Community Schools

Posted: Monday, November 06, 2000


Christmas crafts

Class taught by John Iverson at the Soldotna Middle School wood shop from 7 to 9 p.m. for two weeks. Students learn to carve a Christmas ornament out of bass wood. No experience necessary. Tools and supplies will be provided. Teens under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. There is a 10-person maximum; cost is $12, which includes knives and cutouts.

Cajun Cooking

Class taught by Terry Myrick and Kathy Thompson at the Soldotna Middle School, home economics room from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for three weeks. Students will learn to cook Cajun and enjoy "On the Bayou" style Cajun cooking. The class has a 10-person minimum, 30 maximum. The cost is $25 per class or $65 for the series.

Financial Strategies

Class taught by Bob Wrentmore, Shilanski and Associates, at Soldotna Middle School library from 6 to 9 p.m. with additional classes on Nov. 9, 14 and 16. Learn basic investment, introduction to stocks, bonds, mutual funds, risk management and estate planning.

Reading Workshops

Read to Learn Strategies

Class taught by Virginia Morgan, reading teacher, for parents, students and teachers. These strategies (CRISS strategies), help students "read-to-learn," rather than learning to read.

Study Strategies

Class taught by Janet Boyce, reading teacher, for parents, students and teachers.

Methods for organizing and managing your reading materials for better comprehension and retention.

The classes are both held at Soldotna Elementary School library from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $3 per night per person or $5 per night per family.


Single/Single again

Class taught by Dr. Paul Turner, "Men and Women," at Soldotna Middle School room 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. for adults. The cost is $5 per night.

Explore how to be healthy and happy as a single person. Tonight is the third of a four-session series with each session led by a different professional.


Santa's elves

Class taught by John Tabor, Soldotna Middle School woods teacher. The class will be held at Soldotna Middle School wood shop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with Saturday sessions on Nov. 11 and 18. There is no fee for the class.

The class is for anyone who wishes to help manufacture and assemble various wooden toys for children for Christmas. The toys will be donated to needy families. If you have tools, please bring them. Lunch will be provided. Thursday night organizational meeting followed by two work sessions. Not necessary to attend both Saturdays.

Swing/Waltz Workshop

Class taught by Raymond Hanson at Soldotna Middle School multipurpose room from 7 to 9 p.m. for five weeks. Learn swing and waltz dance moves as well as dance basics and etiquette. Bring self, a partner or a group. Experience some new dance moves, partner coordination, exercise and fun.

The five sessions are progressive -- participants need to come to every class. In this dance course, students will practice with other students. Leather sole or nonmarking, sliding shoe is necessary. Do not wear them outdoors prior to class. For teens and adults with a 20-person minimum, 60 maximum. The cost is $25.

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, 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 Spring 1999 Soldotna Community School brochure, which is available at Soldotna and Kenai public libraries, the city of Soldotna and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

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