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Community Schools

Posted: Monday, May 06, 2002

This listing of Soldotna Community School classes beginning this week serves as a reminder for preregistered participants. Most classes require preregistration and prepayment.

If you did not preregister, please call the Soldotna Community School office, at 262-6768, to check on cancellations and confirm your attendance.

Details about each class can be found in the Fall/Winter 2001 Soldotna Community School brochure, which is available at Soldotna and Kenai public libraries, the city of Soldotna and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

Note: Children are not allowed to wait unattended while a parent attends a class or to attend an adult class.

Tuesday

There are no classes or activities at Soldotna Middle School to to an SMS music concert.

Thursday

Slide Show Presentation of Palmer Station, Antarctica, with Jennifer Tabor, Skyview photography instructor and member of Palmer Station Scientific Team. Slide show presentation and talk on life in Antarctica. One night, all ages, 7 to 9 p.m., Soldotna Middle School music room, no fee.

Food and Flower Garden and Small Family Farm, with Bobbie Jackson, Jackson Independence Farm. Topics include vegetable gardening, apple and Saskatoon trees, raspberries, making fruit juice and "leather," greenhouse gardening, "moose-proof" box gardens, roses and perennials and raising small animals. One night, all ages, 7 to 9 p.m., Soldotna Middle School library, $5.

Just Kidding

The following summer youth courses are open for registration. For more information on any of these classes, call Soldotna Community Schools at 262-6768.

Band camp with Kent Peterson, band director at Skyview High, Kalifornsky Beach and Sterling elementary schools, and Tammy Vollom-Matturo, elementary music/band instructor.

The camp is open to students who have finished fifth and sixth grades. High school students will work with the younger students June 3 to 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Skyview High School. The camp will conclude with a concert and family picnic at 4 p.m. June 6. Fee is $60. Additional funding for the camp is provided, in part, by the After the Bell 21st Century Learning Center Grant Program.

Youth Fine Arts Institute with Mast Arts teachers. The Youth Fine Arts Institute is an opportunity for kids and their parents to make choices in the arts that are important to them, during the summer.

The prekindergarten through sixth-grade portion of the Youth Fine Arts Institute will run June 17 to 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, at Kenai Peninsula College. The students will pick four classes from options such as drama, puppetry, dance, poetry, computer graphics, photography, stained glass and storytelling. The fee is $150 for the 5 days.

The middle and high school classes will be offered June 15 and 16, also on the KPC campus. Class options will include stained glass, metals, acrylic painting, riveting and watercolor. Fees will be $40 for Saturday only or $70 for Saturday and Sunday.

Registration will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, through the Soldotna Community School office.

These programs are recognized for excellence by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Funding is provided in part by the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the Kenai Fine Arts Center and the After the Bell 21st Century Learning Center Grant Program.

Readin', Writin' and Raftin' on the Kenai with Dorothy Gray, University of Alaska adjunct professor, and Clark Fair, Skyview High language arts teacher.

This course, for students completing sixth and seventh grades in the 2001-02 school year, will run Aug. 5 to 9, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Skyview High School. Cost, which includes daily snacks, writing supplies and a rafting trip, is $150. Funding is provided, in part, by the After the Bell 21st Century Learning Center Grant Program.

Call the Soldotna Community School office at 262-6768, for more

information.



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