2017 DIstrict Headlines

  • MSBSD PROPOSED ELEMENTARY BLENDED ACADEMY

    Parents, come learn about the proposed K-5 hybrid model of education. Two parent info meetings: Tues., Feb. 21, at Sherrod Elem or Thurs., Feb. 23, at Knik Elem, both at 6 p.m. View full story for more information now....

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  • YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEY (YRBS)

    The Alaska YRBS is a joint project of the Alaska Departments of Health and Social Services and Education and Early Development. Funding for the Alaska YRBS comes from the CDC, Alaska DHSS, and numerous community partners. The YRBS collects information about Alaska teens, including behaviors that affect health. About 7,000 Alaskan high school students from about 30 school districts participate. The YRBS is anonymous. Learn more...

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  • PUBLIC BUDGET SURVEY OPEN THROUGH FEB 28

    The public is invited to participate in the Budget Survey, now through February 28. For more information, please call MSBSD Business Services at 761-4001. Join the conversation!

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  • ELEMENTARY MATH DERBY BOASTS 29 TEAMS FROM 9 SCHOOLS

    "Sweet as Pi" is how these elementary students view the Math Derby. View more in winning photos....

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  • MSBSD ELEMENTARY BATTLE OF THE BOOKS--24 SCHOOLS PARTICIPATED

    "What was your favorite book," asked Superintendent Gene Stone, to the 3/4 grade team from Academy Charter School. "I liked 11 Birthdays," said one student, beaming. A favorite with the 5/6 graders was "Mr. Chickee's Funny Money." Knik Elem hosted this year's Battles. Read more in the results...

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  • FEB 14--TRAPPER CREEK, TALKEETNA, SU VALLEY, AND WILLOW CLOSED TODAY

    Due to icy road conditions, buses cannot transport in the Northern Valley, so Trapper Creek, Talkeetna, Su Valley, and Willow are closed. All other Mat-Su schools are open today.

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  • 2017 MSBSD WORLD LANGUAGE DECLAMATION

    Hosted by Palmer High School, Carla Swick. Japanese teacher. MSBSD students will compete statewide at the Alaska World Declamation Contest on March 4. Read more results...

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  • PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE AND PD DAYS: FEB 16-17 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

    Parent/Teacher Conferences days/times vary--check with your school. If your child attends a non-traditional MSBSD school, please follow your school calendar.

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  • SCHOOL COUNSELING WEEK--CELEBRATING THE CONNECTIONS

    MSBSD celebrates our school counselors and the relationships they build with students and families. Gov. Walker said, "...the role of school counselor can often be filled by a teacher or administrator who also works with students on a daily basis and has a unique insight into a student's level of development and areas in which he or she may have room for growth." Read more...

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  • JNYO "BEYOND THE COMPETITION"

    350 MSBSD students participated in the annual Junior Native Youth Olympics reported Jared Barrett, District organizer. Top standings: Machetanz Elem (1st), Larson Elem (2nd), and Fronteras Charter School (3rd). Learn more results...

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  • 2017 SCIENCE BOWL COMPETITION WINNERS

    Eleven high school teams participated in the 2017 Science Bowl, ten from MSBSD and also Lathrop High. Mat-Su Career & Technical High School took first and second place. Read more...

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  • MIDDLE SCHOOL BATTLE OF THE BOOKS NOW IN THE BOOK

    Twenty-five teams from 12 schools competed. Wasilla Middle Team#1 took 1st place; Fronteras Spanish Immersion Charter School Team #1 took 2nd place, and Mat-Su Central School Team took 3rd place. Congratulations to these readers who enjoyed good reads like "I am Malala", "Wildwood." Ten books in all. View more photos and details...

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  • CTHS TEAMS TAKE FIRST AND THIRD PLACE AT PROSTART ALASKA

    Chef Mike Graham and mentor, Jennika Warner (CTHS alumnus), took their teams to the culinary top. The first place team will be representing Alaska at the National ProStart Invitational in South Carolina in April. Students: Kendrick Schumacher, Jordon Wilson, Derek DeBuse, Rebecca Branin, and Vivian Gardiner. Congratulations! Mark Okeson is CTHS principal, Jim Simmons, AP.

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  • HIGH SCHOOL BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

    Fifteen teams from seven high schools competed in this year’s high school Battle of the Books District competition. Held again at Mat-Su Central School, teams participating with their advisors brought the best readers. Read more, "in their own words"...

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  • POETRY OUT LOUD

    Colony High School's Isa Weiss is the MSBSD winner, reciting "Hope is the Thing with Feathers" by Emily Dickinson. She will be representing the District at the State competition in Juneau. The runner-up resulted in a tie with Grace Hunter (CHS) and Neonila Konev (Redington). Congratulations to the winners and to all the participants. Thank you to the judges. Read more....

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