2017 District Headlines

  • 2017 GRADUATION AND PROMOTION DATES

    Celebrating 1,268 graduating seniors, the Mat-Su Borough School District is proud of each graduate and their achievements.

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  • BIRCHTREE CHARTER STUDENTS AT THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

    "Birchtree Charter School students had the honor of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery during their trip to Washington, D.C.," writes principal Cathy Busbey. "This experience was incredibly meaningful for many of our students, especially those who have friends and family who have served or are serving in the United States military." See more photos...

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  • CAREER PATHWAYS HELP STUDENTS SHARE SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND INTEREST

    A model of learning excellence, Mat-Su Career & Technical High School offers students nine career pathways in addition to a comprehensive high school experiences. CTHS welcomed Senator Lisa Murkowski and Mat-Su Borough Mayor, Vern Halter, on a tour. Mark Okeson is CTHS principal and Jim Simmons, assistant principal. Also pictured is senior class president, Lucas Arthur, who is headed to MIT next fall, and Superintendent, Dr. Monica Goyette..

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  • MSBSD PARTICIPATE IN ALASKA CONSTRUCTION CAREER DAYS

    Two hundred sixty MSBSD students from middle and high schools participated in the Alaska Construction Career Days at the Alaska State Fairgrounds. Hands-on activities included welding, surveying, electrical wiring, carpentry, drilling, and more.

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  • MSBSD ELEM SCIENCE O

    Two hundred seventy-five students from 34 teams/16 schools participated in this year's Elem Science O. Competing in 17 STEM events, students spent an entire day in hands-on activities. Read more...

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  • DISTINCTIVELY HUMAN, PALMER HIGH IB VISUAL ARTS SHOW

    "I have learned that art takes time and patience...my artwork show the change in my ideas, skills, and pateince in the output of my artwork by the time and effort I put into each project." Shelli Franckowiak, teacher. Paul Ried is PHS princpal. (Pictured, artist, Mary Tucker). Read full story...

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  • MAT-SU STUDENTS EXPLORE HEALTH CAREER OPTIONS

    Fifty students and six counselors had an opportunity to explore health careers and options available through Mat-Su College and UAA. Welcomed by Dr. Talis Colberg, Director, MSBSD students from District high schools learned next steps to get them into a rewarding career.

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  • MSBSD HONORS APRIL AS MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD

    Serving 1833 children from military families, the Mat-Su Borough School District thanks your family for your service.

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  • FRONTERAS CHARTER SCHOOL CHOSEN A CKH NATIONAL SHOWCASE SCHOOL

    "On Monday," wrote principal Jennifer Hutchins, "Fronteras Spanish Immersion Charter School received exciting news that the school has been selected as a Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase School of the year." Fronteras is awarded the recognition for the level of implementation of the CKH process. The Flippen Group team members who visited Fronteras said, "Fronteras is not just implementing the processes, but living them."

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  • BP TEACHERS OF EXCELLENCE ANNOUNCED FOR 2017

    For over 25 years, BP has recognized teachers nominated by students, parents, and peers, as Teachers of Excellence, and this year's Mat-Su top five, selected from more than 130 nominations, are: Zach Lanphier, CTHS, Diana Sloane-Basner, Birchtree Charter, Laura Wick, Machetanz, Delores McKee, PJMS, and Sean Williams, Sherrod. On hand with school administrators were Michael Smith, BP Project Control Services Manager and MSBSD Superintendent, Dr. Monica Goyette. Read more...

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  • LEARNING AND TEACHING AT THE SAME TIME--HIGH SCHOOL LAB PARTNERS WITH FIRST GRADERS

    Fronteras Charter School first grade teacher, Jen Renee, and her students colloborated with Donna Carollo's 9th and 10th grade biology students for a frog dissection lab. "Following the lab," reported Sra. Renee, "the Career Tech students took their first grade lab partners on tours of the school." The first grade students began with dissection on paper frogs and moved to observe and help the biology students. View photos (credit: J. Renee, Fronteras Charter School)

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  • PARACHUTING ONTO MARS--IDITAROD ELEM AND WASILLA MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAMS

    Two Iditarod Elem teams and three from Wasilla Middle School participated in the nine-week NASA STEM challenge.This after-school program is possible through funding through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants and the support of "amazing staff." Read more from Kevin Hartman, Iditarod teacher.

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  • ARKOSE RIDGE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY DEADLINE EXTENDED

    The application deadline for the new school-within-a-school at Palmer High School next year, has been extended until April 19. There is also another parent information night Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m., PHS Library. View full story for more links.

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  • WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN NIGHT

    Do you have a child who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2017? The District invites you to the fifth "Welcome to Kindergarten" night, held at Larson Elementary School, April 13, from 5:30 to 7:00. Download a flyer....

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  • MSBSD MARKS 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

    180 middle school and 140 high school students participated in the Alaska State Science Olympiad Competition. Colony Middle School and Mat-Su Career & Tech High schools took first place in Divisions B and C. Wasilla High took second place and Colony High, third place. See more photos and results...

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        Welcome


        Superintendent Office:
        Dr. Monica Goyette
        501 N. Gulkana
        Palmer, AK 99645 
         
        District Office Main Phone: 907.746.9200 
         

        Dr. Monica Goyette hired as MSBSD Superintendent

        Monica Goyette, Ed.D. was hired on April 5 as the Superintendent of the Mat-Su Borough School District. Dr. Goyette has served the District for 18 years as a counselor, teacher, and school principal. For the past four years, Dr. Goyette has been at the District office as Executive Director of Instruction. For the 2015-2016 school year, she was hired as the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction.

        In making the appointment of Dr. Goyette, the School Board is confident that the work and dedication to student learning and engagement remains high. Dedicated to the mission, we prepare all students for success, programs and learning options will move forward.

         

        District News


        • arrow MSBSD START TIMES - 2016-2017
          School start/end times will remain the same for the 2016-2017 school year.
          Elementary schools time is 9:15 to 3:45.
          Middle/secondary schools time is 7:45 to 2:15.
          There are exceptions for northern schools:
          Willow start time is 8:20. Dismissal at 3:00 on M, Tu, Th, Fri & 1:40 on W.
          Talkeetna begins at 8:30. Dismissal at 3:05 on M, Tu, Th, Fri & 2:05 on W.
          Trapper Creek begins at 8:30. Dismissal at 3:00.
          Su Valley Jr/Sr High School begins at 8:30. Dismissal is at 2:54.
          Glacier View School begins at 8:30. Dismissal is at 2:56.
          If your child attends a charter school, confirm the time with your school.
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        • arrow SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
          Click here for 2016-2017 School Supply Lists
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        • arrow 2016-2017 SCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
          For information on School Registration visit MSBSD iEnroll
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        • arrow MSBSD GOES MOBILE!
          Click here for more information on the MSBSD mobile app, how to get started, and downloading the app. You may also download and read a mobile Fact Sheet or print it for easy reference.  Go mobile with the MSBSD! at www.matsuk12.us/mobile.
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        • arrow ALASKA MIDDLE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS
          Interested in applying to Alaska Middle College? Download an Application Flowchart to see how.  You may also visit their website for more information.
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        • arrow ONLINE ABSENCE REPORTING AVAILABLE ON iParent
          Parents—Online Absence Reporting. Parents now have a method to report online student absences. A written note or telephone call is still acceptable, but online reporting is easy through iParent.
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