2017 DIstrict Headlines

  • AARP HOSTS TELE TOWN HALL WITH MSBSD

    January 26, Mat-Su stakeholders have an opportunity to call in for a telephone conversation with Superintendent Gene Stone. View full story for a link to pre-register and join....

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  •  FAMILIES IN TRANSITION AT WORK DURING MAT-SU HOMELESS CONNECT

    FAMILIES-IN-TRANSITION AT WORK DURING MAT-SU HOMELESS CONNECT

    January 24 at the Menard Sports Complex, the 2017 Mat-Su Valley Homeless Connect. If you have questions, you may call the District coordinator at 746-9228, or generally, call 745-5827. Download a flyer...

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  • "WHERE ARE THEY NOW?" FEATURE--CONNER LOONEY, PHS ALUMUS

    Conner Looney, Number 4 for the Hawaii Pacific University Sharks, is the Pepsi Player of the Week for HPU. "Conner led the Sharks for the week by averaging 17.5 points per game to go with his 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.5 steals." Congratulations, Conner! (Photo credit: M. Looney)

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  • TEEN TOBACCO AWARENESS WITH A LITTLE MAGIC

    Rob Hackenson, Jr. is coming to some Mat-Su schools, bringing his "See Through The Smoke" presentation. View full story for dates/times/schools...

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  • "WHAT IF?" ARE THE WORDS THAT SPUR THE IMAGINATION

    Alaskan author, Tricia Brown, the Itchy Little Musk Ox, and many more, develops story lines, writes the books, and edits her writing while the illustrator selects sketches and frames the story for readers. Asking third graders, “What gets your imagination going,” Brown shared, “It is the two words, what if?”. Sharing her stories and books with Swanson Elementary students, Brown shared that her books are printed on only two sheets of paper, including popular, Groucho’s Eyebrows.

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  • MSBSD SHOWCASES PROGRAMS AND RETURN ON INVESTMENT

    Join Superintendent Gene Stone as he discusses programs and initiatives in the District, moving learning and academics forward. A strong return on investment in public education, we are MSBSD! Click full story for more...

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  • HEADED TO MIT, LUCAS ARTHUR IS ALL ABOUT PHYSICS

    "I knew in 4th grade I wanted to be a physicist," said Lucas. A senior at Mat-Su Career & Technical High School, Lucas has been accepted to MIT, where he plans to major in physics and nuclear engineering. Mark Okeson is CTHS Principal; Jim Simmons, AP. Read more from Lucas....

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  • VALLEY PATHWAYS' STUDENTS EXCITED ABOUT EDUCATION HERE AND ACROSS THE GLOBE

    "Education is empowerment," said Franchesca Heywood, Valley Pathways’ social studies teacher. Reporting at a recent School Board meeting that her first quarter Women’s Studies’ class has taken on a project to help raise funds for the Malala Fund, she said, "I could not anticipate the wonderful direction in which my students would take this experience." Read more...

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  • SERVICE IS THE WASILLA MIDDLE SCHOOL WAY

    "This semester has been amazing with the Wasilla Middle School NJHS," said teacher/advisor, Janis Mack. "In October, they helped Snowshoe with the carnival; organized a food-drive in November; and in December, rang the Salvation Army bell." Read about more of the projects...

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  • BURCHELL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES 19 AT MID-YEAR

    "Do it! Graduate" was a sentiment shared by Burchell High School students graduating at mid-year from AdvancePath and the Core programs at BHS. Jason Marvel is BHS Principal; Shelli Lincoln, AP. On hand also were Dr. Sarah Welton, School Board, Lyn Carden, City of Wasilla, Peter Burchell, and other guests. Read more...

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  • PALMER JUNIOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE GEO BEE

    Competing for a spot in the State Geo Bee in March, 45 middle schoolers answered the tough questions put to them from organizing teacher, Linda Jo Klapperich. Brad Allen is PJMS Principal. On hand today, too, Superintendent Stone. Emilia Lertora (first place) and Kayson Asay (first runner up) were the top winners.

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  • SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITIONS HONOR STUDENTS, STAFFS, AND SCHOOLS

    The School Board encourages excellence as a goal in achievement and accomplishment, and publicly recognizes students, staff, schools, and administrative departments for unique or exemplary work and activities in academic, extracurricular events, and community service projects. Pictured: Sommer Florian, student artist, Mat-Su Central School, with art teacher, Roy Stone. Learn more about the December Special Recognitions...

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  • MAT-SU SCHOOLS FOUNDATION 2016 TEACHER GRANTS

    Supporting "excellence in the MSBSD by providing supplemental funding for education," the MSSF awarded eight teacher grants. Two were partially funded by David Clawson through the Adobe Volunteer Program. View full story for more details from the teachers and their plans for the grant money in classrooms.

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  • BURCHELL STUDENT ART DISPLAY AT KALADI BROTHERS IN WASILLA

    Stop by the local Kaladi Brothers Cafe in Wasilla and see the display of BHS artwork. Mrs. Dishneau, teacher. Jason Marvel, BHS Principal, and Shelli Lincoln, AP. (Photo/story credit: BHS)

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  • "WHAT DOES THE MAT-SU BOROUGH MAYOR DO?" WAS THE QUESTION OF THE DAY AT WILLOW ELEM

    Sitting in the classroom with Willow Elementary students, Mayor Vern Halter explains how the Mat-Su Borough government works, and his commitment to education. Jennifer Renaldi is WLE Principal.

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        Welcome

        Superintendent:

        Gene Stone
        501 N. Gulkana
        Palmer, AK 99645 
        Phone: 907.746.9255
        Fax: 907.761.4076
         Mail
         

        A Personal Message from Mr. Stone…

        My goals as the MSBSD Superintendent are to meet the School Board objectives for moving student achievement and learning forward for every student in the District. Dedicated and hard-working employees are in our schools, administrative departments, and each day, come to work focused on helping prepare all MSBSD students for success—in school and after graduation.

        I appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve the MSBSD. As Superintendent, I will work to serve our students, parents, employees, and the community stakeholders—all who have deep and long ties to the District.

        To read Mr. Stone's entire message Visit the Superintendent's Presentations.

         

        Sincerely,

        Signature  

        Gene Stone

        MSBSD Superintendent

        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.
          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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