Around the District

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2000

Quarter ends, conferences begin

The first quarter of the school year ends Friday for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Oct. 26 and 27, which will be holidays for students. Parents should have notices from individual schools and teachers about meeting times. Contact them if you need to change your appointment date or time.

Teens invited to Red Ribbon Dance

The Nikiski Middle-Senior High School Natural Helpers will host a Red Ribbon Dance for all area high schools from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Nikiski school commons. Admission is $3 and a can of food with a District Activity Pass or $5 and a can of food without the pass.

The event celebrates Red Ribbon Week, which starts Monday. The theme is "Drug Free in the 21 Century." The week is a yearly time to highlight the advantages of a sober and drug-free lifestyle.

School business group honors district worker

Melody Douglas was elected to the board of directors of the Association of School Business Officials at its annual meeting Oct. 3. Moreover, she got more votes than any other official elected at the time.

Douglas is the finance director of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

Nikiski announces Students of the Month

Nikiski Middle-Senior High School has announced its Students of the Month for September.

High school: Brett Alleman, band; Travis Anderson, weight training; Dawson Hermanns, advanced biology; Ben Quesnel, geometry; Kristiena Sanders, math; Adam Segura, welding; Salley Stephens, jewelry; and Jeremiah Taylor, honors English.

Middle school: Anny Birkholz, language arts; Megan Kennedy, language arts and science; Kristen Frederic, American studies; Georgie Heaverley, world history; Antonia Lawless, physical education; and Robert Mullins, math.

NYO invites students to practices

Native Youth Olympics practices will held at Kenai Middle School every Monday and Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. Students in grades seven through 12 of any ethnicity are invited to participate in these contests of skill, strength and endurance.

Rides are available from central Kenai Peninsula middle and high schools to KMS, but parents will need to pick their students up at the end of practice.

The program is free. The sponsor is the Kenaitze Indian Tribe. For more information, call Amanda Sonju at 283-3633.

Soldotna soccer program starts

Soldotna Community Schools is sponsoring indoor soccer at Soldotna Middle School for grades six through 12. It starts today from 7 to 9 p.m. and runs for nine weeks. Cost is $1 per night or $7 for all nine weeks. No preregistration is required.

For more information, call 262-6768.

College rep from Hawaii visits

Amy Jones, a representative from the University of Hawaii Hilo, will be available to answer questions and talk to interested students Thursday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the Nikiski Middle-Senior High School library.

Parents of students already attending, prospective students and their parents are encouraged to attend. All schools are invited.

To have information published in Schools, please send a description of the event or accomplishment to Shana Loshbaugh at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611. Information will be accepted by e-mail at or by fax at 283-3299.

The deadline for submission is Thursday at 5 p.m. for publication in the following Wednesday's paper. For information, contact Shana Loshbaugh at 283-7551.

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