Peninsula Clarion - Schools

Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Scholarships for seniors offered

n 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

n 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 Thursday.

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 Friday 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 Thursday. For more information, call 262-1262.

Aurora Borealis Charter

Mrs. Uponen’s second-grade class is studying China and Japan. They celebrated Chinese New Year with oranges, paper dragons and chocolate coins in red envelopes. They will have a Japanese tea party.

Mr. Severson’s fourth-grade class forensics winners are Allie Ostrander, Jonathon Torkelson, Aaron O’Brien, and Zoe Chadwick. The school forensics assembly will be held today from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the gym.

Mrs. Phillips’ eighth-grade class has been involved in the Kenai Performers’ “Beauty and the Beast” production. Students hand-crafted the decorative pieces for the baroque fireplace and worked at the set painting props and set scenes. The class would like to thank Carol Ford for letting them have the experience.

On Monday, eighth-graders who will attend Soldotna High School next year will go to Soldotna Middle School for a registration and orientation meeting.

On Tuesday in the SoHi library, parent night will be held for incoming ninth-grade students.

The APC meeting will be held Thursday in Mrs. Hagen’s room.

Enrollment applications for the 2007-08 school year must be delivered to the office no later than 3 p.m. Tuesday. Siblings entering kindergarten need to apply. Applications and enrollment and lottery procedures are available in the school office. The enrollment lottery, supervised by accounting firms, will be held March 29. Results will be posted the following week at the school.


For more information on the school and enrollment, call Lee Young at 714-8880.

The school would like to congratulate the third- and fourth-grade state champion Battle of the Books team, Ellery Steffensen, Paul Steffensen, William Lynch and coach Gabe Evins.

The school is sponsoring a home-school day at H2Oasis in Anchorage on Friday from 3 to 9 p.m. Cost is $9 for kindergarten through sixth and $12 for seventh through 12th grades and adults. Expenses are not reimbursable from allotments. Home-school families are welcome. Call the office to sign up.

Grades five, seven and nine will take the Analytical Writing Assessments Monday through March 16. Each student will need three 45 minutes sessions. Time slots are 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15 p.m. Testing will be in the school’s computer lab. Call the office at 714-8880 to schedule testing.

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 each day. Parent volunteers are needed. Call Tanya at 714-8880 to sign up.

February and March book order specials are available online or flyers are available in the office. February orders are due today. March orders are due March 30.

Cook Inlet Academy

Students of the week are: John Grossl, having great ideas; Kearstin Yarnes, excelling in math; Kayla Moore, fantastic reading; Julie Litchfield, great attitude; Meghan Powers, diligent worker; Emma Lyons, excellent work habits; and Tim Cashman, being ready to help.

Senior Night for the boys and girls basketball teams will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The school would like to congradulate those who participated in the mass band concert Tuesday at Kenai Central High School.

The last PTF will focus on Internet safety at 7 p.m. at the school. It is open to the public. The program is designed to help parents keep their children safe online. City of Kenai Police Officer Kelly George will instruct.

Grace Lutheran

There will be three children representing the school at the Readers Digest Word Power Challenge state level competition. The competition is done on the Internet, but the children are excited about the possibilities to compete on a national level Orlando, Fla.

The school is having its annual open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. It is open to the public. Participants will be able to tour the facilities, talk to teachers, and also see the plans for the building addition of two classrooms. The Kindergarten Roundup also will be held Saturday. There is a limited amount of space available. For more information, call 283-7888.

Caleb Pollard, Kanzetta Johnson and Hannah Love have passed their multiplication facts (100 of them) in five minutes. Austin Mckee has passed his addition facts (100 of them) in three minutes.

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary

Mr. Daniels’ class is reading the story “Cendrillon,” a fairy tale that takes place on the island of Martinique. In science, they are studying Mars. In social studies they are creating posters about the Middle West. They also are starting a project called The Puppy Love Project which was created by a student in the class. The project involves pitching in to help the local animal shelter with animal care needs, including donating food and toys.

Mrs. Davis’ class finished at StarBase at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai. They flew a mission, fired off the rockets and received certificates of participation. Serena Prior placed in the top 10 of the Alaska Statewide Spelling Bee. The class is studying force and motion in science. They raced cars down a slick slope and a towel-covered slope to determine how friction affects velocity.

The first grade has completed its research on ferries and is assembling posters. The annual transportation parade will be held Friday morning in the gym. Parents are asked to turn in the Safeway e-script form, so money can be donated to the school.

The Future Problem Solving team has been invited to participate at state bowl in Soldotna on April 16 and 17. Team members are Johnathon Kreider, Jelly Nolden, Joseph Rife, Heidi Westerman and alternate Travis Perkovich.

Mrs. Murphy’s class completed their superbowl read-a-thon. The winning team was the Bookworms — Travis Perkovich, Shayne Miller, Luke Short, Allison Barrett and KK Smith. The most valuable readers were Jayme Christian, Rex Wilson, Travis Perkovich, Jonathan Granger and Johnathon Kreider. Classroom Forensic winners were Jayme Christian, Kiara Hauck, Rex Wilson, Travis Perkovich and Heidi Westerman. The class is cutting and making dog booties for the Iditarod.

The school production of “Fiddler on the Roof “ will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Soldotna High School. It is open to the public. Admission is free.

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science

In science lab, students are exploring forces that impact space travel and living in space. Older students are looking at creating a community on Mars.

Mrs. Shelden’s and Mrs. Stroh’s classes collected data from soil samples, looking for signs of life. Next week they will explore the importance of filtering and recycling water.

The February Family Fun Night, Bingo for Books, was a success. The school would like to thank those who donated books and who attended. There is no event scheduled for March due to spring break.

The Borough Forensics competition is Saturday.

A school tour is being offered from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Monday for anyone interested in enrolling.

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

March 9 is the end of the third quarter. There is no school for students.

The Imaginarium will be at the school March 13 with its Science Festival as part of science night from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Spring pictures are March 30 and will include a time for family portraits in the evening.

The school’s art work is on display downstairs at Kenai City Hall. There are samples from all grade levels.

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

Kenai Central High

This week is homegoing week. There is a special dress-up day and lunchtime activity planned for each day.

There will be an assembly Friday to announce the royalty as well as to recognize the basketball teams and music people. The assembly will be at 1:40 p.m. in the gym and parents and community members are welcome to attend. The homegoing activities will culminate with a dance Friday night from 8 to 11 in the cafeteria.

Job shadow day is today for juniors. The kids will all meet in the cafeteria at the beginning of school and there they will meet up with their person they will be shadowing for the day.

There is an after-prom meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in the faculty lounge.

The following groups will meet Thursday: National Honor Society at noon in Mrs. Herring’s room; the hockey booster club will meet at 6 p.m. in the lounge; and a choir tour meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

The basketball booster club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the lounge. It will finalize details for the region basketball tournament.

On Tuesday the site council will meet. If you would like to see an item placed on the agenda or want more information about the meeting, call Jim Beeson at 283-7524.

The school’s activities are available on line at

Dates to remember:

· Thursday — Boys and girls basketball at CIA at 5 and 6:30 p.m.;

· Saturday — Boys and girls junior varsity and varsity basketball vs Soldotna at 1 p.m.;

· March 8 through 10 — Region III basketball tournament at the school;

· March 15 — February Student of the Month luncheon; and

· March 19 through 23 —Spring break.

Kenaitze Head Start

The Whale and Salmon class will spend the week learning about germs and the importance of taking care of themselves. The children have been talking about making good, healthy choices for snacks and how to make their bodies strong. The class also has been learning how to sing “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” in the Dena’ina language.

The Raven and Eagle class will focus on the letter “U.” The class is scheduled to go on a swim trip Thursday. Volunteers are needed and appreciated for field trips. Miss Viann and Miss Tina would like to remind parents to continue to dress the children in snow gear while riding the bus.

Miss Charmaine with the After-School Program said the children are continuing to build strong relationships. The children will provide the opening act for the cultural program, Dena’ina Heyi, which means winter presentation, March 18 at the Kenai Cultural and Visitors Center at 2 p.m.

Kenai Middle

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

Congratulations to Adam Agosti and Julie Dickawicz for being selected as Character Counts students last week. These students received a pizza for lunch last week.

The counselors from Kenai Central High School are visiting the school this week to assist eighth-grade students in selecting courses for next year. Students will bring home class selections. There also will be a parent meeting regarding schedules for eighth-grade students in the KCHS Little Theater at 6:30 p.m. April 9.

Dates to remember:

· Today — annual eighth grade ice fishing trip;

· Friday — last day from clubs;

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

· March 9 — In-service, end of quarter, no school.

Nikiski Middle- High School

Sherra Pritchard has been chosen as the February Nikiski Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month. Pritchard is a senior and is actively involved and successful in athletics including basketball, where she was a member of the 2006 state championship team, volleyball and soccer. She is also a member of the school’s chapter of National Honor Society, serves as the senior class treasurer and maintains a cumulative 3.8 grade point average. She serves as a peer tutor and helps out at fundraisers such as chamber of commerce dinners and the school’s annual swing dance. Pritchard plans on attending either University of Alaska Anchorage or Mesa State College in Colorado to study nursing science.

For a complete list of activities visit

· March 8 to 10 — Region III South Central Basketball Tournament;

· March 9 —no school; teacher in-service.

Nikiski North Star Elementary

The school would like to congratulate to the following school forensics meet winners:

· Third grade — (multiples) Lauren O’Brien and Margy Cox, (singles) humorous poetry, Autumn Walters and George Brown;

· Fourth grade — interpretive reading, Jenna Hansen; (multiples) reader’s theater, Katy Tumsuden, Holly Lewis and Marilynn Davis;

· Fifth grade — humorous poetry, Rebekah Krogseng;

· Sixth grade — multiple prose, Katie O’Brien and Annaleah Ernst; interpretive reading, Daniel Ribbens; non-humorous prose, Caleb Alkire; humorous poetry, Trey Zimmerman; (multiples) interpretive reading and reader’s theater, Logan Harrison and Lincoln Johnson.

Fourth- and sixth-grade winners will advance to the district forensics meet to be held at KCHS on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Artist in residence Margret Hugi-Lewis will unveil the school project at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Love of Reading Month will end with classroom door decorating which will be judged by the student council today.

The staff would like to thank the PTA who has supported classroom activities with mini-grants.

The three sixth-grade classes participated in a Digital Learning Event (DLN) with a NASA scientist this week. They were linked up by video conferencing equipment with a scientist from the Johnson Space Center in Texas. In the two-way conversations students studied and then identified many different types of satellite images of the Earth and learned how geographers use these images to detect changes in our planet from natural disasters, human actions, and climate change.

There will be a fourth- and fifth-grade concert at Nikiski High School at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Debbie Harris, the district art specialist, will be in at the school Monday through March 16.

Fleur Boyle from The LeeShore Center will visit classrooms next week to present on topics supporting healthy relationships, effective communication, social skills, and respect. This curriculum has been approved and used by the school district for the past 10 years.

Several classes went to KCHS to watch a performance by “Grand Derangement,” a musical group from Nova Scotia.

Ninilchik School

Old and new yearbooks are available through Tammy Bear at 567-3716.

Grades five and six are starting a Grand-friend program where they interview senior citizens at the senior center and write about them.

The school is holding a rocket contest for grades seven through 12. The goal is to launch a rocket with a light payload to 900 feet. Prizes include two gift certificates and a 2G iPod Nano. Deadline to enter is Thursday. The contest will be held March 30.

The band continues to raise funds for its Orlando trip with Homer High School Band. They will make centerpieces for the upcoming Ducks Unlimited Banquet. To help with fundraising call Lisa Nissly at the school.

Middle school volleyball is over and they will have and end of season overnighter at the school Friday.

The school’s annual science fair will be held Friday. Awards will be at 2:45 p.m.

To view the school Web page visit pages/Ninilchik_School.

The basketball teams will be at Lumen Christi on Saturday for games beginning at 2 p.m.

Regions will be held at Homer High School March 7 through 10.

There is an in-service scheduled for March 9.

ACT registration deadline is March 9 to be able to take the test April 14.

Redoubt Elementary

Tyler Dobson represented the school in the state spelling bee and placed third.

The following students have received project Kindness awards for good deeds and good citizenship: Brittany Junkert, Ian Reger, Megan Morse, Kaleb Reaves, Shawna Kowchee , Bradyn Holly, Ricky Nelson, Joel Williams, Jenna Helminski, KathieBeth Hills, Faith Belden, Zack Selinger, Zane Miller, Shelbi Bird, Derek Thomson, Sydney Treider, Sydney Jones, Rose Price, Wyatt Denna, Ashley Jones, Christopher Gilbert, Stormy Shields, Shayla Blischke, Justin Dahlgren, Dawnrae Wysong, Jake Marcuson, John Wilson and Ernie Childers.

The school forensics meet were held last week. The results are:

· Humorous poetry, fourth grade — Ali Dusek, first place; Alyx Malbrough, second place; Logan Parks and Zach Haselow, third place; fifth grade — Camryn Boulette, first place; Jakob Kooly, second place; and Max Conradi, third place; sixth grade: Heidi Lucking, first place; Kyra Norris, second place; and Morgan Lancaster and Jang Kim, third place.

· Non-humorous poetry — fourth grade, Miranda Wolfe, first place; Courtney Vinzant,second place; and Justin Dahlgren and Mykala Steadman, third place; fifth grade: Kylee Wolfe, first place; Dylan Smith, second place; and Malyq McElroy, third place; sixth grade — Laura Koski, first place; Casey Stevenson, second place; and Shelby Vitt, third place.

· Humorous prose — fourth grade: Brenner Musgrave, first place; Nick Truesdell, second place; and Sadie Fox, third place; fifth grade, Cajewl Musgrave, first place; and Khelbie Miller, second place; sixth grade, Cole Aaronson, first place; Alena Newgren, second place; and Jay Ulen, third place.

· Non-humorous prose — fourth grade, Kendra Bass, first place; Savannah Cartwright, second place; and Ben Barton, third place; fifth grade, Kelci Benson, first place, Ryan Day, second place; and Matthew McDowell, third place.

· Interpretive Reading — (singles) fifth grade: Megan Morse, first place; Spencer Norris, second place; and Shyanne Waters, third place; sixth grade: Taylor Forbes, first place; Claire Gabler, second place; and Krissa Bulin, third place.

· Readers theater — ( multiple), fourth grade, Katelyn Earll and Mykala Steadman, first place; Kendra Bass, Rachel Henry and Mariah Thompson, second place; and Sadie Fox, Alexis Smith, Maddy McElrea, Alicia Hobart, Colton Richardson and Miranda Wolfe, third place; fifth grade, Shaylee Brenton, Madison Roberts,

Jakob Kooly, Max Conradi, Khelbie Miller, Dylan Smith and Gen Gallagher, first place; sixth grade: Tyler Dobson and Chet Henson, first place; Cole Aaronson, Forrest Henry, Juan Rodriguez and Adam McMillian, second place; and Hunter Hamrick, Nicole Tromblee, Troy Streiff, Heidi Lucking, Alissa Musto and Tennessee Walker, third place.

· Poetry — (multiple) sixth grade, KC Hordemann and Nick Snyder, first place.

The school would like to thank the volunteer judges and time keepers, Mrs. Forbes, Mrs. Glaves, Mrs. Hale, Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Denna, Ms. Utecht, Mrs. Malbrough, Mr. Carter, Mrs. Helminski and Mr. Leavitt.

The school will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday Friday with guest readers and other activities. This year is the Cat in the Hat’s 50th birthday.

Reading Challenge forms are due today.

Sixth-grade picture day is March 7. Students do not need to bring money. Proofs will be sent home in several weeks and parents may purchase photos at that time if they wish.

The school is offering a $500 scholarship to high school students graduating in May. Applicants must have attended the school for a minimum of three years. Scholarship applications or additional information can be obtained through Mrs. Horton in the school office.

Intramural Trash Ball spirit poster contest winners are the Moldy French Fries and Disco Donkeys.

Sears Elementary

Ms. Ralston’s first-graders have been learning about compound words, contractions, and nouns. The students used prisms in science to look at reactions of light. The students worked on story problems, addition and subtraction and time telling in math.

The second-grade classes went on a field trip to the New Peking Restaurant. They had the lunch buffet as well as being shown a demonstration on how to cook using only water on a giant wok.

Friday is Dr. Seuss Day. A reenactment of “Green Eggs and Ham” and “The Sneetches” will be given.

Yearbooks are on sale for $13 each through Friday. Parents may purchase a love line for $2 for 10 words.

March 9 is an in-service day. There will be no school for students.

Skyview High

March is Music in Our Schools Month and the school’s bands and choirs will hold a concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the commons.

The student council and counselors will visit Soldotna Middle School on Monday to talk about eighth-grade registration. Eighth-grade parent and student open house will be held at 7 p.m. March 13 in the school’s library. There will be door prizes for those attending.

Soldotna Middle

Yearbooks are for sale through Thursday at the office for $25.

Bree Mucha was chosen as the February Chamber Student of the Month.

Mrs. Laber has begun a book club. It meets twice a week, every other week in the library at lunch. It is reading “Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson.

Dates to remember:

· Today — spring pictures. Please make checks out to Magic Moments;

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

· Tuesday — PTSA will meet at 6 p.m. in the library.

Soldotna High School Parent night for eight-graders that attend there the 2007-08 school year will be held at 6 p.m. in SoHi’s library.

Skyview High School Parent Night night for eight-graders that attend there the 2007-08 school year will be held at 7 p.m. March 13 More details to follow.

Band and choir concert has been changed to March 8 at 7 p.m. in the big gym.

April 3 through 6 students will take the SBA tests.

The school’s newsletter is available online at www.edline. net/pages/Soldotna_Middle/News/Newsletter.

Soldotna High

The following students placed in the state CTSO competition: James Campbell, first in keyboarding; Seth Dimick, second in drafting; Cody Foust, third in welding; Emma Miles, third in culinary arts; Steven Roberts, second in welding; Spring Sibayan, second in keyboarding; and Tanner Waterbury, first in construction.

Eighth-grade parents night will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the library.

Parents of seniors will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the faculty workroom.

Soldotna Elementary

The Invention Convention will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Students will display their inventions which will have been judged by a panel of experts utilizing the scientific model of inquiry. Applying scientific knowledge and skills to make reasoned decisions about the use of science and scientific innovation is the Alaska Content Standard covered by the Invention Convention for all grade levels.

PTA and Title 1 will meet at 3:45 p.m. in the library Thursday. Parents, community members and staff are invited to be a part of PTA.

The site council will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room. It is open to the public.

Today is the last day for kindergarten registration to enable prospective kindergartners to come to Kinder Round Up on Friday. Birth certificate and current immunization record are required when students are registered.

Kinder Round Up is a welcoming program for new kindergartners.

Sterling Elementary

Carol Boehmler’s fifth-grade class spent last Friday at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge learning to snowshoe.

Friday is Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read across America. Adults will take time out of their day to come and read a book with the kids. Interested community members may call the school to participate.

Help is needed to plan and work on the spring carnival. The carnival will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. March 31. For more information or to volunteer call the school.

The site council will meet at 4 p.m. Monday. Agenda items include an update on staffing by Mrs. Ermold and a report by the Site Council President, Mr. Warfield, on the district sponsored site-council and parent group training he attended.

On March 9 there is no school for students, but staff members will be participating in an in-service that will include additional training on Alaska’s Grade Level Expectations and the new phone system the school recently had installed. The school’s phone number will change in a few weeks. More information will be sent out.

Tebughna School

The book club meets Monday evenings at Ms. Truesdell’s. Club members are reading “How to Eat Fried Worms” and they are exploring the many ways to eat gummy worms. So far they have tried gummy worm sandwiches, Jell-O and this week will be offering gummy worm brownies.

Ms. Meyers, project grad coach, will do the SRI testing starting this week. In January, 27 students had increased reading scores.

Students wanting to go out for track will need to talk with Mr. and Ms. Joachim. A track team is in the process of forming and practice will begin in March.

The school would like to welcome custodian and staff member Ethel Musgrove.

There was 100 percent attendance at parent-teacher conferences last week. The school had ice cream party as a result.

Project Grad Family Night had 25 students and parents attend the Literacy Night. Activities included making bookmarks, puppets, and completing the newspaper trivia game. Some of the older students did guided readings for the younger students. The next Project Grad Family night will be held Tuesday and the theme with be family math.

There are currently two peer tutors helping in the lower wing. They are Brittany Kroto and Tim Standifer. They are helping the lower grades with math. If you are interested in doing some peer tutoring, contact your teacher or Ms. Truesdell.

Tustumena Elementary

Mr. Cowans coordinated the forensics meet last week for students in grades four through six. The winners are (* denotes qualified for district meet Saturday): Humorous poetry — fourth grade, Tyler Lewis; non-humorous poetry — Lana Chesley; humorous prose — Kassidy Day*; interpretive reading — Elizabeth Davis; interpretive reading — (multiple), Kenny Flanders and Zach Turvin; fifth grade, humorous poetry — Matty Bush; non-humorous poetry — Morgan Chesley; storytelling — Rachel Blossom*; interpretive reading — Amanda Hudson; prose — (multiple) Demery Garrant, Abby Cook and Makayla Wong; interpretive reading — (multiple) Shaelyn VanMeter and Polly Rogers*; sixth grade, humorous poetry — Makinna Halverson*; interpretive reading — Daniel Baldwin*; interpretive reading — (multiple) Brian Clancy, Asa Johnson, John Brown and Kaillee Skjold*.

The school would like to thank Brent Johnson, Nancy Russell, and Jim Russell for judging the event.

Parents are reminded that there is no school March 9 due to teacher in-service and preparation time for the third quarter report cards. Report cards will be sent home with students March 16.

Wings Christian Academy

On Monday, the students had activities celebrating honor roll. Students got to sleep in until 10 a.m., played board games and watched a movie.

Jesse Puletau won for Cleanest Office of the Week.

The teen rally will be held at the school on Friday at 7 p.m. Students will play blind volleyball, sound-off, and have a commercial competition.

Students will have their third merit store Friday.

The date of the basketball tournament is currently undecided.

Spring break will be held March 12-16.

There will be no school March 19 due to in-service day.

The kindergarten class has is learning about the letter “J” and has learned the number 100.

The preschool class is learning about paper folding and safety. They also are accepting new enrollments. For more information call Audrey Grant at 283-9361.

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.

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