000 scholarship awarded to a statewide winner. Deadline for application is Thursday.

Applications should be mailed to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary,134 N. Birch St., Soldotna, AK 99669. For more information or to obtain an application, call your school counselor, the VFW auxiliary chair at 262-9220 or the VFW Ladies Auxiliary President at 262-1262.

· AAA Alaska, a AAA MountainWest Club, is offering an academics, athletic and arts scholarship to graduating Alaska high school seniors. To be eligible, seniors must maintain at least a 2.75 grade point average, actively participate in academics, athletics, and the arts, as well as attend a college or accredited technical school in Alaska, Montana, or Wyoming during the 2007-08 school year.

To download eligibility requirements or an application visit

· The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra is offering two $500 scholarships to 2007 graduating seniors from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Home school students living in the district also are eligible to apply. Applications and requirements are available in school adviser office or online at Deadline to apply is April 1.

Safety poster contest under way

The Soldotna Safety Day Committee is holding a poster contest for students ages 6 through 18. Monetary awards will be given in several categories and the winning poster will be used as the official Soldotna Safety Day 2007 poster.

Students may pick up a copy of the official rules from the city of Soldotna office, your local Schools or the Soldotna State Farm office. Deadline to enter is March 1.

Entries must be mailed or hand delivered to Soldotna State Farm 35202 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 1, Soldotna AK 99669. For more information call 907-262-4440.

Screening for infants, preschoolers offered

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Childfind Program and Frontier Community Services Early Intervention will offer free screenings for children newborn through 5 years of age on March 2 at the Kenai Public Health Center in Kenai. Screenings include infant and toddler development, motor skills, speech, early learning concepts, vision and hearing. Children are seen by appointment only. To make an appointment, call Renie at 714-6647.

Flag poetry contest continues

The Ladies Auxiliary to Jerry V. Horn Memorial Post No. 10046 in Soldotna is sponsoring an American flag poetry contest for elementary and junior high students.

Poems must be an original creation about the American flag and be composed solely by the student with no corrections in spelling or punctuation marks and handwritten by the student. Typewritten poems will be accepted only from handicapped, blind, etc., children.

Students name, address, school, grade and teachers name must be on the back of entry or the poem will be disqualified.

Complete information including prizes is available at area elementary and junior high schools.

Entries from home-schooled students may be submitted directly to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Jerry V. Horn Memorial Post No. 10046, 134 N. Birch St., Soldotna, AK 99669. Deadline to enter is March 1. For more information, call 262-1262.

Aurora Borealis Charter

Classroom forensics for fourth- through sixth-graders will be held today and seventh- and eighth-graders Friday. The school forensics assembly will be held Feb. 28.

On Feb. 10, the school sent two teams to the Math Counts competition in Anchorage. Abby Chadwick, Delissa Severson, Hannah Coffman, and Megan Gordon were the official team, which placed 12th in 26 teams. Unofficial team members were Colton Anderson, Kai Risung, Michael Flores, and Allie McGahan. The teams will compete in the District Math Competition in March.

An enrollment lottery will be held March 29. It will be supervised by an accounting firm. Applications and lottery procedures are available at the school office. All enrollment applications for the 2007-08 school year must be delivered in person to the school’s office no later then 3 p.m., March 6. The lottery results will be posted the following week at the school. Siblings who are entering kindergarten next year need to sign up for the lottery. If your child currently has a lottery number, you will not need to go through another lottery. If you no longer want to be on the waiting list, contact the school. If you have had a change of telephone numbers, notify the school’s office.


Information on enrollment for next fall is available at the office.

Solid Rock Bible Camp tubing will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday. The cost is $5 per person. Hot chocolate and snacks will be provided. Call 714-8880 to sign up.

A book fair will be held April 3, 4, and 5 and will coincide with mandatory state testing. The fair is open from 8 a.m. to noon daily. Parent volunteers are needed. Call Tanya at 714-8880 to sign up.

High school students are invited to attend a workshop at the computer lab at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Tuesday. Marie English from The Job Center will share information about jobs that are in demand for Alaskans in the future. Career exploration materials, interest assessment, resume and interviewing tips will be discussed. Space is limited. Call 714-8880 to sign up.

The school is sponsoring a home-school day at H2Oasis in Anchorage from 3 to 9 p.m. March 2. Cost is $9 for kindergartners through sixth grade and $12 for students in grades seven through 12 and adults. Expenses are not reimbursable from allotments. Call the office to sign up.

February book order specials are available online or flyers are available in the office. February orders are due Feb. 28.

Cook Inlet Academy

Students of the Week are Vince Brown, geography genius; Kaycee Munn, great helper; Cody Moore, stepping up in reading; Ashtyn Symington, super reader, Timmy Smithwick, helpfulness in the classroom; Elizabeth Siemion, a great friend; Jiabae Leaf, an unselfish spirit; Noah Fowler, a great helper; Autumn Chumley, a great cleaner; and Andrew Barlow, an awesome artist.

Mrs. Bird’s fourth-grade class has completed reports on American landmarks. Their models in the hallway at the school.

The cross-country skiing region tournament results are: Lars Arneson, seventh; Dani Rehm, 14th; and Hilary Domke 45th.

The spelling bee results are: Adam Utchman, first; Emma Lyons, third; Conner Leaf, fifth; and Reece O’Dell and Hanna Udelhoven, sixth, in their respective divisions.

The school calendar is available at

Grace Lutheran School

The school would like to thank those who helped at its booth at the Reading Fair last Saturday.

The seventh- and eighth-graders will prepare and serve the meal for the churches Lenten service today.

In Christlight, the children learned God has given everyone talents for his glory.

The kindergarten class has been studying February’s special happenings. Topics included Groundhog Day, Abe Lincoln’s life including making a model of the log cabin he lived in as a child, making and exchanging Valentines and studying the events of George Washington’s life. Portraits of the first and 16th presidents are hanging in the hallway.

The preschoolers studied the letter “T” last week and have moved on to “U” this week. The heart shape was the shape of the week. The children are learning about the power of Jesus through stories of his calming the storm and feeding the five thousand.

Open House for preschool and kindergarten through eighth-grade is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 3. It is open to the public. Visitors will be able took at the school’s curriculum, facilities and meet the staff. For more information, call 283-9551.


Students are in Anchorage participating in the state competition for Battle of the Books. The fifth- and sixth-grade team will defend its title as state champions and other teams will vying for the championship against teams from all over the state.

The Math Olympiads team for grades four through eight had a Math Curse Day based on the popular book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Children thought about how math is in every aspect of their lives and designed problems for each other.

Fun day will be held at the Nikiski Pool Friday. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling Omie at the office.

The Iditaread Program is being offered to students as a way to read their way along the Iditarod Trail to Nome. More information on the reading incentive program is available at the resource center on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

The Burn-out Busters Support meeting for moms will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Brethren Church. Moms may share their concerns and triumphs about homeschooling. Children will receive art instruction during the meeting.

The featured educational kits from the resource room help to celebrate Black History and Healthy Hearts. African Americans Kit or the Human Body and Anatomy Kit are available.

Enrollment is open for the 2007-08 school year at the resource center. Call 260-7555, or visit

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science

Mrs. Shelden’s, Mrs. Harper’s and Mrs. Stroh’s classes are walking to the creek today for water testing. They have been researching Mars, testing soil samples to find signs of life, learning about geometry in third-grade math and fractions in fourth-grade math.

Mrs. Boersma’s class investigated the inner and outer planets and created a class scale for the solar system measuring the distances of each planet from the sun. They have been practicing using ringers and stomp rockets in science lab.

Yearbooks can be ordered for $15. Love lines and business ads are available.

School tours are available for anyone interested in enrolling in Kaleidoscope. They are offered every Monday through March 5, from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

Parent information meetings for parents new to the school will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. Follow the signs inside Sears Elementary for the classroom location for the meetings.

The deadline to submit an application for enrollment for next fall is March 6. If a lottery is necessary, it will be held March 30.

Activities, events and classroom news are available on edline at If you need an activation code, call the office at 283-0804.

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary

Mrs. McBee’s class would like to thank Gordon Griffin for his efforts in arranging the Alaska Junior Theater performance, “Grand Derangement.” The class also hosted a tea party on Valentine’s Day. The students have been learning the differences about high and low tea, full and light tea, and appropriate attire and manners. The class made scones and shortbread, invited guests, and wore the proper attire for a formal tea party. The class would like to thank Charmaine Lundy for lending them her collection of tea cups for the party.

The first-graders are continuing the transportation unit. All of the vehicles are due March 2 , and there will be a transportation parade in the gym that day. The children also will use the vehicles to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day parade March 17. In math, they are working on adding two-digit numbers and to identify how many more on a graph and how to make congruent shapes.

The fourth- through sixth-grade play, “Fiddler on the Roof” will be performed at 7 p.m. March 1 at the Soldotna High School auditorium. All of the classes will go to SoHi that morning for a dress rehearsal. Parents are asked to sign permission slips for this trip.

Dates to remember:

· Friday — Spring pictures.

Kenai Central High

Job shadow orientation is Friday in the Little Theatre and will involve all juniors. The students will attend this instead of their English class. Job Shadow Day will be Feb. 28.

Schedules for all activities at KCHS are available at

Dates to remember:

· Thursday — cross-crounty ski state at Anchorage and boys and girls C team basketball vs Soldotna at 4 p.m.

· Friday — Boys/girls C/JV/varsity basketball vs Kodiak, JV and varsity at KCHS at 3 p.m., C teams at KMS at 3 p.m., cross-crounty ski state at Anchorage;

· Saturday — Boys/girls JV/varsity basketball vs Nikiski at noon and cross-crounty ski state at Anchorage; and

· Monday and Tuesday — District Honor Band.

Kenaitze Head Start

The Salmon and Whale classes are looking forward to the first swimming field trip of the year. The staff would like to thank the parents who volunteered for the Valentine’s Day party. They would also like to thank the Tooth Fairy for coming to the class. She taught them how to keep their teeth healthy. The class is working on the letters “L,” “U” and “V” this month.

The Raven and Eagle classes are would like to welcome Miss Tina to the classroom. The children have been painting hearts with shiny paints and learning how to make designs with the paint. During the Valentine’s Day party the children were able to visit other classrooms and partake in the activities. The class would like thank Ms. Corey for reading Valentine stories to the class earlier in the month. The letter “V” is the focus this week. Art projects have included making “Vs” with pink yarn and Popsicle sticks.

Kenai Middle

The Title VII Indian Education Program is an entitlement grant funded by the federal government. The supplemental tutoring program is available for certificated Title VII students at the school. Tutoring is provided in reading, language arts, math and other subjects as needed. Tutoring begins right after school and ends at 4:30 p.m. in room 21C. Students may be picked up by their parents or ride the bus to the location nearest the student’s home.

For more information on the tutoring program, call Kelly Brewer or Yolanda Schrader at 283-4896. For information about the purpose of the program in the school or district, call Norma Holmgaard at 714-8892 ext. 8866.

The deadline to order yearbooks is March 15. The cost is $25.

Congratulations to Katherine Hinchman and Taren Kuntz for being selected as a Character Counts! students. These students received a pizza for lunch.

Dates to remember:

· Thursday — volleyball first round of boroughs;

· Friday — Club schedule;

· Saturday — volleyball boroughs at Nikiski at 9 a.m., cross-coutry skiing boroughs at Seward at noon and wrestling boroughs at the school;

· Tuesday — volleyball for sixth-graders begins;

· March 2 — last day for clubs and Student of the Month lunch;

· March 8 — band spaghetti feed dinner from 6 to 8 p.m.; and

· March 9 — inservice, end of quarter, no school.

Nikiski Middle-High

Lucas Peless was chosen as this month’s Golden Apple recipient. Peless was chosen because he goes to work each day with a cheery, upbeat attitude. He is willing to take on new responsibilities, even after many of his colleagues told him to “just say no.” Peless is a stable, positive role model to students who may not have one in their own homes. He teaches students language arts and respect, dignity and self-worth — qualities that are not measurable on a standardized test.

Dates to remember:

· Friday — 3 p.m. girls junior varsity vs. Soldotna High School, 4:30 p.m. boys junior varsity vs. SoHi, 6 p.m. girls varsity vs. SoHi and at 7:30 p.m. Boys varsity vs. SoHi;

· Saturday — 9 a.m. hosting middle school wrestling boroughs;

· Monday — Mass band at Kenai Central High School; and

· Tuesday — Mass band at KCHS and 3 p.m. junior varsity and varsity basketball vs. Seward High School.

Nikiski North Star Elementary

The school would like to thank the parents who volunteered their time to help make the school’s recent book fair a success.

The school’s cross-country ski team will meet Mondays and Wednesdays after school for practice. The goal is to teach the students how to ski, have fun and enjoy time outside on the lake and nearby woods that surround the school.

The fourth-graders are taking the National Assessment of Educational Progress assessment this week.

The school would like to thank everyone who attended conferences last week. The school had more than 91 percent in attendance.

February is Love of Reading. It is a time when the school will take extra time to celebrate reading by having a book swap, reading Monday mornings, have class door decoration competitions that follow their favorite book and other activities.

The school will host artist in the residence, Margret Hugi-Lewis through March 2. In addition to the classes Margret will teach, she also will offer after school workshops from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday. Parents and community members are welcome. Registration forms are available at the office to the first 10 received.

Working primarily with intermediate grade (4-6) students, Hugi-Lewis will create a display of Alaska birds, plants and insects. The unveiling for the permanent installation will be March 2 in conjunction with a Celebration of the Arts at the school.

Redoubt Elementary

Love of Reading month continues with a family game night from 6:30 to 8 Thursday in the library. Students and their families are invited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Turn Off Your TV Week continues through Thursday. The reading challenge ends Feb. 28.

Yearbooks may be ordered for $15 through Friday. The price after Friday will be $18. Yearbooks will arrive in May.

Staff members give certificates to students who perform a good deed or an act of kindness through Project Kindness. Students are entered in a drawing for prizes.

School shirts have been ordered and will arrive in March.

The Big G Box Tops classroom contest ends tomorrow. The classroom collecting the most box tops will win a prize. Parents can enter to win 10,000 Bonus Box Tops for the school by registering at by Feb. 28.

The PTA authorized funds for school activities at its Feb. 13 meeting. For a list of funded activities. Contact the PTA. Parents are invited to get involved in the PTA.

Ridgeway Montessori Preschool

The study of Europe ended with Mrs. Dean sharing her fencing equipment and knowledge of the sport. Each child was taught some footwork and was allowed to hold a foil and wear the mask.

The children are studying Africa. They have made paper plate pythons and turtle puppets. The geography area is decorated with posters of African animals and a wooden mask and the reading area offers books on everything from Egypt to zebras. The teachers have made new continent books showing the people, places, and animals of Africa. The school would like to thank Mrs. Dean for sharing travel pictures and stories from her daughter’s climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro. She also brought in an African Kalimba (an instrument that is played with thumbs), and taught the children how to use it to make their own African songs.

The African Clawed Water frog is featured in the classroom. The children have raised him from a tadpole. They have learned about metamorphosis, the food chain, composting (we raise worms to feed him). The school is seeking a 10 gallon or larger tank to house him comfortably as his old tank is leaking. If anyone has one in storage and would like to help, call the school at 262-2699.

The school teaches children ages 3 to 6 and offers a Montessori prepared environment. Our teachers are trained through the North American Montessori Center materials.

The school has an open enrollment policy and potential students and their parents may stop in and take a look at the program. For more information, call Amy Kruse at 262-2699.

Sears Elementary

The second-grade classes of Mrs. Miller, Ms. Moon and Mrs. Hanson are learning about magnets. During the unit, students learned about magnetic poles, the earth’s magnetic field lines, magnetic vs. non-magnetic, and gained the knowledge of vocabulary such as “attract” and “repel.”

Ms. Ralston’s first-graders studied lines in art with Mrs. Harris. The students looked at a variety of different artists’ work and discussed how they used lines in their work. Then the students created their own designs using diagonal, horizontal, vertical, curved and broken lines. The art was mounted and hung in the hallways. In writing, the students worked on punctuation, describing words, action words and creating a beginning, middle and end to their stories.

Ms. Davidson’s and Ms. Ralston’s first-graders worked on reading a poem, finding a rhyming word to go with the paragraph, and then drawing what they thought it would look like.

Dr. Seuss Day will be held March 2.

Yearbooks are on sale for $13 each. If you would like to purchase a personal message for your child the cost is $2 for 10 words. Order forms are available at the office.

Skyview High

Preregistration for eighth-grade students planning to attend the school next year will take place at Soldotna Middle School on March 5 in the morning.

The February Rotary Student of the Month pizza lunch is today.

The February Student of the Month luncheon will take place in the library at 12:01 p.m. Thursday. Honorees this month are: English — Mandy Groshart and Kadie Perletti; social studies — Lisa Spencer and Brad Lapp; math — Leslie Meyer and Briar Fidler; science — Chad Oakes and Anthony Guth; performing arts — Tanya Guy; fine arts — Nikki Johnson; physical education — Bethany McMilin and Chase Duncan; world languages — Margaret Waggoner; health — Xavier Allmon; foods — Sheyeanne Jackinsky; business technology — Tiffany Clyde; vocational education — Patrick Sheridan; work co-op — Melinda Larion; aide — Jordan Grant; Soldotna Rotary Club — Erick Romig; Soldotna Chamber of Commerce — Nicole Van Ryzin; teacher — Wade Marcuson, science teacher; and staff — Vicki Madden, guidance assistant.

The skateboard/snowboard club had its first outing to Alyeska last Sunday. The trip was organized by the club to replace the efforts of the community school program. Budget cuts eliminated the program at the school. Trip organizers were Kadie Hansen, Ben Spalding and Hunter Jackinsky. Renee Hobbs, art teacher, was the sponsor.

For more information, about the next trip call Rob Sparks at 262-2313.

Soldotna Middle

Mrs. Laber will host a book club in the library. For more information, contact Mrs. Laber.

The school swept the field for the eighth grade in the Elks Lodge’s “Why I’m Proud to be an American” essay contest: Annita Braun, first; Olivia Bowen, second; Joy Bartlett and Hailey Oglesbee, honorable mention.

2007 yearbooks are for sale through March 1 for $25.

Dates to remember:

· Thursday — First round of volleyball borough tournament, site to be decided;

· Saturday — Borough Nordic ski tournament at Seward at noon, borough wrestling tournament at Nikiski at 9 a.m. and finals of borough volleyball tournament at Kenai at 10 a.m.;

· Feb. 28 — Spring pictures will be taken;

· March 5 — High school counselors visit the school during the school day to go over high school scheduling with eighth-graders; and

· March 6 — PTSA meeting 6 p.m. in the library.

The school’s newsletter is available online at

Soldotna High

The following students were selected by their teachers as Rotary Students of the Month: Hannah Romberg, Aubrey Morgan, Justin Orth, Chandra Jicha, Ryan Harris, DJ Durst Darrel VanZant, Kendall Walsh, Baylee Sather and Ben Griess.

A significant number of scholarship opportunities are available for seniors with completed scholarship folders. Seniors should check in the counseling center for the deadlines on these opportunities.

The annual Showin’ Off the Kids show is scheduled for Saturday.

Honor band will be held Monday and Tuesday.

The cross-country ski team competes at state Thursday through Saturday.

Soldotna Elementary

Sixth-graders are participating in the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska’s STARBASE program. The program has students studying flight, Newton’s laws of air and flight and matter. Participants launch rockets and participate in simulated flights. Students are able to learn Alaska space technology and universe exploration learning standards first hand.

The school would like to congratulate to Johannes Stott for his commitment to kindness. Johannes was named Honor Buck Winner of the Week for his caring actions.

Kindergarten registration for the 2007-08 school year will be held Monday, through Feb. 28. Kinder Round Up will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. March 2. Children need to be 5-years-old by Sept. 1. Parents will need to bring in a birth certificate and up to date immunization records.

The kindergarten music program will be held at 12:30 p.m. March 2 in the music room. All present kindergartners will be participating in their musical debuts.

Preregistration forms were sent home. Parents are asked to review the information closely and make changes if necessary. Deadline to return forms is March 12. This information is needed to plan classroom assignments for next year.

The PTA will meet March 1.

The site base council will meet March 6.

Soldotna Montessori Charter School

The results from the district Battle of the Books competition are: kindergarten through second-grade team, third-place; third- and fourth-grade team, seventh-place out of 20; and fifth-and sixth-grade team, third-place out of 18. The school would like to congratulate the teams and students who participated in the lunch-time practices and the competition, and also would like to thank the staff and parents who helped coach this years teams.

At last weekend’s district reading carnival the school hosted a booth. The booth had used books for sale and small hourly raffles. The school would like to thank the volunteers who helped with overseeing during the day.

Mrs. Holt, Mrs. Larned and Mrs. Atchely’s students boarded the bus last Friday morning for a performance at Kenai Central High School. The students watched singing and dancing performed by a group from Nova Scotia. Students returned in time for lunch.

Sterling Elementary

Last week students performed in a school-wide talent show. There was singing, dancing and playing of instruments, karate demonstrations and comedy routines. The staff would like to thank the students who shared their talents.

The PTA will meet at 4 p.m. today in the library. Volunteers are needed to help with the carnival. If you are willing to help contact the school.

Ms. Hoffman’s sixth-grade class has been going to Starbase Alaska, a program focusing on technology, science, math, goal setting, team building and drug demand reduction. The kids go to Challenger Learning Center of Alaska every Monday for five weeks. They have learned about constructing air rockets, Bernoulli’s principle of flight, Newton’s Laws and have talked about famous comets. In the next few weeks they will learn about aviation physics and computer flight simulation.

Tebughna School

January Students of the Month were Natalee Smoke, Tshanna Constantine, Dinah Buckles and Kayla Giles. Excellent attendance awards went to Gregory Smoke, Dale Standifer and Jacob Duenas.

A “Parent’s Station” is located in the front lobby of the school. Parents may help themselves to any of the pamphlets, leaflets or magazines available on the table and check out the bulletin board for news and announcements related to the school.

Many parent volunteers have been in the classroom. The school would like to thank Ms. Jane, Ms. Harriet and Mr. Ethan for their help in the classroom. Ms. Harriet has been helping Mr. Joachim’s students with reading, Ms. Jane is helping Ms. Truesdell with the work co-op program, and Mr. Ethan is helping in the high school and junior high program.

The book club meets at Ms. Truesdell’s from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays. Students are reading “How to Eat Fried Worms.” Students and families families are welcome. Each student attending will receive one copy of the book to keep and students are trying out new worm recipes. Last week students had “worm” peanut butter sandwiches on graham crackers. Hot “wormy” chocolate with “wormy” marshmallows also were served.

The gym is open at lunch from noon to 12:15 until the school gets a new cook. Students will be dismissed for lunch at 11:15 a.m. and classes resume at 12:15 p.m.

Mr. Perzechino is available for tutoring after school from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Students are reminded to check with him if they need additional help with homework or make up work.

Project Grad/Title I Family Night will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today.

Tustumena Elementary

Classes were bussed to Kenai Central High School last Friday to attend the show “Grand Derangement” sponsored Alaska’s Jr. Theatre. The school would like to thank Gordon Griffin for hosting the annual programs for the benefit of the children.

Mr. Cowans is coordinating the school’s forensic competition for students in grades four through six. The event is scheduled today in the library at 1 p.m. Parents are invited to attend.

The site council will meet at 4 p.m. Monday in the conference room. Discussion items include teacher staffing for next year and opening nominations for two seats that will be elected in the spring by the PTO. Multiple three year seats are opening due to a one year only appointment last year. Parents interested in more information are encouraged to call council members Joy Skjold, Evelyn VanMeter, Lesley West or Ken Halverson The meeting is open to the public.

The Title I steering committee will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Title I classroom. The topics will be funding reduction for next year that may result in the school not providing a full time tutor for targeted students. The meeting is open to the public.

Wings Christian Academy

Students had no school Monday in honor of President’s Day.

The kindergartners are learning about the letter “C” and the number 99, they also are memorizing Psalm 23.

The girls basketball team will have a game at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

There will be a teen rally March 2 at the school.

The preschool class has learned to write the letters “A”, “B” and “C,” and the numbers 1, 2 and 3.

To have information published in Schools, send a description of the event or accomplishment to School News at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611. Information will be accepted by e-mail at or by fax at 283-3299.

The deadline for submission is noon on Friday for publication in the following Wednesday’s paper. For information, call 283-7551.

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