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Community Schools

Posted: Monday, March 10, 2003

The following is a list of Soldotna Community Schools classes and activities beginning this week. It is printed as a reminder to preregistered participant. Anyone who is interested in a class but is not preregistered should call Soldotna Community Schools at 262-6768.

Wednesday

Let's Talk About It with LaDawn Druce -- Parents are invited to an interactive parent and teen class discussing sexual health and relationship topics. Resources, information and door prizes will be available. The class is open to students in grades six through eight with their parents. It will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Soldotna Middle School room 2. The class is free.

Single-Single Again with Dr. Kathleen Dinius, Dr. Marge Hays, Lisa Wells Turner and Dr. Paul Turner -- This week's topics are "Men and Women" and "The Impact of Divorce on Children, Blended Families, Etc." with Turner and Wells Turner. The class is the last of the three-week series and will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. in Soldotna Middle School room 4. The cost is $12 for the full series or $5 per night. Adults only.

CPR with Diane M. Campbell, EMS trainer -- This class is taught according to American Heart Association Heartsaver standards. It is open to adults and teens, with a six-person minimum and 12-person maximum. Adult CPR will be covered from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and child and infant CPR will be taught from 8 to 10 p.m. The class meets in Soldotna Middle School room 8. The cost is $40.

Thursday

Equine Nutrition with Julie Britton, certified horsemanship instructor with Happy Trails Horsemanship -- The class will offer suggestions to monitor the health of the whole horse and its individual needs to offset disease and other health concerns. The class includes an equine nutrition packet for each participant, and current articles, periodicals and the national Academy Press Nutrient Requirements of Horses will be available for check-out as well. The class is open to teens and adults with a 25-person maximum. It will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. in Soldotna Middle School room 2. The cost is $15 per person or $20 per family.

First Aid with Diane M. Campbell, EMS trainer -- This Coast Guard-approved class is taught according to American Safety and Health Institute standards. It is open to teens and adults with a six-person minimum and 10-person maximum. It will meet from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in Soldotna Middle School room 8. The cost is $40.

Friday

Showin' Off the Kids rehearsal -- Preregistered participants only will meet at 4 p.m. at the Soldotna High School Auditorium for a full costume rehearsal.

Saturday

Pottery with Joyce Cox, Girl Scout field executive -- The class will allow participants to work with clay to create pottery. Students in kindergarten through third grade will meet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and students in grades four through nine will meet from 1 to 3:30 p.m. There is a 10-person minimum and 15-person maximum for the class. Both classes meet in the Kenai Peninsula College art room. The cost is $20.

Showin' Off the Kids -- The lip sync and choreography contest will be at 6 p.m. at the Soldotna High School Auditorium. Preregistered participants only.

Note: A hunter education class is planned for the week of March 24. The class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Participants can register, pay and pick up materials at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office at 43961 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The class will be held at the Soldotna Middle School library.

Homer

The spring class schedule will be released soon. Registration will be from 3 to 8 p.m. March 25 to 27 at Homer High School or by mail. In the meantime, two new classes have been added to the winter schedule. For more information on Homer Community Schools classes and activities, call (907) 235-6090.

Canning the Catch -- Participants will learn U.S. Department of Agriculture canning recommendations and safe methods for canning salmon at home. The class has a five-person minimum and 14-person maximum. It will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. April 8 at the Homer High School home economics room. The cost is $10.

Group Piano Lessons -- Beginners will learn note reading, rhythm reading, scale structures and how chords are formed. Advanced players will learn how to play chord sheets, as well as some improvising techniques. The beginning class will be offered Saturdays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. April 5 to May 10. The advanced class will meet Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 5 to May 10. Both classes will meet at the Calvary Refuge and cost $90.



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