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Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Boyle fundraisers set

  Natalia Kojin's poster

The following fundraisers are planned by school employees and students to help defray the cost of cancer treatment for Gabe Boyle, a fourth-grader at Mountain View Elementary.

Gabe was diagnosed with AML (leukemia) and is undergoing treatment in Seattle Children’s Hospital for six to nine months.

· Ongoing — Gabe bracelets. Orange bracelets with Gabe’s name written on them. They are available at the following schools: Mountain View Elementary, Kenai Middle, Nikiski Middle-High and Sears. They cost $1 each.

· Mountain View Elementary — The school will host the following sales: Mondays, popcorn and PowerAde; and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: cookies and cupcakes. All items are sold at lunch time. The cost will be $.50;

· Monetary donations may be made at First National Bank to the Friends of Gabe Boyle account No. 30513667.

Local students place in ASAA poster contest

 

Natalia Kojin's poster

Kenai Peninsula students were among the winners of the third annual ASAA/Alaska Airlines Statewide High School Poster Contest, which promotes participation in interscholastic sports and activities. Peninsula winners are: first place, Natalia Kojin, junior, Nikolaevsk High School, poster phrase “You CAN fly — if you just TRY”; and 10th place, Melissa Shaginoff, senior, Kenai Central High School, poster phrase “What you do.”

The top designs will be made into large posters and distributed to more than 200 Alaska high schools in the fall. In addition to the grand prize of two round-trip Alaska Airlines tickets for the first-place winner, the contest offers monetary and other.

Aurora Borealis Charter

On April 25 the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders participated in the districtwide Mass Choir. Thanks to Tim McFarland, music teacher, and Stephanie Randall, pianist.

For Mrs. Burns’ physical education class, the following students have logged 12 miles of running (the distance from Kenai to Soldotna): kindergarten: Brayden Goodman and Faith Widman; first-graders: Josh Jackman, Eric Kempf and Ian Mercado; second-graders: Dennis Anderson, Shelby Jackson, Luke Johnson, Raymon Machen, Madeleine Michaud and Kylie Morse; third-graders: Aaron O’Brien, Dallin Tanner and Ian Haralson. The following students have logged 22 miles of running (the distance around the loop from Kenai to Soldotna and back): fourth-graders: Merick Ahlberg, Caleb Coombes, Jordan Jackman, Danielle Jackson, Fox Michaud, Eric Nygard, Salena Wolf, Rheaona Shirnberg and Trevor Wagoner; fifth-graders: Lucas Bruxvoort, Lee Kempf and Ricky Villa; sixth-graders: Haley Coffman, Jacob Darrow, Torrey Johnson, Jordan Jones, Taylor Ostrander, Justin Wolf, Travis Semmens, Jesse Udelhoven and Dagen Walton; seventh-graders: Michael Flores, Tyler Johnson, Jacqueline Pepper and Kai Risung.

From April 26-28, the seventh- and eighth-graders went camping in Homer. They went to Bishop’s Beach, the High Seas Drifter Lab at the Islands and Ocean Center, tide-pooling at Jackalof Bay and the Kasitsna Bay Lab to see the research projects of UAF graduate students.

Check with your child’s teacher for information about upcoming field trips. Please send in box tops.

Connections

Enrollment for the 2006-07 school year has begun. Call the office for an appointment with an advisor at 714-8880.

New computers have arrived and we are ready to begin our exchange with parents of students who have re-enrolled for next year. If you have not yet re-enrolled, make an appointment to come in. Return only the computer, keyboard, mouse and power cord. We will not exchange monitors or printers. If you are not re-enrolling for next year, return your computer, monitor, printer and all components no later than May 25. Call 714-8880 for details.

The Connections Nikiski office will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in the gray portable behind Nikiski Middle-High School.

Congratulations to Connections student Michael Bruxvoort, who won second place in the Caring for the Kenai contest with his river generating project.

Scholastic book orders for May are due May 10. They can be placed online or from booklets in the office. Contact Tanya at 714-8880 for more information.

Cook Inlet Academy

The junior class was the winner of the food drive, bringing in more than 1,300 pounds of food. The sophomore class was second, contributing 1,100 pounds to the overall total of 3,400 pounds collected for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. The parents and staff thank the students for helping the community.

Congratulations to Michael Horton, who was chosen as a Pop Warner Second Team All-American Scholar for 2005-06. The award recognizes Horton as one of the top 2 percent academically among all Pop Warner participants.

Students of the Week are Emily Pugmire, Megan Bauder, Autumn Chumley, Kelsey Brush, Hallie Symington, Abbie Turner, Jamie Fenton, Meghan Powers, Liam Selden and and Adam O’Guinn.

The borough’s meet for track teams is Friday and Saturday at Skyview High School.

The choir will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at College Heights Baptist Church. The concert will feature a repertoire of technical vocal music, including instrumental and vocal solos. Soloists are Janine Ray, piano; Zac Cialek, trombone; Danielle Rehm, saxophone, Hilary Domke, percussion; Derrick Bunts, percussion; Ivy O’Guinn, clarinet; Kaitlyn Barkman, trumpet; and Spencer McAuliffe, vocal. Dessert and beverages will be provided. The public is welcome.

IDEA

The IDEA curriculum fair is today. Come by the Soldotna Sports Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to enjoy educational workshops by nationally recognized educators and peruse educational materials and supplements from more than 30 vendors. IDEA families are admitted free and the public is invited to purchase an admission ticket at the door.

Idea is accepting enrollment for the 2006-07 school year. Interested families may obtain more information or enroll by visiting our Web site at www.ideafamilies.org, calling 260-7555 or visiting our resource center in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Idea families, get ready for summer fun. Last year’s summer fun program was so successful that we are kicking off another round of opportunities to enjoy summer and make friends with a bike ride on May 23.

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Sciences

Mrs. Shelden’s and Mrs. Stroh’s classes dissected owl pellets in science.

In art they are working on papier-maché birds and creating carnival posters.

A few students will speak about No Name Creek at the Kenai City Council meeting at 7 tonight. Mrs. Shelden’s and Mrs. Stroh’s classes will walk to No Name Creek on Monday. This will be an all-day trip.

No homework is assigned for the month of May. Keep reading, though, as one reading record will be sent home for the month.

The school carnival is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are 25 cents each. If you would like to help with the carnival, contact your child’s teacher or call the school office at 283-0804.

Yearbooks are available in the office for $15.

Readers from Mountain View Elementary will visit the school May 10 to read with students.

Second and third grade students who will attend Mountain View next fall will visit the school Thursday. Parents of these students are invited to attend a welcome luncheon put on by the Mountain View PTA at noon May 11. All incoming fourth-graders need to make an appointment with Mr. Dawson for a personal interview.

The Mountain View PTA needs an incoming third grade parent for its advisory council. Call Darolyn at 283-6148 if you have questions or are interested in holding this position.

Mrs. Knudsen, Mrs. Shelden and Mrs. Stroh will take their classes on the Kenai Fjords tour May 17. Send in any money owed for that trip.

Kenai Central High

There is a National Honor Society meeting at noon Thursday in Mrs. Herring’s room.

The annual KCHS choir pops concert will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium. Contact Renee Henderson at 283-7524 for more information.

Eighteen students from KCHS were inducted into the National Honor Society in an evening ceremony at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium on April 18. Members were selected by a faculty council for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership and character. The students are: juniors — Taylor Brewer, Michael Dormady, Kirk Louthan, Claudia Meder and Jed McGlasson; sophomores — Jamie Dunn, Rebecca Ford, Copper Fuller, Megan Gabriel, Adrianna Garcia, Rebecca Gilman, Aimee McGahan, Lara Olsen, Kelly Salisbury, Nate Saltzgiver, Jennifer Sassi, Kyla Steward and Hailey Strickon.

Dates to remember:

· Today — soccer versus Juneau with varsity girls at 3 p.m. and varsity boys at 5 p.m., and soccer vs. Homer with JV boys at 3 p.m. and JV girls at 5 p.m.;

· Friday — track boroughs hosted by Soldotna but held at Skyview, and soccer vs. Seward with varsity girls and JV boys at 4 p.m. and varsity boys and JV girls at 6 p.m.;

· Saturday — track boroughs hosted by Soldotna but held at Skyview, and soccer at SoHi; and

· Tuesday — varsity boys and girls soccer vs. Homer, both at 4 p.m.

Kenai Middle

Congratulations to Kyle Scarlett and Carolyn Knackstedt for being selected as Character Counts students. Congratulations to all our students and keep up the great work.

Title VII and Salamatof tutors will offer after-school tutoring Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until May 17. Bus transportation ends May 13. Contact Kelly Brewer for CARTS rides if your student needs help with transportation. The Title VII contact number is 283-1748.

Minicourse fees must be paid by May 12 or your child will be dropped from their minicourse.

Dates to remember:

· Friday — borough track at Skyview, minicourse fees and permissions slips due;

· Saturday — borough track at Skyview;

· May 12 — schoolwide dance;

· May 15 — Band concert at Kenai Central High School at 7 p.m.;

· May 22 — farewell at 8 a.m.;

· May 23 — minicourses;

· May 24 — minicourses; and

· May 25 — school barbecue and last day of school.

Kenaitze Cuya Qyut’anen Head Start

The Bear and Moose classes have been busy planting this week. The children have been examining slides of germs under the microscopes. They also made flowers for our volunteers who were honored at a special tea Monday.

The Raven and Eagle classes had fun creating caterpillars with paper shapes and making necklaces using noodles. The children have been learning where butterflies come from. Activities this week include playing with bubbles and finding hidden objects in a tub of rice. The children enjoyed the different sensations of playing with cornstarch and water and shaving cream.

The Salmon and Whale classes remind parents that volunteers are needed for the beach field trip, which will be May 19.

The children have been learning the letters Q and X plus reviewing all the letters of the alphabet.

Mountain View Elementary

The Student of the Month lunch is at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday.

Special congratulations to our school team and everyone who donated cans. We placed first in the can roundup for the middle-sized school group. Thanks to Larry McKenzie for hauling our cans to the collection site on collection days.

Mrs. Stephen’s class dissected owl pellets, did a body part test and watched a barn owl video Thursday. Students showed enthusiasm as well as used the knowledge they learned regarding the human body.

Mr. Daniel’s class went on a marine exploration trip with Kenai Fjords Tours. Each student participated in experiments, learned from professionals and viewed some of Alaska’s wildlife.

The students also enjoyed making new friends with students from Mrs. Meyer’s Soldotna Elementary class.

Nikiski Middle-High

Gerry Olson was this month’s recipient of the Nikiski Middle-High School’s Golden Apple in recognition of his outstanding dedication to the students in the area of special education.

Dates to remember:

· Thursday — sixth-graders Step Up Day at 10 a.m., sixth-graders and parents Step Up Night at 6:30 p.m.;

· Tuesday — site council at 6:15 p.m.;

· May 11 — PTSA at 6:30 p.m.;

· May 14 — baccalaureate at Kenai Central High School at 3 p.m.;

· May 16 — Awards Night at 7; and

· May 26 — graduation at 7 p.m.

Nikiski North Star Elementary

The site council meets the first Tuesday of every month. PTA meets the first Thursday of every month.

Congratulations to sixth-graders Camron Lotti, Cydney Spurgeon, Serena Woodin and Kayleen Hansen for their hard work with Future Problem Solving this year.

After starting FPS in October, this group qualified for the FPS State Bowl competition in Soldotna on April 17 and 18, where Kayleen Hansen won first place in the individual competition and the sixth grade team earned third place overall in the junior division.

Redoubt Elementary

The school has designated this week as volunteer appreciation week and extends its sincere thanks to the many volunteers who make Redoubt a special place for children to learn.

Parent input for class placement forms for the 2006-07 school year are available on Edline and at the school office. Only completed forms received by 4 p.m. Friday will be considered in the placement process.

The school is looking for a parent representative to serve on its site council for a two-year term beginning this fall. Interested parents are asked to submit their names to the school office by 4 p.m. today. Elections will be by ballot Friday through May 19.

Redoubt will host preschool story hour for children ages 3 to 5 Friday and May 12 from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Snacks will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

All library books are due Friday. Volunteers are needed to help with library inventory Tuesday. Lunch will be provided. Volunteers are asked to contact Ms. Carrow or Mrs. Hale at 262-9006.

The D.A.R.E. track and field fun games are Sunday at the Soldotna High School track. Children ages 4-12 are welcome. Complete information and participation forms are available at the school office.

Teacher and principal appreciation is next week. National School Nurse Day is next May 10.

The PTA meets at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in the staff lounge. The site council meets at 3:45 p.m. May 10 in the conference room.

Redoubt’s fifth- and sixth-grade band will perform a concert in the gym at 6 p.m. May 11.

All interested parents are invited to attend a Federal Programs Advisory Meeting from 9 to 11:30 a.m. May 11 at the Soldotna Aspen Hotel. Sharon Hale can provide additional information at 262-9006.

The Boys and Girls Club after-school program closes May 19. The summer program begins May 30. Preregistration is required for the summer program.

Sears Elementary

Ms. Ralston’s class finished its animal unit by attending the Anchorage Zoo and the Alaska Public Lands building. While at the zoo the students read their research projects to their peers and viewed the animals. At the Alaska Public Lands building the students learned about

the different types of parks and went on an animal scavenger hunt. In art the students painted their clay animals and put them on display. Next week the students will study what things live In Cook Inlet and the sea.

Dates to remember:

· Friday — Sears/Kaleidoscope will hold its annual spring carnival from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets will be 25 cents and there will be games, prizes and fun.

· Tuesday — The Title I program will hold a parent night at 6:30 p.m. Students will perform reader’s theater plays and will celebrate their success in reading this year.

· May 11 — Second-graders will visit Mountain View Elementary. There will be a parent lunch for parents of incoming third-graders at noon at Mountain View.

· May 12 — There will be a kindergarten concert at 1:45 p.m. in the gym.

· May 15 — Mrs. Peles’, Ms. Ralston’s and Ms. Fischer’s classes will go on a clamming field trip. Check your student’s newsletter for more information.

· May 16 — Mrs. Moon’s and Mrs. Hanson’s classes will go to Homer and Halibut Cove at 6:45 a.m. Students will explore tide pools, visit Diana Tillion’s art gallery and check out the bird rookery at Gull Island. Chaperones will be asked to pay $15 in advance for the boat trip to Halibut Cove. Students will need warm clothes, water boots, a coat, hat, gloves, sack lunch and small backpack to carry their gear. Disposable cameras and binoculars are optional. Students will return to Sears Elementary at 6 p.m.

Skyview High

Congratulations to the following students who participated in the talent show: photography —Greg Evans, first place; sculpture — Sara Watson, first, and Kirstin Forbes, second; painting — Brooke Jasky Zuber, first, Liz Dyment, second in painting and drawing, and Brooke Jasky Zuber, third; performing arts solo — Ivy Brandt, first, Calvin Williams, second, and Elske Berends, third; performing arts duet — Britton Anderson and Rusty Singleton, first, Kendra Merkes and Heather Roesing, second, and Lucas Thein and Sam Kilfoyle, third; performing arts group — Kendra Merkes, Heather Roesing, Rusty Singleton, David Roesing and Sam Kilfoyle, first.

Special thanks to our judges: Kent Peterson, Clark Fair, Jennifer Brockman, Emily Grossman and Rick Zuber. Thanks also to the custodians, Skyview staff, Mr. Ermold and Mr. Holt for helping to make the talent show a success. The National Honor Society and Mock Trial in conjunction with Community Schools sponsored the talent show.

As part of Spirit Week, today is Superhero Day, and students will compete in the canon ball and water jogging relays during lunch.

Thursday will be “Pop ya Collor” (Preppie) Day. The championship dodgeball game will be held during lunch. The spring sports assembly will be Thursday, as well. Classes will be on afternoon assembly schedule.

Friday will be School Spirit Day with the Jersey Sub Challenge during lunch.

Advanced placement test schedule: today, calculus; Thursday, English literature; Friday, U.S. history.

Skyview will have an art exhibit and band and choir concert Tuesday. The art exhibit will open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7. Dr. Mary Schnieder from the University of Minnesota will be guest conductor of the Skyview High School Band.

Soldotna Elementary

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Great Aluminum Can Roundup. Our school won second place in our division and earned $216.11. Thank you Kenai Peninsula Green Star for sponsoring the contest.

Tristan Wright was extra kind to another student this week and is honored as the Soldotna Elementary Honor Buck winner. He received a Soldotna Elementary T-shirt for his efforts.

The final PTA meeting will be at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in the library. Baby-sitting is provided. Planning for the last day picnic/barbecue is on the agenda and volunteers are needed to help with the festivities.

Soldotna Elementary Spirit Week is next week: Monday is Pajama Day; Tuesday, Rodeo Roundup Day; Wednesday, Sassy Sock Day; Thursday, Workout Wear Day; and Friday, Hawaiian Shirt/Shorts Day.

Soldotna Elementary volunteers, mark May 16 on your calendar and plan to come to a salad luncheon at the school in your honor. More information is coming.

Mrs. Bressler’s and Ms. Buben’s classes have completed and illustrated simile poems about spring. Stop in and see them on display in the hall.

Mrs. Meyer’s science students created roller coasters as part of a science project about potential and kinetic energy. Students had to calculate the average speed of their roller coaster, the mass of the car and velocity, as well as the potential and kinetic energy.

Soldotna High

The following advanced placement exams will be administered this week: AP calculus, today; AP English, Thursday; AP U.S. history, Friday; and AP government, Tuesday.

The eighth grade visitation is from 7:50 to 9:50 a.m. Monday.

The choir will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. May 11.

The following students from Mr. Hanson’s biology class have been named winners in the Caring for the Kenai competition. The semi-finalist award winners are Chris McCowan, $500 Ted Stevens Scholarship; Thomas Kircher, $500 Ted Stevens Scholarship and $100 from the city of Soldotna. Finalists are Leesha Keener, who placed in the top 12, winning $150. Leesha created an antilittering activity curriculum for elementary students. Thomas Kircher was overall champion, winning $1,500. Thomas invented a tarp to keep trash from littering our roads

Seniors taking correspondence courses required for graduation should have had all work completed by April 15. Correspondence courses ordered through the school district’s Connections program will be entered on student transcripts by the Connections staff. Students who have not met the April 15 deadline may jeopardize their participation in graduation ceremonies.

Seniors taking classes at Kenai Peninsula College for dual credit must submit copies of their final KPC transcripts to Mrs. Treider in the counseling office. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable and available online via Wolflink at the bottom of the KPC home page.

Soldotna Middle

The following students earned awards at the State Future Problem Solving Bowl, held April 17 and 18 at Soldotna High School: Jasmine Woodland, second place scenario; Mark Youngren, third place skit competition; Brett Vadla, Jasmine Woodland, Hannah Romberg and Blaine Carver, first place skit competition; and Mark Youngren, first place team competition. The students were coached by Sara Hepner.

Dates to remember:

· Today — Ms. Church’s world geography classes will put on its Egyptian Fashion Show in the library at 9:30 a.m. and again at 10:20 a.m.

· Thursday — Sixth grade parent night starts at 6:30 p.m.

· Friday and Saturday — Borough track at Skyview.

· Monday — Eighth grade students visit the high schools from 7:50-9:50 a.m. Students who are attending a high school in their attendance area will get dropped off by their usual morning bus. If a student is attending a high school out of their attendance area, they will need to provide their own morning transportation. Skyview students will have a bus bring them back. Soldotna High students will walk back to SMS with their eighth grade teachers.

· Tuesday through May 11 —Scholastic Book Fair at the library with a buy one, get one free sale.

The Soldotna Middle School Newsletter can be accessed at https://www.edline.net/pages/Soldotna_Middle/News/Newsletter.

Sterling Elementary

The Sterling Elementary PTA will hold its last meeting of the year at 4 p.m. Thursday in the library. Child care will be provided. Agenda items include elections for 2006-07 officers and plans for the upcoming bingo/movie night on Friday, the contra dance May 13 and the end of year picnic and field day.

On Friday, the PTA will host a Cinco de Mayo dinner, bingo and movie night at the school from 6 to 9 p.m. Dinner will be available from 6 to 7 p.m. and will include Mexican dishes. The bingo is for adults and the movie is for kids. Both start at 7 p.m. Adults will be in the movie room supervising the kids so parents can play bingo if they wish.

Many classes have field trips or other special activities planned during May, so watch for classroom newsletters coming home in Thursday folders to stay informed.

Parent input forms were sent home Thursday and are due back by 4 p.m. May 12. These forms are the opportunity for parents to provide input into the type of classroom their child will be placed in for the 2006-07 school year.

Forms should be turned in at the office and will be considered by Mrs. Ermold in preparing class lists for next year. Parents should submit the forms now rather than wait until after class lists are posted to bring up concerns or requests to Mrs. Ermold.

Sterling Head Start

Last week at Sterling Head Start the children learned about bugs, catching and observing flies, spiders and moths, singing”The Ants Go Marching,” and creating collage bugs, water bugs and Lego bugs.

The staff thanks Mrs. Brenda for the Earth Day activity. The children had the option of designing a nature book bag. Mrs. Brenda talked to the children about different ways to use their bags.

This week’s theme was ocean life. Mrs. Debbie and Mrs. Ana’s classroom went to the beach. Special guest Ms. Judy, child development coordinator from Anchorage, accompanied the class.

In the morning class the Kenaitze Indian Dance Group Jabila’ina, made a surprise visit. They shared dances and the kids and staff got to join in. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this event.

The end of the year is approaching quickly. The year-end celebration and barbecue potluck will begin at 5:30 and end at 7 p.m. May 12, the last day of school for Sterling Head Start kids. All Head Start families and their children are invited to attend, as well as past Head Start alumni.

Families with last names that end with A-M are asked to bring a side dish and families with last names ending with N-Z are asked to bring a dessert. We will hold parent experience activities after the brief presentation from the children and acknowledgements from the teachers and staff.

Trooper Erickson, our local D.A.R.E. officer, will helping families assemble fingerprint identification packets, Smokey the Bear will assist us with wildfire prevention education and the Safe Kids Coalition will send a representative to educate us on car seat and passenger safety.

There will be a planting project for each Head Start child as well as an obstacle course and other child-friendly activities. Parking will only be allowed in the ball field and community club parking lots.

Tustumena Elementary

The school’s PTO-sponsored Spring Poetry Contest concluded Friday, and prize winners were announced today. Each child listed received a toy purchased locally.

Kindergarten — Denali Wurst, first; Emily Noblin, second; and Sam McElroy, third. Grades one and two — Kelsea Leite, first; Marshal Cameron, second; and Toma Johnson, third. Grades three and four — Abby Cook, first; Shae VanMeter, second; and Chelsea Hinz, third. Grades five and six — Makinna Halverson, first; Willie Norman, second; and Natawni Hammack, third.

The grand prize winners were Hayley Ramsell for grades kindergarten-three, and Morgan Chesley for grades four-six. Both of these young ladies were awarded a bike-board, which is a bicycle and skateboard combination. Both prizes include a helmet and knee and elbow pads. The school’s PTO is thanked for sponsoring this event again this spring.

The school will have a team participating in the fourth annual Spring Math Bowl which will be held in Seward on Friday. Quest students on the team this year are Austin Kruse, Asa Johnson, Dillon Henrie and Catherine Wolk. The team and their teacher-coach, Ms. Rolph, are wished the best of luck in this competition.

Wings Christian Academy

Geri Brigham’s music students will preform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the school.

There will be a Mexican buffet and auction Friday to raise money for the students attending the A.C.E. International Competition. Tickets can be purchased at the door or from any Wings student.

The cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children ages 4-10, and free for children 3 and under. A book of 10 tickets can also be purchased for $100.

The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. with the auction following at 7. Special thanks to the businesses in the community which donated items and services for the auction.

The annual bike-a-thon will be Monday.

Yearbook ad space is available for sale for businesses wishing to advertise and support the school and also for parents wishing to congratulate a student on a job well done. For ad prices and more information, contact Amy Wood or Julianne Pettey at 283-9361.

Mrs. Mathew’s kindergarten class has been learning about animals, particularly insects and spiders. This week the class is learning a scripture verse for the letter Z. They have now memorized one for each letter of the alphabet.

Jared Wood was awarded for having the cleanest desk this week.

Honor roll announced

The following were named Students of the Month at Nikiski Middle-High School:

· High school: Karina Lorenzo, calculus; David Rorrison, computers; Tristin Rutherford, geometry; Jon Sacaloff, work experience; Austin Wheeler, language arts; and Zach Alkire, band.

· Junior high: Maddie Ralston, science; Sebastian Strickland, language arts; and Charlotte Thurman, social studies.

The following were named April Students of the Month at Mountain View Elementary: Chelsea Roberts, Mackenzie Overton, Rylene Oskolkoff, Anne Kudyba, Madeline Kudyba, Miles Jones, Tristin Martinez, John Searle, Austen Middick, Ethan Blough, Larissa Bon, Ivy Howland, Darian Schaffner, Rebecca Andrew, Abbi Wonser and Shilo Stewart.

The following were named May Students of the Month at Mountain View Elementary: Makenzie Evenson, Rachel Bon, Mary Stuller, Kayla Bass, Claire Kudyba, Alexi Jo Camp-Bravo, Annette Bohall, Jaycee Jeffrey, Leah Sandahl, Aliober Rivera, Nathen Graham, Jenna Calhoun, Frank Pearson, Nikki Devore and Ethan Oliver.



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