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Colony Daily News


Daily Announcements


December 1, 2021

Today is Wednesday periods 1-2-3-7


Yearbooks are on sale now. Go to yearbookforever.com to purchase your yearbook for $65.


ASL Honor Society will be meeting in Cappa's room after school today!!! (Dec 1)


Seniors interested in joining National Honor Society at CHS, application packets are available for pickup in the library between December 6th and 16. (Dec 16)


Tri-M will be hosting a Christmas Cabaret on Saturday, December 11th in the theater! Anyone can participate! If you would like to perform a winter themed song, stop by the choir room and pick up a form. You can sing, play an instrument, perform in a group, or whatever you like! Hope you’ll join us in Celebrating the Season! (Dec 3)


PSAT will be Wednesday, February 23 for 9 & 10 graders. Sign up with Ms. Wilson in counseling

(Feb 28)


University of Fairbanks will be here on Wednesday, December 8th during A & B lunch. (Dec 8)


Colin Rankin from the U.S. Coast Guard will be at Colony High School on Friday, December 3 during A & B lunch. (Dec 3)


US Coast Guard will visit CHS during A & B lunch on Friday, December 3rd. (Dec 3)


NHS is having a movie night this Thursday December 2nd from 5:30-7:30 in the commons. We’ll be watching the Grinch and there will be snacks available for purchase.


Cram for the Exam is back! December 13th from 2:30-5:30 NHS and AP ambassadors will be hosting the Cram for the Exam in the library. Get help studying for those final exams! (Dec 13)


Students if you need to make Semester 2 schedule changes you can go to the CHS website under the counseling page and fill out the request form (Dec 16)


Lost a library book and can’t pay for it? Read your way to a clear library account! Read on SORA, available through CLEVER, and show Mrs. Haase in the library. 1 hour read equals one library book cleared from your account! (Does not apply to textbooks or equipment.)


SENIORS

Senior photos are due TOMORROW, December 1st


Every Wednesday and Thursday NHS and AP Ambassadors are tutoring for all subjects, including AP, in the library.


November 30, 2021

Today is Monday periods 4-5-6-7

Yearbooks are on sale now. Go to yearbookforever.com to purchase your yearbook for $65.

Tri-M will be hosting a Christmas Cabaret on Saturday, December 11th in the theater! Anyone can participate! If you would like to perform a winter themed song, stop by the choir room and pick up a form. You can sing, play an instrument, perform in a group, or whatever you like! Hope you’ll join us in Celebrating the Season! (Dec 3)

PSAT will be Wednesday, February 23 for 9 & 10 graders. Sign up with Ms. Wilson in counseling

(Feb 28)

University of Fairbanks will be here on Wednesday, December 8th during A & B lunch. (Dec 8)

Colin Rankin from the U.S. Coast Guard will be at Colony High School on Friday, December 3 during A & B lunch. (Dec 3)

US Coast Guard will visit CHS during A & B lunch on Friday, December 3rd. (Dec 3)

Lost a library book and can’t pay for it? Read your way to a clear library account! Read on SORA, available through CLEVER, and show Mrs. Haase in the library. 1 hour read equals one library book cleared from your account! (Does not apply to textbooks or equipment.)

SENIORS

Cap & Gown orders are due TODAY.

Senior photos are due TOMORROW, December 1st


November 29, 2021

Today is Monday periods 1-2-3-7


Yearbooks are on sale now. Go to yearbookforever.com to purchase your yearbook for $65.


PSAT will be Wednesday, February 23 for 9 & 10 graders. Sign up with Ms. Wilson in counseling (Feb 28)


University of Fairbanks will be here on Wednesday, December 8th during A & B lunch. (Dec 8)


Colin Rankin from the U.S. Coast Guard will be at Colony High School on Friday, December 3 during A & B lunch. (Dec 3)


US Coast Guard will visit CHS during A & B lunch on Friday, December 3rd. (Dec 3)


Lost a library book and can’t pay for it? Read your way to a clear library account! Read on SORA, available through CLEVER, and show Mrs. Haase in the library. 1 hour read equals one library book cleared from your account! (Does not apply to textbooks or equipment.)


SENIORS

Cap & Gown orders are due TOMORROW. ( Nov 30)

Senior photos are due by December 1st


Every Wednesday and Thursday NHS and AP Ambassadors are tutoring for all subjects, including AP, in the library.


November 24, 2021

Today is Wednesday periods 4-5-6-7

Yearbooks are on sale now. Go to yearbookforever.com to purchase your yearbook for $65.

PSAT will be Wednesday, February 23 for 9 & 10 graders. Sign up with Ms. Wilson in counseling

(Feb 28)

University of Fairbanks will be here on Wednesday, December 8th during A & B lunch. (Dec 8)

Colin Rankin from the U.S. Coast Guard will be at Colony High School on Friday, December 3 during A & B lunch.

US Coast Guard will visit CHS during A & B lunch on Friday, December 3rd. (Dec 3)

Lost a library book and can’t pay for it? Read your way to a clear library account! Read on SORA, available through CLEVER, and show Mrs. Haase in the library. 1 hour read equals one library book cleared from your account! (Does not apply to textbooks or equipment.)


SENIORS

Cap & Gown orders are due next week by November 30th.

Senior photos are due by December 1st


November 23, 2021

Today is Tuesday periods 1-2-3-7


Yearbooks are on sale now. Go to yearbookforever.com to purchase your yearbook for $65.


PSAT will be Wednesday, February 23 for 9 & 10 graders. Sign up with Ms. Wilson in counseling

(Feb 28)


University of Fairbanks will be here on Wednesday, December 8th during A & B lunch. (Dec 8)


Colin Rankin from the U.S. Coast Guard will be at Colony High School on Friday, December 3 during A & B lunch.


US Coast Guard will visit CHS during A & B lunch on Friday, December 3rd. (Dec 3)


Lost a library book and can’t pay for it? Read your way to a clear library account! Read on SORA, available through CLEVER, and show Mrs. Haase in the library. 1 hour read equals one library book cleared from your account! (Does not apply to textbooks or equipment.)


SENIORS

Cap & Gown orders are due next week by November 30th.

Senior photos are due by December 1st


November 22, 2021

Today is Monday periods 4-5-6-7

This week is an B,A,B week


Yearbooks are on sale now. Go to yearbookforever.com to purchase your yearbook for $65.


PSAT will be Wednesday, February 23 for 9 & 10 graders. Sign up with Ms. Wilson in counseling

(Feb 28)


University of Fairbanks will be here on Wednesday, December 8th during A & B lunch. (Dec 8)

US Coast Guard will visit CHS during A & B lunch on Friday, December 3rd. (Dec 3)


There will be an informational preseason basketball cheerleading zoom meeting on Monday November 22nd at 3:00 PM. Please see the CHS Basketball Cheer website for the zoom link or contact Coach Hebert with questions. Thanks, and GOO KNIGHTS! (Nov 22)

SENIORS

Cap & Gown orders are due next week by November 30th.

Senior photos are due by December 1st




SAT CHS test dates 2021-2022:

  • August 28th
  • October 2nd
  • December 4th
  • March 12th
  • May 7th

ACT CHS test dates 2021-2022:

  • September 11th
  • December 11th
  • February 12nd
  • April 2nd

*ACT may add dates in the fall/winter; those will be posted when the information is available.

It is possible that CHS may be closed on one or more test dates due to COVID19 outbreak; please check the CHS website often in the days/weeks leading up to testing for updated information.

This Week at Colony

Colony High Activities for the week of Nov 29th – Dec 4th :

Monday- 11/29th -

Tuesday- 11/30th –

Wednesday- 12/1st – Basketball and Basketball Cheer starts

Thursday- 12/2nd – JV Hockey vs Palmer @ Menard Sports Center – 6:15 pm

Friday- 12/3rd – Wrestling @ Grace Christian

Saturday- 12/4th – JV Hockey vs Service @ MAC in ANC – 6:00 pm

Wrestling @ Grace Christian (continued)

SAT TEST

Seniors

Attention Seniors:


Cap & Gown orders are due by November 30th

Senior photos are due by December 1st


Congratulations to the class of 2022!

Our ceremony this year is scheduled for May 18th 2022 7PM @ The Curtis Menard Center.

If you have any questions about graduation, please contact our graduation coordinator, Stephanie Haase 907-861-5538.

Counseling recommended Senior Timeline

Go to Jostens for ordering information.


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:


Questions about yearbooks?


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



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

Clubs

List of Clubs & Activities 2020-2021


Actvitiy - Advisor/Coach Email


Band Jamin Burton jamin.burton@matsuk12.us

Baseball JV-Varsity Jordan Chadwell jordan.chadwell@matsk12.us

Basketball Boys C-JV-Varsity Tom Berg thomas.berg@matsuk12.us

Basketball Girls C-JV-Varsity Jeff Bowker jeff.bowker.ak@gmail.com

Battle of the Books Stephanie Haase stephanie.haase@matsuk12.us

BB Cheerleading JV-Varsity Chris Hebert chris.hebert@matsuk12.us

Choir Kelly Rentz kelly.rentz@matsuk12.us

Close Up Tom Berg thomas.berg@matsuk12.us

Brian McIntosh brian.mcintosh@matsuk12.us

XC Running Boys Norm Rousey coachrousey@hotmail.com

XC Running Girls Rhonda Knopp rhonda.knopp@matsuk12.us

Dance Sabrina Johns sabrina.johns@matsuk12.us

Drama Kelly Rentz kelly.rentz@matsuk12.us

Brian Mead brian.mead@matsuk12.us

E-Sports Christine Duffy christine.duffy@matsuk12.us

FB Cheerleading JV-Varsity Jasmine McEwen colonycheer@gmail.com

Football C-JV-Varsity Robbie Nash rnash@mtasolutions.com

Freshman Class Katrina Nilson katrina.nilson@matsuk12.us

Brian McIntosh brian.mcintosh@matsuk12.us

Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) Jamie Neel Jamie.neel@matsuk12.us

Pat O'Neal Pat.oneal@matsuk12.us

Girls Who Code Traci Sanders sanders.sanders@matsuk12.us

Hockey JV-Varsity Chris Yaskus cyaskus@hotmail.com

Interact Rotary Amanda Cabo-Settle amanda.cabo-settle@matsuk12.us

JROTC Derek Heavener derek.heavener.matsuk12.us

Anthony Petroccia anthony.petroccia@matsuk12.us

Junior Class Sonya Crockett sonya.crockett@matsuk12.us

Kali Boyer kali.boyer@matsuk12.us

Key Club Sara Collison sara.collison@matsuk12.us

Leadership Brian McIntosh mcintosh.mcintosh@matsuk12.us

Marching Band Jamin Burton jamin.burton@matsuk12.us

M. Band Color Guard Kelly Rentz kelly.rentz@matsuk12.us

Nat. Honor Society Lesley Bunch lesley.bunch@matsuk12.us

Nordic Ski / X-Ski boys Mark Strabel mark.strabel@matsuk12.us

Nordic Ski / X-Ski girls David Knopp David.knopp@matsuk12.us

NYO Keith Shepard keithshepard14@yahoo.com

Partners Club Bekki Grinnell bekki.grinnell@matsuk12.us

Pep Band Jamin Burton jamin.burton@matsuk12.us

Poetry Out Loud Trevor Townsend trevor.townsend@matsuk12.us

Competitive Robotics Brian Mead brian.mead@matsuk12.us

Science Olympiad Traci Sanders traci.sanders@matsuk12.us

Joe Simpkins joesph.simkins@matsuk12.us

Senior Class Tom Berg thomas.berg@matsuk12.us

Kristy Johnston kristy.johnston@matsuk12.us

Shooting Team Christine Crump christine.crump@matsuk12.us

Sign Language Kathy Cappa kathy.cappa@matsuk12.us

Skills USA Kelly/Lord/ Trotter ashley.kelly@matsuk12.us

Soccer Boys JV-Varsity Jeremy Johnson jerjohnsozzy@hotmail.com

Soccer Girls JV-Varsity Jeremy Johnson jeremy.johnson@matsuk12.us

Softball Tamara Finley colonyknightssoftball@gmail.com

Sophomore Class Sabrina Johns sabrina.johns@matsuk12.us

Julie Case julie.case@matsuk12.us

Spanish Club Aaron Mitchell aaron.mitchell@matsuk12.us

Student Govt. Shannon Guinn shannon.guinn@matsuk12.us

Swim & Dive Patrick Penoyer patrick.penoyar@matsuk12.us

Emily Worley emily.worley@matsuk12.us

Tennis Susan Brunner susan.brunner@matsuk12.us

Track Boys Charlie Yoder chasyoda@hotmail.com

Track Girls Zoey Whittington xauddinaw@gmail.com

Volleyball C-JV-Varsity Steve Reynolds chsvbg1920@gmail.com

Wrestling JV-Varsity Todd Hopkins todd.hopkins@matsuk12.us

Yearbook Susan Brunner susan.brunner@matsuk12.us

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

  • College and Career Testing Information

    Colony High SAT/ACT testing

    Updated 8/12/2021

    Registration MUST be completed online

    ACT: www.actstudent.org

    SAT: www.collegeboard.org

    CHS Code: 020286

    As of July 31, the College Board has put the following requirements in place for SAT testing:

    1. All students and staff must wear a mask throughout their time in the test center.
    2. Students must pull the mask away from their face during center and room check-in for visual inspection.
    3. Plastic bags will be provided and issued to students in testing rooms so that electronic devices can be stored during testing; students will place their device in its bag and will place the bag in a bin.
    4. Students will be spaced 6 feet apart during testing and will be expected to maintain a 6-foot distance during check-in and breaks.
    5. The College Board has allowed for increased check-in and break time so that these conditions to be met/maintained.

    All tests are on Saturdays. Students need to check-in at CHS at 7:00 the morning of the test. Dismissal time may range from noon to 1:30 depending on the type of test, COVID19 protocols, and/or accommodations for students. As of August 13, College Board requires all students and staff to wear a mask while they are in the building. Test room capacities have been reduced, and additional time has been added to breaks to allow for social distancing as appropriate. Students will be asked to remove their mask briefly at the time of building check-in and individual room check-in for identification purposes.

    SAT CHS test dates 2021-2022:

    • August 28th
    • October 2nd
    • December 4th
    • March 12th
    • May 7th

    ACT CHS test dates 2021-2022:

    • September 11th
    • December 11th
    • February 12nd
    • April 2nd

    *ACT may add dates in the fall/winter; those will be posted when the information is available.

    It is possible that CHS may be closed on one or more test dates due to COVID19 outbreak; please check the CHS website often in the days/weeks leading up to testing for updated information.

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