Mary Wright's middle school students took first place overall and first place in middle school stock market portfolio contest sponsored by the Alaska Council on Economic Education.
Carl Chamblee, MSBSD Director Federal Programs, and Margaret Brockman, Teacher/Admin, received a letter from DEED Commissioner, Mike Hanley, "Congratulations to you and your staff for the hard work you have put into increasing student achievement and providing opportunities for all students to succeed."
“What is impressive with my students,” said Wasilla Middle School teacher, Noel Strick, “they are working with a blended model of learning as we pilot the APEX Learning curriculum with ANSEP and our standard curriculum.” APEX is the District’s online blended learning model and ANSEP is the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program. MSBSD is a pioneering model District in both of these programs.
Beginning a three-year program assessment, the partnership between the MSBSD and UAA is in the third year. An AMCS mission survey is now ready for your participation.
Cutting the ribbons on the playground and the new arctic entry, ACA Principal, Becky Huggins, along with School Board members Dr. Donna Dearman, Ray Michaelson, and Tiffany Scott, were joined by Sen. Charlie Huggins, Rep. Wes Keller, and Assistant Superintendent, Gene Stone, along with ACA students.
MSBSD Enanuaq Preschool Program is academic center-based for three and four-year-old Alaska Native and Native American children to prepare them for kindergarten readiness. There are sessions at Wasilla High and Burchell High. The high school program is designed to support supplemental educational learning opportunities through the federally funded Alaska Native Education Program. The grant expires in FY15.
Thursday and Friday, October 30 and 31, are Parent/Teacher Conference Days in the MSBSD. Please check with your school for schedules. If your child attends a non-traditional Mat-Su school, follow your school's calendar. For traditional schools, no school for students on these two days.
MSBSD Office of Instruction hosts a School Advisory Committee Meeting for the new Joe Redington, Sr. Jr/Sr High School. Thursday, October 23 at 6 p.m., Mat-Su Central School (600 E. Railroad Ave., Wasilla). School opens next fall for grades 6-10; expanding in future. View full story.
Last year the state legislature passed HB278, which repealed the High School Graduation Qualifying Exam for Alaska students, but now requires that all 11th grade students take a College or Career Readiness Assessment (CCRA) specifically the ACT, SAT, or WorkKeys. Read More....
Adam Mokelke, principal of Burchell High School is one of six exceptional school leaders, according to an announcement by the National Association of Secondary Schools Principals. Mokelke will be honored during a September meeting in Washington. Read more....and good luck, Mr. Mokelke!
Congratulations to all of our graduating Seniors and 8th Graders. Read on to see a full schedule of our graduations and promotions, including links to those that will be live streamed. Also, find more information about purchasing a DVD of those ceremonies held at the Menard Sports Center.
Thank you, Mat-Su teachers! We honor all our teachers this week and especially our BP Teachers of Excellence: Mary Schaff (Swanson), Charlotte Ray (Sherrod), Teacher of the Year Fred McKenney (Colony High), Beckie Miller (Shaw), and Mike Shea (Teeland). Congratulating these BP TOE were Stan Bennion, BP Vice President of HR Alaska, and Superintendent, Dr. Deena M. Paramo. Read more...
Let's say "thank you" to the trained professionals to whom we entrust the safety and well-being of our most important resource, our children. "School bus safety is a lifetime reward." Our contractors: First Student, Bunker & Bunker, and Glacier View
P.S. Watch for MSBSD faces and voices—a new “We are MSBSD!” campaign on the radio, in print media, and at Valley Cinema. Dr. Paramo will share a weekly “MSBSD Superintendent's Sportlight” with listeners on Country Legends KAYO 100.9 and Valley Radio KMBQ 99.7. You may hear our Superintendent on Pandora and read more in the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman and Alaska Dispatch News.