District School News

Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2002

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary

All students will meet in the gym at 10:15 a.m. today for the Kalifornsky Beach Elementary round up to introduce the new ranch hands and go over the rules of the range.

Mrs. Tobin's class would like to welcome its new student teacher, Anne McCabe, to its room. Students are looking forward to learning with her as the year gets kicked off to a wonderful start. She brings to the class a wealth of knowledge and a bundle of enthusiasm. Welcome Ms. McCabe.

Nikiski Elementary

The entire staff at Nikiski Elementary welcomes students back to school for the school's 40th anniversary year.

School packets will be sent home with students Thursday. Fill out and send back the forms as soon as possible.

The open house will be Monday at 6:30 p.m. Bring the whole family to meet teachers and see what's new for this year.

The Nikiski Elementary PTA is up and ready for a new year. Anyone interested in joining or just helping out can call the PTA office at 776-4142 or pick up the forms in the office.

North Star Elementary

North Star Elementary invites parents and students to an open house, from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Sept. 12.

There also will be a preschool planning meeting Sept. 11 at 3:30 p.m. North Star is looking for volunteers who would be willing to collaborate with teachers on themes/lessons and then teach the preschool. The preschool normally meets twice a month and has a class size of approximately 12 children.

North Star's first site council meeting is Sept. 9 at 3:45 p.m. and the first PTO meeting will be Friday at 3:45 p.m. Both of these meetings will be in the school library.

Sears Elementary

The school has been under construction all summer, moving the office to the front of the building and adding a climbing wall in the gymnasium. The changes have been wonderful and something everyone has been very excited about.

There will be a parent breakfast in the Sears library today from 8:45 to 10 a.m. and Tuesday from 8:45 to 11 a.m. for kindergarten parents.

There will be a "Back To School Barbecue" on the playground Sept. 7. This will be a time to meet school families and children as well as the staff. Cost will be $2 per person.

Registration forms for the Sears PTA are available in the office.


The Connections staff welcomes all students back to a new school year. There have been a few changes over the summer. Advisor assignments are as follows: Doug Hogue, kindergarten through fourth grade and Seward area; Tanya Boedeker, fifth through eighth grade; Wendi Dutcher, ninth through 12th grade; and Janet Szajkowski, Homer grades kindergarten through 12. Enrollment applications are still being accepted.

Connections is the district's homeschool program. Students are able to take up to two classes in their area school of attendance and can participate in school sport programs. Those interested may call 262-6315 or, in the Homer area, 235-3260.

Soldotna office hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Homer office is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Skyview High School

Skyview High welcomes back all students, faculty, staff and parents for the 2002-03 school year. The upcoming weekend will provide many activities for the returning students to go see.

Coming off a win against Nikiski, the football team plays its first home games Friday. The junior varsity team plays Soldotna High's JV at 4 p.m. and the varsity plays Anchorage Christian School at 7 p.m.

The Skyview High volleyball season starts off with the girls going down to Homer for a tournament.

The Skyview Invite is Saturday for cross-country. Teams from around the borough and state will be competing. Races begin at 1 p.m.

Skyview also is hosting a swimming/diving meet on Saturday with Kenai and Soldotna High.

On Monday, the football C-team goes to Homer to play. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m.

School pictures will be taken for all students and staff Tuesday. Those interested in purchasing pictures will need to remember to bring back their order forms that day.

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