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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The show will hang in the Seward SeaLIfe Center until Friday.

Students in U.S. history completed projects related to World War II and the movie, "Schindler's List." Collages and posters were presented.

April Whitaker presented a prose piece titled "Helene und Ingrid," in which she memorialized the actions of her grandmother, "Gram," and great-grandmother, "Great-Gran," as Germans who opposed the treatment of Jews. April ended her composition with the line that bears the name of her mother, Helene, to remember the heroism of these relatives.

Soldotna Middle

The annual pie auction will be held Tuesday with a silent auction before band concert and an out-cry auction after the concert with Norm Blakely as the auctioneer. Proceeds will be used to purchase snacks and juice for students during the state testing in April. Rested students with a morning snack perform better on the tests.

Watch for the school's newsletter in the mail. It has upcoming high school orientation dates and times that are important to parents of eighth-graders.

Parents of eighth-grade students who wish for their child to attend another high school other than their area high school will need to fill out an out of area form. These forms can be picked up at the front office. Students can no longer request these forms. High school counselors will enter schedules soon, so parents are encouraged to pick one up as soon as possible.

Soldotna Elementary

The PTA thanks everyone who came to Book Bingo. Thanks also to the parents and staff for setting and cleaning up.

Parent volunteer Lauri Lingafelt was honored by the state of Alaska for her volunteer efforts at the State Special Services Conference in Anchorage last week. She received a plaque at the luncheon and was a guest of the Department of Education for the conference.

Students at the school are involved in the Invention Convention sponsored by sixth-grade teacher Karlene Meyers and supported by the PTA. Information on inventors and inventing has been shared and students are developing their own inventions for the Invention Convention show March 10.

Soldotna High

Thanks to the PTSA for dinner and for its continuing support.

On Feb. 21, author Chris Crutcher visited with students. He gave presentations on his novels and the writing process.

Seniors still need to submit baby and senior pictures to Mrs. Smith for the graduation video.

Prom attendees are reminded that appropriate attire is required for the prom and promenade. If there are questions about the appropriateness of an outfit, questions may be addressed to Ms. Gardner or Ms. Smith.

Saturday school is Saturday and March12 and After the Bell is available to assist students prepare for exams.

Soldotna Montessori Charter

The school is conducting its annual enrollment lottery. Applications for the lottery and a copy of the lottery procedures are available at the school office from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays. Applications must be delivered in person to the school no later than 4 p.m. March 10. The lottery will be calculated March 26 by the Lambe, Tuter and Wagner Accounting Firm and the results posted at the school on April 6.

In celebrating the cultures of the world Mrs. Overturf's kindergartners explored and celebrated Chinese New Year. The class made Chinese dumplings, learned to use chop sticks and made a dragon and learned the dragon dance. The students paraded through the school and classrooms to show the other students the dance. Kindergarten students taught intermediate students how to make pine cone bird feeders.



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