Around the District

Posted: Monday, March 08, 2010

Connections home-school program

The Soldotna Connections office will be open during the week of Spring Break from March 15 - 19 with secretarial staff only. Advisors will not be available. All other Connections Offices will be closed. Offices will re-open with normal business hours March 22.

Reminder - Deadline for placing orders with Connections is March 31. This includes opening new Vendor Direct Payments for materials and services. Please note that we are not able to make any exceptions to this date.

High School eligibility is due this Friday.

Connections now has a secure password protected forum No spammers will be able to get in. All joiners go through an approval process. When joining use a first and last name or you will not be approved.

Third Quarter reviews are going on now. Contact advisor if this has not already been done.

Seniors stop by the office for a graduation packet.

Cook Inlet Academy

Student's of the week are Sarah Andrus, Christian Caddock, Shandra Cutsforth, Andrew Durham, Faith Glassmaker, Noah Hodges, Gerhard, Jakits, Collin Peck, Shelby Pollard, Ellie Smith, Caleb Tachick and Owen Winfrey.

Track and field starts on March 8 for high school students.

Elementary students are welcome to attend Party Club on March 9th from 3-4 p.m.

The Spring Carnival on April 9, 6 PM in the gymnasium. If you're interested in volunteering your time or for more information, contact Kerri Nelson.

Raffle tickets will be on sale starting Friday. Some of the raffle prizes are a Day at the Spa, Day at the Salon, Fly in Fishing Trip, Silver Salmon Fishing Trip, a Motor Cycle Training Course and many more.

There will be an Open House for the Preschool, Kindergarten and Jr. High classrooms on March 30th from 4-6 p.m.

Yearbooks can be purchased for $40 through the office.

If you need assistance in accessing Sycamore to view school information or to check on your child's progress, contact Jill Leiter in the office.

Grace Lutheran School

Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday after school and in the evening.

The school is sponsoring a Spring Break Day Camp on March 18. Kids from 3 years old through 6th grade are invited to join the activities which include crafts, singing, games, and a hot dog lunch. Children in grades 1-6 are invited to go swimming from 1-3 pm for a minimal charge. Preschoolers and kindergartners may go swimming if they are accompanied by an adult. The camp begins at 9 am. Preregister by calling 398-3213 or 283-6297 or register at the school which is located on Ciechanski the day of the camp. Those not going swimming should be picked up at 12:30 pm. Swimmers should be picked up at 4 pm at the school.

Open House for three and four year old preschool, Kindergarten, and grades 1-8 is scheduled for Sunday, March 21, from noon to 5 pm. If this date doesn't work in your schedule, contact Mr. Holper at 283-9551.

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science

The Recycled Crafts Club for 1st graders, Gym Activities and Photo Club starting at 3:50 today. Yoga is Thursday at 3:50 p.m. Pick up time for these clubs is 4:50.

Yearbook orders are still being taken and the cost is $15.

Spring pictures are scheduled for Tuesday March 9th starting at 9:15 a.m. Sibling photos will be taken from noon to 1:00 p.m. You do not pre-pay but look for the picture packets that will arrive in approximately 3 weeks. Pay for any pictures you keep or return the entire packet and owe nothing. Sorry, the office will not be able to make change for you if paying in cash.

The kindergarten winter programs are scheduled for March 10 - Mrs. Boersma's class at 5 p.m. and Mrs. Bryson's class at 6 p.m.

There is no school on Friday.

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary

"High School Musical Jr." - our Spring Musical performance for grades 4-6th, will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the SoHi Auditorium.

Spirit Day is March 11. Students may wear pajamas to school.

Kenai Central High

Softball, track and field, and soccer practices start Monday. Students must have a current physical, turned in required paper work, and pay dues before they can participate.

Friday is the end of the quarter/Teacher Inservice Day. Spring Break will start March 12 for the students and school will not resume until March 22

Kenai Middle

The Kossack Korner is in need of large sweatshirts or hoodies for students. If you have any gently used hoodies or sweatshirts, please send them to the office.

Dates To Remember:

Friday -- CLUBS!

March 9 -- Choir Concert at KCHS 7 p.m.

March 12 -- Inservice - No School; End of 3rd Quarter

March 15-19 -- Spring Break

Mt. View Elementary

Character Counts winners last week were Madeline Edelen, Cheyenne Juliussen, Abigail McGrane, Emily Wait, Collins Fleming, Maxim Custodio, Caleb Streiff, Isaiah Trevino, Hannah Phillips, and Bethany Coghill.

DARE Graduation for 5th grade students will be on Tuesday at 6:00 PM in the Mountain View Library.

Student Council has chosen Thursday for "Hat Day".

Friday, March 12 is an Inservice Day.

Spring Break is the week of March 15 - March 19.

Nikiski North Star Elementary

This week is Spirit Week -- Monday - Sports Hero Day; Tuesday - Dress-Up Day; Wednesday - Crazy Hair Day; Thursday - Pajama Day

Today is the Site Council Meeting in the library at 4 pm.

Tuesday is Spring Picture Day in the library. Sibling pictures will be taken at 3 pm. Call the school at 776-2600 for more information.

Tuesday will be another "6th Grade Conversation" meeting at the Nikiski Middle/Senior High Library. This meeting will begin at 7 pm.

February Character Counts! students of the month: America Jeffreys, Andrew Pennison, Angel Kluge, Carlee Rizzo, Danni Langseth, David Hadella, Hannah Leach, Justin Berry, Kale Cramer, Kevin Kluge, Lauren Ryan, Lucus Chircop, Luke Trammell, Madison Akers, Millie Fisher, Shane Weathers, Tayden Schweitzer, and Triston Skaggs.

There will be an End of the 3rd Quarter Assembly on Thursday. The primary assembly will be at 2:15 pm and the intermediate assembly will be at 2:45 pm.

Nikiski Middle-High

March 8 -- HS Track and HS Soccer practices start after school;

March 9 -- Site Council Meeting @4:00PM in the Library and Final 6th Grade Conversation Committee Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Library;

March 11 -- PTSA Meeting at 5 p.m. in the Library;

March 12 -- No School (End of Qtr/In-Service Day);

March 15-19 -- No School Spring Vacation;

Intensive Needs Program staff received this month's Golden Apple Award for Excellence in service to students.

Redoubt Elementary

Full color 2010 yearbooks are now on sale for $15. Checks should be made payable to Redoubt Elementary. Yearbooks will be delivered in May.

Registration for children beginning kindergarten this fall will be March 29 - April 2 from 9 AM - 2:30 PM. Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2010. A birth certificate and immunization record are required. All other students who will be new to Redoubt this fall are also encouraged to register that week.

Last week's Big G Box Tops drawing winner was Tracen Caston.

4th - 6th graders will present their spring musical, Egyptian Treasures, on Tuesday, March 30, at the Soldotna High School auditorium. Egyptian costumes and extra pieces of fabric are needed to make Egyptian costumes. Those who can help are asked to contact Ms. Biggs at 260-4337.

Friday is a in-service day. There will be no school for students. Spring break is the following week, March 15 - 19. There will be no school that week.

The school library's Go for the Gold Reading Challenge was a huge success. K - 1st graders read a total of 5,350 books, students in grades 2 -3 logged 635 hours of reading time, and grades 4, 5, and 6 logged a total reading time of 990 hours. Classroom winners were Ms. Rosin's 1st grade, Ms. Schreur's 2nd grade, and Mr. Mills' 5th grade.

The school celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday last Tuesday with guest readers and other reading activities. Staff dressed in Cat in the Hat hats. Julianna Talbot, Sailor Walker, and Qunicy Miller won Dr. Seuss books in a prize drawing. Mrs. Schmelzenbach's 5th grade class won the Guess the Dr. Seuss Book Contest.

Skyview High

Soccer and track and field practices begin today. All participants need to show proof of a current physical and have all paperwork completed and turned in before they can practice or try out.

Students planning to take the AP Literature test on May 6 need to pay a $13 non-refundable fee to Mrs. Hanson by Wednesday. The $73 balance must be paid to Mrs. Hanson prior to the May 6 test date.

For updates on news and sports information go to or .

Soldotna High

Yearbooks can be pre-ordered in room 76. $60. Limited quantity available.

There is a Junior Parent meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the staff lounge. This will be regarding the after prom party.

There is a PTSA meeting on Thursday at 5:30.

The end of the quarter is on Friday. This is a staff in-service day and there is no school for students.

The Drama department will be putting on an original play "The Three Musketeers and The Jewel of Malta." The play is scheduled at 7 p.m. March 25-27.

Any area high school student who is in need of a prom dress, shoes, and accessories is invited to Cinderella's Closet. This is located in Room 9 at Soldotna High School. All items are free to ANY area female high school student. It will be open from 2:30-3:30 March 23 and 30 as well as April 1 and 8. If a student cannot come during these times, please e-mail Meggean at to set up an appointment.

Sports Information can be found at

Soldotna Middle

The Battle of the Books Team for taking second place in the borough battle. Ila Cobb, Ali Dusek, and Josephine Harpole were coached by Bonnie Laber.

Tuesday - Assembly Schedule - band, choir, and winter sports and Band and Choir Concert, 7 pm.

Thursday, last student day of 3rd quarter

Friday, no school.

No school March 15-19, Spring Break

Soldotna Montessori Charter

We have upper elementary students who are interested in forming an after school club to work on simple mechanics. If you are interested and would like to propose an idea for next fall contact the office. The Mechanics Club could meet for 6 weeks, a semester or for the whole year.

Sixth grade swimming activities/lessons at Soldotna High School will be held March 22- April 2. Parent drivers to transport students to and from the school and chaperone in the afternoons are still needed.

The All School Music Program will be March 30 at 6 p.m. in the gym. Parents and volunteers are still needed to help with props

Sterling Elementary

The Great Aluminum Can Round Up is approaching, so start collecting cans and help the school win top prize. Collected cans can be dropped off in the side parking lot of the school near the red box.

Tustumena Elementary

Here are the school results: for 4th, 5th, & 6th Grade Forensics: (** Denotes District Participants) 4th Grade, Humorous Poetry - Singles: 1st place - Alek Hansen, 2nd place - Timmy Blakely, 3rd place - Sam McElroy, 4th place - There was a tie, Eli Sheridan and Logan Schrader; Multiples--Poetry: 1st place - Denali Wurst and Savannah McDonald; 5th Grade Interpretive Reading - Singles: 1st place - Jennifer Luzzo, 2nd place --Selena Stem; Multiples - Poetry: 1st place - Afton Carlson** and Natalia Chavez-Pajares**, 2nd place -Marshal Cameron, Daniel Davis, 3rd place - Austin Schrader and Brice Peters; Multiples--Interpretive Reading: 1st place - Renee Hinz** and Abby Kruse**, 2nd place -Jonathan Hudson and Andy West; 3rd place - Riley Kruse and Keegan Wirz; 6th Grade, Interpretive Reading--Singles: 1st place - Ashton Ducker; Multiple Prose: 1st place--Lindsey Wong**, Myia Wright**, Sierra Thomas**, David Burow**; Multiples - Interpretive Reading: 1st place --Ayla Bunch**, Kelsielyn Overway**, Toma Johnson**, Logan Hinz**, Sage Hill**; 2nd place -Rachael Todd, Claire McElroy, 3rd place -Tralessa Mahan, Kelsea Leite, Misha James-Ravin, Isaiah Williams; Non-Humorous Poetry - Singles: 1st place - Carola Chavez-Pajares; Humorous Poetry - Singles: 1st place - Rachael Todd** Multiple Prose: 1st place - Selby Hill**, Delaney Risley**; 2nd place -Nathaniel Yannikos, John Vin Zant, Andrew Sweigart and Ashton Ducker.

The February box top challenge winner is Mrs. Hopkin's class. They brought in 840 box tops and will receive the popcorn and movie reward. All together we had 1,260 box tops for the month. Pre-registration for Kindergarten for the 2010-11 school year is on-going, sign up as soon as possible to help us get ready for next school year. Bring immunization records and birth certificate.

March 8 -- Spring concert at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m.

March 12 -- End of third quarter, no school, in-service day.

March 15-19 -- spring break.

March 22 -- site council at 4 p.m.

March 23 -- PTO meeting at 4 p.m.

Wings Christian Academy

Spring break is March 8-16.

The Office of the week in the Upper Learning Center is Jessica Saunders.

The Office of the week in the Lower Learning Center is Kobe Miller.

Wings is still collecting Box Tops, Campbell's labels, and aluminum cans.

Students attending the International Student Convention in May are also selling Discount cards for $10.

See a Wings student to purchase one.

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