Around the District

Posted: Monday, November 08, 2010

School board to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at 148 N. Binkley St. in Soldotna (unless otherwise noted.)

For more information, call 714-8888 or visit The agenda and packet items are posted on Wednesday afternoon prior to the date of the Board meeting.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodations to participate at School Board meetings should contact Sally Tachick at 907-714-8836, or e-mail no later than three business days before the meeting date.

* Dec. 6;

* Jan 10;

* Feb 7;

* Feb 21;

* Mar 7;

* Apr 4;

* May 2 -- (at Seward High School;

* June 6;

* June 7 -- (Board planning session).

School closures

Public schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will be closed the following dates:

* Nov. 25,26 -- Thanksgiving holiday;

* Dec. 17 -- Inservice day and end of quarter; and

* Dec. 20-Dec. 31 -- Winter break.

Screenings for infants and preschoolers

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Child Find Program and Frontier Community Services Infant Learning will be offering free screenings for children 5 years old and younger. The screening will be on Friday from 9 - 2 at the FCS Infant Learning Office in the Red Diamond Center, Suite 16. They will screen a child's early development, motor skills, speech, early learning concepts, vision and hearing. Children will be seen by appointment only. To make an appointment or for more information, call 714-6647.

American Essay Contest open

High school students and their teachers are invited to compete for nearly $115,000 in prize money by participating in the Bill of Rights Institute's fifth annual Being an American Essay Contest. Top prize winners and their teachers will also receive all-expenses paid trips to the nation's capital.

The contest is administered by the Bill of Rights Institute, a non-profit educational organization in the Washington, D.C. area devoted to educating children about the Constitution and Founding principles. The sponsors include the History Channel and the Stuart Family Foundation.

Specifically, students are asked to share their thoughts on American citizenship by answering the following question: "What civic value do you believe is most essential to being an American?"

The top three student winners and their teachers from each of the nine geographical regions will be announced at a special Washington, D.C. Awards Gala in the spring of 2011, where they will be awarded cash prizes of $5,000 (First Place), $1,000 (Second Place), and $500 (Third Place). The winning students will also explore the nation's capital, meet contemporary American heroes and national leaders, and visit national landmarks.

Additionally, the contest will award 126 honorable mention prizes of $100 to seven students and their teachers from each region.

Deadline for essay submissions is Dec. 1. All essays must be submitted by a high school teacher. Web site and contest guidelines can be found at

Workforce Development Center

The Workforce Development Center is offering free after school academies. High school students may attend any of the academies at any of the schools.

* Academies at Skyview High School:

A PCA class is available for juniors and seniors only and will teach students how to physically care for people of all ages in a multitude of different situations. Once students complete this class they will get a certificate from the state. Textbooks will be provided, however, they are available to purchase for $35 if a student chooses to keep their book. Dates and times TBA.

A construction academy will begin Jan. 4 and run thru Mar. 10. This class will be on Tuesday and Thursday from 3-6 p.m. Students will be constructing a gazebo. Students will learn basic construction skills.

* Academies at Soldotna High School:

A Medical Terminology for Health Professions, dates and times TBA. This class is available for juniors and seniors who must have had or are in anatomy with a grade B or better. This class will teach students the medical language. Students will earn high school and college credit for this class.

A ETT class will be starting Jan. 5 and run thru Feb. 26. Class days are Monday and Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. and an occasional Saturday from 9-4:30. This class will cover all areas required to receive certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. The last week of class will be for review and the final exam. Those who pass the exam will receive a certification and an ETT patch.

* Academies at Kenai High School:

A welding academy starting in January, dates and times TBA. Students will learn the basics of welding: oxy-acetylene cutting, torch safety and set up, cutting torch (free hand), interpret welding symbols and much more.

A Intro to Criminal Justice starting in January, dates and times TBA. Students will learn all of the different careers in the criminal justice pathways: Probation Officer, Parole Officer, Police Officer, Dispatcher, Criminal Justice Technician and more.

If a student successfully completes any of the 60-hour academies they are eligible to receive a half practical art credit.

Transportation may be provided if needed.

To sign up contact your counselor or call Debbie Pearson at 283-2145 or email her at .

These academies are possible thanks to funding from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development and the Alaska Youth First Program.

Connections Home School Program

Picture retakes will be Nov. 15 from 1 - 4 at the borough assembly chambers in the borough building on Binkley Street.

Scholastic Book Fair will be held Dec. 6-10. Stop by the Soldotna Office to check for those last minute Christmas gift ideas.

Connections will be hosting a program Hoop Shoots basketball free-throw competition. Participants must be enrolled full time in the Connections program and be between the ages of 7 and 13 on or before April 1. Winners will compete at regional, states and nationals competitions and could represent state at the national competition held in the Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, Mass. Contact Riley or Reubin at the Soldotna Connections office for more information.

Connections will be participating in a local spelling bee in January and the State Spelling Bee in March. For those students grades 3-8 who are interested, contact Lennie Yoter at 714-8880 or at to receive the word study lists.

Connections is organizing a program field trip to Washington D,C. For those interested in obtaining more information about the Close Up Program offered for grades 7-12, contact Riley Justis at 714-8880 or visit their website at www.closeup.orgScholastic book order forms are here. Ordering deadline is Friday.

Cook Inlet Academy

First Quarter Secondary Honor Roll Students:

3.80 and higher gradde point average: Lauren Bauder, Megan Bauder, Jacob Boudreaux, Kelsey Brush, Kendra Brush, Heather Davey, Seth Davey, Cara Davidson, Kati Dutcher, Ciara Gale, Scott Habermann, Michael Horton, Connor Leaf, Kelsey Leaf, Caleb Lyons, Erica McGahan, Keefe O'Dell, Reece O'Dell, Madison Orth, Haein Sim, Benjamin Standerfer, Kelsey Tachick, Angela Uchtman and Chemaine Yarnes.

3.5 - 3.79 GPA: Victoria Cizek, Elizabeth Dailey, Tim Hills, Richele McGahan, Tiana McGahan, Austin McKee, Jessica McNutt, Koebryn Mlynarik, Meghan Powers, Blake Riley, Tiffany Smith, Riley Smithwick and Adam Uchtman.

3.0 - 3.49 GPA: Kiana Beddow, Darlene Bunts, Caleb Coombes, Cole Davidson, Andrew Hammond, Bryce Horton, Chloe Nelson, Jena Poppin, Zachary Taplin and Ariana Tieaskie,

Party Club will be held on Tuesday after school for preschool through fourth grade from 3 to 4 p.m.

Friday is the Fall Banquet. The school is still in need of five gallon buckets and white Christmas lights. To donate time for set up, contact Janet Poppin at 690-3656.

Nov. 17 are picture retakes.

Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. there will be a band concert in the gymnasium.

Nov. 24 through 26 is Thanksgiving Break. The school will be closed.

Fall Banquet childcare will be available at CIA. CIA has a group of high school juniors/seniors who are offering childcare on a donation basis for children, infant through 6th grade. Childcare will be available from 5:45 to the end of the banquet for those attending. Make sure children have had dinner before they attend. Those planning to utilize childcare at the school during the banquet, call the office.

Campbell's Soup Labels and Box Tops for Education boxes are in the entry way. Save Box Tops and Soup Labels to help earn free money and supplies for the school.

Every Tuesday, the Jr. High basketball teams will be selling root beer floats to raise money for their teams.

Parents of Seniors, this school is offering Student Recognition Ads in this years' yearbook as a chance to congratulate sons and daughters for their hard work throughout the school year. Contact the office or Yearbook Staff to place ads.

Parents, if a child is absent, please call the school so they can mark them with an "excused absence". If parents don't call the child will be marked with an "unexcused absence".

Office Hours for the school year will be 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. Those who need to meet outside of these hours, contact the office.

I.D.E.A. Home School Program

Enroll for the 2010-2011 school year online at or at the IDEA office in the Red Dimond Center.

Scholastic Book Fair will be Oct. Monday - Thursday from 9-4 each day at the IDEA office.

K-Beach Elementary

* Today: Site Council meeting, 2:45 in Mrs. Linton's office;

* Tuesday: PTA Meeting, 2:45 in the teacher's lounge, childcare provided;

* Wednesday: The Annual K-Beach Elementary School Veterans Wall of Honor Display will be up until Thursday and the annual school Veterans Day Assembly will be at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the gym; and

* Friday: Picture Retakes, for retakes bring original packet and return it to the photographer, order envelopes are available in the office students missed the first picture day and need to purchase photos.

In Mr. Daniels' 4th-grade class students are actively working to produce a photo story that answers the basic question, who am I? Students are learning how to incorporate music, pictures, text and their own audio narration into a computer software program. While doing this, each student is getting a chance to express themselves to their peers, parents and teachers. They also created homemade insects. Students were challenged to create insects out of recycled materials. The students went above and beyond. Not only did the insects contain the defining parts of real insects, but also displayed a high level of artistic and creative ability. They are eagerly awaiting the third party judging results, but know that all are winners for completing a project on time and with good effort.

If your family needs help for the holidays, please call Mrs. Tressler in the office.

K-Beach student council is accepting donations for food baskets for needy families for Thanksgiving. Bring donations to the school.

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science

The band from Kenai Central High School will perform on Wednesday at 10:45 in the gym. Parents are welcome to attend this assembly.

The APC will meet on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Get a head start on holiday shopping by visiting the Holiday Extravaganza where local party vendors will have booths set up. This will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school.

The next Family Fun Night is scheduled for Nov. 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This event will feature several fun and easy craft projects. This is a way for families to get together and have a lot of fun. Remember that parents need to attend the event with their children, rather than dropping them off.

The third and fourth graders have completed a project called "Kenai Fair." They visited several businesses in Kenai and conducted interviews with owners or business managers. Upon return to the school they wrote reports based on their interviews, did paper mache' buildings and posters of the businesses. The students were able to tell Mayor Porter about their projects during a school visit on Tuesday.

The students enjoyed the Kenai Wildlife Refuge's new bat program, "The Scary Truth About Bats!" This educational demonstration included several hands-on activities. The students gained an appreciation for these flying mammals.

Please phone the school by 2:30 if calling with after school plans for a child. All messages are delivered to the classrooms at 3:20 and these late calls miss being included, causing classroom interruptions.

Kenai Central High

Kenai Central High announces first quarter honor roll.


9th Grade: Caleb Caldwell, Jodi Cook, Justice English, Austin Frederic, Ariana Gabriel, Makayla George, Bradley Hamilton, Hanah Hoff, Josephine Jones, Kathryn Knackstedt, Jessica Paxton, Haiden Perkins, Lydia Power, Alyson Quartly, Caitlin Steinbeck, Courtney Stroh and Shelby Weber. 10th Grade: Andrew Barcus, Freya Chay, Addison Cheek, Austin Daly, Jacob Gilman, Lee Kempf, Makenzi Magiera, Joshua McKee, Collin Morse, Ericka Reynolds, Daniel Schaeffer, Robert Spalding, Brandi Wagoner, Joy Wannamaker and Madison Westover. 11th Grade: Evan Atchley, Devon Carter, Haley Coffman, Octavio De La Torre, Kierra Isham, Taylor Ostrander, Olivia Pfeifer and Bo Reilly. 12th Grade: Shaynee DeVito, Benjamin Gilman, Esther Hamilton, Michelle Klaben, Kai Risung, James Watkins and Lincoln Wensley.

3.6 - 3.99

9th Grade: Merick Ahlberg, Robert Brown, Kendra Cissell, Cody Conaway, Garrett Dominick, Kirsten Duran, Amanda Ellis, Emily Evans, Dustin Everitt, Vladislav Glushkov, Derek Hansen, Matthew Hinkle, Jordan Jackman, Miles Jones, Jake Kirsch, Elan Krull, Kolby Lehigh, Elizabeth Mesa, Jacob Meyer, William Michaud, Nathan Narlock, Jonathan Pedginski, Dallas Pierren, Raquelle Reynolds, Vienna Schmitter-Schrier, Havan Shaginoff, Erica Tofte, Trevor Wagoner and Caitlin Wooley. 10th Grade: Ethan Blough, Joseph Bressler, Jenna Calhoun, Madison Cunningham, Kaitlyn Louthan, Katherine O'Reilly, Leah Sandahl, Chelsea Springer, Shilo Stewart, Miranda Udelhoven and Abbi Wonser. 11th Grade: Bailey Beeson, Bradley Bible, Amberlyn Bundy, Carolina Castro-Rodriguez, David Dormady, Olivia Fair, Evening Ferguson, Trevor Howard, Haylee Hunter, Carolyn Kiefer, Anton Krull, Lauriane Piguet, Noelle Schmitter-Schrier, Alexander Springer, Carlos Villarreal Gonzalez and Morgan Wensley. 12th Grade: Kendra Ashwell, Sarah Bressler, Isaac Cryer, Timothy Iverson, Carolyn Knackstedt, Natalie Kurzendoerfer, Brett Meyer, Sierra Millington, Zachary Moore, Julie Rang, Veronika Schneider, Duane Shaffer, Annalise Theisen and Shelby Toombs.

3.0 - 3.5

9th Grade: Louis Adams, William Ashwell, Annie Azzara, Carissa Bible, Holly Boyce, Gabriel Boyle, Jason Daniels, Augustine Diaz, Ian Ferguson, Ruby Fisher, Katelynn Fite, Jyzzyka Gage, Christina Glenzel, Matthew Goffena, Joseph Grossl, Anessia Hubler, Adrianna Kiel, Courtney McCauley, Cade McCubbins, Falon McGahan, Christopher McKinstry, Nathanael Mole, Jazshe Nushart, Victoria Pennison, Marisa Riley, Emely Robinson, Breonna Rude-Sirilo, Nolan Scarlett, Rheaona Shirnberg, Trevor Shirnberg, Whitni Stockton, Cory Stuart, Abriann Tucker, Samantha Vandenburgh, Dorrie Wamser, Rhoads Warner, Jay Willford, Justin Wisnewski, Kia Youngren-Brown and Nathan Zorbas. 10th Grade: Alexander Agosti, Matthew Aho, Rebecca Andrew, Tierra Cloud, Hannah Davis, Nicolette Devore, Krystal Duran, Rebecca Elliott, Mathew Ellis, Shane Fortune, Shawn Fortune, Sierra Glonek, Gretta Kennedy, Danielle Lawson, Joshua Liedes, Chelsy Loveland, Grayson McCaughey, Byron Miller, Matthew Morse, Ethan Oliver, Natalya Oskolkoff, Lindsey Pabst, Shelby Palacios, Duane Reitter, Josette Renken, Hector Rivera, Thaddaeus Rodriguez, Mariah Saari, Trenton Saner, Bradley Smithwick, Jessica Swofford and Sydney Taylor. 11th Grade: Vanessa Anderson, Danyel Ashkenasy, Rebecca Axtell, Stormi Backus, Autumn Ball, Gwendolyn Bundy, Mason Cheeseman, Makayla Chivers, Cathryn Cox, Isaac Dambacher, Courtney Davisson, Rylee DeVito, Jacqueline Dickawicz, Russell Dukowitz, Christianna Garcia, Jordan Gruber, Colton Hayes, Alan Hull, Edmar Ismael, Tauren Miller, Andrew Mole, Joao Paulo Moura-Leite, Alicia O'Brien, Samuel Parks, Keegan Remsen, Virginia Richards, Michael Rubalcava, Joseph Sandahl, Kyle Scarlett, Lauren Schams, Travis Semmens, Lenette Soegaard, Kyle Stuart, Johnny Trux, Carey Updike and Mikaila Wolf. 12th Grade: Adam Agosti, Shaele Bryant, Cole Chase-Cochrane, Brittany Cupp, Stevie Dunlap, Jared Frates, Jasmine Koster, Jennifer Lackey, Tanner Landry, Breanna McCarter, Allie McGahan, Mary Pat Mills, Cecelia Missik, Madison Murrieta, Courtney Parker, Alisha Peterson, Michael Segura, William Spalding, Ella Stephens, Ian West and Chloe Wonser.

Attention juniors and seniors: The school is hosting the 4th annual Financial Aid Night at the Soldotna Sports Center on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. If students can't make it the school will have the presentation up on the web site later the next week so family can watch it together.

Do not miss the superb drama performance of Ella Stephens, Zack Garber, Maddi Murrieta, Taylor Evans, Aundrea Moulton and Kaden Wernofsky as they perform Jack Sharkey and Leo W. Sears play, 100 Lunches, A Gourmet Comedy with special arrangement made by Samuel French, Inc.

Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door in the Rene C. Henderson Auditorium. Directed by Cheri Johnson

The Culinary Art II students will be preparing a delicious meal for the Student of the Month Lunch on Thursday. This lunch is to honor the following students and staff.

Students of the Month for October: Rotary, Kendra Ashwell; Chamber, Michelle Klaben; Elks, Samantha Little; Kard of the Deck, Isaac Cryer; Super Staffer, Mrs. Bergholtz; Performing Arts/Music/Choir, Dante Diaz; Weight Training, Joao Paulo Moura-Leite; Science, Sammy Kelley; Study Skills, Cody Criner; L.A. 12, Esther Hamilton; Biology, Olen Danielson; AP U.S. History, Anton Krull; Art, Stevie Dunlap; Algebra B, Molly Rowley; Metals/Welding, Carey Updike; Algebra I, Hannah Hoff; Spanish 2, Chelsea Springer; Band, Shaynee DeVito; Geometry, Lydia Power; and Study Skills, Hannah Davis.

Kenai Middle

Kenai Middle announces 3rd quarter honor roll at KMS.


6th Grade: Emily Koziczkowski and Cedrick O'Rourke. 7th Grade: David Beck, Logan Boyle, Joseph Gabriel, Conner Jones, Zachary Koziczkowski, Isaac Lewis, Mikaela Salzetti and Allison Steinbeck. 8th Grade: Christina Amlej, Jamie Bagley, Hannah Barcus, Alexandra Bergholtz, Celestina Castro, Hevyn Hoff, Lilly Kincheloe-Sievers, Kirsten Nyquist, Andrea Reilly, Beverly Schindler, Marley Smith and Jonah Theisen.


6th Grade: MaryBethany Coghill, Lara Creighton, Cy Dull, Madeline George, Andrew Herra, Cierra King, Elsa Prince, Savahana Roberts, Holly Spurgeon, Josiah White and Julianne Wilson. 7th Grade: Lucy Anderson, Cody Arbelovsky, Ean Atchley, Alexis Baker, Abe Bartlett, Moriah Bisset, Brett Brown, Carlos Caballero, Tacy Caldwell, Dalton Dosko, Samantha Ellis, Sarah Every, Amber Hamar, Chris Hamilton, Emily Hamilton, Leanna Hobby, Coral Holmes, Conner Jones, Kanzetta Johnson, Taylor Kenney, Ty Kenney, Andrea Krol, Kerri Leavitt, Tiffany Long, Cole McCubbins, Christa McGahan, Kylie Morse, Morgan Mosiman, Alyssa Nacca, Johnathan Nash, Keenan Orth, Drew Petterson, Kyliera Quincy, Whitney Reynolds, Jacey Ross, Ashley Segura, Courtney Shipps, Hanna Udelhoven, marshall Vest, Kemper Winkelman, arah Wolfe and Sydnee Wyckoff. 8th Grade: Amanda Anglebrandt, Ian Ashley, Victoria Askin, Chris Campos, Jacob Dye, John Engen, Jake Eubank, Mackenzie Evenson, Trey Feagin, Amanda Fischer, Collin Fritschle, Sierra Hall, Kayla Heinrich, Megan Kissee, Shayna McKinley, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Brittney Mills, Wren Norwood, Hannah Nausbaum, Heidi Perkins, Kendra Pisa, Joshua Posey-Schave, Mariah Prosterman, Hetta Quade, Maraih Schloeman, Gunner Smith, Makai-Lynn Smith, Jordan Theisen, Danielle Updike, Julee-Anna VanVelzor, Joseph Vicere, Kyla Whannell, Tanner Wortham and Isabella Zulkanycz.


6th Grade: Nick Beeson, Madison Chanley, Chase Chenault, Joslynn Chipman, Haley Churchill, Jonathan Delgado, Maxwell Dye, Jaycob Goff, Karissa Halstead, Logan Hansen, Ross Hanson, Shawn Isam, Ryan Johnson, Kathleen Kilfoyle, Jessianna McDonald, Blosson McGahan, Isabella Missel, Steven Norvelle, Melanie Rafferty, Baylee Roberts, Stefani Schindler, Jessica Segura, Dai-Ana Smith, Chelsea Sorrels, Tyler Wait, Lindsay Wallace, Kelcei Zoda and Matthew Zorbas. 7th Grade: Amber Arbelovsy, Marie Chipman, Breanna Conley, Logan Everitt, Daylynn Faucheux, Chase Feagin, Quincy Fuller, Shanna Goff, Henry Guilemette, Conner Johnson, Isabelle Luze, Garrett McConnell, Alex McKinstry, Willow Napolitano, Annika Oren, Morgan Patterson, Wesley Perkins, Kylee Renken, Ashlee Ruhl, Antoniao Sanchez, Victoria Stigall, Corbin Streiff, Michael Tilly and Sydney Tyler. 8th Grade: Savannah Bilyeu, Dylan Carter, Travis Cooper, Becky Jo Dragseth, Denali Fitt, Samantha Hart, Alyssa Herr, Svetlana Landt, Victoria Link, Rylee McAtee, Madeline McElrea, Sherrie Murray, Kendrick O'Rourke, Brittnie Pearcy, Jacob Powell, Chelsea Roberts, Nathaniel Saavedra, Joey Schwenke, Kathleen Smith, Dezmond Ticknor and Timothy Zoda.

The school is in need of hats and gloves for the Kossack Korner. To donate any gently used clothing items let the office know, 283-1700.

* Nov. 16: BBall at KMS; and

* Nov 22: BBall at KMS.

Mountain View Elementary

Picture Retakes are scheduled for Nov. 17.

The Library will be holding a Book Fair from Nov. 15 to Nov. 19 and Nov. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Students need to bring warm clothing for recess each day. Students will be going outside unless it is colder than 10 below.

Nikiski Middle-High

The Nikiski High School will be hosting a Financial Aid Night in the Nikiski High School Library on Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. All senior class parents and students are highly encouraged to attend this free event. School Counselor Gary Wiebel will be presenting information on college admissions, scholarships, financial aid, FAFSA and other post-high school topics. Junior students and parents are welcome too. and please bring questions. For more information call 776-9400.


* Tuesday: 4 p.m. Site Council in the library; 6 p.m. Wrestling Dual vs. Skyview High School in gym;

* Thursday: PTSA Meeting at 5 p.m.; State Wrestling Planning meeting at 6 p.m. in the teachers lounge; and

* Friday: Boys/Girls Middle School Basketball vs. Aurora Borealis 3 in the gym.

Nikiski North Star Elementary

On Tuesday at 4 p.m. there will be a joint site council meeting at Nikiski Middle/High School. Call the school at 776-2600 for more information.

October Character Counts! Students of the Month: Alex Johnson, Alexia Paneak, Amber Hill, Braeden Porter, Candance Bitterich, Cailin Yeager, Caleb Russell, Carlee Rizzo, Drew Handley, Emily Parnell, Garrett Ellis, Ian Davis, Jack Sullenger, Joseph Yourkoski, Kassie Renfrow, Levi Good, Levi Kimbell, Lucas Graham, Molly Tumsuden, Triston Skaggs and Silas Buss.

Redoubt Elementary

PTA meeting Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the staff lounge. Child care provided.

Site council meeting Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. in the staff lounge.

Redoubt families who need help this Thanksgiving should contact the Peninsula Food Bank. Alaska Bikers Advocating Training and Education is donating 16 Thanksgiving dinner gift certificates to the Peninsula Food Bank on behalf of the school. Redoubt Elementary School Holiday food drive and fundraiser for the Peninsula Food Bank ends Nov. 19.

Let the school know if about needing help this holiday season. Check this week's newsletter and Edline for more details and instructions to apply. All names of families are kept confidential. Apply as soon as possible and no later than Dec. 3.

The following students donated their time during conferences to help the school raise money for the food bank, sell school t-shirts, greet parents, hand out school surveys and sell goodies at the bake sale: Drewe Zeek, Jenna Helminski, Natalia Eskelin, Jackson Blackwell, Taylor Earll, Kinley Glaves, Molly Erickson, Joe Childers, Keira Burrows, Jonathan Boone, Tannon Holland, Brian Dusek, Kianna Steadman and Chloe Kincaid.

The following parents helped with picture retakes: Michelle Blackwell, Jennie Secor and Tammy Glaves.

Fire Safety Puppet Show is on Nov. 16. Grades K-3, 9:30 in the gym. Fire Safety Presentation for grades 4-6 will be in the afternoon in classrooms.

Edline is a resource for parents. Access school information and news, as well as information specific to a student by visiting . Call the school office for help signing on.

School doors will remain locked each morning until 8:15. Keeping all students safe and accounted for is one of our main priorities and responsibilities of the school. A time that is very difficult for us to fulfill that duty is in the mornings before school starts. Because of that, we are requesting your help and asking that you not drop your student off at school before 8:15 a.m, nor allow your student to walk or arrive at school prior to 8:15 a.m.

Skyview High

November Rotary Students of the Month are: Robert Bearheart, Gabrielle Braggk Frank Brown-Navarro, Marlee Cunningham, Cierea Giles, Jeff Knott, Tyler Moody, Phea Piaskowski, Bryan Teed, James Tonione, DJ Tourtelot and Tyla Young.

Thursday is a Super Activity Day and involves some schedule changes. The extended activity period will count as 6th and 7th periods and 4th and 5th periods will meet after lunch.

Wresting will host the Skyview Invitational meet Friday and Saturday.

Site Council will meet Nov. 15 at 4:30 p.m.

Soldotna Elementary

Gym teacher Lisa Juliussen, a former member of the United States Gymnastics team, is beginning a month long unit with students on gymnastics. There will also be after school gymnastics for Soldotna El students in grades 5 and 6.

Sixth-grader Madison Jordan, is this year's top seller for the school Innisbrook fundraiser. She earned a $100 gift certificate from Fred Meyer. Other top sellers included Sierra Van Hatten, Gracie Carroll, Sierra Ritchie, Tabor Pahala and Tyler Johnson. Funds will be used towards another Smart Board for the school.

Fun Buck winners for last week included Heath Hart, Angel Mathes, Nevaeh Bunch, Rocky Sherbahn, Rebecca Clifton, Marc Billings, Emily Noblin, and Ryker King. These students went above and beyond and were an asset to their school. Jake Rousch was the box top winner for the week.

Funfest is Friday and cupcakes are needed for the cupcake walk. Deliver them to the main office that morning. Students need to have been signed up for Funfest by Nov. 5 so that activities could be allocated.

Up coming events at Soldotna Elementary include an ice cream sale and hat day both on Nov. 19.

Parents are reminded that the car lane next to the school is for picking up children and cars cannot be parked without a driver in that lane.

Soldotna High

National Honors Society will have their induction ceremony on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Kenai Peninsula College and KPBSD Counselors will co-host the 4th annual Financial Aid Night at the Soldotna Sports Center on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The event is geared toward high school juniors/seniors, but parents and students of all high school students are invited and encouraged to attend. Topics will include: overview of federal and state financial aid programs, local scholarship offerings, student timelines, funding post-secondary education and more.

Can Wars has started. Students are competing for prizes and a pizza luncheon. Help out local families and send any unopened food items to school. The school is also accepting donations of turkeys, gift certificates and other items. All collected food will go to local families.

The SoHi Arts and Crafts Fair is Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 4. For more information call 260-7570, 262-2892 or email or .

For those signed up for eScrip, and are making contributions from purchases at Carrs/Safeway to SoHi PTSA, it is time to renew. It's easy: log onto , type in either a zip code, name or Safeway card number, and then hit the "YES! RENEW" logo. Contact PTSA president, Elizabeth Dimick 262-5095 or .

The prom committee will meet at lunch on Thursday in Mrs. Cox's room.

The 2010-11 yearbook can be ordered online at or in room 76 for $55, checks made out to SoHi. New this year, is an option for parents of seniors to purchase and construct a senior ad online at Parents of seniors wishing to purchase ad space for their child can create their layout at .

Sports information can be found at .

Soldotna Middle

Soldotna Middle announces 1st quarter honor roll.


7th Grade: Ashley Burcham, Elizabeth Cho, Taylor Gilmore, Kenneth Griffon, Sage Hill, Kayli Kitchens, Jordan Martin, Kelsie Overway, Hannah Pothast, Halen Wells and Lindsey Wong. 8th Grade: Hailey Ames, Sierra Baldwin, Kendra Bass, Tanner Best, Savannah Cartwright, Justin Dahlgren, Kylie Dimick, Emily Dipaolo, Ali Dusek, Megan English, Kenneth Flanders, Brooks Furlong, Alexander Gottlob, Eli Graham, Marlaina Hagen, Zachary Hallford, Josephine Harpole, James Honer, Jeremiah Hudson, Emmalee Johnson, Danielle McCormick, Taryn McCubbins, Haley Miller, Brennan Mitzel, Brenner Musgrave, Kyle North, Tyann Reed, Bailey Rosin, Skylar Shaw, Alexis Smith, Mykala Steadman, Alex Weeks and Zoe Zorn.


7the Grade: Josef Becher, Emily Boone, Lavender Burns, Abbie Carter, Olivia Conradi, Jacob Conver, Anna Coup, Tyler Covey, Macylea Elsey, John Gibbs, Adrian Gomez (Dickson), Tessa Gottlob, Chloe Haas, Kayla Haeg, Shayla Hardcastle, Calvin Hills, Rebekah Keener, Dylan Kuntz, Gracelyn Larson, Michael Lewis, Amber McDonald, Claire McElroy, Shaylynn Norris, Brandon Penrod, Shayley Powell, Makenna Rosin, Brianna Shackleton, Sloan Stenga, Sierra Thomas, Meghan Ussing, John Vinzant, Emily Werner, Myia Wright, Anna Wrobel and Nathaniel Yannikos. 8th Grade 3.5-3.9: Alexandra Ashe, Courtney Barker, Benjamin Barton, Parker Bates, Ian Beaudoin, Kaitlyn Boyer, Devon Brooner, Dustin Buerkel, Peyton Corbett, Aurora Derflinger, Makayla Derkevorkian, Stephen Endsley, Hatcher Fortman, Sadie Fox, Charles Gibbons, Tyler Hill, Serene Hobbs, Bradyn Holly, Klayton Justice, Ryan Kimball, Austin Laber, Ciarra Mahan, Angelina Mendez, Justice Miller, Ruth Ann Murdock, Mallory Musgrove, Madison Nelson, Brent Nichols, Logan Parks, Hunter Phillips, Moira Pyhala, Shelby Rea, Anna Marie Sayman, Heather Schaefer, Matthew Trammell, Nicholas Truesdell, Serena Weston, Taylor Wilson, Miranda Wolfe, Kyla Wood and Coltin Yancey.


7th Grade: Abigail Anderson, Kayla Bauter, Jennilee Beilen, Dalton Best, Nathaniel Blevins, Griffin Casey, Carola Lucia Chavez Pajares, Delaney Crosby-Schneider, Michael Crowder, Stephanie Dolan, James Elsey, Olivia Farrell, Taylor Fields-Jones, Caitlan Gibbons, Nicholas Griglione, Matthew Hardcastle-Ussery, Kyle Hastings, Isabella Henry, Toma Johnson, Hannah Katzenberger, Phillip Kitchen, Savannah Kreider, Sin Kuo, Malena Macmaster, Kaytlynn Malone, Jesse Meier, Max Miller, Kyra Price, Mason Prior, Jessica Ramirez, Reagan Schoessler, Megan Silta, Trevor Speakman, Trevor Walden, Maraya Whitaker, Alyssa Wolfe and Sarah Wynkoop. 8th Grade: Charalambos Asimakopoulos, Allyson Beilen, Brent Christenson, Austin Craig, Maurie Cresap, Mathew Davis, Kassidy Day, Jana Doss, Angelica Elliott, Tyler Fenton, Caitlin Gamble, Holly Geib, Emily Glaves, Charles Hansen, Austin Hatten, Audrey Helgevold, Katelyn Hemphill, Logan Hemphill, Rachel Henry, Shayne Hensley, Chelsea Hinz, Alicia Hobart, Isis Holcombe, Bernice Hughes, Jonathan Jessup, Taylor Johnson, Brooklynn Kean, Dillon Kimple, Claire Kincaid, Shawna Kowchee, Emma Landeis, Lily Luke, Antonio Maheras, Mikayla Miller, Morgan Musgrove, Keylee Nelson, Richard Nelson, Allison Ralston, Hayley Ramsell, Brielle Saul, Machaela Sauve, Andreanne Stogner, Destiny Tipler, Heather Tolliver, Courtney Vinzant, Wade Vonheeder, Ryan Winter and Tristan Wright.

* Tuesday: Silver Boys and Girls Basketball game vs. Kenai at SMS, girls first, 3 p.m.;

* Friday: Canned Food Drive Fortnightly, 6 to 8 p.m., each can of food brought will replace $1 of an entrance fee, chaperones needed; SOM/SOC Ice Cream/Bingo;

* Nov. 15: Site Council Meeting, 4:30 p.m. in the library; and

* Nov. 24: Turkey Trot Assembly.

Please check edline for more details and times of the assemblies planned for this week.

Soldotna Montessori Charter School

The school will host a parent volunteer training for primary math strategies in the library today. Parents will learn fun, easy strategies for helping students with their basic math skills.

SMCS is recruiting a coach for upper elementary Battle of the Books. If interested in coaching this group of young readers, contact the office.

Tustumena Elementary

Cash Raffle ticket sales start in October for a chance to win $2,500. Tickets are $20.

Tustumena Elementary is looking for individuals to be involved. The school is looking for additional volunteers who could help work in the classrooms with projects, small groups of kids or even just reading with individuals. While some classes have a great number of volunteers others aren't as fortunate. Call Mr. VanDerWege at the school, 260-1345.


* Nov. 16: PTO Meeting, 4 p.m.;

* Nov. 19: Bingo, 6 - 8 p.m.;

* Nov. 29: Site Council Meeting, 4 p.m.; and

* Dec. 3 Cash Raffle Drawing.

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