Colony HS Daily Bulletin

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The Mission of

Colony High School.

Is to inspire academic achievement and personal growth in all our students so that they will successfully participate as active and responsible citizens in our ever-changing world.

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Dance tryouts will be held November 28th-29th at Colony Middle School in the small gym from 2:45-4:30. Please wear appropriate dance clothing and shoes. All students who are trying out must bring a completed Club Participation Form. Please see Ms. Johns for forms and more information. (Nov 29th)


Good Morning. The Colony High School JROTC is putting together a blanket drive to provide blankets to our local veterans in need. As our weather turns colder and colder, and as winter approaches, we begin to dig out our winter clothes and warm blankets. However, there are veterans in our community that instead of digging out their winter gear instead dig in for the cold and bleak winter with no place to call home, not even so much as a roof over their heads. And thus, to help these veterans combat this winter ahead we would like you to help us by donating new or lightly used blankets to our donation box in the Commons area from November 26th through December 7th. Thank you for your donation! ( Dec 7th)


Colony High School Blood Drive will be Tuesday, Dec. 4th. Please sign up for the Blood Drive during A or B lunch all this week. Your blood can make a difference. 16, 17-year-olds can donate blood with parent permission. ( Dec 4th )


Would you like to participate in creating assemblies next semester? How about promoting school spirit? Maybe working or even developing your leadership skills? Swing by Mr. Mac’s room, 1046, and pick up your Leadership application. Applications are due Dec 7th.

Lady Knights Softball is currently selling raffle tickets to help raise funds for the upcoming 2019 season. If you would like to help support the team, please reach out to a softball player or Mrs. Link for tickets.


Tuesday, Nov. 27th- Air Force Reserves will be visiting during both lunches.


Baseline testing is schedule on Today, November 27th at 2:30 PM in room 18. (Nov 27th)


All students must have a parking permit to park in the school parking lot. Pick up the application in the front office


Valley Activities Passes are for purchase for $25. This pass will get a student into every High School Activity in the valley no matter where the activity is held.

Please come purchase your Activities Pass from Mrs. Link or Mrs. Johnston.


Partners Club will be meeting every Wednesday in Mrs. Grinnell’s room, 1059.


The Life Skills class will begin selling popcorn this week. Popcorn will be available every Wednesday and Friday during both lunches in the Commons!



SAT Test Date - Registration Deadline - Late Registration Deadline


December 1, 2018 - November 2, 2018 - November 20, 2018


March 9, 2019 - February 8, 2019 - February 27, 2019


May 4, 2019 - April 5, 2019 - April 24, 2019


June 1, 2019 - May 3, 2019 - May 22, 2019



SAT Test will be offered at Colony High School. First date is December 1st , 2018. Register online at collegeboard.org. If you think you qualify for accommodations, apply when you register. SAT will contact the Accommodations Supervisor who will apply for the accommodations. Accommodations are considered if you have an IEP, 504 Plan, are on insulin, etc. Check the website.


ACT Test will be offered at Colony High School. First date is October 27, 2018. Register online at act.org. If you think you qualify for accommodations, apply when you register. SAT will contact the Accommodations Supervisor who will apply for the accommodations. Accommodations are considered if you have an IEP, 504 Plan, are on insulin, etc. Check the website.


PSAT/NMSQT Test will be offered at Colony High School on October 13, 2018. This is the only time it will be offered this school year. Register by paying on CHS website “school cash”. Make sure to print a receipt and take it to the counseling department for a PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test Booklet. For accommodations, please check College Board. Cost is $30 because College Board has raised their prices for materials. The money also pays for Saturday Proctors.


ASVB Testing is right around the corner…Mark your calendar for Thursday November 1, 2018 from 7:45-11:45 during parent teacher conferences. See Mrs. Crockett in the guidance office for more information.

This Week at Colony



If you are a junior and interested in attending the United States Naval Academy, the application for Summer Seminar is now available and open at USNA.edu. The Naval Academy is ranked as the number one public university by Forbes for 2017 and acceptance to Summer Seminar is highly competitive. Be sure to apply early and see counseling if you have any questions. Additionally, applications for STEM camp are also available and open at USNA.edu for freshmen and sophomores.


The Military and Family Life Counselor is available at Colony High School on Thursdays for all students with Parents or other immediate family-members that are in the military. To schedule an appointment, call 907-440-8277.



Scholarships

Scholarships arriving daily  Most recent ~ Society of Petroleum Engineers Scholarship. Information in Counseling for most scholarships or check the District website daily 

Seniors

Attention Seniors:


Graduation is Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Menard Sports Center. Students will need to attend mandatory graduation practice the morning of the 15th, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.


If you have questions about graduation, please call or email Graduation Coordinator Mrs. McKenney in the Library at prudence.mckenney@matsuk12.us

907-861-5538

Summer Opportunity

For a complete list of scholarship info go to http://www.matsuk12.us/Page/25271. Additional scholarships also available at http://www.matsuk12.us/Page/20286.


Mat-Su Borough School District is planning to hire 30 students ages 16 and up to work with our Operations & Maintenance Department over the course of the summer. Interested students should apply online through the MSBSD website no later than 4:30pm on April 12, 2018. Wages are $10 per hour and there is potential to also earn elective credit.

Yearbooks

Clubs

CHS Athletics

Required Items for all ATHLETES:

SPORTS REGISTRATION ON ARBITER

CURRENT PHYSICAL

IMPACT BASELINE CONCUSSION TEST


All who intend to play sports this year need to make sure they have signed up and have all there paperwork done before tryouts.


These things are mandatory before an athlete may practice:

1. Completed registration on iPlay.
2. You may start registering for activities on 7/15/16
3. Current Physical that will last the entire season, including state competition. (Physicals are good for one calendar year)
4. Baseline Impact Pre-concussion test. Athletes that have taken the baseline test, in the Mat-Su, do not need to take it again.

College Visits:

See counselors in the Counseling Office to pick-up mini flyers for upcoming University Visits, upcoming ASVAB/PSAT/SAT/ACT information, Tutor Request Forms, and any questions about I-Student.

Scholarship and Financial Aid Information

Colony High website: https://www.matsuk12.us/Page/20286

District website: https://www.matsuk12.us/Page/25271


UAA is offering “Academic Insights” to help juniors and seniors learn more about their programs. Students can tour their campus, learn about majors and meet program faculty. Events are held evenings and weekends. Upcoming events are scheduled for the College of Business and Public Policy, Community and Technical College, and the College of Health. More information is available at https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/admissions/academic-insights.cshtml.


The Alaska School Counselor Association (AkSCA) Scholarships

For online application process and directions, visit the AkSCA website.

More information about the scholarship along with the application information is found here: Mahin and Saifulla Salemy High School Scientific Scholarship


Scholarships arriving daily Most recent ~ Society of Petroleum Engineers Scholarship. Information in Counseling for most scholarships or check the District website daily J


AK Native Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship


AK Peace Officers Association (APOA) Scholarship


Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship


The American Indian College Fund offer two scholarship programs, TCU and Full Circle scholarships, each with their own deadlines and requirements. Please review the Scholarship Programs page to determine the program(s) to which you are applying. In some cases, a student may be eligible to apply for both. For more info, please go to http://collegefund.org/student-resources/scholarships/how-to-apply/.



The JJ Klein Scholarship supports Alaskan high school graduates pursuing post-secondary education; however, with a unique caveat. Preference will be given to applicants with a GPA from 2.0 to 3.2; those with GPAs above 3.5 will not be considered. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need. The JJ Klein scholarship will provide a one-time award of up to $10,000. JJ Klein Scholarship Deadline: April 26, 2018 at 5pm AKST.

FAFSA information

Testing

SAT Test Dates 2018–2019

2018-19 SAT Test DateRegistration DateScores Back Date**

Saturday, December 1, 2018November 2, 2018December 14, 2018

Saturday, March 9, 2019February 8, 2019March 22, 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019April 5, 2019May 17, 2019

Saturday, June 1, 2019May 3, 2019July 10, 2019


come early to be admitted. The sooner we get started, the sooner we get out. You MUST have an official photo ID (Passport, driver's license, government card, etc.), admissions ticket. Also, bring a calculator, #2 pencils, snacks and beverages. Try to arrive at 7:30 AM. Enter by the side door near the dumpster and portable classroom.

Colony HS Program of Studies

Community Feedback Survey Forms

Please visit http://www.matsuk12.us/domain/5312 for student, parent, and staff surveys.

Colony High School Report Card

Parents,

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 the following link at:

http://www.matsuk12.us/cms/lib/AK01000953/Centricity/domain/100/compliance/CHS_REPORTCARDX.pdf

If you would like a written copy of your school’s report card, please contact: Kama Petty at 907-861-5576.

Facebook Colony High School, Palmer Alaska

Parents and Guardian:


Feel free to join our Colony High School Facebook page. We will be posting our CHS Daily Bulletin, upcoming events, and some of the results of all of the great things happening at CHS. Thank you again for your continued support. I hope all is well . . . Go KNIGHTS!!!


Brendon McMahon (principal)

CHS Weather Station

Parents, Students, and Families—ever wish you knew the "weather" right here at CHS? We have a weather station now and you can click on this link to get updated weather information! http://www.matsuk12.us//site/Default.aspx?PageID=22853

Security Gates

Attention students: this is a reminder to gather your belongings from your school locker at 02:15 p.m. as the security gates will be dropped and locked at the end of school each day. 5/20

Alaska Guide

The Alaska guide has created a no-cost resource dedicated to higher education in Alaska. The Alaska guide includes a complete look at the state's community colleges, public universities, private colleges, technical schools and distance learning options. Our proprietary search tool allows quick and accurate searching by institution type, setting, size, city and cost. http://www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org/online-colleges-in-alaska/ 12/19

Fundraising Opportunity

Fund-raising opportunity: In conjunction with Carrs/Safeway, Colony families have the opportunity to sign up their Safeway card with escrip. For a power registration with the group number and info go to www.escrip.com to get signed up. From there, Safeway keeps track of groceries bought, then gives Colony a portion of the total spent. This is an awesome way for our families to help fund raise for us. All we do is go shop!

Brendon McMahon, CHS Principal