Around the District

Posted: Monday, April 12, 2010

School board to meet

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 The agenda and packet items are posted on Wednesday afternoon prior to the date of the Board meeting.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodations to participate at School Board meetings should contact Sally Tachick at 907-714-8836, or e-mail no later than three business days before the meeting date.

* May 3 (at Seward High School);

* June 7; and

* June 8 (board planning session.)

How to volunteer in district schools

At Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, we take very seriously our responsibility to safeguard students while they are in our care.

Unfortunately, in this day and age, not everyone's intentions are genuine, and the District cannot in good conscience overlook the possible threat to student safety that could be posed by people in the school building. Anyone interested in being a school volunteer needs to complete a form online and agree to a background check. The form should only take a few minutes to complete, and all information gathered will be kept confidential.

Volunteers are anyone who will be in the school on a regular basis. School visitors do not need to complete the form.

Visitors would be guest speakers, those attending a large group function or parents visiting just their own student, for instance to have lunch with them.

Information from the screening and background check is not released to the schools or school administrators.

Only a few members of the District's Human Resources department will have access to the information, and safeguards are in place to ensure its security.

The volunteer background check only looks for criminal history, not financial (credit rating), medical history, or civil matters.

The school's principal will be notified if there is a problem with a background check, but the specifics of an offense will not be released to the school.

To complete the screening process, visit our Employment Openings page.

When you reach the employment page, click on "Volunteer" category link, and choose one of the schools on the following page.

Click on the "Apply" button to start the volunteer application process.

KPBSD appreciates your assistance in helping us be better stewards of children. Please contact your school administrator if you have questions regarding this matter.

Workforce Summer Construction Academy

This construction academy is for all area high school students. The academy will run Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. beginning May 25 and will end on June 10 at the Workforce Development Center on Lawton Drive behind Kenai Central High School. This academy is free to all students and transportation may be provided if needed.

This academy will be project based. Some projects from the past years are: The girls locker room at Kenai Ice Rink, a storage shed at Kenai Senior Center, the forestry building at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds and the ski shack at Kenai Central High School.

In this class students will learn basic construction skills, floor layouts, and proper measurements and construction. A 10 hour online OSHA course may be offered. If a student successfully completes the 60 hour summer program they are eligible to receive a practical art credit. The skills learned will help participants secure jobs in entry level construction careers.

This academy is possible thanks to funding from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the Alaska Department of Commerce and Economics Development.

For more information or to sign up contact Debbie Pearson @ 283-2145 or email her at

Scholarships offered

* Bishop's Attic established three scholarships in the amount of $ 1,500 each to be awarded to three seniors from the Kenai Peninsula Borough and graduating from any public or private secondary educational program. The applicants may select to pursue further education at an accredited college, trade school, apprenticeship or vocational-technical school with a course of study which leads to a degree or certificate.

The scholarship applications will be judged on criteria based on student's need, planned course of study, church involvement, school involvement, family involvement and community involvement.

Applications are available from the Counselors Offices at the High Schools, Alternative High Schools, the Connections Office or by contacting Joyce Fischer at 262-9269 Applications must be postmarked by April 15 or dropped off at the Bishop's Attic Thrift Store in Soldotna by the same date. The Bishop's Attic, a nonprofit thrift store located at 35326 Kenai Spur Hwy in Soldotna.

* PEO, Chapter M, will provide its annual women's scholarship this spring. Any woman having successfully completed two semesters of college and who is enrolled or planning to enroll at Kenai Peninsula College for the 2010-2011 school year is eligible to apply. The amount of the scholarship is $1500, paid at $750 per semester. Applications are now available in the Financial Aid Office at Kenai Peninsula College and must be returned by May 10, 2010. Selection will be made by June 1. For more information, call 335-5849.

KPBSD Seeks Community Input

Community input is an important part of the upcoming KPBSD curriculum management audit process. Community members can call Paula Christensen, 714-8888 to schedule interviews at the following regional locations:

* Kenai Central High School Library Tuesday, April 20th, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

* Soldotna High School Library Tuesday, April 20th, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

* West Homer Elementary Library Wednesday, April 21st, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

* Seward Middle School Library

Thursday, April 22nd, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Representatives from the Curriculum Management Audit Team will be available to respond to your questions regarding the audit process and to receive feedback and comments from you as to areas where the school district needs to improve.

"During the audit process, the audit team members examine all aspects of the school district, not just the curriculum. Their review of district documents, policies, and procedures as well as the information gained through site visits to district schools is combined with comments received through interviews to help validate and triangulate their findings. A wide range of input received from varied perspectives helps create an accurate picture of the school district which leads to a more meaningful and useful final report," explains Steve Atwater, KPBSD Superintendent.

The curriculum management audit is a process that examines the school district's effectiveness in all major functions of the organization. These functions include: policies and governance curriculum- design and delivery equity with respect to programs and services assessment and the use of data to inform decisions at all levels of the organization productivity, in terms of the effective use of available resources to impact student learning in addition to community input, the audit team will conduct interviews with staff, school board members, and students. The audit team will also gather data from the review of written documents and site observations in the classrooms. A team of seven individuals who have received extensive training in the curriculum management process will prepare the final audit report.

As a result of this audit process, the school district will receive a set of findings indicating where the system stands in relation to the standards of the audit. The administration will also receive specific recommendations to address these findings. Typically these recommendations result in the school system developing a three-five year implementation plan based on these findings and recommendations.

The final audit document is a discrepancy model report that addresses areas that can be approved. It does not focus on those areas in which the school district is doing well. The final report will be delivered to the superintendent in July.

Connections Home-school program

Connections is enrolling for the 2010/11 school year. Call the office at 714-8880 to make an appointment.

The state mandatory SBA testing is finished. If student missed a day of testing, please contact advisor about makeups.

Reminders - Deadline for submitting reimbursements is April 30. Note that we are not able to make any exceptions to these dates.

Scholastic ordering is available. Spring Book Fair will be held April 12-16.

Connections has a secure password protected forum No spammers will be able to get in. All joiners go through an approval process. When joining please use a first and last name or you will not be approved. This is to prevent unwanted users from being inadvertently being approved.

Don't forget to bring in those used ink cartridges to be recycled. Any questions, contact Shelli Furlong.

Seniors are asked to stop by the office for a graduation packet.

For information and activities, visit

Cook Inlet Academy

Student's of the week are Cole Bartelds, Leah Dillingham, Richele McGahan, Hanna Marsh, Jordan Moore, Kristofor St. Luise.

High school students will be going on their Mexico Mission Trip April 11-20. Fifth and Sixth-graders will be going on the Washington, D.C. trip April 18-24.

April 30 is the last day to purchase hot lunch this year.

Elementary Spring Concert will be held May 3.

The Leiter's are offering a Cold Water and Land Safety Class this summer for all students in the community grades 9-12. This class is almost 100% hands-on and offers real life adventures in our great outdoors. Go to for more information or contact Jill in the office.

Steve Peterson is offering an Alaskan Craft workshop this summer. For additional information he can be reached at 260-3742 or at

Don't miss out on important school and classroom information between now and the end of the school year. If you need assistance in accessing Sycamore, contact Jill Leiter in the office.

Grace Lutheran

Student applications for the 2010-2011 school year are now being taken.

To set up an appointment or to tour the facility which is located on Ciechanski

just off K-Beach call the school at 283-9551. Mrs. Joanne Love will be happy

to answer all questions regarding either the three or four year old preschool programs.

For information on Kindergarten or the elementary grades, ask for school minister

Mr. Ryan Holper,

After taking the qualifying written test, Jason Spry was chosen to be one of the 100 students that participated in the state geography bee last Friday,

Please continue to save Campbell labels, Boxtops for Education, and aluminum cans.

The final can collection date for this spring is April 24. Please drop your bags of cans off at the school before Friday, April 23.

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science

SBA make-up tests are scheduled for April 9 and April 12 through April 15.

The next APC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 14th at 4:00 p.m.

April 16th is 60/70's day at our school; kids are encouraged to dress as they did in the 60's and 70's.

The After Testing Fun Night for 3rd through 6th graders is April 16th from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. There are a lot of fun activities planned and there will be plenty of food!

The kindergarten spring concert is scheduled for Thursday, April 22nd at 6:30 p.m. This special event will also be Kaleidoscope's opportunity to bid farewell to Mrs. Eileen Bryson who is retiring.

Volunteer Appreciation tea is scheduled for April 28th from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m.

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary

Congratulations to the Masonic Student of the Year Nominees: Makenna Rosin, Lavender Burns, Chris Hamilton, Sloan Stenga, Sophia Rossini, Joey Gabriel, Jayden Zimmer, Rebekah Keener, Anna Coup, Amber Hamer, Amber McDonald, Ashley Segura, Alexis Baker, Brandon Penrod and Darian Saltenberger.

Joey Gabriel was selected as K-Beach Elementary's Masonic Student of the Year!

Kindergarten registration will be held April 23rd for children entering kindergarten at K-Beach Elementary for the 2010-2011 school year. Your child can "go to school" for an hour while parents meet with the principal and pre-register their child. Please bring the student's immunization records and birth certificate (must be born before Sept. 1, 2005 to attend next fall).

Please call the school office at 260-1300 to schedule a time for your child to visit.

A book fair will be hosted at K-Beach on April 19-23rd, Bargain hunters will be delighted to hear that it's going to feature a "2 FOR 1" sale! Make sure to stop by the school and check out the many books on sale during the book fair week.

"Jump Rope For Heart" will be taking place on April 14,15,and 16th. This is a great chance for children to learn how our hearts work and how to take care of them, along with learning some great jump-rope skills.

All grades will be participating, and all money raised will go to the American Heart Association. Your child can even set up a webpage to help collect donations (visit to get started)! Please see Mrs. Bagley for more information.

Bingo FOR books at 5:30 April 22. Come enjoy some time together as a family.

Have you helped at K-Beach as a volunteer this year? Then you won't want to miss the volunteer recognition assembly on April 30 at 8 AM.

Kenai Central

KCHS is continuing the after school study hall. Students will be able to utilize the study hall from 2:30 - 3:30, Monday - Thursday.

This will be a time for students to work on homework and projects or make up work from absences. The NHS will also have tutors available for students who need help in a class. If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, contact Greta Cox in the counseling office.

Third quarter honor roll:

9th Grade 4.0 -- Andrew Barcus, Brittney Boyes, Freya Chay, Addison Cheek, Austin Daly, Taylor Evans, Jacob Gilman, Diana Hunter, Makenzi Magiera, Collin Morse, Daniel Schaeffer, Chelsea Springer, Sasha Thompson, Brandi Wagoner, Joy Wannamaker, Madison Westover.

10th Grade 4.0 -- Evan Atchley, Amberlyn Bundy, Haley Coffman, Rylee Devito, Olivia Fair, Evening Ferguson, Mikayla Henry, Austin Hunter, Anton Krull, Taylor Ostrander, Olivia Pfeifer, Bo Reilly, Virginia Richards, Peter Rogers, Travis Semmens, Alexander Springer, Morgan Wensley

11th Grade 4.0 -- Mayvadee Apirugnunchai, Sarah Bressler, Shaynee Devito, Esther Hamilton, Michelle Klaben, Natalie Kurzendoerfer, Julie Rang, Kai Risung, Duane Shaffer, James Watkins.

12th Grade 4.0 -- Sinead Baker, Molly Copple, Mollie Cox, Hilary Domke, Molly Graves, Randale Jackson, Lee-Ann Magiera, Taylor Matson, Cassandra Shire, Michael Slone.

9th Grade 3.6-3.99 -- Joseph Bressler, Jenna Calhoun, Tierra Cloud, Hannah Davis, Krystal Duran, Rebecca Elliott, Krystal Hamman, Jessica Howard, Lee Kempf, Kaitlyn Louthan, Matthew Morse, Josette Renken, Ericka Reynolds, Cassie Ross, Davina Schultz

10th Grade 3.6 - 3.99 -- Vanessa Anderson, Stormi Backus, Bradley Bible, Gwendolyn Bundy, Jessica Calvin, Tyler Cooper, David Dormady, Christianna Garcia, Haylee Hunter, Kierra Isham, Carolyn Kiefer, Alicia O'Brien, Keegan Remsen, Joseph Sandahl, John Subera

11th Grade 3.6 - 3.99 -- Adam Agosti, Shaina Aho, Kendra Ashwell, Benjamin Gilman, Timothy Iverson, Samantha Little,Beatriz Martin, Mary Pat Mills, Alisha Peterson, Ella Stephens, Annalise Theisen, Lincoln Wensley.

12th Grade 3.6 - 3.99 -- Averee Amend, Alexi Beeson, Thomas Briggs, Vanessa Dukowitz, Lierin Flanagan, Audrey Forrest, Christa Huf, Mariah Huhndorf, Maya Johnson, William Kiefer, Jasmine Klauder, Jennifer Kohler, Deandra Latz, Keeven Macik, Braden Perkins

9th Grade 3.0 -- 3.5 -- Alexander Agosti, Matthew Aho, Katarina Anderson, Patsy Anderson, Ethan Blough, Misty Bondy, Delainey Bowman, Duncan Brewer, Forrest Carlson, Tyler Chenault, Chelsea Chess, Hannah Clark, Madison Cunningham, Mathew Ellis, Darien Fore, Gretta Kennedy, Sage Klauder, Danielle Lawson, Chelsy Loveland, Charlene McGahan, Joshua McKee, Mason Mount, Katherine O'Reilly, Natalya Oskolkoff, Lindsey Pabst, Ashley Perry, Sarah Rawson, Duane Reitter, Hector Rivera, Thaddaeus Rodriguez, Molly Rowley, Katherine Rupe, Leah Sandahl, Trenton Saner, Darian Schaffner, Bradley Smithwick, Robert Spalding, Jessica Swofford, Lucis Trux, Miranda Udelhoven

10th Grade 3.0 - 3.5 -- Danyel Ashkenasy, Bailey Beeson, D'Angelo Cloud, Cathryn Cox, Kyle Dougherty, Russell Dukowitz, Sarah Evenson, Kaleigh Hansen, Trevor Howard, Alan Hull, Brooke Jackson, Briana King, Aspen Love, Andrew Mole, George Navarre, Pennie Nelson, Liberty Rohn, Michael Rubalcava, Kenley Scarlett, Lauren Schams, Mariah Sorrels, Alexandra Torres, Kelsey Anne Williams, Mikaila Wolf, Melanie Wortham

11th Grade 3.0 - 3.5 -- Hannah Coffman, Isaac Cryer, Morgan Cunningham, Matthew Deatherage, Kelsi Kiel, Carolyn Knackstedt, Jennifer Lackey, Tanner Landry, Allie McGahan, Cecelia Missik, Zachary Moore, Courtney Parker, Michael Segura, Shelby Toombs, Ian West, Chloe Wonser

12th Grade 3.0 - 3.5 -- Cody Anderson, Justin Calhoun, Dalton Chappell, Donald Dormady, Garrett Eady, Tashia Garrett, Shelby Gray, Sara Hanson, Samantha Hull, Shawnee Hunter, Levi Lacey, Ryan Mahan, Christiana Minnamon, Kailey Mucha, Jeffrey Narlock, Matthew Nath, Anders Nyquist, Jesse Pedginski, Danielle Rehm, Paige Sanders, Timothy Saner, Alysha Shaginoff, Alexandra Shire, Logan Sutton, Jenna Thomas, Dylan Wannamaker

Kenai Middle

The KMS Home Economics class is looking for gently used items. Here is a list of things we could use for our class: kitchen utensils, hand mixers, thread, bowls, and any items in good shape for cooking or sewing. Please call KMS at 283-1700 if you have any questions.

Our annual volunteer luncheon will be April 14th from 12:30 to 1:30. We would love to have our KMS parents attend this special event.

There will be entertainment, door prizes, and a wonderful lunch provided by our staff. The KMS staff welcomes this opportunity to show our appreciation to all of the special people who helped in so many ways during the year. Please plan to attend! RSVP Carole or Cindy at 283-4896.

April 13 -- Aluminum Can Collection.

April 14 -- Aluminum Can Collection; Volunteer Luncheon, 12:30-1:30; Freshman Orientation, KCHS - 6:30 p.m.

April 15 -- Track Invitational at KMS, 3.

April 16 -- club schedule - Mini Course sign-ups.

April 19 -- 6th-grade volleyball begins.

April 22 -- Mass Choir Concert at Homer.

April 23 -- Track Invitation at SMS, 3.

April 27 -- Band Concert at KCHS, 7 p.m.

Mountain View Elementary

Character Counts winners last week were Isaiah Dockter, Makayla Walters, Cassandre Jusmable, Brooke Ashley, Seth Kruse, Hannah Hatfield, Isaiah Thomas, Aaron Fleming, Aiden Arness, Travis Stuller, Priscilla Phillips, Onadaeia Lyons, Cory Carlisle, Hunter Fitt, Dai-Ana Smith and Hannah Whitlock.

A Title 1 Informational meeting for Title 1 families will be held April 12 from 6 - 7 PM. Parents and students may participate in Bingo for Books and root beer floats.

The PTA will be meeting at 3:45 PM on Tuesday, April 13 in the Library.

A Preschool Parent Information Meeting and registration will be at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 13 in the Library.

Kindergarten Parent Orientation will be at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, April 13 in the Library. Parents of Kindergarten students starting in the Fall should attend this meeting to meet the teachers and to hear about a typical day in the life of a Kindergarten student. Parents may also sign up their child for Kindergarten Visitation.

Registration forms will be available for those wishing to enroll their child now.

April 23 is "Hippie Day" at Mountain View.

Nikiski Middle-High

Test Fest 2010" was held last week at Nikiski Middle-High during SBA/HSGQE testing week. Students partook in breakfast and morning physical activities prior to going to their testing sessions. Excellent feedback was received from students on the week. Students worked hard and made a good effort on each of the testing days.

Tuesday Site Council Meeting at 4:00PM (Last meeting of the year) April 16th Athletic and club eligibility Check Day

Nikiski North Star Elementary

Congratulations to our Masonic Student Marguerite Cox. Margy is the daughter of Lindy Cox and the older sister of Hamilton. Margy is very deserving of this award because she is hardworking, honest, dependable and an honor student. She is involved in volleyball, basketball, band, drama, dog agility and volunteers at the Salvation Army.

There will be a site council meeting today in the lounge at 4:00 pm.

Kindergarten registration and orientation will be held on Wednesday April 14th from 9:30 - 11:30 am. If your child will be five years old by September 1, bring them along to have some fun while you enroll them at Nikiski North Star.

Don't forget to bring immunization records, birth certificates, and any legal custody papers. Please call the school at 776-2600.

There will be a Title I Reading night on Friday April 16th at 6:00 - 7:30 pm in the gym. This will involve students in Pre-K through 3rd grade. There will be food and door prizes. Call Trisha at 776-2655 for more information.

Redoubt Elementary

Current students need to return a pre-registration form in order to be registered for next school year. Parents may contact their child's teacher or the school office if they need a form.

Parents wishing to provide input regarding their child's class placement for next school year may complete the form available at the school office and on Edline. Forms are due by Friday, April 16.

Redoubt will offer a preschool program next school year. Applications will be available beginning Friday, April 16. Completed applications will be due May 7. Children must be 4 years old by September 1, 2010 and live in Redoubt's attendance area. Admission to the preschool program will be based on student need and family income. Complete information will be available April 16.

Redoubt's 4th graders thank everyone who participated in their See's Candy fundraiser. Orders will arrive the week of April 19. Proceeds will be used for the 4th grade Kenai Fjords field trip this spring.

Chloe Newby was last week's Big G Box Tops drawing winner.

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

Fun Fest is Friday from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Students must return permission slips and $4 by noon on Friday in order to participate. Parents are reminded to pick students up at their classrooms at 5:30.

The library is sponsoring a Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair April 19 - 23. Students will have the opportunity to shop during their regular library time. The Book Fair will be open Tuesday, April 20, until 7:00 p.m. to give parents an opportunity to shop. Complete information will be sent home with students.

Redoubt staff and students will be recognizing and thanking the school's many volunteers during Volunteer Appreciation Week April 19 -23.

The Boys & Girls Club 2010 Summer Program will be held at Redoubt Elementary during June and July. Registrations for current attendees are being accepted through Tuesday, April 13. Registrations for children on the wait list will be accepted beginning April 14. Registrations from the general public will be accepted beginning Monday, April 26th.

Skyview High

Speeches for next year's class officer positions will be Tuesday during Advisory. Freshmen will be in the choir room, sophomores will be in the gym, and juniors will be in the library after they check in with their advisory teachers.

Spring sports teams will be introduced and speeches for next year's student body president position will be given during an afternoon assembly on Wednesday.

Students of the Month for March/April are: aide - Dezerae Castens; business education - Albert White; fine arts - Chelsea Ahlers and Rita McMillan; health - Kiara Miller; language arts - Jeremiah Berzanske, Heather Sorrels, and Jess Russell; math - Katie Hawkins and Tamlyn Silva; performing arts - Nanette Daigle; physical education - Chad Oakes and Holly Ramsell; science - Elizabeth Schoessler and Alicia West; social studies - Deandra Segovia and Rebecca Egan; vocational technology - Joe Ben Hawkins; world languages - Elisha Hollers; Soldotna Chamber of Commerce - Chad Oakes; and teacher - Joanne Wainwright. They will be honored Thursday at a luncheon prepared hosted by National Honor Society.

Jaci Lamborn has been selected as Skyview's 2010 Masonic Outstanding Student of the Year. She will be honored Thursday at the Masonic Awards Night at Kenai Central High School.

For updates on news and sports information go or

Honor roll: 4.021 - 4.00 GPA Grade 9 Savannah Anchinges, Trace Braxling, Dallas Derflinger, Kelty Fair, Samuel Janorschke, Sara Musgrove, Preston Penrod, Kyle Stropes

Grade 10 Katherine Clonan, Holly Eyre, Megan Neill, Madeline Ransom, Robert Sparks

Grade 11 Carol Clonan, Noah Perry, Alicia West

Grade 12 Emily Culhane, Michael Eyre, Manuel Heller, Hunter Jackinsky, Joseph Malatesta, Casee Penrod, Kathrine Quelland

3.99 - 3.50 GPA Grade 9 Makinna Halverson, Shelbe Holben, Catherine House, Jade Larsen, Kiara Miller, Holly Ramsell, Caroline Walker, Catherine Wolk

Grade 10 Calvin Baxter, Gabrielle Bragg, William Buerkel, Dakota Cruze, Mary Hauptman, Joseph Hawkins, Brook Hughes, Sierra Jackson, Marissa Mahan, Cassidy Rosas, Elizabeth Schoessler, Sydney Tonione, Michael Tucker, Chelsea Winter

Grade 11 Joy Bartlett, Annita Braun, Emil Danielson, Vlad Ferderer, Jaxon Hill, Elisha Hollers, Megan Janorschke, John Kenyon, Shay Kurz, Caitlyn Marang, Megan Parham, Daniel Rozak, Ariel Self, Tamlyn Silva

Grade 12 Eldon Brown, Nina Buhlmann, Ryan Burow, Paris Cooper, Amber Eberline, Wayne Epperson, Brandon Jones, Jessica Jones, Jaci Lamborn, Stryker McLane, Rita McMillan, Tyler Nichols, Ivy O'Guinn, Chad Oakes, Danielle Olsen, Jessica Stewart, William Thomas, Leif Thul, Carol Umstead, Margaret Waggoner, Bryce Wilson

3.49 - 3.00 GPA Grade 9 Daniel Baldwin, Francisco Brown-Navarro, DJ Collier, Kade Cooper, Elissia Dobbs, Samantha Mason, Archie Minkler, Maria O'Toole, Sidney Roumagoux, Kyle Zimmerman

Grade 10 Richard Arnold, Levi Barsis, Jacob Eckerman, Bradley Guth, Jordan Jones, David Lusardi, Stephanie Malatesta, Emily Mattfield, Jordan McNamara, Kristen Nagle, Merissa Osmar, Karlie Self, Britanie Whipple-Woodgeard, William White

Grade 11 Johnnalyn Bishop, Allyssa Mattox, Brittany Mercier, Sasha Nery, James Tonione

Grade 12 Tiffany Case, Mary Doremire, Julie Garrett, Mandy Groshart, Kim Douhyung, Cody Krause, Shavonya Larrow, David Laurie, Jennifer Luckett, Justin Marsh, Jason McKenna, Derrick Parham, Jess Russell, Lora Watson, Kayla West.

Soldotna High

There is an after graduation parent meeting at 6:00 PM tonight.

On Tuesday, there is a site council meeting in the staff lounge at 5:00 PM.

Senior slide show pictures are due to Mrs. Gardner in the office.

There is a PTSA meeting in the staff lounge at 5:30 on Thursday.

Are you interested in seeing the prom decorations before the big dance? Would you like priority seating for promenade to make sure you get the "good" seat you want? Well, here's your opportunity. The After Prom Committee is sponsoring "SNEAK A PEEK" for this year's promenade.

This will get you a tour of the prom decorations and early seating in the auditorium before the doors are opened to the general public. To take advantage of this you MUST arrive between 7:10 and 7:25 that evening.

Doors to the general public will open at 7:35 and we cannot guarantee your seating after that. General admission to the promenade is a suggested donation of $2.00 per person. Please note: There are only 225 tickets available for the "Sneak a peek".

Tickets may be purchased at the front office of Soldotna High School.

Prom tickets are on sale now with prom scheduled for April 17 at 8:00pm. The cost is $25.00 per ticket and they may be purchased during lunch until April 16.

Prom favors are available only for the first 210 tickets sold. Parents may also purchase ticket from the front office during the regular school day.

All tickets must be purchased in advance! Tickets will not be sold at the dance.

Homegoing is planned April 19-23. Each day will have a dress up theme and games planned at lunch. Dress up days are: Monday:PJ day, Tuesday: Ninja/pirate day, Wednesday: "Alaskan Day", Thursday: 80s day, and Friday: Spirit Day.

Soldotna Middle

Friday -- last fortnightly - 6 to 8 p.m, parent chaperones are needed

April 19 - last Site Council Meeting, 4:30 pm, Library

April 19-22: SMS counselor and administrator to elementary schools to visit 6th-graders.

April 19: Sterling Elementary, 9 a.m.; Soldotna Elementary, 1 p.m.

April 20: Kalifonsky Beach Elementary, 9 a.m.; Redoubt Elementary, 1 p.m.

April 21: Tustumena Elementary, 9 a.m.; Soldotna Montessori, 1 p.m.

April 23: 6th-graders visit SMS from 9:30 - 11 a.m.

April 27: 6th-grade Parent Night at SMS, 6:30 p.m.

Soldotna Montessori Charter School

The yearbook committee is looking for volunteers. If you'd like to help make a page in this year's book contact Sheila Best at, or call 260-6999. We are also in need of photos from school life.

If you have several photos, please label the activity or teacher, make a disc and send in to school for the yearbook.

Lottery results for incoming students have been posted at the school, if you cannot make it in to check call the main office.

Tustumena Elementary

Pre-Registration for kindergarten for the 2010-11 school year is on-going, please sign up as soon as possible to help us get ready for next school year.

Please bring immunization records and birth certificate from 9:30-11:30 and 1-3.

Kindergarten visitation is coming up on May 6th from 1:30-3.

Parents are invited to bring their entering kindergarten students to spend a portion of the afternoon in the classroom. They will have a chance to work with the current kindergarten class on an activity and see their classroom for next year.

In order to participate in the visitation parents must have completed the registration process. If you need a packet stop by and pick one up. A reminder that vaccinations and birth certificates are an important part of registration.

We will also be holding a pre-school visitation on April 23 from 10 - 11:30. This will be a chance for parents and students to see the classroom and do a project with some of this year's pre-school students while I meet with parents to explain the program and the selection process for next year. Parents need to have completed an application prior to coming to the visitation.

We will only be able to accept 10 students into the program for next year so please be sure to get your application in now and let others know who may not be connected with our school yet.

April 20: PTO Meeting 4 p.m.

April 21: SMS counselor's visit 6th-grade.

April 23: 6th-grade visits SMS.

April 26: Site council 4 p.m.

April 27: 6th-grade parent night at SMS, 6:30.

April 30: Talent show.

Wings Christian Academy

The school is having Stanford testing this week. Remind your children to eat a good, protein-filled breakfast.

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

Office of the week in the Lower Learning Center is Joanna Grant.

The four high school winners of the Wings Christian Academy spell-off and elementary students Kobe Miller, Evey MacLellan, Victoria Grant, Joanna Grant, and Chase Miller, will be going to the Annual BEMA Spelling Bee at World Harvest Christian School in Eagle River on Friday, April 23rd at 10:00 a.m. All honor students, along with the spelling bee representatives, will attend and then complete the day with their third quarter honor roll field trip.

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