Warrior Newsletter

2020-21 Volume 8

A note from Principal Marvel

This is my favorite time of year. Daylight and more daylight, seniors are graduating and summer is just around the corner. I hope that each of you find time to celebrate the little things and appreciate the wonderful moments shared with friends and family. Following are some reminders regarding "ALL THINGS SENIOR CLASS OF 2021":

· May 5th – WHS Senior Signing @ 6PM in theatre

· May 12th – Senior Awards Night – 6PM in Gym

· May 13th – Senior Walk and Send Off– seniors will be released to the commons at 2PM to walk the halls of WHS one last time. At 2:05PM underclassmen and staff will stand in hallways and cheer seniors as they make a loop from 1st floor to 2nd floor and back down to commons.

· May 20th – Graduation – 7PM @ The Menard Sports Center

Please don't hesitate to call or email should you have questions or concerns. As always, thank you for sharing your children with us!


Jason Marvel

Principal

Wasilla High School

907-352-8214 (work)

907-352-7849 (cell)

Senior Awards Night

We want to recognize your senior for his/her achievements! Please have your student fill out the google form https://www.matsuk12.us/Page/47509 before May 3rd, if he/she is enlisting in the armed forces or has received any type of scholarship award for post-secondary education. This would include local and national scholarships and any WUE awards.


Our Senior Awards Night will be Wednesday, May 12th @ 6:00pm

Title 1 Parent and Family Engagement Event for Q4

Next week on Monday, May 3rd we will begin a scavenger hunt at the beginning of the school day that will run through Tuesday, May 4th, ending that evening at 6:00pm at the school parking lot to see who wins the scavenger hunt and give out prizes.

In order for students to play they will need to complete the following....



  1. Download the Goose Chase App
  2. Create a Login with their school email
  3. Enter the game code: M4K9B8

From The Nurse

We have almost made it through a year of in-person learning in a Global Pandemic!!!

For 2021/2022 school year:

It does not appear that contact tracing will magically disappear over the summer months. The best way to ensure your student does not get the frequent and very annoying close contact notification is to consider vaccination. All Alaskans 16 and up are now eligible.


**Please think about having your student’s aged 16 and up vaccinated with the 2 dose Pfizer vaccine to help keep them from missing school due to close contact, and to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus**


We were going to try to have a clinic here at WHS but due to a prolonged absence on my end I was unable to coordinate with public health and there is not enough time left in the year to efficiently set one up and complete both vaccines. The best locations to receive the vaccine is at your local pharmacy (please check on the manufacturer Pfizer is the only approved vaccine for 16 and up) or check to see if they are having any larger vaccine clinics with capstone or public health over the coming months.


Medication pickup:

If your student takes a medication daily or as needed here at school these will need to be picked up on your students last day of school and no later than 5/21/2021. After 5/21/2021 the health office will be CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER. **all medications need to be picked up by a parent or guardian, they may not be transported by the student**


Reminder:

Religious exemptions are a form that is required yearly and may not be obtained for the upcoming school year until July 1st or after and must be provided to the school nurse by the first day of school to avoid exclusion for non-compliance.


Medical documents such as action plans for asthma, anaphylaxis, seizure’s, and medication authorizations and diabetic care plans (and other care plans) are a yearly requirement. These must be provided to the nurse at the beginning of the school year if your child is to take medications during the school day.


As we end this year I want to again remind you of how thankful I am for your patience during this year with the frequent close contacts and with your honesty and forthcoming with positive COVID cases. Your sacrifices have not gone unnoticed, and I greatly appreciate all your cooperation this year!


Jennifer Conrad, BSN, RN

Registered Nurse, Wasilla High School

Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

Phone:(907) 352-8216 Fax:(907) 352-8280

jennifer.conrad@matsuk12.us

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Summer Programs - Migrant & Indian Education Program Students

CTE Summer Intensive Application Survey

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScckVWPUF5GFi_6sTZrRWkVYBJduTVKNc2o8ksJsGr5JvFYfA/viewform


Schools & Times

Colony High School - Introduction to Engines, 8:00-11:30 AM

Mat-Su Career & Technical High School - Intro to Health Careers, 8:00-11:30 AM

Wasilla High School - Intro to Construction Trades, 8:00 - 11:30 AM



The Migrant & Indian Education Programs will offer four Career Pathways courses and four YouCubed mathematics courses June 1st – June 25th. For students ENTERING GRADES 8-11, the following classes will run from 8:00AM - 11:30AM: Colony High School – Introduction to Engines Mat-Su Career & Technical High School – Introduction to Health Careers Wasilla High School – Introduction to Construction Trades For students ENTERING GRADES 6-9, the following classes will run from 9:00AM - 2:30PM: Colony Middle School – YouCubed mathematics program Palmer Junior Middle School - YouCubed mathematics program Redington Junior Senior High School - YouCubed mathematics program Wasilla Middle School – YouCubed mathematics program All courses must have at least 8-10 students enrolled to confirm class offerings. DEADLINE FOR ENROLLMENT: Friday, April 16th More information regarding course details will follow in May.

docs.google.com





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The Warrior Chieftain

2020 Yearbooks Have Arrived!

The 2020 Yearbooks have arrived and we only have 80 copies remaining! 2020 yearbooks can be purchased for $55 with Mrs. Beebe until Tuesday, May 4th then the price will increase to $65.

May 4, 5, 6 yearbooks will be released to SENIORS only during lunches. May 10-17 the rest of the student body can purchase and pick up their pre-purchased copies during lunches.

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Two-year yearbook special - $100 - What a Steal!

Last spring, due to COVID closures we were unable to sell out of our 2020 yearbooks. For a limited time only, you may purchase your 2020 and your 2021 yearbook together for $100. From now until May 20th you may purchase these two books for less than the price sold separately (2020 Books are $70). To purchase this package, you must purchase with Mrs. Beebe in room 134 via check, cash or card (card will have a $2.00 service fee). This is a savings of $35!

Looking for yearbook staff next year!

As we look forward to next year, we are currently in search of motivated, dedicated, reliable students interested in taking yearbook as a class next year. This class is for 10th-12th graders. This class is engaging and challenging. It requires attendance at sporting events and other school events that might take place in the evenings and on Saturdays. Students in this class get to make decisions on the design, color, theme and overall look of the yearbook and they get to be a part of every event that takes place at Wasilla High School. It is an excellent opportunity to get involved, to learn about photography and page design, and to get to know the student body and staff through interviewing. Applications for this class can be picked up in room 134 with Mrs. Beebe. Students can earn 1 credit of English Elective by taking this course, and it can be repeated each year for additional elective credit.

Staff Member of the Month

· Congratulations to our April Staff Member of the Month - Robin Lockwood.

Admin will be buying her a lunch of her choice. Here is what people are saying:

o "Helpful with clear directions when I needed digital media help. During PEAKS testing I saw her interactions with students in the hall and could tell she is making meaningful relationships. Students have great things to say about her teaching."

o "Robin is always helpful and happy to help. She plans extraordinary activities and differentiates so ALL her students are getting what they need. She is awesome!"

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