PHS IB art teacher, Shelli Franckowiak, and Academy Charter School art teacher, Misty Holler, and their students teamed for the 2nd Annual Monster Engine Project. High school IB students were paired with second and fourth grade art buddies. Styled on the Monster Engine by Dave Devries, the high school artists brought to life the elementary drawings. See more photos...
Celebrated on March 14 worldwide, CHS Calculus teacher, Bob Williams, and his math whizzes rock the house. The Greek letter Pi is used to represent a "constant" and is approximately 3.14159....Held before Spring Break, CHS assembly began with the JROTC Color Guard, finishing with the Pi Day Drum Line and Calculator give-away.
Valley Wide Poetry Slam with Co-Founder and Mentor, Kima Hamilton, BHS Alumnus, Ashlee Twiford, co-host with student, Maryssa VanDyke. Judges included Wasilla Mayor, Hon. Verne Rupright, and BHS founder, Peter Burchell, and Mrs. Stephanie Burcell, with Austin Stevenson (MSBSD Tag Coordinator), and Brionna Campbell, BHS alumnus, Class of 2000. Adam Mokelke, Principal, and Paul Morley, teacher. More...
Palmer High School senior, Sterling Maffe, was named ASTE (Alaska Society for Technology in Education) High School Student of the Year at the annual conference in Anchorage. On hand to congratulate Sterling were Director of IT, Justin Michaud, and Customer Support Supervisor, Deb Griffin. Superintendent Dr. Deena Paramo was also at ASTE cheering Sterling on!
Opening in the fall of 2014 are two new permanent facilities for two schools: Mat-Su Day School and Valley Pathways, both special mission schools in the Mat-Su Borough School District. Shown here is Valley Pathways principal, Jim Wanser, with MSB Project Manager, Robert Scott. MSB and MSBSD School Board/Administration toured both sites. Click to read more...
Opening in the fall of 2014 are two new permanent facilities for two schools: Mat-Su Day School and Valley Pathways, both special mission schools in the Mat-Su Borough School District. Shown here is Valley Pathways principal, Jim Wanser, with MSB Project Manager, Robert Scott. MSB and MSBSD School Board/Administration toured both sites.
No school for students at most MSBSD schools on Monday and Tuesday. Parents, please check with your school for times for P/T Conferences. Students at Big Lake, Houston Middle, and Houston High will attend school Tuesday as a make-up day.
Inclement weather required a school closure on January 23, 2014 at Big Lake Elem, Houston Middle, and Houston High schools. This was the second school closure and exceeds the one snow day built into the calendar. February 18th is a school day for students at these three schools. Please read more by clicking "view full story"...
Get a first look at the FY15 Preliminary Budget and School Board Legislative Priorities. Also, come and join the budget conversation at one of our Budget Open Houses. Download a flyer and more information....
For MSBSD students in grades 5-12 and staff, we will participate in the survey sponsored by the Alaska Association of School Boards. You may read more in Mr. Gene Stone's letter, download a brochure, and more. MSBSD Superintedent, Dr. Deena Paramo, says, "In Mat-Su, we put the data to good use. Through the survey data, we learn more about our schools to help inform our decisions."
For excellence in budget presentation, the Association of School Business Officials Internaional recognizes the MSBSD. Earning this award, the District submitted its 2013-2014 budget for a rigorous review based on stringent criteria. Read more....
Hosted by the Mat-Su Borough, the community had an opportunity to hear first-hand about the newest high school, slated to open in the fall of 2015. Attending the meeting was Caleb, a student at Iditarod Elementary, who made his own drawing of the new school. He hopes to enroll when the new school opens.
October 24-25 are Parent/Teacher Conference Days in Mat-Su. Please check with your child's school for specific times and schedules. Don't miss it! No school for students on Thursday and Friday, October 24-25.
It is budget time in Mat-Su. And, it is much more. As our students are immersed in assignments, books to read, projects to complete, and even more, we know that every day, learning is the focus. Can you find the center of a hyperbola? Or, hear the cacophony of the story’s action? Do you know how to determine an absolute error in chemistry? These are all concepts and ideas that your children may be able to explain to you. Or, maybe they have entered the Fiesta for this spring’s book fair. “Watch the fun escalate,” is what you may hear in your elementary school library. A mom blog’s, “Every day the wonderful happens…” and as your child attends school regularly, is attentive, and engaged in learning, that wonderful is the story you will hear when you ask, “What did you do at school today?” Maybe the answer, “Aw, nothing,” really means that your child read a new book, painted a picture, used a computer, or played on the playground.
Unless we have other school closure days, the last day of the school year for students is the same as previously scheduled—on May 20, 2014.An added professional development day for teachers is scheduled for May 21st with teachers contractually finishing the year with a work day on May 22nd. All the revised calendars are available for downloading and printing (see the"Calendar" icon at the top of the home page).
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM SUBSTITUTE ORIENTATION
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM SUBSTITUTE HIRE TRAINING
6:00 PM School Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM SSE Family Dance Night!
8:00 AM MSBSD ELEM MATH DERBY