The Weekly Howler

Shaw Sundog Newsletter

Virtue of the Week: May 2 - 6

Next weeks week's virtue is moderation. Moderation is creating a balance in your life between work and play, rest and exercise. It is having or doing enough of something - not too much, not too little, but what is just right for you.

In Memory of Travis Hoeldt

The Hoeldt family suffered a tragedy last week when Travis Hoeldt, father of Kiara, Tristan, and Aiden, passed away after a sudden illness. This was totally unexpected and the family is trying to deal with this very difficult situation. There is a memorial fund set up at Wells Fargo #3086180969. There is also a Go Fund Me account that you can access by following this link for Travis Hoeldt .

Terrific Test Taker Movie Reward

To celebrate all of our students and their hard work there will be a movie reward on May 4th for Kindergarten, First grade, and Second grade they will be watching Tarzan II which is rated G. On May 13th, the Third grade, Fourth grade, and Fifth grade will be watching Tarzan which is rated G.

Field Trips

It is that time of year and classes are planning field trips. Please see the calendar below for scheduled field trips for your student. Field trips are a wonderful extension of learning outside the classroom. A signed permission slip is required for your child to attend field trips. If you have any questions please contact your students teacher.

Projected Staff Listing for 2016-2017

Kindergarten - Mrs. Hanson, Mrs. Artz, and Mrs. Fritts

1st Grade - Mrs. Anders, Mrs. Blake, Mrs. Strode, Mrs. Lund

2nd Grade - Mrs. Mayse, Mrs. Hamman, Mrs. Meissing

3rd Grade - Mrs. Moyer, Mr. Corneliussen

4th Grade - Mr. Warner, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. McLain

5th Grade - Mr. Porcello, Mrs. Kelsey

Celebrating Math Masters!

  • Isabella Glenn - Kindergarten
  • Megan Norris - First Grade
  • Noah Wilson - First Grade
  • Daniel Croasman - First Grade
  • Matthew Demaster - First Grade
  • Lyza Krozel - First Grade Advanced
  • Chase Hoskinson - Third Grade Advanced
  • Elizabeth Mihailishin - Third Grade Advanced
  • Faythe Bettis - Fourth Grade
  • Jasmine Haag - Fourth Grade
  • Macaila Mallory - Fourth Grade
  • Zoe Baker - Fourth Grade Advanced
  • Destiny Farmer - Fourth Grade Advanced x2
  • Kaylee Rhinehart - Fifth Grade
  • Leif Davidson - Fifth Grade
  • Oscar Smedly - Fifth Grade Advanced
  • Hunter Stiebritz - Fifth Grade Advanced
  • Kaden Black - Fifth Grade Advanced x2
  • Marisol Smedly - Fifth Grade Advanced x2
  • Gatlin Nelson - Fifth Grade Advanced x2
  • Sadie Krozel - Fifth Grade Advanced x2
  • Mattson Cook - Fifth Grade Advanced x2
  • Natalie King - Fifth Grade Advanced x2
  • Dominik Vaughn - Fifth Grade Advanced x2

Time is running out to buy a yearbook.

Shaw Sundog yearbooks are now available to purchase for $20. You may purchase the yearbooks online at the School Cash link located here. There is only a limited number of yearbooks left!

Online Academic Resources

Looking for some online assistance with your child's homework? Perhaps you're looking for an educational program to challenge your child at home. Take a look at our core academic programs as well as some supplemental programs such as Moby Math right here. Please note, some programs require your child to recall their username and login info.

School Report Card: 2014-2015


As a requirement of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, states and school districts must issue annual report cards to parents. The purpose of the report card is to provide parents with information about the district and their child’s school in terms of teacher qualifications, academic achievement, and school/district accountability. To access the report cards, please visit our website and select School Report Card to the Public at:

If you would like a written copy of your school’s report card, please contact the front office at 352-0500.

Mark Your Calendar


  • 4/29 Archery Competition in Shaw Gym
  • 4/29 5th Graders Tour Colony Middle School
  • 4/29 Boundary Exemptions Due


  • 5/3 Teeland Middle Theater Troupe to Shaw to perform
  • 5/4 5th Graders Tour Teeland Middle School
  • 5/5 Teeland Middle School Parent Night
  • 5/5 Porcello and Kelsey to Matanuska Lake Salmon Release
  • 5/5 Blake to Performing Arts Center in Anchorage
  • 5/6 PD Day - No School
  • 5/11 Collum and Mayse to the Anchorage Museum of History and Art
  • 5/11 Miller to Wonderland Park
  • 5/12 Porcello and Anders to the Musk Ox Farm and Reflections Lake
  • 5/13 Shaw Talent Show @2:00
  • 5/13 Moyer and Mr. C to the Transportation Musuem
  • 5/13 Blake, Lund, Strode to the Musk Ox Farm
  • 5/17 Porcello to Crevasse Moraine Park
  • 5/17 Hanson, Fritts, Artz to the Alaska Zoo
  • 5/18 Blake and Hamman to Rock On Climbing
  • 5/18 5th Grade to Whittier Field Trip
  • 5/19 Field Day
  • 5/20 Last Day for Students

MSBSD: Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Parent Meeting

Join us for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) parent advisory meeting on May 12, 2016 from 12:15-1:45 PM in the MSBSD Board Conference Room. Click here for the meeting's agenda.

Community Feedback Surveys

We always appreciate your feedback. Surveys can be accessed here so you may provide feedback and let us know how we're doing. Thank you!

Connect Ed Messages

You can control the ConnectEd messages you receive from Shaw. Follow the MyConnect link to access the simple step-by-step directions for personalizing your ConnectEd messages.