Colony HS Daily Bulletin
"Excellence for All"
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.
Monday Jan. 14th, a representative from Alaska Air National Guard will be here during both lunches with information for any interested students. ( Jan 14th)
There will be an NYO informational meeting on Wednesday, January 16th in Mr. LeCount's room, 1056, during Advisory. Please attend if you plan to do Native Youth Olympics this year, or if you are interested and would like to learn more. You do not have to be Native to join NYO...everyone is welcome! See Mr. LeCount for a pass. ( Jan 16th)
IF YOU WERE TAKING GOVERNMENT 1st SEMESTER AND YOU HAVE NOT RETURNED YOUR TEXTBOOK TO THE LIBRARY – PLEASE DUE SO ASAP. 2nd SEMESTER STUDENTS NEED THEM RIGHT AWAY!
There will be an eSports meeting during Advisory on Thursday during Advisory and see Mr. Sawyer in room 0012 for a pass ( Jan 17th )
Baseline Concussion Testing for Spring Sports will be held on:
Feb. 20th, 21st, 25th, and 26th at 2:30 (sharp) in Room 18.
Freshmen and new students that they need to take this before they tryout or attend the first day of mandatory practice.
Join Girls Who Code Club Wednesdays after school, room 1044, Mrs. Sanders
Sign up for Poetry Out Loud in the Library. The CHS Poetry Out Loud Competition is January 16th at 6:30 PM in the Theater. (Jan 16th)
Partners Club will be meeting every Wednesday in Mrs. Grinnell’s room, 1059.
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.
SAT Test Date - Registration Deadline - Late Registration Deadline
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 arriving daily Most recent ~ Society of Petroleum Engineers Scholarship. Information in Counseling for most scholarships or check the District website daily
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Required Items for all ATHLETES:
SPORTS REGISTRATION ON ARBITER
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.
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.
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
Colony High School Report Card
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:
If you would like a written copy of your school’s report card, please contact: Kama Petty at 907-861-5576.
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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!!!
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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
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
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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!