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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2009

School board meetings slated

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at 148 N. Binkley St. in Soldotna (unless otherwise noted).

For more information, call 714-8888 or visit www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/school_board.aspx/id.

* April 13;

* May 4 at Seward High School;

* June 1; and

* June 2 (board planning meeting).

School closures planned

Public schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will be closed on the following dates:

* Friday -- vacation day; and

* May 20 -- last day of school.

District volcano policy

The District has an Emergency Action Plan that covers volcanic activity and earthquakes and will work with the borough's Office of Emergency Management to respond to any incident. The timing and severity of such incidents will determine the response or responses to be taken.

* Eruption outside of the school day: A volcanic eruption outside of the normal school day could result in the cancellation of school across the entire district, or possibly in only some communities. The severity of eruption, wind speed and wind direction will be the primary factors in determining if cancellations occur.

* Eruption during the school day: If a volcanic eruption occurs while students are at school, the district's primary contingency plan will be to institute an early release and transport students home as soon as possible after the event. First Student has placed their drivers on alert and believes they will be ready to transport within one half hour of the event. With normal route times, all students would be delivered within two hours of route commencement. Severe winds could alter this plan.

Parents should monitor the district Web site and listen to the local radio stations for updates if an event occurs.

Information relevant to volcanic activity and preventive actions can be found on the Web sites listed below:

* KPB Office of Emergency Management volcano status report: http://www.borough.kenai.ak.us/emergency/default.htm; and

* KPB Office of Emergency Management informational brochures: http://www.borough.kenai.ak.us/emergency/prepared/volcano.htm.

Local scholarships offered

The following scholarships are available to area students:

* Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Delta Waterfowl will offer three $500 scholarships to three graduating seniors of the Class of 2009. Applicants must have a 2.0 GPA and plan to attend a community college, university or vocational school in the state of Alaska. Each applicant must complete a one-page essay on the topic "why is it necessary to maintain waterfowl habitat in Alaska and why this is important to you" and submit it along with the application. The awards will be based primarily on the essay. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. The deadline is April 15. A copy of the application and other requirements can be downloaded from the scholarship section of the http://onestop.kpbsd.k12.ak.us Web site or be obtained from a school's guidance counselor.

* Three $500 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors from the Class of 2009. Applicants must have a 2.0 GPA and plan to attend a community college, university or vocational school in Alaska. Each applicant must complete and submit a one-page essay on the topic, "Why is it necessary to maintain waterfowl habitat in Alaska and why this is important to you." The deadline to apply is April 15.

The awards will be based primarily on the essay. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

A copy of the application and list of other requirements can be obtained from your school guidance counselors or be downloaded from the scholarship section of http://onestop.kpbsd.k12.ak.us.

* The CPGH Auxiliary is offering two scholarships for graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing post-secondary education in a medical career field. The application deadline is April 17.

Applications my be obtained at the Central Peninsula Hospital information desk or in the gift shop. For more information, call Marge Arnold at 260-1624 or Elizabeth Wilson at 714-4543.

* The Kenai Peninsula Art Guild is offering visual arts scholarships to high school seniors and college students who are pursuing visual arts studies. Applications are available at the guild at 816 Cook St., Kenai, AK 99611 or e-mail daharris@gci.net. A 200- to 300-word summary of the applicant's reasons for pursuing a career in the arts and what their goals are must be included. The deadline for submissions is May 30.

Construction academy ongoing

The third session of the Kenai Peninsula After School Construction Academy has begun. Each academy is two or three days a week after school and occasional Saturdays. Each session totals 45 hours. Complete two academies and receive a half practical art credit.

For more information, or to register, call Leanne Abendroth at 283-2145 or e-mail her labendroth@kpbsd.k12.ak.us.

Locations are: Homer High School for construction and framing; Kenai Central High School for construction and framing; Nikiski Middle-High School for construction and electrical wiring; Nikolaesvk for construction and basic framing; Seward High School for carpentry and basic framing; Skyview High School for electrical wiring (begins Tuesday); Susan B. English, Tri-Village Academy Seldovia, Nanwalek, Port Graham for welding, drafting and blueprint reading and carpentry, wiring, culinary and Native culture April 21

School Web sites available

Web sites for public schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District are available at www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/. Click on the schools tab, then choose the school.

Connections home-school program

Standard Based Assessments and High School Graduation Qualifying Exams will be held Tuesday through Thursday. Students are required to be at these state mandated exams and must be there no later than 8:45 a.m. For more information, call 714-8880.

Offices will be closed Friday. Offices will resume regular business hours April 13.

There will be a Scholastic Book Fair at the Soldotna office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 through April 17.

The deadline for reimbursements is April 30. Exceptions to this date will not be made.

Cook Inlet Academy

Testing will be today through Wednesday. Parents are asked to have students well rested and on time. There will be no Chapel on Wednesday.

There will be no school Friday.

A high school two-day program on abstinence will be presented by Karen McGahan on April 13 and 14.

Spring Carnival will be held April 14 at 6 p.m. in the gym. Raffle tickets cost $10. Prizes each carry at least a $300 value. The proceeds will benefit the electives program, mats for the gym and soccer field sprinklers. The carnival organizer is Mrs. Nelson.

On April 15 a cheerleading video with Iris Hammond will be shown.

Open House for preschool and kindergarten will be held from 10 a.m. to noon April 18. Teacher visits and classroom tours will be available for parents with young children.

The drama group will hold a dessert theater at 7 p.m. April 18.

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science

The lottery was held March 27. Applicants will receive a postcard with the results or they can call the school for more information.

SBA testing will begin for third- through sixth-graders Tuesday through Thursday. Parents are reminded to make sure their child is in school on those days and prepare them for the tests by assuring they are well rested and they have a good breakfast. Snacks will be provided.

A volunteer appreciation tea will be held April 15 after school. More information will be sent home.

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary

Box Tops for Education are being collected by the second grade.Drop them off in the office or give toMrs. Peterson.

Grades three through six will have SBA testing Tuesday through Thursday. Students are reminded to get plenty of rest, have a good breakfast and get to school on time.

On Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. a teacher appreciation committee meeting will be held. Volunteers are needed.

On Thursday a sixth grade continuation committee meeting will be held. Parents with a sixth grade student are asked to attend in Mrs. Murphy's room.

On April 14 at 2:45 p.m. in the teachers lounge the PTA general membership meeting and elections for 2009-10 board will be held.

Kenai Central High

SBA testing for all freshmen and the high school qualifying exam for sophomores and juniors and seniors who have not yet passed any parts of the test will be as follows: Tuesday, reading, 7:40 to 11:02 a.m., advisory 11:02 to 11:53 a.m., lunch 11:53 to 12:28 p.m., first hour 12:28 to 1:19 p.m. and second hour 1:24 to 2:15 p.m.; Wednesday, 7:40 to 11:02 a.m., advisory 11:02 to 11:53 a.m., lunch 11:53 to 12:28 p.m., third hour 12:28 to 1:19 p.m. and fourth hour 1:24 to 2:15 p.m.; and Thursday, 7:40 to 11:02 a.m., advisory 11:02 to 11:53 a.m., lunch 11:53 to 12:28 p.m., fifth hour 12:28 to 1:19 p.m. and sixth hour 1:24 to 2:15 p.m.

There is an after prom meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the lounge. Anyone wanting to help with activities after prom April 18 is encouraged to attend.

The National Honor Society will hold an induction ceremony Tuesday in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m. To be eligible for membership consideration, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. In addition, candidates must meet high standards of leadership, service, citizenship, and character. Members were evaluated and selected by the faculty council of NHS. The following students were selected: Averee Amend, Kendra Ashwell, Thomas Briggs, Molly Copple, Shaynee DeVito, Donald Dormady, Benjamin Gilman, Timothy (Jake) Iverson, Michelle Klaben, Carolyn Knackstedt, Zachary Moore, Ella Stephens, James Watkins and Lincoln Wensley.

National Honor Society members are chosen for and then expected to continue their exemplary contributions to the school and community.

March Students of the Month are: Rotary, Kaylee Grant; Chamber, Sheldon Hallmark; Elks, Matt Leach; Kard of the Deck, Lee-ann Magiera, Super Staffer, Renee Henderson; Weight Training, John Hughes; Earth Science, Stephanie Wong; LA 10, Dalton Root; Vocational Education, Molly Graves; Study Skills, Aladdin Mauch; Choir, Faren Calix; French 2, Skylar Giordano; Algebra, Jessie Garrett; AP U.S. History, Alexi Beeson; Art, Katie Moon; Honors LA 9, Morgan Wensley; Physical Science, Donny Dormady; World History, Christian Huff; and Algebra, Kendall Soares.

Third quarter honor roll announced

* 4.0 -- ninth grade: Evan Atchley, Amberlyn Bundy, Gwendolyn Bundy, Haley Coffman, Carra Dixon, Eve Ferguson, Kierra Isham, George Navarre, Taylor Ostrander, Olivia Pfeifer, Bo Reilly, Cassidy Rosas, Joseph Sandahl, Noelle Schmitter-Schrier and Morgan Wensley; 10th grade: Adam Agosti, Shaina Aho, Kendra Ashwell, Shaynee Devito, Benjamin Gilman, Esther Hamilton, Timothy Iverson, Michelle Klaben, Carolyn Knackstedt, Natalie Kurzendoerfer, Cecelia Missik, Julie Rang, Kai Risung, James Watkins and Lincoln Wensley; 11th grade: Hilary Domke, Donald Dormady, Vanessa Dukowitz, Molly Graves, Mariah Huhndorf, Deandra Latz, Taylor Matson and Jesse Pedginski; and 12th grade: Hanna Delaney, Christina Fischer, Jenna Frederic, Alexandria Kiel, Brittany Kiser, Kristi Louthan; Leah Stephens and Molly Watkins.

* 3.6-3.99 -- ninth grade: Vanessa Anderson, Stormi Backus, Bailey Beeson, Jacob Caldwell, Tyler Cooper, Rylee Devito, David Dormady, Russell Dukowitz, Sarah Evenson, Olivia Fair, Christianna Garcia, Alice Han, Alan Hull, Haylee Hunter, Edmar Ismael, Carolyn Kiefer, Briana King, Anton Krull, Keegan Remsen, Virginia Richards, Liberty Rohn, Kenley Scarlett, Lauren Schams, Kylee Woodford; 10th grade: Sarah Bressler, Saraya Coburn, Hannah Coffman, Brittany Cupp, Jared Frates, Cassandra Hollingsworth, Dylan Lawrence, Andrea Olsen, William Spalding, Ella Stephens, Annalise Theisen and Phillip Wisnewski; 11th grade: Alexi Beeson, Dalton Chappell, Molly Copple, Mollie Cox, Shelby Gray, Francisco Guerri-Ruiz, Sara Hanson, Maya Johnson, Jasmine Klauder, Levi Lacey, Bryson Lowe, Lee-Ann Magiera, Braden Perkins, Icha Poetry, Timothy Saner, Cassandra Shire, Michael Slone, Janine Steinmann and Logan Sutton; 12th grade: David Ashkenasy, Breauna Blanning, Bryce Boyle, Madison Cheeseman, Jasper Dix, Kaylee Grant, Douglas Hallmark, Catherine Hoisington, Kirsten Lawrence, Joshua Lazaro, Anastasia Massera, Nadya Matiya, Morgan Mena, Richard Munn, Annalisa Negro, Quintun Pribbenow, Tabea Weber and Lynn Ziehmer.

* 3.0 - 3.5-- ninth grade: Danyel Ashkenasy, Bradley Bible, William Brighton, Jessica Calvin, D'Angelo Cloud, Jacqueline Dickawicz, Kyle Dougherty, Tatiana Edelen, Jessie Garrett, Kaleigh Hansen, Colton Hayes, Heidi Herrmann, Trevor Howard, Robert Johnson, Matthew Mendenhall, Kayli Minnamon, Marisa Mishou, Alicia O'Brien, Coltyn Pribbenow, Michael Rubalcava, Mariah Sorrels, John Subera, Johnny Trux, Melody Whitehouse, Jordanne Wilson, Mikaila Wolf, Melanie Wortham, Melissa Zuke; 10th grade: Jeremiah Barton, Shaele Bryant, Dalton Conner, Casey Crowder, Isaac Cryer, Morgan Cunningham, Dante Diaz, Taren Kuntz, Jennifer Lackey, Tanner Landry, Samantha Little, Allie McGahan, Kirstin Meehan, Sierra Millington, Mary Pat Mills, Zachary Moore, Madison Murrieta, Courtney Parker, Shelby Toombs, Larry Tunseth, Renetta Watson, Ian West, Chloe Wonser, Codi Woodcock, Raquel Young, Richard Ziehmer; 11th grade: Averee Amend, Eleanor Baker, Kallie Bass, Thomas Briggs Justin Calhoun, Garrett Eady, Dominick Eubank, Lierin Flanagan, Deanna Harsha, Christa Huf, Samantha Hull, William Kiefer, Jennifer Kohler, Rodney LaLonde, Keeven Macik, Vincent Madrid, Jeffrey Narlock, Matthew Nath, Aarika Palacios, Sang-Gu Rhee, Paige Sanders, Alexandra Shire, Ashley Smith, Jenna Thomas, Dylan Wannamaker; and 12th grade: Kalee Alsworth, Sheena Anderson, Lynlee Arbuckle, Jared Beers, Kammi Carlson, Shelby Daly, Brian Denesen, Sharlena Fox, Sadie Hallmark, Thomas Hammelman, Crystal Hayes, John Hughes, Khelby Kennedy, Cindy Kohler, Matthew Leach, Cala Lott, Jonathan Loveall, Meranda Mahan, Benjamin Matson, Coby McAtee, Katie Moon, Christopher Osbekoff, Holly Perkins, Karissa Risung, Travis Werba and Lacie Wortham.

Kenai Middle School

SBA testing is coming up. The school will provide pancakes for breakfast and snacks during the testing period. Parents are asked to make sure their student is on time and prepared.

Track starts this week. Forms are available at the office. For more information, call 283-4896.

The school will collect aluminum cans April 14 and 15 to help defer costs for mini-courses. If you have aluminum cans you would like to donate to let the office know and deliver them to the custodians office around the back of the school.

Dates to remember:

* Tuesday -- SBA testing, reading;

* Wednesday -- SBA testing, writing;

* Thursday -- SBA testing, math;

* April 15-- volunteer luncheon from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.;

* April 16 -- track at 3 p.m., after-school tutorial ends;

* April 21 -- mass choir;

* April 24 -- track at 3 p.m., mini-course sign-ups;

* April 28 -- band concert; and

* April 30 -- choir, pop concert.

Mountain View Elementary

Past Character Counts winners are: Jeremiah Beilen, Aidan Barry, Kiley Duvall, Kevin Carlisle, Layne Harsha, Brandon Labnongsang, Trystin Clucas, Alex Bradford, Hunter Fraley, Charles Cole, Lindsey Wallace, Kevin Souders, Justin Campos, Cydnee Sledge, Breanna Ulricksen, Tristan Glonek, Steven Navarro, Jared Anderson, Kayden Harris, Melissa Holmes, Travis McKinley, Jazmine Munk, Brandon Lee, Randy Tossava, Raven Patrick, Emily Coval, Devon McAtee, Auna Hodson, Caitlyn Tri, Nikki Prior, Garrett Fitt and Shanna Goff.

Mikaela Salzetti was chosen as the Masonic Student of the Year. She was chosen because she is a very hard-working, dedicated and compassionate. She enjoys reading, singing, playing piano, flute, baseball, soccer and doing martial arts. She also participates in a variety of school activities.

Students are participating in the "Idita-READ". Classes will compete against one another, as teams, in the race to Nome. Minutes read at home will be translated into miles. Mileage worksheets must be signed by parents to be official. Miles will be gathered daily and turned into the library. Contact your child's teacher for more information.

The site council will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the library to discuss the criteria for choosing an assistant principal.

Kindergarten parent orientation will be held at 6 p.m. April 14 in the library.

Parents also may sign up their child for kindergarten visitation the week of April 20. Registration forms will be available for those wishing to enroll their child.

School T-shirts and sweatshirts in child and adult sizes are for sale at the office.

Nikiski Middle-High

February Students of the Month are: High school -- Wiley Bennet, biology; Abby Chadwick, advanced algebra; Jordan Harrison, custodial aide; Bonita Jager, pre-algebra; Alan Oskolkoff, physical science; Sean Shoemaker, music theory; and middle school -- Alyssa Darch, language arts; Angel Humphrey, mathematics; and Hannah Titus, read 180.

Dates to remember:

* Tuesday through Thursday - SBA and HSGQE testing;

* April 14 -- healthy schools meeting at 3 p.m. in the library, site council at 4 p.m. in the library and PTSA meeting at 5 p.m. in the library;

* April 20 -- sixth grade step up day from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. and sixth grade parent step up night at 7 p.m.; and

* April 23 through 25 -- "Bye Bye Birdie" school musical at 7 p.m.

Nikiski North Star Elementary

Standard Based Assessment testing schedule will be: Tuesday, reading for grades three through six; Wednesday, writing for grades three through six; and Thursday, math for grades three through six. Children are asked to be on time to school and have a good nights rest.

On Thursday the school will have a celebration for test takers for grades three through six at the Nikiski pool from 5 to 7 p.m. Parents will need to transport their child to and from the pool and snacks will be provided by the PTA. For more information, call 776-2600.

Character Counts! Students of the Week are: Seth DeSiena, Braden Ellis, Kitauna Goldner and Abby Hyder.

Redoubt Elementary

New student and kindergarten registration will be held today through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children entering kindergarten must be 5 years old by Sept. 1. Parents should bring immunization records and birth certificates to registration. Visitation for registered kindergartners and a parent meeting will be held April 17.

Preregistration forms for current students were sent home last Friday. Current students must return their form in order to be registered for next school year by the end of the week. Addresses, telephone numbers and emergency contact information also should be updated.

Parents wishing to provide input regarding their child's class placement for next school year may do so through April 27 by completing the form on Edline and at the school office.

Fourth grade classes are selling See's candy to raise money for their Kenai Fjords field trip. Easter candy is being sold in the school lobby from 3 to 3:30 p.m. daily. Other See's candy may be ordered from any fourth-grader and will arrive around April 22.

Fun Fest will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 17 information will be sent home.

Big G Box Tops winners were Justin Dahlgren and Zack Selinger.

April 25 is the last day to donate cans to the Great Aluminum Can Roundup.

Skyview High

Jerrod Williams, Chris Nichol, Leslie Meyer, Cristy Matthews, Brooke Hughes, Liz Schoessler, Elaina Mercier and Nicole Reid placed second in competition at the State Mock Trial in Anchorage. The top two teams get to advance to the Supreme Court for the final round. They were coached by social studies teacher Linda Raemaeker.

All freshmen and sophomores and juniors and seniors who have not passed one or more of the High School Graduation Qualifying Exams will be tested Tuesday through Thursday. Students are reminded to get a good night's sleep, eat breakfast and be at school on time. Testing will begin at 7:50 a.m. and lunch will be held from 11:20 a.m. to noon on testing dates. Tuesday will be reading; Wednesday will be writing; and Thursday will be math.

Two classes will be held after lunch on each of the testing days. Periods one and two will meet Tuesday; periods three and four will meet Wednesday; and periods five and six will meet Thursday.

Zach Hibberd was selected as the school's Masonic Outstanding Student of the Year.

March Rotary Students of the Month were: Madison Abbott, Joel Antunez-Catalan, Grant Fisler, Elisha Hollers, Megan Janorschke, Nikki (Clara) Johnson, Sammantha Kelley, Brick Marcorelle, Megan Parham, Nick Symonds, Kili Tennison and Michael Tucker.

A full sports schedule is available at www.highschoolsports.net for updates on sporting events.

Third quarter honor roll:

* 4.04 - 4.00 GPA -- ninth grade: Katherine Clonan, Holly Eyre, Mary Hauptman, Brooke Hughes, Megan Neill and Robert Sparks; 10th grade: Joy Bartlett, Annita Braun, Carol Clonan, Elisha Hollers, Megan Janorschke, Noah Perry and Tamlyn Silva; 11th grade: Paris Cooper, Jaci Lamborn and David Laurie; and 12th grade: Tera Cunningham, Zachary Hibberd, Bradley Lapp, Marquee Lucas, Melissa Massey, Elaina Mercier, Brittany Meyer, , Kadie Perletti, Joseph Ramirez, Richard Rhode, Bailey Walgenbach, Jerrod Williams and Kyler Wortham.

* 3.99 - 3.50 GPA -- ninth grade: Richard Arnold, Calvin Baxter, Joseph Bishop, William Buerkel, Dakota Cruz, Bradley Guth, Jordan Jones, David Lusardi, Marissa Mahan, Tyler Moody, Brianne Pearson, Madeline Ransom, Elizabeth Schoessler, Sydney Tonione, Matthew Weber and Chelsea Winter; 10th grade: Matthew Deatherage, Vlad Ferderer, Christopher Hallford, Jaxon Hill, Shay Kurz, Michelle Papp, James Tonione and Alicia West; 11th grade: Eldon Brown, Mary Doremire, Wayne Epperson, Brandon Jones, Jessica Jones, Serena Marquis, Ivy O'Guinn, Casee Penrod, Kathrine Quelland, David Roesing, Jess Russell, Jessica Stewart, Michael Thomas, William Thomas and Margaret Waggoner; 12th grade: Madison Abbott, Evan Arnold, Jessie Bilderback, John Cook, Elijah Deatherage, Ashley Halverson, Kadie Hansen, Ryan Harris, Unique Hobbs, Zachary Leslie, Antonya Loomis, Michael Moerlein, Christopher Nichol, Mariah Olsen, Ashley Sarver, Marisa Skolnick, Sophia Taeschner, Michael Thornton, Hannah West, Samantha Wilusz and Bryson Winslow.

* 3.49 - 3.00 GPA -- ninth grade: Levi Barsis, Chelsea Belden, Shelby Bulot, Oliva Duran, McKenzie Hanson, Joseph Hawkins, Ashley Huff, Stefany Malatesta, Tyler Marcuson, Curtis Martin, Jordan McNamara, Kristen Nagle, Justin Pena, Nathan Penrod, Jason Ramirez, Richard Reynolds, Karlie Self, Antonia Standifer, Auston Tennis and Michael Tucker; 10th grade: Paul Adams, Amanda Austin, Jacob Brown, Brayden Holt, Suzi Hutchins, John Kenyon, Caitlyn Marang, Wesley Matthews, Brittany Mercier, Katie Morehead, Virginia Newton-Conley, Megan Parham, Breanna Penning, Alea Perkovich, Gabrielle Peterson, Nichole Reid and Deandra Segovia; 11th grade: Sarah Barsis, Ryan Burow, Kelsea Fowler, Michael Johnson, Cody Krause, Stryker McLane, Rita McMillan, Chad Oaks, Danielle Olsen, Jantina Roberts, Carol Umstead, Lora Watson and Kayla West; 12th grade: Ben Baldwin, Keriann Cobb, Trevor Evanoff, Rashad Forbes, Ryan Helminski, Hannah Joy, Ashton Manzek, Trevor Mathew-Seay, Cristy Matthews, Matthew Meade, Leslie Meyer, Colin Murray, Torey Norenberg, Jared Penning, Elan Segovia, Alec Sweetland and Clarissa Turvin.

Soldotna High

Tuesday through Thursday, freshmen, sophomores and students who need to retake parts of the high school graduation qualifying exam will test. It is essential that students who are required to take these tests are present and on time all three days.

Basketball coach Matt Johnson was named Coach of the Year.

The following students placed in Sills USA competitions and four of the seven state officers for next year are again from the school: Autumn Ball, first place, preschool assistant; Garrett Byerley, third place, Quiz Bowl team; Dallin Carlson, first place, Job Skill demo and elected state treasurer; Jesse Carlson, second place, Quiz Bowl team, first place, technical math, third place, technical drafting and third place, job interview; Ryan Dahlgren, third place, Quiz Bowl team; Shannon Dwyer-Wyatt, third place tie, extemporaneous speaking and elected state historian; Jesse Faulkner, third place, Quiz Bowl team, third place tie, extemporaneous speaking and first place, food and beverage service; Aaron Gordon, second place, Quiz Bowl team and second place, TV/Video production team; Will McDermid, second place, Quiz Bowl team, second place, technical math, second place, technical drafting and elected state vice president; Emma Miles, second place, food and beverage service; Quinn Sawyer, second place, Quiz Bowl team; Savanna Schoessler, second place, preschool assistant and elected state parliamentarian; and Alexandra Wilson, third place, Quiz Bowl team and second place, TV/video production team.

Soldotna Middle School

Tuesday through Thursday will be SBA testing for all students. Parents are reminded that the tests are important for placement in classes for next year at the school or in the high schools.

March Chamber Students of the month are Jacob Worsfold and Trace Braxling.

Track and Field runs from 2:30 to 4 p.m. daily. Make sure students fees are paid and a "Hold Harmless" form is on file.

The PTSA will meet at 6 p.m. today in the library.

Tustumena Elementary

Dates to remember:

* Thursday -- Masonic Award ceremony at 6:30 p.m. at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium Kenai Central High School;

* April 13-24 -- artist in residence;

* April 21 -- PTO meeting at 4 p.m.;

* April 22 -- Soldotna Middle School counselors visit sixth-graders;

* April 27-May 7 -- Kasilof Public Library Scholastic Book fair;

* April 24 -- sixth-graders visit SMS; and

* April 27 -- site council meeting at 4 p.m.

Wings Christian Academy

On April 13 there will be no school in observance of Easter.

On April 17 students who achieved honor roll status will be invited to go to the mall for a field trip.

This is the last month for Book It reading in the Lower Learning Center.



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