Peninsula Clarion - Schools

Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Young accepting page applications

Congressman Don Young is accepting applications for the 2007 summer session of the Republican Page Program. Applications must be received by April 2.

Qualified applicants must be 16-years-old at the time their appointment begins and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 in the five major academic disciplines. Summer applicants may only serve as a page during the summer before or the summer after their junior year of high school.

An official transcript of all grades from ninth through at least the first semester of the current year is required to verify the cumulative GPA. Only grades in English, math, science, social studies and foreign language will be included in the tally. Electives are not included.

Along with the application form and transcript, the following items are required: social security number, a signed parental consent form, a 250 to 300 word essay on why you want to become a Congressional Page, a resume of extra-curricular activities, three letters of recommendation, and a letter of support from Congressman Young’s office. The committee will consider only complete applications submitted in writing by a Republican Member.

For more information, call Pamela Day at (202) 225-5765.

Scholarships available

Soldotna Rotary Club is offering up to seven $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors of Soldotna, Cook Inlet, Skyview and Ninilchik high schools.

Scholarships are based on the Rotary motto “Service Above Self.” Recipients will be selected based on community service performed by the applicant during their high school career. Applications are available at school councilors, Soldotna Medical Clinic, or Sikorski Consulting. Applications must be received by April 4. Grade Point Average or parental financial information is not required. Submit applications and two letters of support to: Soldotna Rotary Club Scholarships, 315 South Kobuk, Suite A, 99669.

The Anchor Point Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Upsilon, is offering a $750 scholarship to a graduating senior living within the Anchor Point Fire Service district.

The deadline for applications is April 14. Graduating seniors from Anchor Point are asked to check with their school counselor for the application.

Redoubt Elementary School is offering a $500 scholarship to a high school student graduating in May. Applicants must have attended the school a minimum of three years. Applications are due April 13. For more information and an application, call Elena Horton at 260-4300.

Connections homeschool program

The school is enrolling for the 2007/08 school year. Families are welcome to stop by the school’s office to see what it has to offer.

The school would like to congratulations Lucas McDaniel who received a silver medal in math, the individual team trophy and the Director’s Award at the State Academic Decathlon in Anchorage.

Testing will be held April 3-5 for students in grades three through 10.

There will be a Scholastic Book Fair at the Soldotna Sports Center April 3-5 during the testing. Book fair preview brochures are available at the office.

There will be a two hour reading comprehension workshop titled “Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Understanding” for parents at 3 p.m. Thursday. It will be taught by Kenai Peninsula Borough School District reading teacher, Karl Kircher at Soldotna Middle School in room 7. Call the Connections office at 714-8880.

Analytical Writing Assessments are continuing through Friday for grades five through nine.

The office will be closed March 23.

There will be an internet safety presentation at 7 p.m. March 26 at Cook Inlet Academy.

March 30 is the last day to place orders for the school year.

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

Cook Inlet Academy

Students of the week are: Tim Cashman, awesome Spanish; Kateland Farrell, leadership; Mikala Mudrick, being a hard worker; Robert Walsh, an awesome friend; Hannah Kjeldson, a sweet spirit; Galen Brandley, awesome Spanish; Noah Fowler, happy attitude; Mariah Mattfield, improvement in writing; Kendra Brush, class helpfulness; Hunter Phillips, outstanding work; Miranda Udelhoven, super reading; and Riley Smithwick, doing great work. These awards are given in Wednesday morning chapel. It is open to the public.

Dates to remember:

· Friday — End of third quarter; and

· Monday through March 23 — Spring break.

Track will start soon. Watch for information.

The school would like to congratulate the fifth-graders and the senior classes for winning the coin fundraiser for Peru. The amount raised was $1817.75. The mission team will leave for Peru on March 17.

National Honor Society inducted Lars Arneson, Chuck Kopp, Krikkit Holly and Scott Litchfield at its banquet Monday.

The school Web site is www.cookinletacademy.net.

Grace Lutheran School

The children studied the parable of the evil tenants through which God places a strong warning to all not to reject Jesus.

The third- and fourth-graders have been working in math studying area, perimeter and volume.

Fourth grade is working with fractions and the third-graders are working with two to three digit multiplication.

Second-graders have been mastering three digit addition and subtraction.

The first -graders finished working with money and are studying time.

The second grade is working on cursive penmanship.

The first grade has been working with prepositional phrases in grammar. They are saying the jingles to help them remember the job of the preposition.

Third grade has been learning the proper format of letters in grammar.

The preschool- through fourth-grade students would like to thank “Mrs. Toothpaste” for visiting the school. Carmen Stephl taught the children some facts about teeth and the importance of dental hygiene. The children received new toothbrushes and toothpaste.

The school will sponsor a free Fun Fest in May. Games, activities and food are some of the planned activities. More information will be sent out.

IDEA homeschool program

Enrollment is open. For more information, call 260-7555, visit www.ideafamilies.org or stop by school’s the office in the Red Diamond Center.

New families enrolling in the program have the option of getting a laptop computer to use during the upcoming school year. Also, families on year four of computer rotation have the option of receiving a laptop computer for the upcoming school year.

Students skied at Alyeska on March 8.

Students are participating in Iditaread and have been reading to keep up with their chosen musher. More than 75 students are participating and may collectively read more than 50,000 pages by the time they finish the race.

The school will have a book fair Thursday through March 23.

The Future Problem Solvers team qualified to attend state level competition. The school would like to congratulate to coach Jan Waldron and the team.

Families may check out new books and videos added to the library. The featured kit is the Iditarod. The kit includes books, activities, puzzles, videos and lesson plans.

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science

The third quarter ended March 9. Report cards will be sent home Friday.

The PTA will meet Thursday at 4 p.m. at Willow Street. It is open to all parents. If you are interested in holding an office next year, turn your name in to any PTA board member.

The PTA spring fundraiser ends Friday. Orders and money are due by Friday.

Spring Break will be Monday through March 23.

Spring pictures will be March 30. Sibling pictures are from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Sears Elementary School. Evening family pictures are being offered at 5 p.m. at Willow Street. Picture packets will be sent home March 26.

The enrollment lottery for 2007-08 will be held March 30. The results will be posted the following week. Late applications are being accepted but those students will be placed on the waiting list.

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary

Mr. Daniels’ class is learning about Mars in science. In Language Arts, the class is doing activities about the Iditarod. In math, they are learning about mixed number fractions. The class also went to the Soldotna Animal Hospital and Kenai Animal Shelter. Students collected 306 pounds in donated pet supplies for the shelter. The class would like to thank Heidi Goodwin for coming up with the idea for the field trip.

Mrs. Davis’ science classes have been studying force and motion. To illustrate this, they used the Iditarod as an example. The classes pretended to be dog teams pulling sleds to understand the force needed to get a heavy sled to move. Afterwards, the students broke into groups and redesigned sleds to make them more aerodynamic. Students have developed a small-scale version of the sleds and have written why they think their design is better.

Also, Mrs. Davis’ homeroom class is studying the Iditarod, Alaska, culture, biomes and related topics. The students are tracking a musher twice daily, as well as the weather and trail conditions. In addition, they are studying habitats and will conduct experiments to determine why polar bears keep warm in the Arctic, how blubber is an insulator, and habitats and adaptations of Alaska and Arctic animals.

Kenaitze Head Start

The Raven and Eagle class had their first swim trip Thursday. The class would like to thank the parents who helped out. This month the children will learn the color yellow and the shape is diamond.

The Whale and Salmon class continues to talk about how to have a healthy body by eating right, exercising and preventing the spread of germs. The children are learning how to say that different parts of their bodies hurt in the Dena’ina language by adding the word “egedu” after the name of the body part.

The Bear and Moose class has been reading Dr. Seuss books. Miss Lynn read some of the students favorite Dr. Seuss books to them on the bus.

Kenai Central High

The Student of the Month luncheon for February will be held Thursday in the library. Guests need to check in at the office before heading to the library.

The cross-country ski banquet will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria.

The choir leaves on its European Tour on Sunday and they return March 30.

Spring break is Monday through March 23.

March 22 through 24 will be the State Basketball Tournament in Anchorage.

The school’s schedules are available at http://highschoolsports.net/.

Kenai Middle

The school is hosting a book fair this week. The fair is a buy one get one free special promotion.

The school would like to congratulate Saraya Coburn for being selected as a Character Counts student. Coburn received a pizza for lunch last week.

Michael Hughes placed seventh at the middle school state wrestling championship.

Joe Sandahl and Austin Daly qualified for the state test of the Reader’s Digest National Word Power Challenge. They will compete online in the state competition March 27.

Students of the Month for February are Katherine Rupe, Madison Westover, Rylee DeVito, Eve Ferguson, Kaden Phillips, Ben Gilman and Ella Stephens. They will receive pizza for lunch.

The following students placed in the borough forensics meet: Third place, non-humorous poetry-Sierra Glonek; second place, prose multiple-Don Chenault, Jacob Gilman, Ivy Howland, Kyle Phillips and Madison Westover; and first place, humorous poetry-Madison Cunningham.

Deadline to order a yearbook is Thursday. The cost is $25. If you wait and purchase a yearbook in May, the cost is $30.

A carnival fundraiser for Ericka Reynolds is in the planning stages. The school is seeking silent auction donations in good condition.

Dates to remember:

· Friday — Celebration;

· Monday through March 23 — Spring break;

· March 26 — Track begins;

· March 27 — Keeping Teens Safe seminar;

· March 29 — Spring Pictures;

· March 31 — Forensics competition at Soldotna Middle School; and

· April 6 — Activity night. Proceeds will go to the Ericka Reynolds Fund.

Mountain View Elementary

The third-graders students had their spring program “BUGZ.” The school would like to thank Mrs. Ross for “a job well done.”

The fifth-graders participated last Monday and Tuesday in an Engineering Fair. Students rotated through different classrooms where they learned about mechanical, electrical, petroleum, civil and satellite engineering. They also went to the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska where they participated in missions. The school would like to thank Satorene Jackson and the engineering ladies from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Jim Montgomery assisted the students in Mr. Knudsen’s fourth grade with goal setting. The students reviewed their fourth quarter goals with Montgomery. In addition, he helped them with their Iditaread goals.

Miss Dikes’ fifth grade Class had a Pizza party made possible because student Emily Evans entered and won a contest over the winter break for her class.

Dates to remember:

· Mt. View and Sears elementary schools steering committee meets Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in Mountain View library;

· March 28 — Student of the Month lunch at 11:35 a.m.;

· March 30 — Mrs. Stephens class to the Kenai Central High School;

· April 25 — Title I committee meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the library.

Ninilchik School

The school would like to congratulate intermediate Future Problem Solving team Brianna Goins, Ross Skjold and Sam Bennett, coached by gifted education teacher Cathleen Rolph. They ranked first out of eight borough teams after preparing for seven weeks on a Cultural Prejudice problem. They will be competing in the state bowl in mid-April at Soldotna High School and will attempt to qualify for the International Bowl. The state bowl problem involves Caring for our Elders. If they qualify for the International Bowl the topic will be the dangers of Internet and tabloid privacy invasion. For more information visit www.fpsp.org/

Science fair winners are:

· Overall first place — Stephen Boone with “Insulation Situation”; overall second place, Lilly Lee and Jennifer Smith with “School Bacteria”; and overall third place, Justin Klapak with “Effects of Energy Drinks on Heart Rate.”

· Middle school — first place, Sam Bennett with “Pykrete Super Ice”; second, Michelle Bartolowitz with “The effects of different types of tea on bacterial growth ; and third place, Andrea Oskolkoff with “Waters Rising: effects of global warming on Ninilchik.”

· Sixth grade — first place, Jesse Graham with “Parachute Droppings”; second place, Jack Wheeler with “Greenhouse Effect”; and third place, William Sinclair with “Rock Salt.”

· Fifth grade — first place, Jessica Rogers and Lilly Leach with “No More Stains”; second place, Joey Martin with “Amazing Plants”; and third place, Amber Self with “What Kind of Water?”

· Third and Fourth grade — first place, Alexander Butler with “What percent of Chicks Survive?”; second place, Naomi Hess with “Global Warming” ; and third place, Alana Goins with “Puppy Food.”

· Second grade — first place, Matt Bartolowits with “Bright Ideas.”

The schools Web page is available at www.edline.com/pages/Ninilchik_School.

Nikiski Middle-High

Robert Bird received the Golden Apple Award. He was selected by the school for his longevity in helping forge the school into what it is, dedication to order, intelligence, justice and his speedy return to teaching duties after major surgery. The school said he is a well-organized, influential teacher and also an open colleague, willing to lend a helping hand. The school said, “His range of teaching extends not only into his sphere of history, but also into the sphere of preparing students for the future. He is a true inspiration to both students and teachers alike.”

Dates to remember:

· Friday — High School Academic Bowl;

· Monday through March 23 — Spring Break; and

· Mar 22 through 24 — High School basketball state competition in Anchorage.

Nikiski North Star Elementary

The district forensics winners are: fourth-grader Jenna Hansen, second place, Single Interpretive Reading; fourth-graders Katy Tumsuden, Marilynn Davis and Holly Lewis, first place, Reader’s Theater Interpretive Reading Multiples; sixth-grader Caleb Alkire, seciond place, Non humorous prose single; sixth-graders Logan Harrison and Lincoln Johnson, second place Interpretive reading multiples; and sixth-graders Annaleah Ernst and Katie O’Brien, first place Prose multiple.

The third-graders in Mr. Zinck’s room are helping assemble bookshelves bought with PTA mini - grant funds. The classroom book collection will be organized on the shelves giving the class access to their individual reading material. The animal habitat dioramas are arriving daily at the school. They will be put on display in the office showcase.

Redoubt Elementary

Kindergarten and new student registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 2-4. Children beginning kindergarten must be 5 years old by Sept. 1. Parents should bring immunization records and birth certificates to registration.

Preregistration forms for students attending the school will be sent home the first week in April.

The site council will meet at 3:45 p.m. today in the conference room. Parents are invited to attend.

This week is Spirit Week. Today is Decades Day; Thursday is Twin Day; and Friday is The-Greener-the-Better Day.

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 more information is available in the school’s office.

The library is seeking donations of new and gently used hardback books.

The student collecting the most box tops in each classroom this month will win a prize. Students should bring box tops to their classrooms in a plastic bag with their name on it by April 1.

The school would like to thank Mrs. Oglesbee, Mrs. Glaves, and Mrs. Malbrough for helping with school picture retakes.

The following students placed at the borough forensics meet: first place, Brenner Musgrave, Cole Aaronson and Kelci Benson; second place, Cajewl Musgrave, Megan Morse, Taylor Forbes and Kylee Wolfe; third place, Miranda Wolfe and the fifth grade multiple team of Shaylee Brenton, Gen Gallagher, Maddy Roberts, Jakob Kooly, Dylan Smith and Khelbie Miller.

Spring break is Monday through March 23.

Ridgeway Montessori Preschool

The school would like to thank the Bromante family for its donation of a 20 gallon aquarium for our African water frog.

Mrs. Kruse has dedicated an area of the school to silence and the beauty of nature. At the center is a table with fresh flowers in a vase, and a basket of polished stones for the children to examine. Other quiet work is available, such as a miniature Zen garden. There is also a bookshelf, so children may focus on a picture book.

In March students will study Asia and its culture. Mrs. Dean has brought in a dress from China to display, along with some pictures from her daughter’s travels. She also brought in a set of Russian Matrushka nesting dolls. This week the children will make paper nesting dolls to take home.

In music, the children have been listening to Japanese music and learning a Japanese phrases.

In art, they have been brush painting and practicing writing Japanese Hiragana.

The school would like to thank families who have shared Asian souvenirs.

The school has an open enrollment policy. For more information, call Amy Kruse at 262-2699.

Sears Elementary

The site council will meet at 4:30 p.m. today in the library.

On Thursday, the Performing Arts Society will present a concert by Chang Jiuya, a 16-year-old musician and student from Xuchang of Henan Province in China. She is in Alaska as a foreign exchange student through the AFS Program. The concert will begin at 10 a.m.

Friday will be Beach Day. Students are invited to wear summer beach clothes and bring towels. There will be many beach activities going on throughout the school.

Ms. Ralston’s first-graders had the opportunity to explore how to draw animals. The students are getting ready for their “being there” experience at the Anchorage Zoo. The students observed a seal and learned about shading and proportions. The final project was displayed in the hallway. In math students learned about fractions and counting money.

Ms. Atkinson’s kindergartners continue to work on a Alaska unit. The students are learning different facts about Alaska and the Iditarod.

Students are participating in the Iditaread. Students are reading books each night and filling out a dog paw to see if they can be the first mushers to Nome.

The steering committee for the consolidation of Sears and Mountain View schools will meet every Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Mountain View library. These meetings are open to the public with opportunities to provide public comment.

Spring Break will be Monday through March 23.

Soldotna High

The following students have been selected by their teachers as Rotary Students of the Month, Asa Turner, Robin Davis, Carole Hanke, Emily Smola, Jessica Anahonak, Sarah Walton, and Joseph Larrow.

On April 3 through 5, the high school graduation qualifying exam and the skills based assessments will be given. It is important that all students who are required to take these mandated tests be in attendance. Test participation is a part of the school making Adequate Yearly Progress. Under federal regulations, if the percentage of students taking the tests falls below the established break point, schools will be placed on probation for failing to make adequate progress.

Soldotna Elementary

Students celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday Friday with stories, door decorations and a Title 1 Seuss Celebration after school in the gym. Students were able to view a Hoo under microscopes, play a trivia game, decorate cookies, complete Cat in the Hat crafts and take more family activities to complete at home. The school would like to congratulate Mrs. Vasilie’s and Ms. Buben’s classes for winning the hall door decoration contest. The staff would like to thank Title 1 teacher Sheila Margaret Pothast for facilitating the event.

Cody Meyer was winner of the Jack Lopshire Award and Matthew Roberts was awarded the Judges Choice Award at the 2007 Invention Convention held at the school. More than 150 students entered creations and 27 were awarded patents for their inventions: Tanisha Chavez, Sam Deatherage, Brandon Rice, Shay Brammier, Matthew Roberts, Kiana Hendricks, Austin Cunningham, Bree Harrison, Dillon Jenson, Ryder Doxee, Jasmin Hetherton, Jacob Ansel, Pamela Kousen, Coty Balzer, Makenzey Saltz, Hanna Mahaffey, Malena MacMaster, Caitlin Gibbons, Eden Deatherage, Cody Meyer, Ryan Kimball, Stephen Endsley, Brooklyn Kean, Taylor Gilmore, Taylor Wilson, Olivia Hutchings and Savannah Bagnasco.

Taylor Wilson exemplified kindness and caring and was the Honor Buck winner for the week.

The site base council meets today at 4 p.m. in the conference room. It is open to the public.

The classroom Box Top contest ends Thursday and the winning classroom may pick either a pizza or ice cream party as a treat. Box tops are turned in for cash to put towards student projects.

Soldotna Middle

The school’s borough wrestling champions are: Nathan Penrod, Taylor Hanley, Dusty Poole, Cody Carroll, Keith Porter,Zach Aberkane, Dakota Bailey (Elsey), Josh Bunch and Tyler Marcuson.

The Silver volleyball team took second place and the Maroon volleyball team took third at the borough tournament. Coach Abendroth and coach Kupferschmid would like to thank the girls for giving 100 percent at games and practices.

Dates to remember:

· Monday through March 23 — Spring Break;

· April 3 through 6 — SBA tests. Both grades will be tested April 3 through the 5 Eight-graders will be tested in science April 6.

The school newsletter is available at https://www.edline.net/pages/Soldotna_Middle/News/Newsletter.

Student of the Month: Physical education, Bree Mucha, Alicia Hamilton, Tyler Brown and Josh Kerkvliet; social studies, Intimayo Harbison, Sean Beck, Blair Blades, Jake Darrow, Bryan Wise, Ben Miller and Devin Miller; language arts, Mysteri Turnbull-House, Courtney Davisson, Alex Jicha and Jake Darrow; science, AJ Briggs, Dakota Bailey, Jacob Brown, Kali Chilson, Melissa Trotter, Bryce Wehrli, Michael Hill, Savannah Smith, Hailey Griebel and Sarah Anderson; leadership, Brooke Hughes, Aspen Love, Levi Barsis and Jasen Suonvieri; algebra, Tyler Barkman, Connor Dimick, Colton Schneider; math, Jake Darrow, Olivia Fair, Marissa Conner, Keith Porter, Maddy Ransom, Elizabeth Miller, Joy Bartlett and Breanna Penning; ceramics, Elisha Hollers; art, Zach Aberkane, Joeben Hawkins and DJ Diaz; graphic design, Kaitlin Stropes; study skills, Justin Wiggins, Stephanie Fox and Marshae Blooflat; teacher aide, Johnny Bishop, Shannon Wyatt, Mitchell Thompson, Brittania Wilson, Lottie Barton, Liana Perzechino and Jenna Randall; reading, Breanna Mounts, Roger Campbell, Aaron Hawbold and Tyler Glidewell; choir, Madeline Tice; band, Evan Withrow; foods and nutrition, Brittney Beckel and Briana Norris; family and consumer science, Kinsie Schultz and Brandon Johnson; tutoring, Jason Ramirez; and homeroom, Elisabeth Mullins.

Students of Character: Chelsey Ahlers, Alycia Backstrom, Cheyenne Bagnasco, Chelsea Belden, Royce Bird, Blair Blades, Olivia Bowen, Anthony Briggs, David Burger, Roger Campbell, Dallin Carlson, T. J. Checketts, Carol Clonan, Katie Clonan, Mathias Coup, Daniel Diaz, Dominique Essig, Allison Farrington, Madeline Fox, Aandon Fullenwider, June Harichantanawong, Cierea Giles, Alicia Hamilton, Natawni Hammack, McKenzie Hanson, Mariah Henson, Hunter Hollenberg, Erika Hoyt, Jordan, Ingels, Katelyn Jordan, Sammantha Kelley, Lane Kreider, Shay Kurz, Matt Landess, Carrol Larrow, Courtney Lewis, Wendell Larsen, Stefany Malatesta, Nick Marquardt, Arlianna Marquez, Emily Mattfield, Maranda Merkes, Zach Michl, Tauren Miller, Lacey Moore, Kristopher Morse, Austin Murray, Alexis Norris, Paige Osenbaugh, Kayla Overpeck, Elias Patten, Nathan Penrod, Morgan Post, Patrick Powell, Lauretta Price, Jason Ramirez, Maddy Ransom, Peter Rogers, Gabriella Rossini, Kailey Schrader, Kayla Schultz, Karlie Self, Lindsay Shackleton, Angela Sibayan, Paris Silba, Savannah Smith, Chris Saari (Spicer), Tyler Solie, Matt Silver, Lauren Steffy, Cody Stephenson, Whitney Stettler, Sheila Thayer, Maddy Tice, T’essa Tovoli, Melissa Trotter, Mysteri Turnbull-House, Shelby Turner, Erin Twohy, Kelsey Vanantwerp, Taylor Vonheeder, Trevor Westerlin, Alexandria Wilson, Beth Wilson, Britt Wilson, Chelsea Winter, Evan Withrow, Lagi Wong, Alexis Wright and John Wynkoop.

Sterling Elementary

Chris Thorne is looking for pictures for the yearbook. If you have photos of school events, field trips or performances, contact Chris at the school.

The school is in need of volunteers for the carnival March 31.

As part of its genres study of biographies, Mr. Shapley’s second and third grade class will write autobiographies, creating a personal time line and creating self portraits.

Tustumena Elementary

The school has selected the following finalists for its Masonic Award recipient: John Brown, Makinna Halverson, Lucas Michael, Dalton Pearson, Kaillee Skjold and Catherine Wolk. The award is sponsored by the Kenai Masonic Lodge No. 11 and is awarded annually to one student in each school’s highest grade level. The school’s winner will be announced next week.

Students who placed in the district forensics competition are: fourth-grader Kassidy Day, second place in Humorous prose; fifth-grader Rachel Blossom, first place in storytelling; and sixth-grader Makinna Halverson, second place in Humorous Poetry. The school would like to congratulate these students efforts.

Catherine Wolk has qualified for the State Geography Bee which will be held in Anchorage on March 30. The school wishes Catherine the best.

Wings Christian Academy

Naomi Pettey won Office of the Week.

This week is spring break.

The basketball tournament will take place Thursday at Lumen Christi in Anchorage, at 8110 Jewel Lake.

Monday will be an inservice day.

On March 23, students will participate in Junk Yard Wars, an activity modeled after the television show. The church members bring in old garbage and things, and the students will build a mystery object out of the refuse.

The school is enrolling students ages 3 to 4 for the preschool program, for more information, call Audrey Grant at 283-9361.

The kindergartners are learning about the letter “W” and have started learning about the five senses. They also are working on memorizing Psalm 23.###



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