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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Parent Resource Web Page

https://www.matsuk12.us/Page/44558

The link provides parents with access to tutorials and resources that have been curated by our EdTech team



For an appointment please call the front office at 907-861-5500



This year's Graduation ceremony will be held virtually on May 13th, 2020. More information will be posted as details become available. We are working very hard behind the scenes to ensure we honor our seniors in a meaningful way!

If you have any questions about graduation, please contact our graduation coordinator, Stephanie Haase.


Colony High SAT/ACT testing update:


SAT

As of today (3/16/20), the College Board has canceled both the March 28 make up date AND the May 2 regularly scheduled test date for the SAT. Students who were registered for March 14, or who re-registered for the March 28 make up or who were registered for May 2, will receive refunds.


The next scheduled SAT is June 6. That test is NOT offered at CHS, but may be available elsewhere.


Please check Collegeboard.org for further information and updates. SAT is in the process of trying to schedule additional testing dates, and if they do so, one or more MAY be offered at CHS. Updates will be posted on the CHS website as they become available.


ACT

Also as of today (3/16/20), the ACT organization has canceled the April 4 ACT. Students should be notified about moving registration from the April 4 test to dates for ACT testing in June and July. Those tests will NOT be offered at CHS. Again, any updates will be posted here, and students can check the ACT website for more information.


YEARBOOK ORDERS HAVE ENDED! If you missed the deadline and would like to be put on the WAITING LIST, email susan.brunner@matsuk12.us.

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 Mondays 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 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Menard Sports Center. Students will need to attend mandatory graduation practice the morning of the 13th.


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

907-861-5538



Attention Seniors:

All Senior Pictures are due to the Yearbook Staff by December 1st, 2019. You can submit your Senior Photo by email at colonyhighyearbook@gmail.com

Please be sure to include your full name with the photo.

Honor your senior by purchasing a Senior ad! Full and half pages are available. Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectTask to purchase your Senior's page!

Attention Seniors:

All Senior Quotes are due by December 1st, 2019.

You can submit your Senior Quote by email at colonyhighyearbook@gmail.com or by bringing in a hardcopy of your quote to Room 0012.

Quotes: Please make sure your quote is accurate and appropriate. Also include your name with this information.

Attention Parents|Guardians|All Students:

Purchase a yearbook for $65 at ybpay.lifetouch.com. The code is 13972820.

Or, you can search by school name, city and state at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectTask

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Susan.Brunner@matsuk12.us.

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

Attention Parents|Guardians|All Students:

Purchase a yearbook for $65 at ybpay.lifetouch.com. The code is 13972820.

Or, you can search by school name, city and state at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectTask


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Susan.Brunner@matsuk12.us.

Clubs

CHS Athletics

HOW TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES AT COLONY HIGH SCHOOL

NEW TO COLONY ATHLETICS:

  1. Create a parent and student account on www.PlanetHS.com (link accounts)
  2. Must have a current Physical (upload to Planet HS)- good for 18 months
  3. Take a Baseline IMPACT Concussion Test (see below for dates/time/location)
  4. Pay Sports Fee ($200)- MSBSD Website- Schoolcash Online -$200 for the 1st and 2nd sport, $100 for 3rd, and $500 cap per student per year

RETURNING TO COLONY ATHLETICS:

  1. Update your parent and student accounts on PlanetHS.
  2. Upload physical (if needed) on PlanetHS
  3. Pay Sports Fee ($200)- MSBSD Website- Schoolcash Online -$200 for the 1st and 2nd sport, $100 for 3rd, and $500 cap per student per year

Baseline IMPACT Concussion Test Dates/Times/Locations:

All students are required to take an Baseline IMPACT Concussion test once in their high school career.

This test is a timed test and will begin promptly at the start time.

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

2019-20 SAT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

Test DateRegistration DeadlinePhone/Online Late Registration DeadlineOnline Score Release

June 1, 2019May 3, 2019May 22, 2019July 10, 2019

August 24, 2019July 26, 2019August 13, 2019September 6, 2019

October 5, 2019September 6, 2019September 24, 2019October 18, 2019

November 2, 2019October 3, 2019October 22, 2019November 15, 2019

December 7, 2019November 8, 2019November 26, 2019December 20, 2019

March 14, 2020February 14, 2020March 3, 2020March 27, 2020

May 2, 2020April 3, 2020April 21, 2020May 15, 2020

June 6, 2020May 8, 2020May 27, 2020July 15, 2020


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.


2019-2020 ACT Test Dates


Test DateDeadlineLate DeadlineOnline Score Release*

Sept 14, 2019Aug 16, 2019Aug 30, 2019Sept 24; Oct 10, 2019

Oct 26, 2019Sept 20, 2019Oct 4, 2019Nov 12; Nov 26, 2019

Dec 14, 2019Nov 8, 2019Nov 22, 2019Dec 24, 2019; Jan 7, 2020

Feb 8, 2020Jan 10, 2020Jan 17, 2020Feb 18; Mar 3, 2020

Apr 4, 2020Feb 28, 2020Mar 13, 2020Apr 14; Apr 28, 2020

June 13, 2020May 8, 2020May 22, 2020June 23; July 7, 2020

July 18, 2020**June 19, 2020June 26, 2020July 28; Aug 11, 2020

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